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Silicon Alley needs workers, Schumer says

The New York senator hopes to create 55,000 new green cards each year for STEM grads across the U.S.

By Sep. 18, 2012


Apple, Google to meet with Schumer over smartphone privacy

The New York senator says the tech giants have agreed to discuss how it was that apps running on their mobile operating systems violated user privacy.

By Mar. 5, 2012


Sen. Schumer to Apple: Offer free antenna fix

In open letter to Steve Jobs, New York senator calls on Apple to be more transparent about iPhone 4 antenna problems and provide users with free solution.

By Jul. 15, 2010


Real-world 'Do Not Track' coming to retail stores

Eight companies agree to a plan from New York's senator to tell people when they are being tracked while shopping in retail stores, and to let them opt-out.

By Oct. 22, 2013


Patent Quality Improvement Act hits Congress

New legislation aims to save technology companies "billions of dollars in litigation" with a permanent patent review process.

By May. 6, 2013


3D-printed 'Liberator' gun fires first successful shot

The gun debate expands to include plastic firearms that can be printed at home, with lawmakers expressing concerns about new technology.

By May. 6, 2013


Google brings Wi-Fi sprawl to NYC neighborhood

The free public service, which is being unveiled today, is said to be the largest contiguous Wi-Fi network in all of the Big Apple.

By Jan. 8, 2013


Apple and Google agree to review DUI app policy

Apple and Google have agreed to do a full review of apps on their mobile app stores that provide information about police checkpoints, specifically ones for drunk drivers.

By May. 10, 2011


Congress should avoid knee-jerk reactions to patent trolls

commentary Yes, patent trolls are a big problem, but recent legislative proposals are poorly thought out and won't resolve the issue.

By Nov. 9, 2013


FCC to hold hearings on post-Sandy wireless performance

The Federal Communications Commission will look at how to make the communications more resilient after disasters like superstorm Sandy.

By Nov. 21, 2012