Category Archives: Random Essays

Pingster 1.3 Released for iPhone

In the past couple days i’ve had opportunities to use Pingster in ways that made it clear that it’s really not like other apps, and it can be enormously useful. I was in San Francisco, North Beach, and was planning … Continue reading

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Mood Swings and Innovation

Yesterday was weird. It began by hearing that Glympse closed on $7.5M in a B round of financing. Glympse has been around for a couple years, still pushing their version of location-sharing, and recently hit 1M users. Regardless of what … Continue reading

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Velocity Ignite

Always wanted to try an Ignite session. Don’t know what that is? It’s a powerpoint presentation on any topic (usually held at a drinking party attached to a tech conference) with very formal rules — 20 slides that are set to … Continue reading

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Competition

It looks like Facebook is about to release some photo sharing features – and according to TechCrunch is going to step all over the millions invested in Color.com as well as Instagram and Path… so what’s to stop Facebook (or … Continue reading

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The CB Radio Rocked the ’70s. This is why:

I was a kid when CBs were hot. I was never sure how trucker culture rose so fast into the mainstream. But the device that empowered that culture was an open, anonymous, and mobile communicator. It was low-powered so, effectively, … Continue reading

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Pingster at TechCrunch DISRUPT NYC

Monday is going to be interesting. It begins with a redeye from San Jose to JFK… then a cab to Pier 94… and then right into a solid day of Pingster demonstrations. It’s the official debut of Pingster – on … Continue reading

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Ping Resolution Improved

We fixed a major bug in the server last night so you’ll all notice that the pings update cleaner and more steadily when you’re moving around – this makes it far easier to rendezvous with friends or know when they’re … Continue reading

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