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Haarlemvalley meets Harlem
May 31, 2016
Calling all investors! Haarlemvalley of the Netherlands will travel with a maximum of 30 startups, investors, government officials and experts to New York on May 28th. On Tuesday, May 31st, six (Dutch and American) startups will pitch to a combination of Dutch and American investors in Harlem, New York. Click here to download the event flyer.
NYTECH Praises Committee Passage of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) Bill
NYTECH is pleased to report that the House Judiciary Committee passed an amended version of the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699) on a 28-0 vote earlier this week. This bill closes the loophole in the current law that allows law enforcement access to email and other stored electronic communications over 180 days old with a warrant.
CompTIA Cyberstates 2016
The New York State technology industry added nearly 15,500 jobs in 2015 bringing the total tech employment in the state to nearly than 370,000, ranking it 3rd in the country, according to Cyberstates 2016: The Definitive State-by-State Analysis of the U.S. Tech Industry
published by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).
The nearly 15,500 jobs added represents a 4.4% increase in 2015. New York trails only California and Texas in overall tech employment. New York also ranks 5th in average tech wage with employees in the state earning more than $109,000 - 62% higher than the average private sector wage. Signs of growth continue to be strong in the state with more than 60,000 tech occupation job posting in Q4 2015, a 44% increase year-over-year. "The U.S. tech industry is a major driving force in the overall economy, accounting for 7.1 percent of overall GDP and 11.6 percent of total private sector payroll," said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO, CompTIA. "The tremendous level of ongoing innovation in the industry, making technology more affordable and accessible to more users, has us encouraged about growth prospects for 2016 and beyond." Click here for infographic