Angry commenters get a lot of air time, and they can be draining. What if you're just looking for smart, helpful people or information? Enter engag.io, a new service that helps users find and track useful, expert voices in commenting communities.
The new-media baroness took a public tongue lashing from TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, who called MapQuest "a huge piece of crap" and dared her to say she had ever actually used the service, which is owned by Huffington Post parent company AOL. Here's how the train wreck went down.
This weekend, TechCrunch published a rumor that Facebook is secretly working on a new smartphone platform--the "Facebook Phone." After a somewhat cagey response from Facebook, we can make a guess at what this all means.
You ask the question, "Why aren't there enough women in tech or launching startups?" From some you get answers like, "Because it's an exclusive white boys club." But others say, "Not true! It's because women don't promote their expertise enough and they are more risk averse." How can we truly address the lack of women in tech and startups if we continue to play this silly blame game?
This week the CrunchPad died. And bloggers sank their teeth into the meaty deliciousness of the fiasco, but there are some very positive lessons here about efficiency, innovation, and the inevitability of a tablet ... soon.