Archive for the ‘freshish thinking’ Category

Nest Thermostat Installation – Smart, Remote Controlled, Programmable & Energy Saving

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Original Thermostat: I'm happy to say that I believe we've arrived with a real, mass market programmable thermostat. I've been patiently waiting for technology to get to a point that I could easily control my home heating and cooling electronically. Heating or cooling a home can account for over 50% of the ...

2010 Technology Summary

Monday, January 17th, 2011

First, lets take a look back at my post from January 4, 2010: Trends, Predictions & Thoughts for 2010. While I predicted a pretty aggressive growth trend for location-based services (Foursquare, Gowalla, etc), I think the adoption rate has followed my expectations. I was surprised that Facebook decided to build ...

The Evolution of Advertising Continues

Friday, November 26th, 2010

There have been many discussions around the evolution of advertising lately. You could argue the way consumers are engaged and products are sold is continually evolving, but I don't think we've seen such a dramatic shift as the last ten years. The internet, mobile, online video and most recently, social ...

Is Facebook Places the AOL of location-based services?

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

With the announcement of Facebook Places, I wanted to share my thoughts. Facebook Places, for those that aren't familiar with it yet, is the latest feature from Facebook that allows you to "check in" at locations using an application on smartphone. So here's the summary: In my opinion, Facebook Places is ...

Sustaining Innovation – Achieving Near-Term and Long-Term Objectives

Monday, August 16th, 2010

There was a great article in the July 26th edition of Computerworld - IT Innovation: How to avoid being a one-hit wonder. There is also a related article - "Innovation: Trendy Topic, Hard to Do" that I had to mention, because the headline really hits home. I think the challenges that ...

Location-Based Marketing: Strategy & Insight for Brands & Agencies

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

There's been several great articles recently on location-based marketing that I'd like to share. The first is a blog post from Soical Fresh: 21 Unique Location Examples from Foursquare, Gowalla, Whrrl and MyTown In the article above are some great examples of how brands, large and small, are utilizing the various location-based ...

TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield Day 1

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

I'm in New York City at TechCrunch Disrupt TechCrunch and other technology outlets have provided detailed updates, including a live stream and video updates. My selections from TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield session are: UJAM: A web-based toolset for generating music based on a theme, highly customizable by the user. They certainly got ...

Tracking Innovation at TechCrunch Disrupt

Monday, May 24th, 2010

I'm at TechCrunch Disrupt the next couple days. I was able to bundle the event with some other meetings in New York, so it worked out well. Summary so far: the next wave of innovation is about social, mobile & building relationships through engagement across channels - something that we, ...

iPad, iPhone, Location-Aware Apps: April 2010 KCUR Up to Date Summary

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Monday, April 12th, 2010 Steve Kraske sits down with "Tech-sperts" Dustin Jacobsen, Director of Social Media and Technology at Barkley, and Justin Parlette, Support Systems Administrator at University of Missouri, Kansas City. They review Apple's newest gadget, the iPad, cover news of iPhone 4.0 OS multitasking capabilities, and location-aware apps. A few highlights: iPad: ...

Apple iPad: Worth the Hype?

Monday, April 5th, 2010

   As someone that works on mobile and emerging technology projects, I had to pick up one of the latest hyped up Apple products and spend some time getting to know it and write my own review. For those that aren't familiar with the Apple iPad, it's the latest shiny object from ...