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TED Spreads Ideas Beyond the Elite Few -
March 7, 2012 | WSJ | By JESSICA E. VASCELLARO.

"TED has become a media company," says June Cohen, executive director of TED Media, noting that some of the new efforts are designed to reach people in parts of the world without high-speed Internet access.

The moves are risky. While TED has become better known through an increasingly global series of TEDx spinoff events in recent years, it is still best known in the relatively clubby worlds of technology and design. How broadly its content—which ranges from hyper-intellectual talks about philosophy to demonstrations of lifelike robots—can appeal remains unclear. Some attendees wonder whether it can maintain the same quality of content while feeding so many outlets. At least one previous media effort, a project for delivering TED talks through a handful of television broadcasters, is on hold....TED says it isn't earning any revenue from the new NPR and Netflix deals, and declined to say how much the new media ventures will cost. The nonprofit—owned by a foundation established in 1996 by Mr. Anderson, a former journalist—is supported by conference tickets, patrons like the family of CEO Jeff Bezos and sponsors who pay as much as $1 million a year or more. This year's sponsors include Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Google Inc.
conferences  TED  growth  ideacity  Jessica_E._Vascellaro  ideas  virality 
september 2013 by jerryking
Apple Victory Shifts Power Balance -
August 26, 2012 | WSJ | By JESSICA E. VASCELLARO and DON CLARK
Jessica_E._Vascellaro  Apple  litigation  Samsung  Android  Google  juries 
august 2012 by jerryking
Google at Center of Samsung-Apple Phone Patent Trial -
July 30, 2012 | | By JESSICA E. VASCELLARO.
Samsung Case Is a Proxy for Google
litigation  Apple  Samsung  Jessica_E._Vascellaro  Google 
july 2012 by jerryking
Tech Firms Crowd-Source to Fight Suits -

Article One Partners LLC crowd-sources evidence that a patent being challenged isn't novel. Proving so in court can invalidate a patent.

It's called finding "prior art" and has long been a core part of fighting patent cases. Now companies are trying a techie twist: describing the disputed technology online and giving awards of around $5,000 or so to those who find the best stuff, from photos to literary references to obscure foreign documents, to strike down the patent.
bounties  patents  patent_law  crowdsourcing  Jessica_E._Vascellaro  Microsoft  Apple  Article_One_Partners  self-employment 
may 2012 by jerryking
Hype Hangs Over Dropbox -

Hype Hangs Over Dropbox
A $4 Billion Valuation, Celebrity Investors, Hit Product; Now a Moment of Proof
Dropbox  valuations  growth  Jessica_E._Vascellaro 
april 2012 by jerryking
For Apple, China Is Middle Kingdom -
April 26, 2012 | WSJ | By JESSICA E. VASCELLARO
For Apple, China Is Middle Kingdom
Apple  Jessica_E._Vascellaro  China 
april 2012 by jerryking
Apple Hires Dixons Chief to Run Retail Stores - Jessica E. Vascellaro - News - AllThingsD
Jessica E. Vascellaro, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Apple Hires Dixons Chief to Run Retail Stores

January 31, 2012
Apple  retailers  Jessica_E._Vascellaro  executive_management  hiring 
march 2012 by jerryking
Start-Ups Look for Shortcut From Farm to Table -

Start-Ups Look for a Shortcut From Farm to Table
start_ups  farming  food  local  locavore  Farmigo  Jessica_E._Vascellaro  agriculture  agribusiness 
january 2012 by jerryking
At Apple's Grand Central Store, iPhones Aren't the Only Draw -
Apple's Hottest New Product Can Be Thrown in the Wash
Fans Collect Company's T-Shirts, Kept in Limited Supply; 'Star Trek' Model
T-Shirts  Junior_Achievement  Apple  retailers  Jessica_E._Vascellaro  superfans 
january 2012 by jerryking
Some Fear a Glut in Tech 'Incubators' -
DECEMBER 1, 2011
Some Fear a Glut in Tech 'Incubators'
incubators  Max_Levchin  Paul_Graham  Y_Combinator  Jessica_E._Vascellaro 
december 2011 by jerryking
Teaching Ventures Catch the Programming Wave

The services are taking hold as computer programming continues to gain allure and relevance amid the rise of mainstream tech companies like Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. and almost every industry going digital. But despite the fact colleges are churning out more programmers, many fast-growing Silicon Valley companies say they still can't find enough of them.

Overall, the number of students who received a bachelor's degree in computing rose nearly 11% in 2010, according to the Computer Research Association, which tallied 12,501 degrees at the nearly 200 institutions it tracks. But the number of U.S. high schools offering introductory computer science dropped to 69% in 2011 from 78% in 2005, according to Computer Science Teachers Association. The trade group attributes the drop to a decline in electives caused by budget constraints at school districts nationwide.
----------------------------------------Letter to the editor
If the WSJ is not going to bother fact-checking things it writes, then it should have the decency to mark its puff-piece advertisements as what they are: advertisements.

Of course these "schools" are going to claim that there is bottomless demand for the product that they are churning out: programmers. That doesn't make their claims true.
start_ups  letters_to_the_editor  software  Treehouse_Island  Codeacademy  software_developers  Jessica_E._Vascellaro 
december 2011 by jerryking
At Apple's Grand Central Store, iPhones Aren't the Only Draw -
Apple's Hottest New Product Can Be Thrown in the Wash
Fans Collect Company's T-Shirts, Kept in Limited Supply; 'Star Trek' Model
Apple  apparel  T-Shirts  retailers  Junior_Achievement  Jessica_E._Vascellaro 
december 2011 by jerryking
New ways to prove your identity online
August 03, 2006 | WSJ | By Jessica E. Vascellaro, The Wall Street Journal
online_identity  Jessica_E._Vascellaro 
october 2011 by jerryking
Computer Science Loses to Math in New Hiring Formula -
APRIL 8, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By JESSICA E.
VASCELLARO. New Hiring Formula Values Math Pros. Region's Employers Seek
Statistical Experts Over Computer-Science Generalists.
hiring  silicon_valley  statistics  competingonanalytics  pattern_recognition  Jessica_E._Vascellaro  mathematics  data_scientists 
april 2010 by jerryking
Shopping by TV Comes to the PC -
April 19, 2007 | Wall Street Journal | by JESSICA E.
VASCELLARO. Web retailers have caught the online video bug. As the cost
of filming and producing five-minute clips plummets, a broad range of
e-commerce companies are turning to gussied-up hosts and panoramic
product shots to compete for online shoppers' attention. The retailers
say they are trying to create a new genre that strikes a balance between
infomercials and entertainment. And as competition continues to squeeze
online retailers' margins, they are looking to their new video
inventory to bring in extra revenue from advertising other brands.
online_video  e-commerce  online_marketing  Jessica_E._Vascellaro 
january 2010 by jerryking
The End of the Email Era -
OCTOBER 12, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by JESSICA E.
VASCELLARO. A new generation of services like Twitter and Facebook and
countless others are gaining traction, with the potential to surpass
e-mail in their ubiquity. These new services are likely to change the
way we communicate: by making our interactions that much faster, by
existing in a constant stream; by requiring more sophisticated
filtering; and by making it easier for users to maintain a higher
personal profile.
accelerated_lifecycles  Communicating_&_Connecting  e-mail  Facebook  filtering  Jessica_E._Vascellaro  personal_branding  social_media  twitter 
october 2009 by jerryking
Google to Extend Reach With Venture-Capital Arm -
JULY 31, 2008 | Wall Street Journal | by JESSICA E. VASCELLARO.
The new venture could help formalize those efforts and could help
Google expand the footprint of some of its online-software products
geared at small businesses. Other corporate venture funds have made
investments as a way to gain experience in new product areas and
Google  venture_capital  corporate_investors  start_ups  Jessica_E._Vascellaro  Google_Ventures 
june 2009 by jerryking
Media Pros Venture Into Funding -
BUCKMAN about Velocity Interactive Group that specializes in funding
digital media start-ups that aim to disrupt traditional media and
business models. Velocity added financial heft by merging in December
with a Silicon Valley investment firm, ComVentures, which had $1.5
billion under management but had struggled with partner turnover.
Harnessing ComVentures' most recent $300 million fund, the new entity,
which uses the Velocity name, has announced six investments in Internet
video and publishing companies. A $25 million investment in an Internet
animation and production concern, Fuse+Media, is to be announced in
coming days. (For Heather Hutchinson)
investors  vc  digital_media  Velocity_Interactive_Group  disruption  business_models  funding  venture_capital  Rebecca_Buckman  Jessica_E._Vascellaro  digital_disruption  mass_media 
february 2009 by jerryking
Companies Eye Location-Services Market -
Nov. 21, 2008 WSJ article by Amol Sharma and Jessica E.
Vascellaro on the emergence of the key piece of the location-based
puzzle that finally connects wireless carriers with handset makers. This
is technology that allows users in urban areas with tall buildings to
go beyond GPS, combining that info. based on cell towers.
local  advertising  mobile_phones  location_based_services  Jessica_E._Vascellaro  urban  skyscrapers 
january 2009 by jerryking
Slide Cuts Deals With Time Warner, CBS -
Oct. 1, 2008 article by Jessica E. Vascellaro about social
networking software supplier, Slide, and its new revenue from
distributing content for Media Companies.
business_development  Slide  social_networking  ideas  5_Blocks_Out  Jessica_E._Vascellaro 
january 2009 by jerryking

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