April 10, 2014
Interesting Things on the Internet: Apr 10th 2014 Edition
- The Search for the Next Platform Fred Wilson on the move into hardware, etc. from the big tech companies. "Mobile is now the last thing. And all of these big tech companies are looking for the next thing to make sure they don’t miss it.. "
- Freedom of Information Requests: A citizen journalists' guide to unlocking Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contracts. Some good pointers on how to hold those in power to account.
- An Investor's Guide to Hardware Startups. A good summary of the different phases, growth and challenges for hardware startups. Not just useful for investors, lots of good stuff in here.
- Meet The Radical Berkeley Artist Whose Company Is Turning Trash Into Electricity. Taking the hacker/maker sensibility to power generation.
- Lecture: Trust and the Fall of Public Relations. The age of the spin doctor is passing (can't come too soon). We should judge and be judged on what we do, not what we say.