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Cuomo And de Blasio: Friendly Fire

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Cuomo And de Blasio: Friendly Fire
New York is a blue state, although like all blue states, the shade varies with the population density. Last November, three-term Mayor Michael Bloomberg left office and was replaced by Bill de Blasio. Mayor Bloomberg has an estimated net worth of $33 billion and is the 11th richest person in the United States. (Forbes lists…
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Digitizing Dealerships? Don’t hold your breath

Digitizing Dealerships? Don’t hold your breath

The Internet has fundamentally changed the way we buy products—everything from music to groceries. Similarly, advances in the 3D printing are propelling a dramatic shift in the way we manufacture all this stuff. But while so many industries have faced disruption as a result of the growth of personal computing (such as the record business,…
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New Technology Aims To End Senseless Gun Deaths

New Technology Aims To End Senseless Gun Deaths

The Armatix iP1 pistol ran into trouble in California, but has an edge in New Jersey, subject to approval. The pistol, made by German company Armatix GmbH, is the first smart gun approved for the American market. The pistol is a 22-caliber automatic which takes a 10 round magazine. It is sold with a wristwatch…
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Veer Away From BuzzFeed – America’s Roads Are In Trouble

Veer Away From BuzzFeed – America’s Roads Are In Trouble

Jason Segedy, Director of the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study, is a smart guy. He understands the history of transportation in the United States, why certain things happened (like the creation of auto-dependent American cul-de-sacs), and is able to get beyond the surface of these very issues in an intelligent way I will not pretend…
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What is Uncle Sam Doing About Hacking?

What is Uncle Sam Doing About Hacking?

Three months after hackers leaked information from more than 4.6 million Snapchat users and millions more Target customers’ information was illegally accessed, popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter was recently added to the list of cybercrime victims. Kickstarter did an excellent job of taking responsibility for the leak. In a recent blog post, Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler…
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