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Boy journalist. Northern Californian. @FastCompany technology editor. http://Technologizer.com founder.

Kano, Creator Of Build-It-Yourself Tech For Kids, Is Going Beyond The PC

fastcompany.com — From Hackaball to the Mover Kit to Apple's Swift Playgrounds, a cottage industry has lately sprung up of gadgets and apps dedicated to helping kids learn how to code. Kano, which launched in 2013 as a Kickstarter project, was one of the earlier efforts.

Satya Nadella On Microsoft's New Age Of Intelligence

fastcompany.com — "Microsoft was born to do a certain set of things. We're about empowering people in organizations all over the world to achieve more. In today's world, we want to use AI to achieve that." That's Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, explaining the company's artificial-intelligence vision to me this afternoon shortly after he hosted a keynote at Microsoft's Ignite conference for IT pros in Atlanta.

Doppler Labs And The Quest To Build A Computer For Your Ears

fastcoexist.com — I'm trying to listen as Doppler Labs cofounder and CEO Noah Kraft walks me through his company's new smart earbuds over the din of a crowded restaurant, but the cacophony of chattering diners and clanking silverware is overwhelming. I can't make out a word. Then, all of a sudden, the background noise disappears.

AT&T's New San Francisco Flagship Is Rather Grandiose For A Phone Store

fastcompany.com — There's absolutely nothing remarkable about the AT&T store near my office in San Francicso. Once you're inside, it could be any neighborhood AT&T shop, anywhere in the country. On September 28, however, it's being replaced by a 24,000-square-foot West Coast flagship store that will be the largest AT&T retail establishment in the country-and, I imagine, the most spectacular.

YouTube Is Building Community--And It's Not Just About Video

fastcompany.com — Last March, half a dozen people met for breakfast at Hugo's, a restaurant in Los Angeles. Two of them were John and Hank Green, the brothers who are among YouTube's most popular content creators as well as the founders of VidCon, the annual festival that brings together fans, creators, and industry types for a celebration of online video.

YouTube Is Building Community--And It's Not Just About Video

fastcompany.com — Last March, half a dozen people met for breakfast at Hugo's, a restaurant in Los Angeles. Two of them were John and Hank Green, the brothers who are among YouTube's most popular content creators as well as the founders of VidCon, the annual festival that brings together fans, creators, and industry types for a celebration of online video.

Why Twitter Still Hearts Periscope

fastcompany.com — If you're not paying careful attention, you might think that Periscope is a live-broadcasting capability within Twitter, akin to Facebook's Live Video, an offering that is said to occupy an outsize percentage of Mark Zuckerberg's attention these days. Periscope videos, after all, appear seamlessly inside tweets.

Jack Dorsey On The New Twitter: "We're Not A Social Network As People Think About It"

fastcompany.com — In a tech industry full of executives prone to loudly proclaiming their intention to transform the world in multiple ways all at once, Twitter cofounder and CEO Jack Dorsey stands out for his understated approach, which involves picking a few things that matter and then obsessing over them.

Game Time For Twitter: Jack Dorsey's Big Bet On Live Events

fastcompany.com — Once upon a time, there was an ocean that surged with a billion and one stories. Every one was different, and they combined in unexpected ways to create new stories. Fishing one out of the torrent took patience, but could be enormously rewarding.

What I Learned (And Didn't Learn) At Apple's Big Event

fastcompany.com — Last week, while I got ready to attend Apple's product launch extravaganza in San Francisco, I started asking myself big-picture questions which I hoped the event would answer. Now that the event is over, would you indulge me as I go over the questions I asked and ponder whether Tim Cook, Phil Schiller, and the other Apple execs who presented onstage addressed them?
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Sep 27, 2016

I'm gonna be able to build a time machine, go back to 1938, and buy ten crates of ACTION COMICS #1. Finally!  https://twitter.com/ajjaffe/status/780922348627197952 

Sep 27, 2016

Just discovered I own the magazine (Esquire, January 1959) where this iconic photograph first appeared. https://t.co/f7L0OA6QX1

Sep 27, 2016

RT @harrymccracken: I had fun chatting with Satya Nadella today about Microsoft's AI vision across everything from Office to HoloLens. https://t.co/wez29SrJbp


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