Tim O\’reilly

  • Tim O’Reilly thinks focusing less on shareholders just might save the world

    Tim O’Reilly thinks focusing less on shareholders just might save the world

    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 be solved if big tech would focus less on profits and more on enabling other companies to be built atop of, or in partnership, with their platforms. Read More

  • Where The Free Software Movement Went Wrong (And How To Fix It) Crunch Network

    Where The Free Software Movement Went Wrong (And How To Fix It)

    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 10 years ago open source was controversial. Back then “open vs. proprietary” arguments would still erupt at meetings and parties. Back then vendors spread FUD about… Read More

  • Watch The 2011 Web 2.0 Summit Day Two Live

    Watch The 2011 Web 2.0 Summit Day Two Live

    We’re at the Palace Hotel for day two of for the 2011 Web 2.0 Summit, where the lineup for the next three days consists of almost everyone on the entire Internet. The. entire. Internet. In case you didn’t get to be a part of the in-person action, you and your friends at home can follow along from the Livestream above, starting at 1130 a.m. PST. Today’s speaker highlights… Read More

  • So Is Web 3.0 Already Here? (TCTV)

    Last week, we invited big-thinkers Reid Hoffman and Tim O’Reilly into the TechCrunch Studios to talk about Hoffman’s definition of “Web 3.0”– a torrent of innovation that’s going to be unleashed by all of this personal data being collected about us. In the first segment we talked about the scary implications of this wave of companies, and in the second… Read More

  • Letting Go: How Sharing Your Data Can Transform Your Life (TCTV)

    It’s time for the much-awaited part two of our sit down with Internet big-thinkers Reid Hoffman and Tim O’Reilly. We invited the two in the studio last week to talk about what Hoffman has called “Web 3.0”– the use of an explosion of data being collected about our real lives online. Last week, we talked about the undeniably scary aspects of Web 3.0– data… Read More

  • Who Is More Trust-Worthy with Our Data: The Government or Big Companies? (TCTV)

    We invited Reid Hoffman and Tim O’Reilly — two of the biggest thinkers in the Valley– into the studio to talk about what Hoffman calls “Web 3.0.” He argues the next wave isn’t as simple as MOBILE! As he first discussed at SXSW, it’s about companies running on any platform or in the real world using the last few decades of data being gathered on our… Read More

  • The Open Gov Initiative: Enabling Techies to Solve Government Problems

    While grandma flips through photo albums on her sleek iPad, government agencies (and most corporations) process mission-critical transactions on cumbersome web-based front ends that function by tricking mainframes into thinking that they are connected to CRT terminals. These systems are written in computer languages like Assembler and COBOL, and cost a fortune to maintain. I’ve written… Read More

  • Memo to Start-ups: You’re Supposed to Be Changing the World, Remember?

    I did interviews with most of the TechCrunch50 experts backstage and there was a common gripe about the companies launching there: Not enough passion, not enough swinging for the fences, not enough trying to change the world. There were too many people building safe businesses, too many companies just trying to make existing things slightly better, and too many people wanting to be the… Read More

  • TC50 Backstage: Well, Tell us How you REALLY Feel, Tim O'Reilly

    Conference organizer, publisher and investor Tim O’Reilly doesn’t mince words. In this video he talks candidly about what he hated at TechCrunch50 today, what he loved and what excites him about the Web right now. O’Reilly is a consummate thought leader in the Valley so the interview is interesting for anyone. But if you’re planning on actually pitching O’Reilly… Read More

  • Tweeting About The Gov 2.0 Summit May Cause Serious Account Suspension

    In an ironic twist of fate, a number of people related to O’Reilly Media, as well as others guilty of using Twitter to express thoughts and commentary about and from the Gov 2.0 Summit, have found their accounts suspended this morning due to unspecified ‘strange activity’. That includes prolific (and real) Twitter users such as Tim O’Reilly himself, but also other… Read More

  • Gov 2.0: It's All About The Platform

    Editor’s note: The following guest post is by Tim O’Reilly, the founder and CEO of computer book publisher O’Reilly Media and a conference organizer. O’Reilly coined the term Web 2.0 five years ago. Now he is arguing it is time for Gov 2.0, and has helped organize a summit next week to talk about what that might mean. Today, many people equate Web 2.0 with social… Read More