Metrobeat

Metrobeat, led by visionary entrepreneur Mark Davies, started up not just a company but a generation of electronic arts and entertainment guides.

In 1995 Mark Davies founded Metrobeat, a New York arts and entertainment guide.  Skillfully, he put together a team of technologists and built a platform for electronic publishing that was years ahead of its time.  Essential was contracted for database and workflow, and teamed with another small company, Mediabridge, who built a web templating system called HiTs.  Together, along with a cadre of enthusiastic young editors, Mark, Essential, and Mediabridge...