Geographically Hollywood is hundreds of miles away from Silicon Valley, but it seems like the two are getting closer and closer in metaphorical ways.
The latest example of this is The Internship, the new buddy movie starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson that’s set to premiere this upcoming summer. In it, Vaughn and Wilson play middle-aged laid off salesmen who somehow nab internships at Google. Bespectacled genius 20-somethings are their bosses, they don’t exactly fit in, and of course hilarity ensues.
If you’ve ever found yourself on a lone road in the middle of nowhere with zero bars of reception on your phone, it’s quite likely that you’ve entertained the idea of grabbing a signal booster. Wilson Electronics, one of the best known manufacturers of such devices, is introducing its latest Sleek 4G booster at CES. What makes this version different from the models launched just a few months ago? Instead of needing separate boosters for AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, it’s now capable of supporting phones, tablets and hotspots on all three, as well as legacy signals for all other US carriers. Head to the press release for more details.
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The well-known investor behind the likes of Twitter and Foursquare says venture capital funds have gotten too big.
Fred Wilson, managing partner at Union Square Ventures, is a preëminent figure in venture capital. He’s been at it for 25 years: his first big deal was an investment in the Web community GeoCities, which Yahoo bought for about $ 3 billion in 1999. He went on to back startups including Twitter, Zynga, and Foursquare. But from his successful perch, Wilson worries that his industry is in trouble.
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In a new movie called “The Internship” the two “Wedding Crashers” stars play laid-off men in their 40s who become interns at Google. What can possibly go right?
Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wilson sees around the corner as it relates how the shift from web to mobile will impact the form and design of apps.
If you want to learn about the booming tech startup scene in New York City, it doesn’t get much better than talking to Fred Wilson. Wilson has emerged as perhaps the most recognizable figure of the now-booming New York tech scene, through his 25-year career as a venture capitalist (currently he’s a partner at venture capital firm Union Square Ventures) and also through his very popular “A VC” blog.
Love Verizon’s LTE but just can’t seem to get bars of service in your office or home? Wilson Electronics
has announced the Sleek4G-V, which the company claims is the world’s first 4G mobile signal booster. We haven’t found any contenders to the claim, but either way the signal enhancer is bound and determined to beef up your high-speed data. In addition to providing Verizon-specific LTE, Wilson promises 2G / 3G connectivity for all major US carriers (iDEN capabilities excluded) just in case you need to actually, y’know, make calls on your phone. While it’s designed primarily for outdoor use, an optional accessory kit can be purchased to make it work indoors quite soundly. Listed for $ 150, the Sleek4G-V should make its way to retailers by the second quarter of this year. Check out the press release for all the details.
Continue reading Wilson Electronics introduces the world’s first LTE signal booster ahead of CES
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See that beauty up above? That, dear friends, is the Wilson Electronics
AWS 70 signal booster. We know, it doesn’t look like the standard-issue 50-cent sticker that you slap underneath your battery, right? This beefy guy is meant to be a thousand times more effective, aiming to amplify your office’s poor AWS signal — most notably T-Mobile, but any 1700 / 2100 AWS connection
can benefit — by a total gain of 70dB. The booster offers the ability to manually adjust the amount of gain for uplink and downlink separately, so you can optimize it however you deem fit. With a MSRP of $ 360, it’s not for the weak-walleted — you’ll likely want to put it on the company tab. If you’re interested in how this all goes down, check out the presser below.
Continue reading Wilson Electronics debuts the AWS 70 signal booster to bring life to your office’s T-Mobile dead zone
Wilson Electronics debuts the AWS 70 signal booster to bring life to your office’s T-Mobile dead zone originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 10 Oct 2011 21:07:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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