Why the U.S. depends on Europe for building massive, ‘multi-local’ marketplaces

Whenever startup ecosystem commentators discuss how to create European technology businesses of global scale they tend to name one company as a shining example: Skype. Headquartered in Luxembourg and developed in Estonia, Skype is a revolutionary product and, rightly, a European success story. It sold three times in the last seven years; most recently, to Microsoft for $8.5 billion.

BYOA: a new generation of tools

Responding to a new generation of workers who see a problem, want to fix it, and will go build or create the necessary tool themselves instead of waiting for an IT supported and “approved” application to be built for them.

5 Node projects you should know about

Node.js is the cool kid on the coding block these days, and developers have big plans for the server-side programming language. Here are a couple of the cool back-end programs that developers have been cooking both using Node and for Node developers.