If you’re in New York next week, check out “Internet Week New York,” a “weeklong festival,” as it’s being billed, where anyone can — and seemingly is — hosting a session on how the Internet is changing life as we know it.
Mayor Bloomberg will kick things off on Tuesday, June 3; its bookend will be the 12th annual Webby Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers of “Saturday Night Live.” Looks like there are loads of events from which to pick and choose, though bring plenty of cab fare; they’re are all over the map, from Columbia University School of Business to Google to IAC to the Harvard Club, with topics that are as far-ranging, including Internet safety, media and entertainment, and online political participation. First Round Capital, Hudson Ventures, RRE Ventures and Softbank Capital are among the venture firms that will be on hand to press the flesh with entrepreneurs. Companies attending/hosting parties include Comedy Central, Billboard.com, The Onion, and Hollywood Reporter.
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