New York City is known for many things—culture…finance…fashion. But now
you can add technology to that list. Recently, the NY metro area
replaced Boston--as the No. 2 technology hub in the nation, second only
to Silicon Valley. During the second quarter, $624.2 million in venture
capital funding flowed into the NY metro area, with more than $416
million targeted for 48 Internet-based companies, according to a report
released by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital
Last summer was such a success, Google is doing it again. The company is
searching for applicants for its BOLD Diversity internship program.
BOLD stands for Building Opportunities for Leadership &
Development. The program aims to reach students who identify with a group that is historically under-represented in the technology industry.
At a recent screening of the fourth installment of CNN’s Black in
America series, The New Promised Land: Silicon Valley, host Soledad
O’Brien led a panel discussion about the absence of Black startups in
New Jersey residents who use public transportation to get to employment,
educational and recreational destinations can now use state-of-the-art
technology via smart phones to pay their way. The credit goes to New
Jersey Transit, the state’s public transportation corporation, which
partnered with Google’s payment system, Google Wallet, to offer riders a
downloadable application for smart phones.
In a new video game television commercial, NBA star Dwight Howard is seen running through city streets,
wildly firing an assault rifle. He is playing the role of a “noob,” a
character in “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3,” the latest installment of
Activision Blizzard Inc.’s “Call of Duty” video game series. Over the next few weeks, millions of Americans, including other inactive
NBA players, will be spending a significant amount of time in the same
way, thanks to Tuesday’s worldwide release of Modern Warfare 3.