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global_innovation
03
Mar
2014

Innovation & Immigration: The Lesson of WhatsApp

My partner Matt Fates and I have been traveling through Europe this past week as part of the fundraising process for our new fund. After a busy prior few weeks of domestic travel, I am eager to return home, but I do so with enhanced perspective.  While Putin intended the Sochi Olympics to dominate the news, his connection to events
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Connected Home
14
Jan
2014

What Nest Just Did for the Internet of Things

  This post is the first installment of a three-part series on the Internet of Things, along with Why the Internet of Things is also Industry 4.0 and Three Impediments to the Internet of Things. If you are like me, you might be wondering how large the “Internet of Things” could become, and whether it will get the press, hype
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android vs. apple
08
Aug
2013

The Battle for Mobile Operating System Supremacy

Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it… Given that Apple’s blockbuster introduction of the iPhone six years ago effectively created the smartphone market, it’s astonishing that Android today reigns supreme. Within the U.S., depending on which figures you wish to reference, Android has anywhere from an eight-to-twelve percent lead over Apple iOS. Just this week, IDC
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24
May
2012

ASCENT INDEX: CLOUD SECURITY (MAY 4 – MAY 18)

One of the most tweeted stories on the cloud so far in May has been a contributed piece on Mashable examining how cloud computing and Google products are changing a generation, namely students. It discussed how students as young as five and six are using tools such as Google Docs, and how demands from college students are driving universities to
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