Messaging apps have begun to eclipse SMS, and have now surpassed social networks in the number of active users.
New York is in the process of catching up to the hype. That doesn’t make for splashy headlines, and takes a long time, but the reality of the NYC tech ecosystem coming of age is actually happening right now.
Reading applications to Y Combinator is like having access to a crystal ball. What does eight years’ worth of anonymized application data tell us?