Usually one good way to resolve a dispute among many parties is to have a mediator help everyone come to an agreement on something. But the disparity between the way governments work and the way the Internet operates has only widened in the last year. Now, the Internet Society’s lead policy spokesperson
In 2011, Android conquered the world. Google’s mobile operating system was activated on hundreds of thousands of handsets a day, the type of growth that was unprecedented in any era of computing. Android’s momentum from last year has carried into 2012, but it is not the rumbling freight train is was
Blog network Weblogs, Inc. sold to AOL in October 2005, for a reported $25 million. I was in San Francisco when it happened, at the Web 2.0 Conference. The morning the deal went public, I remember founder Jason Calacanis arriving at the conference with a smile as wide as the Cheshire Cat himself. He
Outsourcing is pretty much de rigueur for modern startups looking to conserve capital. But making outsourcing work for your startup isn’t always easy. One of the first steps is figuring out where to outsource.
There are a lot of choices. The first major decision is geographical. Should you outsource
If the Facebook IPO and Pinterest’s $1.5 billion valuation mean anything, it’s that social media have become business as usual. Everybody’s full of social media advice and best practices these days. For today’s Big Question, we asked the savvy RWW readers to share their tips.
On the eve of Facebook’s initial public offering and two weeks after writing a five-part series that tried to answer the question on whether or not we’re in a social media bubble, the most striking thing to me is how divided people are on whether or not these astronomical values and unlikely craze can
The litany of exciting Maker Faire products continues with MaKey MaKey, a device that turns anything capable of conducting electricity into a controller. Developed by MIT Media Lab students Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum, you simply run a bulldog clip from the board to an object and hold a connecting
Tomorrow Facebook will sell shares in one of the biggest tech IPOs in history. New investors will gobble up the stock to get a piece of the global phenomenon famously started in Mark Zuckerberg’s dorm room in 2004. But while owning the stock will have quantifiable value when it trades on the open market,
Pre-orders are nothing new in the realm of video gaming — they’re the requisite hype before the release day-storm. On the digital download front, however, that anticipatory frenzy hasn’t gotten much major industry support, until now. Sony, purveyor of all things PlayStation, has just tossed a bone to
It’s been a battle of epic proportions over a microscopic piece of plastic, but the warring sides appear to be working together to find a compromise. We’re referring to the fight between Apple and a coalition formed by RIM, Motorola and Nokia as each group attempts to make their own nano-SIM design the