One of NYC’s great strengths is the diversity of its economy - finance, real estate, media & entertainment, retail, fashion, health care, education, and now tech. And the reason tech is growing so fast in NYC is that it is embedding itself in all of these other industries
From FastCompany profile of Dennis Crowley
From Benedict Evans newsletter: will Foursquare finally start coming together? Killer quote: “If you know where everybody is, where they’re going, and what they’re going to do when they get there, and you can’t make money on that, you’re an idiot”. http://m.fastcompany.com/3014821/will-foursquare-ceo-dennis-crowley-finally-get-it-right
The list of technology companies allegedly participating in a vast US government surveillance program known as PRISM, which was just reported by the Washington Post and Guardian, is notable for one name that’s not on it: Twitter.