Author Archives: mark

Hacking Team Hacked

You can’t make this stuff up. Earlier this week a spyware vendor, named the Hacking Team, was hacked.
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Mary Meeker’s Annual Internet Trends

Mary Meeker is a badass researcher, famous in some circles. Her annual internet trends report is understood to be a sort of “State of Affairs.” She’s known for covering a huge breadth of research every year in under 20mins (she … Continue reading

How NFC Can Help Conference Attendees

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Looking Back, Around, & Forward

I’ve recently said farewell to O’Reilly Media. I don’t think I can sum up how I’m feeling, but my goodbye email to the company, repurposed below, comes close. Continue reading

It Takes a Nation(builder)

Over the past couple of months, I’ve been increasingly enthused by a new-ish product on the web, NationBuilder.  I’ve been using it to help my brother, David Levitt, and his campaign for US Senate . It’s a really powerful system for anyone trying to organize online communities.  While its target users are organizers of political campaigns, it’s applicability is much broader.  In their own words, “Whether you are a non-profit, political candidate, speaker, indie filmmaker, or destined for greatness, if you want to really have an impact, you need to build a nation.”  They’re right. Continue reading