Oct, 27th 2013
We like big data here. We apply metrics and massage it for messages. Here's some big data of an unsettling sort.
I visited El Palo Alto the other day. It's 1073 years old. That's an impressive number. Kind of like Apple's cash store or ...well, enough of comparisons. Both are impressive and congrats to both.
Here's another impressive number: according to a recent article in The New York Ti...
Oct, 26th 2013
Philz Coffee, Palo Alto
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Oct, 15th 2013
Is there any doubt where THERANOS, Palo Alto game changer start up in the blood testing field, is heading with a Board like this? See our original post on why Theranos is almost a game changer, but not quite -
Here's the Board. Looks like the military is embedded.
Elizabeth Holmes - Theranos Chairman, CEO, and Founder
George P. Shultz - George P. Shultz has had a distinguished...
Oct, 13th 2013
Neighborhood watch time: Precursor to the iWatch? different? better? I don't know but it's here now: Meet Pebble Check emails, texts, lots more..go to the site and check them out. But do look at reviews - they go from bad experience to sublime and perfect. Little in between.
Pebble asked for $100,000 in crowdfunding through Kickstarter. They got that in 2 hours and in total raised over 10 mill...
Sep, 18th 2013
Big money follows big data follows big disruption.
Questions, Google, I got questions about Calico, the new division dedicated to anti-aging and headed by Art Levinson, Chairman at both Genentech and Apple.
How will Calico interface with 23andme? with Apple? is the iWatch involved? What biotech is this all about? Mainly genetics? Telomeres? Is this Ray Kurzweil's project? Larry Page ...
Sep, 12th 2013
I had my thumb pricked at BioCurious by Exogen Bio CEO and co-founder Sylvain Costes, PhD who is also at Lawrence Berkeley Labs.
The white blood cells will be analyzed to quantify the number of DNA breaks. The number could be related to various stressors such as diet, exercise, lack of sleep, immune health, and radiation exposure. I had one of my insomniac nights last night - a really bad one...
Aug, 31st 2013
Between the Lotus and the Lamborghini live the homeless. This is a Palo Alto reality, not a metaphor or allegorical tale. It is not the Silicon Valley story shown around the world - the one that draws the seekers, coders, the new, new ideas to the Valley. The minivan resident is just as real as the Lotus and Lamborghini owners are. Here in front of IDEO and across the street from ...
Aug, 26th 2013
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I got used to having you there. Twice I went in to talk. You were nice and quite helpful to one of your early adopters. Bon voyage and hope you like the new mothership.
Hamilton is not the same without you. Just a baby Restoration Hardware and the place they call Reposado but we know it as Cafe Verona.
Aug, 19th 2013
On Friday August 16th, 2013 if you worked for Palantir in Palo Alto you had duck for dinner and pork chops and a cheese and charcuterie platter.
I know this because I saw the menu posted on the window of the High St Building where the Palintir employees/interns eat and I took a pic of the menu. I also take pics of the coffee drinks at Coupa Cafe that say I Heart Ann. (I love you too, Coupa) ...
Sep, 25th 2012
iPhone 5 Launch: First in Line @ Apple Palo Alto Store
Lawrence of Palo Alto explains why it's important for him to camp out as first in line for the iPhone 5 and what Apple means to him. In typical Palo Alto 'this is really a small town' mode, I find out that 14 years ago Lawrence was my son's drum instructor, that we both shared a link with The Land and its iconic musical heritage. This is Da...