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Philip Berne
Works at Samsung Telecommunications
Attended Carnegie Mellon University
Lives in Texas
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The Nooner burger, Liberty Burger in Dallas.
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My favorite obscure Erasure song. Doesn't everybody have one?
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Much like my Michael Bolton collection
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Went to the Dallas Arboretum this weekend. When I checked into Foursquare, it noted I had been there 3 times. A yearly membership is $73, and a single visit costs $25, with parking (free with membership). So I bought a year pass.

This was probably the most useful Foursquare has ever been for me. I'd love to see them exploit this sort of information in the future. But they seem too hands-off with curation of places, and the places haven't bought in enough to manage their own check-ins.
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Their back-end management system is a bit rough. For RadioShack, I can see check-ins and create specials, but I can't see tips, nor do I get a report on which users check in the most, etc.
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Think of the mobile carriers, in order of best network and customer service to worst. Now, reverse that order, and you have my experience since moving to Dallas. This is why it bugs me when techies make snap judgments about a network. They are speaking from their experience either in New York or San Francisco, or the few times a year when they travel to a convention with 100,000 other techies.
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Sometimes, the slightest comment can reveal a darkness that dwells in your soul. It's sad to see in a friend. I try not to hold grudges. I read recently, and I truly wish I remember where, that our brains are not a singular force representing our morals. They are more like a small crowd of people with decidedly different interests, all begging for your conscious attention. I always remember that when I think of someone like Mel Gibson. I think we all have that little, hateful being inside of us, and some of us, accidentally or through a weak will, let that piece take the microphone for a brief instant. But I don't think that sums up the totality of our being. This is why people deserve forgiveness.
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Trying this software for an Autistic child with visual-motor issues. Anyone have any recommendations for other apps, launchers, or any software that has proven useful for children on the Autism spectrum?
A fast and simple Android home screen for the elderly and people with visio...
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This big Launcher could also be use by seniors...
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+Eric Zeman comment this AM reminded me about this time lapse I shot at Fossil Rim Wildlife Preserve here in TX. I should have shot it sideways, but it's still pretty fun.
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The coolest piece of swag I've procured since I started at Samsung.
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So, I've basically spent my day explaining to marketing people why a 41-megapixel camera on a phone is a fascinating solution to the oldest problem for cameraphones. Half the day explaining to newer folks what Symbian is.
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View of 1 World Trade Center from the James hotel in SoHo.
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Occupation
Marketing Manager, Technical Media
Employment
  • Samsung Telecommunications
    Marketing Manager, Technical Media, 2011 - present
  • Phonescoop
    Technology Photojournalist, 2010 - 2011
  • Ziff Davis Media
    Copy Editor, 2001 - 2001
  • City on a Hill Public Charter School
    English Teacher, 2004 - 2006
  • Benjamin Banneker Academy for Community Development
    English Teacher; Dept. Chair, 2001 - 2004
  • etown.com
    Production Associate, 2000 - 2000
  • Guernsey's Auction
    Catalogue Editor, 1999 - 2000
  • infoSync World
    Editor-In-Chief, 2006 - 2010
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Texas
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Columbia, Md - New York City - Boston - Pittsburgh
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Introduction
I've been a teacher, a technology journalist, a camp counselor, a swimming instructor, and an all-around nice guy. Now I'm in Marketing. Wait, how the hell did I end up in Marketing?
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My kid is funnier than your kid. In the time I was a tech reviewer, I reviewed more phones than any other single reviewer on the planet. My dog has never had an accident in the house; not even once.
Education
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Brandeis University
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