Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson

China

The rise of the attention economy

People in the attention economy spend their personal time attracting others' attention, notes Dyson.

The rise of the attention economy

Gabon

How do start-ups succeed?

Entrepreneurs need more than capital to establish a successful business: they need living examples, too.

How do start-ups succeed?

Austria

Intelligent urban design

Cities should be places where the best and the brightest congregate and where new wealth is created.

Intelligent urban design

Science & Technology

Is the web closing?

Continued entrepreneurship - such as AOL in the 1990s - always threatens to restrict the internet, but never does.

Is the web closing?

Russia

Russia: Peeling, meeting and shopping

Russia's youth aren't afraid to protest like previous generations, they are fighting government corruption and impunity.

Russia: Peeling, meeting and shopping

Opinion

The insider brain gain

Consumers can now access more information than they ever got from "customer service" by chatting online with employees.

The insider brain gain

Opinion

Start-up soup

Large companies offer practical business skills, turning college grads into project specialists.

Start-up soup

Science & Technology

The Steve Jobs factor

Steve Jobs was the only true showman of what is now one of the world's biggest industries, writes author.

The Steve Jobs factor

US & Canada

Paying (for) attention

Companies are looking for ways to automate the act of "paying attention" to individual customers on a grand scale.

Paying (for) attention

Science & Technology

What's in a Domain Name?

The Internet's domain-name system is to undergo a dramatic change, the value of which is being questioned by critics.

What's in a Domain Name?

US & Canada

Putting venture mentors to work

A balance between philanthropists and venture capitalists is needed for a competitive business enivironment.

Putting venture mentors to work

Science & Technology

Turning privacy threats into opportunities

With online corporations looking to cash in on your data, personal privacy remains as much an issue as ever.

Turning privacy threats into opportunities