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Technology and Life

I have been using Apple Pay for a while on my iPhone. It works great .. I have purchased gas, groceries, food .. even household items at Home Depoit. It is so frictionless, and amazes me how well it works. I didn’t need my wallet, I just pulled up the phone, and paid! Now I […]

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Free Art?

by Rick on November 8, 2014

in Technology and Life

In a recent interview with Yahoo Music,┬áTaylor Swift makes this comment: … music is changing so quickly, and the landscape of the music industry itself is changing so quickly, that everything new, like Spotify, all feels to me a bit like a grand experiment. And I’m not willing to contribute my life’s work to an […]

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Mobile Payments

by Rick on November 7, 2014

in Technology and Life

I am really excited about the potenial for ApplePay. Yes, it is new, and ┬ámost banks and retailers have not adopted it. The fact is, it is seamless and just works. I have been using it for over a week know, and have used it to purchase everything from Hot Chocolate to gas to groceries. […]

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Just watch this amazing video:

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Simple Words

by Rick on June 13, 2012

in Technology and Life

No fancy words, pictures, or gadgets today. I shared this on Facebook, and wanted to leave it here as well. I tend to collect quotes that have special meaning for me. Perhaps we all do. The following quotes are from a 2005 commencement address @ Stanford, by Steve Jobs. (I tend to avoid two topics […]

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Friends, Although I usually don’t comment on politics, there is upcoming legislation that I felt could not go unnoticed.  As  many of you already know, Congress has been working to pass two pieces of legislation, the Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), that I believe would be devastating to many of […]

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During my workout today, I listened to a recent DFJ Entrepreneurial Though Leaders Seminar. This is a podcast that is co-sponsored by BASES (a student entrepreneurship group), Standford Technology Ventures Program, and The Department of Management Science and Engineering (Standford University). The speaker for this session was John Seely Brown.  John has a technical background, […]

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I have been reading “Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?” by Seth Godin. This is an outstanding book. Today I came across the following comment. I apologize that I do not have a page reference, I am reading it on my Kindle.  Wikipedia and the shared knowledge of the Internet make domain knowledge on its own worth […]

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I can’t believe I am blogging about this on the day after the iPad officially hit the street. I received an email the following email from Amazon yesterday: As a Kindle subscriber to New York Times, you might like to know that effective April 2, 2010, the New York Times has raised its price to […]

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Between travel, family activities, and a couple of bad days with the flu, I have not been able to post for a few days. I have been able to read and spend some time thinking about education. I will share that in a separate entry. While researching the topic, I came across this great video […]

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