Limor Fried

  • Limor Fried Explains Why Adafruit Industries Likes Manufacturing In North America

    Limor Fried Explains Why Adafruit Industries Likes Manufacturing In North America

    There’s a long-held notion that China should be the go-to place for those in need of inexpensive manufactured products, but some prominent makers don’t buy it. Our own John Biggs sat down with Adafruit Industries founder Limor Fried (perhaps better known as Lady Ada) for a chat on the Disrupt Ny stage that quickly turned to deal with the benefits of manufacturing hardware close… Read More

  • Limor Fried AKA Ladyada Will Join Us To Talk Hardware On The Disrupt Stage

    Limor Fried AKA Ladyada Will Join Us To Talk Hardware On The Disrupt Stage

    We often give short shrift to hardware at Disrupt mostly because investors are afraid to look at companies that can’t pivot without trashing 30 days of inventory. No longer. Limor Fried AKA Ladyada will join me on stage to talk about what it takes to build a profitable, cool, and amazingly popular hardware company out of a dorm room. Read More

  • Google Plus Has A Problem. Fear Not: I Have A Solution

    Google Plus Has A Problem. Fear Not: I Have A Solution

    Google Plus is terrific. I don’t think it will ever be more than the Pepsi to Facebook’s Coke, alas, but it’s much slicker and better designed. It’s too bad that the service has sacrificed a pile of goodwill over the last week by repeatedly publicly shooting themselves in the foot. First there was the brands mistake. Now it’s gotten much worse: it seems… Read More