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GDC 2020 has been canceled

Well, after what I’m sure was a hectic few days for the folks planning the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, the team announced today that they have officially decided to cancel the event happening this March, saying in a blog post that they hoped they would be able to reschedule an event for “later…

Venture investing in elder tech

Senior citizens are not early adopters of new technology; many of our 65+ friends and family might not use much tech in the first place. That said, two-thirds of America’s 50 million seniors use the internet and more than 40% own a smartphone, according to a 2017 Pew study. So where’s the disconnect? Why are…

2019 was podcasting’s breakout year

2019 was a breakout year for the podcast industry with major shifts in industry dynamics.  In my October 2018 post “What’s next for podcasting?” I argued that Hollywood’s surging interest in podcasts would bring greater investment in high-production quality shows and gradually realign the podcast industry around paid subscriptions and exclusive deals.  That’s still the…

TC Sessions: Mobility Returns In 2020

TC Sessions: Mobility is returning for a second year on May 14 in San Jose — a day-long event brimming with the best and brightest engineers, policymakers, investors, entrepreneurs and innovators, all of whom are vying to be a part of this new age of transportation. Companies are racing to deploy autonomous vehicles and flying…

How tech companies measure “legal”

How good is your lawyer? It’s hard to tell. Daniel Doktori Contributor More posts by this contributor In a working environment obsessed with metrics dashboards, key performance indicators, and objectives and key results, the legal function presents an elusive target. Compared to sales, marketing and product, “legal” in a growing tech company can seem an…

10 Futuristic Gadgets for the Early Adopter

A few years from now, people might reminisce about a time when they watched movies on screens and manually closed their bedroom curtains. We’re in the midst of a technological revolution. Nanoparticles might soon internally diagnose diseases. Machines might build themselves. And virtual reality headsets might replace televisions — some boutique movie studios have begun