We all know that New York is the "Capital of the World" (Giuliani), but our dear little Silicon Alley has reached up its new arms and grasped internationalism with a tenacious hold. Everyone knows the Web is boundless and your audience is not just BMT, IRT, or M104 riders, the tri-state area, or even the Continental U.S. anymore. (Indeed, @NY is read in more than 40 countries every week). And Silicon Alley's international strength is just starting to form its bud and burst open.
And on the morning of Nov. 5, I had an engaging breakfast at the Soho Grand Hotel with three top executives from Sweden. Over mushroom omelettes and coffee Lars-Henrik Friis Molin and Boris Nordenstrom, president and VP (respectively) of Universum (http://www.universum.se), and Jonas Granstrom, president of Jobline (http://www.jobline.se), and I mused over the direction Silicon Alley has taken, is taking, and what will be. I have a feeling we'll be noticing a larger presence of European companies over the next year and they will be viable contributors to Silicon Alley and its success.
(Appeared originally in @The Scene in the @NY newsletter)