One small disc for man, one giant library for mankind…
The Lunar Library, produced by my nonprofit charity, The Arch Mission Foundation, was crash-landed on the Moon on April 11, in the Israeli Beresheet lander. But despite the crash, at least 60,000 images and pages etched into nickel films, survived intact and are now on the surface of the Moon.…
Read More “My Lunar Library has Landed – There is Now a 30 Million Page Library on the Moon”
After many years of work, I am pleased to say that the first installment of the Lunar Library has launched and is enroute to the Moon, where it will remain for at least 10’s of millions of years.
Read more here.… Read More “The Lunar Library has Launched!”
Today, we are launching
Technological progress often comes from incremental improvements to existing technologies, rather than major evolutionary leaps. But occasionally there is a truly fundamental advance that improves the entire foundation on which we are building. This is the type of leap we are announcing today.…
Read More “Announcing Fuzionaire Diagnostics: a True Breakthrough in Chemistry, Applied to Saving Lives”
Today my foundation,
The Arch Mission Foundation, announced our mission to land the Wikipedia (and other datasets) on the Moon in 2020 with Astrobotic. This will create a permanent backup of human civilization that will persist on the Moon for billions of years.… Read More “Announcing our Mission to Land the Wikipedia on the Moon!”
Today we began to reveal a little more of what we’ve been working on in stealth mode, since last December. It’s a new science and technology startup studio, based in Los Angeles, called
You might think of Magical as a moonshot factory, except that we’re not just aiming for the moon.…
Read More “Magical, My New Startup Studio in LA, Comes Out of Stealth”
The Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal covered the announcement of
Bottlenose’s Nerve Center 3.0 platform today. They did a nice job capturing the big idea here.
It’s Time to Automate the Analyst
I have been speaking about the need for “automating the analyst” for several years. This need is prompted not only by the data deluge — the Cambrian explosion of data volume, velocity, and variety of data sources — but also by the simple reality that enterprises cannot hire the number of data scientists they need to adapt to this new environment.…
Read More “AI, BI, and the Necessity of Automating the Analyst”
I’m thrilled to say that my company,
Bottlenose, has been selected by Gartner Group as a 2016 Cool Vendor in In-Memory Computing.
I’m very proud of the team and what we built here. Truly the next-generation of business intelligence, powered by AI and streaming analytics.…
Read More “Bottlenose Named Gartner Cool Vendor in In-Memory Computing”
I had a fun
chat with Nathan Latka on his podcast, about my Venture Studio process and some of the deals I’ve produced.
Read my new article about how to evolve Twitter,
I’ve spent many years studying,
writing about, building, and funding companies (such as Bottlenose, Klout, and The Daily Dot) in Twitter’s ecosystem.
media chatter, I am still bullish on Twitter – as should be any investor who understands the social network’s fundamentals and true potential.
Read More “How Twitter Could be 10X Bigger, 100X More Profitable, and 1000X More Awesome”
I was recently
interviewed by Blake Morgan at Forbes, on the subject of “Building Influence in the Digital Age” — listen to the interview here:
Peter Drucker’s grandson
Nova Spivack, CEO of Bottlenose, says that Drucker would have felt today that real influencers are not spending a lot of time on social media.
Read More “My Forbes Interview – People May be Brands, but Brands are Not People”
ranking of futurists by analyzing their social and Web influence. I rank in the top 20. Of course, I couldn’t have predicted that.
The fundamental problem that Twitter has is engagement. If engagement can be corrected, the whole Twitter ecosystem (and their stock price) will improve.
Improving Twitter engagement comes down to fixing the core consumption experience.
First of all what’s wrong with the consumption experience?…
Read More “How to Solve Twitter’s Engagement Problem: Add Semantics”
article in Venturebeat about the emerging Venture Production Studio model, which I wrote about in 2011 here on this blog.
I’m very pleased to see
Bottlenose getting ranked at #13 in the Top 100 Startups in LA listing this year. We’re making progress!
I am pleased to announce that I have been added to the Board for the Data Creativity Awards, by I-COM, The Global Forum for Marketing Data and Measurement. Details
Cards are fast becoming the
hot new design paradigm for mobile apps, but their importance goes far beyond mobile. Cards are modular, bite-sized content containers designed for easy consumption and interaction on small screens, but they are also a new metaphor for user-interaction that is spreading across all manner of other apps and content.… Read More “It’s Time for an Open Standard for Cards”
When we talk about the future of artificial intelligence (AI), the discussion often focuses on the advancements and capabilities of the technology, or even the risks and opportunities inherent in the potential cultural implications. What we frequently overlook, however, is the future of AI as a business.…
Read More “The Next Step for Intelligent Virtual Assistants”
I’m happy to announce the release of Bottlenose Nerve Center 2.0 today. Analyzing 3 billion messages an hour (72 billion messages a day), and doing real-time predictive analytics on nearly 300 million data points an hour, it’s a big step in real-time big data analytics. …
Read More “Bottlenose Nerve Center 2.0 Released – Milestone for Real-Time Big Data Analytics”
Bottlenose, has a big announcement today. We’re unveiling the first live trend intelligence system to provide analytics against real-time broadcast TV and radio (and social media). You can read more in the TechCrunch article here.
article in VentureBeat about how Bitcoins may restructure our civilization, and the need for advocacy to support this transition, if it is going to happen. Here’s an excerpt:
Bitcoin is a trend with all the ingredients necessary for changing the world.
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article in Gigaom on the coming cognition-as-a-service wars. The next thing after the Semantic Web.
news that Apple bought social search engine, Topsy, for more than $200M has many scratching their heads. Why would Apple want social data, and why would they pay so much for it?
There has been a lot of speculation about the reasons for this acquisition — ranging from making Siri better, to making the App Store smarter, to acquiring big data expertise to develop insights on the Apple firehose.…
Read More “Did Apple Buy Topsy for Contextual Awareness?”
Twitter’s business model appears to have shifted from being a network to being a destination. The question I address here, is whether this shift in strategy is going to work, and what the implications are.
Twitter’s Declining User Engagement: Can it be Solved?
Read More “Is Twitter’s Business Model Going to Work?”
Read my article in Gigaom on the Quantified Self market and how it is developing.
There are too many choices available for consumers when it comes to devices and apps that track your steps or daily activities. What needs to happen is consolidation across the industry and a focus on storytelling, not just activity.
Check out my
article in Forbes on the future of Virtual Assistants. What’s after SIRI and IVR?
All of the interesting stuff happens when data collides. A voice-based interface to a single data set is a thing of the past.
Read More “The Future of Virtual Assistants”
Bottlenose Secures $3.6 Million Series A Round of Financing to Bring Trendfluence™ to the Enterprise
Enterprise Offering Discovers Real-Time, Influential Trends to Drive Marketing Campaigns, Manage Brand Reputation and Spotlight Attention in Social Communities
LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2013 —
Bottlenose, the first application for Trendfluence™ discovery in social streams, today announced that the company has completed a $3.6 million Series A round of venture capital financing.… Read More “Bottlenose Series A to Bring “Trendfluence” to the Enterprise”
In Part I of this article series, we looked at how the real-time Web has precipitated Nowism as a fundamental shift in how we understand and engage with information. Nowism is a cultural shift to a focus on the present, instead of the past or future.… Read More “The Present IS the Future: Real-Time Marketing In the Era of the Stream – Part Two”