Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New York City rules in Tech Jobs

According to a report released today from a tech industry trade group, New York and its surrounding metropolitan area leads the nation when it comes to the number of high-tech jobs. Rounding out the top five in order were Washington, D.C.; San Jose/Silicon Valley, Boston, and Dallas-Fort Worth.

New York had 316,500 high-tech jobs, while Silicon Valley had 225,300.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Trendrr: Obama beats McCain in Media Coverage

Who is winning the battle for media coverage?

Obama, without question. Check out this cool new graph from Trendrr, a service of hot NY startup Wiredset. This graph says it all. The media loves Obama.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

TechSet Party NYC

The TechSet Party NYC at the Gansevoort Hotel was, without question, the highlight of Internet Week. Brian Solis, CEO of Future-Works, and Stephanie Agresta organized a fine party that was well attended by NY digerati, including Sarah Austin (Pop17), David Karp (Tumblr), the Mashable team (Pete Cashmore, Alana Taylor, Brett Petersel), Esther Dyson (angel investor), Caroline McCarthy (CNET), and others. Looking forward to more TechSet events here in NYC. These guys throw parties that remind me of the Josh Harris/Pseudo parties and Courtney Pulitizer get togethers in the Nineties Silicon Alley.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Internet Week: A Non-Event?

Ok, I guess it's obligatory to salute Internet Week. Kudos to Mayor Bloomberg for launching a "seed fund" for NY Internet companies this morning. Tomorrow nite, we're at the NY Tech Meetup, which showcases "the Top Internet Companies", and later, at the Web2NewYork/Center Networks "drinks4charity" (a good cause) party at Gallery Bar. On Friday,it's the Mashable Exhibit Hall party. I get to rub elbows with Cashmore and other luminaries. In between, there are a slew of events, ranging from the I Media panel, Net film shows, music performances and everything you can think of, some totally unrelated to the Internet or Silicon Alley. Go figure.