• Polish 3D printer company Zortrax lied about contract with Dell

    Polish 3D printer company Zortrax lied about contract with Dell

    Two years ago when the international 3D printing industry was still a much-contended space a small Polish company called Zortrax made waves – and raised capital – on the news that it had signed a contract with Dell for 5,000 3D printers. I reported the news in 2014 and researched the implications more deeply later that year and found little that might concern an investor or fan… Read More

  • Pokémon Go crosses $200M in global revenue one month into launch

    Pokémon Go crosses $200M in global revenue one month into launch

    While bugs and feature complaints are still causing a decent amount of negativity among users, Pokémon Go continues its upward trajectory in terms of overall revenue. App analytics platform Sensor Tower reveals that the game now have over $200 million in net revenue from players based on their estimates. The spending frenzy in Go compares favorably to in-game revenue generated by other… Read More

  • Autopilot in Tesla Model X helps driver get safely to a hospital

    Autopilot in Tesla Model X helps driver get safely to a hospital

    A Missouri man might not have made it safely to the hospital without the aid of his Tesla Model X’s self-driving features (via Slate). Joshua Neally, the 37-year old Model X owner, was on the way home from his law firm after work when he was struck by a pulmonary embolism. Neally allowed the Autopilot system to take over for 20 miles of highway driving, which brought the vehicle and… Read More

  • Are coding bootcamps only for the rich? Crunch Network

    Are coding bootcamps only for the rich?

    One of the criticisms levelled against bootcamps is they don’t attract low-income students. The evidence seems to support this. According to bootcamp industry-watcher Course Report, 79 percent of bootcamp students have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher before enrolling. Course Report also found the average pre-bootcamp salary to be $46,600, putting bootcamp students squarely in the… Read More

  • Skully officially admits it’s over

    Skully officially admits it’s over

    It took more than a week for remaining Skully execs to admit to themselves it was time to shut down. But late last night the company finally sent customers an email, which was obtained by TechCrunch, telling them it has officially closed its doors. The startup’s troubles have been brewing for several months but came to a head two weeks ago when Skully’s board forced… Read More

  • Mindshow turns you into a VR actor in your own production

    Mindshow turns you into a VR actor in your own production

    For all of the talk there is about content being the one thing that’s really missing in VR, it’s pretty difficult for consumers to dive into VR and make anything. Visionary VR is aiming to change that with their new product called Mindshow, which gives run-of-the-mill VR users the ability to dive into the medium and create a narrative from the perspective of the characters… Read More

  • Demystifying the booming mobile advertising market Crunch Network

    Demystifying the booming mobile advertising market

    We’re on the verge of another digital revolution. I’ve seen it before, when I was at DoubleClick in 1997, and I’m seeing it now as mobile begins to take over the hearts and minds of marketers, advertisers and corporations. Read More

  • Neon Fever Dream is a gripping thriller set at Burning Man Crunch Network

    Neon Fever Dream is a gripping thriller set at Burning Man

    Below is an excerpt from
    Neon Fever Dream by Eliot Peper. Neon Fever Dream is about a dark secret hidden in the swirling dust and exultant revelry of Burning Man. It’s a fast-paced thriller with a diverse cast that weaves together everything from the ripple effects of the Sri Lankan civil war to the impacts of new technology on international organized crime. I chose this excerpt because… Read More

  • Reminder: We’re meeting in Columbus on Wednesday

    Reminder: We’re meeting in Columbus on Wednesday

    I’ll be in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday, August 10, to hold a night of pitches and open mic shenanigans so bring your guitar and pitch deck. The event will be at O’Toole’s 4796 W Broad St, right off I-270. We’ll start at 7 p.m. sharp with pitches, so get there after work. And at 8 p.m. we’ll have an open stage with live music – I’m going to play with… Read More

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