Author Archives: Oliver

About Oliver

Oliver Starr is a well known blogger, speaker and serial entrepreneur. His current blogging is focused on mobile technology and applications, green (eco-protective) technologies, and entrepreneurs and their companies. He is currently engaged as the Community Evangelist for, a new social curation tool. Oliver was also a professional cyclist and six time member of the US National Cycling Team.

Dear @CarnoJoe — A Parting Shot for Joe Carnahan

Dear Joe Carnahan, In all the interactions we had over twitter during the previous few weeks you finally said something I agree with. You’re right. I’ve been using you and your platform to accomplish several goals… You see, in addition … Continue reading

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Modern Monsters Part 1

Many people have a fascination with monsters.  There’s a reason why there are so many TV shows in which they feature so prominently.  From the search for Bigfoot to the quest for the Loch Ness Monster in countless YouTube videos … Continue reading

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Smart New Uses for Old Technology: SSID to Broadcast a Message

SSID_Messaging If you want to know what’s going to happen next with a technology perhaps the smartest way to predict the future is to ask your kids – or someone else’s… It’s amazing what you might learn. The other night, … Continue reading

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Cellphones in Timbuktu

It’s easy to think of people from the underdeveloped world as quite different from ourselves. After all, there’s little to convince us otherwise. National Geographic Specials, video clips on the Nightly News, photos in every major newspaper – all depicting … Continue reading

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Pearltrees: A Great New Tool for Bloggers and Journalists

Recently, I’ve been working with a new tool that I think anyone that uses the web regularly is really going to appreciate: Pearltrees. The company – which is based in France – has been developing this tool for a few … Continue reading

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[Most] Companies Don’t Get Social Media

As someone that actively works in social media I’ve become progressively more convinced that the majority of companies don’t have a clue about social media or the importance it can play in the way a company presents itself.  Granted, there … Continue reading

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Rules is Rules…

Good news: It was a normal day in  Sharon  Springs, Kansas when a Union Pacific crew boarded a loaded coal train for the 234 miles trek to Salina . The Bad news: Just a few miles into the … Continue reading

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Some Dark Poetry

Vengeance is My Name I’m dark and I’m dirty, I’m hungry and alone The concrete’s hard beneath my back The cold wind chills my bones I wasn’t always like this I didn’t call this sidewalk home I had a wife … Continue reading

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Verizon “Zings” Customers for $1.99 – Claims it Didn’t Mean To

The AP and Wireless Week are reporting that Verizon customers in Cleveland are complaining of being billed $1.99 by V erizon for Data Services that they didn’t use. The problem,  originally received attention by the Cleveland Plains Dealer, a local … Continue reading

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Here’s a Great List of Free Open Source Software for Mac

You may have seen this list already, but I hadn’t come across it before just now and it was good enough I thought it was worth sharing in case anyone besides me had somehow missed this before. Enjoy.

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