Last night my sister sent a very excited e-mail to let me and my siblings know that our dad, Bob Moog, was going to featured as a Google Doodle in honor of his 78th birthday which is today. Ever since then I have been smiling ear to ear and as reactions flow in to Twitter, Facebook, my e-mail inbox and through media outlets around the world. I am incredibly proud of my Dad, and I know this is a special day and wanted to use this blog post to record the moment.
I have always been proud of the legacy that my dad left and today’s Google Doodle serves as a good reminder that he is not done making an impact. He was an engineer and a musician and was able to combine those two passions and produce a break through invention that has inspired millions of people to create music which in turn shaped the evolution of music. And I can tell you he would have loved the Google Doodle. My hat goes off to Ryan Germick and Joey Hurst at Google for both caring and helping bring this little bit of goodness to the world today.
And a huge shout out to my sister, Michelle Moog-Koussa who is the Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation. She has been working tirelessly to honor his legacy and advance science and music education. Be sure to follow the foundation on Twitter and Facebook.
The PewResearch Center released a study yesterday that reported that 24% of cell owners looked up product reviews while in a store last month.
While we have been watching our mobile audience grow at Viewpoints.com, this is still welcome news and validation of our belief that mobile devices will fundamentally change how shoppers do research. Our vision at Viewpoints is to harness the power of consumer voices and opinions to provide better, clearer, product intelligence for everyone. We have been hard at work on a mobile optimized version of our site and it will go live at the end of February. Read the rest of this entry »
Originally posted on Built In Chicago.
Today we announced 1871, a center for digital entrepreneurs to instantly plug into a vibrant community of peers, mentors, partners, and investors. 1871 will be home to hundreds of entrepreneurs, developers, and designers who are building the next generation of successful digital technology companies in Chicago.
For me, this is one of the most significant and exciting initiatives I have ever been involved in. It holds great potential for the city we love and thousands of future entrepreneurs. 1871 is a not-for-profit effort totally dedicated to the growth of the digital tech startup community. We stand on the shoulders of all the civic organizations and collaborative spaces that have seeded and helped grow the entrepreneurial community in Chicago over the last decade