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Bots are coming to market

May 4th, 2016 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

It used to be that the dream of an iPhone developer was to get an app in front of every user, but now with saturation of the app market and the demands of technological growth, bot stores are becoming the new fad.  Chatbots are text based services that let users complete tasks such as checking news, […]



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 […]



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 […]



Virtual digital assistants have potential to positively impact employees

October 1st, 2015 at 6:15 pm » Comments Off

Business-oriented virtual digital assistants (VDA’s) have the potential to help relieve employees from mundane and time-consuming tasks. Digital assistants have the ability to positively impact lives using what market intelligence firm Tractica describes as “the fusion of speech recognition, natural language processing (NLP), and artificial intelligence (AI) and hold the potential to have a transformative impact […]



How the future of wearables will impact the mobile market: report

September 23rd, 2015 at 6:31 pm » Comments Off

In recent months, there have been a lot of changes to the mobile platform landscape. Innovative reimaginings of the way we connect with the world, new products and undeniably out-of-the-box features have made it an exciting time for consumers and the industry alike. But these big, bold changes have also created some uncertainty (and even […]



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 […]



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.



The future of wearables

July 10th, 2015 at 9:48 pm » Comments Off

Your average wearable is good at conveying information – fitness trackers, email-alert rings, bracelets that tell you how much sun you’ve gotten - but not much more.  



The periodic table of wearable technology

June 12th, 2015 at 5:01 pm » Comments Off

Click to enlarge Surprisingly there are a wealth (both in quantity and value) of markets that are investigating the value of wearables in the enterprise, with a rich ecosystem of devices, a plethora of uses.  



Google and Apple have made their own programming languages, why?

June 11th, 2015 at 3:43 pm » Comments Off

At its Worldwide Developer Conference next week, Apple shared a success story that a lot of people didn’t know about.  About one year ago, Apple released Swift, a new programming language promised to make it easier to build iPhone and Mac apps than ever before. Developers cheered from the stands. NOTE:  Anyone interested in learning to code, DaVinci Coders offers […]



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