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Media & Tech

Media and technology play an increasingly vital role in driving prosperity and economic growth.

Media and technology are changing every industry and helping us find new ways to address major challenges. The media and tech sectors are engines of job creation, and attract new business and new investment to cities. Growing tech sectors also help us harness data that innovative governments and businesses can use to make communities better places to live and work. Cities that support these industries will have a competitive edge in the 21st century. At the same time, we must find ways to connect more people to jobs in media and tech.



June 2014

Mike Bloomberg and London Mayor Boris Johnson co-host the fourth Bloomberg Technology Summit in London. Bloomberg releases a new report, “London: Digital City on the Rise,” which found that London’s technology and information sector employs 382,000 workers, an increase of 11% since 2009.


October 2013

Mayor Bloomberg unveils the “Made In NY” Media Center in DUMBO. The incubator provides a working space and training for creatives the film, television, gaming and advertising industries.

September 2013

Mayor Bloomberg and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee co-host the second Bloomberg Technology Summit in New York City. A new economic report shows that New York’s tech/information sector has grown rapidly over the past five years and is now the second largest driver of the New York economy.

September 2013

Championed by Mayor Bloomberg, the City of New York releases 200 new data sets – bringing the total number of data sets to 1,100, an enhanced NYC Open Data portal, and the citywide plan for unlocking all public data by 2018.


October 2012

In 2012, Mayor Bloomberg hosts the inaugural Bloomberg Technology Summit, bringing together business, tech, government, and community leaders for an off-the-record conversation and collaboration on the future of technology, and its role in our economy.

March 2012

To demonstrate Mike Bloomberg’s overarching commitment to sustainability, Bloomberg LP completes an 8-acre solar energy system to help power the company’s New Jersey office.


May 2011

Bloomberg LP publishes its first public sustainability report, which reveals among other findings, that the company achieved a 20% reduction in emissions intensity from the previous year.

January 2011

Bloomberg LP launches Bloomberg Government in Washington, D.C., a standalone tool for professionals who need insights into the business impacts of government actions. The new service provides information, data, news and analysis on legislation, regulation and government spending.


June 2007

Mayor Bloomberg and Media and Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver present the inaugural “Made in NY” Awards, honoring individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the local media and entertainment industry.


December 2004

Bloomberg Professional service subscriptions surpass 200,000 worldwide.


December 2003

Recognizing the rise in mobile computing, Bloomberg LP introduces Bloomberg Anywhere, providing subscribers secure access from any location via the web.

September 2003

Instant Bloomberg (“IB”) instant messaging goes live on Bloomberg.


November 2001

In a major initiative to increase user security, Bloomberg LP introduces biometric authentication for subscribers.


January 2000

Bloomberg LP launches a multi-bank foreign exchange trading platform, FX, to enable traders, corporate treasurers and market participants to access liquidity from global providers.


July 1998

Bloomberg Professional service subscriptions surpass 100,000.


March 1997

Bloomberg Professional Service evolves from a closed system to a dynamic data exchange with the launch of the data license desktop API.


September 1995

Moving beyond the traditional “terminal” model, the Bloomberg Professional Service can now be installed on any subscriber’s desktop or laptop computer.


February 1994

The Bloomberg Television network launches, creating the first 24-hour business and financial news channel. Today, Bloomberg TV is produced and distributed globally.


February 1993

Bloomberg LP introduces secure electronic messaging, connecting users across the Bloomberg Professional Service network years before email becomes ubiquitous. Today, subscribers exchange more than 215 million messages on Bloomberg each day.

January 1993

Bloomberg Radio’s channel WBBR 1130 takes to the airwaves. Instead of using traditional live broadcasting, Bloomberg Radio was completely digital. Reporters recorded sound bites of written news then fed it to the computer system – essentially, creating the first ever podcast.


June 1990

A six-person team led by editor-in-chief Matthew Winkler launches Bloomberg News to provide real-time news relevant to traders and other active in the market.


January 1987

The first international Bloomberg office opens overseas in London. Today, with nearly 3,000 employees, London is the company’s second-largest office after New York. Over the next few years, Bloomberg offices open worldwide, including Singapore (1990), Frankfurt (1992), and Hong Kong (1993).


January 1986

Recognizing the need for real-time information beyond fixed-income markets, Bloomberg introduces functionality across all asset classes.


October 1981

Using severance pay he received from his previous employer, Mike Bloomberg launches the company that would become Bloomberg LP. In a market lacking transparency, the Bloomberg Professional Service levels the playing field by providing never-before available data on fixed income markets.