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GNC-2011-12-26 #732 GoDaddy CEO Interview

Posted by geeknews at 12:40 AM on December 27, 2011

I share with you at the end of today’s show the interview I had on Friday with GoDaddy’s CEO after they reversed their SOPA stance. The info is a bit different than what is being portrayed on other site. Our CES coverage will be ramping up now and I hope that you will contribute to our support staff fund.. Your help is needed.

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Diversity in Silicon Valley

Posted by KL Tech Muse at 2:59 PM on October 29, 2011

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c2/San_Jose%2C_California%2C_USA.jpg/275px-San_Jose%2C_California%2C_USA.jpgDoes Silicon Valley have a diversity problem. That question is raging today on Twitter and Google Plus after the screening of the show Black in America 4 produced for CNN by Soledad O’Brien which will air in a couple of weeks. One of the participants  in the show was Michel Arrington, who said “I don’t know a single black entrepreneur”. He then went on to say he thought that Silicon Valley was a meritocracy and that the best rise to the top no matter their race, sex or creed. This is when the fireworks started. Many called him out on the idea that Silicon valley is colored blind and a pure meritocracy. It is true that the customer doesn’t care who is behind a piece of technology as long as it works, however the business side of Silicon Valley is a different story.

Silicon Valley is no different then the rest of society. The problem is not out-and-out racism, the problem is one of familiarity. As Hank Williams an African-American entrepreneur pointed out people tend to gravitate toward those who are like them. Investors and most mentors in Silicon Valley are white and male and they tend to naturally gravitate toward young, white male entrepreneurs. In other words the investors finds those who fit a pattern that they are looking for. It often happens without any thought or intention behind it. Often groups like NewMe Accelerator which focus on helping black tech entrepreneurs, have trouble even getting mentors or investors to take a look at them. Hank Williams said Techcrunch barely looked at NewMe Accelerator at the last tech meet up. That when they finally did  the Techcrunch report was mostly about the group itself and not about the individual tech companies that were working within it.

If this discussion highlights one thing it is that if you are white and male you need to tread lightly when the conversation about diversity comes up. It doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t talk about it, but expect a reaction especially if you make sweeping statements like Michael Arrington did.

TMS #25 Felony for Streaming Video

Posted by geeknews at 9:59 PM on June 18, 2011

The Morning Tech Show Video This weeks Morning Tech Show has Dr. Bill from DrBill.tv and Norbert Davis from Totally Cool Tech. We talk Time Warner Bandwidth caps along with Congress making it a felony to stream media.

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TMS-2011-02-26 #16 What were they Thinking!

Posted by geeknews at 12:01 AM on March 27, 2011

Tech discussions with guests Michael Dell of Geek of the North and Henrik de Gyor of AnotherdamPodcast. We cover the latest trends and topics in tech this past week. Have a topic you would like my guest and I to cover next weekend email me at geeknews@gmail.com

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TMS-2011-03-05 #14 Murphy’s Law Strikes Again!

Posted by geeknews at 4:28 PM on March 6, 2011

Guest Adrian Bacon from Quicksurf.com joins me in what turned out to be not such and early show, after we got hammered with technical difficulties. Thanks to Adrian for being a great sport and coming in a bit later to do the show. We go through some hot topics of the week.

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TMS-2011-02-26 #13 Week in Tech

Posted by geeknews at 12:18 AM on February 27, 2011

Guest Rob Greenlee from Zune, and Andy McCaskey from SDRNews.com join Todd to talk about all the hot stories in the Tech space. We also take some time to talk about Space initiatives and if America is going to loose it’s edge with the retiring of the Space Shuttle. We cover a lot of ground during this show.

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24 Hour Podcast Tentative Schedule

Posted by geeknews at 6:43 PM on December 11, 2010

The 24hr Podcast kicks off on Saturday December 18th an 11am EST. We have a great line up for you in 2010. This should prove to be an educational event for new media creators. We will have lots of entertainment and some special events during the 24hr show. Check out the full details below. The 24hr Podcast is a interactive event. We hope that you will choose to participate in the chat and by calling in to the TalkShoe line to add your commentary more details to follow.

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Tech Serendipity

Posted by tomwiles at 8:07 PM on October 19, 2010

Sometimes things no one ever thought of simply seem to come together. Services and devices end up being used to do things the individual inventors and designers couldn’t have imagined.

For some time now, I’ve been thinking about attaching one of the new Mac Minis to one of my TV’s and utilizing it as a home theater PC as well as an over-the-air DVR to record high definition digital broadcasts from the local TV stations. A late Sunday afternoon trip to my local Best Buy and a Mac Mini was mine.

I sat the Mac Mini up with Eye TV and a USB HD tuner attached to my outdoor antenna. Depending on how I have the antenna rotated, I can receive upwards of 17 or more HD and digital broadcast channels. Of course, keep in mind that the Mini is on my home network, so I’ve got complete remote access in a number of different ways.

The Eye TV 3.4.1 software has easy iPhone/iPod/iPad/Apple TV file conversion, so I’m easily able to convert the files to the format of my choice.

A thought popped into my head. What if I converted the files to the iPhone format and put them into my Dropbox? I also have the Dropbox app for Android installed on my Sprint HTC Evo phone. Since I have an 8 gigabyte SD card installed with the possibility of going all the way up to a 32 gigabyte card if I wish, could I synch the exported iPhone files from my Dropbox on the computer to Dropbox on my phone?

To my surprise, I don’t even have to synch the exported iPhone videos to my phone – once they are synched to the Dropbox server, all I have to do is open the file from Dropbox on my phone and the file immediately starts streaming. If I’ve got a decent 3G Sprint cell signal, the video plays perfectly without a glitch.

So, I’m taking multiple different technologies, and using them in a way no single inventor or designer ever envisioned. I can record local TV programming from home, export it as an iPhone format file into my Dropbox folder, and stream the files to my phone. Pretty phenomenal stuff if you ask me.

For sure, there are other ways to accomplish the same end result, particularly if one has adequate bandwidth. For situations where bandwidth is limited and more variable, this solution works surprisingly well.

Tech Companies To Spend $10M In Blog, Podcast and RSS Ads

Posted by geeknews at 5:04 PM on April 12, 2006

Well this is really good news and given that the Tech Podcast Network represents a very large segment of the most popular Tech Podcast, all creating G rated content this whole space could get crazy here real fast. If you are a Tech company and want to get in the podcast advertising space Podcast Connect can get you into the tech space today, the Tech Podcast network has been doing ad campaigns longer than any other podcasting group. [publications.mediapost.com]

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