The benefits of being the largest firm or a member of the biggest political dynasty are overstated. In fact, being big has become a detriment, says Nicco Mele, author of “The End of Big.” Mele says smaller, more nimble outfits are now the ones to watch.
The first wave of wearable tech is already here: fitness devices like Nike Fuelband have set the stage for a burgeoning business. But with Google launching computer glasses and Apple believed to be developing a smart watch, these devices are poised to surpass smartphones over the next decade.
The word hackerspace conjures up images of programmers huddled in a dark room breaking into high-security computers. But hackerspaces are where techies tinker, deconstruct and rebuild anything of their liking, such as 3D printers and slots machines that make mixed drinks. Reuters Social Media Editor Anthony De Rosa explores a hackerspace.
As YouTube announces another multi-million dollar investment in original content, Reuters’ Liana Baker speaks with the man behind one of YouTube’s most popular channels: Allen DeBevoise, CEO of Machinima. The gaming juggernaut now carries original, live-action programming and can boast backing from Microsoft and Warner Bros. (Reuters is a YouTube partner.)