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Month: September 2013

I talked with KRON-4 TV about the iPhone 5S and 5C launch Friday. Here’s the video

I spent some time at the studios of KRON-4 TV here in San Francisco on Friday evening, chatting with Catherine Heenan about that day’s launch of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C and answering reader questions. Thanks to Gabe Slate for inviting me on!… Read the rest



Something seems to be amiss with our budget forecast.

budget forecast

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You can only put so many dents in the universe

This story, from last week, appeared earlier on VentureBeat and on LinkedIn Today, where it’s generated a ton of commentary. I also did a video on the topic with KRON-4 TV, embedded here.

You can only put so many dents in the universe.… Read the rest

The future of education: Tablets, or hands-on?

I read the Times story on Amplify, Rupert Murdoch’s 650-person startup aimed at reinventing education via tablet games, with mixed feelings.

On the one hand, as I wrote in a piece today on VentureBeat, this is exactly the vision — shared by One Laptop per Child — first outlined in Neal Stephenson’s “The Diamond Age.”… Read the rest

Egnyte founder Vineet Jain is driven to succeed — and share

Vineet Jain came to America with just $100 in his pocket — literally.

He laughs as he remembers arriving in the San Francisco airport in 1993.

“I had a single $100 bill, folded up in my shirt pocket,” he says.

Now, he’s running rapidly growing hybrid cloud company Egnyte — his second startup — and living the Silicon Valley dream.… Read the rest

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