Money Can’t Buy You Happiness…
But it can buy you faster Internet, and isn’t that almost better? Gone are the days of equality, or net neutrality, when it comes to Internet content and it’s flow to consumers.
The Federal Communications Commission, FCC, is proposing new rules for certain companies, like Netflix or Disney, to pay more money to Internet service providers, like Comcast or Verizon, in exchange for special and faster ways to send videos and other content to their customers. The proposal would affect net neutrality, as users would no longer have equal access to content, and Internet providers can face discrimination in their offerings, based on who is paying them.
Regulations could reshape how we receive Internet content, as well as raise prices for speedier delivery of content. Many oppose the changes, feeling it would be a betrayal to the promise of an equal Internet free of censorship. What do you think – faster Internet for the win, or leave things well enough alone?
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Brooklyn’s Industry City
Developed by Irving T. Bush as Brooklyn’s first major “industrial, shipping and distribution center” in the late 1800’s, Brooklyn’s Industry City spurred the economic development of the entire borough. Located on the waterfront in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, Industry City is on the cusp of a rebirth, as it continues to fuel the borough.
The property’s current owners are balancing the existing tenants while transforming some levels into shops, showrooms, courtyards and event spaces, friendly for families and children. Industry City is also committed to partnering with their community to provide work and educational opportunities for their neighbors with resources and job placements. Plus they are maintaining environmental sustainability through programs built to reduce our footprint, adapt existing buildings to modern day standards, recycling, reconnecting the property to the community, and restoring the natural functions of the site.
To learn more about Industry City and how you can become involved, visit here.
App of the Month: TodayTix
When talking about NYC, many talk about Broadway. Theatregoers are now applauding the newest app all about Broadway, called TodayTix. The app allows you to reserve your seats through your phone, using a credit card, with lower fees than other options.
The app has finished it’s second round of financing, raising $1.5M and is on track to sell 100K+ tickets this year. The stats don’t just sound good – they really are. Users love the convenient app, with about 37% being repeat customers. With a lower fee and interactive contests, the app is hoping to push the Broadway industry into the digital age, and encourage more people to use the app to purchase their tickets.
How often do you see Broadway plays? What’s your easiest and least expensive way to purchase tickets? Learn more about using TodayTix for your next show here!