Items tagged with New-York

In case you hadn’t heard, data breaches are a problem--a huge problem--and to quantify that somewhat, New York AG Eric Schneiderman released a report detailing his state’s data breach information including the costs involved. There’s a lot of meaty data in the report, but one part that stands out is that there were 900 data breaches in New York in 2013 exposing the personal details of 7.3 million people at a cost of $1.37 billion. Woof. Those numbers were driven in large part by the massive Target breach as well as those of Sony and Living Social, and they point to the fact that... Read more...
Rideshare service Uber is already established in New York, but competitor Lyft is about to launch its service in the city as well, beginning with Queens and Brooklyn. From Lyft’s perspective, this isn’t just about edging into a market to keep pace with a competitor--it’s about bringing a much-needed service to areas that need it. “Brooklyn and Queens are vastly underserved by public transit options compared to the rest of New York City,” reads a Lyft blog post. “In fact, just one of New York’s 23 subway lines passes solely between boroughs, and 95% of taxi... Read more...
Considering his resume, Jack Dorsey keeps a rather low profile. If you can’t place his name here’s a reminder: Dorsey is the co-founder of Twitter, and more recently he founded mobile payment startup Square, which is designed to make it easier for small business owners to accept payments with iOS devices. Eventually, Dorsey wants to add a bigger, badder line to his resume: Mayor of New York City. Dorsey has suggested in the past that a mayoral run in the Big Apple would be something he’s interested in, and he reportedly even bent current mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ear about... Read more...