Holiday Tech Gadget Guide

20 11 2016

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Jarie Bolander is an engineer by training and an entrepreneur by nature. He has over 20 years of experience bring innovative products to market. Some of them include Bluetooth, USB, RFID, Semiconductor DNA sequencing, and SaaS for Healthcare.

Jarie has formed or been part of 6 startups in various management roles. He hold a MBA in Technology Management and a BS in Electrical Engineering. He is also inventor or co-inventor on over 10 patents and has published three books — “Frustration Free Technical Management”, “#ENDURANCE tweet — A Little Nudge to Keep You Going” and “Business Basics for Entrepreneurs”. You can read his thoughts on management and entrepreneurship via his blog, The Daily MBA.

Week In Review


  1. Airbnb, worth 30 billion, takes a first step toward becoming a full-service travel company
  2. New York Startup Sets Up ‘Smart Roads’ to Power Up Las Vegas Streetlights Via Footsteps, Solar Power
  3. Mark-Viverito says city will consider purging ID-card database
  4. Firefox’s new iPhone browser hides you from advertisers’ eyes
  5. Tesla Seals 2 Billion Dollar SolarCity Deal
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Electric Sunshine: thoughts about the Tesla/Solar City merger

6 11 2016

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Dan was a senior engineer with Intel Corporation. His job was to travel the world with the company’s senior executives, doing technical demonstrations on stage at events, and he was incredibly nervous about speaking on stage. He took a comedy class to get over the fear, and the comedy kind of took off.

Since leaving Intel to pursue comedy full-time, Dan has performed at two Democratic National Conventions, at a TED Conference, at several presidential inaugural galas, for President Obama, Donald Trump, Rudolph Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg, Hillary Clinton, Steve Wozniak, Arianna Huffington and for hundreds of similar luminaries. Also, he appeared in an Apple “Get a Mac” commercial and recently did voiceover work for the animated series “Family Guy”.

Week In Review


  1. Bronx’s sole Barnes and Noble set to close at the end of the year
  2. State Assemblyman launches app that allows New Yorkers to report suspicious activity in city parks to NYPD
  3. YouTube’s new tools for creators will strengthen communities and fend off trolls
  4. Boosted Electric Skateboard Batteries Deemed Unsafe
  5. LastPass is now available for free on smartphones, tablets and PCs