Last Friday, as his brainchild company went public, Mark Zuckerberg’s face filled the multistory video screen adorning the Times Square Reuters building, his image a grinning, pasty vision of triumph—little brother as Big Brother.
In the 30 seconds after the bell rang at the NASDAQ exchange, more than 80 million shares were traded, and with the IPO (really the night before, when the underwriting banks bought the stock from Facebook), Mr. Zuckerberg made $25 B.
But he wasn’t making any money off me.
White House Correspondents' Dinner
The White House Correspondents’ Dinner this weekend has D.C. is gearing up for its annual influx of celebrities, media outlets, party crashers, very etc.
The Academy Awards of politics, but without any actual awards being given (and usually with funnier hosts) has become one of the most tuned-into D.C. events of the year. But how many people outside the media itself actually care about the correspondent’s dinner?
For those answers we turn to JESS3, a creative agency that recently teamed up with Google to help people visualize political data through New York Magazine-style infographics.
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Fordham University published their Fourth Quarter 2011 V-Positive Report, which measures the Consumer Value Index. The methodology is based off of a few psychological theories that reflect the “understanding of the motivation to consume.” In short: a thousand people are surveyed at the end of the year and answer several attributes for each of the seven domains.
Gays in the rainy Northwest have reason to celebrate tonight: the Washington State Senate voted 28-21 in favor of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage there.
The poetically-named SB 6239, which was supported by major corporations with Washington interests such as Starbucks and Google, will now go to the House, where it also likely to pass. Washington Governor Chris Gregoire has indicated in several public statements that she will sign the bill once it lands on her desk.
Entertainment Weekly reports that CBS has ordered a comedy pilot about young gents starting their careers at Groupon. This is all well and good–we’d watch it, if we got a particularly witty email. But we think it’s time for MORE tech companies to get television pilots–and we have a few loglines for networks we think could use them!
Construction started today at Foursquare’s future 56,000-square-foot Soho office, rounding out a year of new horizons and new funding—to the tune of $50 million—for the location-based startup.
Soon Times Square may be known for its iconic signage, its assortment of apparel shops like Forever 21 and American Eagle Outfitters, and, erm, Google?!
The vaunted tourist trap may be the perfect location for the web giant to test out a “brick and mortar” entity, said David LaPierre, executive vice president of CB Richard Ellis,.
“Theoretically at some point I envision brands like Google or like Amazon… finding a way to manage and spread, I think, their customer base beyond just the internet,” said Mr. LaPierre during CBRE’s third-quarter Manhattan retail media breakfast Monday.
“Time Square is a classic, great place to make that be your flagship.”
Leftfield Pictures of New York will relocate to 24,000 square feet on West 34th Street, in “app.town,” as Coldwell Banker Commercial Hunter Realty has dubbed the neighborhood now teeming with technology firms.
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Big things are happening in post-Fashion Week NYC. For the first time since the late 80s, all the hot young things are flooding to Wall Street. But unfortunately for Turnbull & Asser and half of the meatpacking district’s nightlife establishment, these kids aren’t spending all-nighters snorting drugs and waiting for the markets to open to Japan. They’re occupying Wall Street. And by occupying, we mean camping out in a semi-organized fashion in the Financial District, despite the fact that the financial district is no longer in the Financial District. And we have to admit, midtown just doesn’t have the same symbolic appeal.
The “behemoth” public corporation with its “quirky, do-no-evil” corporate philosophy has bought “granny’s favorite restaurant guide” Zagat, “the company that invented User Generated Content before their was a management consultancy name for it.”