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Has Social Media Changed Politics Forever?

Social media use has exploded in recent years. Today, more people than ever get their news and information via social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook than from traditional newspapers, magazines, or even television news broadcasts. The political discourse of today is also shrinking to fit our tweets and status updates. Social media has […]

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Technology Profit and Pivots in the $300 Billion Wedding Space

As published to Huffington Post The global wedding market is now a $300 billion industry. $55 billion of that is the US wedding market, according to an IBISWorld report, and includes over 500,000 businesses, putting 750,000 people to work. And behind all those silk covered buttons and wedding cupcakes, lies a goldmine of killer apps, […]

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Craft Beer Going Social Analog With Card and Board Games

As published to Huffington Post The craft beer industry is booming to the tune of $19.6 billion and at every taproom, brewing and brewpub there are craft beer fans on their phones. From Untappd, craft beer’s leading social media platform, to NextGlass, which helps beer noobs find something else they’ll like based on algorithmic recommendations, […]

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Why Tech Innovators Are High for Legalized Cannabis

As published to Entrepreneur While the tech industry soldiers on mightily in search of disruptive, game-changing, TED-worthy apps, SaaS platforms, and amplified monetization plays, a few brave souls have taken the proverbial off-ramp in search of the next big thing. Experts estimate that the highly fragmented $2.3 billion US legal cannabis industry will increase to $10.2 […]

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The ‘Internet of things’ (#IoT) Is Where Instruction Manuals Go to Die

Mobile technology, the Internet of things (IoT) and the new smart home Mobile is driving the digital world home–literally. From Audi’s fully integrated cars and tablets unveiled at CES earlier this year, to new innovations for homes controlled by mobile devices, “digital lifestyle” is trending. In this emerging Internet of Things (IoT) world, the Internet acts […]

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Silicon Valley’s #SoLoMo Is Much Mo’ Than an HBO Jab

As published to Technorati  Social local mobile Poor SoLoMo…. “We’re Mo-Lo-So, bro,” is a facetious line from the new, hit HBO series, Silicon Valley, poking fun at the misunderstood acronym. Such high hopes in it’s infancy, SoLoMo become the thing of jokes and confusion, years later. Here’s what happened. SoLoMo: Early years The acronym, coined […]