The Publisher of The Coolness Factor has been professionally approached and inspired to create a technology news byline titled Urban Technology Review intended for reprinting in major market newspapers aimed primarily at english and Spanish speaking Urban communities domestic and worldwide we will also show up in several Nationally distributed print magazines as well as online.
UTR’s first cities will be in California, namely San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond, San Jose, San Pablo.
The first UTR articles were to become available launch day August 26, 2012 but the project has proven to be alot more intense and involving than I first imagined.
PROJECT UPDATE: Despite the hiccups I am still working on UTR. a few fits and starts that have delayed my overall progress on Urban Technology Review but regardless I am moving forward. Sometimes it is the choices and changes that can stimey or deter progress. Sometimes the technolgy chooses the exact wrong time to peter out, fail to function, or emerge as the best solution. Success is plowing through all that and arriving at your destination without blowing a gasket or totally flipping out. The last time I ventured out there on the limb it brought me a stroke that it has taken me over four years to recover from. Pressure and stress are killers!.
SF- Sept. 12-14
If you are an entrepreneur with brilliant ideas there is no bether place on Earth to be right now than sunny San Fran at TechDisrupt.
The information on ideas and funding floating around is thick and plentiful. The talent roaming the aisles if canned could reinvent society given the chance and capital. If it too short a notice, not in your plans and you can’t get there you can be there virtually by checking out their UStream broadcast. You can also peek in at stream by visiting the Chill Lounge.
Being a SF native I may be locally prejudiced but I firmly believe that San Francisco is the perfect location for holding “a startup wonderland”.
That’s exactly what TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2011 is. So, for 2 beautiful sunny weather days and one cloudy day in the city-by-the-bay hundreads are busy downing coffee and chatter. If you manage to bypass the Rice-a-roni, sourdough and seafood you get to step into a concourse full of venture investor types, eager innovators, self-satisfied movers and shakers, and media moguls looking for the next big thing.
Ideas and innovation are simply flowing from the foreheads of young brainiacs and would-be Steve Jobs types. On the show stage powerful presentations are judged, reviewed and by rule kept brief and to the point with Q&A.
- Startup Battlefield
- Startup Alley
- Industry Leading Speakers
- Exhibitor Booths
- Live UStream Broadcast
- After Parties and Affinity Meetups
- Speakers: (Kevin Rose, Ashton Kutcher, and many many more)
One of the best features of this conference is the International flavor. With attendees, exhibitors, presenters and speakers from far flung places around the world this is an excellent chance to learn what else is happening in areas outside the USA.
I have to make an admission. I totally misjudged actor/investor Ashton Kutcher. I thought he was just another over-rated pretty-boy (that gets to sleep with one of the sexiest women in the world). Wrong, he is a brilliant, caring man/child, deep and profound, wise and effacing. I should know better than prejudging others and this is just the reminder I needed to straighten out my act.
There are quite a few greying-haired millionaires wandering the aisles and taking the stage of Disrupt looking to sink eary investments into promising projects and talented people. Former TechCrunch mogel Micheal Arrington brought hard-edged attitude to the podium seeming to challenge or irk them into revealing secrets and admissions regarding investment decisions.
San Francisco is preparing to host yet another big time tech media event. This time its billed as the Cloud Computing Industry Event of the Year.
Dreamforce ’11, happening August 30 to September 2, 2011 at Moscone Center, San Francisco.
It really seems a little strange to me that an event about the cloud is not held in the cloud. If ever there was any event that should be virtual, this is it!
Sponsor Salesforce has been long been waiting for this level of industry confirmation of their belief that online services and software is the only true way into the future and It turns out that they were dead right, just ask HP and IBM.
By the way Salesforce is another leading San Francisco-based company.
I feel really blessed to live in San Francisco especially after my work-related stroke that has side-lined me and limited my mobility. Because I live in San Francisco, now the heart of new technology I can still keep my hand in.
This was no more evident to me when I realized that GDGT Live is coming to town on Friday May 6th. 7-10PM at the Metreon – City View (Top Floor) on 101 Fourth Street at Mission.
If you missed it last year here is a good opportunity to see and play with some of the best products in or coming to the marketplace.. Also expect announcements, giveaways, networking opportunities, prizes, parties and more.
Get there early! They will have free gdgt t-shirts and cellphone cases for the first few hundred people who show up, plus a bunch of cool giveaways (and, of course, a ton of hot new gadgets to play with).
When: Friday, May 6th from 7 – 10pm
Where: The Metreon City View (top floor)
101 Fourth Street at Mission
Tickets are free if you follow the link below and RSVP soon.
They now have a listing of the two dozen companies that will be there
c|net has been a favorite media site of mine for years. I even enjoyed daily their San Francisco AM broadcast radio station. My other favorite was ZDnet. Fast forward a few years. In some way I still don’t understand they are both joined or at least friendly and after a world of new trends good old c|net is hanging in there tough. Their roster of spirited hosts and bring levity and expertise to what could otherwise be dull and drab tech banter. c|net has above all been consistent in professionally covering the width and bredth of new technology in unique ways that no one else has.
If you are new to the web or plain tired of just about everything else out there, do yourself a turn, bop over to c|net and give it a try. Also, whenever you are interested or motivated to purchase a new product you should consider researching the product and compare it by looking through c|net reviews and analysis.
The MeeGo Conference is only two short months away and is taking place from May 23 to 25, at San Francisco’s downtown Hyatt Regency at the Embarcadero Center. This is a great opportunity to find out what’s up with the Harmattan Platform and Nokia’s newest Maemo devices. The relationship between Harmattan and the MeeGo project is expected to be clarified. A Call for Proposals is still open here. Bring your umbrella, just in case. San Francisco in May, you understand.
Survival for somewhat smaller niche market magazines is tenuous and steadily losing retail rack space. San Francisco-based MacLife has thankfully managed to hang in there. First by merging with MacHome Magazine, and then by getting acquired by the Future Publishing Company. The overall print quality has benefited by the later move and the content by the first. I still miss MacHome’s bonus CD’s that were shrink-wrapped with each month’s issue and accompanied by online free resources, product trials and shareware. The current publication stands tall among Mac Mags. It also looks like it is morphing onto the web under the names DigitalLife and MacLife and as an iPad/iPhone app as MacLife.