2015 was a great year for Patel. He had an opportunity to interview high-profile individuals - including the former Director of the CIA. He published a book and he secured a deal to co-author another book with a Hollywood producer and screenwriter.
This article is not intended as a dig at Facebook, but rather at the tech media. As with a good majority of the stories they cover today, the tech media in this case merely piggybacked on each other's headlines like vultures at the site of a kill.
Linked-up entrances, such as the Kwikset locks opened by cell phone, have a more obvious application than the appliance geegaws. They make life easier by doing away with keys that clutter pockets and can be lost.
CBS over the course of a couple of days also managed to trash sizable part of a $1.8 billion investment. All in all, not a bad weekend's work. The question now is: how do you dig yourself out of a big hole, assuming you even want to?
One of the most crucial elements of any high-tech start-up's survival -- much less evolution -- is the money backing the enterprise. Is it 'smart money?' Is it 'patient money?' Is it 'connected money?'
The path of least resistance seems to be the best response to a police request to examine a car, at least until the officer discovers a text message from a drug-using associate, or contact information about someone who is under suspicion.
We spoke with David Sayed who told us about the coming integration of the software into consumer electronics, a new open-source media frame works and the creation of Silverlight video players by Ooyala and Kaltura.