006 : Screw the Queue with Gabe Velez

NNL PodcastWaiting in line sucks. It sucks so much that many people are willing to pay to avoid lines. Whether you’re dying to be the first with an iPhone 5S (without waiting 100 hours in line) or you want to make your trip to Disneyland a little less tedious, those who have the means will do anything to jump to the front.

My guest today is Gabriel Velez, a graphic designer and co-creator of Linesnapp, a mobile app focused disrupting the line. Gabe met his cofounder, Rafael Maya, at a hackathon and the two have been working on rethinking queues ever since.

I really respect what Gabe and Rafael are doing, because they’re not just blindly following their ideas. Instead, they’re talking to users and constantly changing their approach in order to find the version that sticks. You’ll definitely want to hear what Gabe has been doing.

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The early adopter’s guide to keeping your information safe

So, you’re an early adopter. I am too. For me, it may even be an addiction. I bounce from Hacker News to Tech Crunch to Tech Meetups like it’s no one’s business.  I religiously listen to start-up and tech related podcasts on my daily commute. Sometimes I feel like I’m trying out a new website or business every day.

But with innovation happening so fast, it’s really easy to get lost in a sea of new accounts. And when you’re lost, it’s really easy to compromise important information. If you’re like me and you fall into the “early adopter” category of consumers, here’s a few tips to keep you organized and your information safe. Continue reading