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  • Michael Fertik on Why Data Is the New Oil

    Keen On… Michael Fertik: Why Data is the New Oil and Why We, the Consumer, Aren't Benefitting From It

    As he told me when he came into our San Francisco studio earlier this week, CEO & Founder Michael Fertik is “ecstatic” about our new reputation economy. In today’s Web 3.0 personal data rich economy, reputation is replacing cash, Fertik believes. And he is confident that his company,, is well placed to become the new rating index of this… Read More

  • Michael Fertik on Paying for Privacy

    Keen On… Michael Fertik: Why People Will Pay for Privacy (TCTV)

    Will people pay for online privacy? Yes, they will – at least according to Michael Fertik, the founder and CEO of, one of the early leaders in the new online privacy ecosystem. Indeed, Fertik believes that privacy is the next big thing in the online economy – a necessary antidote to Reid Hoffman’s Web 3.0 economy of pervasive personal data. As Fertik told me… Read More

  • With Ten Million Videos Played, TechCrunch TV Turns One

    With Ten Million Videos Played, TechCrunch TV Turns One

    TechCrunch TV celebrates its one year birthday today. Since we launched, we’ve had 10 million live and on demand video plays. We have more than 2,300 videos archived in our library. In addition to breaking news interviews and live special event coverage, we now produce 9 shows in San Francisco and New York. Last year in late June, TechCrunch had just moved into its new San… Read More

  • IBM's "Buildings Whisperer"

    IBM "Buildings Whisperer" Dave Bartlett On The Dumb Ways We Waste Energy

    IBM’s Smarter Planet division released a new solution recently that can make buildings energy efficient— even if they are huge and 100 years old like the company itself. Vice president of the Smarter Buildings division at IBM, Dave Bartlett, visited TechCrunch TV to talk about the stupid ways that people waste energy in medium to large buildings, and how the company’s new… Read More

  • Fly or Die on Color: The Ishtar of IPhone Apps

    Fly Or Die: How Color Became The Ishtar Of iPhone Apps

    Ever since Color launched its photo sharing app, the $41 million startup has been having a rough time. John Biggs and I reviewed it on Fly or Die back in March, when CEO Bill Nguyen joined us to defend the app ( you can watch that episode below, we both gave it a “die”). The company continues to struggle, so we decided to revisit our assessment in the new episode… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang on Windows Phone 7

    Gillmor Gang 6.25.11

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Phil Windley, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — celebrated the news that apps are moving past web sites as the default architecture of the planet. I say celebrate because I think the trend is one that will continue, and even accelerate, as iOS notifications make interoperation between apps more useful. In the process, as @windley notes… Read More

  • Google Health Creator Adam Bosworth On Why It Failed: "It's Not Social"

    Google Health Creator Adam Bosworth On Why It Failed: "It's Not Social"

    After several years languishing in the backwoods of Google’s server farms, Google Health got its plug pulled today. Why did the ambitious project to record your health record online and help you research your every ailment fail? I asked this to Adam Bosworth, the former Googler who originally created Google Health, a few weeks ago when he was in the TCTV studio to talk about his new… Read More

  • James Gleick on the History of Information

    Keen On… James Gleick: Why Cyberspace, As a Mode of Being, Will Never Go Away (TCTV)

    It’s not only douchebags who say that the Internet changes everything. According to James Gleick, one of America’s most important and successful technology writers and the author of the major new book The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood, the Internet is as transformative as the invention of the printing press or writing. “Cyberspace as a mode of being will never… Read More

  • Fly or Die on Blackberry Company's Financial Prospects

    Fly Or Die: Can RIM Survive?

    Hot on the heels of my scathing diatribe against the once-mighty Blackberry empire, Erick and I explore the current financial and development situation that has befallen our neighbors to the North. Plus, we have an extra special guest who, as Erick notes, will “build an app for any platform, even Windows Phone 7″ but bailed on BBOS. As I wrote in my post, I wish it didn’t have… Read More

  • Hey Netflix, Call Verizon. "The Answer Is Definitely Not No"

    For all the talk of cord-cutting, the cable/satellite/fiber optic TV companies are not going anywhere anytime soon. I put Verizon FIOS in that camp. With 3.7 million subscribers, it is already one of the largest video service providers in the country. But it is pushing hard to get on all screens and keep Netflix, Hulu, and Apple TV at bay. Or is it? Verizon FIOS also provides broadband… Read More