Lars Kongshem
San Ramon, California, USA
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Professional Info

I'm currently Director of Editorial Content and Digital Channels at eBay Inc. Previously, I was Director of the B2B Web Media Team at QuinStreet Enterprise. Prior to that, I was Director of Web Marketing & Online Communities at Symantec. See LinkedIn for more details.


My blog Socket offers observations on gadgets and technology. You can also find me on Twitter and Google+.

Mobile Apps

If you're interested in keeping up with my creative output, check out my native apps for iOS and Android smartphones.


In my spare time, I enjoy composing and recording music. I haven't had all that much free time lately, but you'll find a selection of tracks from 1991 through 2003 on this site. If you'd like to be notified when I add new music to this site, please subscribe to my occasional newsletter.

My current recording gear includes: Gibson Les Paul Custom (1970) electric guitar, Taylor 520e acoustic-electric guitar, Ibanez electric bass, Alesis QS6.2 synthesizer, Vir2 Instruments VI.ONE virtual instrument, Arturia Analog Factory software synthesizer, Native Instruments Kore Player software synthesizer, Boss BR-900CD and Boss BR-532 digital multitrack recorders, Acid Music Studio software, MXL condenser microphone, Behringer Xenyx 1202 and 802 mixers, Samson C-com 16 compressor, Edirol UA-4FX USB / MIDI audio interface, and assorted guitar effects.

Some of my guitar player influences include Chet Atkins, Junior Brown, Jim Campilongo, Al Di Meola, Robben Ford, Danny Gatton, Allan Holdsworth, Mark Knopfler, Pat Martino, and Wes Montgomery. I studied under Vinny Valentino for a brief period in the late 1990s.


For digital landscape photography, I got started in 2000 with a Canon SD100 and am currently using a Canon SX280 HS. For casual mobile snapshots, I've used everything from a Palm Treo 600 to a Motorola Droid 4.

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