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On Women In Tech -- Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day

(3) Comments | Posted March 24, 2010 | 4:26 PM

Back in September, when I wrote a column about the state of women in tech, I didn't quite anticipate how people would react to my perspective. The stream of responses I received -- ranging from dismissive comments to heartfelt emails from influential women to photos that...

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SXSWi's Startups to Check Out (That Don't Require Check-Ins)

(2) Comments | Posted March 22, 2010 | 3:07 PM

Sure, location-based services like Foursquare and Gowalla were well represented at this year's SXSW Interactive conference. But if you were too busy burying your head in your phone, using these services to check into every building, room and crevice of Austin (my...

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In the App Economy, Newspapers Are Apps

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2010 | 12:47 PM

In this past fall's Web 2.0 Summit conference, Mark Pincus, CEO of social gaming startup Zynga, declared Web 3.0 the 'app economy' -- a web in which people use apps to consume and share things, the way we do using Facebook and the

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In the App Economy, Newspapers are Apps

(1) Comments | Posted January 26, 2010 | 10:24 AM

In this past fall's Web 2.0 Summit conference, Mark Pincus, CEO of social gaming startup Zynga, declared Web 3.0 the "app economy" - a web in which people use apps to consume and share things, the way we do using Facebook and the

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Women in Tech: The Silicon Ceiling

(30) Comments | Posted September 21, 2009 | 10:00 AM

When I first attended the Webby Awards in 2001, I noticed an anthropological paradox: The line to the ladies' room was nonexistent, the men's, long.

Where were all the women? Surely they existed in the then-budding Internet industry (I did!). Why weren't they celebrated at the event CNN then...

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At TechCrunch50, Patching Up the Old Is the New "New"

(2) Comments | Posted September 15, 2009 | 10:00 PM

In kicking off this year's TechCrunch50 conference, co-host Jason Calcanis borrowed a quote from Disney's film Ratatouille, asserting, "our job is to support the new." If the first half of the conference is any indication, what's "new" in the tech industry these days is a renown effort to...

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A Sundance for Startups

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2009 | 12:42 PM

In the somewhat congested realm of tech conferences, TechCrunch50 has quickly distinguished itself as Silicon Valley's "American Idol"-esque competition for entrepreneurial hopefuls. Fifty early-stage, hungry startups are selected from a pool of around 1,000 applicants to launch for the first time in front of a panel of 20 of...

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