I am Randy Cobena, I blog here. GrayShayds is also a personal project that I use as a conduit for bringing together entrepreneurial professionals, inventors and investors. The mission is to foster the development and commercialization of marketable innovations, and to grow their founding organizations. . I am a creative director-producer and entrepreneur helping harness new ideas; working to make a difference today.
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Image via Wikipedia In Portland Oregon, the Pacific Northwest (I just love that phrase) and America, the year will be a continued focus on building the momentum in executing the vision to make the new economy model deliver prosperity for those fixated … Continue reading
Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002) – IMDb. I watched this film today. Wow, what an emotional experience for someone who grew up through the influences of Motown and their artists. Memories ran through my mind with a warmth … Continue reading
The State of Venture Capital and the Internet | TechCrunch. The slide set contained in this article cleanly captures the current affairs of the VC market and Start-up community. Though rather lite on how the disruptive technology eco-system can better foster development of … Continue reading
Ben Bernanke, Existentialist | Daniel Gross – Yahoo! Finance. for the Cliff Notes and here for a little more substance: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Hints At Potential Need For Additional Stimulus Maybe there will no QEx, lets hope not. We … Continue reading
See This Story: http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/power-your-future/america-best-cities-young-professionals-185412024.html Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot. Portland, Oregon should be on this list. We are a mecca for young people, including young professionals. There are significant industry players in the technology community that are based here, and we have a … Continue reading
Kudo’s go out to the programmers, designers and innovation leadership folks at Tri-Met for taking risks to create community focused solutions in a very cost-effective manner. The OpenTripPlanner application gets good reviews and a Top Story billing at that. Through … Continue reading
TC Teardown: Who Is Best Positioned To Win The $20 Billion Brand Advertising Prize?. I found this article very valuable in breaking down the business opportunity for web social platform providers (apps, services, interactive etc) to capture greater share of … Continue reading
Today’s Big Iron: Some Computing Problems Don’t Change – Like the Network Bandwidth Constraint to True High Performance
How Hunch Built a Data-Crunching Monster. Latency remains a big problem for social platform innovators creating new software systems that very rapidly produce user profile dimensions and recommendations from very large indexed data sets. Notice the fall back to assembler … Continue reading