Former tech darling and Fox & Friends host moves out of the country

Ex-Fox & Friends co-host Clayton Morris has left the country amid more than two dozen lawsuits from investors who say he defrauded them in real estate deals involving properties in Indianapolis. Read more…

He used to be on many of the tech podcasts I was on and he talked about his real estate investing company and how much he was making, his retirement. It sounded too good to be true, it may be.

Is Amazon Go really that good?

For those of you who haven’t heard, Amazon is testing out a new shopping experience in Seattle called Amazon Go. You walk into the Amazon store, scan the Amazon Go app on your smart phone and then start shopping. 

As you pick up items it keeps track of what you have. You can put things back and it removes them. When you are done, you just walk out of the store. No waiting in lines, no talking with a cashier, nothing.

Your Amazon account is billed and you get a receipt on the app. 

In my opinion this will be a game changer for shopping. I already use the self-checkout at my local grocery store. If I can get in and get out without waiting in line, bingo. I will be happy and it will be much more efficient to go to the grocery store.

Amazon Go should significantly reduce overhead costs as they would not need to have as many staff as a modern day grocery store would. But is that good thing or a bad thing?

What do you think? Will you shop there if one comes to your neighborhood? Will Amazon do to grocery stores like what they did to bookstores? Let me know in the comments below.

Evernote Hello Shows Promise

I just downloaded Evernote Hello to my iPhone and it looks promising. I need to take another photo of myself in better light, but it has the potential to replace business cards. It could be that powerful.
Take a look for yourself.

The only thing I could see a problem with the app is the actual photo being taken of the person you are getting their contact information.

I’d be interested in getting your thoughts on this.

Good job Evernote.

I love V for VPN

I just want to say that I really like V for VPN as a VPN provider.  I travel for work and have a VPN for that, but I wanted a VPN for non-work stuff.
I have found V for VPN to be incredibly fast and it does not slow down my system.  That doesn’t mean the hotel Internet connections are great.

I used Hot Spot VPN for a while and it did not work all the time and it constantly slowed down my system.  Hot Spot VPN was $8.88 a month also, about twice as much as V for VPN is for it top notch service at $4.95 a month.

What make this worthwhile and amazing is that V for VPN was started and is run by a high school student who will graduate a year early this May.  I think this is a worthwhile business to support.

Microsoft Invests in Facebook

According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft Inks Deal with Facebook, Microsoft has agreed to invest $240 million in Facebook that values Facebook at $15 billion.
To get the investment, Microsoft out competed Google to make the investment in Facebook.

Microsoft will also begin running the sites international advertising.  Microsoft had previously been running the advertising on the U.S. site.

This is going to be interesting to see what happens.  The online battle over advertising is heating up. Microsoft is trying, but I think it is going to be tough road to climb against Google.