Giants Parade (SF Chronicle)
San Francisco Giants World Series Parade from San Francisco Chronicle on Vimeo.
My view of Hunter Pence getting the crowd going with the “slow clap”
Giants take victory ride (MLB)
We Are Giants (SF Chronicle)
We Are Giants from San Francisco Chronicle on Vimeo.
Giants Fans Celebrate on Chestnut Street
Crowd reaction to the final out at Civic Center
Giants Win 2012 World Series (MLB)
Giants NLCS Game 7 Win set to the music of Explosions In The Sky
NLCS Game 7 from Sara on Vimeo.
Tags: Baseball · San Francisco Giants · Sports September 22nd, 2012 ·
Tycho performs Coastal Break at The Independent in San Francisco, Dec. 10, 2011.
Listen to Tycho’s last album Dive on Spotify.
Tags: Live Music · Music
Flipboard for iPhone was released.
Some people are losing patience with Siri.
HP will open source WebOS and announces that they might make WebOS devices in 2013.
Twitter launched a new version of their web site and showcased their new location on Market Street.
Tags: Tech News · Weekly Roundup
The Wall Street Journal
reports that Facebook is targeting an IPO between April – June 2012 ( VentureBeat)
Spotify launches a music platform (
Complaints pop up for Jawbone’s UP wearable health/fitness device (
All Things D)
RIP Napster. Napster officially merged with Rhapsody. (
It was a bad week for Mozilla. Chrome overtakes Firefox (
ZDNet) and their deal with Google is ending ( ZDNet)
Path launches the 2.0 version of their app and got mostly positive reviews. Some concerns were raised about the feature that automatically tracks your location.
Robert Scoble interviews Path founders Dave Morin and Dustin Mierau:
Tags: Tech News · Weekly Roundup
saw this on Twitter earlier today. Very inspiring.
When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money.
That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.
- Steve Jobs
Tags: Apple · Video
It was a light news week because of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Here’s the video for the new Google Search iPad app:
Tags: Google · Weekly Roundup
Apple and Google made major music announcements this week. Apple finally
rolled out iTunes Match and Google made Google Music available to everyone and opened up a Music Store. Amazon started shipping the Kindle Fire.
The introductory video from Google:
Amazon shipped the Kindle Fire earlier this week. Kevin Tofel from GigaOm has a
good write-up on the mixed reviews for this product.
Other news this week
Tags: Apple · Google · iTunes · Tech News · Weekly Roundup
launched Google+ Pages to allow companies and brands to connect with their customers. Danny Sullivan (SearchEngineLand) wrote a thorough overview. You can create a new Google+ page here.
This is the introductory video from Google:
Many people were excited about this announcement, but there were some critics. Some common complaints were:
My take? Hopefully the Google+ team is listening closely and will address these issues in the near future.
If you’re looking for companies & brands to circle on Google+, just type in “+” followed by the brand name in the Google+ search box. Here are some brands that I’ve circled:
This Week In Tech (TWiT)
NPR Fresh Air
The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
San Francisco Giants
. If you’re a business looking to get started with Google Pages, Google has set up a page called
Google+ Your Business
with tips for setting up a Google+ Page.
Other Tech News This Week
Tags: Google · GooglePlus · Tech News · Weekly Roundup
Rock Health is a new seed accelerator for health startups. It’s like a Y Combinator for healthcare.
This is how they describe their program on their About page:
Do you have an idea or startup that’s working to solve a health-related issue? Apply to join Rock Health, a group of dedicated individuals working to catalyze innovation in the interactive health space, and gain to access our unrivaled community of experts and seed-accelerator program.
Startups partake in an intensive 5-month program, turning ideas into products and businesses. Our next class will begin in January 2012.
A few of days ago, their
class of 2011 presented at Rock Health’s first “Demo Day” in San Francisco. I didn’t attend the event but I was able to follow some of it on Twitter by searching the #rockdemo hashtag. Many of these companies are still early stage and haven’t publicly launched their products yet.
Here’s a rundown of the companies that presented.
1. Cake Heath
The best free way to manage your healthcare expenses
We’re revolutionizing health care through group-based programs for chronic disease prevention.
The universe of medical evidence – at your fingertips
$50B of savings can come from Demanding Medicine be 100% Evidence Based: BigEvidence #rockdemo
Tagline:Fun mobile applications that help you stay healthy & fit
Mobile App: App Store, Android Marketplace
We’re crowd-sourcing health discovery by helping anyone create group health studies.
Parenting is tough! Whether you’re facing a fever or potty training, WeSprout helps you make great decisions. We safely monitor your child’s health records and give you access to resources, useful data, and a community of parents who’ve been there before.
.@ is mint meets quora, but for health #rockdemo
Cardio doesn’t have to be boring
Spot medical patterns. Reduce complications.
What makes your heartbeat?
9th @ startup: Heartbeat, an enterprise-style business suite for one-person businesses. #rockdemo
Train your brain to be calm and focused
11th @ startup: @, smartphone app that pairs with Neurosky brain monitor; algorithms foster focus, meditation #rockdemo
CellScope uses patent-pending optical attachments to turn smartphones into a diagnostic-quality imaging systems for telemedicine, skincare and education.
The Crohn’s & Colitis Patient-to-Patient Information Sharing Platform
"When I was diagnosed, I went online & found forums. 1990s-looking forums. I'm a developer, so I built @ " -@ #rockdemo
Pay out of pocket. Save big.
Tags: Health 2.0 · Healthcare