What We Are Going to Do in 5 Years With All Those Non-Driverless Cars?

I'm not really a car guy. I like when other people have really nice cars, and I could certainly afford to have a nice car, but for some reason I'm wired to be perfectly happy driving the same Acura for the last 16 years. But 16 years is a long time and the reality is that my car will die someday. So I have started looking around for my next automo…

A Visit to MakerBot

Everyone has different ways to enjoy time visiting a foreign city. Some people love trying restaurants. Some like museums and sightseeing. I like going to cool companies I have heard about and talking with the people who work there. I think 3D Printing is one of the next big things and will eventually have a huge effect on the global supply chai…

Winners and Losers in a Digital Economy

This was the best 22:00 of YouTube video that I've seen in a long time. The speaker is Scott Galloway, who owns a think tank called L2 and is also a marketing professor at NYU Stern. He quickly explains who is winning and losing in everything from social media and retail to brands and world economies. Really interesting stuff. …

Geek Stars Shine Bright at Annual Geekwire Awards

There was more Polo than Prada. More Ralph than Lauren. And Levi's outnumbered Louboutin's about 5 to 1. But there was enough revelry, camaraderie and fun at Geekwire's "Oscars of Seattle Startups" last night at EMP that you expected Ellen to organize a group selfie. You can get the full results of the 13 Geek Awards over at Geekwire.com. But ma…

That’s Billion, With a B

Facebook just agreed to buy WhatsApp for $16 Billion. That's one billion, this many times: Billion Billion Billion Billion Billion Billion Billion Billion Billion Billion Billion Billion Billion Billion Billion Billion When you add the other Billion Billion Billion for current What's App employees, it comes to $19 Billion. …

Guest Post: GoDaddy Domains Threatened Because of SOPA Support

Michael Neu posted this article on our company blog.  I think it's a good summary and am re-posting it here. >> Techcrunch posted an article today called “Cheezburger’s Ben Huh: If GoDaddy Supports SOPA, We’re Taking Our 1000+ Domains Elsewhere”. The story is in reference to GoDaddy’s support of SOPA the (Stop-Online-Piracy-A…

Recapping NWEN’s First Look Forum 2011

I always enjoy attending business plan events such as NWEN's First Look Forum, the UW Biz Plan Competition, Startup Riot, etc... I tend not to call them competitions, and lean towards words like "showcases." Sure the teams may be competing for a prize, but what they are really doing is showing the public the amount of work they've done on taking an…

Two Fun New Projects Enter Alpha

As we enter Q4, the team over at Social3i is happy to release two new products into a private alpha stage. Relaborate is a tool for helping professionals with Blogging. We'll debut publicly at NWEN's First Look Forum. Animakast is a project we're doing with our friends at FlyingSpot. It's the simplest, easiest and cheapest way to turn new or …