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Categories: TED 2009

Juan Enriquez on "the iron curtain around IPOs" stifling innovation

Posted by: Helen Walters on February 19

Venture capitalist Juan Enriquez gave a great presentation at this year's TED conference (I embedded the video below the jump; it's well worth a look when you have a spare...

TED via Twitter

Posted by: Helen Walters on February 08

I experimented with a few different ways of reporting from TED this year, but one consistent tool was Twitter. Its advantages were twofold: it was an easy way to broadcast...

TED: "The three-letter-conference in Long Beach in denial about the credit crisis"

Posted by: Helen Walters on February 07

The title of this post isn't mine. It came via Infectious Greed editor Paul Kedrosky's twitter feed yesterday (@pkedrosky). And, he's right, the economic crisis has certainly been remote...

TED Prize 2009

Posted by: Helen Walters on February 06

Last night the organizers of TED bestowed "one wish to change the world" and $100,000 to the three winners of the annual TED Prize. The chosen three: Sylvia Earle,...

Shai Agassi talks electric cars at TED

Posted by: Helen Walters on February 06

Just over a year ago, BusinessWeek ran a great piece by my colleague Steve Hamm about Shai Agassi and his audacious plans to produce a mass market electric vehicle...

Mike Milken's solution for unemployment

Posted by: Helen Walters on February 05

Each day at TED, there are various hosted lunches, typically fairly quick affairs in which diners gather to listen to one particular topic or speaker or another. Today, I went...

Driving the Aptera 2e

Posted by: Helen Walters on February 05

Steve Fambro is a classic garage entrepreneur. An electrical engineer by training, in 2004 he started to tinker with creating an electric vehicle in his garage. The catalyst, he...

Judy Estrin on What's Next

Posted by: Helen Walters on February 05

I had grand plans of nabbing TED attendees and getting them to answer one (maybe two) simple questions to camera. But the conference's media restrictions being what they are (don't...

TED: Day One

Posted by: Helen Walters on February 05

I honestly already can’t remember what happened this morning. But it’s safe to say that it was a lot, The second bout of TED University kicked off at 8.30...

Bill Gates at TED

Posted by: Helen Walters on February 04

Who knew Bill Gates was a comedian? He got the first standing ovation at TED for a talk which was both warm and funny. Two themes: malaria and education....

TED University: Ray Kurzweil et al

Posted by: Helen Walters on February 04

Back from the oil fields and everyone piled into one of the smaller conference rooms at the Performing Arts Center (I gather it wasn't the main room, though I also...

Trip to Long Beach oil fields

Posted by: Helen Walters on February 03

TED Proper doesn't kick off until tomorrow, but today allowed people to get their bearings in a new venue (this is the first year the conference is in Long Beach...

TED 2009: Curtainraiser

Posted by: Helen Walters on February 03

I’m in California, en route to Long Beach for this year’s TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference. It’ll be interesting to contrast the atmosphere of the five day affair (which officially...

TED speakers 2009

Posted by: Helen Walters on December 22

The line up of speakers for next year's TED conference has just been announced. I was thrilled to be asked back to cover the conference for BusinessWeek again... Even more...


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