Monthly Archives: March 2013

Will we ignore privacy concerns for the convenience of Google Glass?

Last night my boyfriend said, “Promise me you won’t wear them in the house.”

Google Glass Privacy concerns spur 5 Point Cafe ban

5 Point Cafe Google Glass Ban logo

He was talking about Google Glass, and he was very serious.

For anyone who works in computer security or follows internet privacy developments, Google Glass represents a critical development.

As the release of the first devices draws near, pundits are weighing in on whether privacy concerns will block Glass adoption. Continue reading

SXSW- technology summit or bro party-down?

This year, Friskies is bringing internet darling Grumpy Cat to SXSW, in a fairly civil attempt at meme-jacking.

Along with dozens of other brands that have nothing to do with music or film or interactive technology, Friskies will be putting their brand in front of influencers in hope of an endorsing tweet or Like.MEME-Grumpy-Cat-vs.-Facebook

Of course, the festival’s 27th iteration also features lots of hot bands, film screenings and talks by tech bigwigs.

The relentless schedule of events, shows, and parties means most attendees I know come back with the SXSW Flu, a combination of con crud and alcohol poisoning that requires a week of “working from home” recovery.

Despite the grueling nature of the event, SXSW attendance is mandatory for many people in the technology sphere.

SXSW’s Startup Village provides a huge population of technoscenti, neo-digerati, checkbooks (AKA investors) and baller SEO dudes at their most accessible, i.e. while they’re wandering hotel corridors on molly. Continue reading