Silicon Valley Watcher (Bright Ideas)

2016
May
10,
2016
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Our transition from a rural to an urban lifestyle means we spend far more time inside homes and offices and on the roads connecting them. And that means exposure to a huge number of gases leaking from the walls, carpets, industrial facilities and car...
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2015
March
02,
2015
| 09:20 PM America/Los_Angeles
Sometimes the future is very predictable...Google Confirms Plans for Wireless Service - NYTimes.com by Brian Chen.A person briefed on Google’s plans... said the company wanted to make use of the fiber network it had installed in various cities to cre...
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2013
November
21,
2013
| 05:06 PM America/Los_Angeles
I'm looking forward to this evening's launch party for the Trunx app, which I got a chance to preview recently, in a meeting with VP of Marketing Sandra Ponce de León (above).The app is apt for today's concerns about privacy and the sharing of photos...
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November
20,
2013
| 02:57 PM America/Los_Angeles
The above Mother Jones article is depressing but it reminded me of an idea I‘d been thinking about. As the US  pulls out of Afghanistan and Iraq, I have a proposal: Give every child pre-loaded tablets filled with apps and Western culture, so that the...
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October
30,
2013
| 10:45 AM America/Los_Angeles
SF/Silicon Valley Public Schools should be showcases not basket cases.Here’s a fabulous initiative led by New York city’s most successful VC, Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures:My colleagues at The NYC Foundation For Computer Science Education and ...
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July
12,
2013
| 03:18 PM America/Los_Angeles
("Restore the Fourth" rally in San Francisco protesting NSA surveillance of US citizens.)Declan McCullagh, the Washington correspondent for CNET, reports that the NSA and other agencies can force tech firms to comply with demands for real-time data o...
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April
27,
2013
| 11:40 AM America/Los_Angeles
Google Glass has a promissing future -- although not in the markets that Google thinks it's targetting: urban early-tech adopters -- they are a fickle bunch at best.Where Google Glass will make its mark and find a large and loyal customer base is in ...
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