Information Technology Sector

  • News

    March 5, 2014

    Will Success Spoil Astor Place?

    The "tremendous irony" of moving Midtown to the East Village

  • Voice Choices

    August 28, 2013


    Relive Garry Kasparov’s match against a super-computer

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    The Pirate Bay: Soon To Be Banned?

    The Pirate Bay has taken some hard hits in the past few months. Though the file-sharing site announced in February that it would delate torrents and move entirely to magnet links, law enforcement has continued to mobilize against the operation. In March, for instance, a leaked doc suggested Swed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Taiwanese iPhone Manufacturer Replacing Chinese Laborers with Robots After They Keep Committing Suicide

    ​Foxconn, makers of the iPhone as well as products for Sony, Nokia, Dell and Hewlett Packard, plans to automate much of its manufacturing load. Last year they doubled wages after more than a dozen workers at its plant in southern China committed suicide. It was so bad, the factory had to insta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Here's the Inevitable Animation of the Live-Tweeting of the Osama Bin Laden Raid

    The latest course of news, as often as not, involves a path from Twitter to the mainstream media, and then, a day or so later, the appearance of a palatable cartoon version, all the better with which to digest your Internet. Sohaib Athar, or @ReallyVirtual, is the IT consultant who unknowingly live- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    "Who's My Landlord?" App Loses, But Still Useful!

    ​Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced the winners of the second-annual NYC BigApps 2.0 Competition on Thursday night. This cool city-run competition gives out cash prizes to software developers who use city data sets to build apps that make it easier for people to navigate the city. Unfortunately, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Bloomberg and Zuckerberg: Power Pair Talk Facebook

    ​Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have just hired a "hot" Chief Digital Officer -- Rachel Sterne, New York City's first -- but who better to explain social media to him than Mr. One Billion Dollars himself? Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (no relation) sat down with the mayor while he was in town to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2010

    Groupon Brushes Off Google's $6 Billion Offer

    ​Six billion dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? Groupon, the Chicago-based mega-start-up of online group coupons (get it?), turning down a six billion dollar offer from SkyNet Google. The tech giant has more money than God and often uses it to snap up smaller companies. But often, they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    HP CEO Mark Hurd Resigns After Sex Harassment Probe

    ​Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd has reportedly resigned after an investigation of sexual harassment claims made by a former contractor. He'll be replaced by CFO Cathie Lesjak on an interim basis. While the company says that the investigation found no violations of sexual harassment policy, HP s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    City Has $$ for Computer Consultants, Not for Firehouses: Daily News

    Daily News columnist Juan Gonzalez has a new chapter in his ongoing series on the kind of waste in government that somehow flies below the radar when Team Bloomberg goes looking to cut the budget. Today's episode reveals that the city is paying $3.5 million a year to outside computer consultants who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2010

    Carly Fiorina Presents Demon Sheep II: Bring Me the Giant Floating Head of Barbara Boxer

    ​And now there are 8 ads weirder than Carly Fiorina's "Demon Sheep." "No-one knows from whence it came," according to the voice over for Fred Davis' latest shot at viral glory (video after the jump), but the giant floating head of Barbara Boxer (who is referred to here as "it" by the narrato ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Here Is A Mix Compiled by Mary Pearson, of High Places and Transformation Surprise

    ​Courtesy of the always excellent No Conclusion blog. The theme is "music that inspires my solo music by process and intent. This is the kind of stuff I listen to when my inspiration well is running a little dry," meaning this is more of a

  • Columns

    September 15, 2009

    Daniel Craig at a Gay Club!

    Fashion Week, Idol chatter, a gesture toward Liza. By Michael Musto

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    I'm On The Cover of Paper!

    ​Well, a mock cover made up at the party Paper had for their 25th anniversary the other night (along with HP and their fabulous ink cartridges). First of all, let me say what an amazing job the mag's Kim Hastreiter, David Hershkovits, Mickey Boardman, and Drew Elliott did in pulling together ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Happy 12:34:56 7.8.09!

    Did you miss it? We're on our second glass of champagne and waiting for signs of the apocalypse. So far nothing, though we hear a guy in Camden died after falling into a vat of hot chocolate. We're not Bible scholars but that must mean something. Let's check Drudge: DOMINATE: GOOG PLOTS DEATH BLOW T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Clip Job: Computers Taking Over World, 1963 Edition

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesNovember 21, 1963, Vol. IX, No. 5The Little Machine That Couldn'tBy Mary Perot Nichols...A recent story in the New York Times headlined "Electronics Ends Housing Muddle"...could easily have led the unwary reader to believe that it was all coming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Press Explores Health of Osama, Steve Jobs

    The press is demanding more heath information on Steve Jobs, who yesterday announced he was taking a leave of absence from his Apple CEO duties due to health issues. Jobs characterized these issues as nutritional, but some doctors speculate that the pancreatic cancer survivor may have chronic pancre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Jobs Says He's Only Sorta Sick, Apple Stock Rises

    Concerns about the health of alarmingly thin pancreatic cancer survivor Steve Jobs have been so widespread and volatile that when some guy on the internet floated a rumor in October that the Apple CEO was in the hospital, the company's stock dropped five points. Now Jobs has admitted to the Times t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Blogger Plants Jobs Health Rumor, Apple Stock Tanks

    Mm, serendipity: we were just talking about schadenfreude over the fate of our corporate masters, and here we find some blogger briefly caused Apple's stock to drop more than five points by "reporting" that Steve Jobs went to the hospital with "chest pains," according to the New York Times. The rep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2008

    Law & Order: Special Marketing Unit

    The New York Post says Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was seen in an IBM commercial during a telecast of the British Open. We have found the script for a long version of the spot. It portrays a 911 call and its heroically successful followup with details that scream New York, at least to IBM executiv ... More >>

  • Screens

    June 21, 2005

    Blue Chipping

    In 23 million years, Google will fall to the rebellion. And no, we don't mean 'Ask Jeeves'

  • Film

    November 23, 2004
  • Music

    September 28, 2004
  • News

    August 24, 2004

    Cowhide Logic

    Not asking for much? Gateway's cheap laptops are (finally) worth a look.

  • News

    August 10, 2004

    An iPod for Your Eyes

    Portable video looks great, and in a couple of years it may be affordable

  • Film

    May 25, 2004

    Dirty Harry

    The wizard of id: Orgasmic spells and naughty wand usage in a hormonal third installment

  • News

    March 30, 2004

    Scan Artists

    Peripherals: how to get your old-school scanner working with OS X

  • News

    January 27, 2004

    New York AG Takes on Grand Theft Auto

    Popular Video Game Instructs Players to 'Kill the Haitians'

  • Books

    November 18, 2003
  • News

    July 29, 2003
  • Music

    June 24, 2003
  • Books

    June 24, 2003

    The Broom of the System

    Give 'Em Hell, Harry!

  • News

    April 29, 2003

    VoIP a Dope

    The Current Quality of Low-Cost Calls Over the Net

  • News

    October 15, 2002
  • News

    October 8, 2002

    The IBM Link to Auschwitz

    Researchers Uncover Records of the Company's Work at Death-Camp Complex

  • News

    March 26, 2002

    Final Solutions

    How IBM Helped Automate the Nazi Death Machine in Poland

  • News

    February 13, 2001

    Verizon Gets Earful

    Customers Squawk Back Over DSL Service

  • News

    October 31, 2000

    The Incredible Shrinking Internet

    When Cable Monopolies Rule the Web, Everyone Loses

  • News

    October 3, 2000

    Efficient or Deficient?

    Tenant Cases Snagged on Court's Calendar

  • News

    March 7, 2000

    Click Back

    Privacy Hounds Bring DoubleClick to Heel—for Now

  • News

    February 15, 2000

    Hacking the Future

    Why Code Crackers Will Lead the Digital Age

  • News

    March 2, 1999
  • News

    April 28, 1998