In the 19th century, electricity was the primary technology that was driving innovation, but it wasn’t until it was practically applied with inventions like the light bulb and the telephone that
Restoring and preserving the world’s forests has long been considered one of the easiest, lowest-cost and simplest ways to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. It’s by
It's part of structural inequality in our society, where we're building businesses that are optimized for their financial return rather than their return to society.
There's no shortage of angst in Silicon Valley. Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media and author of a new book, "WTF: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us," thinks a lot of problems could
The biggest change I've seen in the tech industry in the past decade isn't social media, cloud computing, big data, consumerization or even mobile. It's the mainstream acceptance of open source. Even
We’re at the Palace Hotel for day two of for <a href="http://www.web2summit.com/web2011">the 2011 Web 2.0 Summit</a>, where the lineup for the next three days consists of almost everyone on the enti
<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/screen-shot-2011-04-14-at-4-53-37-pm.png" /> Last week, we invited big-thinkers Reid Hoffman and Tim O'Reilly into the TechCrunch Studios to t
<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/screen-shot-2011-04-14-at-4-53-37-pm.png" /> It's time for the much-awaited part two of our sit down with Internet big-thinkers Reid Hoffman a
<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/screen-shot-2011-04-14-at-4-53-37-pm.png" /> We invited <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/reid-hoffman">Reid Hoffman</a> and <a href="
<img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-182880" title="opengov" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/opengov.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="300" height="153" />While grandma flips through
<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/Far_from_Dull-Dull-630x507-215x173.jpg" width="215" height="173" />I did interviews with most of the TechCrunch50 experts backstage and there
<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/cookie-monster3-7769871237963363-206x200.jpg" width="206" height="200" />Conference organizer, publisher and investor Tim O'Reilly doesn't min
<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/banned-215x111.gif" width="215" height="111" />In an ironic twist of fate, a number of people related to <a href="http://oreilly.com/">O'Reill
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<em><strong>Editor's note</strong>: The following guest post is by Tim O'Reilly, the fou