"David and Goliath" was released Oct. 2.

Gladwell: David can beat Goliath in tech

What are the conditions or strategies that enable an underdog to beat a giant? That’s the subject of Malcolm Gladwell‘s latest tome, “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants.” He marked the book’s release on Tuesday, Oct. 1., by appearing at the 92Y for a discussion with Slate Group head Jason […]

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@TwitterIPO #NoThanks

UPDATES: 10/3: TechCrunch reports that TWTR seeks $1 billion; revenue revealed, but no valuation announced yet. 10/4: Atlantic.com on “The 9 ways that Twitter could fail, according to Twitter.” Twitter is ramping up for its initial public offering, anticipated to happen in the coming months. There’s no word on the valuation or the timing — speculation has […]

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Google goes indie on tracking

In Google We Trust? Google is in early-stage development for a proprietary advertising tracking system. This would replace traditional “cookie” coding, which is the long-standing method of tracking browsing behavior and ad interactions. USA Today appears to have broken the story, and WSJ and Entrepreneur, among others, have followed up on what is a paradigm-shifting threat to […]