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Brooklyn Doctor Creates Virtual Doctor’s Office #Sherpaa

Brooklyn Doctor Creates Virtual Doctor's Office #Sherpaa

Brooklyn resident Dr. Jay Parkinson is changing the scene for doctor visits. Now, when someone is sick and doesn't feel like going to the doctor, they can e-mail or text in their symptoms to Parkinson. Parkinson has founded Sherpaa, a startup Web site that serves as a virtual doctor's office. He [Full Story…]

Largest #DataCenter in the Nation Opens in Lower Manhattan

Largest #DataCenter in the Nation Opens in Lower Manhattan

After two years under construction, the old Verizon building in lower Manhattan has reopened as the largest high-rise data center in the nation. The center, is the only major data center to open in recent years as data centers are most frequently located where real estate and power are less [Full Story…]

#NYUPoly Opens Video Game Institute in Brooklyn

#NYUPoly Opens Video Game Institute in Brooklyn

New York University's Polytechnical Institute announced plans to launch an interdisciplinary center for the creation of video games in downtown Brooklyn. The 40,000-square-foot center, Media and Games Network, will launch in the fall and will host programs from a master's degree in game design to a [Full Story…]

Etsy Sellers Consist Mostly of Brooklyn Businesses

Etsy Sellers Consist Mostly of Brooklyn Businesses

The eight-year-old Brooklyn based online marketplace Etsy now has more than 17,500 NY sellers and is still expanding. The majority of these sellers, according to the NY Daily News, are located in Brooklyn. Etsy currently employs 300 in the city and it's CEO, Chad Dickerson, is now featured in a [Full Story…]

Tech Scene in Brooklyn is ‘Inevitable’

Tech Scene in Brooklyn is 'Inevitable'

As the NY tech scene continues to grow, Brooklyn has received grant programs, study money, and a new urban engineering school. What it's missing, according to the New York Observer, is tech tenants. Aside from a 3D printing firm and MakerBot Industries, the area has few startups. The Observer [Full Story…]

Startup CEO “Fires” Herself After Company Shutters

Startup CEO "Fires" Herself After Company Shutters

Cambell McKeller started Loosecubes, which consisted of shared office space for freelance and mobile workers, three years ago in Brooklyn. Now it's shutting its doors completely, Smart Planet reports. McKeller had experience at Goldman Sachs and in a real estate but had no experience in the [Full Story…]

NY Entrepreneurs Create Online Wine Database

NY Entrepreneurs Create Online Wine Database

NY entrepreneurs Aaron Sherman and Gianfranco Verga partnered with Goldman Sachs analyst Neal Parikh to create an online database and resource for wine purchasers in the NY and NJ area. The site allows users to search all wines, beer, and liquor available by region, size, and price. The [Full Story…]

#Etsy Increases Women Engineers by 500%

#Etsy Increases Women Engineers by 500%

Brooklyn-based personalized fashion website Etsy has grown quickly to become a competitor to major web-commerce platforms such as eBay and Amazon.  With an 80 percent  female customer base and 50 percent female staff, the company decided in 2011 that they needed more female engineers. Since then [Full Story…]

#Etsy’s Sales Grew 70% in 2012

#Etsy's Sales Grew 70% in 2012

Etsy had its best year ever. On the Brooklyn-based company’s blog, CEO Chad Dickerson wrote that overall 2012 community sales grew 70.3 percent year over year, to $895.1 million, up from $525.6 million in 2011. In 2012, new buyers increased by 83 percent. Ten million new members joined last [Full Story…]

Space For #Startups is Scarce in #Brooklyn

Space For #Startups is Scarce in #Brooklyn

North Brooklyn is a popular site for startups. But neighborhoods like Williamsburg and Greenpoint don’t have a lot of space that meets their needs. Assemblyman Joseph R. Lentol (D-Brooklyn) is rallying support for a bill that would establish a creative economic zone in Brooklyn that would offer [Full Story…]

#Walmart Shoppers Boo #BoxeeTV

#Walmart Shoppers Boo #BoxeeTV

Boxee TV isn’t faring well with Walmart customers. Sold exclusively though the big box store, customers say the new over-the-top Internet video and cloud DVR service from Brooklyn-based Boxee doesn’t work. They also claim it is missing key features. According to Multichannel, reviewers on [Full Story…]

Brooklyn Public Library Plans Digital Strategy

Brooklyn Public Library Plans Digital Strategy

The Brooklyn Public Library is moving ahead with a new strategic to plan to bring the institution into the digital age. The library has evolved into more than just a place to borrow books but also a social service agency, where people come to learn computer skills. Linda Johnson, the President and [Full Story…]

Numerous Post #Sandy Relief Efforts by NY Tech Community

Numerous Post #Sandy Relief Efforts by NY Tech Community

After Hurricane Sandy the NY tech community mobilized its resources and time to help with donations, rebuilding, and other relief efforts. Here is a round up of some different NY tech initiatives that are doing their part to help those affected by the storm: WNYC's New Tech City reported on the [Full Story…]

Brooklyn Startup Scene Event Tomorrow

Brooklyn Startup Scene Event Tomorrow

On November 14th, the Brooklyn Venture Community will be holding an event called, "The Brooklyn Startup Scene: Brooklyn CoWorking Spaces & Their Entrepreneurs." The Brooklyn Venture Community is a meetup group with over 250 Brooklyn-based entrepreneurial and freelance members that serves as a [Full Story…]

Brooklyn Clothing Startup Lowers Costs via Web

Brooklyn Clothing Startup Lowers Costs via Web

A Brooklyn-based clothing startup has decided to go against the grain and make its clothing at home, here in NY. The company, Outliers, is located in Williamsburg, and designs, manufactures and retails its own clothes, mostly for men. The co-founders, Abe Burmeister and Tyler Clemens met each other [Full Story…]