A brand-new website, NSA Haiku, takes words from the NSA’s watchlist of bad words and mixes them up to create weird and wonderful mashups of seditious and subversive haiku. From the resulting works of art, it’s clear that those NSA spooks are very interested in sex and suspicious packages.
The next time you’re driving your electric car through New York City, you may be able to charge up using one the city’s many manholes.
Guest Post These five NYC startups are successfully challenging the way the real estate business is done.
Predictive analytics startup Sociocast has changed course on its main product offering, switching its focus from a developer-targeted prediction API to a simple new app that changes your website based on its audience.
Cell phone and data service is slowly being added to New York City’s subway system. Now Sprint has committed to bring its service to every single station.
Marker’s Row, a New York City-based startup that helps connect businesses, suppliers, and factories in the U.S., has raised $1 million in seed capital.
Editor’s Pick If you’ve ever forgotten to pick up your credit card from a bar after a night out, you know how frustrating it can be. New York City’s Dash wants to make sure that never happens again.
Grand St., an online marketplace for buying “creative technology” products, has taken down its invite-only wall so anyone on the web can check out and buy their products.
New York City startups are making it big — and its making their founders very rich.
Songza, one of the most underrated online music services, has added a paid option for ad-free streaming.
Spotify and New York City are teaming up for the company’s next big move: A bigger NYC headquarters.
Medical appointment business ZocDoc has raised a huge amount of cash and has good traction in its space. But the company has revealed that it has drawn $2 million of a new $55 million convertible debt note.
Foursquare is taking its users back in time with help from the New York Public Library.
LoyalBlocks, a loyalty marketing solutions provider for small and medium sized businesses with physical locations announced today that it had raised $9 million in its first round of funding. The company plans on using the capital injection to expand US operations and continue developing its platform.
A judge has ruled that Airbnb rentals violate New York City’s hotel laws and one man will be fined $2,400 for renting out his apartment on the service.
Sometimes regulation puts the brakes on innovation. Now car-sharing startup RelayRides has suspended its service in New York City after being served with a cease-and-desist letter.
Exciting public-data-search startup Enigma has won TechCrunch Disrupt NY’s Startup Battlefield amid strong competition.
Transportation startups are a hot thing now, but the space is a battleground, and the tension was clear to see onstage today at TechCrunch Disrupt.
The NYPD is taking another step toward tech relevancy by distributing customized Android phones to police officers that can access all sorts of data about criminals.
Editor’s Pick Here is how major health startup ZocDoc is creatively approaching some of its biggest problems.
Big data and analytics startup Sociocast recently shifted its focus from enterprises to small and medium-sized businesses, but the move has already paid off with it serving more than 700 million calls from its flagship Prediction API in just a month.
Ever had to collect thousands of applications and whittle them down to find the best hundred candidates? It’s not an easy task, but DecisionDesk wants to change that.
Square CEO and Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey is already an incredibly successful businessman. But he has even more ambitions including that he wants to be mayor of New York City one day.
Bitly CEO Peter Stern has resigned from the link-shortening startup to “pursue other interests.”
Editor’s Pick How you do remake payphones for the modern age? These five prototypes show a few different ways.
Streaming TV startup Aereo has expanded its coverage area to include parts of New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania — the first major step in a larger rollout that will likely attract more consumers.
Inclement weather on the East Coast has forced Microsoft to cancel its Surface Pro launch event. There might be a trend here.
Hailo, a mobile cab-hailing app, raised $30 million in its second round of funding and plans on opening its services in New York this month. It ill have fierce competition, however, from Uber.
Japanese electronics behemoth Sony has agreed to sell its New York City-based U.S. quarters for $1.1 billion to a group of investors.
Is this the first step in a New York City-wide Google Wi-Fi network? We can only hope so.
With more than 11,000 payphones that need to be replaced by October 2014, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is asking the local tech community to come up with radical new payphone ideas.
Let’s face it: If you’re not a professional event planner, planning a party or event sucks. Enter Fiestah — an online marketplace that promises to connect New York City event planners and vendors.
AT&T is learning a lot about how to build its future network — thanks in large part to New York City.
Sad news today in the New York City startup scene: Brooklyn’s Loosecubes will shut down on Friday after raising $7.8 million in June.
Popular blogging service Tumblr has updated its iPhone app to offer a redesigned dashboard, faster posting, and more detailed notifications.
Here’s why extreme weather condition are not flustering New York City’s entrepreneurs
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Editor’s Pick You’ve seen our top New York City technology influencers, but we also want to spotlight the top 10 most interesting startups the city has to offer.
You gave us your top Silicon Alley tech influencers, now here’s the cream of the crop.
New York health tech startup ZocDoc will soon open its second office in Phoenix, a city not usually known for attracting startups the way San Francisco, Boston, or Chicago does.