About Solving For Tech

Since the days of the first PCs, tech has awakened a new set of human skills, birthed new economies, and provided tools that are now integral to life itself. But like all great inventions tech invites as much friction as it does greatness.

At Solving for Tech we’re here to pull at the threads and unravel tech’s truths. We do it with humor, with experience, and sizzle.

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Formerly, Living in Digital Times, our new company, for Tech’s first large scale project is THE VIRTUAL EVENTS GROUP (that’s VEG to you). We’ll be exploring products and services for the next generation of events. Play with us so you don’t need to work alone.

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During the Covid19 crisis our job is to create a directory of all the ways to alleviate social isolation, and stay in touch. Big thanks to the artists, thought leaders, educators and more who’ve stepped up to the creative for you. Check out our guide.

NEWS & MEDIA

Crypto will Rise from the Pandemic

Crypto will Rise from the Pandemic

I like to joke that every time crypto hits a bump in the road, its enthusiasts invent new jargon to breathe life into their often-maligned solution to the future of money. There’s no shortage of specialized terminology–cryptocurrency itself, stablecoins, exchanges,...

I Joined Parler So You Didn’t Have To

I Joined Parler So You Didn’t Have To

As Facebook and Twitter begin to flag more hate speech and misinformation, new social media hangouts step up to fill the void, for those who don’t like such censorship. They create dangerous social media silos. In 2018, Walt Mossberg, a veteran and highly regarded...

Gaming Is Changing the Ecosystem of Tech

Gaming Is Changing the Ecosystem of Tech

We used to say that if you wanted to see the future of technology you should look no further than the porn industry. It was typically the earliest adopter of new technologies like CD-ROMs, DVDs, streaming, haptics and more. But today if you want to see the future of...

Finally, AI for the Masses?

Finally, AI for the Masses?

I’m not smart enough to be a developer of artificial intelligence software, but I do know when something momentous is (finally) happening in AI. On July 29th, NYT columnist Farhad Manjoo wrote about a new AI language model that could read and compose text so well that...

Why Microsoft Shouldn’t Buy TikTok

Why Microsoft Shouldn’t Buy TikTok

Two weeks ago, shortly after moderating a session with a senior TikTok executive at the Techonomy Virtual conference, I speculated here about TikTok’s best way towards a “green card.” I suggested that it had to start flying its American flag right away and separating...

As Fake Videos Threaten, New Tools Help Fight Back

As Fake Videos Threaten, New Tools Help Fight Back

Whoops, it happened again. Another off the charts crazy video that our President retweeted. CNBC’s Sam Shead offered one version of the story behind this week’s fake which showed “America’s Frontline Doctors” peddling a cocktail of hydroxychloroquine, Zinc, and...

Will TikTok Get Its Green Card?

Will TikTok Get Its Green Card?

Last week I interviewed Tik Tok’s head of monetization and partnership, Matty Lin and a talent manager who represents top TikTok artists, Billy Mann, at Techonomy’s Virtual Reset + Restore conference. We focused in that interview mostly on commercial considerations,...

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Here at Solving for Tech we’re in the same global boat as the rest of you. We were just about to launch his new company and ….. BOOM. Corona hit.

Instead of business, as usual, we’re going to feature a series of special reports from ourselves, friends
and colleagues on how to stay sane and share the tech love during this rough, and unchartered period. Check back daily for tips on how tech can help.

Have thoughts, tips or musings on how to use tech to help keep us less isolated? Let us know.

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