Commission your own traffic and construction studies without ever leaving bed using SpaceKnow

 The number of things that can be done from the comfort of one’s own bed has increased in recent years — shopping, banking and now geospatial analytics. Ok, it doesn’t sound sexy but it might give you a leg up the next time your friend starts an arcane argument with you over whose neighborhood historically has more vehicles on the road. With SpaceKnow’s online… Read More


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Why do developers who could work anywhere flock to the world’s most expensive cities?

 Politicians and economists lament that certain alpha regions — SF, LA, NYC, Boston, Toronto, London, Paris — attract all the best jobs while becoming repellently expensive, reducing economic mobility and contributing to further bifurcation between haves and have-nots. But why don’t the best jobs move elsewhere? Of course many of them can’t. The average financier in NYC… Read More


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Discussing the limits of artificial intelligence

 It’s hard to visit a tech site these days without seeing a headline about deep learning for X, and that AI is on the verge of solving all our problems. Gary Marcus remains skeptical. Marcus, a best-selling author, entrepreneur, and professor of psychology at NYU, has spent decades studying how children learn and believes that throwing more data at problems won’t necessarily lead… Read More


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Let’s meet in Pittsburgh on April 11

 In preparation for Disrupt New York and our upcoming TC Sessions series on Robotics Matt Burns and I will be heading to Pittsburgh to talk to some startups. We could use some help. We’re aiming to be in Pittsburgh on April 11 and we need a spot and potentially a beer sponsor. We prefer neutral spots but we could be convinced if you have a cool meeting space at your accelerator or office.… Read More


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April Fools’ 2017: Here’s the best and worst of this year’s pranks (so far)

 April Fools’ Day falls on a Saturday this year. Seemingly worried that the internet goes away on weekends, a bunch of companies rolled out their April Fools’ jokes a few days early.
Some of them are really, really good. Some of them… are not.
Here’s our round-up of the ones worth a laugh, chuckle or, at the very least, a mildly amused puff of air through your… Read More


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Snapchat wins April Fools’ with its jab at Instagram

 We’ve got a whole roundup of 2017’s tech April Fools’ pranks, but this one from Snapchat deserves a little highlight all its own. Back in August of last year, Instagram copied Snapchat’s Stories feature. There’s no arguing it. Instagram’s CEO even says Snapchat deserves credit for “this format”. They didn’t even bother changing the name… Read More


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Gillmor Gang: Blank Check

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, March 31, 2017. Doc checks AdTech’s pulse, Google poisons search with Fake News, and Social stews over trust. Plus the latest G3 with Denise Howell, Halley Suitt Tucker, Elisa Camahort Page, Kristie Wells, and Tina Chase Gillmor. @stevegillmor @dsearls @fradice… Read More


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If it talks like a government and acts like a government, it must be a tech giant

 The ACLU reported last year that law enforcement teamed up with Geofeedia, a software company that uses social media data to track and monitor protesters. Many were outraged. Facebook and Twitter cut off Geofeedia’s access to their data. These new rules have far-reaching implications for companies whose business models revolve around utilizing social media data for close observations. Read More


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