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Internet Week New York Kicks Off

David-Michel Davies, aka "DMD," during opening remarks for Internet Week NY

New York’s technology industry gathered in Chelsea this morning to kick off Internet Week New York. This is the fourth annual iteration of the week-long event, which takes place around the city and strove for the maximum amount of crowdsourcing during the planning.

At the event’s HQ in the Metropolitan Pavilion, media and exhibitors heard opening remarks from David-Michel Davies, aka “DMD,” chairman of Internet Week NY. After a few quick thank yous to exhibitors and sponsors, he turned the microphone over to Katherine Oliver, commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting. She would be the first to discuss the importance of the technology industry to the future of New York City. More on that in an upcoming post.

In the HQ pavilion, companies including Meebo, Yahoo, AOL, and ShareThis were gathered. There’s also an interesting exhibit called Digital Archaeology from Story Worldwide, an international marketing and advertising firm, tracking the history of the Internet.

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Coming in September: Weeks Week

The brains and notable names behind some of New York’s biggest week-long events, including Fashion Week, Restaurant Week, and Internet Week, will join forces for one monster week of celebrating weeks.

The International Academy of Weeks  is launching Weeks Week,  taking place September 19 through 25. And, on September 25 — Weeks Night — Shark Week will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

“It will capture the energy, diversity, and creative spirit that are a hallmark of New York’s thriving Week industry,” Internet Week co-chairman David-Michel Davies said in a statement. “Who knows, if it’s successful, maybe we can expand it to an entire month.”

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