AT&T's Challenge To Developers: Inventive Apps For The Disabled

"When I go into a building--especially a new building--it's one of the most stressful experiences of my life," said Gus Chalkias. "I have no idea the layout, I have no idea where I'm supposed to go." Chalkias is blind. Google Maps can get him to his desired location, but...

NYU Wireless Adds New Partner for 5G Wireless Research

NYU Wireless, New York University's multidisciplinary academic research center for wireless networking theories and techniques, has partnered with SiBEAM, a developer of intelligent millimeter-wave technologies for wireless communications, to advance research in 5G wireless technologies. SiBEAM...

NYC launches portal for city agency reports

New York City is now making city agency reports available for public viewing in one consolidated hub. The new online portal, currently in beta for gathering feedback and hosted on GitHub, stores thousands of reports issued by NYC agencies—for which the city’s records department serves...

Big companies aren’t as well protected as they think

Cyber incidents cause hiccups in business-to-business contracts all the time and the public is never going to hear about any of those incidents, Joseph DeMarco, a partner at DeVore & DeMarco said during a panel at Metrotech’s Pfizer Auditorium Thursday. The incidents will never go public...

Why cow data and satellite data should not mix: AIG CEO talks cybersecurity

AIG is, by most accounts, the world’s largest insurer. Peter Hancock, the CEO since September, came out to NYU Engineering Thursday morning and said that his company insures everything from cows in India to satellites in space. He made his remarks during a talk about cybersecurity, titled...

"You are going to learn most by doing"

Developed from an idea that came from an office move after the vents of 9/11, Rentricity has come up with a solution to utilize the waste water flowing through the pipes of the US every single day - to generate electricity. Total World Energy speaks to co-founder and President, Frank Zammataro who...

The Wintrust Business Lunch 03/31/15: Jon Najarian, April Fool’s warnings, women in the workplace and Fidget Widget

Steve Bertrand sits in for Bob and Marianne on The Wintrust Business Lunch. He starts with the Market View from Jon Najarian. Philippe Weiss of Seyfarth Shaw has some warnings about April Fool’s Day in the office. Suzanne Muchin talks about gender inequities in the corporate environment, and...

What Ursula Burn's rise to power can teach us about mentorship

Not all mentors are created equal. In the wake of Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In, a tsunami of leadership programs swept through businesses as mentorship was deemed the cure-all to the inequality issue. But not all ordained or self-appointed mentors are going to help you. Some of the best leaders...

New York City’s Edenworks Advances Urban Aquaponics with Custom Ecosystems

New York City resident Jason Green wanted good local produce available in his city on a year-round basis. Concluding that other New Yorkers wanted the same thing, he addressed this insufficiency with aquaponics. Desiring a more intimate relationship with food, Green was already gardening in his...

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering Joins #uifresh Campaign to Fight Attrition in STEM Studies

The NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering has recently joined the #uifresh campaign that aims to expose all incoming freshmen students to the types of experiences in design thinking, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the hope of attracting more new students in the STEM disciplines. The organizers...