Oct 24

Washington Post Live: #techboomers

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Washington Post Live: #techboomers
October 24, 2014
San Francisco, California

“We (Boomers) were central to the creation of the thing (the internet) to begin with.”
~ John Perry Barlow, Electronic Frontier Foundation

“When you don’t have a head, it makes it much easier not to impose your will on others who seem to have a less important head than you.”
~ John Perry Barlow, Electronic Frontier Foundation, on the value of de-centralization

“Sin is what separates (quoting Nietzche). What connects is the opposite of that.” (on the promise of the internet)
~ John Perry Barlow, Electronic Frontier Foundation

“At its best, the internet remains a conversation, not content.”
~ John Perry Barlow, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Visual Quote:
JP Barlow - techboomers
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“Aging in place does not mean aging in concrete.”
~ David Albert, AliveCor

“It was like a big party going on (in their brain)” when doing MRI while people searched on Google.
~ Gary Small, UCLA

“Is there anything wrong with having a whole ‘dopamine day’, Dr?”
Mary Jordan, Washington Post to Dr. Gary Small

Conference Link: Washington Post Live: #techboomers

Oct 22

GigaOm Structure Connect, part 2

GOSC
GigaOm Structure Connect
October 21–22, 2014
San Francisco, CA

“It is really really early in the music environment—its like being an Alta Vista.”
~ John MacFarlane, Sonose

“All IoT devices connect sensor data to the cloud—that is what Drones do.”
~ Chris Anderson, 3D Robotics

“Now, it doesn’t take people to get sensors into the sky (which used to be dangerous.)”
~ Chris Anderson, 3D Robotics

“Delivering a book by drone is cute, but the real action (in use of drones) is in B to B.”
~ Amar Hanspal, Autodesk

Visual Quote:
Chris Anderson - GigaOm Structure
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“A farmer or a construction site doesn’t want a drone—they want an answer.”
~ Chris Anderson, 3D Robotics

“The FAA regulates the sky, so Berkeley can stop police from having drones, but not my kids.”
~ Chris Anderson, 3D Robotics

“Berkeley has an effort to create a ‘no-drone zone’ which is kind of ironic, since our headquarters is there.”
~ Chris Anderson, 3D Robotics

“Mark Zuckerberg’s mantra, move fast and break things, doesn’t really work for household appliances.”
~ Tom Krazit, Gigaom

Conference Link: GigaOm Structure Connect

Oct 22

GigaOm Structure Connect, part 1

GOSC
GigaOm Structure Connect
October 21–22, 2014
San Francisco, CA

“The problem we found with Beacon technologies, there is nothing we could find that would work at our scale.”
Alan Wizemann, Target

“Location technology is going to be powerful for brands to use… how, is still up in the air.”
Alan Wizemann, Target

“We think about brand as publisher in IOT, not just advertiser.”
~ Renny Gleeson, Wieden+Kennedy

“You can deliver brand value through connected objects, not just advertise value.”
~ Renny Gleeson, Wieden+Kennedy

“With mobile, the mistake we made was to take the monetization model we hated (banners) and squeeze it into a small space.”
~ Renny Gleeson, Wieden+Kennedy

Visual Quote:
Renny Gleeson - GigaOm Structure
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“Is it (your App or IOT program) credible, does it add value, does it add meaning?”
~ Renny Gleeson, Wieden+Kennedy

“What we are doing now, is getting a healthy running start, to make the jump into the mass market.”
~ LTibbets, IFTTT

“It’s more about buying a use case, rather than buying a device.”
~ Mike Harris, Zonoff

“There is no one killer app for everyone. There are lots of killer use cases for individuals.”
~ LTibbets, IFTTT

“Today there are 30-40 M paying music subscribers worldwide—a teeny number.”
~ John MacFarlane, Sonos

Conference Link: GigaOm Structure Connect

Oct 16

Dreamforce ’14, part 4

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Dreamforce ’14
October 13-16, 2014
San Francisco, California

“I believe tech is inherently inclusionary.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz

“You can just feel if a company is gaining or losing strength—Apple is continuing to gain strategic strength.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz

“Their ambitions (Larry Page, Elon Musk, Peter Theil) are just another step up from the rest of us.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz

“Want to be last to market not first. Want to be the ones that close the door on the market.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz

“We take better care of our smartphones then we do of ourselves.”
~ Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post

Visual Quote:
Arianna Huffington - Dreamforce
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“You cant (win) the future by being transactional and clearing your inbox. It will take sitting quietly in a room.”
~ Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post

“Multitasking does not exist—it is really task switching, and it is one of the most stressful things you can do.”
~ Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post

“Hyperconnectivity is the snake in the digital garden of Eden.”
~ Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post

“We don’t know most things—they are ahead of us to discover.”
~ Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post

Conference Link: Dreamforce ’14

Oct 16

Dreamforce ’14, part 3

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Dreamforce ’14
October 13-16, 2014
San Francisco, California

“We have good ideas, but our customers have better ideas.”
~ Marc Benioff, Salesforce

“There are more smart people outside your company, than within it. It’s the law of numbers. Be adaptive.”
~ Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn & Greylock

“There are 2 kinds of companies in the world—normal companies and tech companies. They are different.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz

“Normal companies do what they do. Tech companies are different—whatever they are doing will be obsolete in 5 years.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz

“There will more structural change in the tech industry over the next 5 years than there was in the last 20.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz

Visual Quote:
Alex Dayon - Dreamforce
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“We are encouraging care and responsibility and better awareness of risk… (but) we don’t think it’s a bubble.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz

“Apple Pay is innovative, but in a way that is very consistent with the status quo.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz

“We make 10 bets and we presume 5 will go to Zero—VC a slugging percentage business, not a batting average business.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz

“Obama admin has been unwilling to market Obamacare’s greatest strength—you can change jobs.” (which leads to sharing economy)
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz

“Obamacare helps people start companies and follow their dreams.” (because their health insurance goes with them)
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz

Conference Link: Dreamforce ’14

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