Dylan Byers

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

The Best Media Writer at the NYT

But can Virginia Heffernan keep her voice?

New York Times columnist Virginia Heffernan, by some chattering class estimates the best media writer at the paper, has a brain many brainy men have fallen in love with—sometimes to…

Twitter CEO Goes to Washington

Dick Costolo meets with senators, congressmen to discuss analytics service

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo met with eight senators in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to discuss the future of the social media service—including how it makes money and how it will…

Star VC Fred Wilson Defends Investments in Twitter, Foursquare

Livens up Activate NYC

Fred Wilson hates panels. “I really hate panels,” New York City’s star venture capitalist wrote on his blog last year. “I hate watching them and I hate being on them…

At Activate Conference, 'Death Match Between Data and Privacy'

Debate too pie-in-the-sky for some, though

"We are swimming in an ocean of ambient data," Robert Kirkpatrick, the director of the United Nations’ Global Pulse program, said during a panel on global democracy at The Guardian’s Activate…

Guardian’s Activate NYC Conference Off to a Slow Start

A rapid-fire Power Point presentation, a call for revolution, but little said

“I want to thank our panelists for teeing up what will be a great day of debate,” said Emily Bell, the director of Columbia’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Thursday morning as…