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Artemis is building a 4G network in SF to prove its pCell tech works

Looking forward to seeing this tech tested at Levi’s Stadium.

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For the last year WebTV creator Steve Perlman has been trying to convince a skeptical wireless industry that his most recent startup Artemis Networks has developed an LTE technology that solves the mobile data capacity crunch, and now he aims to prove it. Artemis is building a network using its pCell LTE technology that will cover most of San Francisco using Dish Network’s spectrum.

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Dish is leasing the PCS spectrum it acquired at auction last year to Artemis so it can install its transmitters on San Francisco rooftops by wireless ISP Webpass. Once it’s complete, which according to Perlman could be a soon as this fall, it will sell unlimited 4G data and voice-over-LTE plans to consumers via a SIM card that they can plug into any iPhone 6 and 6 Plus as well as select Android handsets.

Artemis’s ultimate goal though isn’t to become a full-fledged…

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IACP 2014 Wrap-Up

Uh, it was awesome.

I met some folks I’ve only known virtually, but whose work I admire fully.

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Boise and Arlington Police Departments represented above along with us locals from Palo Alto and good ol’ Mountain View!

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Chief dropped by and we, of course, had to take a photo. And I finally got to meet Tim Burrows, retired Toronto PD Sergeant and all-around swell dude changing the face of law enforcement social media.

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Icing on the cake? I was able to meet Michele Leonhard who is the Director of the DEA. While I know their stance on several areas is unpopular with some folks, I appreciated meeting a woman who holds such a high ranking position within the U.S. Government. It was fascinating to hear her story and how she tried to get into the Los Angeles Police Department back in the day.

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Here’s to hoping I get to go attend in 2015!

Sex on the Social Media Police Beat

Change is difficult. Change for the greater good? Much easier. Never-the-less motivations are questioned especially when law enforcement is the catalyst.

Way to be brave, PDPG. Human trafficking is no joke >> http://venturebeat.com/2014/04/26/tech-startup-operation-underground-railroad-is-saving-kids-from-human-traffickers/.

Walking the Social Media Beat

@PGPDNews @PGPDNews

An announcement this week from the Prince George’s County Police sent some of the social media world into a bit of a tailspin. The PRPD plans on live tweeting a prostitution sting operation.  In their release they say;

 “The PGPD’s Vice Unit will conduct a prostitution sting that targets those soliciting prostitutes and we’ll tweet it out as it happens.”

I read the release and the quote above and I can clearly see that the target of the sting will be the johns and hopefully the dirt bags that live off the work of the prostitutes. Maybe they will get lucky and grab a lowlife that lives in the world of human trafficking. Yes ladies and gentlemen for those of you who didn’t know, human trafficking, forcible confinement, living off the avails of prostitution, sexual assault, drug trafficking are all crimes that result from prostitution. Very few police departments anymore…

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Did #myNYPD really backfire?

One of the best theories behind #MyNYPD. An utter lack of sound judgement? Maybe. Sheer brilliance? More likely, but with a few minor tweaks to help avoid the social media melee.

Walking the Social Media Beat

@NYPDNEWS @NYPDNEWS

Are the police perfect? NO

Have the police made mistakes? YES

Will mistakes continue to happen? They SURE WILL! 

Was #myNYPD a mistake? ABSOLUTELY NOT.  In fact I love it and I know many others love it as well. I applaud the NYPD for doing this. For reaching out and saying let send us a pic. There is no doubt in my mind that the leadership that put together the idea and launched it across Twitter yesterday had to have known what has happened was a certain possibility. Did they expect 24 hours later it would have become a global hashtag? Probably not.NYPD Boss flexible

The NYPD has shown courage in doing this. They are smart and resourceful. They have done something very few agencies do. Actually want to hear from their communities and come hell or high water, they are taking it all in.

Looking at many of the images from…

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i love android

Anyone who knows me knows my love for all things Android. While the rest of the world is punching away at their iPhones demanding Siri hang up their phone calls, I am lovingly cradling my Ice Cream Sandwich. Oh, how I love thee, my Android!
Here, in the form of a few photos, is my favorite lil green guy. Enjoy!
People sometimes question my sanity. Fools.

They’re just jealous because I have an aNDROID who loves me.
What’s that? You want to know the time?
Android watch courtesy of Modify Watches out of Berkeley, CA.
friend and colleague had an Android cake made for my birthday last year.

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my life at babycenter [abridged version]

Its been almost five months since I left BabyCenter and I still think about her everyday. For those who’ve been lucky enough to work there you’ll know what I mean when I say they are like family.

The culture at BabyCenter was is undeniably AWESOME. And you don’t know just how special it is until you leave. Don’t get me wrong! I ain’t complaining about my FAB new job, and I don’t regret my choice to return to a start-up one bit, but my family at BabyCenter will always hold a special place in my heart. I mean, come on! How often do you get to work with people like Linda Murray who exemplifies exactly what BabyCenter is all about; and who can utter the words discharge and let-down without skipping a beat?! How often do you get to build cool products and features and collaborate with someone like Rebecca (aka Mamaholic) who built the BabyCenter community from its infancy and who really IS BabyCenter. Come on people! That’s her belly!

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Amazon and Zappos – shake it don’t break it, baby!


I am clearly behind here, but I wanted to send a shout-out to my two favorite companies. Zappos, you know that we all heart you. Between your wedges and stilleto heels what’s not to love? Amazon, I admire and love you, too. Your ratings and reviews are righteous while your recommendations, OK, kinda good. But the two of you together?! Sweetness! Let’s just make sure they can keep both of their [unique] cultures alive and well.