Dylan’s Desk: Meltwater aims to build a billion-dollar business without venture capital

This column is a profile of independent Norwegian entrepreneur Jorn Lyseggen. Meltwater Group is 10 years old, and has been almost entirely self-funded. Lyseggen started the company in Oslo with $15,000 of his own money and has been growing it through revenues ever since. The company now employs 900 people, is headquartered in San Francisco […]

Dylan’s Desk: Meltwater aims to build a billion-dollar business without venture capital

Dylan’s Desk: Android hates me, and it doesn’t like you much, either

I’ve come to the conclusion that my Android phone hates me. It probably hates you, too. The breaking point came today when I tried to use my phone to Google the word “Edsel.” Instead of delivering the answer, my phone — a cheap LG model from Virgin Mobile — spontaneously rebooted itself. I wasn’t exactly […]

Dylan’s Desk: Android hates me, and it doesn’t like you much, either

Dylan’s Desk: Pick up the phone now! Supercomputers are standing by

This column starts with the $3.4 billion acquisition of SuccessFactors by SAP, ties together “the cloud” with mobile computing, throws in a dash of futurism and somehow winds up with a reference to Glee. Want to give your CEO an iPad? You probably also need web-based applications so she can do something with the tablet […]

Dylan’s Desk: Pick up the phone now! Supercomputers are standing by