This Week in the NYC Innovation Community – January 25, 2010

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This just in:  Six states have now lifted the marriage ban.  You are now free to marry the soon to be released Apple Tablet in California, New York, Arkansas, Ohio, Maine and Vermont.  The rest of you will just have to go to one of these events to try to find human life partners:

Monday, January 25th
6:00PM The Future of Music: with Lyor Cohen, CEO Rec. Music, Warner Music
Lyor Cohen (http://en.wikipedia.o...) - who has been a pioneer in the development of hip hop, and is Chairman and CEO Recorded Music of Recorded Music for Warner Music - will offer some thoughts and lead a discussion on what trends are effecting music in a +30 year sense.  There will be an iPod check at the door to determine the copyright status of your digital music.  Violators will be prosecuted.  No, just kidding...I think.


7:00PM Moble Monday Brooklyn (MoMoBK) Inaugural Event: NY Apps, So Hot Right Now
Mobile Monday Brooklyn demo night of awesome apps created by local NYC and Brooklyn developers.   The following apps will be presented:  Hot Potato- Event sharing app for iPhone, Sit or Squat- Public restroom locator,  Where Brooklyn App?- AR app with Brooklyn points of interest,  StyleCaster- Provides daily looks based on the weather,  BigMapple- Uses Twitter and Flickr to map NYC events,  BeerCloud- Ultimate beer lover app,  PegShot- Photo/video service to share what you're doing with friends,  Guerilla Apps- Broken Parking Meters helps you find these free spots,  SpokesNYC- Bicycle routing app for city dwellers.






Tuesday, January 26th

8AM Regulatory Scrutiny of Social Media: The Impact on PR Communicators in 2010 and Beyond

Join our panel of experts in media law, health care communications and digital/social media as we explore what this heightened government scrutiny may mean for PR practitioners, marketers and media strategists. 


Wednesday, January 27th



6:30PM  New York Video January Meetup
A new decade is in front of us and as we tip our hats to 5min for winning our top honor of 2009, we're looking forward to big things from all our members in the year ahead. We're kicking off 2010 with demos from four exciting new local startups. We're also trying out a swanky new space at the TAJ Lounge in midtown.




7:00PM: NYC MusicTechnology Meetup

Presenters will include:
    * Morgan Lang, presenting RebelX iPhone app.
    * Unha Engels, presenting CuriousBrain iPhone app.
    * Craig Swann, presenting ClubCreate
    * Thomas Tracey, presenting Thumbplay Music service.
Also a Special Announcement from Jesse Kirshbaum of SoundCtrl


Thursday, January 28th



7PM 20dot20 Advertising, Music & Media MixerCheck out the studio where iconic artists such as Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and many others churned out their hits.
On the invite list, as always, are the top Advertising, Music, Media & Technology professionals. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards and samples or your work, promotional literature and/or products as appropriate



Friday, January 29th

9:30AM  North Brooklyn Breakfast Club

This is the first of our monthly breakfasts, which take place the last Friday of every month at 9:30am at Enid's in Greenpoint/Williamsburg.
The agenda:
    * Quick introductions over breakfast
    * Three brief demos, including one from Hot Potato
    * Casual networking session, with free Wi-Fi on offer for those who want to stick around and work in a community environment





Saturday, January 30th


10AM through the weekend   Crisis Camp Haiti NYC-New York technologists helping the Haiti relief effort

Crisis Camp Haiti NYC will take place January 30 & 31, 2010 joining together with technology volunteers at Crisis Camps in three countries and 10 cities to provide local opportunities for citizens to assist in crisis mapping, data management, and RSS feed aggregation. In addition, people with specialized skills such as translation, computer programing and literacy advocates are encouraged to participate.