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The building is empty. No information to be found. One day there, one day gone. If you have an answer, contact me.
Posted in IDEO, Valley News
More thinking on this subject. Over on The Economist website someone wrote in that United Healthcare is behind the FDA’s attack on 23andme. Apparently they have a long history of complaints about 23. And they have friends at the FDA. … read more
People have a right to all information about their bodies and health. Real stats, genetics, risks, things that can be done that don’t require paying someone in a white coat to do. It belongs to us. ”They” can … read more
Jerry Garcia is gone. St. Michael’s Alley isn’t what it used to be. But every once in a while we are reminded that music is still alive and important here in Palo Alto. I’m sorry that the video didn’t turn … read more
Homebrew Computer Reunion – more pics and a few words. Watch Steve Wozniak on the video and be sure and see the first post on the reunion, Homebrew Computer. Hilda Sendyk and Daniel Kottke Monday night at the Computer History Museum … read more
Homebrew Computer Club had a reunion, Wozniak included, at the Computer HIstory Museum November 11, 2013 read more
Posted in Google, Start Ups, Valley News
Tagged Apple 1, homebrew computer club, homebrew reunion, Lee Felsenstein, Osborne, People's Computer Company, reunion, silicon valley, Steve Wozniak
The Palo Alto Daily Post reports that the incredible Roth building on Homer Ave. that formerly housed The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (prior to its incarnation in a building that looks like a minimum security prison), is finally coming to … read more
3D printing of DNA is here. Making kids and dinosaurs is possible and Cambrian Genomics is taking you there. read more
A big and great reunion is in the works from the founders, great and small, known and unknown, of the computer industry. November 11, 2013 is the next Homebrew Computer Club Reunion at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. … read more
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 … read more
Philz coffee, downtown Palo Alto, where people speak in code. read more
edited November 6. 2am thoughts “LabCorp had more than $5.6 billion in revenue in 2012. ” This is a large number I just saw. Given this plus all the other signs, Theranos is going to be the hottest thing in … read more
Do these embryos come with an 18 year guarantee for acceptance at University of purchaser’s choice? Where’s the genetic test of both mom and dad? This is a 23andme.com emergency! What about family albums? Don’t these kids have a right … read more
The Board of Palo Alto start up Theranos is military. read more
You know what I’m talking about. Your intrusive over the top new ad policy. REALLY??? You want to put people’s names and pics in ads without their permission? People of common sense, if you want out of this, do this: … read more
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 … read more
Theranos is almost the new new thing in your consciousness. They are about to make a big announcement of the opening of the Palo Alto Store in the Walgreen’s on University Ave. Right now it is only for family, friends, … read more
Yesterday I found out the CIA hangs around in unmarked cars by Philz Coffee in downtown Palo Alto. Philz is on the same block as Palantir on the Alma Street side. See my post on Palantir, the CIA funded start up … read more
IDEO in downtown Palo Alto.
Posted in IDEO
Tagged IDEO, Palo Alto
Sometimes it is so much fun to sit at Cafe Venetia in Palo Alto besides the good coffee and veggie quiche. This is one of them. A Palo Alto institution as much as Cafe Venetia.
Palantir, the Palo Alto based big data, CIA funded start up that still hasn’t invited me to dinner announced Friday another round of financing. $196.5 million. Thanks to The Daily News, September 28th edition for this news.
just a few – there are many, many more. This is not normal – this spamming is crashing servers of others. Facebook – stop this or tell me how to. Apparently it has to do with made up facebook pages? … read more
I said it before: Big money follows big data follows big disruption. The Silicon Valley Business Journal recently wrote about Sequoia Capital Investor Michael Moritz arguing the position that collectively we are creating a massive data factory by our willingness to … read more
I have to forget the Palo Alto I knew and raised the kids in from the kindergarten on (Addison, Escondido, Jordan, Palo Alto High – oh yes and a year for one of the three at Fairmeadow Elementary). Moving on … read more
Last night I was at a MeetUp at Nissan Research Center in Sunnyvale to hear Google’s Project Manager for the Driverless Car give a talk. Anthony Levandowski had much to say and I was probably the most educated from what he … read more
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? … read more
September 17th, evening, Palo Alto Apple Store, Waiting in THE LINE Lawrence is still first but he’s taking a break….
This is Sylvain Costes, Ph.D. giving a lecture on Bleed for Science Day at BioCurious regarding his kit MyDNABreaks He is explaining what breaks DNA, what keeps it from breaking and what repair looks like. What engages me is the … read more
I went to the lecture on Exogen’s test last night and got re-tested. I have more data points to report, but I need a time-out vacation. This will protect my DNA from excess breakage. I choose a spicy mocha at … read more
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 … read more
Apple brings much emotion and commentary. Like it or hate it, fanboy it, or dismiss it, Apple is newsworthy. Here’s to Apple – we go back a long way, this company and I….but let’s talk the here and now. I … read more
Damage Control for your DNA? Yes! Welcome to Exogen and MyDNABreaks(r) a DNA damage test. I’m in love here, just falling in love….first Theranos and its nanosecond microtesting and now my broken DNA has a kit for testing also using … read more
Theranos is disrupting technology at its best. Almost. Theranos the company is a great idea that will make life easier, less expensive, and put power in the hands of people. Almost. Explanation: Theranos is changing the way blood testing is … read more
Some things never change. Would love to interview the female who takes this offer. Will do anon. Full disclosure of another sort: I once tried to exchange a domain name for a rental back in the first dot-com days. That … read more
I like the idea. Go there and reserve a name. They are in beta, taking a tip from the “we are exclusive” playbook like Pinterest did, and having you wait for an invite. It works, so bear with it. Canva … read more
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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, … read more
Yes, this IRISH COFFEE, at Il Fornaio, Palo Alto, is better than the original in San Francisco’s famous Buena Vista.. Thank you Lexi! You can find him at www.sanfranciscofirstgeneration.com
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 … read more
Eric’s Purrfect Cup! Coupa Cafe Spicy Mocha Perfection
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Thanks, Palo Alto, for letting Opera.com close off a city block for some fun. Do it again! Invite me this time.OK?
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. read more
WHAT IS THE ACCELERATOR? (and why oh why did they have to take our Varsity?) “We are launching the Samsung Accelerator as an incubator for startups. Samsung is committed to building great customer experiences by marrying our leading hardware with … read more
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NO. 836 PIONEER ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LABORATORY – This is the original site of the laboratory and factory of Federal Telegraph Company, founded in 1909 by Cyril F. Elwell. Here, Dr. Lee de Forest, inventor of the three-element radio vacuum tube, … read more
What follows is an article written for the Stanford Palo Macintosh Users Group (SMUG) newsletter. read more
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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 … read more