From Climate to Climax at The NY Tech Meetup

Will the New York Tech Meetup ever not sell-out its monthly showcase of tech startups? Judging from the full house that braved the frigid February New York weather, the answer is a resounding no. The NYC tech scene is simply too robust to forego the premier startup showcase event here. Also, it doesn’t hurt that…… Continue reading From Climate to Climax at The NY Tech Meetup

Innovation @NYTimes

Few industries have endured as much tumult and disruption as the purveyors of journalism. Within that space, big metro newspapers have likely suffered the greatest as readers and advertisers abandon their habitual inky relics for more digital, real-time pursuits.  Industry watcher Ken Doctor takes a sobering look at the “newsonomics” of the second half of…… Continue reading Innovation @NYTimes

Tech Tales from New York

Andrew Rasiej on Stage at the 10th Annual Personal Democracy ForumSandwiched in between the 10th anniversary gathering of the Personal Democracy Forum, the annual who’s who of those intersecting technology, politics and social activism, and the inaugural Mayoral NYC Tech Forum where four of NYC’s mayoral candidates attempted to show off their technology chops –…… Continue reading Tech Tales from New York

Startup City

My wife insisted that Silicon Valley continues to reign supreme as the tech startup capital of the world. She’s right of course, but I’d hardly put New York City down for the count. Last year, Privco reported “100 deals for privately held tech companies in the city, with their value adding up to $8.3 billion.”Not too…… Continue reading Startup City

New York Tech Meetup Gets Physical

Steve CaseAt Business Insider’s recent Ignition conference, reported here, AOL founder and Revolution CEO Steve Case said the following in response to a Henry Blodget question about his investment strategy: “More than half the economy has NOT been disrupted by the Internet.”Presumably he was talking about innovation in sectors that have been slow to embrace IT…… Continue reading New York Tech Meetup Gets Physical

Girls Who Code

It’s no secret that New York City and the nation are banking on a healthy culture of innovation and entrepreneurship to drive and sustain our economic future. It is these two areas that offer the greatest cause for hope when considering our nation’s low educational ranking compared to other countries.Est. Annual Test Score Gains 1995-2009Most…… Continue reading Girls Who Code

New York Tech-Worthy

U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd ParkWe’re not worthy. We’re not worthy. We’re not….Well, actually, we (the New York Tech Meetup community) are most worthy of a visit from Todd Park, U.S. Chief Technology Officer. NYTM executive director Nate Westheimer (Wayne) proclaimed:”So cool to have USA’s CTO @todd_park speaking here at #NYTM!” Cool indeed.Mr. Park’s infectious enthusiasm for the…… Continue reading New York Tech-Worthy

New York Tech Scene Heats Up

At the conclusion of Tuesday night’s New York Tech Meetup, a few of the venture capitalists gathered impromptu in a group to compare notes. I didn’t want to eavesdrop, but couldn’t help overhearing the assessment of the evening’s final presentation from NimbleTV, which has plans to disrupt the TV viewing experience a la last month’s…… Continue reading New York Tech Scene Heats Up

I Want My Aereo TV

New York Tech MeetupClient obligations and travel took me away from the last couple of New York Tech meetups, so I was glad to be back at NYU Skirball Center to witness first-hand what the city’s hot hot hot tech startup scene had up its collective sleeve. I wasn’t disappointed.As we settled into our seats,…… Continue reading I Want My Aereo TV