Smartphones and tablets are making America's offices ruder places to work, according to a new survey.
Sixty-four percent of chief information officers at companies with more than 100 people said phones and tablets have led to an increase in workplace etiquette breaches, up 13% from 2010, according to the survey, from Robert Half Technology.
"As mobile devices have become increasingly... » more
A new cupcake shop thought it would be funny to create a 25-pound treat with the mayor's face, but the health conscious Michael Bloomberg said the gesture was anything but sweet.
On Thursday, Food Network personalities Ron and Ruthie Bzdewka will open House of Cupcakes in Chelsea with a mega-sized cupcake called "The Mayor."
When asked for his reaction to being "honored"... » more
Rapper Ja Rule was released from prison on Tuesday after serving about two years on gun and tax evasion charges, a spokesman for the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons said.
Ja Rule, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, was released from federal prison in Ray Brook, New York, and will be under house arrest until July 28, a spokesman for the "Always on Time" rapper said.
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An app for following your favorite subway musicians won the MTA's weekend-long hackathon, taking home the $5,000 grand prize.
SubCulture.FM, which has both desktop and mobile components, took the top honors, beating out 16 other entries from teams and individuals.
The hackathon is part of the MTA's App Quest competition that will run through August. The winner will be decided through... » more
The DOT Monday declining to confirm a report that the long-awaited bike share program will launch Memorial Day, only stating that it will debut this month.
An agency spokesman said the city is "preparing for a May launch" and would not confirm the holiday weekend start date, which was reported Sunday in Crain's New York Business, citing Bloomberg administration sources.
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Even Bill Clinton couldn't get Led Zeppelin back together.
The Robin Hood Foundation, the nonprofit that reunited the surviving members of Nirvana for the 12-12-12 Sandy concert in December, revealed on the "60 Minutes Overtime" webcast Sunday night that it tried to bring Led Zeppelin to the show and recruited the former prez to make it happen.
David Saltzman, the group's executive... » more
The recent indictment of several New York elected officials has some Gothamites throwing their hands up at the entire political system.
Between the scandalss, such as the Monday's arrest of state Sen. John Sampson, and the level of partisanship in the governing bodies at all levels, New Yorkers say they've had enough.
"I can barely turn on the television when I get up in the morning... » more
UPDATED 8:21 p.m.: Lauryn Hill must have received a miseducation in tax law.
The Grammy-award winning musician, 37, was sentenced in a New Jersey court yesterday to three months in prison , three months in home confinement and a $60,000 fine for failing to pay federal income taxes for three years on earnings that totaled about $1.8 million.
Hill pleaded guilty last year to three counts... » more
The MTA is among the most tech-savvy public transit agencies in the country, having held a hackathon this week to develop apps with its data, but some New Yorkers still want more.
There are dozens of smartphone and Web apps that use the vast amount of data the MTA releases, and the agency actively tries to expand that ecosystem.
But insatiable straphangers still want more, whether those... » more
A police manhunt for an accused teen chain snatcher shut down train service on the West Side Monday morning.
Vincens Vuktilaj, 18, was on the loose for about five hours after he escaped custody before being arrested again in the afternoon, police said.
He was in cuffs being led out of his Saint Nicholas Avenue apartment in Harlem at 10:15 a.m. when he pushed past a detective and disappeared... » more