Technology Sector

  • Voice Choices

    August 28, 2013


    Relive Garry Kasparov’s match against a super-computer

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Hey Techies, Start Your Businesses in New York City. We Promise We're Cool.

    Reading from the same playbook as Texas Governor Rick Perry, Mayor Bloomberg toured the Bay Area this weekend trying to lure tech investors and young grads back east with promises of good times and pretty girls. As if San Francisco was just one extended sequence of Revenge of the Nerds.

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    'Coding 101' Could Be Coming To A NYC Public School Near You

    Mayor Bloomberg has repeated time and time again that he believes New York City will be the next Silicon Valley. And, in some senses, his dream is coming true: SoHo has become a start-up assembly machine, Long Island City is attracting tech-hybrid manufacturers with its large, abandoned warehouses a ... More >>

  • News

    November 7, 2012

    The Costliest Battle in the High-Tech World

    On the front lines of the new Cold War

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Google is Giving Space to Cornell in Manhattan; NYC Still Isn't Silicon Valley -- But It's Getting There!

    Move aside, Silicon Valley! Or, you know, watch your back. New York City is trying to compete with the tech-y town to be the tech center of the universe -- and Google is helping. (FYI: New York City is still second to Silicon Valley, but it's trying!) Today, Mayor Mike Bloomberg joined Google CE ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    New York's Broadband Sucks. Is Anything Being Done To Fix It?

    A study came out yesterday claiming that New York has the "fastest-growing" tech industry in the U.S. That research, conducted by the Center for an Urban Future, sure made a lot of people happy . (Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has long said that the Big Apple needs to become less economically depen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on PIPA and SOPA: Time to Take a Step Back and Start Over

    Listen up, Wikipedia, Google, and all you other folks who shut down websites and changed your Facebook profile pic in solidarity! Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand heard you loud and clear and said this morning that it's time to take a step back and reevaluate PIPA and SOPA. This times well with reports tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Even More Wi-Fi Coming To City Parks

    ​Didn't we hear in June that AT&T was bringing Wi-Fi to parks this summer? Yes! And now we've learned there are even more hotspots on the way. According to a press release announcing the city's renewed deal with Time Warner Cable and Cablevision Systems, 32 parks will be provided with Wi-Fi ... 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

    July 20, 2011

    New York City Is Now the Second Most Techy in the Nation

    ​Yeah, we're not Silicon Valley, no matter what you want to think. (Personally, we have no interest in being Silicon Valley.) Crain's reports, however, that New York City has replaced Boston as the Number 2 tech hub in the nation, with $642.2 million in venture capital funding coming into the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2011

    Royal Wedding Looks Pretty Groovy

    Look at how the Archbishop of Canterbury gets down. Would that this were real, but alas, it's a T-Mobile ad. [] [@_rosiegray]

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2011

    AT&T Buying T-Mobile For $39 Billion

    Strange bedfellows.​And lo, one crappy service provider acquires another. AT&T announced today that it's buying T-Mobile USA for $39 billion from Deutsche Telekom. If the two companies fully merge, the deal will give AT&T another 46.5 million customers in America, pushing it way past Veriz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Kevin Sorbo: Versace Had His Hand Up My Thigh

    ​ Kevin Sorbo, the model who gained fame as TV's "Hercules," served up his misty memories of almost wearing Versace (meaning the man himself), as told on Sirius XM Satellite Radio's "The Frank DeCaro Show". Sorbo said that after he got a job modeling for Versace in Milan, he get a phone call ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    TV With Dirty Words: NY's Public Access Debuts

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 8, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 27 The electric soapbox: 'This is your channel' By Robin Reisig "We spent 10 hours last night taking out all the dirty words -- there must have been 100 fucks and cocksuckers -- and now they want us to put t ... 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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 1, 2010
  • 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

  • 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

    February 11, 2009

    Sirius Debt May Bankrupt Satellite Radio Company

    Many citizens facing a worsening recession are looking at their car dashboards and thinking, "why am I paying for radio?" So Sirius XM, home to Howard Stern and a bunch of other v/o celebs, is facing bankruptcy. The Times says it has $175 million in debt payments due at the end of the month and is ... 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

    July 22, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008

    The FISA Bill: Why Did Four of NY's House Democrats Fold?

    You've got to wonder, after the FISA bill's smarmy slide through the system, how strong New York City's Democratic members of Congress's convictions really are...

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2008

    Hold That 'Sweetheart' Verizon Cable Franchise, Advocates Warn

    A coalition of non-profits and elected officials are banding together in an effort to delay the vote that would award Verizon a new cable franchise for the five boroughs. Though they welcome the competition Verizon would bring with its FiOS to a cable market dominated by Time Warner and Cablevision, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    Top 10 Reasons Why NSA Wiretapping is Bad For America

    It’s high noon for the Bush Administration’s program of wireless wiretapping. The administration is currently in secret negotiations with the House of Representatives over the issue of legal immunity for telecom companies that cooperated with legally dubious wiretaps. A new book by New York Tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2008
  • 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
  • News

    August 24, 2004

    Cowhide Logic

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

  • News

    August 3, 2004

    TXTmobs take on the GOP

    Protesters spend real bucks, save real headaches with text messaging

  • Film

    May 25, 2004

    Dirty Harry

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

  • News

    May 25, 2004

    Chip Shot

    Get real cash from Pentium suit? Get real.

  • News

    March 30, 2004

    Scan Artists

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

  • News

    February 17, 2004

    Mob Bell

    How Tele-Savvy Wiseguys Bought a Midwest Phone Company

  • News

    December 16, 2003

    Battle Chips

    How to Choose the Right PC Microchip

  • News

    July 8, 2003

    Showdown for the Phone Union

    With a Nod From Washington, Verizon Prepares for Battle

  • 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 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

    August 29, 2000

    Broadband for the Masses

    Vermont Puts New York to Shame

  • News

    March 7, 2000

    Click Back

    Privacy Hounds Bring DoubleClick to Heel—for Now

  • News

    July 13, 1999

    Fortune Teller

    An Interview With Silicon Valley Voyeur Po Bronson

  • News

    June 8, 1999

    Europe Unplugged

    The Global Village Protests Its Connection Fees

  • News

    September 29, 1998

    Cable-Ready or Not

    Giuliani and the City Council Fight for Control Over Franchises

  • News

    April 28, 1998
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