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‘Cool CEOs Don’t Need an Education’ is a Cynical Marketing Ploy

You’ve seen this proposition numerous times in the last couple of years. Start-up kings don’t need university education. Savvy youth don’t need a degree. College is not for everybody. The … Continue reading

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April 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Apple’s iPad 2: Displacing Markets at Every Turn

Apple’s iPad 2 announcement last week was predictably stunning, if that’s even possible. In fact, consider this for a moment: the iPad announcement was one of the most watched and … Continue reading

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March 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

No Best Picture Oscar for The Social Network? Thank the Academy!

I’m actually glad that The Social Network tanked at the Oscars Sunday night. I’m not being mean-spirited or contrarian. I’m just saying that director David Fincher’s movie didn’t deserve a … Continue reading

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February 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Huffington Post and AOL: The Sleeper has Awakened

Just when you thought AOL was gone and dead, Wham! they hit it with the cardio paddles again, this time with the acquisition of Huffington Post. For just $315 million … Continue reading

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February 6, 2011 · 2 Comments

Ev Invites Rising Star Brea Grant to Twitter HQ

You know you’ve made an impression in social media when Twitter co-founder Evan Williams responds to your blind Twitter question personally! That’s what happened just a few minutes ago when … Continue reading

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September 15, 2010 · 1 Comment

What Would Apps 2.0 Do?

On the eve of the Intel Developer Forum 2010, you might think an old chiphead like me would be writing about silicon. And I might. But apps are at the … Continue reading

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September 13, 2010 · 1 Comment

Fare Thee Well, Robert Noyce

Robert Noyce, member of the Traitorous Eight from Shockley Laboratories, co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel,  co-inventor of the integrated circuit, mentor to Steve Jobs and many other entrepreneurs, “Mayor … Continue reading

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June 2, 2010 · Leave a comment