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Sarah Koenig Interviewed The Taliban For ‘Serial’

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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert  – The new season of celebrated podcast “Serial” is about the Bowe Bergdahl case, and in her reporting, Sarah Koenig actually spoke to someone from the Taliban.

Sarah Koenig is an American journalist, public radio personality, staff producer of the television and radio program This American Life, and the host and executive producer of the acclaimed podcast Serial.

Midtown Manhattan News New York

A Wikipedia celebration

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A Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference for the project’s 15th birthday.

In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

Register here, and add your proposed lightning talks and open space sessions:

http://bit.ly/wikiday15

And see full details on the wiki:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Wikipedia_Day_2016

NYC TechBreakfast December 8 2015

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The NYC TechBreakfast is This week onTuesday, December 08, 2015 at Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) NYC in New York, NY. The NYC TechBreakfast this week features awesome demos from:

  • Jobsuitors: – automatic, hyper-personalized career matchmaking
  • HEKXO – HEKXO is simple platform for tagging and scanning real-world objects to play a wide variety of games and educational apps.
  • Croissant – Work from beautiful NYC workspaces for $99/mo. Comfy seats, wifi, unlimited coffee. Cancel anytime.

When: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 from 08:00 to 10:00

Where:
11 Times Square, 6th Floor (Between 41st & 42nd Streets on 8th Ave.)  New York, NY, 10036

The cooperative Internet

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The seeds are being planted for a new kind of online economy. For all the wonders the Internet brings us, it is dominated by an economics of monopoly, extraction, and surveillance. Ordinary users retain little control over their personal data, and the digital workplace is creeping into every corner of workers’ lives. Online platforms often exploit and exacerbate existing inequalities in society, even while promising to be the great equalizers. Could the Internet be owned and governed differently? What if Uber drivers could set up their own platform, or if cities could control their own version of Airbnb? Can Silicon Alley do things more democratically than Silicon Valley? What are the prospects for platform cooperativism?

On November 13 and 14, the New School in New York City will host a coming-out party for the cooperative Internet, built of platforms owned and governed by the people who rely on them. The program will include discussion sessions, screenings, monologues, legal hacks, workshops, and dialogues, as well as a showcase of projects, both conceptual and actual, under the purview of celebrity judges. We’ll learn from coders and worker cooperatives, scholars and designers. Together, we’ll put their lessons to work as we work toward usable apps and structural economic change. This is your chance to get on the ground floor of the next Internet, and to help make it a reality.

Platform Cooperativism is convened by Trebor Scholz (The New School) and Nathan Schneider (University of Colorado Boulder). It is sponsored by The New School’s Eugene Lang College for Liberal Arts, The Workers Lab, and The Freelancers Union, in partnership with Civic Hall, Democracy Collaborative, The Yale Information Society Project, NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives, Open Society Foundation, Robin Hood Foundation, and Shareable. This is the fourth event in The New School’s serie

Twitter for Small Business. October 8 2015 in NYPL

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Cut through the common confusion about Twitter and discover how this social media platform can help grow your small business.

Charlie Conard answers common questions about Twitter for business owners, including:

Getting your business started on Twitter
How do hashtags work and why are they important?
Learning to write an effective tweet –in under 140 characters!
Case Studies: See how Twitter has helped other small-business owners transform
You’ll leave this lecture with a clear understanding of how Twitter works and the ways it can help your small business build sales.

NYPL

NYPL. AUGUST 13 2015

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Branding from Both Sides Now – Creating & Trademarking your Identity

Creating a strong brand is essential to the building of a successful business. But there’s more to it than registering a trademark or designing a cool looking logo. Find out how to create an authentic, engaging brand personality and the steps you need to take to protect your work and insure ownership. Presented by Michael Pilla, Creative Director of Pilla Creative Marketing and an Authorized Local Expert for Constant Contact and, Eugene Kubalovsky intellectual property attorney, Kublanovsky Law

What you will learn at this FREE Event:

The best way to define your business brand
How to create marketing stories that will engage your target market
How to apply your brand across multiple online platforms
What is a Trademarks and why do you need one
What branding elements can you trademark
What to do if your Trademark is infringed on
Join us for an discussion of the many facets of branding and set your business up to succeed.

nypl.org/

July 21 in Manhattan. Free

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July 20. Daily News Innovation Lab Media Mixer

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The Daily News Innovation Lab is a New York Daily News initiative aimed at engaging with the thriving New York startup community. With a team that draws from across departments, the Daily News Innovation Lab seeks to connect, converse, and collaborate.

Let’s work to transform media together.
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On July 20, from 6:00-9:00 PM, the Daily News Innovation Lab Media Mixer will take place at The DL’s private rooftop bar (95 Delancey Street, New York City). To learn more and to register for this event, click here.

The Daily News Innovation Lab has also launched Conversations, a series of events focused on open discussions on the changing new media landscape. Our events will feature panels with insights from the most respected news organizations, the newest disruptive publishers, and tech and media thought leaders.

More about Conversations on Daily News Website.