Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn and Silicon Valley insider, provides rich insight into technology trends, markets and building companies. Christopher Rollyson attended his presentation at SxSW and provided a substantial rundown. A main snippet? Web 3.0 would “arrive sooner and be stranger than we think.” Continue reading
The brilliance of Twitter lists and suggestions for making them more powerful In my opinion Twitter is the best tool we have today to engage with others, spread a message, network, meet other likeminded people, and stay on top of the news, in any industry. The only aspect I’ve always found problematic on Twitter was the impossibility of organizing information. … Continue reading
Europe’s hottest online game site from JD Lasica on Vimeo. At the offices of Accel Partners a week ago today during the Traveling Geeks trip to London, several of us came away especially impressed by Michael Acton Smith, founder and CEO of Mind Candy, the UK-based company that makes Moshimonsters.com. Moshi Monsters has become Europe’s hottest online game site (or, … Continue reading
One reason I’ve been overstretched for many months is that I’ve been working since last August as the (unpaid) chief organizer of the second Traveling Geeks expedition to explore cutting-edge technologies in a hotbed of innovation. Last spring it was Israel. This time around: London! On Sunday we launched the TravelingGeeks.com website using WordPress, and I think it has some … Continue reading
Ever since heady days of broadcast.com back in the era of Web 1.0 there has always been promise in the field of Web video, and as the encoding technologies have grown more sophisticated and broadband penetration breaks new records every day, online video has exploded, but aside from a very few examples like Hulu no one seems to have the monetization of Web video … Continue reading
This is the second of two parts on my trip through the West Bank. It also appears on The Huffington Post. See part 1: Documentary short: A drive through the occupied West Bank.
Here’s a 22-minute video of life in Hebron, the history-rich ancient city in the West Bank that is now a source of conflict between Palestinians and Israeli settlers, with Israeli security forces placed squarely in the middle. Continue reading