Failure is a lesson. Success is the pivot. Meet the founders who've mastered the art of the business do-over--from Steve Jobs and Reid Hoffman to Fab.com's Bradford Shellhammer and Jason Goldberg and Justin.tv's Justin Kan...
This week, MIT Media Lab researchers and minds from around the world got together to discuss artificial implantable memories, computers that understand emotion... and Microsoft-funded robotic teddy bears. Will the next Guitar Hero soon be discovered?
Should the plentitude of data the information age affords us be all that drives corporate decision-making? What about the ability companies now have--more than ever--to connect with their audiences in a more human and direct way? The real question is, does being dedicated to data somehow exclude more "human" approaches?
They were doing just fine before, but the biggest of minority owners of Facebook are about to be catapulted into a far more elite bracket. Reid Hoffman stands to make hundreds of millions on the deal, around $30 million of it right at once.
Hoffman's previously tossed cash at Facebook, Groupon, and Zynga. Now the Greylock partner sees potential in the data you can collect from watching who gives what kinds of gifts to whom, and when, and why.
It's not just for landing your next job anymore. In the event of a natural disaster, LinkedIn has a new service--LinkedIn For Good--that will connect people in need with people with the skills to help them. It's all part of their desire to increase volunteerism, and create social change with human capital.