Archive for June, 2012

Hacking away at AngelHack 2012

I attended my first ever hackathon this past weekend and had a blast. It was fantastic being surrounded by so many talented people, all of which shared my interest in computers building cool stuff. I spent my time designing, wire framing, and front-end coding. I’ve never had time fly that fast. Not only did I […]

Exploiting Silicon Valley

Diego Basch: Now that Joe and Wayne have solved their money problem, maybe they will want to create some world-changing stuff after some resting-and-vesting. This is perfect.

Amazon’s Failure at Targeted Advertising

  Let’s talk about companies that squander targeted advertising opportunities. Amazon has the perfect opportunity to serve amazingly targeted ads directly to me, on a device I use at least twice a day. I’ve owned every generation of the Kindle since the original launch, working my way to the $79 Kindle Wi-Fi with Special Offers, the absolute best Kindle […]

Facebook Phone Concept Design

This is the type of innovation we need in the cell phone arena. Ever since the iPhone, every company has simply copied the design of the iPhone. From Google’s Android copying Apple’s iOS, to cell phone manufacturers copying the iPhone’s hardware design. Microsoft and Nokia broke slightly from the mold with the Lumia 900 running […]

Take my Skillshare Class! Create an iPhone app!

Come join me on July 3rd for my class The Non-Programmer’s Guide to Getting an App in the App Store! If you use the code IAMDANN when you register, you’ll save $5 off the cost of the class (in addition to the $5 scholarship from appssavvy), and you’ll get to sign up for the class at […]

Depression and Internet Usage

Sriram Chellappan and Raghavendra Kotikalapudi wrote an interesting piece called “How Depressives Surf the Web” for The New York Times. Their findings include: The more a participant’s score on the survey indicated depression, the more his or her Internet usage included…high levels of [peer-to-peer] sharing files (like movies and music)…very high e-mail usage…[and] increased amounts […]