Jimmy Gardner is a Senior Unix/Windows Engineer, a lover of technology and photography. Follow him online at @jjgardner3 and enjoy his portfolio at jjg3photo.com/.

 

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CampusSplash For College Life

Blog networks are nothing new to most of us. We have seen empires built around a core set of blogs and some of them have gone on to be acquired by the likes of AOL for a tidy sum.  A couple of local DC entrepreneurs,…

Poshbrood: Starting Up In A Niche Industry [VIDEO]

A few months back, October to be exact, a local DC startup, Poshbrood, launched to help families find a way to enjoy luxurious travel without paying luxurious prices.  It was the brainchild of Elizabeth Thorp, a local DC PR executive, mother of three, and blogger…

The FCC Continues Trend Of Aligning With Google’s Ideas

This past week at CES, I was excited to sit in on the session with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to see what he had to say about the past, present, and future of all things policy and FCC. I had no real preconceived notions…

Khush Makers Of The LaDiDa Karaoke iPhone App Get Funded

Trying to remember the name of a song you heard? There is an iPhone app that can help by allowing you to sing a tune and it will help recognize it. Khush is the company behind the slick karaoke application for the iPhone called LaDiDa…

Motorola Xoom With Verizon 4G LTE? – Answers Please

As day two dawned here on CES, I was excited to get up to the Verizon booth to check out the tablet that was unveiled yesterday called the Xoom. Obviously the technical specs on it are impressive. It is on Motorola Hardware with a…

Buy, Sell And Help Support Art With Artsicle

For aspiring photographers there are so many websites where you can create and share your passion, I would have trouble counting them on both hands. Everything from Flickr to SmugMug and many sites in between.  For writers there is a plethora of blogging software…

Product Design: Who’s Your Initial Audience?

Like it or not, accept it or not, we are different. We read RSS. We use Twitter, Facebook, and any other bright, shiny, social media and various other tools we find along our travels of the interwebs. But it is vital to remember that…

The Customer Feedback Loop From Mad Men to Social Media

I am a huge fan of Mad Men, the show of the ad men and women of the 1960’s.  In the series the main character, Don Draper, is a self proclaimed genius at figuring out what people really want and presenting them with an…

How To Do Business Better Than Google

Beta. This is a term Google likes to use on all of its products for a time period that is long after the maturing of those products.  Gmail just recently shed its Beta tag, despite having had millions of users for years. While it…

FEDTALKS: How To Improve Government With Technology

This past week in Washington, DC, Goldy Kamali and her company Fedscoop put on a stellar event at the Sydney Harman Hall, pulling together leaders from government and business alike to discuss technology and how it can make our government better. According to the…

SCVNGR Now Rewards Your Efforts

Many of us have been on the location based app bandwagon for a while now. We use apps like Foursquare, Gowalla, and Brightkite to check in at the places we visit in order to gain badges and some online notoriety. We track where we…

Mercavo, the Online Marketplace of Sales Opportunities

To a salesperson, there is nothing quite as important as the sales lead. Without these vital pieces of the puzzle the industry would be next to impossible to navigate. The question is, how does one get a hold of these sales leads? Many times,…

SocialSci: Crowdsourcing Science Research

Are you interested in Science and want to get involved in some cool stuff?  Or are you a researcher and need to connect with people to help make your research better? Well either way SocialSci is for you. SocialSci is a Boston based startup…

GiveForward: Fundraising Made Really Easy

Many of you probably remember the movie Pay It Forward, where the premise was to do something good for somebody and that good deed will come back around to you in some fashion.  It is a mantra some firmly live by. Over the last…

PickMIDate: Find a Date & Support Local Business

Do you like game shows? Do you like to support local businesses? Do you like to play matchmaker? And finally … Do you like squirrels ? I have no idea what that last one means, but if you simply answer any of the preceding…

SXSW: Is Innovation Fair?

Andrew Keen is no stranger to notoriety and criticism.  His book “The Cult of the Amateur,” published in 2007, drew some harsh feedback from the technology community, as he argued that: “a sea of amateur content threatens to swamp the most vital information,” and “blogs…

A First-Timers Trip to SXSW – Wrap Up

I know, I know, I missed day or two here … but let me tell you, it’s crazy out there.  Sunday especially was a hectic day as I attended a day full of sessions, and then we had to get ready for the TECH cocktail…