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@djackd They have worked with the FAA to build their business model. Captain Mike Flint is on the thread above with more info on the company and his experience. Feel free to reach out to him for further details. He says he'd be happy to answer all questions.

1 year ago on Warren Buffett’s former pilot launches Visionary Airlines in Silicon Valley

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@thetruthishere Feel free to check out Captain Mike's response above. I appreciate you asking us to dig deeper. So we did and he has answers to your questions above. I hope it helps.

1 year ago on Warren Buffett’s former pilot launches Visionary Airlines in Silicon Valley

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@williams_simon You should contact Bill Tai with CRV :) 

1 year, 1 month ago on For startups which comes first, success or kiteboarding?

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@clairedwillett no, not an ad. Just the angle I took which was simply to make the comparison to Apple. It wasn't meant to be an in-depth look at the pros and cons of the company. I just enjoyed the irony of the similarities between the two company retail outlets. Probably the amazingness of my videographer/editor, who's a perfectionist with these videos, also created more of a commercial feeling. It was not my intention.

1 year, 2 months ago on Meet the Apple of the coffee world: Nespresso

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@LeisureSuitLarry Thank you. I fixed. I can't believe i did that! I appreciate your feedback!

1 year, 3 months ago on Nordstrom disses ‘omni-channel’ term, but Alexandra Mysoor says it’s real

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@cheapikeabot Thank you so much for the feedback! That means a lot! You got my style :) At the time I was really having a hard time believing it would be a viable product that people would really use all the time, which is what you saw written all over my face :) but after seeing that Piper Jaffray study, I have come around a bit, which is why I decided to promote the video now versus in early march.

1 year, 4 months ago on Povio hopes that teens will say goodbye to Twitter and Facebook

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@ao I appreciate your feedback but we have our own styles. I do have interviews on pandodaily.com where it's just question then answer then question then answer then question then answer so I'm certain there are videos I've done which will satisfy the style you prefer.  But in this case it was a live interview where I was learning about his product for the first time as we went along as he had literally just launched the product moments before on the LAUNCH stage. So, I treated it as if it was just he and I chit chatting about the product as I would with anyone I was just hanging out with. I'm sorry it doesn't meet your style requirements in this case. Itwas a conversation and in conversations we interrupt each other all the time. I think the conversation aspect of this particular one makes it more fun to watch. I hate watching interviews where it's just the guest talking talking talking. That's why I think I model myself after my boss Sarah... It's because she is constantly interrupting, clarifying, creating a conversation vs. a ping pong effect. Let's leave that effect to Povio. 

1 year, 4 months ago on Povio hopes that teens will say goodbye to Twitter and Facebook

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@adsy_me nice use of the comment section versus sending me an email right after this saying you did this story, now do mine. I'm taking notice. I'm curious about what you mean by activate your content. Also, I'm curious about what your thoughts and others thoughts about how Facebook can help its members monetize their 'friends' or if that's even acceptable on that platform. Adsy maybe you're the one to do that with instagram pics?

1 year, 4 months ago on DeviantArt partners with Madefire to help members monetize their communities

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@Calacanis @launch @jason Wow! Thank you Jason. I enjoyed the opportunity and look forward to doing more with you and Launch. I think it would be interesting to do a 3 months after launch set of videos on the top five that your audience most wants to hear about. 

1 year, 5 months ago on Could MyTime be a Groupon that works?

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If you're wondering how Bill Tai discovered this new market... Larry Lopez, a former Silicon Valley Bank executive moved to Perth, Australia. He was approached by the head of Australia about helping to increase innovation in tech. He reached out to SVB exec Aaron Gershenberg who recruited Bill to become an Innovator in Residence. The conference in the past has even had Steve Wozniak as a speaker. So...this market is truly starting to gain some ground. Also... stay tuned over next couple of weeks...because I spoke with a professor from a tech university in melbourne who says he has a big supply of developers looking for great start-ups to work on....hint hint hint... 

1 year, 5 months ago on Silicon Valley finds a new crop of tech talent in Australia

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Bill Taibelieves that start up talent is blossoming in Australia and that investors world wide including those in Silicon Valley neeto pay close attention, as world class tech based companies are starting to emergefrom the continent. Many companies in Silicon Valley use 99Designs, and everybody uses Google Maps, developed in Sydney. And software firm Atlassian is on the road to what could be a billion dollar IPO. And when Google shut down Google Wave, a real-time messaging platform, based in Australia, its developers spread like pollen to catalyze dozens of new projects, including the one which won this year’s “OZAPP Awards,” Soundbyte: http://video.pandodaily.com/NR6U/how-well-soon-share-data-using-soundwaves/

1 year, 5 months ago on Silicon Valley finds a new crop of tech talent in Australia

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Tagged is offering free limo rides as well - probably not running into the same problems since it's not actually a car service. just a social networking looking for a little extra reporter love :)

1 year, 5 months ago on SXSW ride services encounter the paradox of free

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@statspotting I agree margins are critical. From the retail standpoint, daily deals are squeezing their margins. I think daily deals are great initially as a discovery mechanism for consumers. But longterm, I believe that loyalty programs are better for margins. Thoughts anyone?

1 year, 6 months ago on Why Daily Deals aren’t all bad (No, really)

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@kentbrew I love your approach. I wish I would've seen this sooner!  Wow... I can't believe I made those apostrophe mistakes!! I must've been on automatic pilot! Yikes! Thank you!

1 year, 6 months ago on Last Minute gifts for entrepreneurs that you won’t find anywhere else

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As an independent raising campaign funds...here are couple of things I learned through this process is: Make sure to choose a picture carefully. A lot of people are drawn to the picture before the words. Make sure you not only talk about what you're raising money for, but also give potential backers a clear picture of exactly how you plan to deliver on what you promised.

1 year, 8 months ago on When crowdfunding doesn’t work

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Anyone have any predictions on the biggest disruption in education in 2013?

1 year, 8 months ago on Office Crashers: Chegg’s opening up its education platform which reaches 30% of college students

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@jenniferkbl Obviously not because the CEO as seen below agrees with my assessment of the app. But I agree with you that the app will NOT work for everyone. There still needs to be drive and motivation to make or break any habit and it's not the same for everyone. And I do agree with you that it may not be making or breaking habits...but making them stick is probably the bigger issue. I agree with you that I should've addressed that more in my article. As I mentioned in a comment above, a near-death experience helped my mom to break the habit of eating fried foods.... but just for a few months... that positive behavior of eating healthy foods only stuck till she started feeling better! If you see any articles on getting behaviors to stick, please email them to me at kym at pandodaily dot com because I would love to read them

1 year, 8 months ago on Tim Ferriss attempts to do what hundreds of years of psychological research couldn’t

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@bradhill I will disagree with you on the hundred years of research, because if someone had a solution that would help the masses make or break habits, I don't think we would have an obesity problem here in the U.S. I think a lot of the articles I've read are well-intentioned, I think these apps I mentioned are well-intentioned, but nothing gets most people to do or not do something. Everyone is driven differently. That's what Tim is trying to get to the bottom of. He wants to see what will get most people to do or not do something. That's where I'm a little skeptical. Making and breaking habits I believe takes a conscious shift. And that happens for people at different times, motivated by different factors. I hope it's possible to find a blanket solution. But at this point I haven't seen it.  I'm curious about research that can truly impact the majority, if you have some you wouldn't mind emailing me at kym at pandodaily dot com.  I thank you so much for the book above. I'm definitely going to download it. I know in trying to get my mom to even stick with a medical diet is tough. I can't get her out of the bad habit of eating her fried foods. It's a habit only a near-death experience was able to break...for at least a little while. 

1 year, 8 months ago on Tim Ferriss attempts to do what hundreds of years of psychological research couldn’t

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@EmilZ I never said he was wrong. I'm sorry I didn't provide the insight YOU were looking for. If you have some insight to share on this topic and how people create good habits and break bad ones, I think that's a better use of this comment space versus criticizing a well-intentioned article on someone I think very highly of.  

1 year, 8 months ago on Tim Ferriss attempts to do what hundreds of years of psychological research couldn’t

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We are right now getting the link fixed in case you can't see it. We go live at 7pm with the interview so there's time.

1 year, 9 months ago on PandoMonthly presents: A fireside chat with Spotify CEO Daniel Ek

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 @jcjohnson It was so much fun!!! Great people! Great networking... oh and the racing was good, too. LOL! I think next time we should all fly to Vegas and get those exotic cars on the racetrack!

1 year, 9 months ago on An adrenaline-pumping alternative to the Lobby Conference

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The only point he's trying to make is that the government should not be in the venture capital business. Let private industry do its thing. That's literally all it was.

1 year, 10 months ago on No seriously, Romney — stop comparing Tesla and Fisker to Solyndra

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@DavidHafner AirPR does have a rating system. The only concern I have is how accurate it will be if expectations between client and PR specialist are off. If for example, a company says, "I want to be on the cover of Forbes," and the PR specialist says, "We've done it before but there are no guarantees." The company decides to take a chance and then writes up the PR specialist as not meeting objectives. That wouldn't be fair. There's no guarantee ever for a Forbes cover. I worked there. I know. It's a really tough process. And yet every company thinks that a good PR person can get them on the cover, when that's not really the case. Forbes chooses people for the cover ---it has nothing to do with representation.

1 year, 10 months ago on AirPR: What could be the biggest disruption yet in public relations

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 @thegraphicmac I think the theory is that the people giving 'bad' advice would be weeded out. We'll have to wait and see.

1 year, 11 months ago on WotWentWrong Launches New Feature To Crowdsource Romance Advice

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 @dylanstewart have you tried socialfluency.com as well. Devon Ash is the CEO of that company. I just went through that course. It was pretty amazing. They give you tangible things you can implement every day!

1 year, 11 months ago on WotWentWrong Launches New Feature To Crowdsource Romance Advice

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 @kpkpkp I think an 'improv' acting course does a lot for people. There is a big trend in Silicon Valley where techies are taking improv classes to help them be quicker on their feet. So, you're definitely right-on. Everyone just has to find what works for them. Some choose to never break out of their shells. But finding social freedom is worth the effort whether it's taking an improv class or something like what Social Fluency has to offer. 

2 years ago on Face It Silicon Valley, You’re Socially Awkward. Now, Fix it.

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 @kimsledgister Thank you! The funny thing is everyone thinks it's just them. I wanted to draw attention to the fact that all of us are insecure and awkward. So, I hope everyone will be more accepting and forgiving of themselves and others. Plus. this class is pretty amazing. Devon takes the approach of 'How to get the edge in negotiations,' which gives you skills above and beyond personal relationships.

2 years ago on Face It Silicon Valley, You’re Socially Awkward. Now, Fix it.

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I'm curious what other sites are getting ready to launch that are betting on eco-friendly products and services.  I know www.roozt.com has found success in the social ecommerce space, which focuses a lot on green products.

2 years ago on Eco-friendly Ecommerce Startup Gets $4.7M Injection

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 @CarlosTobin  I love that idea... prius for the morning commute. ferrai for that hot lunch date... and a tesla to impress her at dinner :) LOL I tf you think about Getaway though as a means to afford that 3 month vacation you never thought you could? How amazing would that be to get paid $1000 per month for 3 months to let Getaway manage your car rentals/maintenance, etc?

2 years ago on How Ashton Kutcher And Marissa Mayer Getaround

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 @HearPlanet You're definitely right. We really should. I will put a note in now. We are trying to fix the issue with mobile. You should contact Sam at Getaround.com to chat partnerships! They're great people!

2 years ago on How Ashton Kutcher And Marissa Mayer Getaround

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Shervin just posted this on his facebook page: http://shervster.tumblr.com/post/28564964431 - He talks about why he decided to lead the Series A for Getaround. It's a little cheesy off the top, but creative. A little Digital Underground and Tupac action.... "I Get Around."

2 years ago on How Ashton Kutcher And Marissa Mayer Getaround

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 @Sophia Horowitz My favorite story Sam told during our time there yesterday was of his first engineer who posted his 4 wheel drive subaru on there to rent, and Sam didn't know it until he went searching for a car to drive up to Tahoe, and he found it. He rented it and had no troubles trekking through the snow in it. No chains required. Would his first engineer have ever 'lent' him the car just on his own. Probably not. because most people's insurance don't cover that. This way, friends can say, "Hey, you can rent my car online and take it anywhere you want," and it's fully insured.

2 years ago on How Ashton Kutcher And Marissa Mayer Getaround

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If you're in Silicon Valley, a great place to try these devices out in the meantime is at Cafe Calafia in Palo Alto. They have the devices on inside tables. Calafia is Chef Charlie Ayers restaurant. He's Google's first chef who designed their amazing food program their which we all envy. He also designed the food programs at Dropbox and Zozzle. Amazing food and fun to toy with those ordering devices.

2 years ago on E la Carte Partners with HMSHost to Deploy Restaurant Tablets in 113 Airports Nationwide

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 @HearPlanet I keep wondering if it's too good to be true. But every question I asked in the video above, they had a solid answer. Berkshire Hathaway is their insurance. $1million in coverage. And they put their money behind their bets. They're betting that people who sign-up for their Getaway service, which allows people to put their car into the hands of Getaround to handle renting for long periods of time, will earn $1,000. Getaround will make up the difference the first three months if they don't bring in that much. 

2 years ago on How Ashton Kutcher And Marissa Mayer Getaround

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EMERSON!!!! Trevor you have such an amazing eye for entrepreneurial talent! Emerson is a rockstar! Did he tell you that he reads a book per day and keeps an excel spreadsheet with a summary of each! Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! Incredibly humble as well as giving.  I love to see good, pure-hearted people such as Emerson, succeed!

2 years, 1 month ago on How a Self-Taught 12-Year-Old Turned Spartz Media Into a Viral Media Titan

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 @CodyKolod Thanx! I'm getting bombarded with emails about you! Makes sense cuz you are awesome! I will add that link to the story!

2 years, 1 month ago on Need An iOS Developer? 21-Year-Old’s App Tops AppStore, and Now He’s Looking to Join a Startup

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@prateeks thank you! Fixed it! argh! I even did a story on him while at Forbes. He remains one of the most down to earth people I've ever met! Have a great night!

2 years, 2 months ago on Honored Visionaries: Elon Musk, Jim Breyer, Salman Khan, and David Kirkpatrick

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 @TravisRabenberg Thanx for your comments Travis! I totally agree. Have you checked out the mounts for the ION cameras. There are a lot of them and they seemed to work great on helmets and boards for kiteboarding.

2 years, 3 months ago on Watch Out GoPro, A More Advanced Action Camera is Hitting the Market

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A quick update: After I posted this story, I emailed CEO Ari Tulla and asked him if he could help a young woman I mentor find a burn doctor for a 2nd opinion. She works for Youtube and had recently been injured in an apartment fire. Her care in a local hospital has been lacking, particularly from the designated doctor. Ari found one right away using his site. Her mom called the suggested doctor this morning and he was incredible! She may even be getting out of the hospital tomorrow. 

2 years, 3 months ago on Exclusive: Another Takeover Target Emerges In The Health Care Space

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I'm going to go get my blood drawn on a friday if anyone wants to get it done the same day with me and track our progress....

2 years, 3 months ago on WellnessFX Slashes Blood Test Prices in San Francisco, But Will Consumers Bite?

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 @beaulebens Thank you - sorry about that! You're right. I'm putting it in now.

2 years, 3 months ago on WellnessFX Slashes Blood Test Prices in San Francisco, But Will Consumers Bite?

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 @kjemperud Let me know what you think of Tango. Google Talk does feel a lot more seamless than Skype. The problem we have at PandoDaily is we can't 'tape' our interviews we do via Google Talk, or even Tango for that matter. Tango needs to provide the ability to tape the actual conversations and then promote them to tv networks for a little more exposure. 

2 years, 4 months ago on Google’s Next Big Buy: Tango?

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What do you think... If Google doesn't bite, what about Facebook? The social networking giant could certainly beef up its video chat.

2 years, 4 months ago on Google’s Next Big Buy: Tango?

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@1jlh A change in strategy can be seen as a pivot. It's not a bad thing. I actually frame it in the story so as to agree it's a good move. I think it's great! I'm not even questioning any of your moves here - even the layoffs....or the losses. I have a lot of respect for Coach Pluschkell. Yes, I call him coach (watch the video). I definitely get his vision and I say in the article that he's willing to take action quickly in case something's not working, in order to stay on track and attain what he's ultimately striving for.  i can't be 100% glowing just because Spigit is a private company and I am not as privy to as many details as if it were a public company. But very soon that will be the case, right?

2 years, 4 months ago on Could Spigit Be Close To Profitability After Years of Mounting Losses?

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The sad part of this whole thing is that because all of these new 'tech reality stars' are on television, investors will flock to their companies and sink money into them. It's not a bad move if you think about it. All of the companies will be promoted on the show and their products and services will be seen by millions of would-be fans. I think it's terrible for Silicon Valley and its reputation, but it's the reality of impact these shows.

2 years, 4 months ago on An Open Letter To Randi Zuckerberg: How Could You Do This to Real Entrepreneurs?

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