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AboutMe

Professional Currently I am serving as VP Engineering at Offerpop, where we’re looking to transform marketing from broadcast messaging to social conversations. A graduate of Rutgers University, I’d previously served as VP Engineering at PlaceIQ, exploring the frontiers of location-based intelligence. Prior to that I served as: VP of Technology at PulsePoint, where we built and enhanced an ...

Gainfully Employed

Gainfully Employed
As you can see by the orgchart above, I have accepted an offer of employment from Rutgers University Office of Information Technology. I’m working full-time as of 1/26/2005, and will be working on the myRutgers Portal among other projects. You can see me reporting to the “vacant” box in the lower right hand corner. Although ...

Why I’m a Mac User

[Richard Scoble](http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/) of Microsoft asked: > “Mark: tell me what you can do on a Mac that you can’t do on a PC? > Give me, say, five examples. Here’s your chance to do some great > advertising for Apple. The kind they can’t buy.” While I don’ feel the zealous need to defend my ...

Plagiarism Detectors

A survey of around 350 undergraduates found nearly 25% had copied text from another source at least once. A new service that can scan 4.5 billion web pages is now online so that lecturers can check the originality of the work submitted by students. I wonder how much of this plagiarism would be avoided if ...

Cut-Rate Windows ‘XP Starter Edition’

Last summer, in response to the success that Linux was having in the Thai marketplace, Microsoft began offering Thai citizens a Thai-localized bundle of Microsoft Windows XP Home and Office XP Standard. As part of the deal, Microsoft also stripped out some unspecified features from both products and slashed the price for the pair to ...