If you didn’t get a chance to check out our coverage from yesterday’s WIRED Business Conference from New York City, then take a look at the following clips below.
Can we leverage technology to hack our way to better government? Jennifer Pahlka, founder and Executive Director of Code for America, thinks so. Pahlka spoke with WIRED editor Jason Tanz on her organization, which is sort of a “Peace Corps for geeks” and places coders and technology experts in local governments to help them work more efficiently. Case in point: the dreaded DMV.
Marc Andreessen has been at the forefront of web development for the better part of 18 years. He launched the first widely-used web browser, Mosaic, and was co-founder of Netscape Communications. Since Andreessen played an important role in laying the groundwork for modern usage of the web, it’s no surprise people turn to him to discuss the future of the Internet– as well as everything else.
At the height of the financial crisis, many thought the American auto industry–including the Ford Motor Company–was dead in the water. However, Ford has made a remarkable turnaround, thanks in part to current CEO Alan Mulally. In a conversation with WIRED Editor-in-Chief Chris Anderson, Mulally talks about how Ford has transformed from a carmaker into a technology leader.
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