• Apartments are the hot new tech sector Crunch Network

    Apartments are the hot new tech sector

    Welcome to the land technology forgot. High-end leases negotiated and signed via fax. Millions of dollars in apartment inventory tracked on whiteboards with dry-erase markers. Client histories recorded in longhand in legal notebooks and stashed in manila folders. Multi-family real estate (i.e. apartment buildings) is one the fastest-growing sectors in the country right now. Read More

  • Unicorns along the Wasatch: Utah’s flourishing startup and enterprise scene Crunch Network

    Unicorns along the Wasatch: Utah’s flourishing startup and enterprise scene

    Silicon Valley has traditionally been the startup Garden of Eden, but it’s no longer the only game in town. Utah — specifically Salt Lake City and its ecosystem — has become a formidable breeding ground for startups, even developing its own unicorn herd. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Conventional Wisdom

    Gillmor Gang: Conventional Wisdom

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, May 27, 2016. Too much
    Trump, TV, Twitter, and Gang thinks apps have jumped the shark. Gillmor says no way.
    Plus, G3 with Mary Hodder, Elisa Camahort Page, Francine Hardaway, Tina Chase Gillmor. @stevegillmor, @dbfarber, @kevinmarks, @fradice, @kteare
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  • What UX designers can learn from 1990s Japanese video games Crunch Network

    What UX designers can learn from 1990s Japanese video games

    I’m writing this from a slightly saddened perspective, revisiting my favorite SNES RPGs and realizing something: I’ve been spoiled by modern UX design. The sentiment is pretty universal. Read More

  • ‘Gremlins’ and ‘Innerspace’ director Joe Dante sees the good and the bad in CGI

    ‘Gremlins’ and ‘Innerspace’ director Joe Dante sees the good and the bad in CGI

    Director Joe Dante made some of the best-loved films of the 1980s, including Gremlins and Explorers, so I was eager to ask him about how moviesĀ haveĀ evolved. This weekend, Dante will receive the very first Sierra Spirit Award at the Mammoth Lakes Film Festival. Shira Dubrovner, the festival’s executive director, said Dante was chosen for his persistently independent attitude —… Read More

  • Who’s afraid of the IoT? Crunch Network

    Who’s afraid of the IoT?

    It’s heeeere! The Internet of Things, I mean. I just spent several days at the Connected Conference in Paris, which focused on IoT hardware. They built a whole home full of connected devices, showcased the War for the WAN and underscored that the IoT is — as always — not quite what we imagined, and not quite what we hoped. Read More

  • Crunch Report | Try Amazon Alexa In A Web Browser

    Amazon Alexa can now be used in a web browser to test it out. Facebook starts selling offsite ads. Apple pay wants to expand into more countries in both Asia and Europe. Nick Denton from Gawker challenges Peter Thiel to a public debate and Twilio is looking to IPO soon. All this fun stuff on todays Crunch Report! Read More

  • The sweep of the Internet of Things, garbage cans and all Crunch Network

    The sweep of the Internet of Things, garbage cans and all

    Who could imagine being wowed by a garbage can? Not much floors us anymore in our age of technological whiz-bang, but I couldn’t stop thinking about the lowly garbage can. Embedded with smart sensors, it alerts city workers when it’s ready to be emptied, which slashes fuel costs and avoids unnecessary pickups. That may not sound so impressive, but when the dumbest of items… Read More

  • Musical.ly launches live.ly for live streaming

    Musical.ly is expanding beyond music videos with the launch of live.ly, its live stream platform. Users will be able to broadcast through the live.ly app, and the streams will be viewable on musical.ly. Launched last year, musical.ly is growing fast, with about 80 million young teens using it around the globe. The app makes it easy to create music videos by allowing users to dub over their… Read More

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