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Stick a Forkly in it!

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I got to sit down with Martin May on Wednesday to talk about his latest venture Forkly. The last time I interviewed Martin was three years ago when he and Brady Becker were in the midst of building out Brightkite. It’s been three years and much as changed. I asked Martin how it was different this time around with Forkly? He said that because this wasn’t his first rodeo, things were a little...

Ozzy Longoria on the future of comics

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Several weeks ago I walked into Breckenridge Brewery in LoDo for a networking event. It was roughly 4:30 and the place was dead. As I walked up to the counter I saw an amazing piece of hand drawn artwork being worked on by the man behind the counter. It was shocking. Like finding a walrus in the back seat of your car. You just don’t expect it. At all. He was working on a comic book page. It was...

Distimo releases its monitoring tool

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Today was a good day. I got to talk to Vincent Hoogsteder of DISTIMO (@DISTIMO). They’re a company that I posted about two months ago and after reading there most recent report on the status of “all things application store” I thought it would be good to get them on the phone and talk about what they do and how they came to be. Just in case you don’t want to read my original post: DISTIMO...

Icelantic, the social ski

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So I’m in the line at Wahoo’s waiting to order a shrimp enchiladas and I see an ad for Icelantic skis.  The artwork adorning the top of the skis was so striking I mentioned it to my wife and told her that I wished they sold snowboards. Fast forward 2 months to my first class. The students are going around the room talking about what they do and Chris Blackett tells us that he works for a little...

Seeqpod Get’s Hit by an Asteroid!

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The asteroid in case, is the economy. Kasian will tell you that they were hit with an opportunity. I talked to Kasian Franks, CEO of Seeqpod yesterday and his company, like many companies, are finding ways to survive. I originally posted about Seeqpod here and then followed up here when the site went down. Seeqpod is easily one of my favorite online applications and I use it every day. When I...

This Ain’t the Mainland

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I called Maui Hawaii yesterday in the hopes that I’d be able to talk to Louie Martin, founder of Tropix Surfboards and the Maui Built brand. After speaking with a couple of people at Tropix Central, I finally got him on the phone. I asked him if I could interview him for my blog and he told me he wasn’t interested. I had 15 questions and have been looking forward to speaking with him...

DOUBLE ENCORE

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I met with Dan Burcaw, CEO and Founder of DOUBLE ENCORE, the other day and learned many many things. Back in October 2007 Dan Burcaw, was an Apple employee (on the corporate side of Apple Retail group) and was in Cupertino, California for a meeting.  He was watching a product manager for iPhone, give a demo. Somewhere during the demo he learned that Steve Jobs had released an open letter that...

The Future of Fuser

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Before the holidays, I interviewed Eric Wu the Vice President of Product for Fuser. Fuser is an aggregator of communications and handles email from Yahoo!, AOL, Gmail, etc and social networking messages from MySpace, Facebook and Twitter. Fuser was founded by Jared Polis to solve his communication problem. Jared Polis (now Congressman Polis) sold Blue Mountain to Excite for $780 million without a...

Bluetunes from the Cloud

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I had the good fortune of interviewing Nick Alexander of Bluetunes recently. blueTunes is one of a growing number of companies that are taking advantage of the push towards cloud computing. I had my list of questions ready and was happy to finally speak with Nick. We had managed to miss one another for over month. I’ll list out the questions/answers to keep this simple Q: How did you come...

The Kite is Bright

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This past Friday, I had the good fortune of speaking with the founders of Brightkite, Brady Becker and Martin May. I got the ball rolling by walking through the front door and accusing Brady of being Martin . . . Fortunately things got better from there. Once we sat down, they told me they had just finished an interview with the Wall Street Journal the day before and had also made a TechCrunch...

I'm an Associate Teaching Professor of Digital Marketing at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. I also consult with startups and established brands. I'm currently interested in artificial intelligence, cognitive neuroscience and culture. I am married to an amazing woman and have two incredible children. I was raised in Colorado and spend my free time with family, cycling, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive + surf. I'm passionate about architecture, design, street art, photography and tattooing.

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