CES Pt 3

26 02 2017

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Week In Review


  1. Mayor de Blasio announces $1M investment in expansion of city program that links students with jobs in tech sector
  2. Digital Democracy Brings Legislative Transparency to New York
  3. The New York Times is experimenting with mobile-specific headlines
  4. Google breaks SHA-1 web crypto for good but Torvalds plays down impact on Git
  5. What Google’s lawsuit against Uber means for the future of self-driving cars




The Broken Internet

5 02 2017

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Andy Ory, one of the co-founders of 128 Technology, has served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer and board member since inception. Prior to 128 Technology, Andy co-founded Acme Packet in August 2000 and served as its Chief Executive Officer and President until Acme Packet’s acquisition in 2013. Andrew also founded Priority Call Management and served as its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. Andrew holds a B.A. from Harvard University.

Week In Review


  1. New York Times Co.’s Decline in Print Advertising Tempered by Digital Gains
  2. Huffington Post workers ratify first-ever union contract
  3. Google is pledging $4M to support U.S. immigration organizations
  4. Memo: New York Called For Face Recognition Cameras At Bridges, Tunnels
  5. Snapchat is growing up, files for IPO




Tech, Trump, and TPP

29 01 2017

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Cybersecurity expert Matti Kon joins Tech Talk to discuss cybersecurity under the Presidency of Donald Trump and implications for it stemming from some of Trump’s actions, such as nixing the TPP.

Matti Kon, CEO of InfoTech, was born in Austria and moved to Israel with his family during his youth. He served in the Airborne Division of the Israel Defense Forces for five years and was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain. Under Kon’s leadership, InfoTech, which is headquartered in midtown Manhattan, is an Industry leader providing system products and IT services to hundreds of major companies, corporations and government agencies in the United States.

Some of InfoTech’s key clients include the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Navy, Raythe­on Missile Systems, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley and many others.

Kon and InfoTech have been recognized on several occasions by the Senate’s Defense Appropri­ation committee as a key player within the defense industry and hence funded for key defense contracts.

Week In Review


  1. FCC Approves $170 Million To Expand Broadband Internet In Rural New York
  2. New app aims to help minority-owned businesses win city and state contracts
  3. Verizon could combine with Charter Communications
  4. Government scientists open ‘rogue’ Twitter accounts to defy Trump
  5. Would you use an app to adopt a baby?




CES Week 2017 – 2

22 01 2017

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Week In Review


  1. NY lawsuits blame social media in terror attacks
  2. Fitness startup Forte kicks off with on-demand classes in N.Y.C
  3. Obese woman humiliated in feature on ‘People of Walmart’ website, speaks out to online bullies: ‘Fat people are people too’
  4. Donald Trump won’t be using the POTUS Twitter account
  5. Driver in fatal Tesla Autopilot crash had seven seconds to take action




CES Week 2017

15 01 2017

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Week In Review


  1. MAYOR’S LIFE SCI PROGRAM POISED TO REVOLUTIONIZE NYC
  2. IBM’s Watson will soon answer your 311 calls
  3. Microsoft just bought an AI startup that can outperform Facebook and Google
  4. After battery update, Consumer Reports now recommends the MacBook Pro
  5. WhatsApp vulnerability allows snooping on encrypted messages




Modern-Day Pearl Harbor: Phishing Attacks

8 01 2017

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Week In Review


  1. Three Chinese nationals charged with hacking law firms’ networks to make insider trades
  2. Amazon to Open Retail Store in Manhattan at Time Warner Center
  3. Come 2018, driver licenses from nine states won’t be accepted as IDs at the airport
  4. NORWAY EMBARKING ON SHUTDOWN OF FM ON NATIONAL BROADCASTS
  5. The new 60 million dollar supersonic private jet




2017 News Years Technology Resolutions

1 01 2017

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Mike Arce is the CEO & Founder of Loud Rumor, a 7-figure fitness marketing agency that helps studios and gyms get more members. Mike is a marketing expert, as well as a business coach for small businesses needing help with marketing and/or sales. He is also the host of The GSD Show, a video podcast that provides incredibly valuable business content for fitness studio and gym owners.

Week In Review


  1. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba expands downtown Manhattan headquarters
  2. Eatsa uses kiosks instead of a wait staff, but lunch isn’t much cheaper
  3. Hedge fund titan developing software modeled on his brain
  4. Amazon tries to recreate Prime Day magic with the first-ever Digital Day sales event
  5. A single fake news story on Facebook turned a legitimate safety alert in Bangkok into a bomb scare