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Startup Persuadio visualizes opportunity in the Internet's long tail

As an event, Esther Dyson's PC Forum is one of hottest annual tickets in the technology and venture capital worlds. The gathering plays host to some of the most successful technologists in the world, some of the most outspoken visionaries, as well as startups that are surviving on second mortgages and credit cards in hopes of scoring some funding.

March 21, 2005 by David Berlind


Lenovo's Steve Ward: ThinkPads are forever

During the Q&A of the opening session at PC Forum today, Steve Ward, who is heading up the combined Lenovo/IBM PC company was asked by former IBMer John Patrick about the fate of the vaunted ThinkPad notebook, which many of the attendees were typing on as the panelists spoke. Ward pronounced that "ThinkPads will be forever.

March 21, 2005 by Dan Farber


Education reform dominates PC Forum discussion

Following two keynotes, one by Howard Gardner and the other by Andrew Stern, and then Esther Dyson's Q&A with Yahoo's Jerry Yang, education was clearly a hot button amongst the attendees on opening afternoon here at PC Forum.

March 20, 2005 by David Berlind


Esther and Jerry Yang talk business and Yahoo buys Flickr

Esther interviewed Chief Yahoo Jerry Yang, getting his thoughts on the tenth anniversary of the company he co-founded. Sounds like he has a good perspective: "The last ten years feels like period of validation, and hopefully for next ten years we will do what we wanted to do ten years ago.

March 20, 2005 by Dan Farber