CLBR Seg 1 – Tynan and Christensen Return for Heroes and Zeroes

Having just passed the midpoint for 2013, we are bringing back frequent guests Dan Tynan and Brenda Christensen to reprise our Heroes and Zeroes segment where we talk about the

  • top news stories for 2013 so far;
  • identify heroes, zeroes and
  • websites and resources we have discovered of late.


hereos124We’ll talk about newsmakers like  (clockwise from top left)

  • California Attorney General Kamala Harris
  • New Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • Senator Ron Wyden
  • Outgoing FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski
  • FTC Commission Julie Brill
  • Texas State Senator Wendy Davis
  • Mozilla’s John Mayer
  • Assemblyperson Bonnie Lowenthal (author of right to know legislation)
  • Marc Platt of KLP
  • Mozilla’s John Mayer

zeroesffWe’ll also talk about some of the people or  companies who really stepped on it this year.  This includes:

  • the so-called Cookie Kangaroo Court
  • the Prenda Law Firm
  • Blue Coat
  • the Taco Bell man
  • Revenge Porn purveyor Hunter Moore
  • Washington Post columnist and internet doubter Robert Samuelson
  • tax dodger Apple;
  • Dunkin Donuts Racist Ranter Taylor Chapman
  • NSA leaker Edward Snowden

all buzPlus what companies were generating a buzz about them FROM Airbnb to Uber, Google Glass to Bitcoin.



Dir. of Communication, Contatta

With over 25 years of high tech corporate communications and public relations experience, Brenda has successfully created and managed global messaging campaigns for such prestigious companies as Secure Computing, Panda Software, Maximizer Software, GoldMine Software, NEC, DTK Computer, Wang Laboratories, Symplex Communications and General Motors Robotics.


Dan Tynan is contributing editor at InfoWorld, author of the Tynan on Technology blog, and co-founder of eSarcasm, an award-winning geek humor site. Dan Tynan has been writing and editing stories about technology and its discontents for more than 20 years. During that time he’s been an editor in chief and an executive editor for national magazines, written for more than 50 publications, and taken home a closet full of awards

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