1. Tell your Senator it’s time to curb abusive patent troll behavior and #fixpatents. Call at fixpatents.org

     
  2. Amazing women at tonight’s NY Tech Meetup - Majora Carter launching an new QA program in the Bronx, and Jen Pahlka, announcing the next round of White House Innovation Fellow applications (due 4/7). Photo credit: QoolFoto

     
  3. Kicking things off at #nytmaustin - thanks shutterstock

     

  4. Join Us at NY Tech Meetup: Austin

    For the third straight year, NY Tech Meetup (NYTM) is bringing the best of New York City technology to SXSW with NY Tech Meetup: Austin which will be held on Saturday, March 8, at The Rio, 601 Rio Grande, Suite 200/300, Austin, TX, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Co-hosted by NYTM and Gust and presented by Shutterstock, the event will feature a full NYTM demo event with presentations from some of New York’s most promising up-and-coming tech companies, including Aereo, Skillfeed, QLovi, Topi, Kinsa, Moven, MongoDB, HeTexted, Canary, 1 Second Everyday and more. Attendees can also enjoy a late morning meetup that will bring together investors and entrepreneurs, and a technology and recruitment showcase featuring top NYC technology companies, all capped off with a closing party.

    “One of the most important things we can do for the New York tech community is to make the rest of the nation and, ultimately, the world aware of all the amazing things that are being created here every day,” said Jessica Lawrence, Executive Director of NYTM. “We’re excited to give some of the top innovators in NYC a chance to shine at SXSW while exposing the creativity of New York City’s tech ecosystem as a whole to the world.”

    “Shutterstock is thrilled to support the NY Tech Meetup and fellow NY tech companies that will be showcasing their work at SXSW. Like Shutterstock, SXSW is all about the convergence of art and tech and we are inspired by the strength and creativity of the NY tech community that attends every year,” said Shutterstock VP Corporate Development, David Fraga.

    NY Tech Meetup: Austin is free to attend, but guests must RSVP in advance for each portion of the event via Eventbrite (https://nytmaustin2014.eventbrite.com). The event is first come, first served and an RSVP does not guarantee admission. Schedule updates and general event information can be found at www.nytmaustin.com.

    The currently confirmed schedule for the event is below:

    11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Investor and Entrepreneur Meetup – Hosted by Gust
    Meet top investors and fellow entrepreneurs at a casual meetup.

    11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    NY Tech Showcase and Recruitment Fair – Presented by NYCEDC
    Explore New York tech companies and current job opportunities.

    4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    NY Tech Meetup
    Enjoy one of NY Tech Meetup’s famous demo events, featuring demos from top New York tech companies.

    5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    NYTM Afterparty
    Join us after the Meetup to network with fellow attendees.

     

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  6. demand-progress:

    The NSA “is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.” (Washington Post)

    Join us in protesting the National Security Agency’s wide-ranging invasion of privacy.

    Take action →

     
  7. So just busted a move on stage at via jonmarkgo

     
     

  8. Volunteer for Girls Who Code

    Girls Who Code is looking for technical professionals to lead Girls Who Code clubs in New York City. With Girls Who Code training, you will be able to change the lives of girls throughout the NYC metro area! Apply by January 7th! Trainings are January 10th and 16th.

     

  9. New Tech City

    How New York became the Silicon Valley of the East.

     

  10. Save New York businesses. #ReformLLC!

    Did you know that an outdated law costs new NY businesses $2K? Let’s change that. http://t.co/Pwr2pLBGni #reformLLC