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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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Vision 2015: The Selling of Sales Acceleration

As published to Huffington Post Sales acceleration technology — catalyst to the burgeoning sales revolution The growing power of data collection and predictive analytics makes the technology behind sales acceleration the greatest tsunami impacting business today. If you Googled the term “Sales Acceleration” back in 1999, you would have received less than 15 results. Today, […]

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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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Google Glass: Creepy or Cool? [Video]

As written for Social Media Today If you were a developer fortunate enough to have won entrance to the exclusive Google I/O conference in San Francisco last week, you might have also been one of the first to play around with Google Glass prototypes. Indeed, Mashable proclaimed the device the hands-down, breakout winner of the annual event. And this […]

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Value-exchange Advertising – Interview with SponsorPay

San Francisco is a hotbed of innovation. It’s the kind of place where last week’s ad:tech interactive advertising conference and this week’s Gamification Summit can meld into an entirely new and effective product. Value-exchange advertising is one of those, new methods. Value-Exchange Advertising Display advertising, especially on mobile platforms, doesn’t work for users. As the technology industry rapidly changes and content […]

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Crowdfunding Advice to Entrepreneurs: Fulfill Your Orders

As published on Technorati Crowdfunding Plus Let’s say you’ve got a great idea. Something like a better mousetrap, but better. Like a better, safer, bicycle tire. You need money and you need guidance to bring it to market. Go to Kickstarter and you can work on getting the capital. Then what? Holy cow, I’ve got orders to fulfill!  […]