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Nas’ Queensbridge Venture Partners Sells Pluto TV to Viacom for $340 Million

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 Wants to Audit the Powerful Algorithms That Control Our Lives

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.

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Explosion Reported in Manhattan, Cause Unknown

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.

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Meet NYC’s Photographer Humza Deas

Green Label caught up with Instagram sensation, photographer, artist, and skateboarderHumza Deas of New York City and got a glimpse of what it takes to capture some of the most breathtaking photos of New York City you may ever see. Humza talks about his love for NYC, passion for photography, the difficulties of how he started being a photographer from skateboarder, what makes him different from other photographers and much more.

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