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Best NYC Tech Events This Week: Internet Week, Webutante Ball, Gizmodo Home of the Future and More

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com.

This wk is Internet Week w/ Mayor de Blasio’s big speech to NYC tech, he’ll outline universal broadband plan. Tomorrow’s Webutante Ball, 2 Free Passes!

Also this wk ==> Gizmodo Home of Future. Elevator (1st event ever @ 1WTC). ITP Spring Show. Design Week. Zürich Meets NY (until May 23). Parsons Art+Design (until May 24). Coming up: World Science Festival (May 28 – Jun 1). Read More

Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (Social Retail Week, Women Entrepreneurs Festival, Womensphere, Real Estate Connect)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com.

Remember IBM’s Jeopardy-winning Watson? Big Blue investing $1 billion to create Watson Group, 2000 employee division @ 51 Astor Pl (E Village). It’ll have Incubator + $100 million to fund startups with creative uses for Watson. 

Cause Spotlight: NYC Foundation for Computer Science (CSNYC) led by my friend Evan Korth & supported by Fred & Joanne Wilson. They provide funding for Computer Science & Software Engg programs in public schools (28 so far), and are raising $250k & have upcoming meetup, Women in CS, Feb 3 @ USV. Read More

Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (TransAtlantic, ITP, HardWired, Startups & Meatballs, Made in Manhattan, NY Tech, Visual Revolution)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com.

Y’know what time it is?! Why its Holiday PARTTAYY time of course! ;) And a TON of Tech Holiday Parties coming up including Jingle Bytes, NYTECH, Social Good, Made in Manhattan, FinTech, Women 2.0, EdTech, Damsels in Design, Webgrrls, Designers+Geeks, NYC UX, ONA & more. Read More

Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (Internet Week, Webutante Ball, OpenCo, New York Times Job Fair, Webby Awards, NYU ITP)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com.

You know what’s cool? A billion dollars, that’s what! Huge congrats to David Karp and the folks at Tumblr. Billion-dollar exits form the cornerstone of a thriving tech ecosystem, and this is great news for New York tech.

It’s finally here! Internet Week, that is. 45,000 people are expected to attend over 400 parties with keynotes by Randi Zuckerberg, Jonah Peretti (BuzzFeed), Joe Gebbia (Airbnb) and Joan Rivers!

The hottest party during Internet Week? That would, of course, be the Webutante Ball (a.k.a. the REAL #nerdprom!) And lucky for you, I have two FREE passes to give away. Interested? Of course you are! Apply here. Read More

Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (NYU Entrepreneurs Festival, Startup Weekend EDU, Silicon Harlem Launch Party, ITP Big Screens, DUMBO Startup Lab Demo Day, Entrepreneurs Roundtable)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com.

You get an Oscar. And you get an Oscar. Everyone gets an Oscar! Well, maybe not everyone, but spreading the love was very much the theme of Hollywood’s big night, with awards divided fairly equally among Argo, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Les Miserables, Django, Skyfall and others. Best photobomb goes to Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and @RichardDreyfuss took home best tweet: “I always dreamed that the score of one of my films would be used to play people off at the Oscars. We did it, Steven!” :) Also, really liked Ben Affleck’s heartfelt and emotional acceptance speech: “‎It doesn’t matter how much you get knocked down in life, you gotta get back up.” Word. Read More

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Startup News: Whitney Dominates Google and Nike Creates Accelerator for the Athletic Among Us

Ms. Houston (Photo: Wikipedia.org)

And I Will Always Google You Google just released its year-end zeitgeist list and Whitney Houston was named the most searched person and term of the year. Gangnam Style clocked in as the second most searched thing of the year and the now-pregnant duchess Kate Middleton was the second most searched person in 2012. In terms of New York’s search history, Hurricane Sandy took the number one slot and was followed by “MTA” and then “NY Knicks” (The new Brooklyn Nets didn’t manage to crack the top 10). In terms of restaurants, Nobu was the most searched place to eat in New York, but Daniel and Chef’s Table didn’t fall too far behind.

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Tumblr Tumblr is instructing its users to tag their favorite posts “#TumblrGiftGuide.” The Tumblr team then will troll through the entries and reblog the best entries onto the official Holiday Gift Guide Tumblr. A look on the site shows a knit skull and a case for an iPad with cute typewriters all over it. No GIFs are currently on the site or for sale anywhere in the world. Read More

Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (121212 Sandy Relief Concert, Rebuilding Schools Fundraiser, NYU ITP, FashInvest, Investor Feedback Forum and a TON of Holiday Parties!)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com.

It’s that time of the year again! There are holiday parties happening everywhere you look. This week alone has a ton, including Buzzfeed, Aol/Huffington Post, The Verge, Gawker Media, the New York Observer, WeWork Labs, Projective Space, Refinery29 and many, many more. So go crazy and party hard–but go easy on the eggnog ;). Read More