Personal Blogging: Everything Old is New Again

Blogging — at one’s own custom domain, as opposed to scribbling away over at Medium or penning an email newsletter — is cool! Seriously, is it 2014, or 2004? Fred Wilson: There’s a bit of a renaissance of real personal blogging here in NYC. Two of the original NYC bloggers have, after years of writing […]

Our Exclusive Today: Twitter’s Opening an Indonesia Office

Twitter’s global head of revenue, Adam Bain, told me in an interview that the company will be opening an office in Jakarta in the next three to six months. Our story today is online here. As I wrote in the piece, the move underscores the importance of fast-growing, emerging markets for Twitter. About 75% of […]

Samsung’s Plan to Hook Consumers in Southeast Asia

Can free Frappuccinos, deals on hotel rooms, and apps offering localized content keep users hooked on Samsung’s smartphones as the company loses market share here in Southeast Asia? The South Korean electronics giant is betting that the answer is yes. That’s the focus of a story I wrote that ran on the front page of […]

Joel Mokyr on Tech, Innovation and Economic Growth

Joel Mokyr, a Northwestern University economist and author, in a WSJ op-ed: There is nothing like a recession to throw economists into a despondent mood. Much as happened in the late 1930s—when there was a fear of so-called secular stagnation, or the absence of growth due to a dearth of investment opportunities—many of my colleagues […]