• E-books are more than just digital facsimiles, and publishers need to realize that, pronto

    E-books are more than just digital facsimiles, and publishers need to realize that, pronto

    The Kindle is great for linear fiction, but my biggest frustration is trying to consume content that isn’t meant to be enjoyed from first to last page. Travel books are terrible for that, for example: You’ll forever find yourself flipping between overview and local maps, the “what to do” section for where you are and the “where to stay” section for where… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: No Flipping

    Gillmor Gang: No Flipping

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Frank Radice, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, March 25, 2016. The Gang floats on the border between virtual fiction and greater reality. Plus, the latest G3 w/ Mary Hodder, Rebecca Woodcock, Francine Hardaway, and Tina Chase Gillmor. @stevegillmor, @scobleizer, @jtaschek, @fradice, @kteare Produced and directed by… Read More

  • What life science investors got right in this most recent boom

    What life science investors got right in this most recent boom

    It’s long been the case that life sciences investors don’t get the attention that their more traditional tech counterparts do. They’re underrepresented on lists of top investors in venture capital. They’re also remarkably underfunded, according to institutional investors (or limited partners) who back venture firms. It’s the “life sciences guys who are smart… Read More

  • Virtual currencies create pathways for people in emerging economies Crunch Network

    Virtual currencies create pathways for people in emerging economies

    Immense hype surrounds virtual currencies and distributed ledgers these days. Maybe this is inevitable if you combine an inscrutable, cutting-edge technology, its enigmatic origins, and a flow of $1 billion in venture funding thus far. But will these technologies create pathways for people in emerging economies to access and use financial services that meet their needs? Read More

  • This war on math is still bullshit Crunch Network

    This war on math is still bullshit

    In the wake of Paris, San Bernardino, and now Brussels, the encryption debate has become such a potent cocktail of horror, idiocy, and farce that it has become hard to tease out any rational threads of discussion. There is so much stupidity that I hardly know where to begin; but let’s start with the farce. Everybody loves a farce, right? Read More

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    Snapchat Buys Emoji Startup | Crunch Report

    Snapchat buys Bitstrips, June smart oven raises $22.5 million, Netflix caps videos, Apple plans TV shows, Microsoft shipping Surface Hub

    Snapchat Buys Emoji Startup | Crunch Report
  • What marketers can learn from the economy of convenience Crunch Network

    What marketers can learn from the economy of convenience

    If you think about it, money is a ridiculous concept. Without going into a William Jennings Bryan gold standard history lesson, let’s just say the idea that I can hold this thing, this little cloth rectangle of varying denomination, and exchange it for tangible goods and services is, at the very least, a system of belief. How we carry our money, and how we’ve evolved to think… Read More

  • DARPA kicks off $2m Grand Challenge focused on intelligently splitting up radio spectrum

    DARPA kicks off $2m Grand Challenge focused on intelligently splitting up radio spectrum

    DARPA has a new Grand Challenge underway, but it’s not an automation moonshot like the self-driving car challenges of the early 2000s or the recent Robotics Challenge. The Defense Department’s R&D wing wants to revolutionize something with a bit less sex appeal, but plenty of real-world applications: radio frequency spectrum splitting. Read More

  • Live is having a moment Crunch Network

    Live is having a moment

    Twitter, which turned 10 this week, has apparently made Live its entire organizing principle. At an all-hands meeting last month, Mark Zuckerberg declared live video a top priority for Facebook. Clearly, Zuck’s directing his fight toward Twitter’s Periscope, a mobile live streaming app which itself competed fiercely with Meerkat. Read More

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