Business

October 13, 2013
Twitter going public

The Tweet That Shook the World: Twitter Announces IPO F

With Twitter’s recent announcement (by way of a tweet, naturally) that we should expect an IPO from the social media superstar, the buzz has been mostly positive. But the elephant in the room is a giant like button. As in, how can Twitter avoid the “ipocalypse” that Facebook nose-dived into […]
September 15, 2013
Elon Musk

The Fifth Mode Is Fast Approaching: Elon Musk Drops Open Source HyperLoop Designs

Elon Musk recently released the “alpha design” plans for this futuristic mass transit system, the Hyperloop. As FGN readers know, we have a soft spot for technologists engaged in solving real world problems with ideas that seem to stretch into the stratosphere of science fiction, but are actually rooted in […]
August 25, 2013
Washington Post

On Jeff Bezos’ Wish List: Amazon’s Founder Buys The Washington Post

The world of print news media is undergoing yet another convulsion. Some shake ups are clearly indicative of an industry that is, to put it mildly, struggling. Others may result in the birth of a new publishing model for the internet that meets the challenge of bloggers and free online […]
June 23, 2013
Eric Schmidt on Online Reputation Management

The Future is Online Reputation Management

The Guardian is dominating the news cycle for good reason. They broke the NSA spying scandal currently consuming the mass attention span of the blogosphere. But not too long ago they reported on the emergence of online reputation management (ORM) as a growth field. A certain Eric Schmidt (yes, that […]