By the year 2014, e-book sales will increase to the tune of 140%. Nearly
60% of all book sales will be digital. This sweeping change in how
people read and consume content in general is due to the handy work of
several advances in technology, and it’s taking the publishing industry
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.