• The Davos delusion Crunch Network

    The Davos delusion

    The Davos Delusion Davos leaders are gathering this week to change the world. Again. “We are faced by a world which is increasingly schizophrenic. Our world is rapidly changing and power is shifting geopolitically, in business terms and even in the virtual world. Power, wealth and well-being are spread in ever more complex ways, leading to a world which is harder and harder to understand… Read More

  • At Davos, Kevin Spacey Predicts That Tech Firms Will Follow Netflix Into Media

    Kevin Spacey dropped into the TechCrunch studio at Davos, event today and we asked him about his engagement with the tech world. It’s his first year at the World Economic Forum and he’s partly here because he’s become an investor in cyber security firm Wisekey, which is working the halls talking to big corporate about their solutions. I asked him if cyber security was a… Read More

  • Brave New Talent App

    Davos: BraveNewTalent Allows Job Seekers To Follow Their Future Employers

    BraveNewTalent is a social recruitment platform operating in the UK and moving into the US. I caught up with CEO and founder Lucia Tarnowski at Davos. The startup is built around the idea that people want to follow companies they might want to work for in the future, and companies in turn want to educate potential hires about how they work. They recently introduced a few new features… Read More

  • Drew Houston, A Rocket Man In The Making Should DropBox Not Work Out

    Drew Houston, A Rocket Man In The Making Should DropBox Not Work Out

    Clearly controversy is swirling around web lockers and online storage companies in the wake of the Federal swoop on Megaupload, but if it all goes wrong rest assured that DropBox founder and CEO Drew Houston has a second career to fall back on. The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (or just “Davos” to those in the know) is a great place for the world’s millionaires… Read More

  • Pitch A Way To Close The Global Income Gap On YouTube, And Go To Davos 2011

    Every January, world leaders, entrepreneurs, and journalists descend on Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum to mingle and discuss the world’s problems. The guest list is usually limited to world leaders and CEOs (although a few bloggers somehow sneak in every year). But every year, the World Economic Forum partners with YouTube to host the Davos Debates, which broadens… Read More

  • Davos Interviews: Max Levchin Says Slide Now Makes Almost All Of Its Money From Virtual Goods

    Continuing his series of Davos interviews, Michael talks to Slide CEO and founder Max Levchin in the video above. Levchin discusses the ” shift from advertising to virtual goods” and reveals that most of Slide’s revenues now come from sales of virtual goods, whereas it was the reverse a year ago. Slide makes some of the most popular apps on Facebook and other social… Read More

  • Michael Dell shows off the Mini 5, confirms US arrival?

    The Dell Mini 5, Dell’s Android-powered Snapdragon slate, popped up at CES this year but we never got a clear look at it. However, when the CEO of Dell rolls into the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he can show off anything he wants and our boss got a quick hands-on in the Swiss slush. To recap, the Mini 5 is a 1GHz Snapdragon-powered netpad (did I just coin a phrase?)… Read More

  • What I Learned At Davos: How Networking And Feedback Loops Can Make A Better World

    After returning from the World Economic Forum in Davos, I have been thinking about how to build more perfect human societies out of the visibly and demonstrably imperfect human decision makers we have to rely upon. Any classically trained techie knows the answer — it’s feedback loops for error correction. That’s how affordable class B amplifiers are made out of cheap… Read More

  • Russian PM Putin punks Michael Dell at Davos re: Russian IT

    Oh it’s on! It seems Russian Prime Minister Putin got into a huge fight with Michael Dell yesterday at the Davos World Economic Forum, which is where world leaders plan their screwing over of the little guy while eating like princes. (So I hear.) Right, so Putin gave a speech talking about lots of stuff, including the current state of technology in Russia. Then Michael Dell opened his… Read More