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If you don't already subscribe to The Information you should. This article is worth the entire deal. Do you know who the top competitors in self-driving cars are? No, not BMW or Tesla. Uber, Baidu, Google, and Apple. Timeline: 5 years https://www.theinformation.com/Why-Google-May-Not-Win-in-Self-Driving-Cars?token=13a8e73f4bede85874b1d4127d64c3af
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Congratulations Kara Swisher​ and Walt Mossberg​. You built something of value. I love Recode. Vox is acquiring Recode. This makes perfect sense to me, unlike some of the other mergers I've seen talked about lately. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/27/business/media/vox-media-acquiring-recode.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0 
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Got this press release this morning. Hard to believe it will be the same GigaOm. Gigaom.com Acquired by Knowingly Corp Knowingly Corp, an Austin-based Internet startup, announced today that it has acquired a portion of the assets of Gigaom. These assets include the website, gigaom.com, as well as the content library. At the helm of Knowingly Corp is tech entrepreneur and author Byron Reese, who describes Gigaom as, “second to none in what it does.” He adds, “We are excited to be a chapter of the Gigaom story and look forward to continuing its mission of ‘humanizing the impact of technology.’” “We live at what I believe is the great turning point of all of human history, and that is being driven in large part by the technologies we are creating. This new world we are making will not just be more prosperous, but it will be more fair and more just than any time in the past,” says Reese, echoing the theme of his book, Infinite Progress: How the Internet and technology will end ignorance, disease, poverty, hunger and war. He adds, “Gigaom will continue documenting this transformation and the technologies which are driving it.” Knowingly plans to relaunch the site on August 15, 2015. Until that date, visitors will find only minimal changes to the site and no new content. Founded in 2006 by Om Malik, GigaOm began as a technology blog and soon grew to become one of the industry’s most respected sources for tech-related news, events and research. Founded in 2014 by Reese, Knowingly offers a number of websites and services, including iforetold.com, where people can log predictions about the future, and Correctica, a tool which catches errors in documents and websites that spell checkers miss. 
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It's 7:11 AM and already over 100 people have posted to my timeline wishing me a Happy Birthday. On days like this I remember how truly lucky I am that the internet happened during my lifetime and I have the opportunity to know all of you and to enjoy your friendship and support. We may bitch over the small stuff, but look how wonderful our world is with all the opportunity to connect. And special thanks to Mark Zuckerberg for bringing us all together when he was just a puppy, Today is his birthday, too.( Randi​ please tell him how much I appreciate what he has done.)
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The building industry is about to get a kick in the pants. Buildings won't be allowed to be "sick" anymore. And what a wonderful next step for my good friend and former "boss" Wendy Vittori​ #Intel, #motorola, HEALTH PRODUCT DECLARATION COLLABORATIVE NAMES WENDY VITTORI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Accomplished business executive will head building industry standards group dedicated to transparency and disclosure of material contents and health information The Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPD Collaborative) is pleased to announce that Wendy Vittori has joined the organization as its new Executive Director.“We are excited to welcome such an outstanding leader to our organization. Wendy’s commitment and enthusiasm for our mission - to bring a new level of transparency to the building industry - have been evident in the work she has done for us as a strategic consultant to the organization since its inception. Her deep experience bridges the worlds of green building, information technology and executive leadership. As we move forward to the next phase of growth for the Health Product Declaration (HPD) Open Standard, we could not be more pleased to have Wendy as our new Executive Director,” said Amanda Kaminsky, HPD Collaborative Board Chair and Sustainable Construction Manager for the Durst Organization. Wendy Vittori has over thirty years of executive leadership experience in the technology industry, where she was an executive with the Intel and Motorola corporations. During her corporate career she was a corporate officer and had P&L responsibilities at the division level. She also was a leader in the development of several industry computing standards. Since 2007 she has been the founder and principal consultant of Vittori Consulting LLC, a strategic consulting firm. With clients from the for-profit, non-profit and governmental , her work has focused on improving strategic organization implementation and performance. She has a distinguished record of public service as a member of boards and commissions focused on the economic development and sustainability of the Arizona- Sonora region. She is an associate faculty member at the Non-Profit Management Institute the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, where she teaches in the field of strategic management. “This is a pivotal moment in the evolution of transparency in the building industry,” said Vittori. “In three short years the Health Product Declaration Open Standard has been embraced by many leading customers and manufacturers in the building industry. It has been incorporated into several of the most important certifications for green building, such as LEED® v41 and the WELL Building Standard®2. I am excited and honored to be asked by the HPD Collaborative’s Board to assume this leadership role at this critical juncture and be able to use my past experience, particularly in the open standards innovation sphere, to build on the excellent accomplishments of the HPD Collaborative’s first three years.” Vittori replaces John Knott, who served as Executive Director for the previous two years. “The Board is appreciative of the contributions that John has made to our growth, the successful uptake of the HPD Open Standard Version 1, and important harmonization efforts with HPDC partners,” said Board Chair Kaminsky. The HPD Collaborative is currently in the process of finalizing Version 2 of its groundbreaking HPD Open Standard, the first voluntary, customer-led industry standard of its kind focused on the transparent disclosure of material contents and health information. Over 50 manufacturers are engaged with the Collaborative and its Technical Committee in the development of this new version, as well as the updating of the HPD Builder to support Version 2.  The group is also participating with others, under a grant given to the U.S. Green Building Council by Google Inc., to explore mechanisms to harmonize the HPD Open Standard with other public and private product content information tools. The rapid development and deployment of the HPD Open Standard is already beginning to transform how both customers and manufacturers think and act about the contents and health impacts of building materials. The next few years are about accelerating this progress in disclosure, and using this to catalyze innovative manufacturing practices resulting in high performing healthy products across the construction industry, at a scale that will ensure affordable pricing. With the growth of these results, for the first time designers and specifiers will have a real option to select from a meaningful range of products where health impacts are understood,” said Vittori. About the Health Product Declaration Collaborative The Health Product Declaration Collaborative is a customer-led organization committed to the continuous improvement of the building industry’s environmental and health performance through transparency and innovation. The HPD Collaborative created, supports and advances the HPD Open Standard, a format that enables transparent disclosure of building product content and associated health information. It is freely available to all at www.hpd-collaborative.org. 1 The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® green building program is the preeminent program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of high-performance green buildings. Learn more at usgbc.org/LEED 2 The WELL Building Standard® is a registered trademark of Delos Living LLC http://www.hpd-collaborative.org/
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Just had a really good experience with @AmericanExpress online chat. Very professional. Dude named Marvin. Reward him:-)
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At Disneyland Paris, arrived with printed ticket bought that morning for me and my family. Unplanned visit but we thought "hey, what the heck, let's go there...". Nice, right?

Told by "border control" that my ticket was not valid until 24hours after being bought. And then dismissed as if they didn't care. In any other circumstance, I would have walked away. Not the Disney experience I expected. But 1yr old wasn't in the mood to go back to the car so soon...

So...

Called up Amex. They directed me to by a new ticket, on the spot, and that my other one would get refunded. In 5 minutes, day got back on-track.

This is why I haven't canceled Amex. Everytime I think that I can get another option for cheaper, I am blown away by their customer service. Totally worth it.
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Go +Jolie O'Dell +Wearable World for partnering with IndieGoGo to crowdfund independent tech journalism. #wwc15   Pledge at http:// readwritefund.com
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Starting to get requests to meet with me at Wearable World Expo. I don't ever make appointments in advance; I like to write the opportunistic things, and I don't know them until I see them.
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Education
  • Cornell University
  • Columbia University
  • Syracuse University
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Gender
Female
Looking for
Friends, A relationship
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Other names
Francine Olman
Story
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I'm a kickass coach for early stage businesses who also need a good evangelist.
Introduction
I'm an extrovert for whom social media was made. Three time entrepreneur, angel investor, and mentor to over 600 businesses. Now coaching and mentoring all over the world.

I've also been an English Professor, an author, a mother, a foster mom, a yoga practitioner, a world traveler, and a catalyst for business growth.

Oh, and I built a geodesic dome home in the 70's. That probably says it all.
Bragging rights
I raised three foster kids to be taxpayers
Work
Occupation
Accelerator for tech businesses
Employment
  • Stealthmode Partners
    Accelerator for tech businesses, present
  • Intel
  • Hardaway Marketing Services
  • Innovative Environmental Products
  • Hardaway Connections
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Half Moon Bay and Phoenix
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New York - Phoenix - Half Moon Bay - New York
This salon is very different from your average salon. It's a quiet, intelligent place where the customer is taken seriously, and gossip is at a minimum. Both David and Frank are true professionals with many years of experience and a willingness to learn new things. They are also fun to talk to. They're good listeners to what you want, and really try to give it to you and/or make constructive and honest suggestions. And this place is CLEAN.
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