Go Far West, Young Startup: SoftBank Capital and Yahoo Japan in $20M Fund to Bring U.S. Entrepreneurs There

Breaking into the Asian market is not easy.
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Google Brings Free Wi-Fi to Its Section of Manhattan

Southwest Chelsea is now Googleville.
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Facebook Wants to Beef Up Design Talent in NYC Office

Facebook is actively seeking designers to work in its midtown Manhattan office, the company announced Monday. Most of Facebook’s 90-member design team is housed in its Menlo Park, Calif., office, though the company aims to recruit enough talent to work specifically out of the 150-person East Coast office. The team will work in conjunction with the advertising sales team to make sure monetized products look pretty on the Facebook platform, which makes sense, considering much of the industry’s ad sales activity is out East.

After Sandy, Manual Labor Keeps Cloud Services Running

One New York cloud services provider stays online thanks to the back-breaking work of a bucket brigade.
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A Tale of Two Manhattans (Video)

A walk into — and a guilty laugh about — the Dark Zone.
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Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley Talks About Hurricane Sandy’s Impact on NYC Start-Ups (Video)

There was a storm in New York, in case you hadn’t heard.
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Facebook Gift Event Also Gets Blown Out of NYC by Hurricane Sandy

An early lump of coal, courtesy of Frankenstorm.
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