Own takes aim at point-of-sale with ambitious hardware, software and cloud product

A small Detroit-based company has plans to reinvent the way restaurants, cafes and stores take money from customers. Own is aiming to make a point-of-sale (POS) system that doesn’t just reinvent the cash register, it turns it into a node on a web-connected information system. Its solution combines the slickness of tablet hardware, the optimization […]

Own takes aim at point-of-sale with ambitious hardware, software and cloud product

Kindle, Nook, Kobo or iPad: Which tablet or e-reader should you buy?

Amazon’s announcement of the Kindle Fire today threw down the gauntlet for both tablets and e-book readers. At just $199, it’s not much more expensive than previous e-readers, and it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than competing tablets. In fact, you might be asking yourself: Why would I want a drab, monochrome E Ink […]

Kindle, Nook, Kobo or iPad: Which tablet or e-reader should you buy?

Facebook tracks what you do online, even when you’re logged out

Entrepreneur and hacker Nik Cubrilovic reports that Facebook can track the web pages you visit even when you are logged out of Facebook. According to Cubrilovic’s tests, Facebook merely alters its tracking cookies when you log out, rather than deleting them. Your account information and other unique identifiable tokens are still present in these cookies, […]

Facebook tracks what you do online, even when you’re logged out

“Get the wheels spinning all at once,” author/investor Geoffrey Moore advises companies

For business book author Geoffrey Moore, learning how to succeed in the increasingly fast-paced tech business is a competitive as well as a national imperative. “We don’t have as much competitive advantage as a nation as we used to, so we’ve got to keep our team on the field,” said Moore. Moore is the author […]

“Get the wheels spinning all at once,” author/investor Geoffrey Moore advises companies

Dylan’s Desk: How stressful product launches make stressful products

This is a week of tech conferences. Demo, TechCrunch Disrupt, Microsoft Build, the SF MusicTech Summit and Intel Developer Forum are all happening more or less simultaneously over the next few days. Then the Tokyo Game Show starts later this week. In the coming weeks, Facebook F8, Adobe Max, Oracle OpenWorld, the CTIA Enterprise and […]

Dylan’s Desk: How stressful product launches make stressful products

Demo: i-Postmortem plans to keep your website around long after you’re gone

    After you’re gone, how will people remember you? If you’re lucky, Facebook might keep your profile page around for awhile. But the company’s interest is decidedly among its living customers, who are easier to advertise to. That’s why Jacques Mechelany thinks there will be a market for his company, i-Postmortem, which creates “virtual […]

Demo: i-Postmortem plans to keep your website around long after you’re gone