There are plenty of twitter threads and articles describing the challenges of online teaching. They all look different after some eye-opening conversations with my daughter about how undergraduates are experiencing life during the pandemic. Continue reading
Nice profile in Comstock’s Magazine of local startup and BigBang winner Japa and its founder Mathew Magno. It’s not the first parking app (hence the name, Just Another Parking App), but a good lesson for anyone getting started that the key isn’t revolutionary tech. More important is a vision of the ultimate network and the drive to start building it.
“Smart cities are coming, from smart streetlights to citywide wifi to smart trash cans,” Magno says. “We already have smart parking meters where you can pay through an app. With Japa, we can take any third-party data, put it into one app and have the whole bird’s eye view of the transportation industry in a futuristic way.”
So far, Japa has sensors installed at UC Berkeley and in Walnut Creek (and soon at the UC Davis Med Center).
In a good sign that social media is pursuing more effective ways to stop nefarious misuse of their platforms, Twitter decided to open-source their efforts at stopping foreign operatives from manipulating “public” discourse. Continue reading
Innovations find their own path of least resistance, often response to others. Global espionage is no different. Continue reading
Are policy makers trying to stop the future of food? Or are they simply asking the new ultra-hyped, venture-backed food companies to earn their seat at the table? Continue reading
This relationship between the core business strategy and its innovation portfolio is tricky. But maybe not as tricky as companies make it. Continue reading