What Do Kevin Hart & Wayne Sutton Have in Common? April’s Ebony Magazine

In January I was interviewed by Ebony Magazine about making the move to San Francisco from North Carolina a year later. What will it take for more African-American's to get involved in technology and launching tech startups, and how can entrepreneurs get their ideas in front of investors.

Thanks Ebony for the feature.

Video Recap from The Wall Street Journal Office Hours With The Accelerators

Friday I joined fellow Wall Street Journal Accelerators to participate in the first online office hours. During the officer hours we would answer questions from the viewers about what it takes to launch a startup, finding a technical cofounder and more. We used spreecast to host the live video chat. If you missed it, you can watch the recap below.

In this  Spreecast video chat from Friday Nov., 16,  Alexa Hirschfeld, co-founder of Paperless Post, talks about where she finds inspiration; Ben Huh, CEO and founder of Cheezburger Inc., offers tips for finding a suitable co-founder; and  [...]

What’s new with TriOut and the Robert Scoble SXSW video interview with a sneak peak at TriOut v3

Originally posted on TriOut's blog
How time flies in the location space. Just one year ago, Lawrence Ingram and myself held a TriOut launch party at the Research Triangle Park HQ and launched TriOutNC.com. At the launch party we announced our first hyper local check in deals contest. Since then a lot has changed. TriOut has added a sales manager Gregg Morris and anther iPhone developer, Josh Johnson.

Over the past year, team TriOut had an amazing opportunity to participate at various location based conference such as geom with some of the other location-based services like foursquare, [...]

Podcast: Enchantment book interview with Guy Kawasaki

Last week I had the opportunity to interview former chief evangelist of Apple and co-founder of Alltop.com, Guy Kawasaki about his new book available today called Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions.

About Enchantment:

Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions is Guy’s tenth book. In it, he explains how to influence what people will do while maintaining the highest standards of ethics.

The book explains when and why enchantment is necessary and then the pillars of enchantment: likability, trustworthiness, and a great cause.

The next [...]

Featured in the January edition of Black Enterprise Magazine with 50Cent about TriOut & QR Codes

Happy New Year everyone! Here's to having a successful 2011, and there's nothing like starting off the year with a little media attention/press. A few months ago I was interviewed by Marcia Talbert (@newsgyrl), TechWatch Editor for Black Enterprise Magazine, about TriOut and QR Codes for the January edition with Curtis Jackson aka @50Cent on the cover. So... I'm not technically with 50Cent, just in the same magazine. Gotcha!

In the article I talked about how we built a QR Code reader into TriOut and how businesses can use TriOut and QR Codes to engage with their customers. Pick up a [...]

Talk Social News Podcast officially joins the deadpool and a look back my favorite episodes.

It seems so long ago but back in 2008 my good friend/partner Kipp Bodnar (@kbodnar32) and I launched a podcast called Talk Social News http://talksocialnews.com. The goal of the podcast was to cover all things technology, social media, startups and gadgets. Talk Social News started off being a once a week audio podcast then after SXSW 2009 Kipp and I went to a daily video podcast. During the length of the podcast we had a chance to interview a lot of industry leaders such as the following:

  • Adam J. Wallace
  • Louis Gray
  • Thomas Cook
  • Danny Burkes
  • Erik Martin
  • Geoff Livingston
  • Angla Benton
  • [...]