New York's digital media Mecca is alive and kicking, claims the New York Times (free registration). That wouldn't be so surprising if it weren't for the fact that many had proclaimed "Silicon Alley" dead after the 1999 dotcom burst.
The resurgence shouldn't surprise anyone. New York already is the print advertising and media capital of the US. So when it comes to online publishing, the city has had its part to play. But where there used to be no money in the online publishing business (except when you're called Ebay, Yahoo or Google), there is in the blog age. Gizmodo publisher Gawker Media and its competitor Weblogs Inc (acquired by AOL) are both New York based. So are Meetup and heavy.com.
Still, the technology snobs in Silicon Valley shrug their shoulders on the news. Silicon Alley for started has never been a threat to the Valley. And secondly, the valley has been declared dead numerous times only to come back stronger a few years later.
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