New York City

IQ2 heralds non-controversial debate in NYC: Amazon Is The Reader’s Friend

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 12, 2015 // 1 Comment

New York-based debating circle with Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US), bringing you “Oxford-style debates live from New York City,” has put up an alert for a soporific and unprovocative [...]

Google, New York City libraries deliver new lending program – of Wi-Fi devices

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 5, 2014 // 3 Comments

According to an announcement from NYC City Hall, Google has committed $1 million to support “an innovative library program lending Wi-Fi devices to New Yorkers to use at home.” The New [...]

Chromebooks take another bite out of the Apple, get official in New York City schools

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

The recent news on strong K-12 takeup of Chromebooks for education received solid confirmation via the Google for Education official blog, where Hal Friedlander, Chief Information Officer at the New [...]

Amazon to experiment with brick-and-mortar store in New York City

By Chris Meadows
October 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Remember when Apple opened its first retail store and everyone thought they were crazy? It’s déjà vu all over again. The Wall Street Journal (article paywalled; google the headline to read) cites [...]

Morning Links: NYC to pay Occupy Wall Street for destroyed books

By Dan Eldridge
April 11, 2013 // 1 Comment

NYC to pay Occupy Wall Street for destroyed books (NPR) New imprint Moth to publish Northern crime (The Bookseller) Taking e-books mainstream … in Germany (TOC) Independent foreign fiction [...]

A Virtual Library for NYC Straphangers

By libertyc
March 12, 2013 // 1 Comment

Those who take the subway in New York City know it can be tedious and crowded at times, and lively and energetic at others. During the long evening-time commute home, the subway can be dreadfully [...]

Our upcoming TOC 2013 coverage

By Dan Eldridge
February 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

O’Reilly’s annual Tools of Change for Publishing conference just got underway this morning at the New York Marriott Marquis in Manhattan. And while we unfortunately weren’t able to [...]

The Strand Book Store Fights Back

By libertyc
September 22, 2012 // 7 Comments

If you’re a book lover who lives anywhere near the Mason-Dixon Line, you’re probably familiar with the Strand. The legendary new-and-used bookstore in Manhattan’s East Village is [...]

Paleo E-books: The Legion of Net.Heroes

By libertyc
April 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

This is the second in my “Paleo E-books” series looking at Internet writing communities that were producing electronic literature well before “e-books” were first popularized in the late [...]

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