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A top New York head-hunting firm has been fined $155,000 by the city over allegations that an exec sexually assaulted a colleague and did cocaine at work

Wegman Partners, a prestigious New York City head-hunting firm, has been hit with a $US155,000 civil penalty over accusations of workplace sexual harassment. The fine was the second-highest in the history of the New York City Commission on Human Rights. The commission has ordered $US2.2 million in penalties over sexual-harassment […]
A top New York head-hunting firm has been fined $155,000 by the city over allegations that an exec sexually assaulted a colleague and did cocaine at work
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WeWork lays off 2,400 employees

After weeks of speculation WeWork has confirmed 2,400 layoffs. The company has 12,500 employees worldwide, and the job cuts comprise about 20% of the office-sharing startup’s workforce. WeWork’s layoffs come after a failed IPO attempt that saw its value plummet from $US47 billion to about $US8 billion and led the […]
WeWork lays off 2,400 employees
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Facebook will reportedly launch cryptocurrency ‘GlobalCoin’ in 2020

Facebook is reportedly developing a digital payments system that will be rolled out in several countries by the first quarter of 2020. The BBC reported the company has been holding meetings with trading firms and officials before it hopes to start testing “GlobalCoin” by the end of 2019. Multiple reports […]
Facebook will reportedly launch cryptocurrency ‘GlobalCoin’ in 2020
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2013 Silicon Alley 100: A-Z

Back to the Silicon Alley 100 >> Ori Allon, Robert Reffkin Chris Altchek, Jake Horowitz, Chris Miles Rich Antoniello Marco Arment Tim Armstrong Scott Belsky, Matias Corea Sam Biddle, Nitasha Tiku John Borthwick, Dave Weiner, Jake Levine, Andrew McLaughlin Ben Hindman and Brett Boskoff Jay Bregman, Russell Hall, Caspar Woolley, […]
2013 Silicon Alley 100: A-Z
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Wanted: Business Insider Seeks A PHP System Architect

Business Insider is looking for an awesome experienced backend PHP system architect to join the fast-paced and exciting world of being an engineer at a journalism startup.We’re looking for a strong PHP developer who has architected MVC systems, preferably using the Symfony 2 framework.
Wanted: Business Insider Seeks A PHP System Architect
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2012 Silicon Alley 100: A-Z

Back to the Silicon Alley 100 >> Jill Abramson Rafat Ali Marco Arment Brian Bedol Scott Belsky, Matias Corea Paul Berry John Borthwick Noah Brier, James Gross Mike Brown Jr. Bryan Burkhart, Sonu Panda Brad Burnham, Fred Wilson, Andy Weissman, Albert Wenger Marissa Campise, David Pakman Neil Capel, Ian White […]
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Alley Mogul Founds Alley Rag

For ex-Doubleclick CEO Kevin Ryan running four start-ups wasn’t enough, so he co-founded a fifth: Silicon Alley Insider.  “New York’s tech industry is on fire,” Ryan says.  “We deserve our own trade rag.”
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24/7 Wall St: Silicon Alley Insider Takes On TechCrunch

Go after the guys who inspired us?  Heck, no.  We’re just shining some light on the vibrant New York scene and offering some non-Valley echo-chamber perspective.  (But, yes, we’re certainly drooling about TechCrunch’s $200,000-a-month revenue run-rate.  And if things get bad enough at the Times, we’d definitely be interested in […]
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About That Site Outage Yesterday…

The site was down for about three hours yesterday afternoon.  Typepad blames a power-outage.  Internet chatter fingers a drunken employee who went nuts in a data centre.  Whatever.  We’re angry and sorry.