stories by J. O'Dell
[vimeo 45562363 w=640 h=360] Swrve, a product for A/B testing for web and mobile apps, pretty much lives at the corner of pretty design and profitable apps.
[vimeo 45558939 w=640 h=360] Every incubator has a formula, and most of those formulas involve throwing “spaghetti” of some kind against the proverbial wall to find out what will stick.
[vimeo 45284224 w=640 h=360] It’s been a big news week for us, but not because of tech leaders. Rather, it’s the science community that’s been keeping us on our toes lately.
This is Singularity University. Based at NASA and with founding members including the founders of Google, its annual Graduate Studies Program is “A 10-week interdisciplinary program for top students and entrepreneurial leaders worldwide, aimed at solving some of our most pressing challenges.” From over 3150 applicants, 80 students were selected for this summer’s program, representing 36 different countries across the world. Over 60% have graduate degrees, 40% are women (an impressively high statistic for entrepreneurial programs in Silicon Valley), and many are successful entrepreneurs, investors, authors and inventors.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doaz9EGpm04&w=560&h=420] An aspiring hardware hacker at Twilio has used his company’s own telephony APIs as well as Node.js and Arduino to build the charming robot you see in the clip above.
[vimeo 44945363 w=640 h=360] There was a time when summer was slow. News would lull. Folks would go on vacation.
[vimeo 44916174 w=640 h=360] We had some time to unbox and set up our Nexus Q from Google I/O, and the results were what they were.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2snRPbhsF0&w=560&h=315] Dr. DJ Patil (not actually a DJ) is the data scientist in residence at Greylock Partners, the renowned Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and in a talk at LeWeb London, he unleashes a mighty nerdgasm all about the power of big data.