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  • Koding: Helping developers code together

    14 August 2013

    You might think of Koding as a sort of social network for programmers but if you stopped there you'd be wrong. You can build entire apps inside Koding. It's growing fast and after getting a demo here you can see why. It helps you share resources, ideas,...

  • Tapingo: awesome way for college students to order food and drinks

    13 August 2013

    It starts with context: what drink do you usually get on the way to class? Is it an iced latte? Fine, your mobile phone can order it for you as soon as you leave your dorm. How? Tapingo keeps track of your context. It's morning, for instance, and you've...

  • VMware announces Horizon App Manager

    17 May 2011

    Last year at VMworld, VMware previewed Project Horizon, its cloud-based management service, which is part of an effort to help companies embrace the cloud and the wealth of cloud applications currently available on the market. Today, VMware is announcing...

  • PluralSight announces acquisition of TrainSignal for $23.6 million

    06 August 2013

    Here Aaron Skonnard, founder of Pluralsight, a white hot training company, announced the acquisition of TrainSignal for $23.6 million. I talk to Aaron about that and also about the online training space. Pluralsight helps people learn to program in a...

  • PARC Innovation Tour, Part V: In database privacy

    03 August 2013

    How can you send a database, or give access to it, while making sure that different people can only see data that they are supposed to? Think of a spreadsheet. What if person A is only supposed to be able to see Rows A, C, and E, while person B is supposed...

  • SRI, home of Siri, shows us a new way to work

    18 May 2013

    On our tour through Silicon Valley's top research lab, SRI, we visited the computer science lab where SRI is inventing a new way to work, called "Bright." It watches you at every step of the way. Learn more on the work being done at SRI: http://www.sri.com/research-development/biomedical-sciences-health On...

  • The real privacy problems with Google's Glass.

    15 July 2013

    The real privacy problems with Google's Glass. Great interview of me by Bryan Kramer. We cover a LOT of "Age of Context" ground (I'm working on a book with Shel Israel of that title), but this gets me to cover a bit that most other privacy advocates haven't...

  • The bad-ass Silicon Valley VC talks context and lack of innovation in Silicon Valley

    05 September 2013

    Chamath Palihapitiya impressed me last year with his straight-forward no bull approach. Plus he's invested in companies like box.net and AirBnB so he has a good eye for great entrepreneurs. But lately I've heard that his VC Fund, https://angel.co/the-social-capital-partnership,...

  • I still remember the first day I met Aaron Levie,...

    19 June 2013

    I still remember the first day I met Aaron Levie, CEO of Box.net. I thought "this guy is gonna get fired fast." Why? He was a goofball. Still is. Last year I interviewed him in front of UC Berkeley Cal business students (another school that wouldn't let...

  • Interesting. On his profile Mark Zuckerberg is...

    19 June 2013

    Interesting. On his profile Mark Zuckerberg is debating people about immigration, interesting to see this. Totally with Mark, too. It's amazing how bad our immigration policy is. Either for the really poor, like the Mexicans that work in the fields across...

  • Google Glass session at LeWeb. I was mobbed after...

    06 June 2013

    Google Glass session at LeWeb. I was mobbed after the session yesterday by people wanting to try it out. Thanks Loic Le Meur and Geraldine LeMeur and team for yet another awesome event. At Rackspace Hosting we can't wait to see what developers do next...

  • EXCLUSIVE FIRST: Augmented reality is coming back:...

    24 May 2013

    EXCLUSIVE FIRST: Augmented reality is coming back: Dekko shows you how: MIND BLOWING! Look at how Dekko does augmented reality and turned a simple table into a full-on virtual game. Coming this summer. Must watch to see the future! Learn more: http://www.dekko.co/...

  • I am at an offsite in Jackson Hole. What do we do?...

    19 July 2013

    I am at an offsite in Jackson Hole. What do we do? Yossi Vardi and John Maeda (head of RISD, famous design school) and I are showing each other fun stuff, like this lipdub that Grand Rapids did to promote the town. What's funny is neither is on Facebook....

  • Tagwhat: a mobile app that shows you stuff near you

    08 February 2013

    Tagwhat delivers rich content about the places around you. Now it goes further, bringing you actionable messages from Facebook. See offers, etc, while you walk through the world. This could be very useful when we get Google Glass, those wearable computers...

  • Object Rocket: Hyper-fast MongoDB (Database for contextual age)

    01 February 2013

    http://www.objectrocket.com/ What does Object Rocket do? It makes a version of the MongoDB database that's very fast. It's a database-as-a-service (DBaaS). The only solution that is by default highly available, automatically sharded and unbelievably fast....

  • Siri's contextual sister, Tempo, blows away Apple's iPhone calendar

    13 February 2013

    SRI has another winner. This is the lab that brought the world the mouse, HDTV, and Siri. Now they've come up with a contextual calendar called Tempo. This calendar blows away Apple's own calendar (and Google's, for that matter). Here you'll hear how...

  • 955Dreams releases cool new local event app

    05 March 2013

    Looking for a fun event soon, check out Applauze, a new iPhone app that shipped today. It has one of the best UI's I've seen and lets you find and buy interesting events near you. Here I visit the development team and talk with them about what went into...

  • Lynda.com co-founders tell me why they took $103 million

    16 January 2013

    17 years ago Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin started Lynda.com, a training company, mostly aimed at creative people who were trying to learn things like Photoshop and Desktop Publishing. Today they just announced that they got $103 million in funding from...

  • Behind the scenes with Oakley's AirWave wearable heads up display for skiiers

    29 November 2012

    We've all heard about wearable computers that are coming, whether the Pebble watch or Google's Project Glass. But here's a team that actually shipped a product: Oakley's AirWave Googles for skiiers and snow boarders. This heralds the contextual age where...

  • Basis to blow away Nike FuelBand and FitBit?

    30 November 2012

    Here we get a look at the new Basis wearable computer (looks like a watch) which has four major sensors inside of it. I did an audio interview with the CEO here: https://soundcloud.com/scobleizer/revolutionary-product-released which goes into depth about...

  • The future of mobile: Visiting with the Qualcomm Snapdragon team

    30 November 2012

    Better video, longer battery life, and more features. Here we visit the Snapdragon team at Qualcomm (they make the chips that are probably inside your phone, at least if you are using Android or Windows Phone) to get a look at how it views the future...

  • Hello Doctor helps you keep track of your medical records on your iPad

    16 October 2013

    Why do you need Hello Doctor? Well, if you have a complex medical case, you'll need to keep track of tons of different test results, along with details from lots of specialists. Guess what? The medical system won't do that for you! Here you hear about...

  • SRI (home of Siri) shows us augmented reality binoculars

    18 May 2013

    How good can something like Google Glass become? Here is part of our tour of SRI, the famous Silicon Valley research lab that brought us the Internet, mouse, Nuance, HDTV, Siri, robotic surgeries, and much more. In this video you'll see binoculars that...

  • CubeSat's at SRI (small satellites are dramatically lowering the cost of experiments in space)

    11 May 2013

    We visited famous research lab, SRI International, which is where SIRI, Nuance, HDTV, the Mouse, and many other things started their lives. Here we see how SRI is launching Cube Sats. Learn more here: http://www.sri.com/research-development/earth-space#top...

  • Dysonics has a way to make headphones a lot better

    04 May 2013

    How are low-cost sensors and compute changing our world? Listen to Dysonics which came up with a way to make headphones better. Keep the band in one place, for instance. The effect is stunning, I wish you all could hear what it sounds like. Take a look...

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