Verifone Sail Wants to Make the Square Card Reader Irrelevant

Verifone is a company which many people probably don't know buy name, but use on a regular basis: a large number of credit card terminals you swipe away at everyday are powered by Verifone technology. Then Square popped up few years ago, turning any iPhone or Android device into a credit card terminal, gaining public… » 5/07/12 3:00pm 5/07/12 3:00pm

Philippe Kahn Successful in Transpac Sailing Record Attempt

Sunday morning, Philippe Kahn of camera phone fame and Richard Clarke successfully finished their double handed record attempt of the Transpac Cup. The sleep deprived two man team survived squall after squall, cuts and bruises, waves the size of small buildings, exploding rigging, and fishing nets wrapped around their… » 7/29/08 11:59pm 7/29/08 11:59pm

Philippe Kahn Sailing Across the Great Blue Pacific Again

Philippe Kahn, founder of Borland, camera phone pioneer and guy who helped make that Fullpower MotionX-Poker iPhone game is making yet another run at the Pacific Cup, double handing from SF to Hawaii. I took these shots of them leaving the bay this Saturday on a Nikon D300 and you can see the progression from balmy… » 7/23/08 11:11pm 7/23/08 11:11pm

Emailing the Father of the Camera Phone as He Sails Across the Great…

"Your uncle Invented the Camera Phone!?" is what I said before a friend introduced me to Philippe Kahn. Back in 1997, Kahn hacked together a camera phone to easily send photos of his newborn daughter to family and friends. That piece of lore is gadget history 101. What many people don't realize is that Philippe is… » 7/19/07 7:22pm 7/19/07 7:22pm