Dylan Byers
The Future According to Eric Schmidt Google chairman talks of the next trillion-dollar industry

On stage Wednesday at Cannes Lions, Eric Schmidt seemed like the kind of man—perhaps the only man, other than Steve Jobs—who could effortlessly convince an international crowd of 20- and…

June 23, 2011, 11:06 AM EDT

Pitching Hard BuzzFeed in Cannes

     Jon Steinberg, president of BuzzFeed, pitches fast and hard. The first time I met him, post-midnight at BuzzFeed’s party on Le Rooftop, overlooking the Mediterranean, I felt the…

June 22, 2011, 2:11 AM EDT

David-Michel Davies: It's a Community Affair Internet Week chair holds forth on big shots, shindigs, and glitches

     Internet Week is big. A behemoth, host to big shots and wannabes. It sprawls across the entire city, with no single organizing principle. It consists of roughly 250…

June 7, 2011, 6:59 AM EDT

Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell-Bashing at Personal Democracy Forum

     Ever since Mohammed Bouazizi, a Tunisian street-vendor, set himself on fire and sparked protests across North Africa and the Middle East, New Yorker staff writer Malcolm Gladwell has…

June 6, 2011, 1:43 PM EDT

The Tone at Personal Democracy Forum

     Personal Democracy Forum, a two-day conference on technology and individual liberties, takes place this year amid the sprawling beast that is New York City’s Internet Week. But PDF,…

June 6, 2011, 10:54 AM EDT

Following #Osama How the year's biggest story unfolded

Two questions will be asked now: "Where were you when the towers fell?" and "Where were you when Osama was killed?" Like most people, I learned about 9/11 from a…

May 2, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT