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Mobile and social marketing trends in retail sales

April 28th, 2016 at 7:03 am » Comments Off

Smartphone and social media use set the basis for all types of retail marketing trends. A new report from BI Intelligence shows trends in sales within mobile and social media.



Facebook’s Plan For Virtual Reality Is A Killer App for Social VR

April 17th, 2016 at 8:37 am » Comments Off

What does the the largest social networking company want with a device focused on single user experience? Many eyebrows were raised when Facebook bought Oculus VR in 2014. Today at F8, Facebook revealed how it thinks VR will be a rich social tool. During his keynote address, CTO Mike Schroepfer talked about what he calls […]



A three year old startup has reached a million users with an ‘Instagram for doctors’

April 13th, 2016 at 7:18 am » Comments Off

Last month, a Toronto startup, Figure 1, reached a million users, double the amount it had seven months ago. Now more than a million health-care professionals use the platform, that is similar to Instagram, to share images of patient ailments, without identifiable information, to other doctors from around the world, to seek opinions and get […]



Futurist Thomas Frey predicts by 2030 people will rely on billions of drones and sensors to live

November 12th, 2015 at 5:38 pm » Comments Off

Thomas Frey, a futurist from the DaVinci Institute in the United States predicts that by 2030 people will rely on billions of drones and sensors to live.



Leading a digital transformation by learning to code

October 27th, 2015 at 3:15 pm » Comments Off

Leaders reach their positions by mastering yesterday’s and today’s business. Almost by definition, they don’t have first-hand experience with a disruptive shift in their market when they encounter it. A lack of intuition around the new and different can at best slow progress and at worst lead to serious strategic missteps. NOTE: For those wanting […]



Micro-learning & the future of education

October 22nd, 2015 at 7:40 pm » Comments Off

The average human has an attention span of eight seconds Nathan Bernhard: Over the last several months my co-founder Chirag and I have spent a lot of time thinking about micro-learning as we build our startup, Lrn. We are big supporters of the micro-learning format -specifically on mobile- and believe it can make educational content easily accessible to […]



Apps, app stores and Apple could cause the demise of the cable industry

September 23rd, 2015 at 6:21 pm » Comments Off

Benedict Evans, a veteran mobile industry analyst turned venture capitalist, tweeted a chart  on September 3, 2015, showing how traditional TV is losing its share of screen to smartphones and tablets. While Evans’ chart was not the first chart to alarm the cable industry, its timing was particularly interesting, as it came exactly a week before Apple’s […]



The Companion app lets users’ friends ‘virtually walk them home at night’

September 21st, 2015 at 3:07 pm » Comments Off

A free personal-safety mobile app is now being used by tens of thousands of people around the world.  The new app allows friends to virtually walk you home at night.



1099 or W-2? Uber, changing the way we think of transit

September 10th, 2015 at 3:48 pm » Comments Off

The success of companies like Uber can be attributed to one factor: independent contractors. A business model built around the sharing economy, it’s brought about a boom of cash flow in niche markets. But with new territory comes new challenges, and already these industries are feeling the heat for their approach to labor management.



An iPad app that lets you “see” Wi-Fi signals

September 9th, 2015 at 7:33 pm » Comments Off

If you could see the invisible world around us you would see it ripples with information as the radio waves pulse around us and an electromagnetic tide washes over everything.



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