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NY Tech

My Take on the Fake News Debate

I attended the Daily News Innovation Lab's session: Proposition: We can Solve the Fake News Problem. It featured an Oxford-style debate on whether there's a solution to the fake news problem. Some very smart people from the worlds of media, business, and technology made great arguments...

News, PR and lies, Damned lies.

I attended a meeting of the NY Internet Society that featured a panel of media experts, journalists, and a lawyer. They discussed the problem that has come to be called “Fake News." You can read about the session and see a YouTube video of the...

Cutting through Fake News Noise and Confusion

I attended the Internet Society's "Content Rules?!" session the other week. The panel drilled down on what we now call The Fake News problem (I couch it like this because, as you'll see it's not a new one), defining it and exploring causes and solutions. There's...

Enterprise Design Tips and Resources, via NYETM

I enjoyed the NY Enterprise Tech Meetup last week. In addition to two great demos, the event featured a panel that discussed UI design. It is a topic that intrigues me.  Fusion PR has represented a number of providers of tech that improve user experience. It's...

AdTech NY 2016 Wrap

I attended AdTech last week, which featured a great lineup of keynotes and panels and over 100 vendors. It seems like there's never enough time at big shows to check out everything (Fusion PR is one stop away on the 7 subway line, too close to keep...

Top IT News Picks of New York Tech

Originally posted on Flack's Revenge Someone posted the question "HELP! What are the top sites where you get IT news?" on the NY Tech Meetup mailing list last week. This prompted a frenzied exchange of emails. I chimed in, and followed the conversation with great interest. Why...

Israeli Startups Join Axis Innovation at NYSE

I had the great pleasure of attending an event hosted by Axis Innovation this morning at the NYSE.  It featured presentations from nine hot Israeli startups and culminated in a visit to the floor of the exchange, where we watched the opening bell ceremony. Axis is an advisory...

Meetup Explores the Art of the PR Pitch

The NYC PR Innovators meetup hosted a session on The Art (and Science) of the PR Pitch at District CoWork last week, where I participated as a panelist. Over 50 people attended, and organizer Erin Commarato ran a very lively and interactive session. I am new...

CUNY Meetup Showcases Journalism Startups

If you work in PR, it is good to keep an eye on the world of media innovation.  You don't want to be the last to hear about the up and comers - e.g. the next BuzzFeed or Vice.   Some journalism startups aim to breathe...