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14 Women in AI You Should Follow on Twitter

December 8, 2016






Hey, you know that I’m big supporter of women in tech. I’m actually partnering with Women Who Tech for the 4th Women Startup Challenge at Google and focused on women-led ventures in artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR). Note: if you haven’t applied you have until December 12th to get your applications… Read more »

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Photo by Peter Vidor

Lessons Learned in Sunday School:  The 64-Year-Old Choir Boy

December 6, 2016






I’ve been watching Halt and Catch Fire, a really good show, showing the evolution of the computer industry, from the birth of PC clones in the early 1980s into the Internet era. I lived that life, and watching it is painfully nostalgic.”Painfully” because the show reminds me how clueless I was back then, in so many… Read more »

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5 Women Changing the Face of Virtual Reality

November 25, 2016






Folks, you know I’m a big supporter of women in tech and great nonprofit initiatives like the Women Startup Challenge. This is important stuff because, even today, only 7% of investor money goes to women-led startups. Businesses owned by women perform just as well as and even better than those owned by men, and we’re… Read more »

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Apply: Women Startup Challenge to Fund Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Artificial Intelligence

November 16, 2016






Hey, applications for the 4th Women Startup Challenge just opened. This is really big news. The point is to showcase and fund the best early-stage women-led startups focusing on Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI). I'm a partner in this Challenge, and it's also sponsored by investors Fred and Joanne Wilson. The thing is, women-led startups… Read more »

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Veterans Day Thank You

6 Ways You Can Celebrate Veterans This Weekend

November 11, 2016






Folks, many of you know that I’m a big supporter of service members, veterans, and their families. They're the people who help protect our country and they deserve a big thank you for all of their sacrifices. The thing is, we should be supporting our troops and their families year round, not just celebrating their… Read more »

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How One Springsteen Cassette Changed a Veteran's Life

October 27, 2016






Hey, I believe in supporting veterans, service members, and their families year round. They deserve a lot more credit than they get. I'm a sponsor of the Bob Woodruff Foundation's event Stand Up For Heroes (SUFH), and the money raised goes to support programming and resources for the folks who give up so much for our… Read more »

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Poll Shows Social Media Usage is Growing, But So Are Concerns On Personal Privacy   

October 18, 2016






Folks, in 2014, we conducted a survey to learn about people’s social media usage and whether they trusted social networks to protect their data and privacy. We recently conducted another national poll on this topic to see how things have changed. While 80% of Americans now say they are using social media daily, 96% don’t… Read more »

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How You Can Stand Up For America's Heroes Right Now (and win tickets to see Bruce Springsteen live in NYC)

October 13, 2016






I'm really looking forward to attending the 10th Annual Stand Up for Heroes event on November 1 at at Madison Square Garden. It's a fundraiser for the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF), who's doing really good work to support veterans, service members, and their families. This year, the Craig Newmark Foundation is giving away two tickets to… Read more »

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SXSL: What Happens When Tech Innovators Descend on the White House Lawn

October 5, 2016






"The vote is precious, it is almost sacred, it is the most powerful nonviolent instrument or tool that we have in a democratic society, and we must use it. So, you must go out all across America, and tell young people, and people not so young, tell all of us: Vote! The vote is powerful."… Read more »

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16M Voters Stat
16M Voters Stat

Can We Afford To Not Defend Voting Rights?

October 3, 2016






Have you ever heard of the Florida Immigration Coalition? How about the Ohio Organizing Collaborative or Blueprint North Carolina? Probably not. These groups are not household names. They don't have big galas or splashy websites. They don't send mass emails. But according to a national assessment pioneered by a new collaborative called Movement 2016, these… Read more »

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