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Booting Up: Tech-Mad Millennials Edition

Good morning, sunshine! (Photo: flickr.com/globochem)

Gen Y just loves working for tech companies. This study cites “flexibility,” which we’re just going to read as “free food.” [CNN Money]

AT&T towers are reportedly screwing with a pricey new police radio system in Oakland, California. [Ars Technica]

Quora assesses Y Combinator’s latest batch of graduates. [Quora]

Speaking of YC: Revenue was all the rage at yesterday’s Demo Day. [Bloomberg]

Shoreham, Long Island is one step closer to having its very own Nikola Tesla Science Center: The Oatmeal-instigated Indiegogo fundraiser to buy the inventor’s last remaining lab surpassed its funding goal late yesterday afternoon. [Indiegogo]

Six percent of the American population lives out of reach of broadband. [Wall Street Journal]

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It’s Official: Long Island Buys The Most Video Games of Any Place In America

Infographic via Bundle

 

Sure, we always assumed there was less to do out on Long Island than here in the five boroughs. But it doesn’t seem like the kind of place with no distractions, given the sweet beaches, surfing and Hamptons crowd.

But according to a new report from the finance site Bundle, residents of  Huntington, New York on the North Shore spend the most on video games of any place in America. In fact they spend 4.08 times the average! And this isn’t an isolated case. North Hempstead, a little ways west, comes in second in a national poll, at 2.32 times the national average.

Is this just a perfect storm of wealthy, indulgent parents and bored teenagers, or is something more important at work? An indigenous gaming culture taking root in L.I. so strong it makes the rest of our great nation look like a bunch of lazy, broke chumps?

We put the question to Twitter and it didn’t take long for native Strong Islanders to give us their answers: Read More