Tuesday, November 13, 2012
“We’ve had ‘Conversations with Men in Tech,’ and now this is ‘Conversations with Women in Tech.’ But we need to get to a place where we can just have ‘Conversations in Tech.’”
NYTM managing director Jessica Lawrence opened the event with our headline quote, setting the tone with this message: There’s no achievement gap, and there’s no ambition gap between men and women in the tech world. There is, however, a comfort gap — but hopefully frank conversations like last night’s, about where the community needs to go from here, will move the tech community towards a new set point where men and women can work together to develop ideas, recruit broadly and build great companies.
Below the jump, a few standout quotes from each of the five other speakers who took the stage (Rachel Sklar, Founder, Change The Ratio; Tara Hunt, CEO, Buyosphere; Anil Dash, Co-founder, Activate & ThinkUp; Amy Quispe,Senior at Carnegie Melon & HackNY fellow; and Cindy Gallop,Founder, IfWeRanTheWorld/MakeLoveNotPorn) to share their thoughts on the status of women in tech and where the community needs to go next.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Kara Swisher: “You’re going to be the CEO of this company when it goes public?”
Mark Zuckerberg: “Yeah.”
Kara Swisher: When will that be?
Mark Zuckerberg: “I don’t know.”
— All Things Digital mainstage conversation, June, 2010.
Well, now we know. Welcome, Facebook, the newest member of the NASDAQ family!
To commemorate the day, we’ve got a three-part post highlighting five of the most memorable things about the social network over its eight-year history.
- THE TIMELINE OF FACEBOOK: On February 4th, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg officially launched “The Facebook,” as it was originally called, at Harvard University. Within its first 24 hours in existence, the site had 1,200 users — all Harvard students. A year later, anyone with a valid email address could create a Facebook profile, and in November of 2007, Pages for Businesses were launched, turning the social networking site into an essential tool for modern business. The rest, we can confidently say, is history — the site went from 1,200 users in 24 hours, to 901 million users in eight years.
- YOU HAVE (1) EVENT INVITATION: Facebook’s Landmark 100 Millionth User
DATE WAS: August 25th, 2008—just eleven months after the site’s user base hit 30 million. Watch the celebratory video Facebook posted here.
Did You Attend? (Yes, No, Don’t remember what I was doing on August 28th, 2008)
Were you one of the 100 million users back in ’08?
(Those were the pre-‘Like’ days, but ‘poking’ was in full force.)
Friday, May 18, 2012
“The Pitch” is the first of our series of “Startup Stories” videos about how to build and grow a great entrepreneurial venture. In this episode, founders and investors from Birchbox, SideTour, Proclivity Media, Of A Kind, Artsicle, Warby Parker, OKCupid, Shelby.TV, TechStars and Union Square Ventures share their insights and advice about what it takes to craft a great pitch. Stay tuned for more episodes to come!
Thursday, May 10, 2012
We came across this eye-popping statistic in this excellent New York Times piece and thought it deserved the full “Big Stat” treatment. The original piece provides context and addresses some of the attempts to even things out.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012