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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…]

Five #NYTech Companies Receive Grants to Move Downtown

Five #NYTech Companies Receive Grants to Move Downtown

In an effort to lure more technology companies into the Lower Manhattan financial district, the NYCEDC has offered five of 300 companies $250,00 each to move their facilities. Three of the companies are moving from Silicon Alley where prices for businesses are increasing dramatically. The winners [Full Story…]

#MadeinNY Campaign Promotes #NYCTech at #SXSW2013 Conference

#MadeinNY Campaign Promotes #NYCTech at #SXSW2013 Conference

Shortly after it's launch, the "Made in New York" marketing campaign has traveled to the South by Southwest Interactive technology festival in Texas in order to promote the city's tech scene. Along with Rachel Haot, the city's Chief Digital Officer, many Silicon Alley companies came to the [Full Story…]

#SiliconAlley Venture CoFounder Talks #NYCTech

#SiliconAlley Venture CoFounder Talks #NYCTech

Having worked in both Silicon Alley and Silicon Valley, RRE Ventures Co-founder Jim Robinson knows how each city works. Using that knowledge, he told Forbes that the customs of the two coasts, will never meet. Robinson said that the next major media public company will likely come from NYC since [Full Story…]

NY Startup #Yodle May Soon Gain IPO

NY Startup #Yodle May Soon Gain IPO

Silicon Alley ad company Yodle recently announced that he feels that an IPO is likely in the future of the company. Yodle is making steps towards a public offering with the acquisition of the Atlanta-based company Lighthouse Practice Management Group. The ad platform for small businesses builds web [Full Story…]

Thomas Pynchon to Write Book Set in Silicon Alley

Thomas Pynchon to Write Book Set in Silicon Alley

The NY York Silicon Alley tech scene will serve as the setting for the next Thomas Pynchon book, according to The New York Times Dealbook. The novel, which will be released on September 17, is set in 2001 between the time of September 11 and the collapse of the dot-com boom. In his books such as [Full Story…]

25 Rising NYC Startups to Watch Out For

25 Rising NYC Startups to Watch Out For

After a recent PrivCo report that put NY-based startups second behind Silicon Valley in mergers and acquisitions, Business Insider has created a list of 25 NYC startups in their early stages that are showing signs of success. The first of their choices is Modern Guild, founded in 2012 by Adrien [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…]

#SiliconAlley Cool vs #SiliconValley Nerds

#SiliconAlley Cool vs #SiliconValley Nerds

As NY's tech and startup industry continues to grow, it is becoming more confident about being compared to Silicon Valley. NY founders are taking pride in the differences between the culture of the two cities. According to paidContent, founder of Tumblr David Karp said, "The west is about making [Full Story…]

NJ’s LiveU Raises $27M

NJ's LiveU Raises $27M

LiveU, based in Hackensack, NJ, recently raised $27 million in funding. The company's 4G LTE-equipped LU70 backpack has become the go-to for companies looking to uplink HD video while in the field. The funding round included Lightspeed Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, Carmel Ventures and Pitango [Full Story…]

NY Tech Community Builds #Sandy Relief Tools

NY Tech Community Builds #Sandy Relief Tools

During Hurricane Sandy, government officials used a new alert system, which contacted anyone within an affected geographic area whose mobile device could get text messages, according to the New York Times. This was the first time the system was used in New York and now tech firms and the city are [Full Story…]

Growing NY Tech Sector to Challenge Silicon Valley, Says Cutler #CornellNYCTech

Growing NY Tech Sector to Challenge Silicon Valley, Says Cutler #CornellNYCTech

NY is atop a list of cities challenging Silicon Valley for tech supremacy, according to Zach Cutler of The Cutler Group.  In an op-ed in The Huffington Post, Cutler states that the city is the fastest-growing tech hub in the U.S., and that according to the Center for an Urban Future, tech related [Full Story…]

NY Tech Runs on Diesel this Week #Sandy

NY Tech Runs on Diesel this Week #Sandy

When power went out in Lower Manhattan this week due to Hurricane Sandy, Fog Creek Software’s data center switched to an emergency diesel generator. But after water rushed into Peer 1’s basement, it wiped out fuel pumps and monitoring equipment. Fog Creek retrieved a their system administrator from [Full Story…]

NY Tech Scene Responds to #Sandy with Fundraiser/Hackathon #NYTechResponds

NY Tech Scene Responds to #Sandy with Fundraiser/Hackathon #NYTechResponds

In a response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy various organization of the NY tech community are organizing a 48-hour hackathon next week on November 7-8, which will focus on challenges arising from Hurricane Sandy and to raise money for relief efforts. Money will most likely be donated [Full Story…]

Co-Working Spaces Assisting Startups Affected by #Sandy #Sandycoworking

Co-Working Spaces Assisting Startups Affected by #Sandy  #Sandycoworking

After Charlie O’Donnell, founder of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, tweeted that local co-working spaces should share information about available work space with the hashtag #sandycoworking, several offices stepped up to help out. According to GigaOm, as a result of his call out, Headhunter Labs announced [Full Story…]