I had the pleasure of sitting one seat over from Emil Michael at the now-infamous Uber dinner in New York last week. Emil was originally seated next to me and moved over to greet Ben Smith as a guest.
I've realized that when I give my money to companies that not only ignore the negative effects of unchecked bro-culture but actively embrace dirty tactics to get the advantage, I have become part of the problem that I am working to eradicate.
Kanav Kahol noted that despite the similarities between most medical devices in their computer displays and circuits, their packaging made them unduly complex and difficult for anyone but highly skilled practitioners to use. As well, they were incredibly expensive -- costing tens of thousands of dollars each.
If the thought of being the unwitting star of your own prime time reality show gives you the willies, consider the recent revelation that more than 73,000 unsecured webcams and surveillance cameras are, as I write this column, viewable on a Russian-based website.
The real problem is not that we're an addiction-addled culture of oversharers, though that may indeed be true. Instead, it's that we're a culture of complainers. We complain because it's in our nature, and we're more apt to complain than to do something about it.
Last Saturday night at Stanford University, I had the honor of publicly debating the world's leading anarcho-primitivist philosopher John Zerzan. As a transhumanist, I differ from Zerzan on just about every topic.
The hope is that Detekt will not only provide human rights defenders, journalists, lawyers and activists with some sense of security but also open a debate on the broader need for regulation of the development, sale and use of surveillance technology.
As smartphone cameras continue to get better, mobile photography will amaze us even more. Social media has made us addicted to telling stories, and photos bring those stories to life.
Facebook is in a peculiar and unenviable position -- no matter what its intentions are, even minor decisions will have political impacts.
As mobile continues to grow, it's clear it is the future of social media. Young users crave social media that is more specific to their needs, and offers basic functions that are mobile-friendly, a need which niche apps readily meet.
While there may be a dearth of women in Silicon Valley's C-suite, there is no shortage of women who love high-tech gadgets. To keep those women filled with joy this holiday season, check out these innovative gift ideas for girl geeks. Of course, geeky guys may like them too.
As I began to investigate a bit, I found out that there are quite a few adults making toy videos on YouTube as their full-time jobs. One such YouTuber, Brandon Haynes, co-founder of DCTC, agreed to speak with me about he and his friend Amy Jo's motivation for their work.
While our tech giants might stonewall the U.S. government in its efforts to keep tabs on its citizens, it violates the privacy of those very citizens every day for profit, and no one can stop them. They are, in effect, becoming a commercial version of the NSA minus even the goal of doing it to protect our security.
Here are the top 10 strategic trends in technology from the recent Gartner Symposium ITXPO in Barcelona I attended. I was humbled to have had the chance to attend as perhaps the youngest digital executive in the audience. I was blown away by what's to come as a reflection of the agendas of the world's CIO's.
Programmatic technology is the ultimate key to enabling the fight against ad fraud, click fraud, and most importantly, consumption fraud. Without embracing Programmatic's role in delivering content, the digital advertising industry will be setting itself up for failure.
In our latest episode for A TOTAL DISRUPTION we speak with all four founders of LegalZoom to learn how they were able to succeed against all odds. This episode is a fantastic example of perseverance, grit and the dedication required to build a company from nothing.