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8 Bullet Thursday

What I’m reading: I lived & died in chronological feeds for years. Google Reader’s death slowly pushed me further & further down curated feeds (be they algo or otherwise). I want chronological feeds back & have decided to lean hard into services that offer them (e.g. Feedly). For more check out Benedict Evans post: The […]

8 Bullet Thursday

What I’m reading: Worried about what democracy’s will do with face tracking technologies? Check out what an autocratic regime deploys… China’s New Frontiers in Dystopian Tech. Read now. “Games don’t cause violence” A candid conversation with a professor who’s actually done the work and proved it. Read now. BTW on the point of video games: […]

Trends to Watch in 2015

Mobile Wallets Go Mainstream It will finally become possible to step out of the house with nothing but your smartphone this year. Whether it’s payments, loyalty cards, reward programs or ID’s, in 2015 you’ll see more people whip out their smartphones vs. digging through wallets and purses. With iPhone activations at record levels: and Apple […]

The Quantified Self & Lifelogging

As I plan to do a few posts over the next week or so about wearable tech, I thought it might be best to quickly introduce the concepts of the “Quantified Self” and Lifelogging. (Some of you may know both concepts really well, so feel free to skip this post.) The Quantified Self The Quantified […]

Got Data?

If you market online frequently, the answer to that question is inevitably “yes.” One of the biggest challenges to effective measurement is data living in “silos.” A set of data points here, another set there, yet a third in some other far off database, all with walls (or huge excel sheets and lots of pivot […]