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As GE and Amazon move on, Google expands presence in Boston and NYC

 this week when Amazon and GE decided to bail on their commitments to build headquarters in the respective cities on the same day. But it’s worth pointing out that while these large tech organizations were pulling out, Google was expanding in both locations. Yesterday upon hearing about Amazon’s decision to scrap its HQ2 plans in Long Island City, New York City Mayor De Blasio had this to say: “Instead of working with the community, Amazon threw away that opportunity. We have the best talent...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Real Estate, New York, Enterprise, Ge, Boston, New York City, Alabama, Tech, Mit, Harvard, Cambridge, Ruth Porat, Bay Area

CHARLIE MUNGER ON HQ2: 'Driving the rich people out is pretty dumb if you're a state or a city' (AMZN)

Charlie Munger, the vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, weighed in on Amazon's decision to cancel its plan to bring a second headquarters to New York City. He told CNBC in an interview on Thursday that states like New York that he says are "driving the rich people out" are "pretty dumb." Amazon's surprise announcement on Thursday sparked a debate across the political spectrum over whether the decision was a victory or a loss. Follow Amazon's share price here on Markets Insider.  Charlie Mun...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Florida, New York, California, New York City, Trends, Hawaii, Connecticut, Queens, Bill De Blasio, Berkshire Hathaway, Jeff Bezos, Cnbc, Munger, Charlie Munger

BRCK acquires ISPs EveryLayer and Surf to boost Africa’s public Wi-Fi

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa Roundup: Zimbabwe’s net blackout, Partech’s $143M fund, Andela’s $100M raise, Flutterwave’s pivot Partech is doubling the size of its African venture fund to $143 million Kenyan communications hardware company BRCK has acquired the assets of Nairobi based internet provider Surf an...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Column, Indonesia, Mexico, Wi-fi, New York City, Africa, San Francisco, Tech, Ceo, Smartphone, Broadband, United States, Telecommunications, Zimbabwe

3DEN raises $2M to create pay-as-you-go urban spaces

3DEN is building spaces for what it calls the “in-between moments” of your day. The name (pronounced “Eden”) comes from the idea of the “third place” — a space that’s neither home nor work. Founder and CEO Ben Silver told me the idea is to create a space that people can use if, say, they’ve got 45 minutes to fill between meetings, or if they’ve just gotten off a red eye flight and need somewhere to freshen up. Coffee shops, coworking spaces, gyms or hotels might serve some of those functions, bu...
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, China, Funding, New York City, Tech, Starbucks, Silver, Eden, Invision, Andrew Lee, Hudson Yards, Coworking, Casey Carl, Ben Silver

Google Assistant Interpreter Mode rolling out to Google Home devices and Smart Displays

Last month at the CES Google announced Interpreter Mode for Assistant, a new feature on Google Home devices and Smart Displays where you can ask Assistant to help you have a conversation in dozens of languages. Today the company has announced that this feature is rolling out widely to Google Home devices and Smart Displays  to translate across 26 languages. With this, You’ll both see and hear the translated conversation. You can say "Hey Google, be my Thai interpreter" or "Hey Google, help ...
Tags: Google, News, New York City, Blogging, Caesars Palace, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, Google Home, Google Home Hub, Google Assistant Interpreter Mode, Las Vegas Dream Downtown, Google Assistant Interpreter

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Amazon cancelled its plans to move its new HQ2 headquarters to New York. The company said it would not reopen its search for HQ2 but would proceed as planned in Virginia and Nashville, Tennessee. Politicians and tech execs reacted to the surprise news of Amazon pulling HQ2 from New York City. The decision to bring HQ2 to New York was met with fierce backlash from many politicians, local residents, and tech leaders who took aim a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Virginia, New York City, NFL, Trends, Xiaomi, Nintendo, Travis Kalanick, Kalanick

Amazon’s exit could scare off tech companies from New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine’s Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company’s anti-union stance. With millions of jobs and a bustling economy, New York can withstand the blow, but […]
Tags: Amazon, Business, New York, Technology, News, New York City, Ap, Nation, Queens

Amazon’s exit could scare off tech companies from New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s decision to walk away from New York City could scare off other tech companies considering moving or expanding in the city. That’s according to experts analyzing the e-commerce giant’s sudden cancellation of plans to build a massive headquarters in Queens. The decision on Thursday wipes out 25,000 promised jobs in […]
Tags: Amazon, Business, New York, Technology, News, New York City, Ap, Nation, Queens

Citizen expands its crime-tracking alert app to Baltimore

Depending on who you ask, Citizen is either a useful urban safety tool or a menacing glimpse into a self-surveilled police state, but either way, the app is coming to Baltimore. Citizen, formerly known as Vigilante, is a crime tracking app that offers geo-targeted alerts that notify users of dangers lurking nearby, from carjackings to kidnappings and every mundane horror in between. Citizen launched first in New York City before expanding to San Francisco in 2017. The app pulls in public safe...
Tags: Apps, New York, Crime, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, App Store, Citizen, Baltimore, Baltimore Sun, San Francisco People, Andrew Frame, Baltimore Citizen

New York politicians slam Amazon as it drops HQ2 plan

Like the initial HQ2 plan, today’s news that Amazon will no longer be setting up shop in Queens has been met with a flood of mixed reactions. Business advocacy and real estate are decrying the retail giant’s decision to pack up and leave. I know I’ve been flooded with responses from various corners all afternoon. Local politicians, on the other hand, appear to be placing the news squarely at the feet of Amazon . In a statement provided to TechCrunch, Mayor Bill de Blasio took Amazon to task fo...
Tags: Amazon, New York, New York City, Tech, Policy, Queens, Bill De Blasio, City Council, De Blasio, DSA, Corey Johnson, Amazon HQ2, HQ2

When Amazon threw in the towel on the New York City HQ2, it showed the rest of the world how to beat Silicon Valley (AMZN)

Amazon folded on its plans to build HQ2 in New York City — setting a bad precedent for the company itself, and for other tech giants.  Interestingly, HQ2 was generally viewed favorably by New Yorkers and political leaders both. But different groups all had different problems with Amazon and the HQ2 deal, putting lots of little roadblocks in the way.  The key lesson to be learned: It's possible to stop even a giant by Amazon not with overwhelming force, but by presenting enough friction that i...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, New York, New York City, US, Trends, New York Times, Queens, House Of Representatives, Wisconsin, Bill De Blasio, Union, Seattle, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Foxconn

Amazon’s NYC educational investments will continue, despite cancellation of New York HQ2

Amazon’s plans to invest in New York area engineering training programs and other local educational initiatives are not being canceled, despite Amazon’s announcement today that it will no longer open one of its HQ2 locations in New York City. The retailer decided to end its plans for the New York headquarters after significant backlash from local politicians and citizens alike who, as Amazon put it, “have made it clear that they oppose our presence.” The deal Amazon had brokered with New York po...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Education, Cloud Computing, New York City, Tech, Queens, Aws, Nashville, Staten Island, East Coast, Northern Virginia, Advanced Placement AP, Brooklyn Manhattan, City University of New York CUNY, Specifically Amazon

Did New York lose anything with Amazon’s rejection? It’s complicated.

Now that Amazon has said that it’s taking its ball and going home rather than deal with mean, pushy New Yorkers, outside observers are giving off the sense that the city (and its local politicians) are losing out for their recalcitrance. They’re wrong. New York City is running at about a 4.3% unemployment rate — higher than the national average of 3.9%, but a respectable number for jobs. Amazon’s promise of 25,000 jobs (high-paying jobs) may have reduced that number, but there’s no guarant...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Publishing, Real Estate, New York, Technology, Boston, New York City, America, San Francisco, Bloomberg, Software, Queens, Computing

Amazon abandons NYC HQ2 plan

Amazon's controversial second headquarters in the New York City neighborhood of Long Island City won't be happening after all, according to a new report.
Tags: Amazon, Technology, New York City, Radio, Queens, De Blasio, Industry News, Cuomo, Long Island City, Select, Gianaris, HQ2

How Activism Helped Heal My Grief After My Father Was Shot & Killed

On my first day back to high school after my dad, a beloved history teacher, was shot and killed outside the school where he taught in New Jersey, I wanted to disappear into the walls. At my locker, I used drained reserves of strength to force a fake smile. Friends walked towards me, braced for my inevitable meltdown, but I said hello as if nothing had happened. They appeared appropriately baffled. Ignoring their confusion, I asked about their weekends, determined to act like it was any other M...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, New York City, New Jersey, Maria, Garfield, Nra, Emma, Emma Gonzalez, Kristina Filler

Amazon cancels plans for New York headquarters after fierce opposition

Tech company says it has ‘decided not to move forward’ with giant campus in QueensAmazon has cancelled its plans for a new headquarters in New York City following a torrent of local political opposition.“After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens,” the company said in a statement. Continue reading...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Technology, Internet, New York City, World news, E-commerce, US news, US politics, Long Island City Queens, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, QueensAmazon

Lost in translation? Try interpreter mode with the Google Assistant

It’s easier than ever to meet new people and explore new places—but language barriers that prevent us from talking to each other still exist. With the Google Assistant, we're focused on creating the best way to get things done—regardless of who you’re communicating with or what language you speak. To help you connect with people you’re talking to, we recently introduced a new feature called interpreter mode that translates your conversations in real time.We’ve been piloting interpreter mode at t...
Tags: Google, France, New York City, San Francisco, Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace, Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, Google Assistant, Google Home, Google Home Hub, Las Vegas Dream Downtown, During New York Fashion Week

Amazon Pulls Out of Planned New York City Campus

As expected, Amazon said on Thursday that it was canceling plans to build a corporate campus in New York City [The link may be paywalled; alternative source]. From a report: The company had planned to build a sprawling complex in Long Island City, Queens, in exchange for nearly $3 billion in state and city incentives. But the deal had run into fierce opposition from local lawmakers who criticized providing subsidies to one of the world's richest companies. Amazon said the deal would have created...
Tags: Amazon, New York City, Tech, Long Island City Queens, New York City Campus

Amazon drops plans for New York HQ2

In a surprise turn, Amazon has announced that it’s pulling out on plans to open one of two HQ2 locations in New York City. The move follows much push back from local government and citizens, who have pushed back on the company’s proposed Long Island City location, cited tax breaks and Amazon’s long-standing anti-unionization policies. Amazon has offered a lengthy statement to TechCrunch, which also notes that it has no plans to re-open its search for a new location, instead sticking with alr...
Tags: Amazon, New York, New York City, Tech, Policy, Queens, Bill De Blasio, Nashville, Staten Island, De Blasio, Cuomo, Northern Virginia, Mayor de Blasio, Long Island City, Brooklyn Manhattan, HQ2

Abacus Group buys Proactive Technologies

Abacus Group, a portfolio company of WestView Capital, closed its buy of Proactive Technologies. Financial terms weren’t announced. Proactive Technologies, of New York, provides IT services exclusively to hedge funds, private equity and other investment firms. PRESS RELEASE Abacus Group Acquires Proactive Technologies The combined company will be the largest provider of IT services in the New York metro region for hedge funds and private equity firms. NEW YORK, February 13, 2019 – Abacus Group, ...
Tags: UK, New York, New York City, US, Trends, Tech, M&a, Manhattan, Abacus, New York Ny, San Francisco CA, Boston MA, London England, Los Angeles CA, Charlotte NC, Dallas TX

The Journey of Us: A Voyage through Black History

Like Black history itself, my journey contains multitudes. It began in New York City, where I grew up during the rise of the civil rights movement. The social politics of the time didn’t encourage me—a woman of color--to pursue a career in science, technology or math. But thankfully my father did. He built me my first chemistry set, encouraging me to build, create and fix things even as my childhood lab experiments went awry.This empowerment pushed me to earn a PhD, land my first job at AT&T Bel...
Tags: Google, India, New York City, Google Earth, Haiti, Democratic Party, Howard University, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Issa Rae, AT T Bell Laboratories, Diversity and Inclusion, Moorland Spingarn Research Center, Shirley Chisholm Shirley Chisholm, William Henry Lane William Henry Lane, HBO MarianC Marian Croak

Activision-Blizzard, the major video game company behind 'Call of Duty' and 'Overwatch,' is laying off about 800 employees (ATVI)

Blizzard Entertainment, the creator of huge video-game franchises such as "Overwatch," "World of Warcraft," and "Hearthstone," is undergoing a big round of layoffs. The layoffs will ultimately affect some 800 employees across Activision-Blizzard, representing some 8% of its workforce.  Activision Blizzard, the parent company of Blizzard, has seen its stock lose almost half its value since October 2018.  Read the full memo to Blizzard employees below.  Blizzard Entertainment, one of the bigges...
Tags: Apple, New York City, Trends, Bloomberg, Brooklyn, Ireland, Cnbc, Activision Blizzard, Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, Kotaku, GAAP, Bobby Kotick, Bungie, Mike Morhaime, Morhaime

Blizzard, the creator of 'Overwatch' and 'Hearthstone,' is having a big round of layoffs (ATVI)

Blizzard Entertainment, the creator of huge video game franchises like "Overwatch," "World of Warcraft," and "Hearthstone," is undergoing a big round of layoffs, Kotaku reports. Activision Blizzard, the parent company of Blizzard, has seen its stock lose almost half its value since October 2018.  Blizzard Entertainment, one of the biggest names in the video game business, has begun a significant round of layoffs. The move confirms earlier reports from Bloomberg. Kotaku reports that the job cu...
Tags: Apple, Wall Street, New York City, Trends, Brooklyn, Ireland, Activision Blizzard, Kotaku, Hearthstone, Bungie, Mike Morhaime, Morhaime, Twitter DM, ATVI, Jason Schreier, J Allen Brack

The business of Patreon

Patreon provides business infrastructure to independent content creators: people making videos, music, podcasts, paintings, comics, games, magazines and other forms of media for fans online. It helps them turn the small subset of superfans within their broader fan base into paying monthly patrons and manage relationships with those patrons across the web. Patreon is angling to become the dominant platform for creators to build these membership businesses, a position from which it could expand...
Tags: TC, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Atlanta, Netflix, EC, Hulu, Jack Conte, San Antonio, Patreon, Conte, Josh Constine, Tom Boruta, Memberful, EC-1

Mayor Bill de Blasio says bringing Amazon HQ2 to New York City is “mission critical”

During a state legislature hearing today, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said it is “mission critical” that Amazon build HQ2 in Long Island City. De Blasio’s remarks come a few days after a report that widespread outcry from residents and local politicians alike have prompted Amazon to reconsider the move, which the company says would create at least 25,000 jobs. According to NY1, De Blasio told the state legislature that New York City needs the jobs and revenue that would be created b...
Tags: Amazon, TC, New York, Washington Post, Virginia, New York City, Tech,, Queens, Bill De Blasio, Jeff Bezos, De Blasio, Long Island City, Michael Gianaris, Gianaris, HQ2

NYC mayor defends Amazon deal at state budget hearing

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — It was “mission critical” for New York City to land one of Amazon’s second headquarters and the tens of thousands of jobs the company promises to create, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday, just days after a report said the company was having second thoughts because of opposition from some influential […]
Tags: Amazon, Business, Technology, News, New York City, Nation, Bill De Blasio, Albany

Piano Rental Business Plays All the Right Notes When Marketing to Customers

How will your company become top-of-mind in 2019 and beyond? Sometimes a simple modification to a business policy can lead to that memorable, unique edge. Even if your industry is more than 300 years old. Small Business Trends chatted with Sarah Binder Mehta about hitting all the right notes in a traditional niche. After graduating from Cornell, Mehta made her way to the University of Michigan Law School where she focused her studies on product liability defense. She later joined forces with he...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Interviews, New York City, US, Sales, Microsoft Dynamics, University of Michigan Law School, Small Business Trends, Sarah Binder Mehta, Cornell Mehta, Jerry Binder, Weber Avery Bond, Young Chang, PianoPiano

Neil Gaiman Reads His Manifesto on Making Art: Features the 10 Things He Wish He Knew As a Young Artist

I think you're absolutely allowed several minutes, possibly even half a day to feel very, very sorry for yourself indeed. And then just start making art. - Neil Gaiman It’s a bit early in the year for commencement speeches, but fortunately for lifelong learners who rely on a steady drip of inspiration and encouragement, author Neil Gaiman excels at putting old wine in new bottles. He repurposed his keynote address to Philadelphia's University of the Arts’ Class of 2012 for Art Matter...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, Life, New York City, Neil Gaiman, Literature, Philadelphia, Hackney, Ursula K Le Guin, Alice, East London, Waterstones, Facebook Twitter, Chris Riddell

Amazon To NYC After Reconsidering HQ2 Plans: It'd Be a Shame If Something Happened To Your Kids' CS Education

theodp writes: Commenting on reports that Amazon is reconsidering its plan to bring 25,000 jobs to a new campus in New York City following a wave of political and community opposition, Amazon issued the following statement: "We're focused on engaging with our new neighbors -- small business owners, educators, and community leaders. Whether it's building a pipeline of local jobs through workforce training or funding computer science classes for thousands of New York City students, we are working ...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Washington Post, New York City, America, Tech, CS Education, Michael Gianaris, New York State Sen, Ankita Rao

Local Realtors reel from report Amazon may avoid NYC

That news did not thrill real estate agents in the area, half a dozen of whom said they still hope Amazon goes through with the original HQ2 plan. But they also said that with or without the retail giant, Long Island City has already benefited from months of publicity and should ultimately thrive long term.
Tags: Amazon, Technology, NYC, New York City, Analysis, Radio, Queens, Agent, Silicon Valley, Compass, Long Island City, Markets & Economy

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