A new, New York City-based technology advocacy group has launched, and it already has some big players lined up. Tech:NYC — co-chaired by venture capitalist Fred Wilson and AOL CEO Tim Armstrong — plans to become “a more formal and representative organization” for tech companies in the city, as it lobbies for industry-friendly policies.
According to the group, it plans to push for policies that create a “regulatory environment” good for growth of the tech industry, while also promoting wider technology access for New Yorkers. The group cites a few recent debates in the city that it could have weighed in on, such as disagreements over how to regulate companies like Uber or Airbnb. Indeed, those two are on a long list of companies on the nonprofit group’s roster of members, which also includes Google, Snapchat, and many others. Read more….
• New NY tech industry lobbying group around Uber.