Chris Dixon On How Tech Can Turn NYC Into A Town That Makes, Not Takes
Andreessen Horowitz partner Chris Dixon has been a big part of the New York City scene for years -- and finance has long been a dominant industry in the city. So when talking about the ascent of Bitcoin onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC Dixon directly addressed corruption in Wall Street, we thought it'd be interesting to follow up and hear more.
Analysis: Wall Street to Best Buy - Now, get out of China
NEW YORK - Best Buy's move to exit Europe has many on Wall Street hoping the big box retailer does the same in China.
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Benchmark's Bill Gurley Says New York Has The Engineers And Entrepreneurs, Now It Needs Big Iconic Companies
What are the challenges that the New York tech scene needs to address? This topic kicked off the conversation this morning between TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington and venture capitalist Bill Gurley at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013. Gurley’s VC firm, Benchmark, has invested in some of the most disruptive technology companies over the past 10 years, including Dropbox, Zillow, Uber, Twitter and Snapchat. He says that New York needs more iconic companies, and worries about the Wall Street influence on the New York tech community. Gurley noted that what really put Seattle on the map were companies he described as “four pillars” of the Seattle market - companies that people identify as being associated with Seattle: specifically, Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, and Costco. He says that all of these were originally venture-backed and have remained throughout the years. New York has the entrepreneurs and the engineers, says Gurley. Now the city needs its own “iconic” companies ...
In New York, the Death of a Countess in Exile
Ilona DeVito di Porriasa, a market analyst on Wall Street, hailed from a family of European nobles. But she rarely shared that information.
Senate Proposal a Scratch, Not an Assault, on 'Too Big To Fail' Banks
A new bill introduced by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and David Vitter (R-LA) on Wednesday is designed to curtail--though by no means end--the possibility of repeat of the taxpayer bailouts of Wall Street financial firms that followed the financial collapse in 2008. As Vitter and Brown explain in a New York Times op-ed on Wednesday: