My Interview with Robert Scoble about Tech, Privacy, Redbull, and Israeli Tech

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By: Hillel Fuld @hilzfuld)

A few weeks ago in San Francisco, I attended one of the more eye-opening tech events I’ve ever been to. InContext was the name of the event and it was hosted by one of the more interesting startups out there, Everything.Me¬†(if you’re an Android user, download it now. Thank me later.)

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The Everything.Me Guys

The conference was about the next step in the mobile revolution, contextual computing. If you use Google Now, have seen “Her”, or wear technology of any kind on your body, you know what I am talking about. If not, and your not geeky like that, well, you need to be paying attention because, like it or not, that is where we are heading.

Our phones know more about us than ever before and they are leveraging that data to push us the content we want, when we want it. Everything.Me is just skating to where the puck is going.

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Andry Grignon: Built the first iPhone.

Anyway, the event was truly fantastic and anyone who is anyone was in attendance. Some of the amazing people I was fortunate enough to meet include Tim Draper,  Harry McCracken, Benedict Evans, Raanan Bar-Cohen, Andy Grignon, and many more. You can see all of them and others I have met here. You can also see all the pictures and content from the event here and here.

Anyway, something I have wanted to do for a while now is produce video content. I plan on starting that this year, no matter what, but what better way to do so than to interview the mother of all interviewers, Robert Scoble. I have been following the Scobleizer for years now, and his quirkiness aside, the guy is awesome, both on a personal level (a true mensch) and on a professional level. Robert has probably seen more innovative technology than anyone else on the planet and to be honest, I am honored to call him a friend.

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If you don’t already know Scoble, you must be living under a rock somewhere but even if you do, you might not know what it means to be Scobleized. Just ask the Siri guys or the Flipboard guys, they can tell you.

Enjoy my few minute interview with Robert and even if you don’t get half the things we are talking about, you gotta love the trippy effects going on in the background. No idea how that happened. Also, the guy filming it is non other than the great Andy Grignon, who, along with a team, was the man who actually thought up and built the first iPhone prototype. Yes, really. Like I said, it was an awesome event with amazing participants!

Enjoy!


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hilzfuld

Hillel is Co Founder and Chief Marketing Officer at ZCast, a company taking on the pain of modern audio broadcasting. Hillel also blogs for many influential sites including TechCrunch, Mashable, The Next Web, Business Insider, The Huffington Post, Venturebeat, and others. Additionally, Hillel mentors startups across Israel in different accelerators including The Google Launchpad, the Microsoft Ventures accelerator, Techstars, The Junction, and more. Hillel has been named Israel's top marketer, has been featured on CNBC, Forbes, and many others and was recently added by Google to its marketing experts program. You can find and talk to Hillel on Twitter. He is @Hilzfuld.

 
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