Open Web

  • ThinkUp App Goes For-Profit In Bid To Decentralize The Social Web

    ThinkUp App Goes For-Profit In Bid To Decentralize The Social Web

    ThinkUp App, the open source web application born from the non-profit Expert Labs that lets you capture, store and analyze your activity across various social networking sites, has rebooted as a commercial entity. ThinkUp the company is headed up by Lifehacker founding editor Gina Trapani and famed early blogger and entrepreneur Anil Dash, who have been working together on Expert Labs since 2009. Read More

  • Wu vs. Lacy Round Three: Is the Enemy of an Open Web Apple or Is it Apps and Flips?

    Wu vs. Lacy Round Three: Is the Enemy of an Open Web Apple or Is it Apps and Flips?

    Last week, Tim Wu challenged me to another, longer debate about the future of the Web. His new book, The Master Switch, argues that every time there is a major communications innovation, a handful of big companies find a way to close it off, keeping the future spoils for themselves. That hurts incremental innovation and ultimately hurts consumer choice in the name of convenience and low-prices. Read More