Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence — Osho
The Problem: While BART was on strike, it was a pain in the butt to get around the Bay Area. While there are plenty of paid car services like Uber, Lyft, SideCar, etc., why has no one built a free alternative to encourage true peer-to-peer transportation?
Google Acquires Webcam Gesture Recognition Startup Flutter -
Google has acquired gesture recognition startup Flutter, which takes input via a computer webcam rather than a dedicated device.
Looks like Flutter has the capacity to bring “Point-and-Buy" to Google Glass in the near future.
Hey PG, long time fan, first time @-messager. I just heard you dispense sage wisdom to an auditorium of aspiring Harvard undergraduate entrepreneurs last week. Now, I’ve got an idea you might like.
**PG’s Suggestion**: Students should find their co-founders before graduating college and certainly before pursuing the path well worn to Wall Street or Mountain View. Never again will you be around smart, like-minded, and available entrepreneurs with nothing to lose. When forming a team, gather a small group (2-3 people) with complementary but not redundant skills and interests and build something awesome together.
**The Problem**: Some campuses have plenty of coders, others have an abundance of liberal artists, and still others have a design in their DNA. Even in Cambridge, it is rare for students from Harvard and MIT to talk, much less form a company together. What if there were a way to bring co-founders together from various campuses to form innovative startups?
Would you rather fund a startup with founders from MIT, Stanford, and RISD or three roommates from Harvard?
**The Solution**: FounderRoulette.com helps aspiring student entrepreneurs escape the echo chamber of their campus community. Diversity is no guarantee of success, but it will likely produce different ideas. FounderRoulette facilitates team-formation with a series of questions to match students with similar interests:
@Students, if you want to make money and live a fulfilling life, don’t be a banker. Be an entrepreneur. Solve problems for yourself and others. Strive to create excellence. Make small bets that add up to something great - or, fail fast if that’s what you’re into. Be a good boss to yourself and others. But first, be yourself on FounderRoulette.com and find your co-founders.
Interested in a startup, but you are still looking for a business idea? Don’t fret, #PSTI has a few to get you started. Here are a few ideas we have up-for-grabs:
Marketing, when you strip everything away, is extremely simple: You figure out who you want to sell to, and then you determine what it is that will get them to buy.
Are you a dreamer or a doer? Only time will tell.
Why the current Generation-Y is unhappy… For more, see this article.
Gates Foundation Funds Next Gen K-12 School Models -
I thought this one was particularly interesting:
Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (NH)
For 5th to 12th graders, this statewide online charter school is redefining “school” to mean wherever learning occurs, whether in a classroom, online, or in the community through VLACS Aspire, a 100% self-paced competency-based approach (rather than a course-based curriculum) that harnesses the face-to-face learning potential of internships, service-learning, and distributed learning team-based projects.
Oakland Raiders punter Chris Kluwe is a gay rights advocate, a video game expert and the author of a new book. But if the eight-year veteran’s bold predictions for augmented reality come true, you’ll also know him as the NFL’s first Google Glass Explorer and resident tech evangelist.
Who will be the NFL’s first Google Quarterback?
The secret to product: say, "No."