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Meredith Fineman


Meredith Fineman | Posted April 25, 2012

We need to talk. About Facebook. Or rather, EngagementBook.

It's Spring, the birds are chirping, and everyone is engaging the crap out of each other on my newsfeed.

I'm trying to remember the first day I got Facebook. I couldn't sign up until I got my .edu email. I...

Jane Carlin and Barb Macke

The Legacy of a Digital Generation

Jane Carlin and Barb Macke | Posted April 25, 2012

This is the first of a series of posts about the legacy of our digital culture. We invite you to share your own stories and ideas.

One hundred years from now, will anyone know what you did today, or even that you were alive? Did you leave any trail marking...

Gene Marks

6 TV Shows Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Gene Marks | Posted April 25, 2012

Last weekend my wife and I caught up on the past four episodes of Mad Men that we previously Tivoed. Yes, things started out slow, but as usual we're loving the series.

There are plenty of TV shows I love that do nothing more than make me laugh. The...

Edward J. Black

We Should Be Wary of the IRS Preparing Our Taxes

Edward J. Black | Posted April 25, 2012

With the close of the tax season, the complexities of our federal tax code have been the subject of much debate from tax rates to deductions and exemptions. Within the next year Congress will likely debate wholesale tax reform, regardless of the outcome of the elections this fall.


Julia Landauer

Women and Driving: Rise of the Women Racing Engineers! (Part II)

Julia Landauer | Posted April 25, 2012

Going to school in the heart of Silicon Valley, I am exposed to many women who are breaking into the male-dominated world of engineering. I've heard speakers, such as Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, explain that our society needs more women in the technology and engineering fields. This push seems...

Larry Magid

What Apple Can Learn From Samsung's New Galaxy Tab 2

Larry Magid | Posted April 25, 2012

I've been testing Samsung's new 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 tablet (my full review is at TabTimes) and, in some ways, I like it better than the iPad. Sure, the newest iPad's Retina screen (ironically, made by Samsung) is more dazzling and the iPad has a faster processor, a bigger screen...

Gina Hall

Lean and Hungry -- Startup Community Talks Hollywood

Gina Hall | Posted April 25, 2012

The topic was cracking Hollywood code at the LeanLA panel discussion in Santa Monica for an audience of 250 "hackers, technologists, founders, developers and marketers in the LA area," said meetup organizer Patrick Vlaskovits (@pv), author of The Entrepreneur Guide to Customer Development and The Lean...

Chris Johnson

At Spotify Offices, They'll Sing to You

Chris Johnson | Posted April 25, 2012

You walk into the office and it's early and you're not optimally caffeinated, so you think it's rather charming that the person next to you is singing to herself. Then it gets weird: you realize she's not singing to herself, but she's singing to you. Loudly. And it's maybe the...

Joel Drucker

Book Review: Jeff, One Lonely Guy

Joel Drucker | Posted April 25, 2012

Freedom and community have long been the twin poles of American identity. Writing in the 1830s, long before the telephone, radio, television, computers and cell phones created a dialogue about technology's impact on American culture, in the book Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville cogently described a fundamental challenge of...

David Fagin

They're Baaack - The OWS Movie Goes Global With Help of Social Media

David Fagin | Posted April 25, 2012

In a climate where most news stories are lucky if they're remembered for fifteen seconds, let alone fifteen minutes, the OWS movement has refused to go quietly.

In fact, it seems, even though most of the movement's die-hard supporters were forced to physically pack up their tents and vacate...

Steve Hutensky

Insta Punks

Steve Hutensky | Posted April 25, 2012

Two weeks ago, Facebook acquired the photo-sharing service Instagam for $1 billion. After the initial exclamations of "wow" and "that's incredible", one could sense a palatable undercurrent of huge resentment in the air. Two more snot-nosed 20-somethings are now worth hundreds of millions of dollars for a business...

Kumi Naidoo

Apple's Dirty Cloud

Kumi Naidoo | Posted April 25, 2012

The Internet and social media are extraordinary engines of change helping to drive revolutions and positive social change. They've become central tools for how we put pressure on polluters and governments. But if we are not careful, the Internet could become an internal combustion engine that fuels climate change instead....