Category: Internet

  • The case for Twitter’s independence (unless Google or management buys)

    This was posted on 7 October 2016 at TechCrunch Original Here Keith Teare CRUNCH NETWORK CONTRIBUTOR Keith Teare is the co-founder of TechCrunch and today runs Palo Alto incubator Archimedes Labs. The problems associated with the widespread rumors of Twitters “for sale” status and that the management team is divided on whether or not to sell the company were compounded…

  • Unicorns, Zombies and the Unborn

    I have had the pleasure of speaking to several gatherings this summer. One at Startup Iceland, one at Bitspiration in Warsaw, Poland and a few others. Here is one of the talks. Startup Iceland

  • Facebook Home Design Process

    TechCrunch writer Josh Constine published a wonderful article and accompanying video about the Facebook Home design process. The reason it is so good is that it really goes to the heart of what a social smartphone needs to be thinking about. Of course this is a problem close to my heart, and as a…

  • Realtime Twitter responses to my TechCrunch article

    I wrote a piece for TechCrunch over the weekend. It has been quite well received. Here is the real time feedback from Twitter: Tweets about “” !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?’http’:’https’;if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+”://”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);

  • Social, Mobile and Global – the new human race

    This is my talk from the MENA – ICT event in Jordan. The event was great. Almost 1000 attendees from all over the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) talking about Information and Communications Technology (ICT). [youtube]

  • The Valley of Death

    This poem seem particularly pertinent to the current state of Silicon Valley. Incubators on ones side of the valley. Nothing in the Valley. Growth Capital on the other side. Most startups are dead as soon as they exit their 3 month stint. The exceptions are rare yet notable. WHAT HAPPENED TO VENTURE CAPITAL? The Charge…

  • beta and European Interviews.

    I was in Europe last week, at the DLD conference in Munich and then in London. went into beta on 21st January and I was able to do 2 interviews: The Guardian Podcast [soundcloud url=”″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] and An Interview with [youtube] The beta launch coverage has been…

  • in Japan

    I am in Japan for the first half of this week. I am doing a Keynote at Sunbridge Global Ventures Innovation Weekend, and yesterday briefed the Japanese Tech press about the soon-to-be-launched We previewed the Japanese version of the IOS app. The response was nothing short of … wow! Here are some screen shots.

  • joins Archimedes Labs

    Archimedes Labs just announced that it has invested in the team at is led by Dominik Balogh and Pavel Serbajlo. As the piece on Archimedes web site states:’s vision is that all businesses can be Mobile accessible and discoverable. The platform allows businesses to create, maintain and promote their mobile presence, all…

  • Archimedes Labs mentioned in the Wall Street Journal

    Today’s Wall Street Journal has an article written by Timothy Hay about the practices of Law firms here in Silicon Valley in dealing with start-ups. Archimedes Labs gets a nice mention.