Nasty Nas‘ pockets just got filthier. On Tuesday (Jan. 22), Businesswire announced that media tyrant Viacom has agreed to a definitive deal with Nas’ Queensbridge Venture Partners to acquire their Pluto TV streaming service for $340 million. Continue reading Nas’ Queensbridge Venture Partners Sells Pluto TV to Viacom for $340 Million
New York City will be among the first cities in the US to earnestly tackle black box algorithms, the automated decision-making systems that are rarely made public, but have greater and greater influence over lives. A bill passed by the city council this week orders the creation of a local task force to monitor and assess the effect of these algorithms on the public. Unless Mayor Bill de Blasio vetoes the bill, which he is not expected to, the task force will audit the city’s algorithms for disproportionate impacts on different communities and come up with ways to inform the public on the role of automation.
New York just became the first state in the nation to make tuition free for middle class students at both two- and four-year public colleges.
It’s difficult to explain exactly how it happened, but 386 New York City shelter cats have contracted a rare avian flu that had never before been seen in cats, and had not been seen in any animals at all in over 10 years.
According to reports, alleged New York City bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami was captured by authorities in Linden, New Jersey after shooting at a police officer. Police reportedly found him sleeping in the vestibule of a local bar.
At approximately 8:30pm on Saturday night, an explosion shook Manhattan near 23rd St and Sixth Avenue. The New York Police Department and Fire Department are on the scene but haven’t yet confirmed the cause. So far, there are 25 reported injuries and no fatalities.