Silicon Alley

So Just How Big Has New York’s Tech Sector Gotten?

Almost feeling nostalgic. (Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Just in time to hand the whole dog-and-pony show off to his successor, Mayor Bloomberg finally has some new numbers to rattle off at those chipper press conferences he’s always holding at startup offices.

Today, pegged to the closed-door Bloomberg Technology Summit, hizzoner’s foundation dropped a big report on the state of the city’s tech business. And, well, would you believe it? They found that it’s grown prodigiously since 2007. Read More

Teach Me How to Startup

New York, San Francisco Mayors Team Up to Form Unholy Axis of Disruption

Just a couple of mayors, mayoring out.

Today, after a day of bopping around Silicon Valley, with stops at Y Combinator and Yahoo, Mike Bloomberg headed to the Square HQ to meet with San Francisco mayor Ed Lee for an announcement: They’re teaming up to co-host the second annual Bloomberg Technology Summit.

(Not that they bothered renaming the event.)

Would-be mayor Jack Dorsey introduced the pair. How he managed not to pass out from sheer childlike excitement is anyone’s guess. Read More