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September 30, 2010

Rutgers suicide: The life and death of Tyler Clementi

Two Rutgers students are accused of surreptitiously videotaping a college freshman, Tyler Clementi, while he had sex with another man, and broadcasting it on the Internet.

That student who was taped, a few days later, reportedly jumped off the George Washington Bridge to his death last week. Unfortunately, there's been a sad spate of suicides of young gay people recently, as documented in this ABCNews report.

My thoughts on this: the technology we have at our fingertips gives us unprecedented access to a worldwide audience. But we need to think about the appropriateness of the content we choose to share. And we need to respect people's privacy and desire to control their own personal information.

As for Tyler Clementi, at the moment, many news reports seem to be making the connection between the video surfacing on the Internet and his suicide. I'm hoping that people who are closest to him, who maybe spoke to him about the video, will give us all some insight into why this promising young man would kill himself. Suicide can be a complex decision.

You can scan the news reports about Clementi here.


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Tonight: Ignite Baltimore at the Walters Art Museum

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Sometimes I feel like half the time I'm writing about cool events for this blog. It helps, of course, that there's been a true explosion of interesting events for people who are interested in technology, social media and improving Baltimore in the last couple years.

Tonight is the sixth Ignite Baltimore, where speakers are challenged to speak about a topic that they're passionate about, with 20 slides and five minutes on stage. Here are the topics and speakers tonight (you can go to the Ignite website to learn more about each speaker):

* Postcards from Baltimore - Chris Shafer

* Craft as economic catalyst - Megan Auman

* Houston, We've Got a Problem - Why Aren't Kids Interested in Space? - Ron McCandless

* Why Baltimore City needs a socially liberal Republican Mayor - Keith Scott

* Sex, Drugs, and Philanthropy - Kevin Griffin Moreno

* Why I Don't Want Children (or, How My Uterus Became a Shriveled Walnut) - Heather Holland

* Media Free Week - A Monthly Media Fast, And How I Survive It - Gin Ferrara

* Saint Elvis - Gary Vikan

* Hard Times: Great Depression vs. 'Great Recession' - ellen cherry

* The 20 people I admire. - Willa Fan

* How My Brain Tumor Will Change Your Life - Lauree Ostrofsky

* Teonanácatl: The Secret History of Magic Mushrooms - Michael M. Hughes

* Lessons Learned from Middle School Dreamers - Kristina Berdan

* If You Build It… Will They Come? - Scotty Walsh

* A Case for Affirmative Action in "Post Racial" America - Douglass Austin

* Things Fall Apart... and a Terrible Beauty is Born: The Fate of Culture in an Age of
Disruption - Andrew Hazlett

* Integrate Nerd 101: Design with Technology in Mind - Shervonne Cherry

* Cops Say Legalize Drugs: Ask Me Why - Major Neill Franklin


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September 29, 2010

CrowdPitch Baltimore tonight -- entrepreneurs pitch their biz ideas to the crowd

Tonight, at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, is the latest CrowdPitch, sponsored by FundingUniverse.

How does this work? Representatives of each company give a 4-minute pitch to the audience and a panel of judges about their business plans. The audience chooses the winner by investing fake money in the company they think has the best plan.

The pitching companies are:

* Nomuda Games

* Roomtag

* Bezerra Corporation

* VoicePlex LLC

* Wisemuv


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September 28, 2010

Maryland TEDCO names new executive director, Rob Rosenbaum

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rosenbaum.jpgHere's something that will impact a fair number of Maryland startup companies and entrepreneurs who may look to the state for help in launching or growing their tech business:

Maryland Technology Development Corp. (TEDCO), the quasi-state agency that funds a range of science and technology companies, named a new president and executive director. His name is Robert A. Rosenbaum (go ahead and friend him up on LinkedIn!) and he's got 30 years of private sector experience.

Most recently, he was managing director at Nobska Ventures, an early stage venture fund, in Baltimore. (Three years ago, then-Mayor Martin O'Malley touted Nobska Ventures' investment in an Israeli medical device company that was thinking about bringing jobs to Baltimore or Maryland.)

TEDCO said it did an extensive national search, but chose Rosenbaum, who's been involved in the Baltimore business scene for years. Hit the link for more details about Rob Rosenbaum and TEDCO.



PRESS RELEASE FROM TEDCO:

The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) board of directors today announced that Robert A. Rosenbaum has been appointed president and executive director of the organization following an extensive national search.

Rosenbaum is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of private sector experience, including the recent management of a venture capital fund. His focus will be to continue to build TEDCO’s reputation as the nation’s premier technology-based economic development organization.

John Wasilisin, TEDCO’s acting president and executive director, has been given an expanded role within the organization as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

“With a technical and entrepreneurial background, Rob has significant experience in building and driving technology infrastructure,” said Governor Martin O’Malley. “He understands what it takes to create and sustain a successful business and can relate to the Maryland business community. I look forward to Rob’s leadership as TEDCO continues to move forward as a national model of technology transfer and economic development.”

Jay Steinmetz, chairman of TEDCO’s board of directors, and president of Barcoding, Inc., said: “For more than a decade, TEDCO has been the go-to source for seed capital, entrepreneurial business assistance and technology transfer support in the State of Maryland. To continue to thrive, we must focus on building private relationships to compliment our strong support from Annapolis and Washington, D.C. The board’s decision to name Rob president and executive director is a strategic step in that direction. Rob’s background and skill set will complement our current strengths.”

Since 2003, Rosenbaum has served as a managing director of Nobska Venture Partners in Baltimore, an early stage venture fund. While at Nobska, he led the fund’s formation activities, initial fundraising efforts and closed Nobska’s first deal.

Before joining Nobska, he was vice president of operations for Agora Publishing in Baltimore; chief operating officer of Versient Corp., in Hunt Valley, Md.; and director of information technology for Stride Ride Corp., in Lexington, Mass.

He has a Master’s of Business Administration from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Over the course of TEDCO’s 12-year history, the organization has provided more than $9.3 million in funding to Maryland businesses through its signature Maryland Technology Transfer and Commercialization Fund (MTTCF).

This investment has generated more than $394.8 million in downstream funding from angel and venture investors, federal awards and other resources. The organization recently funded its 200th portfolio company and is considered a national model for technology-based economic development. TEDCO is frequently ranked as the most active/early-stage investor in the nation by Entrepreneur magazine.


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Popular Mechanics' 10 most innovative products of 2010

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Popular Mechanics came out with its sixth annual Breakthrough Awards for 2010, "recognizing the innovators and products poised to change the world," the magazine said in a news release.

What do you think about their choices?

Here are the 10 awardees:

• 2011 Chevrolet Volt

• 2011 Nissan Leaf

• HTC EVO 4G From Sprint

• Bosch Axial-Glide Miter Saw

• HSA 65 36-Volt STIHL Lithium-Ion Hedge Trimmer

• Trane ComfortLink II Thermostat

• Alpha NEX-5 Camera

• Qualcomm Snapdragon

• Earthmate PN-60w With SPOT Satellite Communicator

• GoPoint Technology GL1


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Good news for Zynga, others: virtual goods market to grow 40 percent

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Last Sunday, I wrote a story about Zynga and its Baltimore connection: the San Francisco online social gaming company's office in Timonium designed its second most popular game at the moment: FrontierVille.

The good news for Facebook and Zynga (and its peers, both big-time and small game developers), is that people continue to shell out real bucks for virtual goods, usually in games.

The Inside Network estimates that the virtual goods market will grow from 1.6 billion this year to $2.1 billion next year, according to the New York Times.

Below, Brian Reynolds, Zynga's chief game designer and head of its Timonium office.


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Categories: *NEWS*, Gamers, Social Media
        

September 27, 2010

Baltimore Social Media Club breakfast tomorrow

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baltosocialmediaclub.jpgTickets still remain for tomorrow morning's Baltimore Social Media Club breakfast at Morton's Steakhouse in downtown Baltimore.

Guest speakers, including the Baltimore Sun's social media and mobile guru Pete Sweigard, will be there talking about the mobile social web.

I'll be there, too. And, as my guest, I'll be with Ruth Eaddy of Waldorf, who won a ticket in a raffle last week that I held for new fans of the BaltTech Facebook page. (Ahem, are you following BaltTech on Facebook yet?)

Other speakers at tomorrow's event include Vince Buscemi of MindGrub, a Baltimore Internet firm that specializes in mobile websites, and Eric Madison, head of FraternalSoft, which makes mobile and social networking websites for fraternal and other social and civic organizations.

The Baltimore Social Media Club just started up this year. Here's their Facebook Page.


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SAIC opens cyber innovation center in Columbia

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Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), a government defense contractor, said Monday that it opened a "cyber innovation center" in Columbia where employees will work on cyber security challenges and solutions for its customers.

The McLean, Va.-based company said the new center includes a technical solutions lab, research and development areas, training and conference rooms, and demonstration and prototyping areas.

The company employs about 6,500 people at several locations in Maryland. The cyber innovation center is housed in a seven-story building in Columbia that SAIC began occupying last year and which it leased to consolidate several offices in the area.


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Categories: *NEWS*, Government Tech
        

September 24, 2010

Target selling the iPad starting Oct. 3

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Here are some details on Target selling the iPad, starting Oct. 3. Apparently, Target credit card holders will be able to apply their five percent discount on the purchase. Many analysts predict as the iPad gets into mainstream stores -- um, Target ain't a bad place to be if you're a hot electronic gadget -- sales of it will go through the roof.

Hit the link for the details.

Target Offers iPad at Stores Nationwide on October 3

MINNEAPOLIS (September 24, 2010) – Today Target® announced it will carry iPad™ in 1,743 Target stores nationwide beginning Oct. 3, 2010. Target guests can select from a range of iPad models, including the 16GB Wi-Fi model starting at $499.99, the 32GB and 64GB Wi-Fi and the Wi-Fi+3G models.

“Target is very excited to offer the revolutionary iPad to our guests nationwide,” said Mark Schindele, senior vice president, merchandising, Target. “We are committed to providing our guests’ with the best products and we think iPad will be at the top of our guests’ holiday shopping lists.”

iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. Users can browse the web, read and send e-mail, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music or play games, and read e-books, all using iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch™ interface. iPad with Wi-Fi+3G models are just 0.5 inches thick and weigh just 1.6 pounds – thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook - and delivery up to 10 hours of battery life for surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching videos or listening to music, and up to nine hours of surfing the web using a 3G data network.*

A selection of accessories including cases, iBook and iTunes gift cards, chargers and more, will be available in the electronics department at Target along with iPad.

*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
About Target

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,743 stores in 49 states nationwide and at Target.com. Target is committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to unique and highly differentiated products at affordable prices. Since 1946, the corporation has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs like Take Charge of Education. Today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood.



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Categories: Gadgets
        

Maryland's hands-free driving law takes effect Oct. 1 - buy your Bluetooth yet?

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Unless you want to risk a ticket, there's a good chance you and many others over the next few days will be rushing out to buy some type of wireless headset/earpiece or speakerphone for use in your car.

I put together an overview of the law and the kinds of gadgets that are available. Check out my full story on it here.

If you're already a Bluetooth headset/earpiece user and like (or don't like) the device you use, please pass on your recommendations or dislikes in the comments below. Thanks!!


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Owings Mills biotech raises $15 million, more to come

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Nora Therapeutics Inc., a former startup company at Baltimore's Emerging Technology Center, said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing yesterday that it had raised $14.88 million from several venture capital firms.

The equity raise is part of a planned push to raise $32.5 million in financing for the Owings Mills based firm.

Nora is developing treatments for women who deal with frequent miscarriages or other reproduction problems.

The news was covered by various other news sources.

(P.S. I don't think this company has a website, but if anyone finds one, please link a link in the comments below.)

::UPDATE:: Here's a story from five years ago in the Daily Record (Md.) about Nora and its origins. Pretty interesting stuff.


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Categories: *NEWS*, BioTech
        

September 23, 2010

BaltTech getting a Facebook Page

Hi folks,

Bear with me a little as I get the Facebook page for BaltTech up and running. If you just search for "BaltTech" on Facebook, you should find it. Or "Like" it below:

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-Gus


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Spotted: Zynga's chief game designer in natural habitat

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I recently visited Zynga East in Timonium, Md., just north of Baltimore, where I had a long chat with legendary (to the gaming masses) game designer Brian Reynolds.

Zynga, which runs online social games, such as FarmVille, Mafia Wars and FrontierVille, launched its first game studio outside of its San Francisco headquarters here in the Baltimore area last year. They started with about a dozen or so people and have now grown to about 30.

You couldn't tell it from the humble signage outside Zynga East's office, but the company is on a huge tear in the world of online social gaming, thanks to its success on Facebook.

This Baltimore (er, Timonium) office, including Zynga's chief game designer Reynolds, is responsible for the successful FrontierVille, which has about 35 million users. Reynolds, in his past life in the Baltimore area video game scene, worked for Microprose and co-founded Firaxis Games and Big Huge Games.

I'll be doing an in-depth story about Zynga that will appear shortly in the print Baltimore Sun and here online, but I wanted to give you a little photo peek. That's Reynolds below, holding a cup of black tea.

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Categories: East Coast, Gamers, Social Media, Web Dev & Apps
        

September 22, 2010

Do Android users party better than iPhone, BlackBerry, Nokia users?

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While iPhone, BlackBerry and Nokia users were leading their boring little lives last night, die-hard Android fans were partying it up at the schwanky Crush in North Baltimore.

My unschwanky self stopped by for a few minutes and was pleasantly surprised to see the robust turnout: about 100 people or so showed up for the event, sponsored by Verizon Wireless. It was part happy hour, part playtime with Verizon Android devices. Oh, and they had free, tasty-looking appetizers, which alas, I did not partake in.

Kevin Krause of the Phandroid blog and other bloggerati were there.

So when's the next Baltimore-area Android event, Verizon Wireless?

Here are some pics from last night:



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September 20, 2010

TechCrawl East: A promising young tech event

The TechCrawl is a simple concept: each presenting company gives visitors to their booth a 60 second pitch about their product.

About 40 startup companies showed up Thursday night in Baltimore to pitch at the second annual TechCrawl East -- that's about twice as many as last year.

It was at a great location, by the way: the first floor of the new Morgan Stanley building overlooking the Inner Harbor.

Of the 40, roughly half of them came from out of state, from New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and even New Mexico. (The NM firm was a Web search company called Deep Web Technologies.)

I talked with a bunch of them, though not anywhere near 40.

Some local companies that were there:

* Localist -- a powerful platform for event management

* Deconstruct Media -- a bunch of former Advertising.com execs who are launching a self-service ad publishing service.

* Direct Dimensions -- super-cool 3D imaging through its ShapeShot technology.

* ipiqi -- a new kind of online forum.

* ViaPlace -- a geo-mobile product solution sold to companies and orgs that want a robust presence on the mobile Web. Johns Hopkins University will soon be debuting a mobile Web app with ViaPlace technology.

* Common Curriculum -- makes software that helps organizations put their curricula online.

* PrestoSports -- of Rockville, creates sports websites for college sports programs. Over 250 to date.

I also spoke with execs from several out-of-Baltimore locales, including:

* Deep Web Technologies -- link above.

* IMLeagues -- a social network for college intramural teams based in North Carolina.

* HopStop -- of New York, provides door-to-door mass transit and walking directions in 20 US markets, including Baltimore.

* Printed Piece -- of Boston; an online social community for graphic designers and print shops.

* CloudSpree -- of Washington DC; enables researchers to tap into the computer power of their social network, i.e. Facebook friends, for distributed computing resources.


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September 16, 2010

TechCrawl East is TONIGHT in Baltimore

For those interested in the Baltimore/East Coast startup scene, tonight is your chance to mingle with entrepreneurs, techies, innovators and potential investors here in Baltimore. It's the second annual TechCrawl East.

Tonight's event will take place from 5-9 pm at the JP Morgan building in Fells Point, 1300 Thames Street.

More information about TechCrawl East is here. Here's my writeup of the first TechCrawl last year, in December.

The premise of TechCrawl is simple: companies participate and give 60-second pitches to anyone who steps up to the "plate" at their presentation table. It's a fluid event that helps give startups exposure they need, while also helping entrepreneurs polish their pitches to potential investors or peers.

Who's going tonight? I plan on stopping in.


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September 14, 2010

Beer tap tables -- bottom's up!

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I had a chance recently to see the Draft Master beer tap table in action and, let me tell you, it sure poured some smooth, tasty Guinness.

Writing about how these tables are hitting American soil from Ireland definitely was one of the more delightful assignments I've had for the paper in recent years. That said, rest assured, I did not perform any acts of journalism while inebriated.

The Irish company behind the tables, Ellickson International, has some grandiose visions for the tables. For one, it hopes to be building beer tap tables that are connected to the Internet and allow for gaming and ordering food and performing other Webby activities (Facebook at your beer table, perhaps?)

We'll see if their vision ever becomes reality.


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Categories: Entrepreneurs & Risk Takers, Gadgets
        

September 13, 2010

Post-vacation debrief: I wish I had a dumbphone

bethany_beach.JPGWell folks, I'm back from vacation. My wife, toddler and I spent a glorious, sunny week at the beach in Delaware.

As for my efforts to unplug from the Internet, I'd have to give myself a "B-" grade.

I brought my iPhone and iPad with me. I left the iPad alone for most of the vacation, but the iPhone didn't leave my side. I brought it to the beach every day, but didn't use it there except to take pictures. I did not post to Twitter, although I check my stream several times a day.

I posted a few times to Facebook, mostly to share pics of my daughter or to boast about some good food I ate, such as a piece of Smith Island cake.

Overall, I felt fairly relaxed while on my break and acted more as a lurker and passive viewer on social networks than as a participant. I benefited from using the iPhone to find restaurant recommendations and for GPS.

I always want to have a cellphone on me for emergency situations -- something wacky always seems to happen whenever I don't have a phone on me. But having a smartphone -- a small Internet connected computing device -- on my body during a time of leisure may be a little much.

One has to master the obsessive compulsion to periodically check email/Facebook/Twitter/news every few minutes. The temptation to check, check, check is just so strong when the device is in hand and it's so quick and easy.

I could tell when I was doing a good job of restraining myself because at the end of the day, when it came time to plug in my phone, my phone's battery level was either higher or lower, depending on my usage that day.

Toward the end of my vacation week, I had gotten better about it and I could tell I was using it less because I had more battery power left.

The lesson learned? I'd be willing to try trading in my smartphone for a dumbphone whenever I go on vacation, to force myself to unplug more from the mobile Web. I'd also be less anxious about dropping it in sand or salt water!


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Categories: Social Media
        

September 6, 2010

On a break

Hi BaltTechies -- I'm taking a break this week for some regularly scheduled personal maintenance (a.k.a. VACATION!)

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If there's any serious Baltimore techie news going on, give a shout to my editor, Liz Hacken.

In the meantime, I am going to do my best to unplug from my always-on digital lifestyle. That means severely limiting my iPhone time, putting down the iPad, picking up a couple cheap paperbacks and playing with my young daughter until she giggles herself into exhaustion. Maybe I'll even watch a Chevy Chase movie. Hey, it's vacation time!

Hope you have a good week, too!


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September 3, 2010

BaltTech on Maryland Public Television

So I did a Skype interview with Maryland Public Television, which was featured last night. Check it out:


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Categories: Geeks
        

September 1, 2010

Apple announcement today: start your engines

A couple of times a year, it feels like race day. I'm talking about official Apple announcements, which attract us media types like Nascar fans to the Indy 500.

Apple is holding a media announcement today at 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific, and many believe the company will be introducing some new iPod products and some new features to its iTunes service.

Also possibly on tap: a new set-top TV device, possibly called iTV, that will replace the Apple TV device and make more television content available on demand through iTunes.

I'll be following the announcement to see if there's any unexpected news, so stay tuned....

You can watch the announcement live here, but sadly, only if you're on some type of Apple/Mac device, i.e. computer, laptop, iPhone or iPad. Apple -- why do you have to be soooo difficult sometimes?

Live notes below:

* Jobs appears to great applause and cheers. Who are these people cheering for him? I hope it's not journalists.
* Jobs: "We've got some really cool stuff to show you this morning."
* Jobs boasting about second Apple store in Paris and second store in China (a 40-foot high glass cylinder.) Looks kinda cool. It's in Shanghai.
* A new Apple store in London, too. "beautiful old building that we've restored," Jobs said. It seems Apple doesn't shy away from opening its stores in old buildings that they spend time renovating. A pricey approach, but one that Apple can afford to take.
* [Oops.. stay tuned. my connection to the Apple video appears to have broken. Oh well....]

In the meantime, check out Engadget's live blog. They have a reporter at the scene. http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/01/live-from-apples-fall-2010-event/


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Gus G. Sentementes (@gussent on Twitter) has been writing for The Baltimore Sun since 2000. He's covered real estate, business, prisons, and suburban and Baltimore City crime and cops. He was one of the first reporters at The Sun to use multimedia tools and Web applications -- a video camera, an iPhone -- to cover breaking news. He hopes to cover Maryland geeks and the gadgets and Web sites they build, and learn -- and share -- something new every day.

Gus has a wife, a young daughter and two feuding cats. They live in Northeast Baltimore.
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