Anneke Jong
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Anneke Jong Journalist

VP of Biz Dev at Bread, Tech Columnist

How Taking More Meetings Could Save Your Life

The Daily Muse is a career- and lifestyle-focused magazine and community for professional women. We target a tremendously under-served demographic: smart women who want insightful articles and career advice written just for them, who wish something existed between The New York Times and ...

Digital Self-Discovery: How to Hold on to Your Digital Memories Forever

We create a lot of data. So much so that, in the last two years, we’ve collectively created 90% of all the data ever created in the history of humankind. And there’s no sign that we’re slowing down. And buried in all that content are our memories: photos, videos, quotes, notes, essays, emails...

Venture capitalists look for ‘the next big thing’ at Stanford entrepreneurship event &la...

Stanford MBA student Nick Adler pitched his company, BarHop, to venture capitalists at Tuesday's entrepreneurship event..(Photo: Anneke Jong/ Peninsula Press) It’s dark outside on a Tuesday night, and a classroom at the Stanford Graduate School of Business is overflowing with people. After ...

Career Remix: Why The Jane Doze Quit Their Jobs to Take the Stage

By Anneke Jong

Former strategy consultant by day and social entrepreneur by night, Anneke Jong is the Vice President of Business Development at Bread. A self-proclaimed designerd, tech-geek, start-up junkie, and performance storyteller, Anneke is always down to talk about social technology and ...

South-By-Sold-Out: Where to Find SXSW Accommodations

By Anneke Jong

So be sure to check us out if you’re in a bind, and enjoy the conference!” Former strategy consultant by day and social entrepreneur by night, Anneke Jong is the Vice President of Business Development at Bread. A self-proclaimed designerd, tech-geek, start-up junkie, and performance ...

Razor Burned: The Beard-less Women of Obama’s Tech Team

By Anneke Jong

“My goals are simple: Talk about it and try harder.” Former strategy consultant by day and social entrepreneur by night, Anneke Jong is the Vice President of Business Development at Bread. A self-proclaimed designerd, tech-geek, start-up junkie, and performance storyteller, Anneke ...

How Objectifying Men Almost Became a Holiday

By Anneke Jong

Former strategy consultant by day and social entrepreneur by night, Anneke Jong is the Vice President of Business Development at Bread. A self-proclaimed designerd, tech-geek, start-up junkie, and performance storyteller, Anneke is always down to talk about social technology and ...

TechStars’ New NYC Managing Director Gives a Peek at What’s to Come

By Anneke Jong

But in addition to wading through hundreds of applications, Glaros has one other item on her to-do list before she moves to New York City: “I have to get new running shoes to handle the concrete .” Former strategy consultant by day and social entrepreneur by night, Anneke Jong is the ...

How Beastmode is Reinventing Music Discovery (and Itself)

By Anneke Jong

Matthias Galica spends a lot of time riding the bus. The Silicon Beach entrepreneur commutes to Venice from his apartment in downtown Los Angeles, and he noticed something about his fellow passengers: They listen to music. Like, a lot. L.A.’s bus-riding public is young, ethnic, urban, and loves ...

How to Stalk Your Friends Online (It's Not Creepy Anymore!)

By Anneke Jong

Remember Google Latitude? Launched less than four years ago, it was one of the web giant’s first forays into location-sharing with friends. Even though Google Latitude was completely opt-in with strict privacy settings, I remember the general discomfort the product elicited. Privacy ...

#FirstWorldProblems: How Hashtags Have Taken Over the World

By Anneke Jong

I was doing a Skype video call with my mom, and I started to complain that my Macbook Air sometimes pinches my skin if I open it on my lap. My patient mother waited until I’d finished whining about my technology-induced wounds, and then told me she had a response. “Hashtag: first world ...

Women 2.0 » Why I (Used to) Hate Pink-Collar Startups

By Anneke Jong (Contributing Writer, The Daily Muse) It looked like a regular tweet, but it was actually a tiny cyber-tantrum. It all started when a friend sent me a link to the trailer for Bloomberg TV’s new series TechStars. Based on the tech startup incubator of the same name, the ...

You Can’t Be What You Can’t See: How to Get More Women in Tech

By Anneke Jong

This article is part of a three-part series, Solving the Pipeline Problem: How to Get More Women in Tech. If you missed it, read about the first problem: Many girls don’t know what computer science is. Even people who don’t know what a computer scientist actually does would recognize the ...

Why We Need to Rethink the "Women in Tech" Boom

By Anneke Jong

To a Silicon Valley outsider, it may seem like everyone out here is “technical.” Internet giants dominate the job market, and online start-ups are a dime a dozen. But when industry insiders describe someone as “technical” (e.g., “I’m looking for a technical co-founder”), it has a very specific ...

10 Sites to Keep You Laughing in the New Year

By Anneke Jong

The holidays are supposed to be full of cheer and gay apparel, but they can also be one of the tougher times of year. If crowded airports and Aunt Mildred’s fruit cake have you feeling a little under the weather, just remember that laughter is the best medicine, and you can get more than your ...

The New Start-up Scene: Silicon Strip to Silicon Mitten

By Anneke Jong

It all started with a computer chip. Coined 40 years ago, the term “Silicon Valley” originally referred to the silicon chip manufacturers that helped build the high-tech movement in the San Francisco Bay Area. The region has been a technology hot spot since, but today, it’s evolved from ...

How Not to Suck at Twitter

By Anneke Jong

Confession: I used to be really bad at Twitter. I set up my account back in 2008, but it took me over a year of mediocre tweets and half-hearted engagement before I finally started to figure out how the heck this thing works. Here’s what I learned: Your Twitter experience is only as good ...

Endorsement Culture: Why Your Opinion Matters Online

By Anneke Jong

Like this brand on Facebook. Leave a tip on Foursquare. Rate your transaction on Amazon. Review us on Yelp. Seems like everyone from the corner store to Microsoft wants your opinion these days. Since when did you get so important? Well, since now. Brands want your endorsement because ...

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