Raul I Lopez
San Jose, California, USA
@databigbang Good analogy, is there anything that we can deploy that can attack somebody that wants to read our e-mails without our approval?
1 month, 1 week ago on It’s time for Silicon Valley to ask: Is it worth it?
Thanks for the article.
One behavior that we need to keep in perspective is how we live physical security/privacy vs. how we expect online security/privacy to work: do we have pick-proof locks in our homes? Do we still use regular mail, FedEx, UPS, etc.? Do we still have transparent windows in our houses and cars? Do we keep our wallets in our pockets? Do we detect and hide from security video cameras while we walk down the street?
I think that there is a lot to improve in our daily physical lives before we can expect that our lives online as as protected as we think they should be.
I actually see at least two parallels between Apple and Google aside from iOS and Android: Apple actually has an amazing SW team that also delivers OS-X, Siri, Apple Maps, iTunes, etc. At the same time Google has long recognized that it cannot rely on standard off-the-shelf servers and I would not be surprised if Google further increased its product vertical presence with Semiconductors of their own. Just like Apple is not all Hard, Google is not all Soft. Thanks for your view.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Google: World domination starts today
How about substituting "Apple" for "technology"?
Thanks for the article! Entrepreneurship is definitely an iterative process.
2 months, 1 week ago on What a marriage advice book can teach you about co-founding
Thanks Erin, I wish that PandoDaily had a monthly or weekly series where entrepreneurs talked about what made their start-up fail and what are they up to today. I am in my third start-up and I will make sure that I do not make the same mistakes I made in the two previous ones, however it helps to know the mistakes made by other entrepreneurs.
3 months ago on YC alum Tutorspree shuts down
Good article and observations, thanks.
3 months, 1 week ago on Now Xiaomi is one of the world’s most interesting tech companies
Can we get the transcriptions of the PandoMonthly events now?
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Rev listens to and transcribes interviews so you don’t have to
Excellent article. I would like to add that, unfortunately, once profitability is reached, the founder(s) often either lose interest or are fired and a gutless wave of management takes over that just tries to keep milking the cow without ever taking large risks again. At that point it is time for all risk takers to move on and aim to take the next hill.
7 months ago on It always comes down to math
@paulcarr OK, so the Conflict Tower is another NSFWCORP product like the puppy stickers. Good idea.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Clay Shirky says NSFWCORP has unlimited cash. Great! Now we’re screwed
Very good article indeed, two items I would like you to consider:
1) I don't see in the Conflict Tower itself that there are more benefits such as Dinner Parties that you participate in (if I click on an available window, I don't see that benefit listed there).
2) Can you explain what the Conflict Tower is to the SEC? Is it Crowdfunding?
@JamesSwanson, as a 40-something parent of under-10-year-olds, I tend to agree with Ryan and the key issue is precisely what you say "parents would give their kids anything but the best advice" my view is a view that is not one but almost two generations away from reality today. My nieces and nephews are having a hard time finding jobs with college degrees AND they, or their parents, have debt to pay for the education that is not helping them land a job.
8 months, 1 week ago on Young people are screwed… Here’s how to survive
Thanks for following up on the wind-down of the business, also, since there are more start-ups that fail than succeed I believe that there are actually more opportunities to learn from those failures than of successes. Maybe Pando should start a series of Failure Stories.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on The ecomom liquidation is underway. Here’s how things looked at the end
Hmmmrmrm, how come their Job Openings still say that the positions are in Las Vegas?
8 months, 4 weeks ago on More bad news for Vegas Tech Fund: Star company Romotive is moving to the Bay Area
When I go through "Facebook Moments", something in my life that I would like to share with my family and friends, I realize the importance of the platform and then post in Facebook what just happened.
9 months ago on How Facebook can bank on, well, Facebook
Please, please rename Yahoo to anything else that does not exist, has been at its peak and faded...
Think Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, not Ampex, Polaroid, Kodak, Yahoo...
9 months, 3 weeks ago on What Marissa Mayer has pulled off is monumental, and that’s exactly what’s so sad about it
Q: Why Now?
A: Because I finally nailed how to do it!
Very good article, thanks!
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Pitching Sequoia? Here’s the big question you’ll need to answer
@occamsrazor Were the laid off employees given compensation packages then? If so, then it is indeed and act of kindness if the company was virtually bankrupt. Again, please, journalists, let's get to the bottom of why Ecomom had to lay off most of its staff.
10 months, 1 week ago on Ecomom cuts the majority of its staff, as Vegas tech community continues to reel from Jody Sherman’s death
Why is this happening? If the investors are recalling their funding, shame on them! Please get to the bottom of it.
@Laura E Haupt I am parent too and I was trained to go to college, no matter what. Fortunately my parents supported me to go to good schools including Graduate School and I am doing fine professionally and financially, but I really don't know if, for my kids, the answer is going to be to go to college no matter what. I think that top schools are still going to be around by the time they go to college, at least 10 years from now, and that graduating from them is going to be appreciated by employers, but I really have changed my mind about asking young people to go to any college and rack up student loans that they might never be able to re-pay. I think that it is important as parents to be aware of the changing work market, the 7% permanent unemployment group, and that Peter Thiel might be right about telling kids to "take off" earlier rather than wait until finishing college. Of course, no article or piece of news is a justification for treating anybody like crap, but I think it is important to be flexible and show flexibility in understanding that our kids are not going to live in the same world that we grew up in.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Young people are screwed… Here’s how to survive