TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 is today, and I’m already totally exhausted. Part of the reason is that I got six hours of sleep. Another reason is that there’s the usual array of overwhelming companies to learn about. And the other reason is that it’s hot outside, thus tacking up the temperature a bit in here, and impacting me – in other words, I’m sleepy.
Which also means I didn’t have enough coffee, and that is because I was always taking time to find out about new apps, like this one called Whirly App, presented to me as I was standing in line to get in, this morning:
But the desire to sleep is not keeping me from selecting Choister for the Startup Battlefield. The online service started by Ola Brukovskaya is a KAYAK for online and offine education. So if you’re looking for a place, an online clearing house, wherein to compare education programs of all kinds, Choister is it.
Another company that has an impressive product is Maxthon. Maxthon has a cool, in the cloud browser (yeah, another browser, but hold on) that is more than just another Firefox. It’s more like AOL in that it’s a kind of web portal with forums and news (but no email) and tabs for other content, and all within a super-fast browser. It’s a better approach than the once-hot set of browsers that had social media connectivity. Download Maxthon yourself here: http://www.maxthon.com/
Robert Scoble On Google Glass
And what would TechCrunch Disrupt be without Robert Scoble? The long-time tech blogger and early adopter is represented by Rackspace and set up what he called a “cage” off to the left of the entrance to the Concourse Design Center. After talking about that, I could not help but notice his Google Glasses.
One of the first to have Google Glass, Robert Scoble has gained extensive experience with its operation in the field, as they say. Thus, I has to ask him if the whole privacy issue with Google Glass was overblown. He said it was, and mainly because you can see him working the glasses to do an operation of some kind. But he says that Google is collecting data of some kind, and we don’t know what they’re doing with it.