Chris Anderson

  • Drones + X

    Drones + X

    Small drones are advancing quickly. They used to be little else but sophisticated remote-controlled toys and people love to complain when we call them ‘drones’ because that implies that they are at least semi-autonomous (and maybe able to bomb a terrorist (and a few innocent bystanders)). But what’s happening now is that the technology is catching up with the term. Drones… Read More

  • The VR-Smartwatch Continuum Crunch Network

    The VR-Smartwatch Continuum

    There’s a lot of enthusiasm at either end of the spectrum for “go big” virtual reality and “go small” smartwatches and other wearable devices. Is the “game-changing” hype of either justified? Or are they overblown? Read More

  • 3D Robotics Taps Qualcomm For $50M Series C And Mobile Tech

    3D Robotics Taps Qualcomm For $50M Series C And Mobile Tech

    The race to build the best drone is on and 3D Robotics is today announcing its latest round of financing that it hopes will enable the company to keep its commanding position in the marketplace. As part of the funding, the drone upstart also found a new partner in Qualcomm. You know, the company that builds the chips and bits inside cell phones, because as CEO and co-founder Chris Anderson… Read More

  • How Chris Anderson Turned A Hobby Of Building Drones Into A Business

    How Chris Anderson Turned A Hobby Of Building Drones Into A Business

    At a recent Mayfield Fund dinner for hardware entrepreneurs and investors hosted by the firm’s partner Tim Chang, former Wired editor-in-chief-turned-drone entrepreneur Chris Anderson opened up about how he turned a hobby of building robots and drones into an actual business. Read More

  • Chris Anderson's Counterintuitive Rules For Charging For Media Online

    Wired editor-in chief-Chris Anderson kicked off his magazine’s Disruptive By Design conference today in New York City with a speech about how the Internet makes everything free, which is the topic of his latest book, Free: The Future of A Radical Price He articulated something that is now increasingly becoming obvious: As products go digital, their marginal cost goes to zero. “This… Read More

  • A tired attempt to scare you away from freeconomics

    [photopress:freestinks.jpg,full,center] Aren’t we supposed to take a hands-off approach to the market? Like, whatever happens, happens? That’s what I thought. ReadWriteWeb today has a counter argument to Chris Anderson’s everything will be free thesis, only it’s among the weakest counter arguments I’ve ever read. The gist—free does not equal good. Good can… Read More

  • Free free free: Wired predicts business will move to gratis model

    [photopress:freeeeeee.jpg,full,center] In the future, everything will be free. Free, though, means different things to different people. Grab a cup of coffee, this one’s gonna take a while. Wired’s editor-in-chief Chris Anderson, famous for his “Long Tail” theory, has a new one up his sleeve this month, and it’s one that we should have seen coming. Simply… Read More