There has been a lot of talk surrounding virtual currency and Bitcoin, but what impact will virtual currency have on businesses and how can one make money in this space? Explore the future of this emerging field with industry influencers at our Inside Bitcoins Conference, July 30 in New York City.
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Advancements in 3D printing are revolutionizing reconstructive surgery. At the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo in New York City today, two industry experts showed how surgeons can use the technology to rebuild jaws and ears, and even separate conjoined twins.
Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operations officer of the world’s largest social network, knows a thing or two about socialization. So why is it, as she noted to the crowd assembled in New York last night to hear about her new book, Lean In, that we are “socializing our daughters to nurture and our boys to lead?”
Not all of the dwellings listed on Airbnb are legal. New York State law requires that an owner must be present in order for rentals that are shorter than 30 days to qualify for a transient occupancy, which puts renters at risk for listing their apartments while they’re on vacation.
LivingSocial Adventures plan is to bring together a number of merchants to offer fully customized and uniquely enjoyable experiences ranging from river tubing and beer tasting excursions to sushi-making classes to Summer Camp for “Grown-Ups”.
New York City considers itself to be the world’s communications hub, and in conjunction with Internet Week New York, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment created a hub of its own: the NYC App Hub, which offers access to a host of smartphone apps created by and related to the Big Apple.
Saved from food poisoning by foursquare? It’s possible thanks to DontEat.at, a text-messaging service that uses the location-based mobile app’s application-programming interface and health code records from the City of New York.
Social Media Week kicks off Monday in nine cities — New York, San Francisco, Rome, Paris, Toronto, SÃ£o Paulo, London, Hong Kong, and Istanbul — and Crowdcentric CEO and Social Media Week founder and executive director Toby Daniels said year four of the event will be “our most spectacular yet, and one of the largest distributed conferences in the world.”
Speaking at the opening press conference at Hearst Tower in New York, Daniels said, “I am amazed by the creativity and the depth and the variety of the content. What I’m seeing now is a shift away from the technologies and toward specific industry sectors.”
Hearst Magazines president David Carey said:
This is one of the hottest topics in media on one of the coldest weeks of the year. We’ve always felt a special kinship with social media. As a magazine publisher, in many ways, magazines were the original social media. We have many of our top editors lined up to be in panels and programs. We’ve made understanding social media and applying it to our top brands a priority.
Sterne will leave both companies to take on her new role, in which she will be tasked with aiding the city government with its use of digital technology to communicate with residents, as well as bringing social media and other tools to municipal agencies, negotiating partnerships, and serving as a representative of the technology community to the government, according to CNET, which added that one of her first missions will likely be an overhaul of NYC.gov to make it more user-friendly and add resources.
“My goal in this role is to help the world’s greatest city become the world’s most innovative city through online and mobile technologies that help citizens and enhance the quality of services,” Sterne said in a statement.
New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg has announced an aspiring new program, called Simplicity, focusing on getting ideas from the city employees for efficient functioning of the giant metropolis. The program will use enterprise-grade social networking technology for internal city employee collaborations and solicitation of their ideas. Simplicity will be handled by Silicon Valley tech company Spigit, which has created social networking tools for effective crowdsourcing, internal collaboration and sharing of ideas.