New York City
New York prepares for 5G kiosks after stinging program review
A July report by the New York State auditor found that the LinkNYC program has not penetrated less-connected boroughs and shortchanged the city on ad revenue.
FDNY replaced its 45-year-old computer system
Officials said the new platform is more reliable and has new features that make it easier to respond to changes in the environment.
New York City launches its own vaccine proof app
The app launched as Mayor Bill de Blasio said that proof of vaccination against COVID-19 will be required to enter public venues like restaurants.
New York City launches fintech challenge for underbanked residents
The city's latest "Moonshot" challenge seeks to assist some 1 million unbanked or underbanked New York City residents.
New York awards city employees for innovation work
The inaugural round of NYC[x] awards recognized several data projects undertaken by city agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Smart cities are the new champions of placemaking
Technology isn't the only way to make cities smarter and more sustainable.
New York City, T-Mobile donate 1,000 smartphones to domestic-violence survivors
The company said it's also offering discounted service plans as part of the city's agenda to support the independence of those affected by domestic violence.
No ransom demand in cyber incident at NYC law department, officials say
Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city has "not seen information compromised or a ransom demand," but added that the situation is "evolving."
NYC joins international coalition for civic innovation
Along with Berlin, London and Paris, New York City will challenge the public to create digital tools that help small businesses and artists grow.