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New York’s attorney general sets up a page to report fraudulent FCC comments

It's no secret that among the millions of comments filed with the FCC regarding its plan to roll back net neutrality are a great deal of fake ones, some even using stolen identities. New York Attorney

Intersection raises $150 million for the global expansion of its free Wi-Fi

As it looks to expand the global footprint of its internet-enabled digital advertising and informational kiosks, New York-based Intersection has raised $150 million in a new round of financing. 

New York terror suspect was an Uber driver

New York terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov was a driver for Uber, the company confirms. He has been accused of driving a truck into a crowd near the World Trade Center in Manhattan on Tuesday, reportedly

Disputed DNA analysis software’s code open for inspection after court order

If you're going to convict or acquit based on evidence provided by a piece of software, you'd better be damn sure that software is reliable. One such program, a DNA analysis tool used in over a thousa

Consumer internet startups go mainstream outside of Silicon Valley

In the past year, New York has reached a tipping point as consumer-facing startups proliferate and similarly Los Angeles is gaining notice with the success of Snap and Dollar Shave Club among others.

After Harvey, ignore the climate debate and focus on building better, more efficient cities

As <a target="_blank" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/climate/how-hurricane-harvey-became-so-destructive.html?action=click&amp;register=google" rel="noopener">Tropical Storm Harvey</a> ma

Elucd’s polling pushes for greater community accountability for police

From his time working as the wunderkind pollster for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign to the launch of his new startup, Elucd, Michael Simon has believed in the power of community feedback.

Crunch Report | Elon Musk Wants To Make Infrastructure Great Again

Legendary Pokémon come to Pokémon GO, Elon Musk says he has verbal OK to build tunnel on the East Coast, YouTube Live launches in 10 more markets and Intel launches deep learning on a stick with Mov

Crunch Report | DraftKings and FanDuel No Longer Merging

Uber is merging with Yandex.Taxi in Russia, DraftKings and FanDuel call it quits on their merger, Amazon is working on a premium Echo Home and Jet.com gives New Yorkers smart locks for their home deli

Need jobs? Get robots, and education right

How engineers and regulators can accelerate robots and create amazing jobs in the process.

Flip gets $2.2 million to grow its marketplace for long-term sublets

For anyone who's ever wanted to break a lease, but felt trapped by their contract, Flip has the service for you. The company, which allows users to sublet or get out of their lease, has just raised $

Simply Wall St. raises $1.8 million from its own customers to build out investment advisory services

Financial services apps are all the rage these days and one of the latest to capitalize on the trend is Simply Wall St. which closed a $1.8 million round (2.4 million Australian dollars) in its late

Bumble is opening a physical space in New York for dates to meet up

What do popular dating apps and brick-and-mortar storefronts have in common? Until now, nothing. But that's about to change, as Bumble, the popular female-led dating app is opening a pop-up location i

Uber’s New York manager, Josh Mohrer, joins Tusk Ventures as managing director

Tusk Ventures has hailed the former general manager of Uber’s New York operations, Josh Mohrer, as its new managing director. Mohrer’s departure comes at a tough time for Uber . The compa

Climate change economics may trump politics

Last week hundreds of thousands of Americans took to the streets to protest what they saw as the evisceration of environmental legislation and a rollback of US efforts to stem the tide of climate chan

Reefill wants you to drink more tap water

Reefill is a New York-based company that wants you to stop buying bottled water. Their system, which will be installed in delis and fast food restaurants, lets you refill your water bottle for free wi

In New York, data breaches shot up 60% last year

On Tuesday, the office of New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released a summary of the year 2016 in data breaches. Collecting any breach that affected New York state residents, the A

The New York Micro-Meetup is Monday

In preparation for Disrupt New York in May I’m going to hold a few pitching workshops in New York for you all. We’ll listen to and critique 8 pitches on March 13th at 7pm at the Knotel spa

Crunch Report | Chelsea Manning to Be Freed in May

Chelsea Manning is going to be freed this May, Zoom video conferencing raises $100 million, Vine is shutting down -- today is the last day to grab your videos, Google Drive has been experiencing inter

VSCO shuts down its New York office

Instagram competitor and visual arts technology company VSCO has closed up shop in New York and laid off all staff, TechCrunch has learned and the company confirmed. The decision was made in order to
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