Posts tagged tech
Posts tagged tech
WhatApp’s founder came from an immigrant family that grew up on food stamps, as discussed in this article. The thing I’m wondering about is… how many other CEOs came from similarly struggling families, yet don’t publicize their past with the press?
Here’s something that’s a worthy read for everyone (like me) who’s fascinated by web tracking and the way marketing companies follow our every physical movement and online activities. A smart, no-nonsense op-ed about how banner ads paved the way for incredibly granular tracking of users.
Pre-Colombian Americans had some surprisingly amazing technology for people who lacked a written language. The link below goes to a Smithsonian piece on the discovery of a 1200-year-old telephone made from gourds and twine found in modern-day Peru. Amazing!
Universities are using big data to determine which students they admit will do well—and which they need to do early intervention for, based on factors like whether their parents are getting divorced and how many hours a week they work off campus. Cool or creepy? I examine for Fast Company.
I’m here at #droneconf, where UAV manufacturers, left- and right-activists, lawyers, media, scientists all meet. #tech #science (at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts)
Meet the app that datamines anyone you meet at a party and gives an instant dossier on their interests, job life, and personal life. Creepy or awesome? I explore for @fastcompany.
As I write over at @fastcompany, California is the first state in the nation to require sites give teens a “digital erase button” to get rid of any photo, video, or text posted that could harm their future personal, career, or college prospects.
Palo Alto #Apple store on release week = huge s**tshow #tech (at Apple Store, Palo Alto)
Just wrote for @fastcompany.
Let’s talk about the new iPhone’s fingerprint scanner, biometrics, the panopticon, and Philip K. Dick. Can we? I discuss for Fast Company.
Vote for my SXSW panel about diversity and the startup world.
Just wrote for work. There is a cute slideshow of cats saying things in French and German. That is all.