Girl Geek Dinners: The new-girl network is in full flourish
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Girl Geek Dinners: The new-girl network is in full flourish

The new-girl network is in full flourish. At a recent Bay Area Girl Geek dinner hosted by Perforce Software in Alameda, the definition of “girl geek” was more inclusive than ever. From the teenage Cal student simulating Martian life to game developers, from bloggers and new media artists to testers and user experience designers, women are finding … Continue reading

Wearables DevCon: Thought-reading and other reasons why the future will be freaky!
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Wearables DevCon: Thought-reading and other reasons why the future will be freaky!

Since wearable computing devices such as FitBit, Jawbone and others are in the news these days, last week I crossed the bay to attend BZ Media’s first-ever Wearables DevCon in Burlingame. The small conference had an informal feel and a small group of exhibitors, but I came away with a sense that the potential for … Continue reading

How much will the Visual Studio 2012 launch raise the GDP?
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How much will the Visual Studio 2012 launch raise the GDP?

“How much will the Visual Studio 2012 launch raise the GDP?” That’s the question I asked — referring to a headline speculating that fourth-quarter iPhone sales could raise the GDP by half a percentage point — of Satya Nadella, president of the Servers and Tools Business for Microsoft. “Ask J.P. Morgan to do the math,” … Continue reading

Attending Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2012 Release in Seattle
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Attending Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2012 Release in Seattle

Today’s businesses are fighting for eyeballs — and the competition is beating them to a panoply of devices. Microsoft is pitching its Visual Studio 2012 development environment as the best way for businesses to re-engage those wandering eyes. At the release event morning keynote (also globally live-streamed) in Seattle, Soma Somasagar kicked off the day … Continue reading