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Suddenly, Back-Office is Sexy

In the annals of innovation, inspiration can emerge from frustration.  For David Barrett, it came a few years ago after the “scarring experience” of a clash with vexing, outdated back-office software. He had just joined Akami after it acquired a startup he had formed with Uber co-founder Travis … [Read More...]

Intruder Alert

My Home Invasion

By Dennis Kneale It happened to me around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon—a scary intruder entered my apartment, invading my sense of safety and privacy in my own … [Read More...]

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Why Capitalism Will Save Us

"Capitalism hasn't failed the poor.  Government has failed the poor."  That's one of the better lines in the opening moments of my recent speech, "In Defense of … [Read More...]

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A Face Made for Radio

http://bit.ly/1pB9JMG This ink-stained wretch turned pixel pundit is branching out:  Just did three hours on Glenn Beck's online radio network, theblaze.com.   … [Read More...]

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The Haters on ZeroHedge

“I’ve always been . . . a provocateur.”  That was my opening line in a mini-profile TV spot that CNBC taped with me as part of its “I am CNBC” campaign a few years … [Read More...]

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Suddenly, Back-Office is Sexy

In the annals of innovation, inspiration can emerge from frustration.  For David Barrett, it came a few years ago after the “scarring experience” of a clash with vexing, outdated back-office software. He had just joined Akami after it acquired a startup he had … [Read More...]

"The Internet of Things is about the ambient computer, everything becomes aware, everything becomes connected and everything becomes available."

Next Big Thing: “Things”

Nicholas Negroponte became famous as a futurist with his book “Being Digital,” published in 1995. A few years later, a cub reporter at The Wall Street Journal asked him what would be next for the Net. “Things,” Negroponte answered. “Things that think want to … [Read More...]

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How Innovation Outgrew Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley doesn’t really matter anymore.  A high-tech CEO posed that provocation to me recently, though he had founded his company in Europe and had just relocated it to the valley that made innovation famous. It was a move made mainly for appearances, the … [Read More...]

Obama Frowns after Midterm

Advice for O: Embrace Biz!

If the Republican gains in the 2010 midterm elections were a shellacking as President Obama so aptly labeled it, what term best applies to the Republican surge in the midterm election we just had? A whuppin'? But our President could save his presidency and … [Read More...]

Intruder Alert

My Home Invasion

By Dennis Kneale It happened to me around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon—a scary intruder entered my apartment, invading my sense of safety and privacy in my own home.  And he refused to leave. At the start, it had the makings of a home invasion. By the … [Read More...]

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The Eff-You Freedom Tower

By Dennis Kneale It’s about time, dammit! Thirteen years after Islamic terrorists took down the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and killed 2,753 people who were inside them, the first tenants are moving into the new 102-story Freedom Tower, built on the … [Read More...]