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Microsoft to open giant NY City store this month, just a few blocks from Apple’s

Microsoft is gearing up to open its first flagship store in New York City later this month. The premises is located on Fifth Avenue, just a short walk from Apple's famous glass-cube site.

GM unveils car sharing program for the Big Apple

General Motors is running a pilot program called "Let's Drive NYC" that gives residents of the Ritz Plaza luxury apartment building access to short-term car rentals and parking in Manhattan.

Arro is the latest cab-hailing app to try and topple Uber

Watch out, Uber, the competitors are coming. Arro just launched in New York City with a promise not to rely on surge pricing during busy periods, and the app is coming to more cities soon.

New York man in trouble after he interfered with Sprint’s network with illegal equipment

The FCC stepped in to lend a helping hand after Sprint issued a complaint to the federal agency, saying someone was interfering with its network in New York City. After looking into the matter, Jian Chang finds himself between a rock and a…
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Some NYC trash cans will soon give you 75Mbps of free Wi-Fi

You may think that they're only good for keeping litter off the streets, but like New York City inhabitants, New York City trash cans are capable of much more than meets the eye. They will soon double as Wi-Fi hotspots.

The dirtiest smear campaign of the year? Uber vs. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

Uber has launched a massive campaign against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his new proposed bill in that would limit the number of for-hire vehicle licenses issued in the city.

New York City to Google: Reduce the number of left turns in Maps navigation directions

Members of the New York City Council have written a letter to Google requesting the company reduce the number of left turns suggested to drivers using Google Maps. The appeal aims to reduce the number of left-turn-related deaths in the…

More like a top porch: This structure sits next to a meadow on top of a six-story building

David Puchkoff wanted a porch, and there was only one place to put it: the roof of his six-story building. So, he sealed it, added some waterproofing membrane, added some plants, and made a meadow, too.

Google’s Sidewalk Labs kicks off with project to bring free Wi-Fi to New York City

Sidewalk Labs, the new Google-owned company that plans to use technology to help improve life for people in urban areas, wants to roll out free Wi-Fi on the streets of major cities, starting with New York.
Health & Fitness

CitiBike promises a more comfortable ride on its thousands of new bikes

The CitiBike fleet is getting a much needed makeover, with 1,000 new bikes coming by the end of June, and another 1,400 to be rolled out when CitiBike comes to Bedford-Stuyvesant, Williamsburg, and Greenpoint in Brooklyn for the first time.

Virtually explore the old streets of New York City

New York City has a rich history, and thanks to the work of software engineer Dan Vanderkam, you can now virtually relive the previous lives of the Big Apple by clicking on streets and seeing what once was there.

Amazon takes the NYC subway to shorten delivery times

Amazon is giving true creed to the phrase "planes, trains, and automobiles," by hitching a ride on the New York City subway to shorten the delivery times on their same-day delivery services.