Jeff Hammerbacher, the chief scientist at Cloudera and tonight’s PandoMonthly guest, originally saw Facebook as a good place to work before heading off to graduate school.
Jeff Hammerbacher may seem like a prototypical startup wiz kid, but his path to Silicon Valley greatness was anything but a sure thing.
Last month, the Awl’s John Herrman wrote a great and frightening piece called, “The Next Internet is TV.” Basically Herrman argued that content providers’ own properties — their websites and even their apps — will soon become obsolete as more and more content is discovered and consumed directly on platforms like Facebook and Snapchat.
Comcast appears to be incapable of not screwing over its customers. The company is preventing PlayStation 4 owners from using the new HBO Go app that debuted Tuesday.
If you run a hugely successful company and haven’t gotten an email from me this year, you might want to check your spam filter.
Google has entered another one of its periods of languishment. Back in 2007, the company’s stock reached $358 a share, then needed another five years to exceed that peak.
“I want Etsy to be an independent company for as long as it can be independent.” Sitting on the PandoMonthly stage in New York two years ago in January, Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson left no room for confusion about his desire to keep Etsy true to the quirky and irreverent attitude that had made it one of the most successful ecommerce companies launched in more than a decade. Although not the founder – he joined the company as CTO five years earlier before being promoted to the top role amid a contentious ouster of the company’s founders – Dickerson seemed to possess an innate understanding that Etsy was a community-first platform, and one dedicated to craftsmanship and creativity before commercialism.
Anyone who reads Pando — or reads anything — knows Uber has been a lightning rod for controversy during its quick ascent to the multi-billion dollar club.
What does it take to break into the lucrative world of hedge funds? It’s a question that countless Wall Street up-and-comers would love to see answered, as they look to graduate from the 100-hour-per-week grind of banking to the relative glamour – and massive income opportunity – of hedgies.
Backers of an Indiegogo campaign promising to create “the world’s first invisible hearing aid” have accused the project’s creators of scamming them out of more than $293,000.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is working on a larger iPad, a smaller MacBook Air, and a new version of the ultralight laptop with the higher resolution “Retina Display.” Apple is also said to be considering the addition of various ports — including some which would support connections to a keyboard and mouse — to the larger version of the iPad.
“That correlates more with any other success factor that I’ve seen in the world’s greatest entrepreneurs.
Earlier today, Gawker published a damning takedown of the Daily Mail, a newspaper which, as any British reader will tell you, has been immune to damning takedowns since, well, this… As attacks on the Daily Mail go, the Gawker piece — by former Mail scribe James King — contained few surprises.
Pornhub is many things… okay, it’s really only two things — a massive repository of adult videos, yes, but also a conduit for unearthing fascinating data sets about human sexuality.
Like one of Mike Maples’ beloved atomic “thunder lizards,” the lineup for Pandoland, our big annual conference in Nashville this June, just keeps growing.
Smartphones should come with health warnings, according to a study from the University of Derby, which examined the relationships consumers form with their pocket computers.
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A report from the Government Accountability Office has criticized the Federal Aviation Administration for not making sure the air traffic control system is as secure as possible.
Every company will tell you that its product is the best thing since sliced bread. But when customers deliver the same sort of glowing reviews, the praise carries a bit more weight.
It’s important for AMBER Alerts to reach as many people as possible. A study found that 74 percent of children who die after being abducted are killed within three hours.