The company has hundreds of thousands of members — governments, major companies, the biggest NGOs — that collaborate in real time to make some of the most data-intensive maps anywhere. That collaboration is already having an impact on the types of maps that get made.
A study that looked at more than a billion tweets and the geographic connections between 71 million users across the globe shows how Twitter has changed the way we communicate and helped erase geographical barriers.
iTaggit founder, David Altounian wrote on his blog recently of a question that many startup entrepreneurs have to address.
It’s on the topic of geography and whether it matters, especially when it comes to funding. Or, as David puts it: Can emerging tech ever achieve “location independence”?
David’s company is based in Austin, which isn’t exactly a tech backwater, (Yes, he’s ex-Dell). But it’s still a natural, plaguing, question for him. And since, statistically, most startups are outside the hub of Silicon Valley, this also forms our…
Question of the Day
There has been a recurrent question in discussions that I’ve had recently with potential investors, other web executives, and partners: ‘Does an emerging tech company need to be in the Bay Area to have a chance of success?’?