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In Hurricane Sandy's Wake, The Internet Says #WeGotThis

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Of the many things that were hard about watching Hurricane Sandy from the West Coast, the worst for me was how easy it would have been to stop watching. But I couldn't make myself turn off the Internet. I watched with my eyes wide open. And I'm glad I did,...
In Hurricane Sandy's Wake, The Internet Says #WeGotThis
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Best Tech Events This Week (Ingenuity, Capital OnStage, Red Innova, PandoMonthly w Daniel Ek of Spotify, Hack 'n Jill, EcoHack)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. The lights...
Best Tech Events This Week (Ingenuity, Capital OnStage, Red Innova, PandoMonthly w Daniel Ek of Spotify, Hack 'n Jill, EcoHack)

Watch VC Tim Draper Pop Dramatically Out of a Car-For Charity!

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Sweet ride, Mr. Draper. (Photo: Screencap) Remember how, once a year, your high school’s assistant principal and algebra teacher and the starting quarterback would all gamely appear in a student-made video, usually to celebrate Homecoming? Naturally, the same thing happens in Silicon Valley!  The team at content discovery startup Undrip...
Watch VC Tim Draper Pop Dramatically Out of a Car-For Charity!
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Publisher Unmasks 'Dummies', Ramps Up Lawsuits Against e-Book Sharers

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John Wiley has identified some of the anonymous individuals it accuses of downloading books like “Vegetable Gardening for Dummies,” and is pushing forward with lawsuits against hundreds of other book-sharing “John Does.” The publisher appears to have been emboldened after a federal court gave it the green light in...
Publisher Unmasks 'Dummies', Ramps Up Lawsuits Against e-Book Sharers

For Some Hurricane Sandy Victims, Thanksgiving Will Be Delivered On Wheels Courtesy Of NYC Food Trucks

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A mobile Thanksgiving brings food to New Yorkers affected by the storm. Weeks have passed since Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast, but some New Yorkers are still dealing with power outages in areas such as the Rockaways and Staten Island. Trendy and gourmet as they may be, some...
For Some Hurricane Sandy Victims, Thanksgiving Will Be Delivered On Wheels Courtesy Of NYC Food Trucks

AT&T continues 4G LTE expansion, plans to light up eleven markets by early summer

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AT&T's 4G LTE isn't the new kid on the wireless block anymore, but that's not to say the network's leapfrogged its growing pains. With almost two years to go before it reaches that end-of-year 2013 expansion target, the carrier's flipping the switch on an additional eleven markets across the...
AT&T continues 4G LTE expansion, plans to light up eleven markets by early summer
Twitter raises stakes in 'who owns your tweets' fight

Time Warner Cable to the rescue as telecom company sends recharge vehicles with WiFi to New York City

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Residents of New York City will find some relief from the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy as telecommunications company Time Warner Cable said that it would be sending multiple vehicles to hard hit areas in Manhattan and Staten Island with mobile charging stations and free WiFi access points to help...
Time Warner Cable to the rescue as telecom company sends recharge vehicles with WiFi to New York City

City Room: 'J-Dimps,' an 80-Year-Old Staten Island Grandmother, Is a Twitter Hit

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A Staten Island grandmother has a big following for her videos and tweets....
City Room: 'J-Dimps,' an 80-Year-Old Staten Island Grandmother, Is a Twitter Hit

Why Time Warner Cable's NYC fiber rollout is nothing like Google's

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Time Warner Cable will spend $25 million to bringing the potential for gigabit broadband to hundreds of New York City office buildings through a fiber to the building rollout. This is awesome. But, it’s absolutely nothing like Google’s fiber-to-the-home buildout in Kansas City despite what multiple press reports may say....
Why Time Warner Cable's NYC fiber rollout is nothing like Google's

World's tallest Ferris wheel set to roll into N.Y.

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Holy moly! New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces that the mega-city plans to build the giant New York Wheel on Staten Island. [Read more]...
World's tallest Ferris wheel set to roll into N.Y.

Sandy Video of The Day (So Far): Helicopters Rooftop Rescues In Staten Island.

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Lots of amazing images and videos from Sandy this week, from both amateur and professional news gatherers. And also from the government: The New York state Metropolitan Transit Authority has been providing plenty of stunning stuff to see. Now comes footage from the NYPD’s aviation and scuba team, which it...
Sandy Video of The Day (So Far): Helicopters Rooftop Rescues In Staten Island.
How Waze's crowd-sourced data helped FEMA deliver the gas after Sandy

Verizon gives phone power, free calls to hurricane victims

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Verizon today deployed a number of Wireless Emergency Communication Centers to areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. The carrier deployed its WECCs on Staten Island, at Monmouth University in New Jersey, and at two locations in Toms River, New Jersey. The WECCs offer public access to device-charging and computer work stations,...
Verizon gives phone power, free calls to hurricane victims

Thief steals iPhone from quadriplegic

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A man who relies on an iPhone to communicate has it stolen from the tray of his wheelchair in the lobby of a Staten Island apartment building. [Read more]...
Thief steals iPhone from quadriplegic

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Tetris pumpkin, giant cardboard ghetto blaster and the world's largest offshore wind farm

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Hurricane Sandy dominated the news cycle this week as the storm surge flooded large swaths of New Jersey and New York, knocking down trees,...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: Tetris pumpkin, giant cardboard ghetto blaster and the world's largest offshore wind farm
Hiding in plain sight: new frog species found in New York City

GOMEX turns on free WiFi network in New York City, curbs coffee-shop hopping

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The Big Apple already has a candy coating of free WiFi, between permanent providers, transient offers, and the million coffee shops (et al) with a router inside. If there were any dead zones left in the city, GOMEX probably has them covered, with its 1,953 free WiFi hotspots now...
GOMEX turns on free WiFi network in New York City, curbs coffee-shop hopping

Can the Bronx become a startup hub of its own?

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The whole world has spent enough time speculating over what will and wont become “the next Silicon Valley,” but no matter what you think, the tech industry as a whole is growing world-wide and that’s what really matters. Being based in NY, I’ve seen first hand how quickly the startup...
Can the Bronx become a startup hub of its own?

AT&T lights up LTE network in St Louis, expands coverage in Staten Island

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AT&T continues to slowly spread its flavor of 4G LTE throughout the land, tonight crossing two St. Louis and Staten Island off of its spring / early summer expansion list. The timing is favorable for anyone that gave up high speed wireless internet access for Lent, however everyone else...
AT&T lights up LTE network in St Louis, expands coverage in Staten Island

Why NYC Drops an 11,875 Pound Ball on New Year's Eve

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The tradition dates back to December 31, 1907, though the balls have changed along with technology. On New Year's Eve, a number of word class cities will harken in 2013 with giant fireworks displays. In New York City, a giant ball suspended above Times Square will slowly descend at midnight....
Why NYC Drops an 11,875 Pound Ball on New Year's Eve

One Week On, Sandy Still Disrupts, But Volunteers Innovate

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Almost a full week after Sandy hit, the East Coast is still struggling to get back on its feet - and the biggest worry now is, as seven days ago, the elements. With the temperature set to drop in the coming days, Mayor Bloomberg yesterday estimated that between 30,000 and...
One Week On, Sandy Still Disrupts, But Volunteers Innovate
Geeks to the rescue: NYC's tech community rallies together for Sandy relief

NYC launches free public WiFi trial, links it to skeevy payphones

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Free public WiFi may be the sort of thing you automatically associate with Starbucks, but starting today, you'll be able to add NYC payphones to that short list. The city's pilot program, just officially launched, aims to spread gratis wireless service to residents of the five boroughs and the...
NYC launches free public WiFi trial, links it to skeevy payphones

Hurricane Sandy Tests Wireless Infrastructure, Forces Carriers To Collaborate

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There is nothing like a disaster to bring people together. In a rare show of decency, AT&T and T-Mobile have teamed up to provide their networks to people affected by Superstorm Sandy this last week. How long will the partnership last and what does it mean for the future of...
Hurricane Sandy Tests Wireless Infrastructure, Forces Carriers To Collaborate

Paintball

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I was up at Columbia University on thursday speaking to Steve Blank's students. Steve did a weeklong version his Lean LaunchPad class at Columbia last week. During the Q&A, a student asked me how I engaged with the startups we invest in. I answered that I planned to play paintball with...
Paintball

AT&T accelerating LTE rollout, targeting 11 new cities

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After launching LTE in a bevy of major cities in early January, AT&T’s expansion took a bit of breather, with Ma Bell turning up the 4G service in only a handful of markets in the ensuing months. But starting in April it’s accelerating its rollout once again, announcing on Monday...
AT&T accelerating LTE rollout, targeting 11 new cities
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