The Latest from Andrew Keen
Keen On… The Hippies: How The Counterculture Ruined The Internet
The Internet has been getting a lot of <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2014/02/10/tech-industry-activists-talk-past-each-other-at-the-crunchies/">criticism</a> lately. But there are few people better
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://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 2014.
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