2000s

2000s

New BBC chief vows to re-invent content, not just re-purpose it

paidcontent.org
The BBC’s new director-general has vowed to merge TV, radio and online teams so that the the corporation creates “genuinely digital content for the first time”. The BBC is often thought of as an online exemplar. In fact, the big digital ideology of the the last several years has been making...
New BBC chief vows to re-invent content, not just re-purpose it

Nimble 2.0 Looks To Give SMBs A CRM Platform That Actually Does Social Right

techcrunch.com
There are few aspects of growing a business that are easy. But when you think about the big picture, one of the most significant challenges — besides hiring attractive, productive interns — is customer acquisition. Not every business scales like Facebook; many have to fight tooth-and-nail for every client, sell...
Nimble 2.0 Looks To Give SMBs A CRM Platform That Actually Does Social Right
Exclusive: super-early iPhone prototype had 5″x7″ screen, serial port
Why Bitcoin Is Like No Other Bubble We've Seen Before

Why The Future Of Search May Look More Like Yahoo Than Google

techcrunch.com
When Nirvana was cool Rewind to the late 90s. Almost everything you needed – email, news, sports, stocks, maps and more – was conveniently on one site: Yahoo!. Yahoo! was the “portal” to the Internet that strived to deliver everything you could ever want on its own properties. The crazy...
Why The Future Of Search May Look More Like Yahoo Than Google
Feature: Death of a data haven: cypherpunks, WikiLeaks, and the world's smallest nation

Radio Killed The Podcasting Star

www.readwriteweb.com
Podcasters are to radio what bloggers are to newspapers: independent voices taking attention away from mainstream media. At least that was the theory, when professional podcasts and blogs were getting started in the 2000s. But unlike blogs, podcasts by indie voices have not gone on to seriously challenge the...
Radio Killed The Podcasting Star

Rise of the Tech Bandits: Jason Calacanis, the Shapeshifter

www.readwriteweb.com
Editor's note: In the Summer 2012 issue of SAY Magazine, Dan Frommer's cover story Rise of the Tech Bandits chronicles the history of tech blogging. For the rest of this week, Richard MacManus, who founded ReadWriteWeb in 2003, will be looking back on the early days. Blog network Weblogs, Inc....
Rise of the Tech Bandits: Jason Calacanis, the Shapeshifter
Microsoft. Kicks. Ass.
The Simplicity Thesis
iPad prototype from early 2000s revealed in Jony Ive deposition

iPad prototype renderings from early-2000s revealed in Apple / Samsung court filings

www.engadget.com
It's a strange bit of history that the concept of an Apple tablet led to what we know as the first iPhone. It's a fact that Steve Jobs made mention of back in 2010, at an appearance at All Things D, realizing that Apple was capable of building a...
iPad prototype renderings from early-2000s revealed in Apple / Samsung court filings
Microsoft's first stab at a tablet: Surface reviewed
Hands-on: NetZero to offer no-contract 4G mobile hotspot service
Ars Technica System Guide: Gaming Boxes

Apple executives and a long history with watches

9to5mac.com
Apple design chief Ive pictured with Ikepod designer Newson Apple is building a device for the wrist, and it may even launch later this year. One of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ most famous saying is that “we build the products that we want to use.” Apple was not pleased with...
Apple executives and a long history with watches

Behold! The Early-2000s iPad Prototype That Started It All

techcrunch.com
Prototype 035: it sounds like a nail-biting action RPG but it’s actually one of the first iPad prototypes, built years before the iPhone, and laid by the wayside as Apple kept experimenting with new form factors. The iPad in question, according to a great bit of digging by NetworkWorld, is...
Behold! The Early-2000s iPad Prototype That Started It All
Why I Ditched the iPhone: My Very Own Protocol Droid
How today's touchscreen tech put the world at our fingertips

This Man Thinks He's Spotted The Crucial Weakness In Google's Mobile Ad Strategy

www.businessinsider.com
Here's Google's big strategic problem in mobile advertising, according to Zephrin Lasker, CEO of Pontiflex, the mobile lead generation company: The search giant is treating the mobile ad market the same way it tackled the search and display ad market, and that's a fundamental error. The result of this misstep...
This Man Thinks He's Spotted The Crucial Weakness In Google's Mobile Ad Strategy

Yeah, It Turns Out That Technology Doesn't Make Us Lonely

www.techdirt.com
Just recently, we were talking about the bizarre claims by Sherry Turkle that social networking makes us more lonely because we spend less time alone (don't try to make sense of it). Soon after that, the Atlantic published an equally vapid feature arguing that Facebook leads to loneliness. These kinds...
Yeah, It Turns Out That Technology Doesn't Make Us Lonely
Can Apple fix what’s wrong with television?
Status Symbols: Palm V
Here's what the night sky would look like without light pollution

13 ways of looking at Medium, the new blogging/sharing/discovery platform from @ev and Obvious

www.niemanlab.org
[With apologies to Wallace Stevens, the finest poet to ever serve as vice president of the Hartford Livestock Insurance Company.] I. Medium is a new online publishing platform from Obvious Corp. It launched yesterday. Obvious is the most recent iteration of the company that created Blogger, Odeo, and Twitter....
13 ways of looking at Medium, the new blogging/sharing/discovery platform from @ev and Obvious

E-commerce startups

cdixon.org
Very few successful e-commerce companies were started in the 2000s. Since then, e-commerce startups have enjoyed a revival. Dozens of companies have gotten traction and venture dollars have followed. Phrases like flash sales, social commerce, and subscription commerce have entered the startup lexicon. As Josh Kopelman points out, the list...
E-commerce startups
Oceans continue to warm, especially the deeps

For Startups, Timing Trends Really Does Matter - Except When It Doesn't

www.readwriteweb.com
Now is the best time in history to start your own business. But depending on what kind of company you're building, you have to figure out if your idea is poised to capture a trend - or doomed to miss one and face a much tougher road to success. To...
For Startups, Timing Trends Really Does Matter - Except When It Doesn't

Investors seek billion-dollar payday as Vringo v. Google trial begins

arstechnica.com
Jim Chambers A company with little business beyond a handful of recently purchased patents sued Google last year. That's not at all unusual; but what is unusual is that the company, Vringo, is actually going to trial—starting this morning in Norfolk, Virginia. Vringo will be asking for a nine-figure...
Investors seek billion-dollar payday as Vringo v. Google trial begins
If top startups are "Thunder Lizards," top VCs are radioactive cockroaches
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?