Ryan Deffenbaugh

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How the city hopes to rein in the job market’s AI gatekeepers

As concerns about bias being baked into artificial intelligence tools grows, city lawmakers this month positioned New York to be an early...

How the next mayor can boost health care and tech apprenticeships

Apprenticeship programs that allow for on-the-job training are growing across all sectors in New York—just not as fast in New York City. The...

Starbucks, Amazon team up for cashierless Midtown store

Starbucks and Amazon have teamed up for a super-automated shop in Midtown. Announced and opened Thursday, the Starbucks Pickup with Amazon Go location...

Thriving tech sector slowest in return to office

When his startup, SmartAsset, graduated from the prestigious Y Combinator incubator in 2012, CEO Michael Carvin was told he should stay in California’s...

Employers must demonstrate AI hiring fairness

Employers will soon face stricter rules for when they can use resume-scanning software and other automated hiring tools. The council's Committee on Technology...

Incoming mayor talks up crypto-friendly City Hall

The incoming Adams administration is embracing cryptocurrency—and the feeling appears mutual within the rising technology sector. On Monday the online developer community CityCoins...

Peloton shares plunge as sales slow in a post-lockdown world

Peloton shares opened trading Friday morning down 35%, wiping out more than $8 billion in market value after the company said demand was...

VCs invest record $6.7 billion in local startups founded by women

Venture capital investment in startups founded by women is at record levels this year, helped by the growing number of women at venture...

Self-driving car company Waymo makes first entry into city

Waymo, the autonomous car company owned by Google parent firm Alphabet, is launching in New York—but its vehicles will have drivers for the...

After 'Rust' shooting, NY bill seeks to ban live ammo on film sets

A state lawmaker wants New York to ban live ammunition on film and television sets in response to the death earlier this month...

Grocery deliverer Gopuff, valued at $15B, arrives in New York

Gopuff, launched in Philadelphia in 2013 by two Drexel University students who wanted an easier way to buy late-night snacks, has grown into...

Lower Manhattan startup focused on small-business IT raises $90M

The money spent on Zoom corporate accounts, cybersecurity software and virtual private networks during the pandemic is adding up quickly. That’s good news...

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