• Google vs Uber; Google vs The Internet Archive

    February 06, 2015

    It’s pretty nice in southern California (Come to San Diego! Come to San Diego!) but it’s been nothing but Storm und Drang in the northeast U.S. 

  • February: Biotech & Beyond

    February 05, 2015

    The Future of the Brain: Essays by the World's Leading Neuroscientists

    Edited by Gary Marcus & Jeremy Freeman

  • Air Force One, augmented reality, and Super Bowl XLIX

    January 29, 2015

    This week seems to be overflowing with good news. 

  • Edward Snowed-In Special Report

    January 26, 2015

    Welcome to the 1st-Ever TTI/Vanguard Special Weather-Inspired Newsletter, or as we're calling it internally, the Edward Snowed-In Special Report.

  • Cyber, SpaceX, and Roman scrolls

    January 23, 2015

    Many of us have returned from a fantastic cyber road-trip with Eric Haseltine. (The road trip was real; the topic was cyber!) If you were not with us in Boston or Washington, DC this week, stay tuned as Nancy Kleinrock prepares her recap of both cybersecurity events this week.  We’ll let you know when this will be available in our archive (along with 22 years’ worth of briefings on every topic and speaker that TTI/Vanguard has ever welcomed.  As a reminder, if you or a colleague would like help navigating the archive, please contact Claudia Miklas at

  • Dinner parties vs "The Surprising Benefits of Solitude"

    January 16, 2015

    To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June. - Jean-Paul Sartre

  • Interstellar, CES, and the Web-at-25

    January 09, 2015

    While we are happy to finally be allowed to watch The Interview, it doesn’t mean that we want to. However, Interstellar has a 2 thumbs up review from the TTI/V movie critic. Steve Jurvetson and Ed Lu (both San Francisco, 2013) attended a special preview of Interstellar to benefit the Sentinel Mission:

  • Holiday Gift Ideas, Dr. Dobbs and AI Threats

    December 19, 2014

    We are happy to wrap up 2014 and eager for 2015!  And speaking of 2015, we’re pleased to be able to tell you that Dr. Carver Mead—inventor of the integrated circuit and GaAS MESFET, biotech entrepreneur, winner of the Lemelson-MIT prize, and holder of the National Medal of Technology—will join us at “Biotech and Beyond,” February 24-25, 2015 to speak on "The Universe and Us: An Integrated Theory of Electromagnetics and Gravitation.”  He’ll introduce what he says is a “simpler, more intuitive” understanding of the Theory of General Relativity--a unified theory of gravitation and electromagnetism "in which the two interactions are of exactly the same form, but of the opposite sign."

  • WebEx, Roomba and Blackphone

    December 12, 2014

    The privacy-first smartphone, Blackphone (Jon Callas, London, Jul 2014), is being enhanced with, on the one hand, the ability to erect a wall between personal and professional uses with Graphite Software's Spaces and, on the other hand, the launching of its own app store that promises to include only apps that meet the phone company's strong no-snooping standards.

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    December 05, 2014

    How Google Works: The Rules for Success in the Internet Century 

    By Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg, with Alan Eagle