On our December 8th show, we talked about advances in manufacturing driven by new technologies. We continue the discussion with Chuck Pettis, Marketing VP at Makerbot -- just one of the companies making 3D printing more widely available. He's also the founder's Dad, so we asked him what Bre Pettis, Makerbot's founder, was like as a kid. We also talked about the company's new retail store in New York where visitors can get 3D models made of their faces -- while they wait.
For the second half, we spoke with the makers of a rapidly prototyped car, the SGT01. Our guests from Team Wikispeed were CEO Joe Justice, Rob Beresford, expert in all machines that move, and Clayton Osterman, shop steward and Scrum Master in Lynnwood, Washington. We spoke about agile and test-driven development, how they build cars differently than the big manufacturers, and how they manage a diverse group of volunteers from around the country.
If you think being a small business makes you less vulnerable, think again. In 2011, 40% of Internet attacks were against companies with less than 500 employees. Only about half of these have a security plan in place. There's more to protecting yourself than installing the latest virus software.
Our experts explain how attacks work to grab credit card data, social security numbers and other sensitive information. And what you need to do to protect your company today when it comes to:
Sharing their expertise is Vern Cole who works with a local law firm in information security and privacy, Mike Hamilton, Chief Information Security Officer for the City of Seattle, and Eric Blank of Blank Law & Technology who joined us by phone at the half to talk about mobile security.
Developing an app isn't easy. Hundreds of decisions about what to create and features to include are made every day.
In this interview, Adam Tratt of Giant Thinkwell and maker of Haiku Deck, meets JP Werlin of Pipeline Deals. Each rivals the market leaders in their respective categories, presentation and customer relationship management (CRM) software. Haiku Deck is a startup, Pipeline Deals has been around for 6 years. They're opposites in many ways, yet when it comes to dealing with startup and growth issues, they have a lot in common:
Casual Connect Seattle is taking place this week. It's the premier event for the casual gaming industry.
A couple of brothers, Iain and Gavin McConnon, have created Boxpay, a service designed to help monetize one of the biggest areas for growth in gaming -- mobile. The service gives developers the ability to easily integrate global carrier billing into their games, while giving players a fast and frictionless payment experience.
They started several businesses before creating Boxpay in 2011, and they've got four offices around the world. Hear their story and how a couple of guys from Dublin, Ireland are getting along in this massively competitive space.
Tony Lael of Corelytics, Jamison West of Arterian and Mark Sandeno talk about smart websites, keeping track of finances, security, mobile, social media and more.
And who's that peeking in through the window?
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