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Making open data more valuable, one micropayment at a time

By Alex Howard
January 23, 2013

When it comes to making sense of the open data economy, tracking cents is valuable. In San Francisco, where Mayor Ed Lee’s administration has reinvigorated city efforts to release open data for economic benefits, entrepreneur Yo Yoshida has made the …

San Francisco looks to tap into the open data economy

By Alex Howard
October 19, 2012

As interest in open data continues to grow around the world, cities have become laboratories for participatory democracy. They’re also ground zero for new experiments in spawning civic startups that deliver city services or enable new relationships between the people …

Four short links: 6 July 2012

By Nat Torkington
July 6, 2012

HM Government Consultation on Modernising Copyright (PDF) -- from all appearances, the UK Govt is prepared to be progressive and tech-savvy in considering updates to copyright law. Proof of the pudding is in the eating (i.e., wait and see whether the process is coopted by maximalists) but an optimistic start. Cisco Provides a Lesson (Eric Raymond) -- This is...

Strata Week: MIT and Massachusetts bet on big data

Strata Week: MIT and Massachusetts bet on big data
By Audrey Watters
May 31, 2012

MIT announces a big data research center, Cisco predicts the future of the Internet (in zettabytes), and open data startup Junar announces seed funding.

Strata Week: MIT and Massachusetts bet on big data

By Audrey Watters
May 31, 2012

MIT announces a big data research center, Cisco predicts the future of the Internet (in zettabytes), and open data startup Junar announces seed funding.

Four short links: 6 July 2011

By Nat Torkington
July 6, 2011

China Wants to Buy Facebook (Forbes) -- Beijing approached a fund that buys stock from former Facebook employees to see if it could assemble a stake large enough "to matter." This has implications for Facebook entering China. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is reportedly "wary about the compromises Facebook would have to make to do business there." If she...

Red Hat Overhauls the Enterprise Software Stack

By Andy Oram
June 24, 2010

Red Hat is openly badgering large, IT-driven organizations to move away from comfortable patterns and to adopt what they believe to be the best virtualization platform, the best cloud API, the best data storage mechanism, and so on.

Google's Fall Out With China - Making a Stand for Free Speech

By Sarah Sorensen
January 19, 2010

Time and time again, China has tested the digital world, trying to stifle its free information flow and control the resources that are open to its people. There are a long list of methods China has employed to clamp down on access...

Built-to-Thrive - The Standard Bearers: Apple, Google, Amazon

By Mark Sigal
May 18, 2009

When you think of companies that are not only built to last, but rather, built to thrive - in good times and bad - what companies logically sit at the top of the pyramid? Equally important, what should be the criteria for assessing them? Let me propose a straw man for assessing the "Built-to-Thrive" bunch...

Cisco Gets the XMPP Message, Buys Jabber

Cisco Gets the XMPP Message, Buys Jabber
By Kurt Cagle
September 22, 2008

It's obvious that Cisco gets the message about the importance of XMPP to the future of the infrastructure of the web, and is placing its bets on the future of Jabber.

100 Views of the Golden Gate

By Harold Davis
July 4, 2008

The Golden Gate as you've never seen it before...Now available, 100 Views of the Golden Gate by Harold Davis from Wilderness Press. These are digital photos, taking full advantage of the extraordinary light and exposure conditions of the Golden Gate. Here's the copy from the publisher's to-the-book-trade postcard advertising my new book, 100 Views of the Golden Gate. With a...


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