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NY Tristate Region #Broadband Ranked In USA Top 20

NY Tristate Region  #Broadband Ranked In USA Top 20

By Julie DeVito The NY Tristate Region is ranked relatively high for state broadband infrastructure and policies, as compared to other states across the USA.  According to the  recently-released  “2012 State Broadband Index” survey by TechNet, the bipartisan group says that states with high [Full Story…]

CT Introduces Innovation Ecosystem

CT Introduces Innovation Ecosystem

Recently, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced the launch of the state's Innovation Ecosystem, which is a partnership meant to spark development of new technology, acceleration and creation of innovative companies. According to Stamford Plus, the ecosystem has two main components. The [Full Story…]

CNBC #TopStates Study Names NY First In Tech & Innovation

CNBC #TopStates Study Names NY First In Tech & Innovation

CNBC has released their "Top States for Business" study, which ranks the 50 U.S. states based on factors like access to capital, cost of living, economy, and more. NY was ranked first in the technology and innovation section, up from 2nd place in 2011.  The ranking takes into account the state's [Full Story…]

Angel Investments on the Rise in Connecticut After Tax Credit Expansion

Angel Investments on the Rise in Connecticut After Tax Credit Expansion

The passing of a Connecticut jobs bill last year has lead to an increased number of angel investors, from 13 pledging $2.4 million in 9 companies to 84 pledging $8.6 million in 23 companies. Under the change, angels in the state can now receive tax credit against their state personal income tax [Full Story…]

Fairfield, CT Business Council Announces New Startup Center

Fairfield, CT Business Council Announces New Startup Center

The creation of the Center for Growth, located in Stamford Connecticut, is setting out to repair the disunity of Connecticut's startups and entrepreneurs. The creation of the center was announced recently by the Business Council of Farifield Country. According to Stamford Advocate, the Center [Full Story…]

Connecticut Innovations Recruits New CEO For Major Merger

Connecticut Innovations Recruits New CEO For Major Merger

In the midst of a major merger, Connecticut Innovations, a 23-year-old company that aims to foster economic development in its home state, has brought on a new CEO. Claire Leonardi will head the merger of CI and the Connecticut Development Authority ans according to Hartford Business, she has [Full Story…]

Connecticut Telecom Law Debate Heats Up

Connecticut Telecom Law Debate Heats Up

A coalition of groups, including the AARP and Connecticut Citizen Action Group oppose a bill which proposes loosening Connecticut state oversight of telecom companies.  According to the Hartford Courant, the law will eliminate land line service to poor and rural areas and raise rates elsewhere.  [Full Story…]

Verizon Raises Prices for NY FiOS TV Subscribers

Verizon Raises Prices for NY FiOS TV Subscribers

Starting May 6, all Verizon FiOS customers in NY, North Jersey and Connecticut will see an increase in the rate for their set-top DVR boxes by 6% to $16.99/month. Additionally, April 23 will be the start of the new rate for  standard definition and HD set-top  boxes at $6.99/month, up a dollar from [Full Story…]

Stamford Startup Weekend Starts March 30

Stamford Startup Weekend Starts March 30

The Stamford Startup Weekend will take place fthis Friday, March 30 to April 1 at the Stamford Innovation Center (175 Atlantic St, Stamford, CT). This 54-hour event aims to take ideas for web or mobile apps from software developers, graphics designers, and business people and turn those ideas into [Full Story…]

Chinese Investors Show Interest in Connecticut Tech Companies

Chinese Investors Show Interest in Connecticut Tech Companies

Connecticut-based technology companies in the areas of environmental technology, new generation IT and other industries are being sought after by Chinese investors.  Connecticut Innovations, the Connecticut Technology Council, the Commerce Department, and US diplomats will present a variety of these [Full Story…]

Nine Teams Chosen to Compete in Connecticut Startup Pilot

Nine Teams Chosen to Compete in Connecticut Startup Pilot

From 33 original applicants, nine teams have been chosen to participate in a 10-week startup accelerator program in Connecticut as part of an investment pilot. Each team will be given $25,000 from Connecticut Innovations Inc. to help develop the company, as well as mentorship from professional [Full Story…]

WVIT’s Facebook Strategy Drives Traffic to CT News Site

WVIT's Facebook Strategy Drives Traffic to CT News Site

When WVIT, the NBC affiliate for the New Haven/Hartford Connecticut market, covered this year’s Super Bowl, they sent their web editor to Indianapolis along with reporters and videographers. Bob Connors, managing editor of NBCConnecticut.com, constantly updated the station’s Facebook page. In July, [Full Story…]

Mohegan Sun Installs 360-Degree Photobooth

Mohegan Sun Installs 360-Degree Photobooth

Uncasville, Connecticut casino Mohegan Sun recently announced a new installation intended to amplify its lineup of celebrities, according to Adweek. “Shine 360,” a 25-foot-wide permanent installation with 48 overhead cameras, lets guests record 12-second video snapshots of a moment from all angles, [Full Story…]

A Stamford Tech Incubator in the Making

A Stamford Tech Incubator in the Making

In the Connecticut town of Stamford lied the historic old Town Hall, which had been unused for 25 years until Patti Meagher and Barry Schwimmer, along with other investors and a sponsorship by Sikorsky Aircraft, decided to shell out $16 million in 2008 to renovate and enlarge the building. The [Full Story…]

#FundingPost Part 2: Tech Investing – Silicon Alley Vs. Silicon Valley

#FundingPost Part 2: Tech Investing - Silicon Alley Vs. Silicon Valley

By Lauren Keyson At the massive FundingPost entrepreneur-VC pitching event in Midtown last week, 70% of the attending companies were based in NY; the rest came mostly from surrounding areas like Philadelphia, New Jersey and Connecticut. The two FundingPost founders, also investors in the ARC [Full Story…]