28 4 / 2014

schlafnotes:

Since I joined RRE Ventures last fall, I’ve spent time researching mobile on-demand services that we are able to access with a push of a button. “On-demand mobile services” (ODMS) is a broad category so I believe it’s important to start with a definition. My friend Semil Shah defines ODMS as…

UBER ALL THE THINGS! Another quality post (& infographic) by schlafnotes highlights the ‘Uberification’ of the US Services Economy.

25 4 / 2014

work—bench:

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From the Bloomberg Enterprise Technology Summit

By Jonathan Lehr, Venture Director

April 25, 2014

Yesterday, Work-Bench was an event partner for Bloomberg’s annual Enterprise Technology Summit held in New York. It’s an extremely worthwhile, informative event with well moderated panels…

Great Bloomberg Enterprise Technology Summit recap from the fine folks at Work-Bench.

16 4 / 2014

(Source: bostonreview)

15 4 / 2014

joshbyard:

Google X Lab Files Patent for Contact Lens With Built-In Camera

Google has invented a new smart contact lens with an integrated camera. The camera would be very small and sit near the edge of the contact lens so that it doesn’t obscure your vision. By virtue of being part of the contact lens, the camera would naturally follow your gaze, allowing for a huge range of awesome applications, from the basis of a bionic eye system for blind and visually impaired people, through to early warning systems (the camera spots a hazard before your brain does), facial recognition, and superhuman powers (telescopic and infrared/night vision). 

(via Google invents smart contact lens with built-in camera: Superhuman Terminator-like vision here we come | ExtremeTech)

joshbyard:

Google X Lab Files Patent for Contact Lens With Built-In Camera

Google has invented a new smart contact lens with an integrated camera. The camera would be very small and sit near the edge of the contact lens so that it doesn’t obscure your vision. By virtue of being part of the contact lens, the camera would naturally follow your gaze, allowing for a huge range of awesome applications, from the basis of a bionic eye system for blind and visually impaired people, through to early warning systems (the camera spots a hazard before your brain does), facial recognition, and superhuman powers (telescopic and infrared/night vision). 

(via Google invents smart contact lens with built-in camera: Superhuman Terminator-like vision here we come | ExtremeTech)

15 4 / 2014

15 4 / 2014

25 3 / 2014

"Science works on the frontier between knowledge and ignorance. We’re not afraid to admit what we don’t know – there’s no shame in that. The only shame is to pretend that we have all the answers."

09 3 / 2014

09 3 / 2014

Another classic judegomila rundown.

judegomila:

Just in the same way that Google spiders the Internet (automatically crawling through millions of URLs), there are some spiders that have yet to be made that would crawl existing exciting datasets with the hope of producing some useful utility. Here is a list of spider types that I’ve come up,…

01 3 / 2014

25 2 / 2014

"i don’t pitch value add. i pitch empathy understanding and a human connection to the entrepreneur."

@fredwilson circa 2012

http://disq.us/8gv0ij

(via bsiscovick)

Love this.

24 2 / 2014

Product Hunt co-creator rrhoover on building community around a great product, authenticity, and respect: 

Last week someone asked me:

How do you build a community?

I paused. I hadn’t thought about it before. For the past three months, much of my time and focus has been on growing the Product Hunt community. I never considered myself a “community builder” but in retrospect, perhaps I am. At…

08 2 / 2014

judegomila:

Almost monthly, I’m seeing a new drone startup emerge with an exciting set of abstractions. The commercial drone market is becoming a huge area of innovation, investment and application. Cloud based software platforms for fleet management, automation, aerial imaging, APIs - you name it:…

30 1 / 2014

fermivc:

There are lots of cool charts thrown around the startup/VC world. One of the best is the “Disaggregation of Craiglist,” originally created by Andrew Parker in 2010 and updated by David Haber in 2012 (shown below):

USV has recently invested in a host of internet-enabled financial services,…

15 1 / 2014

kanyi:

Albert Wenger, investor at Union Square Ventures, wrote a piece about the technological ages of human history, and some characteristics of the modern age. This paragraph jumped out at me:

Much of what we believe to be true about society is informed by the more recent historical record. But…

Thoughtful, compelling post by Kanyi.