7 Stories to read this weekend

What a crazy week — we hosted Mobilize 2013, our conference that pondered about the future when everything is connected — and I went a little crazy in buying fountain pen inks, about six of them. Otherwise, I spent most of my waking time trying to find stories that were worth reading.

And now a personal message: I am hosting GigaOM RoadMap, a one of its kind experience design conference with Katie Fehrenbacher on November 5th and 6th in San Francisco. I would love for you to join the two of us and we’ll have experts like Jack Dorsey (of Square and Twitter) and Kevin Systrom along with many more speakers tell us the role of design in our increasingly digital society. For details, visit the conference website