Leap Motion: I’m not buying it

May 21st, 2012 Product, Technology Janna Bastow 6 min read

It was only a few hours ago that the latest in motion capture devices started appearing in my feeds, along with all of the ‘Ooohs’ and ‘Ahhhs’ (or thereabouts) of my geeky, gadget-loving friends. I watched the video, and yes, initially was impressed. It’s slick, and is paired with exactly the right ambient soundtrack that you’d expect of a great prototype video like this. It’s…

Spotify finally spot on with their radio

Jan 31st, 2012 Product, Technology Janna Bastow 1 min read

There’s a only handful of SaaS products I happily shell out cash for. One of my most valued subscriptions, since 2009, has been for Spotify. I use it several times daily, across all my devices, and constantly use it to share my tastes to my friends and the world (even though it’s disappointingly not available in my homeland of Canada where a good proportion of…

Epic Ode to Zelda

Mar 13th, 2011 Personal, Product Janna Bastow 2 min read

This Geekologie post recently exposed me to one of the most gorgeous odes to a video game I’ve ever seen: Seeing this and slowly scrolling past each detailed character makes me so, so nostalgic… my heart is tugging to be 13 again, spending hour after hour exploring the depths of Ocarina of Time. Epic, indeed. The guy who made this also put together a fantastic…

BraveNewTalent's upcoming Facebook application

The Big App Hack

Oct 27th, 2010 Product Janna Bastow 6 min read

Coming up at BraveNewTalent are some exciting times.  We’re growing in clients, revenue, and users at a fantastic rate, have appeared in a stack of national papers this week, and as a team, are having an absolute blast. Case in point: This weekend, when we held our first official “hackathon“.  We needed a Facebook application, fast.  With our client list growing, we needed to create a…


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