Why Color Is More Than “Yet Another Photo-Sharing App”

Much of last week’s buzz surrounding the launch of Color was justifiably skeptical about whether the world really needs another mobile photo-sharing app. But two components of Color’s vision – implicit networks and place/time tagging – extend far beyond photo-sharing, and make Color worth watching as a potential indicator of social media and data-mining trends.…

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Is Quora Worth the Hype?

Around the end of the year, the hype surrounding Quora kicked into overdrive. The Q&A site founded by ex-Facebook talent first raised eyebrows with round of financing last March that valued it at $86 million. When it went into public beta last summer, the tech and business press got excited, but lately it’s being called the savior of search and the next Facebook. Is Quora worth all the fuss?…

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