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Ian Lamont
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I was enthusiastic about the GSA selling opportunity for the cheat sheets, until I started to dig into the details of what’s required. Unfortunately, the reality is selling to the government is a complicated, broken mess that puts small businesses at a distinct disadvantage owing to the onerous bureaucratic requirements. As with many things related to the government, the requirements probably started with good intentions, such as increased transparency, better security, and removing opportunities for fraud and waste. But when managers at multiple agencies, government lawyers, preferred private companies, and Congress became involved, it turned into a bureaucratic disaster.
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A great music documentary reveals an unusual medical case
Ever since subscribing to Netflix nearly 10 years ago, I've been addicted to music documentaries. The stories of bands are the stories of artists creating great music while dealing with the pressures of family, bandmates, and business associates. Last night...
Ever since subscribing to Netflix nearly 10 years ago, I've been addicted to music documentaries. The stories of bands are the stories of artists creating great music while dealing with the pressures of family, bandmates, and...
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From a presentation I gave this morning to the Natick Merchants Council.
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The numbers that help explain why Gigaom failed
Gigaom abruptly failed yesterday . This was a respected organization with lots going for it, including a talented editorial staff, a slate of impressive events, and (by its own admission) a growing research business. What happened? A lot of the analysis I h...
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The rise of ISIS and the rise of social media
Grainy camera footage of teenagers sneaking away to Syria to join ISIS. Tweets showing support for beheadings of hostages. "Lone wolf" attacks in New York, Ottawa, London, Paris, and Sydney. A lot of people want to know: What the hell is going on? In my opi...
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This is great. I assumed that ethereal effects were now the domain of digital tools, but +timonicmusic shows that analog instruments and creative mechanisms can make for beautiful sounds.
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Dropbox, like many large technology companies that store or host content uploaded by users, has to follow the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The DMCA helps copyright owners (such as...
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Unearthing a forgotten Taiwan music video: 廢物樂隊:這不是一首芭樂歌
As I've mentioned before on this blog , I was a member of the Taiwan indie rock band Feiwu (廢物樂隊). The band existed from 1997 through 2001. Here's how I described the band in 2012: The songs we wrote were original. Some were English, some were Mandarin. We ...
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The fall of tech media and the rise of PR
I was employed as a journalist from 1994 to 2010, with breaks in 1996, 1999, and 2002-2005. I worked for a TV station, a newspaper, a trade magazine, and then in various online news ventures. In this post, I will share a short history of the decline of tra...
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I agree tech media has fallen and PR risen, when it's so easy to read front page of newspapers online, why get a subscription ? I'm going to get a subscription to the Globe just on principle…..
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Buzzfeed and LinkedIn go wide, but what about local news and commentary?
The Monday Note is one of the best media commentaries online. The two authors, Frédéric Filloux and Jean-Louis Gassée, have very intelligent and informed perspectives on legacy media and new technology. This week, they delved into the valuations of struggli...
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Nice job, +Newton Tab!
Thirty hours after the Feb. 7-10 snowstorm that dropped about a foot of snow on the city, the TAB went out to check up on Mayor Warren's and the members
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On August 21st, 2014, Mayor Jere Wood of Roswell, Georgia, sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission expressing emphatic support for Comcast’s controversial effort to merge with Time Warner Cable. Not only did the mayor’s letter express personal excitement for the gargantuan deal — which critics say will create a monopoly that will harm millions of consumers — but it also claimed that the entire town of Roswell adored Comcast. "When Comcast makes a promise to act, it is comforting to know that they will always follow through," Wood's letter explained. "This is the type of attitude that makes Roswell proud to be involved with such a company," the letter asserts, "our residents are happy with the services it has provided and continues to provide each day.”
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Digital Media Startup Founder
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  • i30 Media Corp.
    Founder, 2012 - present
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Massachusetts
Previously
Taipei - London - Boston - Taiwan
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Founder. Early adopter. Serial blogger. Closeted rocker. And other things that don't rhyme. In 30 Minutes™ author and publisher.
Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Business, Entrepreneurship, Digital Media, 2010 - 2011
  • Boston University
    Bachelor of Science, College of Communication, 1987 - 1991
  • Harvard Extension School
    Chinese History, 2003 - 2008
  • Taipei Language Institute
    Mandarin, 1993 - 1999
  • Boston College
    IT & Web programming, 2000 - 2001