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Archive for February, 2011

TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. They maintain a must visit website featuring inspired talks from leading thought leaders.   Local TED groups (designated by TEDx) organize and hold their own events following the spirit of TED’s mission.   This past weekend, I had the good fortune to attend TEDxBerkeley’s conference– Engaging the World,  at the UC Berkeley campus.

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Recently, I heard a presentation from Miami University Professors Peg Faimon and Glenn Platt about the details of the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies (AIMS) planned digital innovation campus to be opened in the San Francisco Bay Area.   As an alum of Miami University, a public university in Oxford, Ohio, working in the Bay Area, this is an exciting development and makes me ask the question if this is the model of digital innovation education at undergraduate programs across the US. (more…)

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Given double digit unemployment rates throughout the US and in the Bay Area where I live along with questions about the ability of the US to compete in a global marketplace, continuous learning and retraining at the workplace seems to be essential.   Relatedly, the challenge has been made by leading thinkers in the media and the government urging the US to find new ways to innovate.    Here are two recent tweets that illustrates this challenge and new reality from Bay Area entrepreneurs Dan Martell and Eric Ries and from President Obama during the State of the Union address. (more…)

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Mary Meeker, current Venture Capitalist at Kleiner Perkins and former banking analyst at Morgan Stanley, has built her reputation on visionary forward looking views of the Internet.    Here’s her latest gem focused on the Mobile Internet.    Read, contemplate, and digest. (more…)

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Super Bowl XLV just ended, the Green Bay Packers winning a thrilling battle with the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25.   Its estimated that 110 million TV viewers may have tuned into the game, breaking last year’s 2010 Super Bowl record of 106 million, which eclipsed the previous record from the 1983 finale of Mash.

Now, 110 million viewers is a big number–incredible scale, right?  Television, around for a long time, has to be more than the top web properties.  (more…)

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