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#MadeinNY Media Center to Open in Brooklyn

#MadeinNY Media Center to Open in Brooklyn

Silicon Alley will soon become home to the 18,000-square-feet media center for the "Made In New York" initiative from Mayor Bloomberg's Office. The center will have a gallery with multimedia artwork and other projects, a restaurant, educational classes, and a space for screenings. It will be open to [Full Story…]

#TENDIGI Fledges From #NYU-Poly Brooklyn Incubator

#TENDIGI Fledges From #NYU-Poly Brooklyn Incubator

Brooklyn-based app developer TENDIGI moved out of NYU-Poly incubator, making it the first startup to outgrow the hub. Its six employees moved to a new space on Jay St., just a few blocks away. The incubator subleases discounted space to tech startups. Jeff Soto, TENDIGI’s founder, said he was [Full Story…]

#Sandy Impacts #NYTech and #2012Election Polling Centers

#Sandy Impacts #NYTech and #2012Election Polling Centers

Last week, Hurricane Sandy negatively affected the tech scene in NY. It knocked out power lines and flooded data centers and offices of startup companies. WNYC's New Tech City spoke with Rachel Haot, NYC's Chief Digital Officer, about the impact Sandy had on the city's tech companies and their [Full Story…]

New #MadeInNY Media Center to Open in Brooklyn

New #MadeInNY Media Center to Open in Brooklyn

Mayor Bloomberg, Media & Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver and NYC Economic Development Corporation President Seth W. Pinsky announced today a new 'Made in NY' Media Center in Brooklyn. The new media center will be developed and operated by the Independent Filmmaker Project. The center [Full Story…]

DUMBO Arts Festival Incorporates Tech

DUMBO Arts Festival Incorporates Tech

This year, the DUMBO Arts Festival will include a wide range of technology-related installations and exhibits. The event takes place from September 28-30, and will include technology highlights like: Superhero: Participants are transformed into superheroes in this interactive projection mapping [Full Story…]

Livestream Opening Williamsburg Annex

Livestream Opening Williamsburg Annex

Livestream, housed in the same Chelsea location as Google, is opening up a new annex in Williamsburg for product design. The startup, which enables online broadcasting, hopes to move by the end of the year. According to the New York Post, CEO Max Hoat didn’t want to move to DUMBO with other tech [Full Story…]

Loosecubes Creates Outdoor DUMBO Office

Loosecubes Creates Outdoor DUMBO Office

NY Tech firms are known for non-traditional office arrangements. Now they're taking on the great outdoors. Loosecubes, an office-sharing company, set up picnic tables under the Brooklyn Bridge Thursday. About 50 people took advantage of the free workspace, WiFi and beer.  The working arrangements [Full Story…]

PR Firms Looking at DUMBO Aquistions

PR Firms Looking at DUMBO Aquistions

Some top public relations firms are eyeing the rising new media companies popping up in DUMBO, an area of NY's Brooklyn that has become a hotbed for digital and social media agencies. Firms such as GolinHarris and Middleberg Communications are considering acquisitions from among the 60 digital shops [Full Story…]

Brooklyn’s Dumbo’s Tech Scene Expanding Rapidly

Brooklyn's Dumbo's Tech Scene Expanding Rapidly

Having been a popular tech area already, Brooklyn's Dumbo's tech scene is rapidly expanding as its two biggest employers, Huge Inc. and Etsy, continue to grow in size. In addition, Polytechnic Institute of New York University is set to open a new incubator in the area, possibly housing up to 20 [Full Story…]

Brooklyn Startup Gains Insight from Pepsi Incubator

Brooklyn Startup Gains Insight from Pepsi Incubator

David Moricca, a Harvard-educated lawyer, launched BreakoutBand.com in 2008, after a decade developing digital products for Scholastic. The DUMBO-based startup, according to Crain's New York Business, helps users create 'professional-sounding' music. Initially, Moricca raised more than $1.5 million [Full Story…]

Digital Design Firms Flock to Dumbo

Digital Design Firms Flock to Dumbo

The former manufacturing neighborhood in Brooklyn, known colloquially as "Dumbo," has taken on a new nickname: Silicon Beach. According to BetaBeat, the neighborhood is looking more like the Bay Area as it continues to garner digital credit. Trailblazers Etsy, Huge LLC and Wireless Generation have [Full Story…]

Art & Tech Festival In DUMBO Kicks Off Today

Art & Tech Festival In DUMBO Kicks Off Today

The Creators Project is hosting a weekend long art and technology festival in DUMBO, starting today at Noon. The event will showcase works such as Mick Rock and Barney Clay's David Bowie transfiguration and will premiere installations from the winners of Art Hack Weekend. There will also be live [Full Story…]

eAmore NYC Innovation Summit Takes Place Tomorrow

eAmore NYC Innovation Summit Takes Place Tomorrow

The eAmore NYC Innovation summit will be kicking off tomorrow, June 28th, at 6pm at the Galapagos Art Space in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn for a showcase of innovation in the online dating space. Topics covered will include funding/exits, pivots, mobile, social and local as they relate to the [Full Story…]

New Digital Ad Agencies Grow in Brooklyn

New Digital Ad Agencies Grow in Brooklyn

According to a recent article in Adweek, a new breed of ad agency has started developing in Brooklyn, far away from the corporate style of Madison Avenue. These agencies do not just make ads, but documentaries, web series, build websites and apps and pitch reality shows. Adweek states that these [Full Story…]

Foursquare Taps Into Primal Territorial Urges

Foursquare Taps Into Primal Territorial Urges

Foursquare gets the "sociological study" treatment from the New York Times in an article about the sometimes extreme measures taken by users to earn and maintain "mayor" status of a location. Among the many anecdotes that prove how competitive people can be, even in the absence [Full Story…]