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March 2009 Archives

Ada Lovelace Day »

I'm sorry my Ada Lovelace Day post is a day late. I've been trying to think of WHO. There are so many women who contribute to technology and so many that I respect, that picking one is really hard, but making a long list also seems to diminish the value and risks leaving people out by accident. While this may seem a bit nepotistic and weird, I think I'm going to choose my sister, Mimi. As a big brother, I've been guilty of underestimating her and ignoring her accomplishments over the years. Recently, my sister and I run into...

President Obama Nowruz message to Iran and Iranian people »

I already Twittered this, but on the occasion of the Iranian New Year, US President Obama posted a YouTube video on The White House site. "This year, the President wanted to send a special message to the people and government of Iran on Nowruz, acknowledging the strain in our relations over the last few decades. 'But at this holiday we are reminded of the common humanity that binds us together,' he says." The video has Persian subtitles. Very impressive. Although some might argue that it's not enough and others that it's too much, I really like the respectful tone...

Reflections on my first trip to Doha »

Souk Waqif (My Doha Flickr set) I'm sitting in an airport lounge reflecting on my trip to Doha - my first trip to Qatar. In addition to a crash course on Qatar and Al Jazeera, I was able to spend some quality time with a bunch of the Creative Commons and other friendly community members from across the region. Although I continue to feel more ignorant the more I learn, I feel like I've made some significant progress and understand a bit more about the nuances of the region as well as the relationships and differences between the various...

Internships at Creative Commons »

Tomorrow is the last day to apply for internships at Creative Commons. More information on the CC blog....

Radar mobile app + Flickr = WIN »

TinyPictures, a company that I'm an investor in and have been involved in for a long time just released integration with Flickr. The Radar team are really good at mobile apps and have focused for a long time on the social/sharing/comment part of sharing photos. With Flickr integration, the Radar app has now become my client of choice for Flickr reading and commenting on my Blackberry and iPhone. Gratz to the Radar team and tons of thanks for the Flickr folks for helping out. See the Radar Blog post for more information....
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