Dylan Byers
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

At TechCrunch Disrupt, Tech Celebrities Come Out to Play Huffington, Ephron, Rosen, Foursquare's Crowley take the stage

“You’re a bit of a rock star here in New York,” TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington said to Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley on Monday at TechCrunch Disrupt, a three-day tech conference…

May 23, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT

$8.9 Billion LinkedIn Valuation Isn't All that Meets the Eye Site's IPO worth watching for signs of bubble, however

LinkedIn, the professional networking site, held its initial public offering on Thursday, closing at $94 per share and an $8.9 billion valuation. The 137 percent rise on a stock that…

May 20, 2011, 9:03 AM EDT

LinkedIn Rakes in the Money IPO closes up more than 100 percent

With the stunning success of its initial public offering Thursday, the folks at LinkedIn are suddenly swimming in money. "Each office around the world is having a small celebration," LinkedIn spokeswoman…

May 19, 2011, 5:29 PM EDT

Gilt Taste: Trick or Treat? Ruth Reichl's new site is gorgeous, but offers few discounts

Gilt Groupe, the New York-based online discount retailer, has built itself up to an estimated $1 billion valuation by selling designer clothing and luxury travel deals to subscribers. On Wednesday,…

May 19, 2011, 6:25 AM EDT

New York City's Plan to Be 'Top-Ranked Digital City' Mayor Bloomberg, CDO Rachel Sterne release 90-day report

Flanked by representatives from Twitter, Tumblr, and Foursquare, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne held a live press conference Monday morning at City Hall…

May 16, 2011, 2:12 PM EDT

Google and Apple Battle for Developers' Hearts and Minds At Google I/O conference, fight between Android, iPhone rages on

SAN FRANCISCO—Consumers aren’t the only people whom Google and Apple are fighting over. As Vic Gundotra, Google's senior vice president of Social, said on Tuesday, the two companies are in…

May 12, 2011, 9:54 AM EDT

Last Night at Larry Ellison's Scenes from the NetSuite party at the Oracle founder's San Francisco home

SAN FRANCISCO—Don’t tell New York City’s tech scene, but sometimes it's good to be in California, the real center of the country's technology industry. Like when you can have dinner…

May 11, 2011, 2:43 PM EDT