I Went to Paris and the Frenchest Man on the Planet Made Me See the World Differently

Last week I went to Paris with Huawei to sit in on a two day conference about the Beauty of Technology. There were two days of speakers, about a half hour each, and some of it was very high level tech speak but we’ve entered a moment in history where high level tech speak affects every part of our daily lives. 5G is coming and it matters more than you can imagine. We hear folks talk about the The Internet of Things and I’ve been rolling my eyes at that …

Homecoming

We’re back from nine days of family time. We left San Francisco early this morning so that Jane could get to a party that started at 4.30. The girls are doing a Zumba class and then taking a limo to In and Out Burger, and then the limo will drop them back at the birthday girl’s house. It sounds like punishment to me. Coming home is always mixed for me. On the one hand I’m happy to be back in my own space, and on the other hand there’s a …

Five Things You Can Do To Protect Your Privacy Online

As parents and as social media enthusiasts we have different needs for privacy. As a social media enthusiast you do want your name out there, and maybe even your business address, but certainly not your home address. Right? Jason Calcanis doesn’t trust Facebook, and Jason is kind of a big deal. Not everything can be controlled, but as Peter Shankman so aptly points out, we are the ones adding the content, so we do have the ability to control some of it. This is a good thing. Here are five …

Lala.com The Game Changer

Check it out at LaLa.com licensed music, free, online. I’m not sure that it’s a business model that’s good for musicians, but business and art aren’t often a marriage. It’s an incredible start up, you can play music straight from your browser, so it doesn’t take up precious space on your hard drive. With over 6 million songs (as of today) and no intrusive advertising, I’m betting on LaLa. Somewhere an executive at Apple is weeping. My kids don’t have to buy their music any longer.

Tech Talk Tuesday: Twitter Lists Are A Dream For Marketers And Moms Alike

It’s been a while since I’ve introduced any new technology to y’all over here. It’s not that there hasn’t been any, but nothing has really grabbed me as much as the recent burst of twitter list making add ons. Back on September 30th Twitter announced that lists would be tested in a small closed group. Some would call this a closed beta, maybe even an alpha. Even though twitter is a lightfooted, independent company, they’re still a little slower than the startups that rely so heavily on them. While the …