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Don Holloway

Don Holloway has written 530 posts for Native Communications

Just Don’t Ever Say No to Yourself

Had I known of Chris Matthews’ history as a speechwriter, I might not have been better prepared for the best commencement speech that I’ve ever heard.  After some local color, he got to his focus, “I want to speak about what I’ve learned all these years watching this country’s leaders–not about the politics that so […]

Ashley Hendrix–Artist, Educator

I had the joy of speaking with Ashley Hendrix today.  I’ve had the pleasure of knowing both her and her work for quite some time.  I’ll be attending her commencement exhibit in a few weeks as she is granted her BFA.  She’ll be spending next year finishing her Masters in Education.  There is no doubt […]

How to Build Social Capital– ”Klout Matters” Review

I ran across Terry Brock through a mutual friend on Facebook of all places.  I noticed that we’ve both worked in the telecom / technology industry and both shared an interest in social technologies.  I had done graduated studies as part of the seminal “Birds of a Feather” group at Lehigh.  I saw that Terry […]

Waking the Beast Without a Way to Control It

I was struck today by two seemingly unrelated stories today.  The first was an observation that Dropbox had been "incredibly tonedeaf" in adding Condaleeza Rice to their board given the NSA concerns.  The second story was about LinkedIn showing you open jobs at your own company.  There was some serious public blowback against Dropbox, such […]

How to tell the Internet that your site exists

I met with a friend that was helping his wife, a pediatrician, create a website. He asked me about the basics of making sure that it showed up in search engine results. I wrote this up as a quick and dirty tutorial on how to let the internet know your website exists. Before you do […]

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I thought this was the best thing that I saw at the CES show. Verizon has come up with a solution aimed at firefighters. It is a headset that includes a monitor that gives you a display and works hands free by voice control. You can get infrared views to see through walls, can monitor […]

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Xmas!

When is a $5M fine not much of a deterent?

So if I remember correctly, Morgan Stanley decided to increase the IPO at the 11th hour. Lots of concerns at the time that the growth wouldn’t support the valuation, but the problem was, the private equity market had already been completely invested and had driven up even higher than that. So do you let the […]

EC Decision on Spectrum

Neelie Kroes (@NeelieKroesEU), Vice President of the European Commission’s Digital Agenda announced a decision intended to pave the way for broader 4G spectrum availability. Full text of the decision can be found here. My summary is that spectrum (1920-1980 MHz paired with 2110-2170 MHz) that was originally authorized for 3G in 1999, will be allowed […]