YourBlackWorld.Net reports on actor/director Al Thompson’s “sexy dramatic” new web series, Lenox Avenue, which promises to show the different sides of black life that doesn’t always get featured in mainstream media. Continue reading
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The city predicts the new institute will have $4 billion in economic impact over the next three decades and generate more than 4,500 jobs.
Cornell and New York University won’t be the only schools working with cool startups. Columbia University is joining the city’s increasingly lively tech party, too. Continue reading
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Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson today announced a five-year initiative to provide free Wi-Fi service at 26 locations in 20 New York City parks across the five boroughs. Starting today, AT&T Wi-Fi is available free of charge to any users around the recreation center at Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem, with 23 additional park locations to follow throughout the summer. Continue reading
For the urban poor, service may be available, but many families can’t afford the $30 to $50 it costs each month to get broadband. Many also lack computers at home. Among households with an annual income of $50,000 or less — about half the country — only 35 percent have broadband service, according to Free Press, a technology advocacy group.
Anthony Celestine was a latecomer to the Internet Age. The 40-year-old Harlem resident has owned a small Jani-King commercial cleaning franchise since 2004, but until recently, the New Yorker hadn’t owned a computer or even surfed the Web or had an e-mail address. “I didn’t know what none of that stuff was,” he says…
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Civitium, LLC, a consulting firm for community broadband initiatives, has been retained to perform a wireless broadband feasibility study for the community of Harlem.
Sponsored by Wireless Harlem
, a non-profit dedicated to bringing affordable and widely available broadband to the historic area, this initial project provides the necessary foundation for potential roll-out of a community-wide broadband network.
“After careful review of the best direction and which partners could assist us with our vision to make Harlem a digital community, where all of its residents, businesses, and organizations could experience the power of connectivity, we felt that Civitium understood the historical importance of this project and has the experience and qualifications to help make it a reality,” said Michael Lewis, Executive Director of Wireless Harlem, in a release.
Wait! Don’t toss out your beautiful flat panel display — even if there are a plethora of ways to enjoy your favorite shows without a TV. What you can kick is your $30 a month (or more) cable subscription and digital video recorders. With the tanking economy, why spend a minimum of $360 a year to access all those shows that are too bad to watch? It may not be perfect (or live), but it is now possible to survive solely off digitally delivered television. Any shows that are not available for free can be picked up piecemeal from a variety of vendors. So cozy up to your laptop or hook that old PC to your television set, because here are some ways you can access content via the Internet.
Hulu.com, the streaming-video love child of NBC Universal and News Corp., is one of the best places on the Web to find free video content. While Fox and NBC have contributed the bulk of the media, some Comedy Central programming and movies from the likes of MGM, Warner Bros. and Universal are also available. New television episodes usually appear the day after they air, but the licensing contracts vary by show. All the content is free, but you will have to suffer through advertising spots. Continue reading
It might not be Austin’s South by Southwest Interactive, but New York City will be getting its own digital-culture festival.
Called Internet Week New York (OK, they could have picked a better name), it will span June 3 to 10 and encompass several existing events like Federated Media Publishing‘s Conversational Marketing Summit, Advertising Age‘s Advertising 2.0 conference, and the 12th annual Webby Awards. Continue reading