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Episode 77: Detroit Beer Press, Pipeline Fellowship Detroit, Daily Detroit

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Episode 77.  We had a few Detroit-themed guests on the show tonight, as you can tell.

Thanks to our guests Courtney and Ian from Detroit Beer Press, Monica Wheat of Pipeline Fellowship Detroit, and repeat offender Daily Detroit for joining us for a night of laughs and fun conversations…

5db8cdd0-8caa-0132-4406-0ebc4eccb42fOf course we talked a little Super Bowl…well, we talked about the commercials.

Especially the Nationwide one.  Wow.  Nothing like dead kids to really kick the party up a notch…

ITintheDnewspaper02022015c_UPDATEFINALWe chatted about the naked guy in a cowboy hat wandering down I-75, the Star Wars comic “Into The Great Unknown“, the amazing profit margin one company gets on high speed cable, and the usual smattering of stories and rants you’ve come to expect by now from us.

In our second segment, we dove in with Ian and Courtney from Detroit Beer Press. If you’re not familiar with them by now, then you haven’t been paying attention.  In addition to chatting about their upcoming issue coming out next week, we also chatted about Yelp reviews, their new Howler Membership program that can get you some sweet deals at some great locations, where you can find their publication, and everything else they’ve got going on currently.  Check them out at http://www.detroitbeerpress.com/

10928604_10206072515594343_1178594806_nOur third segment brought Monica Wheat to the forefront to chat about Pipeline Fellowship Detroit, a new organization that’s spinning up to change the face of angel investing.  Pipeline Fellowship is an angel investing bootcamp for women.  They work to increase diversity in the U.S. angel investing community and create capital for women social entrepreneurs. Pipeline Fellowship has opened a call for applications for its spring 2015 angel investing bootcamps in Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, DC, Detroit, Memphis, Miami, NYC, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis. Candidates are encouraged to apply by Friday, February 6, 2015.  For more information, please check them out at http://www.pipelinefellowship.com/, hit info@pipelinefellowship.com, or feel free to contact Monica directly at mwheat@pixeldsi.co

Our fourth and final segment had us chatting with Daily Detroit about Google Fiber, what’s going on in the city, and we seriously questioned their selection of “10 awesome movies filmed in Detroit” because, well, because we’re opinionated and it’s fun to give him a hard time sometimes, that’s why.  Really great conversation, as it always is.  If you’re not checking Daily Detroit out on a regular basis, you’re missing out.  See everything they’ve got going on at http://www.dailydetroit.com/

ITintheDnewspaper02092015d2That’s all for this week.  Tune in next week as we talk with the organizers of Penguicon, and we dive headfirst into the conversations and issues that have evolved surrounding the blog entry about a trip to the comic shop – from women attending cons to the comic book industry in general, it should be an excellent conversation as we’re joined by two ladies who have a few things to say about it all…since they live it every day.

Detroit Beer Press can be found at http://www.detroitbeerpress.com/

Pipeline Fellowship can be found at http://www.pipelinefellowship.com/

Daily Detroit can be found at http://www.dailydetroit.com/

As always, we can be found:
On the web: http://www.ITinTheD.com
On Meetuphttp://www.meetup.com/ITintheD/

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=91763

On Facebook: 
http://www.facebook.com/ITintheD 
On Twitter: 
http://www.twitter.com/ITintheD 

The stories we got to…and a lot we didn’t:

Top 25 jobs: http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/jobs-america/

Youtube, Flash and HTML5: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Youtube-Says-Goodbye-to-Flash-HTML5-Is-Now-Default-471426.shtml

Guy acts as his own lawyer, gets his conviction overturned…because he acted as his own lawyer: http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/court-throws-out-oakland-county-conviction-in-case-of-man-who-insisted-on-acting-as-lawyer/30981558

Makes you wonder what’s on your Comcast bill… http://elliott.org/is-this-enough-compensation/comcast-thinks-husband-ahole-put-writing/

45% of Americans think online privacy is more important than national security: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/45-percent-of-americans-think-online-privacy-is-more-important-than-national-security-300026808.html

Into the Great Unknown: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Into_the_Great_Unknown

The good and bad of social media marketing: http://www.marketingprofs.com/chirp/2015/26916/the-good-and-the-bad-of-social-media-marketing-infographic

School finds poop on gym floor, checks kids, parents outraged: http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/education/2015/01/27/elementary-students-in-gustine-texas-forced-to-lower-their-pants-for-inspection-after-feces-found-on-floor/22435367/

You can get Outlook for Android and iOs now: http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/29/microsoft-launches-outlook-for-ios-and-android/

There’s a 50 Shades of Grey Vermont Teddy Bear. Of course there is. http://www.vermontteddybear.com/sellgroup/fifty-shades-of-grey-bear.aspx

Time Warner Cable’s profit margins are insane: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-kushnick/time-warner-cables-97-pro_b_6591916.html

Nationwide’s Super Bowl ad got memed. A lot. http://www.bustle.com/articles/61823-nationwides-dead-kid-super-bowl-ad-memes-were-inevitable-are-still-hilarious

The naked guy in a cowboy hat on I-75: http://www.wxyz.com/news/naked-man-with-cowboy-hat-walks-down-the-middle-of-i-75-in-auburn-hills

Music wasn’t in the top 100 torrented downloads: http://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/music-doesnt-feature-in-the-pirate-bays-top-100-most-popular-torrents/

The DEA was planning to use license plate reading software at gun shows https://www.aclu.org/blog/technology-and-liberty-national-security/dea-planned-monitor-gun-show-attendees-license-plate-r

Big Data is almost always wrong: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2878080/test-shows-big-data-text-analysis-inconsistent-inaccurate.html

Things the NFL would like you to believe are illegal…but aren’t: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/01/the-nfl-wants-you-to-think-these-things-are-illegal/ 

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