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Fred Davis
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Attended Antioch College
Lives in Silicon Valley
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Great story about crowdsourcing by Mark Harris... would make an exciting movie plot! 
High-tech analysis of a 2011 DARPA Challenge suggests that far from being wise, crowds can’t be trusted
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Ha!
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LOL that's excellent.
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Trapped iPhones
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KitKat has landed! Moto X is brought up to KitKat, just as promised. Now a ton of apps are updating to KitKat versions! The new camera is even better than it was after the last major fix. Excited to try everything else!
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I think this is adorable.
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The Christmas Bunny?
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Shadow selfie... (you can see my hand touching my Glass to take the pic)...
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Breaking Bad with Glass
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Going shopping with Glass... best tool for shopping lists ever! No more taking your phone out to check it all the time...
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Love Evernote... will try the shopping list thing for my Thanksgiving grocery run '-}
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Android KitKat downloading to my Moto X (AT&T) right now! Woo-hoo! 
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+Douglas Knisely Verizon and T mobile ate already done. AT&T is now up..
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Work
Occupation
Write, talk, create, help startups start up, imagine the future and try to help create it.
Employment
  • Geekdom SF
    Mentor, present
  • Burst Studios
    CEO, 2012 - present
  • Ask Jeeves, Inc
    Co-founder, 1996 - 1998
  • Wired Magazine
    Co-founder, Columnist, 1992 - 1995
  • Lumeria
    CEO, 1997 - 2001
  • PrivaTel
    CEO, 2004 - 2005
  • Eye Games
    CEO, 2006 - 2007
  • Grabbit
    Founder & Chairman, 2008 - 2012
  • CNET
    2nd employee, fundraiser, strategist, 1994 - 1996
  • Ziff Davis
    Editor in Chief, 1984 - 1991
  • Ziff Davis
    Senior Management, 1991 - 1994
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Silicon Valley
Story
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Media guy, tech visionary, author of a dozen books, entrepreneur that helped start Wired, CNET, Ask Jeeves
Introduction
Hi! I'm Fred Davis... the geeky one, the crazy one, the one who tries to see around corners! I have spent my life trying to help teach people about tech through writing, magazines, books, radio, and TV. I help create startups. Now I'm focused on helping create the future of media.
Bragging rights
I started one of the first commercial plant tissue culture labs when I was 18. I got advanced placement and started college as a senior, getting my degree in a year. I sold my Volvo station wagon in 1977 to buy an Apple ][ ... everyone thought I was crazy. I was editor of the first Apple magazine, A+. I wrote the first book on Desktop Publishing and coined the term. I wrote the first magazine cover story on multimedia. I published one of the most successful CD-ROM titles. I had one the first 100 websites. I live in the future.
Education
  • Antioch College
    M.S. Ecosystems Management, 1981
  • Antioch College
    B.A. Botany, 1979
  • Collinsbrook School
    1972 - 1973
  • Northfield Mount Hermon School
    1970 - 1972
  • Eaglebrook School
    1967 - 1970
  • Friends Academy
    1960 - 1966
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Male