Developers love it when kids code games. That’s why Kik Messenger invited NYC Generation Tech to its mobile game jam this weekend.
Since a smartphone is such an attractor for thieves, what if you couldn’t sell a used one without proof of ownership? That’s the idea behind a new bill introduced Friday in the New York State Legislature.
Sometimes you just have to sleep on the street for two weeks to get a new iPhone.
New York City may still lag behind Silicon Valley in tech, but this may not be the case for long.
No, they’re not homeless people. At least, not your standard variety. Rather, they’re waiting in line for the rumored new iPhone — five days before it will even be announced. And, of course, there’s no guarantee it will be available immediately.
Guest Post What do a major social network, happening news website, and a rising database company have in common? They are all ‘Made in New York.’
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.
In its quest to keep residents as informed as possible, New York city is teaming up with neighborhood social network Nextdoor.
Twitter plotted all geo-tagged tweets for key global locations on a map. And the result is big data come to life — and a vision of how we move, where we live, and where we congregate in the largest numbers.
The number one magazine provider in Apple’s Newstand has now added 20 new magazine from American Media to its stable of 1,800 magazines for digital sale.
IAC chairman Barry Diller has expansive plans for his Internet TV service, Aereo — including, eventually, original programming.
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.
Mobile phone theft is a massive and growing problem, accounting for more than 40 percent of all thefts in San Francisco in 2012. But is that a good thing for mobile carriers like AT&T and Verizon?
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.
New York VC Fred Wilson shared his thoughts today on what makes good founders and what you shouldn’t do in a pitch meeting.
More New York City commuters can now get cell phone service underground — for better or for worse.
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.
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.
Guest Post Silicon Valley and New York City are both bustling hubs of tech innovation — and equally attractive for job-seeking techies.
NYU will create a Center for Data Science composed of faculty from across the university and will offer a variety of graduate-degree programs to its students.
Kickstarter has finally launched an iOS application that gives you access to many of the site’s core features, including tracking projects you’ve started or funded, commenting on projects, and the ability to find new things to fund.
Popular handmade-goods marketplace Etsy has shared some eye-popping stats about its performance in 2012, with CEO Chad Dickerson calling it a “breakthough year.”
MTA Subway Time is a new app that can tell subway riders in New York when their train is arriving in real time.
Looking for a free $250k? All you have to do is move to Lower Manhattan (and win this competition).
Handmade marketplace Etsy has launched a cool new Android app to help connect mobile buyers.
The Startup Genome has analyzed 50,000 startups around the world to create what it is calling the first “data-driven ranking” of the top 20 tech hubs on the planet.
iPhone app LocalSpin raises $250K for its friend-based restaurant recommendation engine.
New York-based blogging powerhouse Tumblr is using its influence for good and partnering with Brandon Stanton, the storytelling sensation behind Humans of New York (HoNY), to not only raise money for the victims of Superstorm Sandy but to also document the stories behind the storm.
Here’s why extreme weather condition are not flustering New York City’s entrepreneurs
NYC-based Lerer Ventures is officially announcing its third, $36 million fund — the firm’s largest one so far.
Editor’s Pick Aiming to remind New Yorkers just how receptive the city is for startups, Mayor Michael Bloomberg stopped by Boxee’s headquarters today to discuss a variety of technology initiatives happening here.
Editor’s Pick The internet has fundamentally changed the experience of Fashion Week and made it accessible to all.
Editor’s Pick Jack Dorsey confessed something on stage here at Techonomy Detroit today: He hacked into the world’s largest dispatch company’s email system in order to get a job.
Sprint will launch 4G LTE high-speed data in another 100 cities, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Boston, in the “coming months.”
Silicon Valley is joined at the hip with San Francisco, and the hip is hugged by two major vein and artery lines: the 101 and the 280. Fortified and expanded, the Bay Area technology hub won’t go down without a fight.