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NYC Tech Jobs Boost Other Sectors, Too

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Growth in New York City’s tech sector is evident in the number of people now working in technology jobs there. According to Crain’s New York Business, 60,000 positions are in place, nearly double the amount seen during the industry’s low point in 2003. The growth has had an impact beyond technology, Crain’s reports. Advertising technology is becoming a bigger part of the city’s advertising space, and so there’s a boost in jobs there, as well. Given the increasing overlap of… continue…

New Initiative Seeks Tech Businesses for Lower Manhattan

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The New York City area below Chambers Street is fast becoming a hub for technology companies lured by a number of programs and tech incubators. A new initiative, dubbed LaunchLM for “Launch Lower Manhattan,” wants to entice even more technology businesses to set up shop there. In an interview with Dice News, LaunchLM Director Daria Siegel said the program is designed not only to grow the neighborhood’s tech sector, but also to connect and support existing businesses. Created by the… continue…

Intel Media Opens Offices in New York, L.A.

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Intel’s media arm has opened offices in New York and Santa Monica as it pushes forward with its Internet television service, which is set to launch later this year. In an interview with Dice News, company Spokesman Jon Carvill said the offices are meant to “give us better proximity to our content partners.” The offices put Intel Media closer to the TV networks and production studios. However, Carvill declined to comment further on details about Intel Media, the offices or… continue…

Citi Bike Spurs New Mobile Opportunities

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With the recent debut of New York’s Citi Bike, a new opportunity’s arisen: Bike tech. Cat shows off some of the earliest tech toys developed around the bike sharing system — and discusses new possibilities for developers.  

In Silicon Valley, Bloomberg Pushes N.Y. Tech

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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s penchant for boosterism is well-known, and he doesn’t mind taking his message into some awkward places. For example, he’s got no problem touting the dynamics of the city’s tech industry even when he’s in Silicon Valley. Or maybe especially when he’s in Silicon Valley. For example, he shared this with Stanford’s graduating class at the school’s recent commencement: I believe that more and more Stanford graduates will find themselves moving to Silicon Alley, not only… continue…

New York Plans to Consolidate Data Centers

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New York estimates the consolidation will save $50 million annually. Now, can they keep services up and running while the process takes place? continue…

Hurricane Sandy Fails to Stop Line for iPad Mini Launch

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Despite living in a disaster zone, New Yorkers lined up at Apple’s Fifth Avenue store for the launch of the iPad Mini. continue…

NYC Data Center Needs Focus on Fuel

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The most critical need for New York City’s data centers post-Hurricane Sandy is a steady supply of diesel fuel to power generators. continue…

The 10 States With Fastest IT Job Growth

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Five of the ten states with the fastest growing job growth in computer systems design and related services are on the East Coast, according to figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics cited in a Dice Report released Thursday. Here’s a look at the Top 10 states, based on year-to-date figures: Growth Drivers In Maryland — the top-ranking state — biotech, healthcare services and local hospitals are driving the growth. And while the federal government also plays a role,… continue…

Consultant Sogeti USA to Hire 250 Tech Pros in 23 Cities

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Technical consultant Sogeti USA plans to hire around 250 IT pros in 23 cities by the end of 2012. As part of a planned expansion, it’s already brought aboard 400 so far in 2012. The jobs will be across its seven practice areas: advisory services, application development, business information management, engineering, infrastructure management, cloud and security, mobile and testing services. The Capgemini subsidiary, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, provides technical consulting services to medium and large businesses as well as public-sector… continue…