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Corvida Raven
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Have them in circles
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Educating others on how to use technology and social media.
  • SheGeeks
    Founder, Editor, 2002 - present
  • TED
    Community Catalyst, 2011 - 2012
  • Intel
    Intel Social Media Advisor, 2009 - 2011
  • ReadWriteWeb
    Write, Community Manager, 2008 - 2008
  • GuideWire Group
    Podcast Host and Editor, 2008 - 2008
  • The Industry Standard
    Community Manager, 2009 - 2009
  • Mr. Tweet
    Blog Editor, 2009 - 2009
  • FastCompany
    Community Manager, 2009 - 2010
  • GM/Chevrolet
    Social Media Specialist (Volt Unplugged Tour), 2010 - 2010
  • Laptop Mag
    Freelance Contributor, 2010 - 2011
"I crash through glass ceilings. I break through closed doors."
I love discussing technology in plain English.

Created an award-winning tech blog,, at the age of 19 and have been moving on ever since. I've served as an Intel Advisor, Social Media Specialist for General Motors, technology writer and community manager for ReadWriteWeb, FastCompany, and TED.

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Fast Company as an Influential Woman in Technology (2009), Essence Magazine as a Power Player (2011), Glamour Magazine as an amazing young woman of 2011, MSNBC's theGrio as a History Maker in the Making (2012), and a 2012 Women Interactive Digital Vanguard Award recipient.
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When did G+ stop showing updates in chronological order and how do I stop this madness?
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Can someone remind me of the point of wearable tech? The Moto 360 looks sexy. Android wear looks sexy, but the app concepts I'm seeing for both are BORING. Same stuff. Different looks/screen. They seem more like widgets than apps.
11 awesome Moto 360 concept apps

We're all extremely excited about the future of Android Wear and the gorgeous Moto 360. While we wait for the official launch this summer, designers have been making us drool with various concept apps. Here's a collection of 11 awesome concepts. Enjoy.

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my next watch
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A letter from our CEO regarding Themer's absence from the Google Play store

After hitting 1 million downloads in less than four months a few weeks ago, Themer was suspended from the Play store on the night of February 2nd due to a copyright concern regarding our "Seven" theme (which is just one of over 200 themes available in Themer). Apple Inc. claimed that several icons used in Seven infringed their copyrights. We immediately removed this theme and thought that, at worst, Themer would be back on Play in a few days. But now a week later, we're facing the possibility that a few days might turn into a few weeks. We've spoken to legal representatives from Apple (who have been very nice, reasonable, and helpful), and they have no remaining concerns. But apparently, Google has a process for these things, and there's nothing we can do to accelerate that process. Unfortunately, we still have not heard from anyone at Google. 

We've included the letter from Google we woke up to on the morning of February 3rd at the end of this post. 

We replied to Google's letter and have contacted everyone in our Rolodex that could help to restore Themer. Because Google does not provide an advocate for developers (or even a single point of contact), we're stuck emailing random people who may or may not be able to assist.

So when will Themer be back on the Play store? It's frustratingly impossible to predict. Someone at Google must first confirm that the content in question has been removed and follow their own internal procedures before they flip the "on" switch. It's likely that we are in a queue, waiting with other apps that require evaluation.

Why not release the APK? Because we prefer to not circumvent the Play store. Doing so would result in those users not getting updates. And since we have an aggressive upgrade schedule on our way to Themer 1.0 (non-beta), that's a non-starter. 

We set out to create the best homescreen experience available for Android by allowing beautiful themes to be applied with one click. We've been thrilled by the response from the press and from our users. People love Themer, and that makes us really happy. Nothing has changed on our end in terms of the development path and the future we envision for the app. In fact, we're near completion of a new version that offers memory and battery optimizations, new customization options for the app drawer, and tons of bug fixes. We'll be ready to get this update out as soon as we're back on the Play store. 

Current users will continue to be supported with new themes daily and assistance with any software issues via

There are 12 people that spend all day, everyday, working on about Themer, and this situation, while frustrating and a bit disheartening, has not detracted from our resolve and mission. We graciously thank everyone who has downloaded Themer, shared a theme, or recommended the app to their friends. And to those who want to try Themer for the first time but can't: we'll be back up soon. In the meantime, please enjoy our videos on:

Please feel free to send any questions or comments to: You will get a response. 

Letter from Google:
This is a notification that your application, Themer Beta, with package ID com.mycolorscreen.themer, has been removed from the Google Play Store.

REASON FOR REMOVAL: Alleged copyright infringement (according to the terms of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act).

All violations are tracked. Serious or repeated violations of any nature will result in the termination of your developer account, and investigation and possible termination of related Google accounts. If your account is terminated, payments will cease and Google may recover the proceeds of any past sales and the cost of any associated fees (such as chargebacks and payment transaction fees) from you.

Please review the Developer Distribution Agreement and Content Policy to ensure that your applications are compliant with our policies.

The DMCA is a United States copyright law that provides guidelines for online service provider liability in case of copyright infringement. Click here for more information about the DMCA, and see for the process that Google requires in order to make a DMCA complaint.

Google may reinstate your application into the Google Play Store upon receipt of a counter notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the DMCA. Click here for more information about the requirements of a counter notification and a link to a sample counter notification. If you have legal questions about this notification, you should retain your own legal counsel.

Please note that we have included a text copy of the Infringement Notice we received for your reference.

The Google Play Team

Text copy of DMCA complaint:

subject_lr_dmca: Your Request to Google 
full_name: xxxx
companyname: xxxx
represented_copyright_holder: Apple Inc. 
contact_email_noprefill: xxxx
country_residence: US 
location_of_copyrighted_work: The original artwork for the following 
infringed iOS7 app designs may be viewed on any iDevice running the iOS7 
operating system: 

Notes (Copyright Reg. No. VA1871602) 
Stocks (Copyright Reg. No. VA1871786) 
Newsstand (Copyright Reg. No. VA1871650) 
Maps (Copyright Reg. No. VA1871438) 
Camera (Copyright Reg. No. VA1871668) 
Photos (Copyright Reg. No. VA1871779) 
Settings (Copyright Reg. No. VA1871669) 

description_of_copyrighted_work: Apple Inc. is the sole and exclusive owner 
of the copyright in the original artwork for the app designs in its iOS 7 
operating system. The foregoing application being distributed on Google 
Play intentionally includes unauthorized reproductions of Apple’s 
copyrighted apps, including its icon designs for Notes (Copyright Reg. No. 
VA1871602), Stocks (Copyright Reg. No. VA1871786), Newsstand (Copyright 
Reg. No. VA1871650), Maps (Copyright Reg. No. VA1871438), Camera (Copyright 
Reg. No. VA1871668), Photos (Copyright Reg. No. VA1871779), Settings 
(Copyright Reg. No. VA1871669) and other features. This application 
violates Apple's copyrights, in addition to other Apple IP rights. (This 
app developer’s unauthorized reproduction of Apple’s multiple copyrights 
may be viewed in-app by first downloading and installing the app, allowing 
Themer to create widgets on one’s device, and loading the “Seven” theme 
from the list of the “Most Popular” category under the Browse Themes.) 
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I can't stop laughing!!!
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+TOSHIBA  takes the award for best concept device at CES 2014, though +Audi USA showed off some neat things too! There are a couple of  things I would change about this concept from Toshiba, but I like where it's going. Would you take it or leave it?
Totally loved the Toshiba Concept PC! A 5 in 1 Shape Shifting PC. It won't be coming to market anytime soon, but I Love Love Love that Toshiba is looking to create flexibility in the hardware for a software that just isn't cutting it right now...*cough Windows 8.1.

Great video by +Corvida Raven !!! Totally rocking CES 2014!
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Toshiba without one of my favorite brands of laptops
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The only reason I would regret passing on the HTC event in NYC is if they announce a badass smartwatch AND give it to attendees. Otherwise, the contents of this event have been thoroughly leaked to the public. Will catch the livestream shortly.
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Xposed or custom ROM? It's been a while since I've flashed a ROM thanks to Xposed, though having a Moto X that can't flash ROMs certainly helps. I've been able to find a handful of xposed modules that give me most of the features I look for in ROMs and requires less effort to install and maintain.
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Roms are awesome but usually have bugs big and small 89% of the time. Xposed framework is the best way to have ROM features and still be extremely stable.
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What a wild story on getting hacked. I'm definitely feeling uneasy about continuing to use the services of some of the companies involved in making it all too easy for this guy to get hacked, but difficult for him to get his accounts back. Smh
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THIS is exactly why I've always had an issue with paying for Twitter ads. I would die if my account ever got hacked and couldn't get it all back.
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Found a few nice gems of Mac apps to play with this weekend in here! 
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Was having so much fun with the Mobile Geeks crew that I forgot to share a few things, like this wrap-up covering some of the automative announcements at CES 2014! This was probably the area with the most innovative consumer  technology and concepts at CES.
Cars are the next big mobile device. We took sometime to look at how cars are going to integrate with mobile in our CES Day 3 Automotive Wrap Up hosted by the always entertaining +Sascha Pallenberg & +Corvida Raven 
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huge focus on in-car connectivity...sounds like an untapped market..
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