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TechCrunch50 kicks off: Let the games begin

The first round of start-ups--focusing on games and entertainment--includes a magic-trick card app, a storybook service, an e-learning company for grade schoolers, and more.

By September 14, 2009


Generation Y: We're just not that into Twitter

Young adults are heavily involved with social networking, so why haven't they made the move to Twitter? CNET intern Sharon Vaknin has a theory.

By June 23, 2009


The new permanent crisis of marketing

When I had dinner with my former boss and mentor in Paris a few months ago (formerly vice president of marketing at a US-based enterprise software company, now CEO of a French enterprise software company), he shared a dirty little secret with me: "Forget

By February 6, 2009


SXSW Interactive 2008: Who will be this year's Twitter?

Next weekend, just a couple of days after the dust of the primary campaigns will have settled, national media attention will return to Texas as Austin is turning into party central for the annual South by Southwest Festival (SXSW, March 7-16). SXSW Intera

By March 1, 2008


You, there. Step back from the Webcam

The Naked Generation has lived large on the YouTube-fueled potential for self-propelled viral fame. Now comes the horror of self-parody.

By January 21, 2008


Net users are becoming their own reputation managers

A recently released study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project states that Internet users have become more aware of their digital footprint.

By January 2, 2008


Welcome to the Naked Generation

Snarky, self-referential and exhibitionist: That's my generation. Why are we so willing to bare our private lives and, well, our skin? It's just business.

By September 21, 2007


Plaxo gets naked, opens up some source code

A small step for the budding social network's quest to be the anti-Facebook: Plaxo has opened up a portion of its source code dedicated to helping users manage their various social-networking identities.

By August 28, 2007