Dylan Byers
As 'South-by' Nears, Social Media Sites Put On the Ritz

The race to win the group messaging wars ahead of this year’s South by Southwest Interactive festival continues: On Monday, Kik, a group messaging service that operates on multiple platforms,…

March 7, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

Donald Rumsfeld Loves Facebook

As Sarah Palin has found, Facebook is a perfect way to get uncontested coverage. Your message goes straight to your base, and there’s no pesky East Coast liberal media elite…

March 2, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

Tina Brown, Media Darling

Anyone outside of New York City’s media fishbowl could be forgiven for waking up last Monday and wondering what the heck some lady named Tina Brown was doing on the…

February 28, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

'South-by' Shoot-Out

Three-and-a-half weeks before South by Southwest Interactive, Hashable, a real-time digital Rolodex service and entrant in this season’s social networking sweepstakes, is gearing up for the attack.“Basically, this is our…

February 21, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

But Where Are the Nerds?

I learned two things at Social Media Week’s opening night party on Monday. The first is that The Macallan 10-year is an excellent scotch, with notes of sherry. Indeed, Ben…

February 8, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

The Rachel Sterne Papers

On November 6, 2009, Rachel Sterne gave a presentation at the TEDxEast conference in New York, an offshoot of the annual TED conference, which invites leading thinkers to share “world-changing”…

February 7, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

Who and What Is Rachel Sterne?

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s new chief digital officer, Rachel Sterne, an appointment announced yesterday, is a bit of a darling in New York’s digital scene. Just 27, she is the founder…

January 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

Why Apple Keeps Covering Up Jobs' Illness

There’s a lot riding on Steve Jobs’ pancreas. After Apple’s CEO announced on Monday that he would be taking a medical leave of absence—his third—skittish investors sent the company’s stock…

January 19, 2011, 12:00 AM EST