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Technology

Ghostery – Great Application to Show You Who is Watching You on the Web

I’ve recently installed Ghostery on my PCs and am fascinated by the information that I’m getting as I’m cruising around the web, or even visiting my own website.  In short, it alerts you about the web bugs, ad networks and widgets on pages that are tracking you.  Seems to work better than any of my…

How Does One Get a Bathroom Break During Avatar?

I mentioned to some friends today that I’m going to see Avatar this weekend, but was worried if I could make it through the show without taking a bathroom break. No worry, they said, just get the iPhone app RunPee.  Here’s how it works: you’re watching a movie and need to take a break, but…

Senator Dodd – Making it harder for small businesses to get funded

Several of my Seattle friends pointed out that Senator Dodd has proposed changes to the regulations that govern angel and VC investments. Every time a VC or angel investor participates in a venture financing, there is a Reg D statement that is filled.  Currently, it’s a federal file that you file with the feds and…

Oblong on Bloomberg Innovators

Bloomberg TV is running a show called Bloomberg Innovators.  One of our portfolio companies – Oblong – is the focus of the first episode that airs this Friday (10/30) on Bloomberg TV at 9pm and 11pm ET.  Unfortunately, I became part of the show and had a bad hair day.  I’m speaking in front of…

An Open Letter to Mr. Obama on Innovation Policy

Dear Mr. President, I feel compelled to write you a letter to express my thoughts and frustrations regarding innovation policy in our country.  While I have modest expectations that you’ll actually read this, perhaps someone in your inner circle will and represent my thoughts. First of all, I hope that you realize how very fortunate…

I Like Offensive Puppets

I like offensive puppets.  I think Team America World Police is one of the funniest movies that I’ve ever seen.  As an aside, the fact that the original cut of the movie got a NC-17 rating is simply awesome.  Today, however, I ran across two more offensive puppets (but not anywhere nearly as offensive as…

The Machine That Goes Bing

On the news that Bing is overtaking Yahoo! for position in search rankings, I’ve decided to spend the next month going "bing."  Call me a bandwagon fool.  I’m only going to use Bing for search and see what happens.  I’ll let y’all know…  I’m sure that my partner Ryan McIntyre won’t do the same as…

Quick Review of iPhone 3.0 and the 3Gs

Day number three of the next generation of the iPhone and here are the highs and lows: Highs: 1. Speed.  Yep, it’s definitely zippier.  I wouldn’t call it screaming fast, but certainly some annoyances of waiting between applications to open have been alleviated; 2. Search.  The whole phone search feature is really nice.  Searching calendar,…