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UPDATE! JENNA FOUND! Brooklyn Tech Student, Jenna Hospedales, Missing Since Thursday

UPDATE: The teen’s mom confirmed to PIX 11 Jenna was found on Tuesday evening and is safe at home. It has not been made public where the teen was during the time she was missing. URGENT! The 77th Police precinct, CB2 and, numerous news outlets are seeking help in finding Jenna Hospedales, a Brooklyn Tech High […]

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Mingle, Mix and Discuss Social Media with BHB at Vineapple on 12/14

Brooklyn Heights Blog and The Brooklyn Bugle present a holiday mixer December 14, 6pm at Vineapple! Share some holiday cheer and then join us at 7:30pm for a special panel discussion: Flossing Your Personal Microbrand: Using Social Media Wisely for Self-Promotion. For anyone interested in using social media to raise awareness about their business, a […]

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DUMBO Touted as “Silicon Beach”

It started, of course, with California’s Silicon Valley. Scotland countered with Silicon Glen. Manhattan boasted of Silicon Alley. India has its Silicon Plateau. Now, local real estate developers, including Two Trees, are promoting DUMBO as Silicon Beach.

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Brown with one of many strange objects in Etsy's offices

Brooklyn Tech: Etsy

If the décor of Etsy’s headquarters in DUMBO is any indication of what shoppers can find on its extremely popular website, then those in search of an octopus arm sculpture are in luck. Billed as the only marketplace for buying and selling handmade goods online, Etsy was founded in 2005 by Rob Kalin, Chris Maguire, […]

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Brooklyn Tech: Brooklyn Digital Foundry’s Brian Lemond and John Szot

At 11 years old, Brooklyn Digital Foundry is a dinosaur by DUMBO standards. But this self-described “old guard” of the industry remains on the cutting edge of traditional and digital marketing, thanks to the passion of founders Brian Lemond and John Szot, both trained architects in their late 30s who met at the University of […]

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Brooklyn Tech: Carrot Creative’s Mike Germano

If it is possible for a person to sit in a chair and bounce off the walls at the same time, then that is exactly what Mike Germano (@mikegermano) did on a recent Monday evening in the DUMBO spot ReBar. But his energy is channeled in the right direction: toward his company, Carrot Creative, and […]

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Brooklyn Tech: Pontiflex CEO Zephrin Lasker

You know you’re in Brooklyn, or more specifically in DUMBO, when the conference room at a hugely successful digital marketing and advertising firm is nicknamed “The Dude,” after Jeff Bridges’s immortal character in “The Big Lebowski.” Pontiflex co-Founder and CEO Zephrin Lasker, 38,  exudes a similarly laid back vibe. Seated at The Dude’s conference table […]

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Brooklyn Tech: drop.io’s Steven Greenwood

Steven Greenwood (@sgreenwood) rarely stops smiling when talking about drop.io, the two-year old, DUMBO-based company that, in a nutshell, powers content sharing online. It could be that Greenwood, who is 32, is enthusiastic about what he does as vice president of business development at drop.io, which recently spun off a service called PressLift that Greenwood […]

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Brooklyn Tech: Purple Rock Scissors

Self-described techie “geeks,” like Aaron Harvey and Alex Lirtsman of the DUMBO-based firm Purple, Rock, Scissors, are really anything but. Though they’re dressed in the requisite hipster apparel—zip-up hooded sweatshirts, skinny jeans, sneakers—and toss around terms like “search engine optimization,” “conversion,” and “analytic platforms,” Harvey and Lirtsman probably have more in common with behemoth Madison […]

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