Google Introduces Chromecast – Threatens Apple TV and RoKu with Cheaper Streaming Content

Wednesday Google announced on it’s company blog a new streaming device to bring all your favorite web and video content to your TV, Chromecast. Chromecast has several key features which will make it highly competitive even with competitors already on the market. It’s cheaper with a highly affordable price point of $35, it is compatible … Continue reading

Microsoft Demos How to Be Sexist Jerks to Gamers at E3 (TRIGGER WARNING)

“I can’t even block correctly and you’re too fast,” she says. He replies, “Just let it happen. It will be over soon.” The audience laughs “Wow, you like this,” the man continues. “No, I don’t like this,” she replies. It might sound like the dialog you’d hear regarding a sexual assault you might be surprised … Continue reading

Google Wallet – E-Commerce Just Got Some New Competition.

Google Wallet Newest Feature Will Have E Commerce Running For Cover Watch out PayPal, Square, VenMo, WePay, and everyone else in the mobile payment market. The 800-pound gorilla of tech is now in the ring. On Wednesday Google announced at Google I/O, their annual developer conference, a new feature named Google Wallet. Google Wallet is … Continue reading

Immigration Reform 2013: Mark Zuckerberg’s Lobbying Group Has Already Lost Key Donors

Mark Zuckerburg’s forays into political action aren’t proving to be successful. After launching on Aprill 11, Zuckerberg’s lobbying group FWD.us has managed to quickly anger allies and lose support from key donors. As the organization defines itself, “FWD.us is an organization started by key leaders in the tech community to promote policies to keep the … Continue reading

Microsoft & Apple; Facebook & Yahoo

It strikes me as odd the two biggest stories my friends are sharing online both have two tech giants and involve laws and social norms but in entirely different contexts. I’d applaud Microsoft and Apple for demanding the National Organization for Marriage boycott them for their support of civil unions, and same-sex marriage over the … Continue reading

Belated #RightsCon Reflection

The second day of the Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference felt very different to me. It began the same way – professionals in the hallway grabbing coffee and fruit before listening to speeches, watching critiques on the on stage content from the peanut gallery on twitter and then I remembered something… I’m sometimes an activist. … Continue reading

I wish community agreements extended beyond conferences…

One of the noteworthy things I found in LGBT organizing in college or in discussions on racial issues or feminist issues etc in conference settings is that one of the first rules for a productive dialog is to set community agreements. Some basic ones: One diva/speaker, one mic (Don’t talk over the discussion – listen … Continue reading