• Managing Talent In A Networked Age, Part 2

    Managing Talent In A Networked Age, Part 2

    In Part 1, my colleague Reid Hoffman said that recognizing that top talent may someday want to leave can lead to more honest conversations at work that can even help with long-term retention. In this article I will discuss how to foster the relationships between your employees and other people in the industry. Read More

  • Kevin Rose Plots A Luxury Ecommerce Empire Starting With New App Watchville

    Kevin Rose Plots A Luxury Ecommerce Empire Starting With New App Watchville

    “I did not like watches my entire life,” Digg co-founder Kevin Rose tells me. That’s an odd admission for a man who just launched Watchville, an app that aggregates news from top wristwatch blogs, and offers an atomic clock tool to help you set your timepiece and its moon phases. But Rose explains, “My father passed away and left me with one really nice watch. It was… Read More

  • Our South Park, Ourselves

    Our South Park, Ourselves

    Last week’s episode of South Park was…very confusing. I’m still not sure if we were all inceptionized the entire time we’ve been watching the going on 18 seasons of the show, or if the ending was part of some weird dream or…really I have no idea what happened there. Spoiler alert – Stan ends up realizing he’s been stuck in virtual reality this whole… Read More

  • The T Machine Swipes All The Tinders

    The T Machine Swipes All The Tinders

    Human interaction is hard. Humans are weird animals, covered in hair and full of blood and stuff and getting to know one or two for the purposes of procreation or whatever is really hard. But not if you have Tinder! It’s a dating app that lets you pick people based on appearance. But what if you really can’t tell if a human is pretty? That’s a stumper but finally, there’s… Read More

  • Adding The Easy Button To Conference Calls

    Adding The Easy Button To Conference Calls

    We’ve all experienced the painful execution of conference calls with the uncomfortable dialing of codes, never-ending instructions, and announcements when you join. There are two approaches to modern conference calling: online conference calls or “modern” offline calls. Read More

  • Universities Are Schooling Tech Companies In Video

    Universities Are Schooling Tech Companies In Video

    It’s no secret that the ivory towers of academia don’t get much respect from the tech industry. It’s become conventional wisdom that Computer Science degrees are out of date before graduates enter the workforce, and that MBA programs forgo developing practical leadership and entrepreneurship skills in favor of theory and rhetoric. Schools are chronically behind when it comes… Read More

  • Samsung Gear S Smartwatch

    The Samsung Gear S Is A Smartphone On Your Wrist

    Announced back in September, the Samsung Gear S is the South Korean electronics company’s sixth attempt at making a smartwatch. It’s got the specs of a mid-range phone from a few years back and runs Tizen, Samsung’s own operating system. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Silent Noise

    Gillmor Gang: Silent Noise

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, November 14, 2014.
    Topics include: Pono, Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes, Twitter Investor Day, @scobleizer’s Top Two Tips to Improve Facebook, Notification News, Amazon Echo. Time passes slowly up here in the mountains when you’re lost in a dream. Read More

  • Can This Connected Toy Inspire The Next Generation Of Makers?

    Can This Connected Toy Inspire The Next Generation Of Makers?

    Don’t doubt the commitment of MIT graduate and Dynepic co-founder Krissa Watry. She used to work for the U.S. Airforce as a chief engineer designing and building aerospace hardware and helping launch satellites. But working on kit destined for space was a just stepping stone on the road to her real dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Read More

  • The Kingmaker Strategy: Pioneered By The Chinese Internet Giants, Coming To America?

    The Kingmaker Strategy: Pioneered By The Chinese Internet Giants, Coming To America?

    A few weeks ago, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made a number of announcements at its annual developer conference. Several announcements surrounding its mobile strategy related to a Silicon Valley startup called Quixey. What is a $200 billion+ e-commerce giant doing with a startup based in Mountain View, Calif.? Read More

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