Celebrating Innovation with OpenCoSF

For the past few weeks, I’ve been spending a huge part of my time developing and coordinating something called OpenCoSF, a festival meant to celebrate the very unique spirit of innovation that exists in San Francisco.  Instead of learning about

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Celebrating Innovation with OpenCoSF

For the past few weeks, I’ve been spending a huge part of my time developing and coordinating something called OpenCoSF, a festival meant to celebrate the very unique spirit of innovation that exists in San Francisco.  Instead of learning about

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A Lesson in Customer Service from Google

My friends know that I have two constant loves in the tech world — Google and Apple. Both have (somewhat) mastered the art of simplicity and breaking down things to their core basics as they relate to consumers — but

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A Lesson in Customer Service from Google

My friends know that I have two constant loves in the tech world — Google and Apple. Both have (somewhat) mastered the art of simplicity and breaking down things to their core basics as they relate to consumers — but

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China’s Startup Ecosystem: An Overview

Earlier this month, the ZhenFund, a China-based angel fund partially backed by Sequoia Capital, put together a telling presentation on China’s startup landscape and the traits that characterize the ecosystem at large, especially from a behavioral and cultural perspective. To

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China’s Startup Ecosystem: An Overview

Earlier this month, the ZhenFund, a China-based angel fund partially backed by Sequoia Capital, put together a telling presentation on China’s startup landscape and the traits that characterize the ecosystem at large, especially from a behavioral and cultural perspective. To

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Book Review: Helen Wang’s “The Chinese Dream”

A couple years ago, I met Helen Wang at a lunch hosted by a mutual friend. You must meet Helen, said our friend, she’s writing a book about the Chinese dream and the country’s middle class — I’m sure you’ll

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Book Review: Helen Wang’s “The Chinese Dream”

A couple years ago, I met Helen Wang at a lunch hosted by a mutual friend. You must meet Helen, said our friend, she’s writing a book about the Chinese dream and the country’s middle class — I’m sure you’ll

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The Buspreneur Chronicles

There are many ways to SxSW, the annual music, film and interactive festival in Austin, Texas, and while most choose to make their way to the Lone Star State by air, a (growing) group of individuals have chosen to make

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The Buspreneur Chronicles

There are many ways to SxSW, the annual music, film and interactive festival in Austin, Texas, and while most choose to make their way to the Lone Star State by air, a (growing) group of individuals have chosen to make

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Experiences of a Buspreneur on #Startupbus Silicon Valley

Today is the second day on #Startupbus Silicon Valley – making the trek from San Francisco to Austin, Texas (currently driving through the deserts of Arizona en route to New Mexico), conceptualizing, developing and selling a company … in under

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Experiences of a Buspreneur on #Startupbus Silicon Valley

Today is the second day on #Startupbus Silicon Valley – making the trek from San Francisco to Austin, Texas (currently driving through the deserts of Arizona en route to New Mexico), conceptualizing, developing and selling a company … in under

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Digital Curation as the Future of the Web

When I first started this post, I posed the title as a question — “Is Digital Curation the Future of the Web?” In the months since it was first an idea on a drawing board, however, the question has evolved

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Digital Curation as the Future of the Web

When I first started this post, I posed the title as a question — “Is Digital Curation the Future of the Web?” In the months since it was first an idea on a drawing board, however, the question has evolved

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China’s “Naked Weddings”

For love or money, tradition and family versus individualism, coming of age, and rites of passage are all age-old themes this 22-hour TV series explore, portraying, at times, a painfully-stark view of the modern Chinese society that attempts to answer the question: “does love truly triumph over all?” And as always, the answer is never as simple.

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China’s “Naked Weddings”

For love or money, tradition and family versus individualism, coming of age, and rites of passage are all age-old themes this 22-hour TV series explore, portraying, at times, a painfully-stark view of the modern Chinese society that attempts to answer the question: “does love truly triumph over all?” And as always, the answer is never as simple.

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Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs inspired a generation of technologists and designers but his legacy extended beyond that — it was also a lesson in living and perception.

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Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs inspired a generation of technologists and designers but his legacy extended beyond that — it was also a lesson in living and perception.

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APEC Works on Innovation Policies for the Digital Era

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — High-level policy discussions on innovation and trade in communications and technology sectors continued Tuesday among the 21 member economies of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).  The discussions focused on the elements needed to create a thriving innovation ecosystem,

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APEC Works on Innovation Policies for the Digital Era

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — High-level policy discussions on innovation and trade in communications and technology sectors continued Tuesday among the 21 member economies of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).  The discussions focused on the elements needed to create a thriving innovation ecosystem,

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