Bravo TV’s latest “reality” show, Silicon Valley, makes a mockery of how Silicon Valley really works. But what really has me steamed is the way it abuses the word ”geek.”
I’ve been to DEMO as a member of the press, a presenting entrepreneur, and as part of the production team. It’s been a long, amazing ride.
What counts as a startup? Paul Graham has a deceptively simple answer: It’s a tool for generating rapid, exponential growth. But that’s not the only kind of startup.
Editor’s Pick How much longer will Silicon Valley stand by and watch the “silicon” part of its name get washed away like so much sand?
Apple has entered a new phase in the evolution of its iPhone line, and you can pretty much forget about radical reinventions from now on.
Most companies would be better off with any kind of data than they are today. An embarrassing number of business decisions are made without reference to real data.
Apple has made it through the bruising hand-to-hand combat of its latest patent trial, and it’s defeated all the lawyers that Samsung could throw at it. Now it’s got to face the big boss at the end: Google.
It’s time to examine the idea of “intellectual property” a little more clearly, especially when patent law dominates business headlines and the outcome of the Apple-Samsung trial holds enormous implications for the tech industry.
Editor’s Pick NBC had a huge opportunity to cash in on the rising wave of Internet media with its Olympics coverage, and it blew it.
Airtime, the video-chat startup created by Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning, has done almost nothing since its June launch — and it only has about 100,000 users.
Apple had a disappointing quarter, even though it was surprisingly good compared to last year. Naturally, investors punished the company by stripping more than five percent from its stock price. Aren’t you people ever satisfied?
Dave DeWalt is the chairman of FireEye, a threat-detection computer security company
Online security threats have taken a new, darker turn in the past few years. Instead of script kiddies and credit-card hackers, the dominant threats now are government-backed entities.
Editor's Pick Octopus ice sculpture: Awesome. But if you see it at a startup party, panic.
Last year’s big fashion trend was the color block, and this year’s tech trend follows suit: It’s the square.
In Microsoft’s vision of the future, Kinect sensors are everywhere: In your living room, your kitchen, at school, and even in the supermarket, above the fruit display.
And why not? The $150 motion-sensing device provides a cheap way to add gesture and voice controls to any application.
If you’re angry about Apple’s manufacturing process, you should be. But don’t stop with Apple.
Rumor has it that this Chicago sculpture is filled with VC cash
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Is there anything more American than a robot that can create anything you want out of little more than a spool of wire and some electricity? It’s only a slight exaggeration to say that the MakerBot offers levels of Jeffersonian self-reliance that our founding fathers only dreamed of.
Last week I looked at the revolutionary products that will change the tech sector this year. This week, I’d like to give you a preview of several key trends we’ll be following carefully at VentureBeat in 2012.
Can you build a billion-dollar business without venture capital?
I’ve come to the conclusion that my Android phone hates me.