Bookeen’s Saga is a middling Kindle alternative with a built-in case

 How’s this for a press release headline? “Saga: the e-reader that changes the game of digital reading.” Compelling, right? within the first two sentences, Bookeen calls its new reader “disruptive” and “a whole new reading experience and adventure.” I could go on, of course, but the it’s really just the same hyperbole all the way […]

Tech’s favorite royal — Prince Alwaleed bin Talal — has been arrested in Saudi Arabia

 In a move sure to shock the business world, Saudi Arabia last night announced the arrest of at least eleven princes, including renowned billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, as part of a sweeping corruption investigation. Prince Alwaleed controls the investment firm Kingdom Holding and is one of the world’s richest men, owning or having […]

Why the ‘end of the startup era’ could be great for entrepreneurs

 Three prominent tech thinkers recently declared the end of the startup era, questioned the future of tech innovation generally and heralded the rise of the “Frightful Five” — Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft — who will dominate the future of tech. All of the posts make credible arguments, but ignore how consolidation could be […]