Google is facing legal sanctions from the European Union, as regulators filed a complaint against the company earlier this week. They allege the tech giant is unfairly promoting its own applications, and suppressing the competition. Theresa Avila spoke with Richard John, a Columbia professor who specializes in the history of technology and communications. He says this isn’t the first time Google’s come under scrutiny, and this time, the heart of the issue is access.
This morning the city gave an update on all the new developments taking place throughout the borough that aim to induce economic growth.
Among the projects discussed was City Point, a new mall opening in downtown Brooklyn in early 2016. It and other developments have businesses across the borough worried. Alistair Gardiner reports.
In late March, a group of taxis filed a lawsuit against the city of New York, claiming that the TLC has been letting Uber operate illegally. Uber arrived in the city in 2011 and some say that it is slowly destroying the yellow taxi business. But is this entirely true?
It’s been 400 years since herring have been able to raise their families in the Bronx River. That was because of a dam dutch settlers built. But as of today the herring can come back. That’s because a new fish ladder over an historic Dutch dam to calm waters fit for breeding. Cassandra Basler reports.
The New York State DREAM Act would allow undocumented teens and adults who were brought to the United States by their parents to apply for financial aid. The bill didn’t make it into the state’s new budget. Supporters of the bill are not giving up. Nardos Mesmer has the story.
The White House took a step in support of L-G-B-T people this week. On Wednesday night, Senior advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett, writing on behalf of the Barack Obama, posted a petition on the White House website. It calls for the end of the so-called conversion therapy – that’s where therapists try to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
Nearly 90,000 people die each year from excessive drinking. But researchers have made a recent discovery in the brains of mice that could provide a new treatment to curb the urge to binge.
A conversation about the power of cameras to record police actions.
Deciding what to feed your child can be confusing for new parents… Especially when it comes to food allergies. In the last 10 years, peanut allergies have doubled in western countries. Scientists have found that exposing infants to peanuts early on can dramatically reduce their chances of becoming allergic later. Miriam Sitz reports on this major shift in thinking.