Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and The Internet Is Not The Answer. He produces Futurecast, and is the host of Keen On.

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Keen On… The Hippies: How The Counterculture Ruined The Internet

The Internet has been getting a lot of <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/02/10/tech-industry-activists-talk-past-each-other-at-the-crunchies/">criticism</a> lately. But there are few people be

Keen On… The Second Machine Age: Will Humans Still Have A Role In Our Economy Of Brilliant Technologies?

The hot new <a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/Second-Machine-Age-Prosperity-Technologies/dp/0393239357/ref=la_B001H6IZA8_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391677718&sr=1-1">book</a> ab

Keen On… Hacking Gender: How Women In Silicon Valley Can Become Jane Bond

Despite incremental improvements, the gender bias issue in Silicon Valley remains an important one -- and one that could benefit from special attention. Earlier this month, Y Combinator's Jessica

Keen On… Slava Rubin: How Indiegogo Is Reinventing Capitalism

It was one of those coincidences that social media types call serendipitous. There I was, wandering around the basement of Las Vegas' Venetian hotel at CES, innocently minding my own business, when wh

Keen On 2014: Apple, Apple & Apple

Having <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/12/18/keen-on-2013-robert-scobles-person-and-company-of-the-year/">reviewed</a> 2013 with me, Robert Scoble now turns his Google Glass eyes forward to

Keen On… The 2013 Debacle: Why Gavin Newsom Says The Government Is On A Collision Course With The Future

It may be the holiday season, but <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/gavin-newsom">Gavin Newsom</a>, California's tech savvy Lieutenant Governor, is as mad as hell. And he's not

Keen On… Innovation: Is Silicon Valley Losing Its Mojo?

Perhaps best known for his <a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Facebook-Effect-Company-Connecting/dp/1439102120">definitive book</a> about Facebook, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.

Keen On… 2013: Robert Scoble’s Person And Company Of The Year

2013 has been kind to one of Silicon Valley's most iconic characters - the blogger, tech evangelist and writer <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/robert-scoble">Robert Scoble</a

Keen On…Jessica Rosenworcel: Why Silicon Valley And Washington DC Can’t Live Without Each Other

There are, of course, many libertarians in Silicon Valley who see Washington DC as the mortal enemy of innovation. But according to Commissioner <a target="_blank" href="http://www.fcc.gov/leadership/

Keen On… The Future of Money: Kickstarter and the Bitcoin Climax

Having <a target="_blank" href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/heathervescent/future-of-money-tv-series">raised</a> over $37,000 on Kickstarter to make a TV show about the future of money, <a tar

Keen On… The Future Starts Here: Why AOL Might Be The New Hollywood Studio

At last count, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/tiffany-shlain">Tiffany Shlain</a>'s massively successful new AOL short film series, <a target="_blank" href="http://on.aol.com

Keen On… Apple Versus Google: The Dogfight Over A $250 Billion Industry

<p>The two biggest dogs in Silicon Valley are Google and Apple, and according to the writer <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/fvogelstein">Fred Vogelstein</a>, they are waging a war for con

Keen On… Amazon: What Startup Entrepreneurs Can Learn From The Ever Innovative Jeff Bezos

While Jeff Bezos' wife, McKenzie, only gave Brad Stone's new book about Amazon <a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/review/R2I0T26SV0ELPP/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0316219266&li

Keen On… Social Media: The First 2,000 Years

How old is social media? Maybe we can date it from the birth of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/facebook">Facebook</a> in February 2004. Or perhaps we can go back to 2002, t

Keen On… ecoATM: The Green Solution For Selling Old Phones And Tablets

It's always nice to see a Crunchie winner mature into a successful business. Last year, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/ecoatm">ecoATM</a> - a network of automated recycling

Keen On… Nolan Bushnell: How To Find The Next Steve Jobs

There are few figures more legendary in Silicon Valley than <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/nolan-bushnell">Nolan Bushnell</a>, the Atari co-founder who gave Steve Jobs his f

Keen On… Clive Thompson: Could Technology Really Be Making Us Smarter?

As a feature writer for the <em>New York Times Magazine,</em> <em>Wired </em>and many other publications, <a target="_blank" href="http://smarterthanyouthink.net/bio/">Clive Thompson</a> is one of tec

Keen On… Why MessageMe Might Be The Future Of Real-Time Communications

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/alison-rosenthal">Ali Rosenthal</a> joined Facebook back in early 2006, when it was a 50 person startup with 4 million users and she quit at t

Keen On… Uproot Wine: How One New York VC Is Tipsy On Californian Sauvignon Blanc

One the one hand, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/jay-levy">Jay Levy</a> , as a partner in <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/financial-organization/zelkova-v

Keen On… The NSA: Can We Trust Silicon Valley With Our Secrets?

Best-selling author <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/james-bamford">James Bamford </a>is one of the world's leading authorities on the NSA. At Disrupt SF 2013, he spoke on a
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