The crowdfunding revolution is well underway and has helped many companies get started on both Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Here you meet IndieGogo cofounder Slava Rubin who tells me about what’s happening with Indiegogo now. In the next video you’ll meet a company that’s using Indiegogo to raise money.
You can meet more people like this at Techcrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. Coming up September 7-11. I’ll have a studio at the front door, come by and say hi.
There still is time to get tickets, just visit this link.
Finally, we’re having a developer contest for those of you who are building apps for Google Glass. Winner gets $10,000 cash. Enter here.
How could Google Glass change advertising? Well, today it was revealed that there might be a “pay per glaze” style of advertising.
Here I talk with Sahil Jain, CEO of AdStage, about the future of advertising. Interesting conversation.
Interesting conversation about what advertising might look like on Google Glass.
By the way, the photo here is from my brother’s bar. I believe his is the first bar to welcome Google Glass wearers. Story here.
This weekend I’ll be at a Google Glass hackathon. You can learn more here. The future of commerce, and all that, will definitely be on the table. Speaking of commerce, you really need to check out what Tapingo is doing. Imagine you are a college kid, you wake up, leave your dorm, and Google Glass asks you “would you like your usual coffee?” You answer “OK Glass, yes, have my regular coffee ready.” Tapingo has your order waiting at your favorite coffee shop. Don’t believe that can happen? It’s already happening on dozens of college campuses this fall. Check out the CEO explaining how it works:
Finally, Rackspace is laying some cash down to help make this future come about. At the Techcrunch Disrupt conference we will hold a Google Glass developer conference where we’ll give $10,000 cash to the winner. More details in about a week. But please join me there and let me know if you’d like to participate. email@example.com
I have arranged a $100 off discount code ScobledSF13 for Techcrunch Disrupt, too.
The future is coming, will your business be ready the way Tapingo and AdStage’s are?
CrowdOptic‘s developers are one of a handful of folks who are pushing new kinds of location features thanks to the new sensor platform that is known as Google Glass. Glass is the first consumer product that can share where you are looking. CrowdOptic does something similar by just using the cameras. Add the two together and I think we’ll see some wild new things that will only be possible with Glass. This video gives us a little taste.
Are you building anything? At Techcrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, coming up September 7, Rackspace and I going to have a Glass App developer’s contest. More on that after all the lawyers sign off on it. I’m off to Australia to meet with startups next week in Sydney. Hope to see you there!
I wrote up a long post about how Google is over the freaky line with its introduction of Moto X.
I now have one of the devices in my hands and I’ll have a lot more to say about it when I get back from Australia next Friday. It’s quite nice and stands up well to all the other modern phones, including the Samsung Galaxy S4 that I’m currently using (and my son’s iPhone 5).
But you should read my guest post about why Google is over the freaky line. It got a lot of discussion and kudos on Twitter and elsewhere.
Google Glass could have a transformative effect on journalism, especially as we watch Tim Pool from VICE use Google Glass to report on Turkish protests. But it’s important to examine the shortfalls as well as all the great new advancements, both real and prophesied. Special guests Rackspace’s Robert Scoble, Veterans United’s Sarah Hill, CUNY’s Jeff Jarvis and USC Annenberg’s Robert Hernandez, all early adopters of Google Glass as well as social media and journalism experts, will talk about their experiences with the device and what they see as its strengths and weaknesses for its potential future in journalism. MediaShift’s Mark Glaser hosts, along with Ana Marie Cox from the Guardian and Andrew Lih from American University.
I’ve worn Google Glass now for more than three months and it’s really life changing for a journalist, in this discussion we discuss how.
It isn’t every day you get to have a conversation with Tim Draper, famous VC (he’s the “D” in “DFJ” and funded companies from Hotmail to Skype to lots of others).
I learned a lot about his approach to life, networking, entrepreneurship, and more in this conversation, which was aimed at college kids. But everyone can learn something about money management from this, too.
Yesterday on the Gillmor Gang I got a chance to talk to Bret Taylor, former CTO of Facebook and one of the team that brought us FriendFeed. He’s now taking on Microsoft Word with a new startup, Quip (which I like a lot).
Listen in and see if he can take on Microsoft. I think he can.