Eric Hippeau, whose impressive resume includes past and present board memberships at such companies as Yahoo, Buzzfeed, and Softbank Capital, stints as CEO or President of such companies as PC Magazine, Ziff Davis and Huffington Post, and a partnership at Lerer Ventures. He joined a packed audience of students, alums, professors and entrepreneurs to recount his journey from a sports magazine in Brazil to an innovator of online news in New York City.
On May 1, the NYU community got to meet on of the Internet's most successful and provocative entrepreneurs, Jay Walker. This interview, the second in the Inside the Internet Garage series, took the audience through the origins of Priceline, Walker's work at TedMed, his incredible personal library, called the Library of Human Imagination, and a heated debate about the importance of patents to innovation. Inside the Internet Garage will pick up again in the fall, with more of the people who helped make the Internet the transformative force it is in the world today.
Inside the Internet Garage is thrilled to welcome its first guests, Wall Street Journal and AllThingsD's Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg. In this inaugural interview, we get to hear about their professional pasts, the origins of AllThingsD, and their stories about the movers and shakers of the tech world. This interview is the first of a series that explores the history of the Internet with the people who helped build it, write it, and conceive of it.
Walt Mossberg in 1991: "Personal Computers Are Just Too Hard to Use and It's Not Your Fault."
Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg tell the story of the inception of AllThingsD.
Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher tell the harrowing story of putting Bill Gates and Steve Jobs in a room together.