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December 31, 2014

NYC May Accept Apple Pay & Paypal for Parking Tickets

When Apple announced Apple Pay in September, the overall implications were immediately evident: mobile payments would take off in a big way with Apple’s muscle behind it. Now it seems that one of the world’s biggest municipalities – New York City – may embrace Apple Pay and other mobile payment methods for folks to pay ordinary parking tickets immediately.

The news comes by way of a report on MarketWatch, which says that New York City’s finance department is looking into implementing a system to accept Apple Pay, Paypal, Bitcoin, [...]

 
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October 9, 2014

Amazon Opening Store in NYC for Some Reason

While we’ve yet to find an official press release, CNBC reports today that online mega-retailer Amazon plans to open a brick-and-mortar store in downtown Manhattan on 34th Street, across from the Empire State Building. The question on everyone’s mind, of course, is “why?”

According to the report, the “experimental pop-up store” will open in time for the holiday – and tourist – season, and will serve two functions: to act as a small warehouse to aid in same-day deliveries in New York City, and to possibly offer a demo space for [...]

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February 6, 2014

RoboCops: NYPD Testing Google Glass

There’s no question about the world-changing potential for Google Glass, and the barrage of imitative wearables sure to follow. But a new report from VentureBeat published yesterday reveals that Glass is currently being tested for use in the field by the New York Police Department, and the initiative could have radical consequences for life in the Big Apple.

According to the post, the NYPD has recently received a bunch of Glass units through Google’s Explorer Program, and an unnamed law enforcement official offered up this [...]

 
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December 27, 2013

NYC Pursuing Online and Pay-By-App Parking Meters

Yesterday, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s website published a press release to announce that the City was going to start accepting bids for pay-by-app parking systems, bringing one of the metropolitan area’s biggest headaches into the 21st century.

According to the press release, a pilot program for this system is already in place on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, and it’s worked well enough that Bloomberg is ready to bring it to the other four boroughs. Here’s how it all works: parking areas are marked by numbers on [...]

 
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October 1, 2013

Rachel Haot Explains Why NYC Is The Best Place to Start Your Business

Rachel Haot, the Chief Digital Officer in NYC is on stage now at The Next Web Conference in NYC and has shared a bunch of really interesting stats and details about how NYC is becoming a great place to start a business, especially in the tech industry.  Just yesterday, NYC mayor, Michael Bloomberg announced that NYC is now number two in the nation in venture capital funding, right after Silicon Valley, it’s also the second largest tech industry.

A few stats from the presentation include, 2.8B in total VC funding received in [...]

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August 8, 2013

GetTaxi Makes Its Big Apple Debut As Its G-Cars Roll Into NYC

The taxi industry has seen a lot of disruption recently from the entrance of companies like Uber and the recent victory for e-hailing apps, the entire industry is in this flux of sorts.  As technology has advanced, it has left several car service companies high and dry — not able to take advantage of the tech or compete with the Uber’s of the world.  But today, that is about to change.  A company called GetTaxi is launching in New York City today and it’s hoping its army of “G-Cars” will be able to solve [...]

 
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June 14, 2013

Rentenna Makes Apartment Hunting Easier With Building Ratings

I wish I had Rentenna when I was looking for rentals in New York (I may have been able to avoid the complete disregard of my landlord for fixing things).  Rentenna is a Website that rates apartment buildings and neighborhoods by compiling data through open data sources and other sites.  The result is a Pinterest-looking site that gives apartment buildings a score and provides photos and comments about available listings throughout major cities including New York, Boston and Chicago.

Rentenna is set up like a like a typical search [...]

 
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June 6, 2013

New York Taxi E-Hail Apps Officially Get The Green Light

New Yorker’s can now use apps to e-hail taxi’s, according to a new ruling by the appellate division of the New York County Supreme Court.  The ruling which came down today has officially given the green light to the city’s e-hail pilot program, after it had been stalled in court by litigation and a preliminary injunction driven by black-car and livery-drivers.

While this is a major win for the people in New York, there are still some limitations.  Yes, you are now able to hail cabs from your smartphone, however, you [...]

 
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April 30, 2013

UberTAXI Is Back In New York City [Update: Well, Not So Fast]

Uber, the company that has been disrupting the transportation space, specifically when it comes to taxi’s has brought back its e-hail taxi app in New York City.  The company made the announcement on its blog earlier today.

This past Friday, the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission approved Uber as the first participant in a one year e-hail pilot program. This solidifies New York City’s commitment to technology and innovation, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it.

Of course this comes months [...]

 
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February 26, 2013

Outbox Digitizes Snail Mail; Launches in San Francisco

Do you have a pile of junk mail sitting on your counter that you have to sort though?  Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone sort through all of your mail and then digitally send it to you on your mobile device?  Outbox is changing the way mail is delivered and now San Francisco can start using its services.

Outbox, which launched in Austin, Texas in October, is a mail service that enables you to manage your postal mail like email by scanning your mail, digitizing it, and sending the images to your computer or iPad.  Yes, [...]

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