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New York Gets Googled

In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: In Search Of New York's Top Information Technology Innovations
2. Today's Top Story: Google
    - New York Gets Googled
    - GooglePlex East: Search In The City
    - Googleplex East: Images From Inside Google's NYC Headquarters
    - GooglePlex East: Search In The City
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Quote of the day:
"The New York thing is very simple. There are a large number of incredibly skilled computer scientists in the area. That's why we're here." -- Craig Nevill-Manning, Google engineering director


1. Editor's Note: In Search Of New York's Top Information Technology Innovations

The New York metro area has long been a center of high-tech innovation. That's easy to forget given all the software developed in Silicon Valley and Redmond, Wash., and the gadgets designed in Japan. But New York has 4,000-plus technology companies and research experience that dates back to the opening of Bell Labs in 1925. In fact, Google's expanding in New York because of the technical talent here.

Given New York's rich history of technical innovation, and the brain trust of computer scientists and entrepreneurs that call New York home, it's not surprising that many advances in computing and communications originated in and around the Big Apple. I'd like to come up with a Top 10 list of those innovations. Following are a few suggestions to get the ball rolling, but I'm inviting you to weigh in with your own suggestions. Then, with your input, InformationWeek will generate a list of the best of the best.

*IBM's Deep Blue supercomputer. IBM research has a long list of innovations, including the relational database and parallel computing, but it's unclear which of these have their genesis in New York. Deep Blue got the world buzzing when it beat chess champion Garry Kasparov at his own game and turned supercomputing into a household concept.

*The Nasdaq stock exchange. Back in 1971, it became the first electronic stock market, according to Wikipedia. The Nasdaq is more a collection of technologies than a single piece of software or hardware, so I may be stretching the definition here. Nasdaq showed that computers could regularly handle a billion transactions a day.

These are just two. See more nominees, and weigh in with your own, at my blog entry.

John Foley
jpfoley@cmp.com
www.informationweek.com


2. Today's Top Story: Google In New York

New York Gets Googled
The Big Apple has become an epicenter of tech talent and innovation--and Google's second home.

GooglePlex East: Search In The City
In the building where plans were hatched for an urban renewal project called the World Trade Center, young Google engineers now build software for the ultimate answer machine.

Googleplex East: Images From Inside Google's NYC Headquarters

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