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The Different Kinds of Companies in the World

The other day over lunch a friend and I were discussing technology companies and we came to, what I thought, was an interesting conclusion; all the tech companies in the world can be broken down in to four categories.  Knowing which category your company fits in helps inform funding and…

Why the Technology Gap Matters to YOU

<soap box> I am pulling out my soap box to address one of the public policies related to technology, the gap between the computer literate, the not-so-much and the not-at-all.  I’m addressing it right now for two reasons.  First, there have been a number of stories in the news that…

I’ve Got a Hunch That the Implications Go Beyond Fun

Note:  Hunch (featured in this blog post) is the project of Chris Dixon, who also writes a fantastic blog, that I follow daily.  I’ve included a link on the left that allows you to discuss this blog.  If you haven’t already tried Hunch, you might start with “What Blog Should…

The Power of the Burghosphere n’at

I promised yesterday a post on technology companies in Pittsburgh, but I feel the need to cover the news around the burghosphere and twitsburgh (that’s new, you can use it). The three fairly awesome young ladies in the picture above are Virginia Montanez (the artist formerly known as PittGirl) and…

On Virtual Economies

On Saturday, I spoke briefly about a philosophical realization that comes from how much people get involved in the virtual worlds of Massively Multiplayer Online Games.  However, that was Saturday and I was feeling philosophical.  Today’s Monday and I’m back to being a businessman.  I noticed last week that someone…

Google Takes on Phones, Part 3: The "Ma Bell" of the Next Generation of Communication

This is Part Three of a three part post (Part 1: The Apple and the Android, Part 2: On the Carrier and the Google Phone). Google is doing something really exciting in the world of phones.  Something that may very well change the way you buy phones and service contracts in…

On 311, YinzCam and CitySourced

The subtitle of this post would have to be: Is going local going to cost the city of Pittsburgh? One of the highlights so far of TechCrunch 50 (one of the leading conferences on technology start-ups) is a company call CitySourced. CitySourced has posted the admin demo for their product…

Me, You, Cousin Bill and the Treasure Chest

Here’s an editorial that no politician will write, but I’ve been thinking about it and promising it for weeks. So here you go, my liberal ass is going to give you a reason to love campaign finance and the fact that politics is now run by money. First, background information……