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On Steve Jobs

When Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs died, I, like many others, posted a “rest in peace—you were an inspiration” status update on Facebook. Seconds later, a friend responded by posting Jobs’ moving Stanford University commencement address from 2005. A global village was in mourning over the death of someone who was an iconic symbol […]

The Future Of Digital Albums?

I preface this column by admitting that I made a decision not to consistently upgrade my iPhone hardware and iOS with every new annual iteration. For over a decade and a half, working in various interactive capacities, I craved—and because of my tech addiction would purchase and/or upgrade—the newest versions of hardware and software. As […]

Is The Customer The Message? AKA The Social Democratization Of Brand

In today’s world economy, it is becoming necessary—even crucial— that businesses and brands have a fulsome and strategic plan on how they interact with their customer base and clientele. Gone are the days of top-down execution plans with brands controlling the messaging. More and more, people around the world now assume they have visible, social […]

Find It On Foursquare

Although I’ve only bothered to “check in” twelve times since last December, I understand the allure of Foursquare. An application for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Palm users, Foursquare uses a smart phone’s global positioning system (GPS) as a navigation tool to explore and find listings of things to do, venues to see and places to […]

Life’s A Grind Baby!

It is no secret that Facebook and Twitter have – in only three short years – transformed the way our society communicates and shares information. Social media and information networks provide so many opportunities for people, businesses and industries to communicate in a cross-platform way. But there are so many other applications and tools at […]