Match-dot-cocktail. Match.com held its annual cocktail party at site relationship expert Whitney Casey‘s opulent SoHo apartment on Wednesday night. The bar was wide open, finger foods were aplenty, and we got to chatting with CEO Sam Yagan about online dating in all its permutations.
Also a co-founder of OkCupid, Mr. Yagan is one of the entrepreneurs responsible for online dating as we know it. Midway through the evening, he addressed the crowd. He noted that his companies had worked mainly on “stigma-busting for the last 10 years,” and would now be turning their attention to mobile. Since Match.com is Tinder’s lead investor, Mr. Yagan is clearly ahead of the game.
Yesterday, as promised, future enthusiast and friend to animals in captivity Newt Gingrich took his Google Glass to a zoo in Peoria and filmed the experience. The magical moment was first announced on Twitter:
Guess what, America? Yesterday, moon enthusiast and noted friend to the animals Newt Gingrich picked up his brand new pair of Glass at Google’s Chelsea HQ. He’s now virtually unstoppable.
Mrs. Gingrich Instagrammed a photo of her pleased-as-punch husband during his fitting yesterday, and a couple of Twitterers spotted him, as well.
Though Google Glass makes even models look vaguely dorky, a host of celebs are lining up to try them out. Stanford computer science doctoral student Andrej Karpathy analyzed the winners of the #ifihadglass contest and pulled them into a neat little table organized by follower count. The result makes it super easy to see which celebrities were chosen as part of the lucky 8,000 winners of a Glass explorers kit.
Today, Newt Gingrich–as promised on his Twitter feed–devoted a whole installment of “Newt University” to the topic of driverless cars. The thirty-minute session was, essentially, a one-way Google Hangout with Mr. Gingrich talking your ear off about THE FUTURE.
“The game-changer, psychologically, is the Google driverless car,” Mr. Gingrich informed his acolytes.