Month: December 2010

Why App Stores are NOT the Future

Yesterday I talked about why App Stores are so popular right now.  Essentially, I came to the conclusion that more and more companies (and individuals) are looking to produce content that is more and more cloud based and more and more interactive.  Browswers, especially phone browsers, are simply not up…

Why are App Stores So Popular?

Since Apple first unveiled the App Store with the iPhone, I was skeptical of the concept.  As it took off, its success was hard to dispute, but something still didn’t sit right with me.  Last week when  Apple announced that in a couple of weeks there will be a “Mac…

If I had Just One Wish

My favorite holiday clip of all time: Merry Christmas!!!

That’s Not Toys, That’s BOOKS!

A little light moment to glide us in to Christmas: May all your parents be more thoughtful and all your children be less spoiled this holiday season!

Stop beating yourself up, Boston

Right after Mark Zuckerberg was named Time’s Person of the Year, Boston Globe Columnist Steve Syre penned an article lamenting the loss of Zuckerberg and other top tech talent to California.  The article talked about a handful of individual entrepreneurs who have studied at one of Boston’s prestigious schools and…

cityLAB’s 6% Project is an Interesting Way to Provide Stimulus

Local Pittsburgh “Do Tank” (as opposed to “Think Tank”) cityLAB has undertaken a fairly radical, and extremely interesting project around the Penn Avenue Arts Corridor (East End).  Citing a study that I couldn’t find on the internet, cityLAB believes that if they can get that region of the Burgh to…

Delicious, Morgan Freeman Victims of Twitter

Twitter has had a bunch of headlines the last couple days for the fiasco with Morgan Freeman.  For those that don’t follow tech news quite as religiously as I do, here’s what happened.  A twitter user with a decent following made the following post, “RT @CNN: Breaking News: actor Morgan…

Sauerkraut Sunday: Weird Al Hates Sauerkraut

Awww – Big bowl of sauerkraut Every single morning It was driving me crazy Now on to the real purpose of Sauerkraut Sundays… As I go through the week, I use Twitter to send out little updates and links.  I realize that I do this quite a bit and that not all…

Are Clicker and Facebook together a Netflix Competitor?

When I saw today that Clicker and Facebook are partnering it got me thinking about the future of television and in-home movies.  This is a crowded market including companies like Hulu, Netflix, Boxee, Google and many more.  While it’s far to early to reliably pick a winner, this is not…

How Can Portland VCs? Pittsburgh?

TechCrunch has been running a series on their TV “network” called “Ask a VC”.  There have been some interesting discussions, but I think the most interesting one to date for our purposes was David Hornik.  Hornik has had quite a bit of success in silicon valley, but he was asked…