Category Archives: internets

My First Hail Using Cabulous

I’ve been advising the team working on Cabulous, a new mobile location-enabled app that makes it easier for cabbies to advertise their locations — and for passengers to find them. I drove last Saturday and helped with an early beta … Continue reading

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Thoughts on group ownership with unfunded startups

Good news! Steve and I finally released our website, VidSF.com, to the public. More good news! We had a great initial meeting with content producers. We recruited them via craigslist and we made absolutely clear that a) we are unfunded … Continue reading

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With Daily Show and Colbert, Hulu takes the trophy. Joost dead?

When NBC and Fox announced their ‘me too’ online video joint venture, Hulu, I was understandably skeptical. After all, Joost had already launched to much fanfare with top partners like Viacom’s MTV and Turner’s Cartoon Network. YouTube had quite a … Continue reading

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Media roundup: sci fi, electronica, the tragedy of suburbia, and public radio

And now, a brief list of things produced by fellow humans I enjoyed reading, hearing and watching in the past few weeks. Books: Larry Niven’s Ringworld I was drawn in by the concept of a ringed artificial habitable structure orbiting … Continue reading

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Examiner print daily is heaven, Examiner online is hell. Why?

The current iteration of the San Francisco Examiner — the free, tabloid-sized print daily focused primarily on San Francisco news and events — is top notch. It’s a quick read, conveniently sized and simple but effective in delivering a local … Continue reading

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Last.fm + iPod = Profit?

Last.fm is a top-rate music streaming service that suggests music based on your previous last.fm plays, songs you play in iTunes (“scrobbling”), and songs your friends like. But, it’s frustratingly tied to your computer. You have to listen to via … Continue reading

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It’s official: the undergraduate degree is the new high school diploma.

It hit me when I saw this craigslist post for a Yelp data entry job. Responsibilities: •Reviewing and researching business data •Accurately/flawlessly updating business information Requirements: •BA/BS degree •Attention to detail with the ability to complete a large volume of … Continue reading

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