Month: February 2012

  • Infographic: Happy Leap Day!

    Infographic: Happy Leap Day!

    Happy leap day!

  • Late Afternoon, Cincinnati

  • Delta + Amazon = Free In-Flight Shopping and Zero Productivity

    Delta + Amazon = Free In-Flight Shopping and Zero Productivity

    Great, now I’m going to come off my next Delta flight both behind on work AND broke. Luckily I won’t pay for shipping thanks to my Amazon Prime Account. Delta and Gogo Wireless will now offer free access to Amazon Shopping while in the air. From the press release: ATLANTA, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —…

  • Statistics: How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did

    Statistics: How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did

    Great article about the power of shopper data and statistics for creepily optimizing shopping experiences. This is by I always use the universal club card number (local area code) 867-5309. Try it – there’s almost always a frequent shopper card registered with that number, so you can still get discounts without letting them track your…

  • Explainer: Mom This is How Twitter Works

    Explainer: Mom This is How Twitter Works

    Hah, this is great. Next time your luddite mother asks your in confusion what all this “twittering” is about, just send her over to this site. Jessica Hische lays it out nice and clear. Jessica’s Conclusion: Twitter is awesome, but while it seems like a relatively simple service, it is quite nuanced. I hope this…

  • Protected: Moving Out

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  • Email Overload! My Year in Emails According to ToutApp

    Email Overload! My Year in Emails According to ToutApp

    At the end of last year, startup ToutApp released an online tool that analyzes my entire gmail account and provides an interesting statistical breakdown of email trends. A few excerpts from the report: ToutApp also makes a nice business networking iPhone app, which simplifies the network/instant followup workflow when meeting people. A competitor to Bump?…

  • Exploring Amsterdam

    After relaxing with my siblings in Paris, I decided to take a week to explore Amsterdam. Photos on Flickr Video on YouTube A few notes:

  • Relaxing in Paris

    Recently I traveled to Paris, France to spend time with my siblings, and hang out in the city.  My brother Jason has just moved to Paris, and Jill and I thought we’d go see his new place and explore. Overal we had a great trip! Photos on Flickr Video on YouTube Highlights included: Venturing into…

  • Frozen Tide in Amsterdam

    Frozen Tide in Amsterdam

    As the waves come to shore, they freeze, and leave a large area of frozen chards. Beautiful biking north of Amsterdam.

  • Biking to Marken

    On my way to Marken, a small island just north of Amsterdam, The Netherlands See this image in my Flickr Photostream.

  • Train Station, Amsterdam

    Another panorama made with Autostitch on iOS.

  • Noorderpark, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Noorderpark, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Taken in Noorderpark as I biked north to the farmland.. and originally posted on Instagram.

  • Apartment in Amsterdam

    My own apartment in Amsterdam for $50/night, found on AirBnB? Yes please, thank you. Just arrived in Amsterdam. Haven’t slept at all lately, but excited to explore! See this image in my Flickr Photostream.

  • Mona Lisa Overdrive

    She’s moved since last time i saw her… See this image in my Flickr Photostream.

  • Jacob Sutton’s LED Surfer

    Quick video today from friends over at NOWNESS. Jacob Sutton’s L.E.D. Surfer on Nowness.com. From Nowness: Fashion photographer and filmmaker Jacob Sutton swaps the studio for the slopes of Tignes in the Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France, with a luminous after hours short starring Artec pro snowboarder William Hughes. The electrifying film sees Hughes light…

  • La Defense Wasteland

    A glimpse into the future as I explored the 4D Hypercube arch at La Defense in Paris, France..

  • SFO-JFK-CDG

    Another 2 days of travel. After a very productive week of meetings and exploration in San Francisco, I’m off to Paris to see my brother’s new place, and to explore about the European mobile and interactive landscape. After working the interactive market in NYC for some years, I’m excited for a breath of fresh air…

  • Inside Social Apps 2012: Monetizing Social Games on Facebook: Today and Tomorrow

    Inside Social Apps 2012: Monetizing Social Games on Facebook: Today and Tomorrow

    Monetizing Social Games on Facebook: Today and Tomorrow Terry Angelos, Co-Founder and CPO, TrialPay Will Harbin, CEO, KIXEYE Lisa Marino, CEO, RockYou Rony Xu, CPO, Happy Elements With the requirement that Facebook Credits become the exclusive premium virtual currency in social games on Facebook starting last July, there was much debate in the developer community…

  • Inside Social Apps 2012: The Facebook Platform Roadmap

    Inside Social Apps 2012: The Facebook Platform Roadmap

    The Facebook Platform Roadmap in 2012 Carl Sjogreen, Director, Product Management, Facebook Key Quote: “Facebook wants Open Graph to be a simple process for developers, so that the focus can be put on developing great apps.” Three major areas we’re working on this year – Open Graph, Mobile, Games Open Graph. Plays to two audiences. People…

  • Inside Social Apps 2012: Trends in Social Game Product Development

    Inside Social Apps 2012: Trends in Social Game Product Development

    Brief notes from sitting in on the “Trends in Social Game Product Development” panel at Inside Social Apps conference in San Francisco, CA. Trends in Social Game Product Development Brenda Garno Brathwaite, COO & Game Designer, Loot Drop, Inc. Bill Jackson, Creative Director, CastleVille, Zynga Dallas Sebastian Knutsson, Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder, King.com Mike…

  • Painted Ladies, San Francisco

    Painted Ladies on Steiner Street in San Francisco, California. See this image in my Flickr Photostream.

  • Conferencing in San Francisco

    Conferencing in San Francisco

    For the next few weeks I’ll be living and working in San Francisco. Already, here are a few new things I’ve been introduced to: iOS App “Highlight” – Location based social app. Uses background location to correlate who else you’re physically near at a given moment, and provides a very basic interface with which to…