SXSW Interactive is my favorite conference / festival of the year. Every year is bigger and there's a lot going on at all times. To help you make sense of the madness, I've curated five featured sessions I'm planning to attend this year.
ps. Did I mention I'm a featured speaker this year? Pretty cool, right?
Our modern identities are changing amidst globalization and technological shifts - and this often leaves us in personal turmoil and confusion. In this somewhat personal post, I explore how I am wrestling with the concept of identity.
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Today, Secret announced it is shutting down. Anonymity is an important aspect of the web, but it has always created challenges for startups that require it. So, what does this mean for anonymous apps?
Michelle Regner is the co-founder and CEO of Near Me, a solution for creating branded peer-to-peer marketplaces. Near Me enables entrepreneurs and brands to create websites that allow people to share, trade, swap, resell or rent things. In this Q&A, I ask Michelle about the company, the sharing economy, and more.
If you search for ZIRX online you will find messages like 'Parking Sucks' and 'Never Park Again.' Shmulik Fishman is the co-founder of ZIRX, a startup that is trying to solve the problem of parking by rethinking the whole experience. In this podcast Q&A, we discuss scalability, marketing, entrepreneurship, and more.
Founders. Hipsters. Consultants. Salespeople. MBA-types. Conspiracies. Baby Boomers. China. Baristas. Lottery tickets.
These are just a few of the things Peter Thiel (and Blake Masters) wrote about on Zero to One.
And here are some of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite books this year.
Since 2007, Facebook has acquired nearly 50 companies. This infographic is an analysis of Facebook's acquisitions from Parakey in 2007, to ProtoGeo Oy in 2014.
For brands, spending on Facebook is no longer an option. Facebook is a pay-to-play marketing channel. The question is... How well will you play the game?
Interview with Alex Bell, Co-Founder of Sonic Notify, a tech startup that enables proximity-based marketing. Sonic Notify's enterprise solution offers beacons, a robust CMS platform, an SDK and support. In this Q&A, Alex shares about his company and its role in transforming how people interact with brands in physical locations.