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How Kickstarter is reinventing the iPhone economy

Where do you look for iPhone and iPad accessories? Your local Best Buy? The online Apple Store? There are lots of places to look, but one destination in particular has become a unique and exciting go-to spot for accessory browsing: Kickstarter.

Exclusive: Yahoo cloud chief quits. An exit interview

Todd Papaioannou, VP and chief cloud architect at Yahoo, has left the company for a role as entrepreneur in residence at Battery Ventures. At Yahoo, he drove the strategic directions for both the cloud computing and Hadoop teams and helped define the company's overall IT strategy.

Apple top smartphone seller, Samsung gaining

By any measure, Apple's growth in iPhone sales is impressive -- 141 percent from Q2 2010 to Q2 2011 -- but Samsung's growth was more than double that: a whopping 380 percent. It shows the two are likely to be neck and neck for some time to come.

Will the web series world support the new Streamy Awards?

The Streamy Awards are returning for a third round sometime in 2012, thanks to a partnership with Dick Clark Productions, which wants to build the show into a franchise honoring web content. But after the failure of the 2010 awards, will the Streamys be welcomed back?

With Skillshare, everyone can be a teacher

Skillshare is riding the P2P wave and has built a platform for users to offer real-world classes of any kind to interested students. It is expanding to San Francisco and Philadelphia later this month and is closing its Series A round soon.

Tales from the trenches: Cisco

What lessons has Chuck Robbins, a senior VP running Cisco’s sales team for the Americas, learned from his experience at a company that was not only an early adopter of flexible working, but also builds a number of remote work solutions?

How the office is evolving

The traditional office space is in the midst of its most dramatic shift since it was rocked by the creation of the cubicle more than 40 years ago. These new workspaces create fresh challenges for IT departments and technological demands from today’s workforce.

Green Overdrive: An exclusive look at Getaround’s new app

If you thought renting out a room in a house via Airbnb was cool, try renting our someone's car. That's what Getaround does, and for this week's Green Overdrive, we sit down with Getaround to check out the company's brand new, yet-to-be unveiled, iPhone app.

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