This is a guest post by a good friend of mine, Jason Rothman. For years, he’s been writing about tech, music, and how the web is influenced by both.
The Web Life
Capturing the atmosphere of the Silicon Valley tech experience.
Andrew Mager is a hacker advocate at Spotify in New York City.
You meet people in real life all the time, but sometimes keeping track of them online is a tricky operation. Hashable is trying to solve this problem with a social stream of your real world connections.
The iTunes App Store has a new app called Instragram, created by the founder of Burbn.The key feature that makes this app different from many other photo-sharing sites is the ability to apply an artistic filter on your photos (which basically just makes them look cooler).
If you live in NYC, Chicago, or San Francisco, a new site called Interhoods will show you which neighborhoods have the best developers and designers. And it's pretty easy on the eyes:It's super simple to setup: you login with either your Github or Dribbble account and then choose which neighborhood you live in.
Since moving to San Francisco in 2007, I have attended well over 50 tech conferences: from Web 2.0, to Macworld, to Google I/O, to SxSW.
My favorite blog posts to write are ones where I simply quote Gary Vanyerchuk when he speaks at conferences (SxSW '09, SxSW '10, FOWA 2010). Today, he spoke at Tahoe Tech Talk, an intimate get-together that you should absolutely attend next year.
Kevin Rose spoke at Tahoe Tech Talk this morning. I captured some notes from the event below:1.
When Apple releases a new product, there are a few companies that build accessories that far outperform Apple's accessories. Dodocase is no different.
I got light of a new service called Ubercab from my friend Matt Hunter a few weeks ago, and I finally tried it out today.The service is way simpler than flagging down a regular taxicab, and only a small percentage more expensive.
After 15 months of hype and disappointment, Google has decided to pull the plug on Wave, its real-time collaboration platform.Wave was an awesome platform, but I just never found it useful in the workplace.