Nov 06

Web Summit

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Web Summit
November 4-6, 2014
Dublin, Ireland

“The flying car is technologically possible. Challenges are more political than technological.”
~ Peter Thiel, Founders Fund

“Europe is a slacker with low expectations.”
~ Peter Thiel, Founders Fund

“We think of AI in economic terms; will it take our jobs? But we need to look at it in political terms; will it be friendly?”
~ Peter Thiel, Founders Fund

“We should always change questions about what will happen in the future into questions of human agency.(what can we do now.)”
~ Peter Thiel, Founders Fund

“An entrepreneur should aim to be a creative monopoly. The trick is to be a Good Monopoly, not a Bad Monopoly”
~ Peter Thiel, Founders Fund

Visual Quote:
Peter Thiel - Web Summit 3
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“Twitter is a good company, but it will not take civilization to the next level! It is not Twitter’s fault. we all have to do more.”
~ Peter Thiel, Founders Fund

“We should be doing more to fight aging–denial and acceptance are holding us back.”
~ Peter Thiel, Founders Fund

“I always define technology as doing more with less.”
~ Peter Thiel, Founders Fund

“We got people who were uninterested in U2 to be mad at U2. I think that’s an improvement in the relationship.” (Bono on iTunes)
~ Bono, U2

“The music industry has been built on deceit. Tech now allows true transparency around audiences, clicks, how many plays, etc.”
~ Bono, U2

Conference Link: Web Summit

Nov 05

Visual Revolution Summit

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Visual Revolution Summit
November 5, 2014
New York, New York

“The new trend in content marketing will be empowering your fans to tell your story authentically.” (big takeaway)
~ as tweeted by Hawkins Intl PR

“The best brands live in the heart.” (and that’s what we strive for)
~ John Koller, Sony PlayStation

“People are the most powerful distribution channel in the world.”
Joe Fernandez, Klout

Visual Quote:
Ranvir Gujral - VRS
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“All TV will be streaming TV. Might seem impossible today, but 10 years from now it will be obvious.”
~ as tweeted by Chris Strom

“People don’t pin for self-expression. People pin for themselves—I wanna see: info, inspiration, planning for future.”
~ as tweeted by Maria Ogneva

“Google uses tech to index the content on the web. Pinterest uses people to index the content on the web.”
~ as tweeted by Chris Strom

Conference Link: Visual Revolution Summit

Oct 29

WSJD Live, part 2

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WSJD Live
October 27-29, 2014
Laguna Beach, California

“We’re passionate about switching from Reactive to Proactive.” 
~ Andrew Conrad, Google[x]  on Google solving big problems in life science community

“We think we have seen the [Internet] revolution? We haven’t seen it yet.”
~ Hans Vestberg, Ericsson

“Nano particles are the nexus between biology and engineering—we can tell them what we want them to do.”
~ Andrew Conrad, Google[x]

Imagine you want to explore Parisian culture, and you do it by flying a helicopter over Paris once a year—that is what doctors do now. What we are hoping to do is to send nano-particles to mingle with ‘the people’ (through the bloodstream)—and then call them back to one place, and ask them, ‘what did you see?'”
~ Andrew Conrad, Google[x]

Visual Quote:
Jeffrey Katzenberg - WSJD Live
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“Content and mobile devices will grow into spectacular media businesses.”
~ Jeffrey Katzenberg, DreamWorks Animation SKG

“Most of what a film-maker does is NARROW your field of view, to direct you to the subject. Immersiveness takes that away.”
~ James Cameron, Director, Writer and Producer

“In theory, large companies could do a lot more than small companies, and it’s a mystery to me why they don’t. Politics? Process?”
~ Peter Thiel, Mithril Capital Management

Conference Link: WSJD Live

Oct 28

Code/Mobile

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Code/Mobile
October 27-28, 2014
Half Moon Bay, California

“This is the golden age of experimentation with social tools.”
~ Ray Ozzie, Talko

“One of our best weapons is the ineptness of the industry.”
~ John Legere, T-Mobile

“Most major corporations are paranoid hierarchies.”
~ John Legere, T-Mobile

Visual Quote:
Greg Joswiak - CodeMobile 2
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“The macro trend here is finance is becoming a technology business.” (on innovation within payments and beyond)
~ Patrick Collison, Stripe

“How much time people spend on Instagram, anything that competes with that time is a competitor.”
~ Kevin Systrom, Instagram

“Everyone used to want to be famous, because it was hard to be famous… and now everyone wants to be private.”
~ Nico Sell, Wickr

Conference Link: Code/Mobile

Oct 28

WSJD Live, part 1

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WSJD Live
October 27-29, 2014
Laguna Beach, California

“Alibaba has made more money in the last 20 days than Amazon has made in the last 20 years.”
~ Jack Ma, Alibaba

“In 10 years, China will have two big problems. Health and mental health.” (things he wants to help with)
~ Jack Ma, Alibaba

“Only by solving social problems we can sustain our business.”
~ Jack Ma, Alibaba

“Alibaba is an ecosystem helping small business to grow.” (on what the e-commerce giant is)
~ Jack Ma, Alibaba

“The ‘Hong Kong Problem’ is about young people not having hope.”
~ Jack Ma, Alibaba

Visual Quote:
Jack Ma - WSJD Live
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“I think the Watch is profound.”
~ Tim Cook, Apple

“Mobile remakes the tech industry because it’s actually much bigger.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen-Horowitz

“Of the 7 Billion people on earth, ~400m have a US-middle-class lifestyle. To get the rest there, we need Tech.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen-Horowitz

“Bitcoin is to money what TCP/IP was to data.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen-Horowitz

“When a technology is fully adopted, it tends to disappear.” (Like railroads and steel and PCs.)
~ Benedict Evans, Andreessen-Horowitz

Conference Link: WSJD Live

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