‘MetroFocus: The Tech Economy’ Preview

June 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

“MetroFocus: The Tech Economy” premieres on June 26 at 10:30 p.m. on WLIW21; June 27 10:30 p.m. on NJTV; and June 28 at 8:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN.

Will New York City’s highly publicized campaign to take on Silicon Valley make it the leader in the new Tech Economy?   “MetroFocus: The Tech Economy” examines this booming business and  its future.

Highlights include a look inside the offices of Internet giant Google, start-up success story Tumblr, an interview with Seth Pinsky, head of New York City’s Economic Development Corporation, and a special report from The New York Times on the East vs. West competition. MetroFocus also visits a Bronx-based non-profit that is bridging the  “digital divide” with job training for entry level jobs, highlights Albany’s nanotechnology center, travels back to a different era when New Jersey’s Bell Labs led the world in tech innovation, and looks ahead at tech’s future during the World Science Festival.

For more technology news, watch “MetroFocus: The Tech Economy,” airing on THIRTEEN on June 30 at 5 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. and July 12 at 8:30 p.m.; on WLIW at 5:30 a.m. on June 30; on NJTV on July 1 at 5:30 a.m. and July 2 at 4:30 a.m.