“Live” television builds in a seven-second delay to give censors the chance to bleep the seven dirty words you can’t say on TV. Sometimes, “real-time” Web applications feel a little like that, except that the dirty words get through. Which is to say that the “L” in Live Web might as well stand for “latency.”
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Oy. My head is about to explode. I’m here at the Innovate Columbus event listening to a panel that had such wonderful potential. David Pogue of the New York Times (and an incredibly funny moderator), Anousheh Ansari, co-founder of Prodea Systems and the first private woman space tourist, and Sarah Lacy, the [...]Continue Reading →
One day, the big thinkers who dream up Web protocols were sitting around the table, trying to imagine the future Web. Among the engineers and technical policy wonks was a young entrepreneur and computer scientist who had the audacity to ask a simple question: What does business want for the Web?
From that question, an [...]Continue Reading →
Remember the iconic movie scene in which Dorothy’s black-and-white Kansas becomes Technicolor Oz?
Life might feel a little like that for the engineers at Cooliris, watching Silicon Valley tastemakers speculate about Color and its $41M venture round, except that the Cooliris folks have been working in living color all [...]Continue Reading →
Steve Larsen is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur. By his own admission, he’s not the “world’s greatest CEO” or even the “idea guy” of young businesses. But by my observation, he is among the most willing among experienced executives and entrepreneurs to share his experience with those who have yet to cut their startup [...]Continue Reading →
I worked in two international publishing firms before I came to the role of startup founder. I managed a team, hired great people, handled every sort of HR issue, created budgets, made board presentations, developed and delivered new products, and even had a hand in customer service from time to time.
But none of that [...]Continue Reading →