‘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.

 

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MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, Rosalind P. Walter, Barbara Hope Zuckerberg, Jody and John Arnhold, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Janet Prindle Seidler, Judy and Josh Weston and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation.

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