• Gillmor Gang: Pulp Friction

    Gillmor Gang: Pulp Friction

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — talk FirePhone and its impact on digital transactions in the material world. For starters, it’s not really a phone as much as an object recognition system that taps directly into the mainline of showteling. Just as mobile has “freed” us from our assigned desks, so too has the… Read More

  • The Next Version Of HTTP Is Starting To Look Very SPDY

    The Next Version Of HTTP Is Starting To Look Very SPDY

    It will still be more than two years before we can expect to see the final revision of HTTP 2.0, the successor to the HTTP 1.1 standard which dictates how virtually every application on the web communicates today. Given how much the web has changed since HTTP 1.1 became the law of the land in 1999, it’s long been clear that a major revision would be necessary. A number of… Read More

  • This Is Not The Net You Thought You Knew

    This Is Not The Net You Thought You Knew

    You know how the Internet works, right? Of course you do: you’re a TechCrunch reader, a power user. You know what that “HTTP” means in your address bar (if you’re not using Chrome.) You know that behind the scenes, the Domain Name System translates your requests for domain names like to numeric addresses like, and secure connections are… Read More

  • Apache httpd is fifteen years old

    My buddy Rich tweeted a terse message yesterday afternoon: “Happy Birthday Apache Web Server, started 15 years ago today!” I had meant to write up the story then, but forgot it about it. Consider this my “Happy belated birthday” card. Read More

  • Create Beautiful 3D Landscapes With Your Pirated Downloads

    Those of you who pirate or download via P2P quite a bit might want to check out Packet Garden. Designed to create a 3D model landscape from your P2P traffic, this software is perfect for getting high and putting P2P software towards a good use. It’s open-source as well, which means you can modify it to your hearts content. Packet Garden will listen to traffic from apps like Limewire… Read More