A Bitcoin Boomlet

Bitcoin is currently enjoying what politicos call a boomlet — a small bump that, while perhaps not impressive on a historical scale, is certainly notable. For bitcoin at the moment, this means a price spike that has put the cryptocurrency into its highest territory in a year. That, combined with a small rise in global […]

Li-Fi Probably Won’t Be The New Wi-Fi For Most People

Long restricted to the academic domain, Li-Fi, a light-based data delivery method is suddenly getting all sorts of attention. An Estonian startup Velmenni recently tested an commercial implementation and found it to be superior to Wi-Fi in almost every way – except as something you and I will probably ever use. Velmenni’s technology, called Jungru, […]

Li-Fi Probably Won’t Be The New Wi-Fi For Most People

Long restricted to the academic domain, Li-Fi, a light-based data delivery method is suddenly getting all sorts of attention. An Estonian startup Velmenni recently tested an commercial implementation and found it to be superior to Wi-Fi in almost every way – except as something you and I will probably ever use. Velmenni’s technology, called Jungru, […]

The Meme Election

Social media has been playing an increasingly critical role in political elections. The 2008 presidential election, dubbed the “Facebook Election,” was the first time voters could view and share debates, interviews, commercials and statements on-demand. 2012 saw the evolution continue with Barack Obama utilizing social platforms to not just distribute his message, but actually engage […]

The Platform Paradox

I often hear VCs say that they don’t back products, they back platforms. I find that logic backwards and in many ways dangerous for founders. Platforms can provide a durable competitive advantage, and it’s easy to understand why startups would want to create one. But great platforms are nearly always born from companies first creating […]

Gillmor Gang: More Gravy

Gillmor Gang: More Gravy The Gillmor Gang — Matt Mullenweg, Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Tuesday, November 24, 2015. Matt Mullenweg joins the Gang for a deep dive on Calypso’s update of WordPress, complete with social, notifications, and a native Mac client. Plus, the latest G3 (below) with Mary Hodder, Rebecca Woodcock, […]

Holberton Wants To Be A Different Kind Of Coding School

By now, there are plenty of coding schools that will happily train you to become a junior programmer within a couple of months. Most of them will teach you the basics, but to become a full-stack engineers, a 12-week boot camp usually just isn’t enough. Neither are most online courses. The team behind the “Holberton School […]

Holberton Wants To Be A Different Kind Of Coding School

By now, there are plenty of coding schools that will happily train you to become a junior programmer within a couple of months. Most of them will teach you the basics, but to become a full-stack engineers, a 12-week boot camp usually just isn’t enough. Neither are most online courses. The team behind the “Holberton School […]

Cortana For iOS Begins Rolling Out To Testers

Microsoft has now made good on its earlier promise that it would soon roll out a beta version of its Cortana personal assistant – a rival to Apple’s Siri and Google Now – to users of iOS devices. This week, a handful of testers who signed up to trial the new app were notified by way of email that […]