It can be easy to see the world's most powerful and influential people as occupying a sphere far removed from the rest us. But many of the most successful people were born without silver spoons in their mouths and started off workingodd jobs to earn money. Goldman Sachs' CEO Lloyd Blankfein, for example, grew up in the projects and made extra money at a concession stand in Yankee Stadium.
Today's soundtrack post is dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs. This is a classic by his favorite singer, Bob Dylan: Mr. Tambourine Man, from his 1965 album Bringing It All Back Home one. More »
In this week’s Gadget Lab podcast, Dylan Tweney and Mike Isaac discuss the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook. We got one, and we tested it. Bottom line? It looks great, but it’s missing a [...]
Box Hasn't Gone Public Yet, But It's Already Holding Earnings Calls Box is one of the most hotly anticipated tech IPOs, but the cloud storage startup isn't rushing into going public. "We want to be acting like a public company before we go public," Dylan Smith, co-founder and CFO of Box, told Mashable in an interview last week. As it turns out, Smith means that literally.
Yahoo has dismissed fears of hacking and impersonation after it deactivates dormant user accounts, arguing that the risk of identity theft is incredibly low.
It’s that time of the year again for us nerds to infiltrate Sand Hill Road, let loose, and enjoy some good food and libations. We’ve been hosting the TechCrunch summer party with VC firm August Capital since 2006. This year, as in years past, we’ll be partying on August Capital’s beautiful, sunny Sand Hill balcony on Friday, July 26. The party starts at 5:30 p.m. and goes til 9:00 p.m.
In this week's episode of the Gadget Lab podcast, Dylan Tweney and I analyze Google's Chrome OS notebook and the idea of a Windows 7 tablet while giving a sneak peek of an awesome new iPad game.
If you were wondering what to buy Gadget Lab editor Dylan Tweney for Christmas, her’s your answer. Send him a Mechanicard, a mailable greetings card which is also a handmade kinetic sculpture. Dylan is both a tinkerer and a sucker for cool stationery, so he’ll love it. Just don’t expect it to be a surprise [...]
The closest I come to wearing a shirt and tie is my blogging uniform, a t-shirt with Tuxedo printed on it. This (just) satisfies the strict Wired.com dress policy, which is enforced by my editor Dylan Tweney from the other side of the world on a daily basis, via Skype (we’re soon switching to FaceTime [...]
This week’s Gadget Lab podcast is all about touchscreens. That’s how you know you’re really living in the post-PC era.
Special guest Duncan Geere of Wired UK joins Dylan Tweney to talk about this week’s big news from Hewlett-Packard.