Profile of Patrick Houston
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Patrick Houston is a former SVP for a new media startup, a GM at Yahoo, and editor-in-chief at CNET.com. He is co-founder of MediaArchitechs, which offers strategic product, content and business development consulting to technology-driven media companies. He can be reached at [email protected]
Articles by Patrick Houston
Even innovators struggle with the pace of change. Here are some of the ways Silicon Valley companies like LinkedIn push the edge without falling off.
Without a CIO or a corporate IT staff, Jennifer Trzepacz deployed cloud-based tools to help LivingSocial grow by 4,100 full-time employees in one year.
Mobile, social, and local have been the hottest trends in tech. But TechCrunch Disrupt panel shows that the action today is in enterprise tech.
Knowledge workers continue to stampede out the door and onto their own. It's a trend that will only intensify, and it could put you at a competitive disadvantage.
Both companies deserve our wrath as their patent trial gets under way. Why? They're propagating an intellectual property war with immense collateral damage.
As dramatic narrative, it doesn't get much better than this. Here's why we must root for Yahoo’s heroic young CEO to save the day.
Calling it "big data" doesn't do it justice. Gushing data would be far more accurate.
From the growing caravan of rolling restaurants in cities like San Francisco, three trends emerge that even big companies and their IT pros should taste.
Imagine life without house keys or using an entire wall as a touch display. Walk through an exhibit of some of Intel's most intriguing research projects to date.
Healthcare analytics startup offers insights into how to develop the numbers when it counts for everything.
The latest business management craze is called "The Lean Startup." Don't swallow this lite philosophy without asking some critical questions first.
The hoopla coming out of Apple this week notwithstanding, the PC is very much alive in a post-PC world. Here's why.
Cloud services are helping to create a new wave of super-powered, cell-sized businesses. Thanks to us, you may have to manage quite differently.
The resume drama for Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson had a quiet player: a corporate culture that seeks fairness but produces employees who feel entitled. Here's what his successor, and all managers, must know about that problem.
A former Yahoo exec who was laid off offers insights from the company's five-year drive to self-destruction.
Startup Framehawk, which counts a former NASA physicist as a co-founder, uses desktop virtualization and its own communications protocol to safely extend corporate apps and data to tablets and smartphones.
Businesses of all shapes and sizes will soon be held to a higher standard of customer experience as they try to sell products, or convey content of any kind.
Can you spot tech's next big thing? Check out ten hot new ideas, fresh from the Demo show, that could impact the way you work and play.
Our billionaire-obessed society loves to ballyhoo the (rarely) successful mega-startup and its leader. But most of us can't start with a blank slate at our companies.
Venture capitalists are voting for cloud startups in staggering numbers. Start developing a rigorous process now for picking enterprise IT cloud tools and vendors.