How Codecademy got so hot, so fast

Codecademy, which teaches users how to program for free with an interactive and social web application, has garnered more than 1 million users in less than five months. We talked to co-founder and CEO Zach Sims about how Codecademy started and where it's going.…

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Meet the Analyst: introducing Jo Maitland

Each week, GigaOM Pro chats with one of our analysts to find out which technologies they read about, write about and can’t live without. This week, we talk to Jo Maitland, the newest member of the GigaOM Pro team and our brand-new infrastructure/cloud curator.…

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12 things in tech that won’t change in 2012

Everyone likes to share their predictions for what the future will bring in technology as a new year dawns. But some things seem to manage to stay the same, despite anticipation to the contrary. Here's where I think the boat won't rock in 2012.…

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The subsidy game for fossil fuels

At midnight on New Year’s Day the Department of the Treasury's Section 1603 cash grants program expired, dashing the hopes of those who have expressed legitimate concern that the end of various grants and tax credits will further devastate the embattled solar industry. And yet, when it comes to subsidies, support for fossil fuels continues to grow and nobody blinks an eye. While the reasons for this are many and complex, the impact is that we never know the true cost of power and fuel and that alternative energy has to compete on some uneven terrain.…

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For Evernote, 2011 was a year to remember

2011 has been all about personalized mobile apps, and Evernote has benefited handsomely: In the past 12 months, the personal note-taking software company grew its user base from 6 million to 20 million. GigaOM talked to CEO Phil Libin about the growth and Evernote's 2012 outlook.…

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12 tech leaders’ resolutions for 2012

How are people like Sun co-founder Scott McNealy, Paypal co-founder Max Levchin, Wordpress founder Matt Mullenweg, Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior and Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley approaching 2012? We asked 12 of the best-known tech industry leaders to share their New Year's resolutions with us.…

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First Solar: tired of playing “whack-a-mole”

The dramatic news last Wednesday that the $3 billion U.S. solar industry bellwether First Solar was exiting subsidy-dependent markets and instead shifting focus toward utilities was a sobering indicator of what the subsidy environment will look like in the next few years. First Solar's new strategy will reverberate across the solar industry, as everyone will have to answer the daunting question of how they will survive in decreasingly subsidized markets.…

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