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A Conversation At Cadillac Headquarters

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“We really need to sell more cars. Who has money to buy luxury vehicles?” “Don’t those techie startup people have a ton of money to blow?” “Oh yeah, I saw that HBO show, they totally have stupid money. Who can we get to sell them our cars? Who do they love?” “Steve Jobs.” “Oh yeah! […]

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A Failure Of Vision For Broadband Access

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My Rant About NY State Using Opportunity Funds To Bribe Broadband ISPs The NY state plan to grant the ISP mafia $500MM to "incentivize" them to raise speeds is a MASSIVELY FLAWED idea. https://t.co/mMLPekx9eK — Mike Caprio (@mik3cap) January 17, 2015 The NY state money would be best spent laying municipal fiber not bribing providers […]

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My Response To NYC’s CTO

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The Beta NYC civic hacking group met with New York City’s First Chief Technology Officer. She made it clear that the City’s IT policy, technology, data, leadership, and services need to accessible to all New Yorkers. She also posed two questions to the membership: What do you want to see from NYC’s CTO and the […]

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Smartdrones

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I kind of called it on flying smartphone-drones (smartdrones) back in July of this year. Smartphones will eventually be replaced by flying mini-drones that access networks & speak in response to voice command #FlyingLittleBrother — Mike Caprio (@mik3cap) July 6, 2014 Forget wearables – we need FLYABLES. Clothing will generate electricity from heat & movement, […]

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What’s So Great About Hackathons?

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Hackathon? What’s That? I’m sure many folks unfamiliar with the phrase “hackathon” will wonder whether it involves breaking in to a computer or telecommunications system and “hacking” passwords or some such security thing. Mass media and other government / special interests have firmly associated the term “hack” with “criminal act” so it’s important to state […]

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