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@dogandtechlover This seems more advanced- it has a two way radio and also allows different "commands" to be loaded to create a virtual fence.  I guess it just depends how much functionality people want

5 days, 23 hours ago on Meet Wüf, The World’s Smartest Dog Collar

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Thanks Muse. Last night looting broke out again, but eventually citizens lined up front of businesses to block looters from returning.

4 months ago on Peace Comes to Ferguson Missouri

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@Ze_unit Since Techli won an Arch Grant back in 2012, its always exciting to see the new companies each year!

6 months, 3 weeks ago on 2014 Arch Grants Recipients Announced

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@VanceCrowe Excellent point Vance- while it is technically POSSIBLE for people/comapnies to dodge the IRS, I would think companies that don't want to get in trouble will pay their fair share, expecially as governments wrap their heads around how to track them (Bitcoins)

1 year ago on St. Louis’ Articulate Ventures Starts Accepting Bitcoins As Payment

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@ryanaoneil For sure- shoot me an email and we can do coffee sometime soon

1 year ago on My Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) Enrollment Experience

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@jebory1 Thaks Jeb.  I personally feel that the rollout was totally botched and someone's head should roll at the top. (Sebelius, maybe?)


Despite the botched rollout, I too think in the long run this has to be better than what we have now in America.  It isn't perfect, but its better than what existed before.  I will admit I don't have enough data, but I feel like the media can't stop telling the bad stories and never tells the good ones.

1 year ago on My Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) Enrollment Experience

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@ryanaoneil I agree Ryan that 'keep your plan' is a real issue, I just think that the media was overly focused on it.  For instance, I also lost my plan, but it was over priced and subpar.

That said, I am very curious why so many people have skyrocketing premiums- and thanks for sharing the link!

1 year ago on My Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) Enrollment Experience

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@Toomany I am not married and did not need a family plan.  I am an Army vet, but I was a reservist and therefore do not get all the same benefits that active duty vets get.  Thanks for asking!

1 year ago on My Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) Enrollment Experience

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 @dwechsler I personally don't, but that is an excellent point- Im with you

1 year, 8 months ago on 7 Tools to Document Internal Processes in Your Startup

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 @kilesmyth Isn't it? They keep moving from success to success

1 year, 8 months ago on Lockerdome Partners With The NHL's St. Louis Blues

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@missyslybrito thanks Missy. And done!

1 year, 9 months ago on The Domain Tech Report Episode 2: Food Essentials

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 @kilesmyth Actually- downtown STL is going to get fiber!  Is coming in next year.

1 year, 9 months ago on Nothing found for Lockerdome-fastest-growing-sports-site-in-world-10m-uniques-raises-$6M-funding

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I think this is a brilliant idea- I use coffee meetings all the time in my work, and the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City launched 1 Million Cups of Coffee" morning networking for entrepreneurs.  Aubrey has the right idea- to know more people, you have to get out there and meet them.

1 year, 9 months ago on A Social Experiment: Free Coffee With Aubrey

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 @oilondono thank you, we really worked hard on it

1 year, 9 months ago on The Domain Tech Report Launches! Meet The New Boom Network

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 @jsteiner Thank you very much!

1 year, 9 months ago on The Domain Tech Report Launches! Meet The New Boom Network

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 @missyslybrito Thank you Missy!!  It airs next Thursday- stay tuned :)

1 year, 9 months ago on The Domain Tech Report Launches! Meet The New Boom Network

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 @Wrath66 Thank you very much! We put a lot of work into it, and are already planning more!  Episode 2 next week!!

1 year, 9 months ago on The Domain Tech Report Launches! Meet The New Boom Network

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 @bgtrotter Right on- that's exactly what the mantra of the Valley was in the 90s.  Not, "lets build another Groupon clone" but, "How can we make the world better?"  Success was a by-product of this kind of thinking.  I agree with you 

1 year, 9 months ago on Michelle From Houston: How To Explain Startups To An Outsider

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 @wayne_lopez St. louis is imilar- its exciting to be in a city where things are just starting to pop isn't it?  I'm glad we have Michelle as 'boots ont he ground' in Houston to share the great stuff happening there

1 year, 9 months ago on Michelle From Houston: How To Explain Startups To An Outsider

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 @kilesmyth Thanks Kyle- and I agree!  Its great to see, isn't it? Where are you located?  The Midwest is really taking off!

1 year, 9 months ago on Nothing found for Lockerdome-fastest-growing-sports-site-in-world-10m-uniques-raises-$6M-funding

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 @pwag One would hope it doesnt come to that!

1 year, 11 months ago on Control A Cockroach's Brain With A Tweet Thanks To Chicago Artist

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 @Free Man I agree- I think Android is going to blow away iOS and become a dominant operating system as everything goes mobile

1 year, 11 months ago on 1.3 Million Android Devices Activated Daily; Beats iOS Marketshare

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I love my earhoox- the idea is a simple but the team executed flawlessly- GREAT idea, fun product Im enjoying using.  Great job guys

1 year, 11 months ago on earhoox Make Pesky Earbuds Exercise Viable

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We were a little late getting this out- but we still wanted to share the story!

2 years, 1 month ago on When Reddit Came To St. Louis

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This is a great idea- with all the roadblocks thrown up by politicians when they don't want prying eyes, this is brilliant- now there is nowhere for legislation to hide. 

2 years, 1 month ago on Sick Of Election Results? Track Legislation Instead With TrakBill

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Chicago has local corner stores- you just have to live in a neighborhood.  In mine (West Town) I had two!

 

 

2 years, 2 months ago on TheStylisted Co-founder On New York City Versus Chicago

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I love visiting Omaha- there is SO much great stuff happening there

2 years, 2 months ago on 7 Omaha Startups To Look Out For | Techli

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 @TFInteract I couldn't agree more- and I don't live there!  I can't wait to visit and see what's happening (I'm in St. Louis now)

2 years, 3 months ago on Launch KC Fueled By Google Fiber Project

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 @chewytiki Based on all the great stuff I am hearing pout of Florida in tech- and coupled with everything you just said- I think a visit is in order for me soon! 

2 years, 3 months ago on The Other Bay Area: Why You Should Pay Attention To Tampa Bay's Growing Startup Scene

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 @Zwigby That is great to hear!  We plan on getting out there to check out the space in the near future- probably early 2013

2 years, 4 months ago on 6 Reasons The Brandery, Cincinnati's Top Tech Accelerator, Works

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 @Zwigby How is the culture? I have found when working in a similar space myself in other cities that when people have open doors the majority of the day collaboration follows.  How long have you been in the Brandery?

2 years, 4 months ago on 6 Reasons The Brandery, Cincinnati's Top Tech Accelerator, Works

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 @perisoft P.S. At least 1 person read this, not zero :)

2 years, 5 months ago on Is Elon Musk A Real Life Tony Stark? [Infographic] | Techli

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 @perisoft It sounds like someone is drinking some haterade here- while I can appreciate you criticizing what was meant to be a fun infographic with reality, (I am pretty sure no one thinks a real Iron Man suit is in the offing) Elon Musk is a gigantic success- it is impressive you generated $7M on $50K, yes.

 

Let me ask you this- did your products/service change the world or contribute to changing the world in any significant way?  I am not saying every person with their business needs to (or even wants to) change the world, but in addition to being an entrepreneur, Elon Musk is also a dreamer with ambitions far beyond just making money.  He almost went broke because he truly believed an electric car was feasible and could change the automotive industry- but beyond that, and what truly makes me admire the man, is Space X.  

 

I don't know Elon Musk but I would bet big that he really isn't so interested in making a fortune so much as he is interested in advancing space travel.  When I was a little kid, my hero was Neil Armstrong and I dreamed of growing up and being an Astronaut.  As time went on, I got disillusioned with the dream because all NASA seemed to be doing was sending up the Space Shuttle to do experiments.  No bold missions to Mars, no missions pushing to see how far humanity can truly go-

 

Through Space X, Elon Musk has built A PRIVATE SPACE COMPANY.  This is amazing on many different levels- especially to every person who grew up wishing they could travel to space, and he isn't done.  He managed to balance the dream (space exploration) with actually turning a profit to keep the dream alive.  He secured a $1B contract with NASA to resupply the space station which allows him to pour even more money into further developing Space X.  Next up is mining asteroids for their resources which will provide raw material to build manufacturing facilities in NEO (Near Earth Orbit) and truly move human space exploration beyond constantly having to spend gigantic sums of money just to escape Earth's gravity.

 

The people that made the infographic were clearly trying to drive traffic to their site by making a cool infographic...so what? your posts are full of criticism and anger and reads like Elon Musk killed your dog or something.  'Iron Man' is fantasy- just like the NYT article calculating how much monetary damage would have been done to Manhattan if the 'Avengers' movie was real- its fantasy, not real life yet you launch into a diatribe attacking the science behind it.  I don't think anyone really thinks its real-

 

What IS real is Space X which is doing more to advance human space exploration (along with Virgin Intergalactic, Bigelow Aerospace, Blue Origin and others) than government ever will.  And all those space companies I just named were ALL started by entrepreneurs that generated vast wealth and turned that money into advancing humanity beyond Earth.  True, space exploration is in its infancy but these entrepreneurs are the ones moving us forward, NOT government.  

 

So while your 140x earnings is spectacular and anyone that can do so is a bonafide success, criticizing the genius of what Musk is accomplishing just sounds....small and petty.

2 years, 5 months ago on Is Elon Musk A Real Life Tony Stark? [Infographic] | Techli

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@sankarpatel I definitely think there is a place for advanced algorithms that can detect these types fo things for sure- but a purely math based system? No

4 years, 9 months ago on Should we take what seems logical out of the equation and use math to fight crime?

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New York Times new on-line metering model: Future of online media consumption or FAIL?

4 years, 9 months ago on New York Times new on-line metering model: Future of online media consumption or FAIL?

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Well said- I still use it but us early adopter types could probably bypass buzz. I've already stopped using it

4 years, 10 months ago on With Buzz Google is trying to head off Facebook's "Titan" Will they succeed?

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With Buzz Google is trying to head off Facebook's "Titan" Will they succeed?

4 years, 10 months ago on With Buzz Google is trying to head off Facebook's "Titan" Will they succeed?

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Does anyone think Obama should do things differently in dealing with terrorists?

4 years, 10 months ago on Obama invokes Bush policies as defense in Katie Couric interview

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I think the reality of trying to close a place like Guantanamo is finally sinking in

4 years, 10 months ago on Obama invokes Bush policies as defense in Katie Couric interview

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Obama invokes Bush policies as defense in Katie Couric interview

4 years, 10 months ago on Obama invokes Bush policies as defense in Katie Couric interview

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Too many ads on a page DOES ruin the experience and not every paid of eyeballs is going to interact with an ad. But when I see a mini-cooper ad (or any ad) here, and then on another site, and another it sticks in my head. Branding is the future

4 years, 10 months ago on One for the ad geeks. CPM pricing going to die...again?

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@sankarpatel Branding is the way to go. I'm viewing the mini-cooper ad and nor interacting-yet I've seen it

4 years, 10 months ago on One for the ad geeks. CPM pricing going to die...again?

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