Top 10 WordPress Plugins

WordPress — the open-source content management system that runs this site and millions of others around the world — is almost infinitely extensible, which was the intention of the development team from the beginning. One of the core philosophies of...

Is it Time to Start a New Business?

At the Dow Jones Media & Money conference last week, a panel of executives representing digital media developers, investors and advertisers debated whether it’s possible to start or grow an advertising-supported web service at a time when even huge...

Dust or Magic 2008

In a few weeks this blog will be coming to you live from Dust or Magic, the exclusive conference of interactive toy designers, developers, manufacturers and critics held each Fall in Lambertsville, NJ, under the auspices of Children’s Technology Review....

Joost-o-Matic

What a difference a year makes in the life of a technology start-up. Not that long ago I was singing the praises of Joost, a peer-to-peer video streaming technology that promised a huge boost in quality and performance. Actually, Joost did pretty well delivering on...

Wordcamp NY 2008

The inspiration for my post Burning Down the TV came from Jen Simmons presentation at Wordcamp New York last Sunday. The other speakers that day included Matt Mullenweg, co-developer of WordPress and a partner in Automatic, bloggers Aaron Brazell and Shay David,...