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How to Build a Skyscraper

Ian Bruce Eichner | Posted 04.03.2014 | New York
Ian Bruce Eichner

The developer needs to act as coach, general manager and referee all in one, armed with a grand vision for how things will turn out for the occupants of the building, the neighborhood and the city at large.

Developers Want To Make You A Cyborg in 2014

Reuters | Malathi Nayak | Posted 03.08.2014 | Technology

By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Wearable computers like Google Glass and the Samsung Galaxy Gear watch may not have caught f...

Inside Manhattan's Real Estate Bubble: A Reality Check for Buyers...

Ron Gitter | Posted 09.01.2013 | New York
Ron Gitter

As we close the books on the first six months of the year, we find ourselves in one of the most treacherous market cycles in memory.

New Civic Tech Jobs on the Horizon

Code for America | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Code for America

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifAn incredible opportunity exists for local, state, and federal government to tap into the energy of technology startups to work more collaboratively and effectively, and you can get involved!

California Attorney General Releases Guidelines for Mobile App Privacy

Christina Gagnier | Posted 03.13.2013 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

California's Attorney General Kamala Harris released new guidelines targeted at mobile application developers to ensure consumer awareness of privacy and data practices. This trajectory could be influential in creating federal policy around privacy, data and consumer notice.

Hidden Costs For The 'Free' App Ecosystem

The Verge | Ellis Hamburger | Posted 01.08.2013 | Technology

Free apps are dangerous, yet free is the dominant business model most mobile apps are taking these days. The roadmap is simple: grow as quickly as pos...

Serendipity, Not Search, Finds Top Apps

John Backus | Posted 03.14.2012 | Small Business
John Backus

Quit trying to trick customers into downloading your app via incented downloads. Put your app where your customers are likely to discover it, and you will be well on your way to growing your audience with users actually interested in your app.

More Than a Desperate Housewife, Eva Longoria Talks Activism

Avital Andrews | Posted 02.20.2012 | Green
Avital Andrews

Eva Longoria, who plays the self-involved Gabrielle Solis on ABC's Desperate Housewives, takes on extracurricular projects that set her far apart from her shallow onscreen persona.

Startups and Their Typical Flaw: Too-Early Development

Gideon Gartner | Posted 02.18.2012 | Business
Gideon Gartner

Many developers seem to focus on function without having had the opportunity to sufficiently understand what the technology being developed will be solving!

Why You Can't Hire

Naval Ravikant | Posted 02.14.2012 | Small Business
Naval Ravikant

There isn't a shortage of developers and designers. There's a surplus of founders.

The Pros & Cons of Hiring Third-Party Vendors

Tom Grasty | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business
Tom Grasty

Rarely does a startup have all the tools in its toolbox when starting out. Sometimes you have to engage a third-party vendor.

Twitter Reportedly Under Federal Investigation

Business Insider | Posted 08.30.2011 | Technology

The Federal Trade Commission is actively investigating Twitter and the way it deals with the companies building applications and services for its plat...

Bait-Switch-Fix: The Westside Subway's Three Act Play

John Mirisch | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

The message of the press conference participants was clear: we want the Century City station on Constellation and we don't care if you have to tunnel under Beverly Hills High School to get there.

GEN Launched To Foster Mutualization and Cooperation Among World's Editors

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.18.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

A new worldwide organization is bringing together editors from different platforms, engineers and developers in news media in a bid to foster more sustainable professional journalism.

Promising Elements of the Net Neutrality Decision

Morgan Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Morgan Reed

During the extended holiday season, families gather around the modern day hearth to watch football. Everyone has a favorite team, or alma mater, to c...

Get Your "Riot" Badge on Foursquare

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Getting status updates from afar, Los Angelinos and others are getting a front row seat to the riots that have now broken out in San Francisco in hono...

Luxury Condos Boast FHA Backing

Bloomberg | Oshrat Carmiel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Whitney Gollinger, marketing chief for a Manhattan condo building with an outdoor movie theater and panoramic city views, is highlighting a different ...

Google Is Making You Into a Developer

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Social media has turned many of us from content consumers into content producers. Tools such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Amplify have made the pr...

Abandoned Coney Island -- Last Chance To See?

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

When I heard the rumors that Satan's real estate division, Thor Equities, was allegedly planning to tear down some of the last remaining historic buildings in Coney Island, I actually felt a chill.

Video Chatting Platform for Collaborative Games and Activities: 6rounds Developers API Released

Ilan Leibovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ilan Leibovich

6rounds, our video chat extension for Google Wave, is a flash-based social entertainment platform that challenges traditional video chatting methods with a beautifully designed and user friendly platform.

Developers Need Community Support, Communities Need Affordable Housing

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

People are still moving to New York -- despite the recession -- and hundreds of thousands of new housing units will need to be built before supply catches up with demand.

Go Tell It On The Mountain: The Edge Doesn't Need Five Homes Here | Steve Lopez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The U2 guitarist is lining up political muscle and environmentalist star power to support constructing his eco-friendly castles on a pristine ridge ne...

Apartment Vacancy Rate Surges 7.8%, Rents Fall

The Wall Street Journal | NICK TIMIRAOS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. vacancy rate reached 7.8%, a 23-year high, according to Reis Inc., a New York real-estate research firm that tracks vacancies and rents in th...

LinkedIn Welcomes Developers

paidContent | Joseph Tartakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

LinkedIn wants more attention from developers. The company is announcing that third-party developers will now be able to easily integrate the professi...

The Niche World of New York Real Estate

Darren Sukenik | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Darren Sukenik

Remember those old game shows with contestants in glass money machine booths trying to catch all of the flying dollars? That was the NYC real estate industry two years ago.