Tech Faceplant: Dropbox Infinite

Tue, Jun 7, 2016

Last month, Dropbox pulled back the curtains on their next new major feature, titled “Dropbox Infinite”. However, the details about how they were going to implement this feature left the majority of the audience dumbfounded. This is another one of those occasions where tech companies make a decision against the outcries of their customers, and even in the face of that backlash, just chug happily along.

Dropbox Infinite sounds like a pretty cool idea. It would make your Dropbox storage area appear as its own drive in your OS. It’s an idea that few people would complain about. However, when Dropbox revealed that they would implement this with kernel mode extensions, people’s heads started exploding.

Light Point Security CEO Discusses Cybersecurity and Terrorism Prevention

Mon, Apr 4, 2016

Light Point Security CEO, Zuly Gonzalez, was interviewed on the Emmy Award winning Live TV show Fresh Outlook, which aired on Saturday April 2, 2016 at 2pm ET. Fresh Outlook is a weekly talk show that airs every Saturday Live, and examines a variety of topics and current events.

Zuly discussed Apple vs the FBI, encryption, terrorism, and how to protect yourself from cyber threats, among other topics.

The Use of Booth Babes – a Marketing Tactic Past Its Prime

Fri, Apr 11, 2014

The concept of “booth babes” has been around since 1967, when the first Consumer Electronics Show was held in New York City. Back then, they were known as “CES Guides,” a title that has been replaced with a less discerning one, “booth babes.” Since then, the marketing ploy has drifted into other technology trade shows and events, such as RSA.

FOSE 2011 Government IT Conference – My Thoughts

Tue, Jul 26, 2011

I attended the 2011 FOSE Conference and Exposition. FOSE is a government Information Technology event hosted in DC every year that features IT products and services, and provides education on the latest IT trends. FOSE brings together federal, state, and local governments with industry partners to share experiences and evaluate new solutions.

FOSE offers a free exposition, as well as a paid conference portion. At the free expo there were over 250 vendors demonstrating their latest products and services. In addition to the vendor exposition, the conference portion also included educational tracks and conference-only keynotes.

Why Are There so Few Minority Owned Startups?

Sat, Jun 4, 2011

There are very few females and Hispanics in the tech startup world. Not only are there few women and Hispanic startup founders, there is a lack of them in the startup scene in general. I’ve thought about all the usual reasons people say there is such a lack of minority owned startups, but none of these reasons made much sense to me. Then about a month ago, it finally dawned on me. It’s the culture.

Microsoft’s “To The Cloud” Commercials Are Embarrassing

Fri, Feb 18, 2011

Someone please tell Microsoft what the cloud is… this is getting embarrassing. Have you seen the “To The Cloud” commercials? They all loosely follow the same formula. Someone is faced with a problem, they say “To The Cloud” and then they show you a Microsoft product that solves their problem. My issue is that none of the solutions they use have anything to do with the cloud.

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