Emerging Technologies

7 Things I Learned from Listening to The Culture of Innovation Talk

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I really enjoyed watching  “The Culture of Innovation” from MIT Technology Review. The talk covers several interesting topics worth exploring. Permission less innovation and Innovation at the edges A culture of practice over theory The concept of Social Investing Connectivity in Communities Peripheral vision and Pattern Recognition and how they are the total opposite of focus […]

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LinkLog: Content Marketing and Sales

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How Does Content Marketing Actually Get You More Sales? A good article, worth reading if you are an entrepreneur or in marketing: There is a big misconception that content marketing doesn’t drive sales. But if it didn’t work well, none of my companies would exist. From KISSmetrics to Crazy Egg, I’ve grown each of my […]

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2014 in review – Thanks to WordPress

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many […]

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Matt Gemmell – All This Stuff Scares the Hell Out of Me

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All of this stuff scares the hell out of me: Software patents, and their use as a financial weapon. The walled garden of the various App Stores, with mysterious and ever-changing rules governing admittance, and the constant threat of capricious rejection. The consequent relative invisibility of non-App Store software. The incredibly crowded market, with imitations […]

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Snippets Worth Sharing: Deep Links

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Deep links are a kind of hyperlink that points to a specific place or function inside a mobile app. A deep link on a mobile Web page or in an e-mail, for example, might take you to a specific product in a shopping app or song in a music app. Support for deep linking has […]

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IBM Watson – Augmenting Human Knowledge

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Amazing! Between Watson, Siri and other similar Natural Language apps, we will be entering a new era of Knowledge Augmentation. I am especially thrilled about the impact it will have on teaching. Watson looks at the question it is being asked and groups words together, finding statistically related phrases. Thanks to a massively parallel architecture, […]

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Process for Generating Ideas and How to Validated Them

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Nine entrepreneurs describe their approach to finding the initial users and validating their business ideas. Here is one from Rob Walling: Rob Walling, founder of the Numa Group and creator of Drip, an email-marketing tool. “I wanted to find 10 people who would be willing to pay a specific amount for the product once it was complete. […]