Month: August 2011

Moving and Shaking in the Pittsburgh Startup Community

I’ve had a few technology tidbits that I can’t quite make full posts out of but I’ve been meaning to share here.  So,his morning you’re going to get them in one beautiful little omelet, enjoy: I posted about Sean Ammirati’s Innovation Happens project a few days back.  Its a great…

Files in the Cloud

Fred Wilson wrote an interesting blog post last week entitled “There Will Be No Files in the Cloud” .  In it, he talks about the way that a service like Dropbox may become obsolete as the cloud gets rid of the need for actual files.  Replacing them with Google Docs…

Tomorrow’s News on Android and Motorola

As someone who follows all of this very closely, I wanted to take a post this morning and make a few points that it will take the media a few days to discover.  All of the stories today will talk about how Google believes it can’t compete with Apple unless…

Sauerkraut Sunday: The Masked Man Edition

While I was out for my run today I got this fun shot of a Gotham PD car and Gotham cab on a trailer on Fourth Avenue.  I thought, “I really want to use the picture in my Sauerkraut Sunday post.”  The only problem, what could possibly be the link…

An Interesting New Vehicle for Tech Investors

I’m not bullish on the stock market right now, not at all.  In fact, I’ve started looking long and hard at a number of different options for investing.  From startups to real estate, I just think there is more stable opportunity to be had outside the stock market right now. …

Creator/Consumer Ratio and Innovation

Fifty years ago, the ratio was a million to one. For every person on the news or on primetime, there were a million viewers. The explosion of magazines brought the ratio to 100,000:1. If you wrote for a major magazine, you were going to impact a lot of people. Most…

Getting up to Speed in the Morning

95% of the time I wake up in the morning charged up and ready to take on the world.  It’s an important part of who I am.  Not every day starts that way though.  Sometimes I’m tired and frustrated and don’t feel like doing anything at all. I’ve discovered two…

Sauerkraut Sunday: Good Fermentation Takes Time Edition

Good Sauerkraut can take as long as 6 months to ferment.  Take it out too early and it’s not sour, take it out to late and it’ll make you sick.  Every batch is different too; how old was the kraut when you put it in?  How hot was it in…

Innovation Happens – One of Pittsburgh’s Lemonade Stands

Innovation Pittsburgh has come across my radar a few times this week for a meeting they held at Alphalab this week.  And since I just posted yesterday on the kind of stuff the Pittsburgh Tech Scene needs (and doesn’t) I figured it was worth bringing up here.  Innovation Happens hosts…

NYC and Startups Again – What the Burgh Can Learn

Pittsburgh’s (and Pennsylvania’s) leadership have taken a keen interest in getting the entrepreneurial part of the local tech sector rolling.  They deserve a lot of credit for some of the new companies that have sprung up around the city.  We’re not alone in this though, many other cities have become…