AOL is expected to announce the acquisition of Sphere tomorrow. Sphere is a blog content engine that launched in 2006. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed but Techcrunch and GigaOM peg the deal at around $25 million. Sphere raised $3.5 million over two rounds of funding. Sphere provides contextually relevant content tools that…continue reading.
Dog freaks and computer geeks who wanted a canine sharing application that’s truly gone to the dogs. Such a site didn’t exist, so we built it ourselves. The fluffy love is backed with serious technology and years of coding experience under our collars. Dogster has since become more contagious than kennel cough. Since launching in…continue reading.
Philosophy As users, our identity, photos, videos and other forms of personal data should be discoverable by, and shared between our chosen (and trusted) tools or vendors. We need a DHCP for Identity. A distributed File System for data. The technologies already exist, we simply need a complete reference design to put the pieces together. …continue reading.
Data Portability LA had a good turnout, even people from SD stayed after this weeks past events to attend this one. The purpose of the Data Portability project is to put existing technologies, techniques, policies and initiatives in context in order to facilitate translation, education, advocacy and ultimately implementation of data portability. Portability is defined…continue reading.
First post. Well, mine anyway. Vak introduced me previously. I’m happy to be a contributor here at TechZulu; although, TechZulu is a bit different for me being I’m usually blogging on geekier topics :-), but I’ll do my best. Now down to business. It’s been an eventful week in San Diego. There was a MindTouch…continue reading.
Pete Cashmore (Mashable) comes down for the fun here in Sunny L.A. Everyone has been hearing and twittering things all night last night and all day today about the TechCrunch PopSugar event and Pete Cashmore. Now you get to see and hear it straight from the source. There is no need for explanation. We’ll let…continue reading.
Welcome to LA! Lights, camera and turn on your computer. Last night’s Geek Goes Chic event at the Vanguard in LA was hot! To a sold out crowd of 2,100 attendees, the PopSugar and Techcrunch combination made this event by far one of the largest events of the year. Free food, drinks and company showoffs…continue reading.
Pete Cashmore (Mashable) comes down for the fun here in Sunny L.A. Everyone has been hearing and twittering things all night last night and all day today about the TechCrunch PopSugar event and Pete Cashmore and now you get to see and hear it straight from the source. There is no need for explanation we’ll…continue reading.
Mr. Wolpert has founded several successful technology companies which have gone on to be acquired by industry giants such as Adobe, RealNetworks, and HP. In addition Mr Wolpert has served in executive operations roles including as President of Disney Online and Chief Strategy Officer of RealNetworks. Mr. Wolpert is also an angel investor having invested…continue reading.
ContentNext is an independent media and information company based in Santa Monica, California, covering the business of digital media. The company operates three award winning sites: paidContent.org, mocoNews.net and contentSutra.com. Founded by journalist Rafat Ali in 2002, the company’s news sites chronicle the economic evolution of digital content that is shaping the future of the…continue reading.