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They’re Ba-ack!

On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, New York City became the first city in the U.S. to require proof of coronavirus vaccination for indoor dining and other leisure activities. What could possibly go wrong? Continue Reading →

Your PC in the Cloud

Windows PCs as a service is now a real thing. Microsoft announced Windows 365 Cloud PC: a way to run Windows on a private, secure, virtual machine and access it using practically any type of device from anywhere you can connect to the internet. This is a big deal. Continue Reading →

Leave Elon Alone!

Elon Musk's latest claim -- "I remain confident that we will have the basic functionality for level 5 autonomy complete this year" -- is a clear sign that Mr. Musk has crossed over to the other side and is now "cuckoo for cocoa puffs." Continue Reading →

To NFT, or not to NFT?

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"To NFT, or not to NFT, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of FOMO, or to take arms against an OpenSea of troubles and by opposing end them." Shakespearian parody aside, the decision to enter the NFT marketplace should not be taken lightly. The usual "test, learn, modify, repeat" model does not quite apply. Here's why. Continue Reading →

Follow the Money

Walmart and Walgreens are entering the mobile-first banking business in a big way. It's a solid strategic move, as an estimated 169 million Americans regularly use mobile devices for banking. Continue Reading →

The Delta Dilemma

It's official: every speaking engagement I have through the end of 2021 is back to being virtual. About half of them were scheduled as in-person events with the caveat that they could be switched to online-only if necessary. The Delta variant has made it necessary. Continue Reading →
Today, almost every major corporate meeting and event needs to be reimagined and staged to work for both in-person and online audiences. I'm excited to announce our new partnership with Verizon to offer BlueJeans Premium Production Services powered by The Palmer Group. Continue Reading →
The first time I saw the word "Metaverse" was in Neal Stephenson's 1992 sci-fi novel "Snow Crash." The word has evolved over the years to describe immersive virtual worlds. These environments can be experienced on your computer on a 2D screen, but are best experienced using technology such as VR, AR, XR, MR, etc. This is where Facebook believes we/they are headed, and they are assembling a high-powered product team to get us/them there. Continue Reading →
According to the AP, Amazon is pushing a service called "Key for Business" as a way to cut down on stolen packages by making it easy for Amazon’s delivery workers to leave packages inside apartment buildings and office lobbies, rather than outside. Continue Reading →
BlueJeans Events
You have a hidden talent I’d like to call your attention to. By the time you were 18 years old, you had watched more than 20,000 hours of video (TV, movies, online, etc.). That’s more than twice the number of hours most people need to become an expert at any skill. So while you may not know all the technical jargon, when it comes to judging content, creativity, and execution, you are truly a video production expert. This is going to come in handy, because today, every major corporate meeting and event needs to be reimagined and staged to work for both in-person and online audiences. Continue Reading →

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