Archive for the ‘technology’ 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 ...

Should You Buy a MacBook Pro With Retina Display? Here is Why I Did

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Along with thousands of other people, I tuned in for the latest announcements from Apple as part of the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference. Sure, Apple announced a bunch of items around mobile and iOS 6, but my focus was on the new laptop models. As soon as the announcement was over ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...