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Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, and Conan Share A Lyft

Lyft is a ride-sharing app that enables users to find Lyft drivers near their location on-demand. The San Francisco-based startup launched in 2012 and, as of June 2013, has raised $83 million from Andreesson Herowitz, Founders Fund, Mayfield Fund, K9 Ventures and Floodgate. For the purposes of full-disclosure: I was recently hired by Lyft as a mentor in the State College, Pennsylvania market.   Continue reading Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, and Conan Share A Lyft

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Predictions for Internet TV and the future of Cable

A Netflix-red-hot topic on this blog and certainly in the tech world is the rise of Internet TV and the belief that it will some day replace cable TV as our chief source of home entertainment. In previous posts, I’ve covered My Cord-Cutting Experience; Netflix; Hulu Plus; Roku; and even my comprehensive Internet TV Guide. Now I’d like to offer a few predictions on the current status of these services and the future … Continue reading Predictions for Internet TV and the future of Cable

Tesla: All Our Patent Are Belong to You

Tesla added some geek art to its “patent wall” according to an @TeslaMotors Tweet on Thursday. The Tweet comes on the heels of an announcement by CEO, and real-life Iron Man, Elon Musk that Tesla would let other manufacturers infringe on its patents in an effort to accelerate innovation in the electric-car sector. The image is in reference to the intro screen of Zero Wing, which featured … Continue reading Tesla: All Our Patent Are Belong to You

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Apple confirms $3 billion acquisition of Beats

Apple today confirmed its long-rumored acquisition of Beats Music and Beats Electronics for a total of $3 billion, according to a Beats press release. It’s a three-pronged acquisition including the acqui-hire of Beats co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine; Beats subscription streaming service; and the Beats hardware. “Music is such an important part of all of our lives and holds a special place within our hearts at … Continue reading Apple confirms $3 billion acquisition of Beats

Twitter redesign closely resembles Facebook

Twitter started rolling out a redesign today, with larger cover photos and profile pictures, as well as new features and a more full-screen layout that closely resembles Facebook. Here’s a side-by-side comparison with our Facebook Page. New features include the ability to “Pin” a Tweet to the top of your Twitter Timeline, showcasing it for followers.  As well as a new, separate, Tweets & Replies tab. Continue reading Twitter redesign closely resembles Facebook