Designer Yves Behar, who will be speaking at our RoadMap event in November, says designing devices that are meant to be worn on the body can be incredibly hard because there is little room for mistakes.
Mark Rolston, Chief Creative Officer of Frog Design was one of the speakers at our inaugural GigaOM RoadMap conference, held earlier this month. In this conversation< he talks about how as computing become all pervasive, we need to rethink computers and how we interact with them.
The world today is more plugged in than ever before. The question now is: Are there still new frontiers that can benefit from added connectivity? We pulled aside a few tech industry leaders who spoke at the GigaOM RoadMap 2011 conference to find out.
It’s understandable for people to think that Spotify, the popular new kid on the online music industry block, as a competitor to Internet radio pioneer Pandora. But according to Pandora’s CTO and executive vice president of product Tom Conrad, the companies are actually friends, not foes.
Connectedness was the theme of our first GigaOM RoadMap conference and we talked to smart speakers and attendees all day long. Here are the GigaOM and GigaOM Pro editorial teams’ highlights and key takeaways from yesterday’s events, plus some photos from the event.
Those who think the IPO market is in the pits have short memories. Data from the last 20 years shows the bubble of the late 1990s was the exception, not the rule, when it comes to IPOs. That’s why they called it a bubble.
With 45 million users, Dropbox is a popular cloud storage service. Consumers use it for photos, documents and other material so they can access it from PCs, phones or other devices. But it’s much more than that, said Drew Houston, founder and CEO of the company.
Updated. WordPress now hosts more than 60 million blogs, CEO Matt Mullenweg confirmed Thursday. But according to him, this is just the beginning: WordPress’ developments on the social and mobile fronts are on track to drive even bigger growth in the months ahead.
Tomorrow, on November 10, 2011 we host our inaugural GigaOM RoadMap conference in San Francisco. Hope you can join us. Either in person or if you can’t make it to the conference, then on our video live stream that will be broadcast for all to see.
Brian Chesky, co-founder and chief executive officer of San Francisco-based AirBnB will be a headline speaker at GigaOM RoadMap conference scheduled for November 10 in San Francisco and will talk about the potential of the new people-to-people economy. More details inside.