Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
- This is not sustainable
- This is not intelligent
- This is not why I voted for Obama
Military spending has also affected investment in public assets and infrastructure. While investment in military infrastructure grew, investment in other, non-military, public infrastructure did not grow at the same rate.
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Monday, June 20, 2011
Date: Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 10:39 AM
Subject: D9 Schwag Bag - Pogoplug Video Recall
To: Jason Calacanis
Dear D9 Attendee:
When you received your schwag bag at D9, it included one of my newly introduced products: Pogoplug Video. As the CEO and founder of the company that makes Pogoplug, I wanted to reach out personally to let you know that we've issued a voluntary recall of this product worldwide. There have been reports of overheating from two customers, so I have decided to remove the product from the market immediately. If you have activated your device, please safely eject your hard drives and unplug the unit as soon as possible.
I remain extremely excited about the opportunity to have you experience Pogoplug and your own personal storage cloud. If you'll allow me, I'd like to send you a replacement from our flagship Pogoplug product line. Our other devices are manufactured with different components and pose none of the safety issues affecting Pogoplug Video. If you're interested, please send an email to D9@cloudengines.com and we'll get a unit out to you quickly.
If you have any questions or would like to talk with me directly, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Very best regards,
ADDITIONAL POGOPLUG VIDEO RECALL INFORMATION
Sunday, June 19, 2011
I'm getting obsessed with the quantified self. I'm using myzeo for this sleep data, wiithings scale for weight, fitbit for general activity and runkeeper for specific activities.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
kickstarter's amazing story...
0:00-1:00 Welcome and introduction of guest, Yancey Strickler.
1:00-2:00 Thank you to Belgrave Trust for the studio and to Squarespace for sponsoring the show. (Remember to thank @squarespace!)
2:00-4:00 How did Kickstarter get its start?
10:00-12:00 What was the size of a project in the early days?
12:00-14:00 Would this idea have worked prior to social media?
15:00-19:00 So the middle man lost out on one of the most amazing products that could have been in the Apple store?
19:00-20:00 Who are the imitators that are doing this in Europe and giving equity?
20:00-21:00 How did the team over at USV come to invest?
21:00-22:00 How does Kickstarter make money?
22:00-23:00 Is that something unique to Amazon's payment system?
23:00-24:30 $60 million has been pledged so far and how many projects?
25:30-26:30 How do you keep fraud or failure out of the system?
26:30-27:00 So people can say, I didn't like the result, I'm charging back?
27:00-28:30 Why is the quality of projects on Kickstarter so high?
28:30-29:00 Do people go to Kickstarter looking for a project to fund or do they go because someone emailed them?
29:00-30:00 GoToMeeting ad. Remember to thank @gotomeeting!
30:00-31:30 Ok, back to it: Do people go to Kickstarter looking for a project to fund or do they go because someone emailed them?
31:30-32:30 How is this impacting different industries? Where are you having the biggest impact?
32:30-33:30 How many projects do you think you'll have at Sundance next year?
33:30-34:00 So under-serviced demographics are getting the most traction?
34:00-35:15 Is there something fundamentally changing about culture consumption?
35:15-37:00 In a way it's a triumph over the lowest common denominator of the arts?
37:00-37:45 So now the legends are coming?
37:45-41:00 As a first time entrepreneur, what's been the hardest part?
41:00-42:30 A year ago how much were you doing per week?
43:00-44:30 Will it go down to the mom and pop level? You're not snobs about the project?
44:30-45:45 Do you have any advice for people to get their project approved and get it on the front page?
45:45-46:15 This has been an amazing interview and I cannot stop thinking about Kickstarter.
46:15-47:00 Thank you to our sponsors GoToMeeting and Squarespace, and to our TWiST List Executive Producers for joining me in the studio.
47:00-47:15 Remember to tune in Friday at 7pm PT for the special TWISTEES 2nd anniversary show. If you're in the LA area, come join us in the studio: http://twist-2.eventbrite.com Special Thanks to the members of the TWiST List Producer Program!Executive Producers
Louis-Eric Simard, Benjamin Gifford, Jacek Artymiak, Octavian Mihai, Will Paoletto, Geoffrey Clapp, Eien Hyett, Jeff Hoffer, Kyle Lonzo, Austin Miller, Rashaun Sourles, Robb Kunz, Greg Berry, Sean Lynch, Mary Ann Halford, Jim Joyce, Morgan Howard, Margaret Johns, Kyle M. Brown, Paul Cole, Nick Duncan Producers
Eli Coler, Ted Inoue, Radek Rybicki, Hunter Owens, Christian Owens, Ben Altieri, Casey Wach, Cam Collins, Ildar Khakimov, Matti Hallanoro, Rodrigo Dauster, Rodrigo Fuentes, Anthony Ortenzi, Daniel de la Cruz, Michael Hofmann Associate ProducersBrad Pineau, Kat Ganesan, Nicholas Christian, Mau Frontier, Kyle Braatz, Serena Ehrlich, Nathan Hangen, Lauri Hahne, JD, Trudy Baidoo, Ian Gerstel, Julian Hearn, Alex Lotoczko, James Kennedy, Benoit Curdy, Asher Nevins, Mike Kaltschnee, Paul Higgins, Patrick Altman, Turki Fahad Supporters
Ryan Hoover, Michael Cranston, Josiah Thomas, João Fernandes, Petrus Theron, Michael Wild, Adrian Grant, Dale Emmons, Kieran McGrady, Tim de Jardine, Alejandro Vasquez, C. Dain Miller, Joshua Opatz, Milan Babuskov, Chris Rowe, Nelson Melo, James Dawson, Toddy Mladenov, Daniel Torres, Chris Mackehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aztYd1c9LxU&feature=player_embedded