10/08/2006
It was June 26, 4:45 a.m., and Digg founder Kevin Rose was slugging back tea and trying to keep his ...
As Rose sat in the middle of the office, managing a final countdown, a Puma cap yanked over his eyes, his posse of twenty- and thirty-something engineers sat at their desks with contingency plans and extra servers ready. They flipped the switch. Stories started trickling in. The pace picked up, and suddenly, it was a deluge. Digg staffers grew frenzied, screaming at one other to stay one step ahead of the traffic. By 4 p.m. on launch day, the site had signed up more than 13,000 new registered us...

A team of four first-year MBA students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan ...
16-Dec-2005The Global Prize competition pits teams of first-year MBA students from top business schools around the world against each other as each seeks to develop the best business plan for a hypothetical multi-national company, based on actual A.T. Kearney client work. A.T. Kearney vice presidents and principals serve as judges. A.T. Kearney created the Global Prize competition, now in its ninth year, to provide valuable business case and strategic management consulting experience to first-y...

Last week, IBM announced a special cross-licensing programme for venture capitalists and their start...
Ovum. 19 december 2005. David MitchellComment: The fact that IBM has created this programme shows confidence that there will be growth in the number of new software start-ups. This is something that we agree with. Despite the market concentrating towards a smaller number of giant firms, there are still opportunities to be found for the small entrepreneurial software company that has the product niche and the market drive to succeed. However, for these start-ups to succeed they will also need t...


Part 1 of a weekly series following George Cao, founder of the travel startup Go10000.com.
November 7, 2005All 16 employees of travel meta-search site Go10000.com are crammed cheek by jowl into a 900-square-foot room on the tenth floor of R&D Plaza, a startup farm just off Tsinghua University’s campus in northwestern Beijing.The building, owned by Tsinghua Science Park, is filled with fledgling businesses: chip design outfits, an online payment company, and a few dozen software and wireless plays; their rent all subsidized by the Tsinghua-affiliated incubator.Attrition rates are high: all...