We are proud to announce that Eduardo Angel LLC is now on a digital map called, Made in New York, a great resource developed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg for tech companies, investors, developers and designers. Featuring more than 500 local companies across the city’s five boroughs, including 325 that are presently hiring, the projects’s goal is to interactively show what is happening in the technology industry throughout the five boroughs.
“We expect this map to be another tool that helps propel our tech industry forward,” Bloomberg said . “The growth of the tech industry in New York City has been a critical part of weathering the nation’s economic downturn, far better than the rest of the country.” Since the map plots companies by location, job seekers can explore their desired neighborhoods, making this a fantastic resource for anyone who lives or is moving to New York City to find jobs in the technology sector. The map can be also be sorted by digital companies, investors, and co-working and incubator spaces.
“Creative people want to be around other people and creativity is driving the tech industry,” Bloomberg said. “We are making concentrated efforts to support entrepreneurs and startups.”
Additionally, Mayor Bloomberg, the Department of Small Business Services and NYC Digital, along With Google, Mashable and Tumblr have introduced aNew Technology Toolkitto Help Small Local Businesses Launch and Grow Online. We believe that these new resources are increasing the visibility, as well as competitiveness for new companies to stay on top. We welcome new challenges.
Is this map a valuable tool for you? What else can New York do to advertise its rising tech industry? As always, share your thoughts with us below.
A wonderful friend sent me this short video, which impacted me at several different levels.
The original intention of the director, Seth Gardner, was “to illustrate the power of words to radically change a message and its effect upon the world.” It can be seen as a clever marketing piece or a bittersweet personal story.
For some reason, the video reminded me of the Washington Post’s experiment about 5 years ago, when Joshua Bell, one of the best concert violinist in the world, played for free, for 45 minutes, on a violin worth 3.5 million dollars at a subway station in D.C. Over a thousand people passed by Bell, only seven stopped to listen him play, including a 3-year old boy, and only one person recognized him. He collected $32.17. A few nights before he was playing a sold out theater in Boston with an average ticket of $100.
The first video inspired me to rethink how we market our company and communicate with our clients, and the second one remind to “stop and smell the roses” or at least listen to the music more often.
We have been trying innovative ways to make our content more visually appealing. Here are some of the most recent features that you might not know.
• The Tag Cloud is great. The more we write about a topic the bigger it gets in the “cloud.” Simply click on one word to access the most relevant articles.
• The Event Calendar (on your right) is very easy to share, subscribe to, and download (Google Calendar, iCal, etc). The Colored Categories are now much easier to read. This is a brand new edition.
• Visual Serendipity is our ongoing weekly series of images taken with a cellphone. You can access all the images by simply searching for “Visual Serendipity”
• We have been on Tumblr for a long time. We love the site’s interaction with other photographers and bloggers, as well as the beautiful looking menu of “recent posts.”
• We are part of Bloomberg’s Digital Map for Tech Companies in New York. Come back tomorrow to learn more about this great project.
• And our Visuals page keeps growing and changing. We are hosting our images on PhotoShelter and have been very happy with the results.
So, how are we doing? Do you like the graphics as much as we do? What can we do better to improve the site? Talk to us.
“The pursuit of excellence is less profitable than the pursuit of bigness, but it can be more satisfying.” David Ogilvy
In order to be truly objective and have complete freedom to voice our honest opinions, we will no longer use affiliate links at www.eduardoangel.com. We provide quality content—not commercialization. This new editorial policy is effective now, and it applies to our in-depth reviews for Canon’s brand new EOS5D Mark III, Adobe Lightroom 4 and later posts.
Adobe doesn’t notify customers who purchased single-user licenses about complimentary post-announce upgrades, BUT according to a somewhat obscure company policy, users who bought software (full or upgrade) soon after a new version was announced, might be eligible for a complimentary upgrade. If you followed my instructions on a previous post to purchase Lightroom 4 50% off, you might be one of the lucky ones.You need to contact Adobe directly to find out if you fall in the eligibility period. Let me know how it goes.
If you already purchased the upgrade and have questions about the installation, follow these simple steps here and here.
The release of the new Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is approaching. Apple recently unveiled a “developers preview” to get programmers up to speed with the new platform. The shipping version will be available in less than 6 months. So far, some of the highlighted features are a deeper integration with Apple’s iCloud, new sharing capabilities, and improved security. It is believed that Rosetta will stay with us a little longer, while iChat will be replaced with “iMessages.”
As expected, iCloud will be the center of Apple’s universe, and all other devices (iPhones, iPads, desktops, and laptops) will simply interact with iCloud to handle media, messaging, calendars, reminders, settings, and even purchases. Everything lives in the cloud—the device is simply a way to retrieve and add information. Oddly enough, one of the biggest changes is direct integration with Twitter. iCloud’s Documents will be competing directly with Google Documents.
Applications like Safari, Mail, iPhoto, Reminders, and Photo Booth will be able to tweet directly without having to launch or manage a separate Twitter client. Tweets will be context-aware: meaning a tweet from iPhoto will enable sharing via Flickr, while a video tweet will display Vimeo or YouTube as an option. What will come out first, the new OS or the updated line of Mac Book Pros?
Serendipity: noun; the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
I saw this ad at a subway station, and found it really engaging. I must admit I had never realized that a) each borough in New York has its own facial hair style, and b) that shaving is now super hip hop cool. The poster is part of a huge campaign for Braun’s Cruzer 6 which apparently “delivers cutting-edge technology and performance giving you a close shave, neat trim or defined edges and provides an innovative wet & dry technology making it a convenient shaver for use under the shower.” Wow. That’s a mouthful!