Last year, Courtney Stanton organized a conference for game developers whose 12-person speaker roster was half women, and half men.
And she did it without considering the gender of applicants.
In the world of tech conferences, that gender ratio is almost unheard of — let alone getting there without actively saying yes to certain applicants just because you know they’re female.… Read the rest
This is on the box for the Daily News, one of San Mateo’s free newspapers. Free, but only for up to 3 copies. After that it’ll cost you up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $7,500.… Read the rest
Swipp, a new “social intelligence platform,” is trying to bridge the gap between evanescent, useless social data (I ate a B.L.T. for lunch today! Look at this cool mural!) and more lasting, but less personal, knowledge, like the Wikipedia entry on San Francisco.… Read the rest
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When IBM bought Lotus for $3.5 billion in 1995, it looked as though the venerable computing giant was just about to lock up the software industry and coast to unstoppable profits.
Eighteen years later, Lotus looks more like a millstone around IBM’s neck than a flywheel giving it extra speed.… Read the rest
Here is my latest column on VentureBeat: We need more people like Aaron Swartz.
I spent much of the past few days thinking about Aaron Swartz and what a loss we suffered when he took his own life last week.
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