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Don’t Be Entrepreneurially Ignorant

Don’t Be Entrepreneurially Ignorant

Over the last six months, I have been hatching, incubating and nurturing a technology startup. Part of the process has been getting out there and networking with the technocrati of Silicon Alley. I have been attending meet-ups, conferences and events to “reconnect” with the startup community. What has astounded me ...

This Week in the Future: My SUV, DRM and Cory Doctorow’s Request of the Future

This Week in the Future: My SUV, DRM and Cory Doctorow’s Request of the Future

About five years ago I bought a Chevy Suburban (aka “the Rig”). I got it for a great price. The gas mileage is terrible but I only planned to use it to go camping at Timothy Lake or snow shoeing on Mt. Hood. It turned out that the Rig also really came in handy when you had to haul stuff around, like when I told my ...

So… Now What?

So… Now What?

It is the end of November 2012. We now know who the President of the United States will be for the next four years. We know the results of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. A month from now, we will know that the Mayan Prophecy did not mean that the world would end. Shortly thereafter, we will see how Congress and the ...

Work or play? No need to choose with Windows 8 and Surface.

Work or play? No need to choose with Windows 8 and Surface.

(Note: The following piece was written by Laura Wallace, the General Manager of the New York Metro District for Microsoft Corp.) In the dialogue around the work-life balance, I find the very idea that “balance” is achievable, a little flawed. It suggests that we can make a choice to either put on our professional or ...

Obama Was Wrong About Romney’s Salesmanship

Obama Was Wrong About Romney’s Salesmanship

In a speech in the last week of the campaign, President Obama said this about Mitt Romney: “He’s a very talented salesman, and in this campaign he’s tried as hard as he can to repackage the same old ideas and pretend they’re new.” Obama used the Mark Anthony strategy and damned Romney with faint praise, but ...

10 Things You’ll Love and Hate About the Wii U

10 Things You’ll Love and Hate About the Wii U

(These pieces, 10 Things You’ll Like About The Wii U and 10 Things You’ll Dislike About The Wii U, were originally posted at NYGameCritics.com.) On Sunday, the Wii U, Nintendo’s newest game console, went on sale throughout North America. Many of our critics took the trek to Rockefeller Center to check out the ...

Keep Out! I’m Still Home!

Keep Out! I’m Still Home!

(This column is courtesy of SSP Blue.) We are all very good at using our common sense when we go on vacation, to prevent criminals, like those in the movie Home Alone, from deciding to burglarize our homes while we are gone. We ask neighbors to take in our garbage, collect our mail and turn on our lights periodically so ...

Does Real-Time Bidding Threaten Salespeople?

Does Real-Time Bidding Threaten Salespeople?

  eMarketer recently estimated that buying display ads through real-time bidding (RTB) platforms will account for 13 percent of online display spending in 2012, and will rise to 25 percent in 2015. Does the increased use of RTB mean that more and more salespeople will be disintermediated by ad exchanges and ...

This Week in the Future: Jerks, Tools and Tech

This Week in the Future: Jerks, Tools and Tech

What do you think of the iPhone? What do you think of Windows 8? What do you think of the iPad mini? What do you think it means that DirectX 11.1 will be Windows 8 exclusive? What do you think of the Samsung Galaxy S3? How do you think an Ultrabook compares to a Macbook Air? Who will win? What does is mean for the ...

Shining a Light on Dark and Super Dark Social

Shining a Light on Dark and Super Dark Social

(This content was originally posted on Keller Fay.) “Dark Social: We Have the Whole History of the Web Wrong.” That’s the provocative headline of Alexis Madrigal’s fascinating story in The Atlantic. The premise of the piece is that most marketing people assume that the social web equals Facebook, Twitter and ...