Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | It Started With a Jolt: How New York Became a Tech Town Supported by BySteve Lohr Feb. 22, 2019 Euan Robertson started his job with New York City’s economic development team at an ominous moment. It was Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, the day Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy and ignited the financial crisis. Mr. Robertson made his way through City Hall’s sprawling open office to a conference table, where he huddled with top advisers to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “No one knew what was going to happen or how bad it would be,” Mr. Robertson recalled. “But everyone agreed we’d better come up with a plan.” The plan that emerged called for developing tech start-ups and tech workers in New York. The goal, Mr. Robertson said, was to “build a talent … [Read more...] about It Started With a Jolt: How New York Became a Tech Town
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Amazon has canceled its plans to build part of its second headquarters, or HQ2, in New York City. The company was supposed to introduce around 25,000 new employees and a multi-billion-dollar headquarter site to Long Island City, Queens. In its announcement on February 14, Amazon said concerns from local and state politicians compelled the company to rethink its plan. Over the last three months, many New Yorkers have vocally opposed HQ2, citing concerns that it could have aggravated subway congestion, increased rents, and induced overcrowding in schools. Three months after announcing its decision to split its second headquarters between Northern Virginia and Queens, Amazon has reversed course. On February 14, the company canceled its plans for a New York City HQ2, which was expected to introduce around 25,000 new employees and a multi-billion-dollar headquarter site into Long Island City. The plan had met significant backlash from local residents and their elected … [Read more...] about Amazon has canceled its New York City HQ2 plans. Here’s why many New Yorkers opposed the project.
The climate in New York City in 60 years could feel like Arkansas now. Chicago could seem like Kansas City and San Francisco could get a Southern California climate if global warming pollution continues at the current pace, a new study finds. In 2080, North Carolina's capital, Raleigh, could feel more like Florida's capital, Tallahassee, while the nation's capital will have a climate more akin to just north of the Mississippi Delta, if the globe stays on its current carbon pollution trend. Miami might as well be southern Mexico and the beautiful mornings in future Des Moines, Iowa, could feel like they are straight out of Oklahoma. That's according to a study Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications that tries to explain climate change better. "The children alive today, like my daughter who is 12, they're going to see a dramatic transformation of climate. It's already under way," said study lead author Matt Fitzpatrick. He's an ecology professor at the University of Maryland's … [Read more...] about Global Warming May Make New York Feel Like Arkansas in 2080, Study Finds
Seth Borenstein, Ap Science Writer Updated 9:08 am PST, Tuesday, February 12, 2019 FI LE - In this June 17, 2018, file photo, man fishes from the Battery City Park esplanade as temperature edge near 90 degrees in New York. The weather in New York City in a few decades will feel like how Arkansas is now. Chicago will seem like Kansas City and San Francisco will get a Southern California climate if global warming pollution continues at the current pace, a new study finds. less FI LE - In this June 17, 2018, file photo, man fishes from the Battery City Park esplanade as temperature edge near 90 degrees in New York. The weather in New York City in a few decades will feel like how ... more Photo: Bebeto Matthews, AP Photo: Bebeto Matthews, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 … [Read more...] about Study: Warming may make New York feel like Arkansas in 2080
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Firm That Sold Social Media Bots Settles With New York Attorney General Supported by ByNicholas Confessore Jan. 30, 2019 Letitia James, the attorney general of New York, announced a settlement on Wednesday with Devumi, a company that sold hundreds of millions of fake followers on Twitter and other social media platforms before going out of business last year. The settlement is one of the first major efforts by regulators and law enforcement officials to investigate the shadowy market of social media fraud, where armies of fake accounts are sold to businesses, politicians and celebrities seeking the appearance of influence. Ms. James’s investigation was prompted last year by a New York Times report that detailed how Devumi — then based in Florida — had earned millions of dollars … [Read more...] about Firm That Sold Social Media Bots Settles With New York Attorney General