Archive for the ‘mobile’ Category

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 ...

MobileBeat 2010 Summary: The Future of Advertising & Location

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Last week I was fortunate to be invited to speak on a panel about the future of advertising and location-based services at MobileBeat 2010. Location is a hot topic in the industry, with venture capital flowing into this area (Andreessen Horowitz Leads $20 Million Investment in Foursquare) VentureBeat put together a good ...

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 ...

Mobile Marketing Presentations for Social Media Club Kansas City

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

On the evening of June 22, 2010, the Social Media Club of Kansas City organized and Barkley hosted a speaker lineup on the topic of mobile marketing. An introduction to mobile development and the landscape was presented by Mike Craig from Ruxter Mobile. Barbara Ballard, from Little Springs Design, spoke about ...

Online Privacy, Facebook, Google TV, iPhone, HTC EVO – June 2010 KCUR Up To Date Tech Show Summary

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

We live our lives in public - at least online. With every move made online indexed and aggregated into individual customer profiles, there is nowhere to hide on the World Wide Web. Google indexes everything, collecting information from our computers, mobile devices, e-mail and now even through television. Google searches still ...

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, ...

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 ...

SXSW Interactive 2010 Recap

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

    I've been trying to make it to South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) for several years, but the planets just never aligned.. That is, until this year. SXSW, for those unfamiliar with the event, is held each Spring in Austin, TX and includes Interactive, Film & Music sessions spread across 1 1/2 ...

Location-based Marketing Continues to Grow

Friday, March 26th, 2010

I predicted earlier this year that location-based marketing & advertising was going to explode in 2010. Well, here's some validation of that prediction, with literally multiple updates coming out daily of new location-based services, companies getting funding, being featured in the New York Times and other mainstream press, etc. There's a ...

KCUR Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Smart Phone Revolution

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Join me Thursday March 11, 2010 on KCUR Up to Date with Steve Kraske to talk about mobile. Have questions you want to hear answered? Topics you'd like for us to discuss? Don't be shy. Post a comment on the blog below or send me a message on Twitter (dustinj). The ...