We all know his name. We all know where he lives. We all know where he bowls. Social media has absolutely exploded in the 15-or-so hours since New York City announced its first confirmed Ebola case. New Yorkers have had much to say about the city's response (de Blasio's got this, btw), the fear-stok ... More >>
Even if you're not lucky enough to be getting "no sleep 'til Brooklyn," you still have a chance to stay up in anticipation of seeing an amazing VMA artist perform for an even more amazing cause. Time Warner Cable and Lifebeat --an organization that has been dedicated to educating youth about HIV/AID ... More >>
Attention, anybody who still thinks CMJ is about concerts and wild nights: it's time for last call. One final dose of tech, marketing, and legal wisdom will be dispensed to registered attendees during the panel discussions hosted at NYU's Kimmel Student Center all day today. Sure, it starts earlier ... More >>
Yesterday, the Voice reported on New York's tech industry, said to be the fastest growing in the U.S., according to a just released study. Now with some good news came some bad news. Sure, the recession didn't prevent 486 tech companies from starting here since 2007, nor has it slowed the flow of ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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Oh MSG Network, you're milking this thing for all it's worth, aren't you? Now that Jeremy Lin has become the biggest sports story for casual and non-sports fans since Tiger Woods got his putter in a jam, the totally uncharacteristic love for the Knicks this city is suddenly gripped by couldn ... More >>
A very different hostage situation.EV Grieve had a bizarre story yesterday about a crooked super in the East Village who's been holding a cable box hostage. And not just any cable box, but a node that controls the cable and internet for multiple buildings in the East Village. The super was al ... More >>
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 >>
Following revelations that he made political contributions in what's apparently a direct violation of MSNBC's Code of Ethics, Keith Olbermann has been indefinitely suspended from MSNBC. If there's any other way to react to a media bombshell like this other than "Wow," we'd sure like to know.
The standoff between Fox parent company News Corp. and Cablevision has ended after a two-week blackout, with local Fox affiliates restored to local television sets just prior to Saturday night's World Series game three. Today, New Yorkers can watch the Jets vs. Packers. Life is sports.
Projected rendering of Target: "Screechy."One of the two most important pieces of writing advice anyone who aspires to write will ever hear is, "Write what you know." Unfortunately, this is diametrically opposed with the other most important piece of writing advice anybody has ever heard, "Fa ... More >>
After weeks of high-stakes brinksmanship and a last-minute extension, Time Warner Cable cut a deal Friday night to pay an unspecified per-viewer fee to transmit Fox programming from News Corporation-0wned stations broadcasting in New York, Los Angeles, and a number of other major cities. Fox ... More >>
We mentioned Monday that Congressman Eric Massa (pictured) has been pushing a bill to outlaw tiered internet service, inspired by Time Warner Cable's attempt to introduce higher rates for heavy users in Rochester, New York, part of Massa's district, and two other jurisdictions. It looks as if Time W ... More >>
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