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27Nov/14Off

The Uber Supper

uber-ultima-cena2 As we in the US sit down to holiday dinner tonight, we are reminded that we have oodles to be thankful for. For one, I am grateful that the news cycle is now slow enough that I can post Bryce Durbin’s stunning image of the infamous Uber “influentials” dinner, depicted as Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Last Supper.” In addition to Emil Michael, Ben Smith, Michael… Read More

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Startup Weekend On The Turkish Border Unites Two Countries’ Entrepreneurs

shutterstock_216781885 It’s not unusual to encounter a Startup Weekend somewhere in the world. The trademarked event that brings together individuals eager to build and present it before a panel of entrepreneurship experts and investors is well known and widely replicated. Read More

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27Nov/14Off

Thankful

thanksgiving parade Time’s running out. We fear. We long for escape. We all succumb to fire, disease, and sloth. There’s not a lot to be thankful for. But it’s getting better. We have mastered many infectious diseases and we can manage life expectancy and infant mortality with some degree of success. Most of us survive past the first few hours of life these days. We can be thankful for that.… Read More

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A Gift Guide For Watch Loving Ladies

giftguide-splash-womenswatches While almost anyone can wear any watch – some watch companies aim traditionally female watches at men with small wrists – a dedicated woman’s watch is beautiful, well-made, and timeless. Here are some of my favorites for the past year. Longines PrimaLuna Legible and elegant, the PrimaLuna collection by historic Swiss watch maker longines offers a variety of styles with… Read More

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27Nov/14Off

These Aren’t The Drones You’re Looking For

doorman blade As we approach the holiday season, San Francisco startup Doorman has been getting a lot of attention from the press — after all, by delivering packages when you’re actually home, rather than when it’s convenient for the delivery service, Doorman should reduce the risk that your gifts will get stolen while they’re sitting on your doorstep. I was actually quoted in an… Read More

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27Nov/14Off

Windows Phone 8.1 Finally Breaks The 50% Market Share Threshold

screen-shot-2014-11-11-at-12-52-51-pm Windows Phone 8.1 accounted for more than 50 percent of all Windows Phone usage in November. It closed October with 46.7 percent of the market. Windows Phone 8, its predecessor, still controls 33.5 percent of the Windows Phone base. That amount will decline as more carriers update phones that were initially sold with an earlier version of the Windows Phone platform. Here’s the chart… Read More

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Spend Your Black Friday Funds Helping Crowdfund A Mission To The Moon

Lunar Mission One You have enough towels already. And owning more gadgets just means more under-utilized stuff gathering accusatory dust. So why not spend the Black Friday funds you’d set aside to spend on sales tomorrow helping to crowdfund a mission to The Moon instead? Read More

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Twitter Experiments With Engagement Stats Directly In Tweets

tweet-analytics Want to know just how many people actually care about what you’re tweeting? A new Twitter experiment spotted by ex-Twitter platform head Ryan Sarver will show many you how users are clicking on the links in the updates you post, with a handy link directly in the expanded Tweet view in the iOS application. As usual with Twitter’s features, this is limited to a small sample pool of… Read More

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Identity Wars: Why Apple Pay Is About More Than Payments

Fingerprint With their array of shiny new features, bigger screens, and better hardware, there’s been no shortage of attention paid to the launch of the new iPhones. Early reviews seem to indicate that the company has, yet again, come through with another massive success. Read More

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The Black Friday Survival Guide

black-friday-survival It wasn’t easy accumulating the research data displayed in the following guide. I saw horrific sights working retail for seven long years in both a big box electronic store and a major shopping center. I saw things that will haunt me the rest of my days. I watched two kids get trampled by what I call Double-Wides because Circuit City clearanced-out Dreamcasts for $80 on Black Friday.… Read More

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