Showing posts from August, 2011

Gil Amelio Destroyer, Microsoft a Dark Horse, Ugh Groupon

Download MP3 Apple theories, Groupon vs everyone, Mozilla goes mobile api, Google maps the Amazon, and the show me state coming to terms with Facebook student teacher communication. Nerd Stalker weekly podcast #2 with Adolfo Foronda (@nerdstalker) and Greg Viloria (@socialgreg) talk all things tech, social, startups and more.

Study failures for Success - FailCon Interview

Download MP3 Interview with the founder of FailCon Cass Phillipps (@webwallflower). From the FailCon site, "It's time to stop being afraid of failure and start embracing it. FailCon is a one-day conference for technology entrepreneurs, investors, developers and designers to study their own and others' failures and prepare for success. We all have founded, worked for or invested in startups that have failed. We're smart, we keep up with the latest in technology trends, but sometimes just don't go as planned. How can you predict what will work and what won't? Well, you can't. But that doesn't mean you should stop trying. It just means you should start exchanging stories of what didn't work and how you pivoted, why you couldn't raise money, what the wrong hires were like, and when you decided it was time to let go. Entrepreneurs need to hear that from each other: that it's okay to fail, it doesn't mean yo

Global Domination, Silk Shirts, Online Pawn Shops Nerd Stalker Podcast #1

 Audio Only Version ( Download MP3 ) First ever Nerd Stalker podcast, weekly recap and discussion on current social, tech and startup topics. Hosted by Adolfo Foronda (@nerdstalker) and Co-host Greg C. Viloria (@socialgreg). In this episode BART shuts down wifi, online pawn shops, google buys motorola implications, defining the new big three and more.

Hack Things Better - Sugru

From the sugru site: Extremely clever scientists have been working on sugru for over 5 years to give it as many great physical properties as possible, so it can be as versatile and useful as possible for you.   Why are so many products just so bad? Uncomfortable tin openers, leaky trainers, they get our goat! Why should you have to spend $30 on a designer tin opener? You shouldn't! Hack the one you have instead. Power to the (handy) people!   sugru can help you dramatically prolong the life of your stuff. By applying in some cases even a teeny tiny bit to your things, you get to keep them for much longer and decrease your impact on our wee world. Repair with gusto!  

BoomBotix When Art & Tech Hook Up

-Adolfo Foronda Interview with BoomBotix CEO, Lief Storer at a recent SF New Tech. From the BoomBotix site, BoomBotix is about fostering creativity and self expression. Founded in 2009 with roots in San Francisco's urban art scene and the Tahoe action sports arena, the company made a merger of alternative art and sport. In 2010, BoomBotix splashed into the portable electronics scene with the worlds loudest portable speaker tailored to the transient lifestyles of surf, skate, and snow culture. The pride and passion we take in our products can be seen in the meticulous attention to detail in each product design. With each product we release, we want to create a life altering experience that stays with you forever.