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Tech Layoffs: How Bad Is It?

On March 12, 2016, Posted by , in startups, With Comments Off on Tech Layoffs: How Bad Is It?

tl;dr: Despite flood of layoff news on, the situation isn’t that bad (yet!). 2016 is off to a rocky start here in peppy, optimistic, techland – at least according to the media. News of Down rounds, Layoffs, and Shut Downs consistently bubble to the top of Twitter feeds – the…

What I’m Reading Today – Jan 9, 2014 #KevinsDailyReads

On January 9, 2014, Posted by , in Projects, startups, tags , , With No Comments

Weather’s cold – basically everywhere. Keep warm and don’t get sick! #gentrification continues – techie NIMBy in Rhode Island – tech CEO urges probation offices to be moved out of DT; RI Gov wanted to move offices DT – closer to parolee but also near growing # of startups; obviously,…

What I’m Reading Today – Jan 7, 2014 #KevinsDailyReads

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Saw this Tweet and thought I’d include it – apparently Apple has more cash than Citi’s entire cap. Fun stuff. Enjoy today’s reads. #FunThingoftheDay – something about white privilege; in a very charming way, artist Jamie Kapp put together this nifty comic (Buzzfeed) Using scans from over 1,200 volunteers, researchers from Washington University have put…

What I’m Reading Today – Jan 3, 2014 #KevinsDailyReads

On January 3, 2014, Posted by , in Projects, startups, tags , , With No Comments

Happy Friday! Read up and enjoy the weekend. “Part of my job is to raise the cost of producing bullshit in this area” – Meet Evgeny Morozov, the digital critic who, quite astutely, is calling everyone from major tech companies to TED talks our on their “bullshit” (Columbia Journalism Review); #vidsoftheday…

Jan 1, 2013 #KevinsDailyReads

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Hurray! 2013 has finally come to a close and we get a fresh start for 2014 – from Taipei, a big happy new year wish to everyone (pic: fireworks from Taipei 101). Here’s the first lot of reads for the year. Biggest news in #tech over the past two days…

Dec 30, 2013 #KevinsDailyReads

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We’re coming close to the end of the year – one day left. One day left to tie up all those loose ends for 2013 and start thinking about those New Year resolutions. Many years ago, one of my NY resolutions was to create a mailing list – I guess…

Dec 29, 2013 #KevinsDailyReads (“Weekend Ed”)

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Hello. Just flew back into Taipei from Penghu from a nice family vacation in a vacation (“vacationception?” as Kameron pointed out). This pic (http://instagram.com/p/igPrRUwn02/) basically highlighted my trip – totally disregards the ridiculous wind all weekend. Hope your weekend is going well too – enjoy the weekend’s reads. The app game –…

Dec 26, 2013 #KevinsDailyRead

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Happy Thursday everyone – now that Christmas is done, get over the Christmas hangover with the hangover sandwich (http://buswk.co/1bVXEVb) with today’s reads. Rap Genius just got whacked by Google; Rap Genius (http://rapgenius.com/), the Andreesson Horowitz backed startup that helps rap fans decode lyric meanings, was caught #growthhacking the search giant’s algorithm; it’s one…

Dec 25, 2013 #KevinsDailyReads

On December 25, 2013, Posted by , in Projects, startups, tags , , With No Comments

Merry Christmas everyone. Stay warm, drink that eggnog and be very merry 🙂 Here are some fun Christmas reads. Christmas is one of the quietest days of the year – economically; NASDAQ, NYSE, Wal-Mart and other giants take the day off; fun fact – holiday sales rep 40% / $600Bn of all…

Dec 24, 2013 #KevinsDailyReads

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Happy Tuesday/Merry Christmas Eve everyone! One day till the big “jolly” holiday. As always, I really appreciate the feedback and if there are any particular kinds of articles you want to see more of (or less of), feel free to just tell me. Here’s material (http://bit.ly/1bomOMf) for those family conversations….