An Interview with Maci Peterson of On Second Thought

I had the pleasure of meeting Maci several years ago here in DC. Since then, we’ve shared laughs, drinks, dating horror stories, and now a love for the vibrant tech startup community. She’s adorbs, right? Photo credit:  Christine Ciszczon Perhaps you recognize her. Last year, she made major headlines  about her last year when she won the Startup Oasis competition at SXSW Interactive with her new app, On Second Thought. I sat down with Maci to talk about the exciting developments of 2014, and what she’s looking to do this year. Quin Woodward Pu: How exactly does OST work? Maci Peterson: On Second Thought … Continue reading An Interview with Maci Peterson of On Second Thought

Don't pee on my phone and tell me it's raining…

Via The New York Transfomer: British health officials are hard at work on a new app that will allow users to pee into their cell phones and find out within minutes if they have an STD. Seriously, we could not make this stuff up if we tried. According to The Guardian, £4 million have been invested in the UK Clinical Research Collaboration, which is creating a smartphone app that will allow users, “to put urine or saliva on to a computer chip about the size of a USB chip, plug it into their phone or computer and receive a diagnosis … Continue reading Don't pee on my phone and tell me it's raining…

Peace out, Google Wave

Google has killed its effort to revolutionize email, Google Wave.  The company blames lack of enthusiasm and and adoption from other Google products users for abandoning the bandwith-hungry project. Google Wave was originally released by invitation only. When the girls sat on their bid cards and found Google Wave in their envelope, they screamed, drank heavily, and quickly started selling their Google Wave invitations on Ebay when they finally realized it was all a gimmicky hype. Continue reading Peace out, Google Wave