From now through mid-April, the New York Historical Society is hosting an exhibit entitled “Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York,” tracing the City’s relationship with computing technology back as far as the 19th century. I am really looking forward to checking this show out, especially the post-WWII machines and memorabilia from the 1964 World’s Fair – which is something of a personal obsession for me. Continue reading
It’s time once again for the annual Interactive Telecommunications Program Winter Show! The students of the groundbreaking New York University graduate school always have amazing, boundary-pushing projects to share, and this year will surely be no different.
Set aside an hour or two and stop by the show on December 20th or 21st to get a taste of where tech is heading in the not-too-distant future. (Specific exhibition hours can be found on the show’s info page.)
The torrential rains cleared out of NYC just in time for the annual Boyle Software summer party – phew! A great time was had by all – wonderful to spend a non-work evening chatting with co-workers, family, friends, and clients. A special thanks goes out to The Lonesome Prairie Dogs for keeping the music swingin’ – yeehaw!
To all of our families, friends, colleagues, and clients: Have a happy and safe Fourth of July! Let freedom ring and don’t eat too many hamburgers!
The European Commission – the executive body of the European Union – does not seem to have any intention to let Google go. After several years of antitrust investigations, charges and settlements it recently formally charged Google again (http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4780_en.htm). The part that made me remember Google’s motto in the title of this post is the accusation that Google “systematically favors its own comparison shopping product (so called Google Shopping, L.G.) in its general search results pages”. The EC considers it an abuse of Google’s dominant position (in Europe Google serves 90% of search traffic, which is significantly higher than in the US), which stifles the competition and harms the consumer.
A loud New York City welcome to our new neighbors over at Civic Hall. What a great addition to our neighborhood and our lil’ ol’ town! Can’t wait to stop by for a visit and to attend some of their upcoming events…
Brought to us by the good folks at Personal Democracy Media, along with founding partners New York Tech Media and New America, the aspirations of Civic Hall are lofty and promising: “Our vision is to make Civic Hall a vibrant, collaborative community center and event space where civic tech innovators from diverse backgrounds can work, network, learn and organize together to tackle and solve civic problems at scale.” Founding sponsors of the endeavor include such heavy hitters as Google and Microsoft.
International CES® took place last week and once I returned everyone only had one question: What was the coolest thing you saw? And honestly, I could not think of just one really, really awesome thing… In fact, I can think of several! Let’s count them down and quickly recap CES 2015. These aren’t in any particular order, they are just in the order that I can remember them… Continue reading