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Street Art for Book Lovers: Dutch Artists Paint Massive Bookcase Mural on the Side of a Building

Bookcases are a great ice breaker for those who love to read. What relief those shelves offer ill-at ease partygoers... even when you don't know a soul in the room, there’s always a chance you’ll bond with a fellow guest over one of your hosts’ titles. Occupy yourself with a good browse whilst waiting for someone to take the bait. Now, with the aid of Dutch street artists Jan Is De Man and Deef Feed, some residents of Utrecht have turned their bookcases into street art, sparking conversation in...
Tags: Architecture, Art, Books, Travel


Netflix to open a production hub in New York and invest up to $100 million in the city

Start spreading the news. Netflix is coming to New York City in a big way. The streaming media service has committed to invest up to $100 million to build a production hub and hire hundreds of new staffers in the Big Apple, according to a statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Netflix’s new production hub will include an expanded Manhattan office and six sound stages in Brooklyn that could bring in hundreds of executive positions and thousands of production crew jobs to New York within the ...
Tags: TC, New York, California, New York City, Tech, E-commerce, Netflix, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Executive, Streaming Media, Big Apple, Governor, East Williamsburg, Empire State Development Corp, Andrew M Cuomo Netflix


Add Craigslist to the tech platforms Russians used to manipulate the 2016 election

In one of the weirder revelations to come out of the Mueller report released this morning, it seems that Craigslist was yet another tech platform used in Russia’s election influence campaign. Facebook? Sure. Instagram? Yup, that too. YouTube? Twitter? Oh my, yes. Even Tumblr makes an appearance (LOL. Tumblr). But Craigslist? Apparently the Russians used the platform (alongside Facebook and the rest) to facilitate their real-life trolling campaigns. The Russian influence operations included thin...
Tags: TC, Facebook, New York, Craigslist, Russia, New York City, Tech, Law Enforcement, Santa Claus, Tumblr, Donald Trump, Trump, Internet Research Agency, Mueller


USDA launches pilot program allowing SNAP recipients to shop for groceries online

The USDA this morning announced the launch of a pilot program that will open up online grocery shopping to those on public assistance. During a two-year pilot program, those receiving SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits — often referred to as “food stamps” — will be able to shop for groceries from online retailers, including Walmart, Amazon, and soon, ShopRite and others. The pilot is live in New York state at launch, with availability that varies by retailer. Amazon’s prog...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, New York, Washington, Government, New York City, Tech, Usda, Walmart, E-commerce, Online Shopping, Houston, Medicaid, WIC, Grocery Delivery, Snap


Gear Travel Bloggers Carry: Jessie Festa Edition

 It’s no secret I can’t get enough travel tech gear and I’m very curious to see what other travelers have in their backpacks as well. On a recent trip to New York City I got a chance to meet up with Jessie Festa to show you the photography gear she packs on every trip. You can see all of the electronics in Jessie’s backpack in the video above. The post Gear Travel Bloggers Carry: Jessie Festa Edition appeared first on foXnoMad.
Tags: Travel, New York City, Tech, Pictures And Video, Jessie, Jessie Festa


Microsoft's Surface Hub 2S Starts at $8,999, Ships in June

The Surface Hub, Microsoft's digital whiteboard designed for conferences and meetings, received a hardware refresh today. From a report: At a press event at Steelcase's swanky New York City hub, the Redmond, Washington company detailed the improved Surface Hub 2S, which boasts a touchscreen that's higher in resolution than the original, plus a 4K front camera that supports video calling, an enhanced 8-microphone far-field microphone array, and other improvements. Surface 2S will ship in June, st...
Tags: Microsoft, New York City, Tech, Surface Hub, Steelcase, Redmond Washington, Surface Hub Microsoft


Microsoft's 85-inch Surface Hub 2S Starts at $8,999, Ships in June

The Surface Hub, Microsoft's digital whiteboard designed for conferences and meetings, received a hardware refresh today. From a report: At a press event at Steelcase's swanky New York City hub, the Redmond, Washington company detailed the improved Surface Hub 2S, which boasts a touchscreen that's higher in resolution than the original, plus a 4K front camera that supports video calling, an enhanced 8-microphone far-field microphone array, and other improvements. Surface 2S will ship in June, st...
Tags: Microsoft, New York City, Tech, Surface Hub, Steelcase, Redmond Washington, Surface Hub Microsoft


Animations Visualize the Evolution of London and New York: From Their Creation to the Present Day

If you’ve ever lived in a metropolis like London or New York, you know the sometimes-disorienting feeling of experiencing several decades—or centuries—at once in the dizzying accretions of architecture, street, and park designs. Or, at least, if you’ve toured one of those cities with a longtime resident, you’ve heard them loudly complain about how everything has changed. Whether you study urban life as a historian or a city dweller, you know well that change is constant in the story of b...
Tags: Google, Maps, England, New York, London, College, New York City, Data, History, Manhattan, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Lenape, Durham NC Follow, London Time Machine, Polly Hudson


Kindbody raises $15M, will open a ‘Fertility Bus’ with mobile testing & assessments

Kindbody, a startup that lures millennial women into its pop-up fertility clinics with feminist messaging and attractive branding, has raised a $15 million Series A in a round co-led by RRE Ventures and Perceptive Advisors. The New York-based company was founded last year by Gina Bartasi, a fertility industry vet who previously launched Progyny, a fertility benefit solution for employers, and FertilityAuthority.com, an information platform and social network for people struggling with fertility....
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, New York, New York City, Articles, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Entrepreneur, Tech, Fertility, United States, Venture Capital, Manhattan, Ivf, Ultrasound


New York City Has a Y2K-Like Problem, and It Doesn't Want You To Know About It

On April 6, something known as the GPS rollover, a cousin to the dreaded Y2K bug, mostly came and went, as businesses and government agencies around the world heeded warnings and made software or hardware updates in advance. But in New York, something went wrong -- and city officials seem to not want anyone to know. [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source] New submitter RAYinNYC shares a report: At 7:59 p.m. E.D.T. on Saturday, the New York City Wireless Network, or NYCWiN,...
Tags: New York, New York City, Tech, Raphael, Department Of Transportation, Northrop Grumman, Stephanie Raphael


Skyview-backed Continuum Global Solutions acquires King TeleServices

Continuum Global Solutions  LLC, which is backed by Skyview Capital LLC, has acquired Brooklyn, New York-based King TeleServices, a provider of contact center services. The seller was AST Financial. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES, CA (April 16, 2019) – Global private investment firm Skyview Capital, LLC (www.skyviewcapital.com) has added to its Continuum Global Solutions Contact Center platform with the acquisition of Brooklyn, NY-based King TeleServices from AST Fi...
Tags: New York, New York City, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, M&a, King, Brooklyn New York, Brooklyn NY, Los Angeles California, EBITDA, Ast, Skyview Capital, Los Angeles Business Journal, CNDT, CGS


'It was just mayhem': The flagship Apple Store on Fifth Avenue reportedly has a bed bug problem (AAPL)

The Apple Store on Fifth Avenue reportedly has a bed bug problem, according to a report from the New York Post. The issue is said to have persisted in the store for nearly a month. Employees were recently told the issue is over and that it was an isolated incident.  Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Apple's 24-hour flagship retail location on Fifth Avenue in New York City reportedly has a bed bug issue that's existed for nearly a month, according to a report from the New York Post. ...
Tags: Apple, Post, New York Post, New York City, Trends, Canada, United States, Fifth Avenue, Apple Store, Aapl, Post Apple, Post One


Silicon Valley's techie uprisings reveal growing support for socialism in tech

As workers at companies from Kickstarter to Gimlet to Vox vote to unionize, and as traditional labor organizers call on game devs and others to organize, Silicon Valley is a lot more friendly to pro-labor policies than ever before. That's partly because tech companies can be terrible places to work, and party because their leaders keep trying to pad their quarterly numbers by selling some truly evil shit to some truly evil organizations, governments and people. And as monopoly has set in, ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Post, Business, Technology, News, Labor, New York City, America, Kickstarter, Silicon Valley, Vox, Gimlet, Ahmad, DSA, Late Stage Capitalism


Fashion Designers in 1939 Predict How People Would Dress in the Year 2000

Some two decades before The Jetsons brought their animated vision of the future to the small screen, the cinemagazine Pathetone Weekly ran a featurette in which the “most famous" fashion designers in the U.S. predicted what the well-dressed woman would find herself wearing in the year 2000. Cantilevered heels, multifunctional garments to go from office to evening wear in mere seconds, tech integrations, dresses made of aluminum and transparent net… As one commenter on YouTube astutely ob...
Tags: Google, Fashion, College, Life, New York City, Madonna, Facebook Twitter, Gisele Bündchen, Clark Gable, Isaac Asimov, George Jetson, Prince Valiant, 100th Anniversary of Germany, Pathetone Weekly


Podcast: Bad Habits and Vices Related to Mental Illness

 Everyone has bad habits. Even your sainted Granny who seems perfect to you has some bad habit that only your grandfather knows about. Bad habits, like everything, exist on a spectrum, from biting your nails to snorting cocaine – and everything in between. In this episode, our hosts discuss bad habits that many people with mental illness seem to have – from smoking, to alcoholism, to drug use and, you guessed it, everything in between.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “90% of people...
Tags: Psychology, Google, New York, New York City, Habits, Stress, Rome, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Addiction, Big Mac, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Ben, Diet Coke, Gabe


How to Take a Picture of a Black Hole: Watch the 2017 Ted Talk by Katie Bouman, the MIT Grad Student Who Helped Take the Groundbreaking Photo

What triggered the worst impulses of the Internet last week? The world's first photo of a black hole, which proved the presence of troll life here on earth, and confirms that female scientists, through no fault of their own, have a much longer way to go, baby. If you want a taste, sort the comments on the two year old TED Talk, above, so they're ordered  "newest first." Katie Bouman, soon-to-be assistant professor of computing and mathematical sciences at the California Institute of Tech...
Tags: Google, Gender, Astronomy, College, New York City, Data, Earth, Mit, Mick Jagger, Cern, The New York Times, Computer Science, Richard Feynman, Judy, California Institute of Technology, Facebook Twitter


Activists say Alphabet’s planned neighborhood in Toronto shows all the warning signs of Amazon HQ2-style breakup

Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation arm of Google's parent company, Alphabet,  plans to build a high-tech neighborhood along Toronto's Eastern Waterfront. Local residents concerned about the company's plan to collect data in public spaces have waged an opposition campaign called Block Sidewalk, which is calling for an end to the project.   The backlash is reminiscent of protests over Google's planned campus in Berlin and Amazon's proposed headquarters in New York City — both of which were aba...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Berlin, New York City, US, Toronto, Trends, Netflix, Canada, Queens, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Dan Doctoroff, Sidewalk Labs, Alphabet


Uber Reveals One of Its Big Vulnerabilities

One-quarter of its business happens in just five cities; 15 percent of bookings happen on airport trips. From a report: About 24 percent of Uber's bookings -- all the money that customers pay through the app and in cash, including driver earnings -- occur in just five cities: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and Sao Paulo. For a company that operates in more than 700 cities, including quite a few giants -- Mexico City, Tokyo, Paris, Lagos, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Mumbai, to name a few...
Tags: London, New York City, Tech, Bill De Blasio, City Council, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, San Francisco Read, New York Los Angeles San Francisco London, Mexico City Tokyo Paris Lagos Hong Kong Seoul


HBO brings winter to New York with Snapchat Lens for 'Game of Thrones'

The Flatiron building has never seen a 23 skidoo like this before.    Starting Sunday, HBO is using Snapcat's Landmarker Lens augmented reality technology to turn New York City's landmark Flatiron building into a giant ad to mark this weekend's "Game of Thrones" season premier.   Snapchat users near the Flatiron in Gramercy Park will be able to access a Lens that transforms the building into a perch for one of the show’s famous dragons (the most terrifying, undead one.) Snapchat ...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, New York, New York City, Advertising, Snapchat, Austin, Buckingham Palace, Eiffel Tower, Evan Spiegel, Lens, Flatiron, Facebook Google, Bobby Murphy, Gramercy Park, Snapchat Lens


Jorge Luis Borges Draws a Self-Portrait After Going Blind

Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), one of the great writers to come out of Argentina, went blind when he was  only 55 years old. As unsettling as it must have been, it wasn't particularly a surprise. He once told The New York Times, "I knew I would go blind, because my father, my paternal grandmother, my great-grandfather, they had all gone blind." In the years following that life-changing moment, Borges never learned braille and could no longer read. But he did continue to write; he served as the ...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Twitter, College, New York City, Harvard, Argentina, Literature, The New York Times, Times, Jorge Luis Borges, Facebook Twitter, William F Buckley, Borges, Strand Bookstore


JetBlue cheap flights to London

Flying across the Atlantic from New York City and Boston is about to become much easier. JetBlue, already a favorite among East Coast travelers for domestic flights, announced Wednesday that it plans to launch direct flights from both cities to London, England, in 2021. The airline plans to fly the Airbus A321LR, a long-range plane built to be both comfortable and efficient for long hauls, on the route from both cities. While it already flies throughout much of North, Central, and South Ameri...
Tags: Travel, Google, New York, London, Boston, New York City, Atlantic, Airbus, East Coast, Cheap Flights, Jetblue, All, London England, North Central and South America, Delta United, Robin Hayes


Terry Gilliam opens up about his 30-year quest to make 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,' which is in theaters for one night only

Director Terry Gilliam opened up to Business Insider about his 30-year quest to make "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote." He explained why he hasn't officially signed on to Apple's series remake of his beloved movie, "Time Bandits." He also shared the reason he doesn't have another movie lined up to make yet. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories.   For the first time in Terry Gilliam's legendary, 47-year career — which spans from being a member of Monty Python, to fantastical movies he's d...
Tags: Apple, London, New York City, Trends, Spain, Brazil, Peru, Johnny Depp, Dennis Hopper, Las Vegas, Terry Gilliam, Rotten Tomatoes, Adam Driver, Patterson, Hopper, Amy


Can the law be copyrighted?

UpCodes wants to fix one of the building industry’s biggest headaches by streamlining code compliance. But the Y Combinator-backed startup now faces a copyright lawsuit filed against it by the International Code Council, the nonprofit organization that develops the code used or adopted in building regulations by all 50 states. The case may have ramifications beyond the building industry, including for compliance technology in other sectors and even individuals who want to reproduce the law. At i...
Tags: Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Texas, Supreme Court, California, Massachusetts, New York City, US, Tech, Georgia, United States, Washington Dc, Michigan, Anna, Copyright Law


Grow with Google comes to NYC

I was raised by a single mom who worked multiple jobs, and despite being generally exhausted, she stressed the importance of hard work and perseverance. Following her example, as a kid not only did I work hard in school, I dove into after-school activities. From there, I received a full scholarship to a prestigious secondary school, and went on to a career here at Google. Today, my passion for creating opportunities for others is rooted in the opportunities afforded to me. That’s why I'm proud t...
Tags: Google, New York, California, New York City, America, Chelsea, Starbucks, Cleveland, Cornell Tech, Albuquerque, Bozeman, Roosevelt Island, Google Today, Learning Center, Grow With Google, Google Hudson Square


Video-meeting unicorn Zoom hit with patent case ahead of IPO: Reuters

2U Inc has agreed to acquire Boca Raton, Florida and New York City-based Trilogy Education, a workforce accelerator that prepares adult learners for careers in the digital economy, for $750 million. Citigroup Global Markets Inc. provided financial advice to 2U on the transaction while Morgan Stanley advised Trilogy Education. Trilogy’s backers included Highland Capital Partners, Macquarie Capital, Exceed Capital, Rethink Impact, City Light Capital and Triumph Capital LLC. PRESS RELEASE LANHAM, M...
Tags: Europe, New York, Mexico, New York City, Trends, Tech, M&a, Morgan Stanley, Reuters, Dan, Google Microsoft, Boca Raton Florida, Citigroup Global Markets Inc, 2U Inc, TWOU, Dan Sommer


2U Inc to buy Trilogy Education for $750 mln

2U Inc has agreed to acquire Boca Raton, Florida and New York City-based Trilogy Education, a workforce accelerator that prepares adult learners for careers in the digital economy, for $750 million. Citigroup Global Markets Inc. provided financial advice to 2U on the transaction while Morgan Stanley advised Trilogy Education. Trilogy’s backers included Highland Capital Partners, Macquarie Capital, Exceed Capital, Rethink Impact, City Light Capital and Triumph Capital LLC. PRESS RELEASE LANHAM, M...
Tags: Europe, New York, Mexico, New York City, Trends, Tech, M&a, Morgan Stanley, Reuters, Dan, Google Microsoft, Boca Raton Florida, Citigroup Global Markets Inc, 2U Inc, TWOU, Dan Sommer


Neurons as Art: See Beautiful Anatomy Drawings by the Father of Neuroscience, Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Art depends on popular judgments about the universe, and is nourished by the limited expanse of sentiment. . . . In contrast, science was barely touched upon by the ancients, and is as free from the inconsistencies of fashion as it is from the fickle standards of taste. . . . And let me stress that this conquest of ideas is not subject to fluctuations of opinion, to the silence of envy, or to the caprices of fashion that today repudiate and detest what yesterday was praised as sublime. - Santi...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Science, College, New York City, Neuroscience, New York Times, Facebook Twitter, Flora, Leonardo da Vinci, Golgi, Ramon, Ernst Haeckel, Roberta Smith, Santiago Ramón


Dissecting what Lyft’s IPO means for Uber and the future of mobility

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Kirsten Korosec and Kate Clark led a deep-dive discussion into Lyft’s IPO and the outlook for the business going forward. After skyrocketing nearly 10% on its first day hitting the public markets, Lyft stock has faded back down towards its IPO price as some investors grow more concerned over the company’s path to profitability (or lack ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Europe, Wall Street, New York City, US, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Getty Images, Chicago, Austin


The UN Wants To Build Floating Cities To Save Us From Climate Change

dmoberhaus writes: On Wednesday, the United Nations convened its first ever round table on floating cities. WIRED was in attendance to hear about one specific proposal -- Oceanix City -- the creation of a co-founder of Blue Frontiers, the for-profit wing of the Thiel-backed Seasteading Institute. This project, he says, is less about libertarianism and more about survival. It sounds like paradise, but many technological, economic, and political hurdles will have to be overcome before it's a reali...
Tags: New York City, Tech, United Nations, Un, Bjarke Ingels, Thiel, Ingels, Seasteading Institute, Oceanix City, MIT Wired


Scriptnotes, Ep 393: Twenty Questions About the Agency Agreement Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August and this is Episode 393 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig is off in London finishing up the sound mix for Chernobyl. So this was originally going to be a repeat episode but a lot has happened this past week with the agency agreement. So instead I wanted to bring on two writers to help us make sense of it all. First, Ch...
Tags: Google, Hbo, London, New York City, Disney, Barack Obama, Dnc, Fox, Netflix, Caa, John, Nevada, John August, East Coast, UTA, Writers Guild of America West



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