Stop texting while driving! Enter the "It Can Wait" Video Contest and win a free trip to Vegas! With the support of AT&T, sf.citi, the San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology and Innovation, is sponsoring a video contest aimed at encouraging people to stop texting while driving as part of the "It Can Wait" Campaign. Winners of the competition will attend the January 2014 AT&T Developer Summit in Las Vegas - travel accommodations, flights, and tickets to the Summit included. The details: - Create the best video explaining why you should not Text While Driving. The video can be created via Vine, Instagram or Youtube (less than one minute in length) and must be submitted via Twitter by tweeting the video with #sfcitiICW. - Contest submissions can be sent from now through November 15th to sf.citi. - The sf.citi Board of Directors will vote on the top 5 videos and winners will be announced in early December. We will announce the winner and link to the video when available.
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Casual Connect USA Starts Today Casual Connect USA Starts Today The 2016 Casual Connect USA opens today in San Francisco. Casual Connect USA is about matching the creativity of the games industry with new media innovation and investment. There will be many talented speakers at Casual Connect USA 2016, and today we’re highlighting some of the Industry Insights track speakers . The Nerd Stalker team will be learning the inner workings and current trends of the games industry from those who know it best and will be reporting on this later. The Industry Insights track is designed to help people in all aspects of the gaming industry create more potent strategies with global and region-specific insights. Check them out below!
On Wednesday, March 6 , Notion released a host of new features to make it easier for Evernote users to switch over. This is a trend Notion has been observing since launching the 2.0 version of its all-in-one note-taking, wiki, and task management tool last spring. Now, if you want to migrate your data from Evernote to Notion, you can do so in just a few clicks: In addition to this feature, Notion also launched its own Web Clipper , allowing users to save any content on the web to their Notion workspace. This is available on both desktop with a Chrome extension (Safari and Firefox support to follow soon), and on mobile if you upgrade your iOS or Android app. Here's how it looks on Android: On mobile, you can also use this tool to save photos from your phone to your Notion workspace. These features, combined with Notion's ability to sync across apps on unlimited devices, makes it an appealing alternative to Evernote. The company i
IoT Growth Hurdles Raised by Security, Software Interoperability amongst others Our friends at NJIT, aka New Jersey Institute of Technology, put together the following infographic on what the beginning of the next decade will look like for IoT. As the infographic state, 1.9 billion devices are connected today. But, in a recent Entrepreneur article " what could be limiting IoT growth will be Security and Software Interoperability ." As pointed in the infographic below, Security, Lack of Interoperatbility, Massive Data, Wireless Connectivity Costs, and Power Consumption are some of the hurdles that need to be solved in the coming decade. However, there will still be use cases driving IoT. For example, current use cases amongst municipalities will be through utilities and traffic. CIO of San Francisco, Mario Gamiño predicted that " Edge Computing ", putting algorithms into local devices, could drive IoT in cities in the area of transportation. The McKinsey Globa