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New York City’s Plan to Bridge the Digital Divide with WiFi

Reporter Rick Karr investigates New York City’s plan to provide free internet access across the city in an effort to bridge the digital divide.

Photo by Walter Karling
Georgia Kral  |  May 17, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A panel of educators and city leaders discussed technological innovation and what it will mean for the city's economic future.
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Michelle Michalos  |  May 15, 2012 5:32 AM | Comments
Two of the CTE schools set to open this fall are the Academy for Software Engineering and the Union Square Academy for Health Sciences.
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Georgia Kral  |  May 14, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The sold-out event was an opportunity to see what student hackers had produced in 24 hours, learn about new resources for those starting their careers, as well as see six demos of new companies or products. VIDEO
Lisa Kudrow awards a Webby to Angry Birds' Peter Vesterbacka for Best Mobile Games during the 15th Annual Webby Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on June 13, 2011 in New York City. Flickr/ The Webby Awards
Georgia Kral  |  May 8, 2012 4:17 AM | Comments
After 16 years, the Webby's still recognize functionality and creativity above technological advances. MetroFocus takes a look at four winners in the Big Apple.VIDEO
Hacker students often work in pairs or teams to write programs and fix bugs. Every Monday, the school goes out for dinner in the city to keep social morale intact. @daniellesucher and @workmajj
Sarah Berson  |  May 2, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A training school and an online marketplace for handmade goods seeks to add diversity to computer engineering and design.
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Christina Knight  |  May 1, 2012 2:35 PM | Comments
A view of One World Trade Center rising comes courtesy of a tech company with international reach, based seven miles away in Hackensack, NJ.VIDEO
Loosecubes' users can share office space in the company's headquarters in Dumbo, Brooklyn. The company, which connects people in need of space to those who have it, was one of TimeInc.'s top 10 NYC startups to watch in 2012.
John Farley  |  April 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Time Inc. has released its second annual list of top start-ups in NYC. Their diverse offerings range from free online coding lessons to ways to create one's own custom beauty product.VIDEO
Mobile DevCamp brings technology enthusiasts together to create new applications and software. This year's conference will focus on developing new functions for cloud technology. Photo by Gillis Cone.
Doris Martinez  |  April 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Cloud computing is projected to create 60,000 jobs in New York in 2012 and a hackathon weekend lets developers play with cloud technology.VIDEO
Mayor Bloomberg congratulates winners of the first BigApps competition. Sponsored by the NYC Economic Development Corporation, BigApps awards funds to tech companies that develop web or mobile applications using city data. Flickr/ Steven Rosenbaum
Georgia Kral  |  April 26, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
MetroFocus speaks with digital entrepreneurs about the challenges in the business of start-ups. VIDEO
Students from across the metropolitan area attended this year's DigiGirlz conference in New York, which featured three break out sessions focused on STEM education, digital branding and careers, and a Microsoft technology showcase. MetroFocus/Michelle Michalos
Michelle Michalos  |  April 25, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Microsoft, the Department of Education and tech leaders encourage high school girls to get involved with technology.VIDEO
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