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What to Make of Facebook's Search Announcement

According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, graph search is another pillar of the Facebook ecosystem along with news feed and timeline. The idea behind this initiative is to allow easy access to the massive store of big data Facebook has...

Flexible Samsung Screens and Jim Cramer's Mistake Round Out Tech News

Samsung to show flexible screens are coming Apple's patent on 'Pinch-to-Zoom' feature invalidated Facebook may force you to watch video ads to boost sales The US is getting serious about child online privacy Securing mobile devices is more important...

I'm Too Sexy For Consumers: B2B Tech IPOs Are Hot

B2B Tech is hot once again thanks to a string of consumer social IPO losses and B2B successes In the fickle world of consumer purchasing behavior it is tough to predict what trends will last. Few things seem to be...

News from TeliaSonera, Stage2 Networks, Sidera Networks and More

There's been lots of activity in the TMC newsroom with many new guests coming to our Norwalk, CT studio to tell us what is new and exciting at their companies.At around 170 million mobile subscribers, TeliaSonera is a major mobile...

VCs disrupted by Angels thanks to Cloud, Apple, Google and Facebook

How too many investors can lead us to irrational exuberance 2.0 Fred Wilson, managing partner at Union Square Ventures is one of the most well-respected VCs around and does an amazing job with his AVC blog – it is in...

Facebook's Plummeting Share Price to Hurt Tech Market?

Recently, on a trip to Silicon Valley to meet with execs and newsmakers I got a good sense of what tech business leaders were thinking. As you could expect “cautiously optimistic” was the tone but I sensed more optimism this...

A Social Aggregation Site No One Wants to be Part of

It’s interesting that many on the internet think the future of media has to have a curation component – some even suggest aggregation as an important area of focus. I couldn’t help but think about these suggestions when I happened...

Finally: Reporting on What The Average Person Thinks about Social

Jamie Epstein has an awesome TMC video segment called the Social Scene which gets feedback from typical white collar workers regarding everything from Facebook ad targeting to password cracks at LinkedIn. What you’ll notice is the production is like any...

Seven Online Community Best Practices

There are so many different types of online communities and ways of building them. There are social sharing sites such as Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. There are standalone sites and even hosted  third party portals which you can build in...

Who Wants a Shot at Another Morgan Stanley Tech IPO? Apparently No One

Hear that noise? Its the sound of the retail investor rapidly paddling away from the Kayak IPOFacebook is breaking through $28 per share as I write this blog post and this news coincides with the reports that the Kayak IPO...

Attention Social, App and Search users, YOU are the Product

Original image from Shutterstock A little understood notion is that for those people using free services and apps, you are the product and generally speaking the advertiser is the customer. The exception is when no ads are shown and...

15 Things to Know About Tim Cook's Comments

Last night Apple's Tim Cook was at The All Thing D tech conference and this is what you need to know about his comments: He says he will blow us away in 2 weeks at the WWDC There is more...

Why Facebook Needs a Phone

Facebook as the dominant social network is becoming the replacement for the phone. Nowadays in fact it is fairly common to use Facebook as the primary way to stay in touch with others – especially among those under 30. The...

What UCONN Engineering School Advances Mean to New Students

I have been fortunate enough in my career to do something I love – cover technology and be involved in all the most innovative happenings from the early eighties until today. Tech is one of the markets which experiences constant...

Funny and Fake Facebook Pre-IPO Letter

This email has been circulating and is funny enough to share:A Letter from Mark ZuckerbergAbout Facebook’s IPOMENLO PARK, CA (The Borowitz Report) – On the eve of Facebook’s IPO, Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg published the following letter to potential...

Pinterest Now Worth $1.5B

Now that was fast – Pinterest just raised $100M at a valuation of $1.5B in a round of funding led by Japanese e-commerce site Rakuten Inc. Pinterest's existing venture-capital investors such as Andreessen Horowitz, FirstMark Capital and Bessemer Venture Partners...

Is Yahoo Just Doomed?

Years back I was at a conference with a consultant who worked at Yahoo and told them they need to take on Google more directly and he was told, “That is not the Yahoo way.” I still remember the dumfounded...

GM to Facebook: Your ads Don't Work

When you are about to have one of the largest public offerings in the world - north of $100 billion and much of the reason for the size of your IPO has to do with advertising revenue, there is nothing...

Google and Facebook Gone in 5 Years?

A provocative concept to say the least but this article by Eric Jackson details the pace of change and how difficult it is for companies to adapt to new paradigms and new disruptors. The prediction he makes is Google and...

Are You Ready for the Identity Economy?

With Facebook’s value being pegged around 100 billion dollars; it is easy to see why many are calling identity the new oil of the internet. And one company, UnboundID is looking to become the leader in this bold new frontier...

Is Skype Microsoft's Only Chance for Mobile Success?

If you are looking for increased competition in the mobile space, Apple’s recent and seemingly constant record earnings are bad news. Worse yet for the competition, Apple has transcended its original position of a computer and electronics maker to become...

Google Co-Founder Complains About Facebook, Apple and Splinternet

Google co-founder Sergey Brin recently explained that if the web was dominated by Apple and Facebook, his company wouldn’t have access to enough information to start its search engine. The idea is that the restrictive policies of Facebook make crawling...

Facebook Buys Mobile Photo Sharing Site Instagram

Even before its IPO, Facebook has decided to make a major acquisition with millions of users for a billion dollars of cash and stock. Mark Zuckerberg mentioned on his Facebook timeline that this acquisition of Instagram is the largest they...

The 7 Wireless Data Cap Losers

We are in uncharted territory when it comes to mobility as this year we will see a slew of productivity-boosting 4G, quad-core smartphones like the Ascend 4D Quad from Huawei which I saw at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona,...

Blackberry PlayBook OS 2.0 is Good But Late

It is clear that the Blackberry Playbook OS 2.0 upgrade which includes a first-ever email client needed to be perfect. After all, we have been waiting for this major release since May of last year. Sadly, it isn’t all it...
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