I've had the good luck to have spent a bit of time in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma (and no, please don't ask me why I don't use that word, it's a long story). I work in tech. So, here's a series of stories I'm writing about it. You may or may not have known that in spite of all the incredible challenges the country still faces, there's also – what shall we call it? — a glimmer, of hope? That a lot has changed? That for example, a SIM card cost $2500 a few years ago, and $250 a year back (when I got mine), and now it's $1.50 AND available also to foreigners at the airport when you land? It is an incredible country. I hope you'll get to see a little bit of it through this. I really should update it more (I have about 5 more interviews/profiles lined up).
I wrote an Open Letter on Medium snarkily addressing my long-term issues with Startup Culture, VC funding, and various other tangled attendants.
A searchable list of Boston-area startup companies, sortable by if hiring, industry, neighborhood, and more. [more inside]
There are dragons in Silicon Valley. Real, flapping, scaly ones, with teeth and claws; the kind that'll burn your Lower Haight apartment to cinders before you can pivot your way out of there. What's more, it looks like they can be harnessed and sold as a service. Can you say "opportunity"? Herebe is a short novel about Silicon Valley, startups, the battle for ideas ... and dragons. It's my first, and I would love MetaFilter's collective opinion. You can buy it on Amazon.com.
Over my life, I've often thought, "I wish I could find an xyz. Surely somebody on the Internet knows where I could find one. I'll even pay them to find it for me!" So I created a website that enables that kind of search: eBounties lets you find (just about) anything by tapping into the crowd.
Every week a new webisode features Ed Domain interviewing companies that are based in St. Louis to take advantage of local incentives for startups. It's on a new youtube channel dedicated to Exceptional Entrepreneurialism™.
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The Prepaid Economy: African edition began as a means to track notes on the rise of Africa as an investment opportunity back in January 2010. Today it has over 28,000 readers on Tumblr, engaging an audience of young Afropolitans. We will be beginning a new series of discussion posts where engagement from our readers is encouraged. This Friday (25th January) we will be having our very first moderated conversation and the topic at hand will be “China’s presence in Africa.” If there are any particular article links or thoughts that you would like to see addressed in the discussion, feel free to share them and we’ll be sure to integrate them into the post. We look forward to hearing your input and hosting a productive conversation on the effects of China’s presence in Africa. Your moderator will be Beulah Osueke, currently Masters Degree student at LaSalle University, Philadelphia
A searchable list of Boston-area startup companies, sortable by neighborhood, industry, hiring, and more.