Posts Categorized: Technology

Suitcase Startup – Marketing

I checked back in to see how Chris Bradley was doing with his web show Suitcase Startup and his company Publicate. This week the focus was on marketing on a shoestring budget. The main findings of the episode were that you just have to create a product that delivers value and give the people that… Read more »

Monetizing the Untrackable

Many consumer facing internet businesses realize that people want free services. As a result, they pursue alternate monetization options. The most common monetization strategy is advertising. Achieving sufficient monetization for complex webs apps or services through advertising has been a difficult feat to achieve though. It has been possible for some companies because of the large amount… Read more »

Check iOS App Usage Rankings

Since I’m working on a startup in the exercise tracking space, I’ve been very interested in the competition. What are they doing? What are they doing well? Poorly? And how positively are their apps being perceived? Most importantly though, I’ve wanted to know how much are their apps used. That information is good for many… Read more »

Quantifying Yourself

If you haven’t heard of the quantified self, it’s a movement to gather as much data as possible about one’s life using technology.  That data is then analyzed to provide your with the information you need to improve yourself and your life. That could include everything from exercises performed, food eaten, hydration, sweat volume, heart… Read more »

Privacy Lost

People seem to be going gaga over Google Glass. I get it. It’s a cool piece of technology. It looks like the future that the sci-fi movies I watched when I was younger promised us. As soon as I wrote that last sentence, a thought occurred to me. Most of those movies were of dystopian… Read more »

The Value of Your Information

Everyday, we all give up a little more of our privacy, whether we know it or not. Some ways are obvious, such as closed circuit cameras (some with microphones), which are being used to monitor us(especially in the UK) or unmanned drones. These are some of the worst because people see their privacy being stolen… Read more »

Coworking Spaces

For the past few years, I’ve spent a lot of time working from home. I’ve found that working from home provides a lot of advantages. It allows me a lot of flexibility. For example, I can take breaks to handle errands that can’t be dealt with outside business hours or I can take care of… Read more »

Suitcase Startup

First time entrepreneurs are always interesting to me because they have so much to learn. That is to say that they make some fantastic mistakes and achieve some inspiring results doing things that others believe can’t be done. In other words, they provide anyone willing to pay attention with a lot of education in a… Read more »

Is Google Hypocritical?

According to ReadWrite.com, a man who goes by the name of spk claims that Google paid him to bot up the view counts on more than 20,000 videos and he did so to the tune of millions of views per video. If that is true, and there was advertising on those videos and there is… Read more »

Do You Own Anything Anymore?

I was reading about the change to the exceptions in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by the Librarian of Congress when it got me to thinking about the state of ownership in this country.  For those who aren’t aware yet, the DMCA prevents people from circumventing copy protection of any kind. Until October of 2012,… Read more »