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Bill Simmons announces the launch of his new website, dubbed 'The Ringer'

Nine months after ESPN announced via <i>The New York Times</i> that they would not renew the contract of Bill Simmons, the former ESPN-er announced his …

You Can Explain eBay's $50 Billion Turnaround With Just This One Crazy Story

Between 2005 and 2007, its stock price was cut in half and its market cap shrank by $30 billion.<p>In October 2007, eBay admitted that Skype, a company it had acquired for $2.5 billion two years earlier, was actually worth less than half of that.<p>During the third quarter of 2007, eBay lost money for …

You Can’t Be a Wimp—Make the Tough Calls

Photography: Jared Leeds<p>As one of the world’s preeminent advisers to CEOs and boards, Ram Charan has spent the past 35 years on the road, watching hundreds of executives deal with their toughest challenges. He regularly shares the insights from his experiences in speeches and the classroom and is …

Louis C.K. Comes Clean

He doesn't want to do the cat story. "It fills time, that's all it does," says Louis C.K., staring down his toughest audience in a dressing-room …

Reverse Innovation in Tech Startups: The Story of Capillary Technologies

At its core, reverse innovation describes solutions adopted first in poorer, emerging nations that subsequently—and disruptively—find a market in richer, developed nations. But can reverse innovation be relevant in the world of high-technology? The very definition of “high-technology” hints at …

Gigaom | Mobile sports consumption now at 35% – report

Advertisement<p>As the value of sports keeps soaring, leagues are chopping media rights into ever-smaller parcels and selling them at handsome prices — …

At the Cable Show, an industry fights cord-cutting with technology

Cable companies are keen to show off why they still matter<p>On a philosophical level, "cord cutting" is a bit like global warming. Do we fully understand its scale and impact? Amidst the ongoing debate, 250 exhibitors representing the multibillion dollar cable industry converged on Washington, DC …

How Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom Is Making Good On Facebook’s Billion-Dollar Bet

Solve the social network’s mobile dilemma. Make a mint on advertising without annoying 100 million users. No problem, right?<p>Inside Facebook’s Building 14, just a door down from Mark Zuckerberg’s office, Kevin Systrom and the Instagram team plot the future of their beloved photo-sharing app. It’s no …

Your Smartphone Works for the Surveillance State

I was 10 years old when the Berlin Wall came down — old enough to grasp that something important was happening, but not really old enough to understand exactly what was happening. Like a lot of kids born around that age, the specter of communism has never seemed like that much of a threat. We would …

Gigaom | The spoiler: how an LA playboy threw a wrench into Aereo’s plan to take over TV

Advertisement<p>The television industry has its hands full, fighting forces that want to break up the lucrative “bundle model” in which consumers must …

Can Congress Blow Up the TV Bundle? John McCain Is Going to Try — Again.

Lots of people say they want to break up the bundle — the economic model that keeps the TV Industrial Complex intact — but no one has been able to do …