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Mayor Delivers Keynote at Internet Week Kickoff

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Internet Week New York kicked off Monday here in the city.

The event features a range of classes on software, business strategies and predictions about the future of technology.

It also boasts tech-savvy speakers who share ideas and get feedback.

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered the keynote address, saying the city is ready to embrace a growing technology industry.

"We understand that for us to be a true 21st century global capital, this community will play a particularly crucial role. It's not just because you bring so much in the way of jobs and investment; it's because any successful city, I would argue more than ever in history, a successful city thrives on the kind of disruption that new technology brings," the mayor said.

The mayor says several city initiatives to encourage technological development are underway, including a new tech talent pipeline—a $10 million program to recruit and train residents for technology jobs.

Internet week events are being held across the city.

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