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[INFOGRAPHIC] The history of Ethereum

Ethereum (ETH) creates much debate in the crpytocurrency world about whether or not the overtaking of Bitcoin is possible. Since its inception in 2014, ETH radiates an aurora of trust and hope about being the golden standard for cryptocurrency. This reputation results from not only as a result of the technology that supports it, but also […]

The Tech CEO Hall of Shame

The Tech CEO Hall of Shame

In the grand pantheon of disgraced technology company CEOs, the resume blunder of ousted Yahoo Chief Executive Scott Thompson seems almost trivial. Claiming an unearned degree pales in comparison to the true titans of tech transgressions – whose careers were toppled by everything from massive fraud and grand larceny to inappropriate dalliances with…

4 Stupid Legal Mistakes That Can Kill Your Startup

4 Stupid Legal Mistakes That Can Kill Your Startup

Everyone knows Dickens’ famous opening from A Tale of Two Cities. But “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” is only the beginning of the line. The sentence continues: “it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…”
It’s that second part that makes the quote an apt metaphor for life in a startup – and a…

Windows 8: The OS/2 of Today

Windows 8: The OS/2 of Today

After watching Microsoft lurch toward completion of Windows 8 and trying out a few of its early versions, I am struck by a tremendous sense of déjà vu. It took me some time to figure out why I was feeling this way, and then it hit me: Win 8 is on track to become the OS/2 of today, and suffer a similar and ignominious fate.

Don’t get me wrong: I…

Everything New is Old Again: Mapping the Republic of Letters (Video)

Everything New is Old Again: Mapping the Republic of Letters (Video)

All throughout human history technical breakthroughs have altered the topography of human thought. Or, rather, human thought has had a freer expression when it creates a more efficient vehicle for its own transmission. The 18th century, more than many, may remind us of our own time. That period was the culmination of what had become known as the…

How To Avoid Hypochondria with Real-Time Mobile Doctor Q&A

How To Avoid Hypochondria with Real-Time Mobile Doctor Q&A

In a sign that healthcare is moving to the mobile, a company called HealthTap is launching an app that offers a Quora-like experience from the cloud.

HealthTap Express allows the 89% of patients who turn to search engines instead of their local doctors for health information to do so in an objective and relatively “clinical” environment on…

Google Announces Digital Dead Sea Scrolls Project

Google Announces Digital Dead Sea Scrolls Project

Later this week, the Jewish High Holidays begin with Rosh Hashanah, which marks the beginning of the new year. It seems like good timing for Google’s announcement that the Digital Dead Sea Scrolls project is up and running.

Created by The Israel Museum in conjunction with Google, the project, first announced last year, offers the public the…

Scientists Use Google Earth to Understand Mysterious Giant Wheels

Scientists Use Google Earth to Understand Mysterious Giant Wheels

One of the wonderful results of networked intelligence is the revelation of the already-there. Geoglyphs. Could there be anything more there than a work of art built out of or incised into the earth itself? But the earth, she is big, and you can’t get your mind around the whole of it and apprehend its multitudinous parts, or even the small patterns…

What Twitter Looked Like When It Was Born (Screenshot, History)

What Twitter Looked Like When It Was Born (Screenshot, History)

Twitter, then known as twttr, was born just over 5 years ago – but in Twitter-time that’s ancient history. What did it look like when it launched? I’d never seen a screenshot of the original Twttr home page until old school megablogger Jason Kottke posted one tonight, along with links to a few other oldies.

As you can see below, Twitter didn’t…

Consume or Create, On 9/11 Social Media Offers Both Options

Consume or Create, On 9/11 Social Media Offers Both Options

As the 10 year anniversary of the terrorist attack that brought down New York’s World Trade Center approaches, there are many opportunities to comb through the wreckage of national consciousness, courtesy of both news and social media. Among the most complete is Understanding 9/11, an Internet Archive project to collect all broadcast coverage of…