Previous Next 1 of 2 Just weeks after Amazon announced plans to build a new campus in New York City, Google has revealed its own intention to increase its presence there. The web giant said this week it’ll be investing $1 billion to build a new campus in Lower Manhattan called Google Hudson Square that takes in two sites on Hudson Street and one on Washington Street (pictured above). Google’s new office space will cover more than 1.7 million square feet and enable it to double its current New York City workforce, taking it to 14,000. Announcing the plan in a blog post, Ruth Porat, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Google parent Alphabet, said New York City was an attractive location in part because of its pool of high-skilled workers. “When we came to New York City almost two decades ago, it was our first office outside of California,” Porat said. “It’s now home to more than 7,000 employees, speaking 50 … [Read more...] about Google to expand New York City presence with $1 billion campus
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Residents in a Queens town called Laurelton in New York City, are fighting the efforts of Verizon Wireless. The nation's largest carrier has plans to build a 60 foot high cell tower on land that is zoned for commercial use. Verizon spokesman David Samberg said that the tower is needed and would double the capacity in an area that is congested. Although the spokesman said that the area chosen for the tower was the best option for residents that Verizon could chose, those living in the area are extremely upset with Big Red's plans.Residents in the area are complaining that the tower would be built in between homes and is an eyesore. Some are upset that the tower would be the tallest structure in Laurelton, while others fear that they will be more likely to get cancer if Verizon gets its way. There is no proof that the signals generated by cell towers cause cancer, and even the American Cancer Society says that there is very little evidence to support that theory.On June 5th, there will … [Read more...] about Residents in New York City rally against planned placement of a Verizon XLTE cell tower
Tomorrow, Microsoft opens its brand new retail store in New York City. Located on tony Fifth Avenue in a location once inhabited by Fendi, Microsoft will sell all of its latest devices including the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book laptop/tablet. Those are the first two products you see as you enter the store. Additionally, the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL are also expected to be on display at the store, with consumers being allowed to go hands-on with the newest high-end Lumia handsets.The address of the store is 677 Fifth Avenue, and the property offers 22,269 square feet. But what makes the store so interesting is its proximity to the Apple Store known as "The Cube." The two stores are just five blocks apart meaning that tech fans can quickly check out the latest devices from one of the retail locations, and then make the short walk to the other store.Inside the new Microsoft Store you can find screens on both sides pushing Microsoft products, and it is the only … [Read more...] about New flagship Microsoft Store opens tomorrow in New York City, just blocks from Apple’s “cube”
In a report published on Sunday, someone reported seeing the Microsoft smartwatch being tested in New York City. According to the source, when he approached the man testing the timepiece, he at first denied that it was the Microsoft wearable, saying instead that it was a China based fitness band. Finally, after being hounded, he later admitted that it indeed was Microsoft's watch he was testing.According to the source, the Microsoft smartwatch resembes the Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit. That means it has an elongated screen. And the flat display and curved backplate helps it fit tightly on the wrist. With Metro-styled icons, and a regrettably low resolution screen, the timepiece supposedly contains a number of sensors including a heart rate monitor, gyroscope, accelerometer and GPS. The device is said to use Bluetooth LE to connect to other devices.Microsoft wants the Surface watch to support iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, Windows, OS X, and Xbox One. It's an ambitious project to be sure, … [Read more...] about Microsoft’s smartwatch getting tested in New York City?
By Colin Daileda2014-01-01 18:30:39 UTC With the departure of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the city's tech industry loses its most powerful public persona. Replacing him is Bill de Blasio, the former city public advocate who campaigned with a platform that appealed to the everyman, and someone Silicon Alley has greeted with cautious optimism. The new mayor has a robust tech sector plan on paper—one with a big focus on building more of a pipeline between local universities and startup jobs—and he's become something of a crusader for broadband throughout the big apple. But unlike his predecessor, he is unlikely to put the growth of New York City's tech scene at the top of his priority list. He's also expressed some concern over how to regulate companies such as Uber, the taxi-finding app, that disrupt traditional businesses in the city, and he seems unlikely to fill the role of chief digital officer, a position Bloomberg created partly to liaison between Silicon … [Read more...] about How Will New York City’s Tech Industry Fare Under Mayor de Blasio?