Hire the Best People, and Let Them Work from Wherever They Are

I ran into a former HR colleague at a conference last month. We got to talking and she mentioned she was finding it difficult to hire a cybersecurity expert. I wasn’t surprised. Security talent is scarce in the tech sector right now. “I found someone phenomenal, but she’s in Washington State, and she won’t move … More Hire the Best People, and Let Them Work from Wherever They Are

Augmented Reality Helmet Startup Daqri Nabs Former SpaceX, Qualcomm And Virgin Group Execs

How long until the VC community dons the helmet?    The augmented reality space is hot and getting hotter, especially among enterprise companies looking to redesign the experience of the onsite employee of the.. Source: Augmented Reality Helmet Startup Daqri Nabs Former SpaceX, Qualcomm And Virgin Group Execs

Derek Jeter invests in BlueJeans / Fortune Mag.

Editor’s note:   I know that’s not Jeter!    David Ortiz used Players’ Tribune / BlueJeans PrimeTime to communicate directly with fans in an early interview. http://fortune.com/2015/09/23/cloud-videoconferencing/ The round was led by NEA along with several other investors, notably baseball legend Derek Jeter. “I was captivated by what Blue Jeans’ video could do to amplify the … More Derek Jeter invests in BlueJeans / Fortune Mag.

Google launches Expeditions VR for the classroom

Google is announcing today a new dedicated Android app for its Expeditions Pioneer Program that brings virtual reality experiences into schools through Google’s Cardboard virtual reality platform. Google is also introducing two new Expeditions for teachers and students to explore: London’s Buckingham Palace and the Great Barrier Reef off of the Australian coast. The Expeditions … More Google launches Expeditions VR for the classroom

CA State Parks PORTS. Free for your school!

PORTS is a free program that connects California classrooms with CA State Parks using video conferencing… Pt. Lobos is latest park to participate!   Only 102 Sonoma County kids in took park in 2014-15… hope that improves in the future! http://www.ports.parks.ca.gov/ Dive into the giant kelp forests of Point Lobos State Marine Reserve and learn about this amazing … More CA State Parks PORTS. Free for your school!

Video start-ups vie with tech giants in $7B market

Very good article on CNBC… link below. The crowded video-conferencing market has turned into an all-out landgrab. Industry giants Cisco, Microsoft, Citrix and Polycom, consumer-friendly services from Google and Skype and a host of start-ups headlined by Blue Jeans Network and Zoom are vying for dollars as businesses adopt cloud-based video systems that work on … More Video start-ups vie with tech giants in $7B market

Independent Again… LifeSize splits from Logitech

Lifesize has completed its spinout from Logitech and is now a completely independent business operating as a high growth leader in a $7 billion market. Source: Independent Again Full text below… It’s been an exciting start to 2016. On December 28, 2015, we completed our spinout from Logitech and are now a completely independent legal … More Independent Again… LifeSize splits from Logitech