Technology

New York State

Ideas for a new New York

Experts, advocates and lawmakers on the ambitious policies that could remake New York after the pandemic.

Technology

How the new normal could narrow New York’s digital divide

State lawmakers and activists say better late than never in expanding Internet access for millions of people during the coronavirus pandemic.

Education

The inequities of remote learning

New reports reveal that students still do not have tablets or internet service required to participate in remote classes.

Technology

City Council extends crackdown on delivery apps

New York City will continue to cap fees paid to the likes of Grubhub and Postmates.

NYPD

NYC to force NYPD to reveal its secret surveillance tech

Legislation three years in the making will require the police to disclose information about facial recognition and other tools.

Coronavirus

Is Elon Musk more flash than substance?

What we know and what we don’t know about Musk’s promises to help New York during the coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus

NY knew its ancient unemployment system needed upgrades years ago

The state knew its tech needed upgrades years ago. Now New Yorkers are suffering.

Coronavirus

NYC launches coronavirus health portal

The city wants to gather data from residents with COVID-19 symptoms to allow for more targeted response efforts.

Coronavirus

A state in crisis turns to tech gurus

New York’s top tech official talks about collaborating with private industry on coronavirus response.

Technology

Tech Winner & Loser of the week

Who's up and who's down in tech this week?

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Technology

Tech Winner & Loser of the week

Who's up and who's down in tech this week?

Coronavirus

Following ride-hail apps’ lead, Access-A-Ride ends shared trips

The coronavirus has lead to an end in shared ride-hail app and Access-A-Ride trips.

Technology

Talking health tech solutions with Capsule’s Eric Kinariwala

First Read Tech talks to the CEO of Capsule, Eric Kinariwala.

Technology

NYPD releases facial recognition policy to mixed reviews

In an effort to increase transparency the NYPD released public guidelines on facial recognition usage.

Winners & Losers

Tech winner & loser of the week

Who's up and who's down in tech this week?

Technology

Is ‘InsurTech’ here to stay?

Root CEO Alex Timm talks the Green Light Law, telematics-based car insurance and the slightly grating nickname for insurance technology.