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Reading from the same playbook as Texas Governor Rick Perry, Mayor Bloomberg toured the Bay Area this weekend trying to lure tech investors and young grads back east with promises of good times and pretty girls. As if San Francisco was just one extended sequence of Revenge of the Nerds.
Mayor Bloomberg has repeated time and time again that he believes New York City will be the next Silicon Valley. And, in some senses, his dream is coming true: SoHo has become a start-up assembly machine, Long Island City is attracting tech-hybrid manufacturers with its large, abandoned warehouses a ... More >>
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Move aside, Silicon Valley! Or, you know, watch your back. New York City is trying to compete with the tech-y town to be the tech center of the universe -- and Google is helping. (FYI: New York City is still second to Silicon Valley, but it's trying!) Today, Mayor Mike Bloomberg joined Google CE ... More >>
A study came out yesterday claiming that New York has the "fastest-growing" tech industry in the U.S. That research, conducted by the Center for an Urban Future, sure made a lot of people happy . (Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has long said that the Big Apple needs to become less economically depen ... More >>
Listen up, Wikipedia, Google, and all you other folks who shut down websites and changed your Facebook profile pic in solidarity! Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand heard you loud and clear and said this morning that it's time to take a step back and reevaluate PIPA and SOPA. This times well with reports tha ... More >>
Didn't we hear in June that AT&T was bringing Wi-Fi to parks this summer? Yes! And now we've learned there are even more hotspots on the way. According to a press release announcing the city's renewed deal with Time Warner Cable and Cablevision Systems, 32 parks will be provided with Wi-Fi ... More >>
Foxconn, makers of the iPhone as well as products for Sony, Nokia, Dell and Hewlett Packard, plans to automate much of its manufacturing load. Last year they doubled wages after more than a dozen workers at its plant in southern China committed suicide. It was so bad, the factory had to insta ... More >>
Yeah, we're not Silicon Valley, no matter what you want to think. (Personally, we have no interest in being Silicon Valley.) Crain's reports, however, that New York City has replaced Boston as the Number 2 tech hub in the nation, with $642.2 million in venture capital funding coming into the ... More >>
Look at how the Archbishop of Canterbury gets down. Would that this were real, but alas, it's a T-Mobile ad. [email@example.com] [@_rosiegray]
Strange bedfellows.And lo, one crappy service provider acquires another. AT&T announced today that it's buying T-Mobile USA for $39 billion from Deutsche Telekom. If the two companies fully merge, the deal will give AT&T another 46.5 million customers in America, pushing it way past Veriz ... More >>
Kevin Sorbo, the model who gained fame as TV's "Hercules," served up his misty memories of almost wearing Versace (meaning the man himself), as told on Sirius XM Satellite Radio's "The Frank DeCaro Show". Sorbo said that after he got a job modeling for Versace in Milan, he get a phone call ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 8, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 27 The electric soapbox: 'This is your channel' By Robin Reisig "We spent 10 hours last night taking out all the dirty words -- there must have been 100 fucks and cocksuckers -- and now they want us to put t ... More >>
Six billion dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? Groupon, the Chicago-based mega-start-up of online group coupons (get it?), turning down a six billion dollar offer from SkyNet Google. The tech giant has more money than God and often uses it to snap up smaller companies. But often, they ... More >>
Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd has reportedly resigned after an investigation of sexual harassment claims made by a former contractor. He'll be replaced by CFO Cathie Lesjak on an interim basis. While the company says that the investigation found no violations of sexual harassment policy, HP s ... More >>
Daily News columnist Juan Gonzalez has a new chapter in his ongoing series on the kind of waste in government that somehow flies below the radar when Team Bloomberg goes looking to cut the budget. Today's episode reveals that the city is paying $3.5 million a year to outside computer consultants who ... More >>
And now there are 8 ads weirder than Carly Fiorina's "Demon Sheep." "No-one knows from whence it came," according to the voice over for Fred Davis' latest shot at viral glory (video after the jump), but the giant floating head of Barbara Boxer (who is referred to here as "it" by the narrato ... More >>
Courtesy of the always excellent No Conclusion blog. The theme is "music that inspires my solo music by process and intent. This is the kind of stuff I listen to when my inspiration well is running a little dry," meaning this is more of a
Well, a mock cover made up at the party Paper had for their 25th anniversary the other night (along with HP and their fabulous ink cartridges). First of all, let me say what an amazing job the mag's Kim Hastreiter, David Hershkovits, Mickey Boardman, and Drew Elliott did in pulling together ... More >>
Many citizens facing a worsening recession are looking at their car dashboards and thinking, "why am I paying for radio?" So Sirius XM, home to Howard Stern and a bunch of other v/o celebs, is facing bankruptcy. The Times says it has $175 million in debt payments due at the end of the month and is ... More >>
The press is demanding more heath information on Steve Jobs, who yesterday announced he was taking a leave of absence from his Apple CEO duties due to health issues. Jobs characterized these issues as nutritional, but some doctors speculate that the pancreatic cancer survivor may have chronic pancr ... More >>
Concerns about the health of alarmingly thin pancreatic cancer survivor Steve Jobs have been so widespread and volatile that when some guy on the internet floated a rumor in October that the Apple CEO was in the hospital, the company's stock dropped five points. Now Jobs has admitted to the Times t ... More >>
In 23 million years, Google will fall to the rebellion. And no, we don't mean 'Ask Jeeves'
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