Monthly Archives: December 2013

{2014} The year of purpose

Dear 2014, We haven’t met yet. Tonight is going to be a blind date of sorts. But, I’d like to tell you a bit about me in hopes that you’ll understand I’m much deeper and more heartfelt than you could possibly see on the surface. I enter into you with visible scars. In May, I…

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{2008} Brilliant, Brilliant, Colors…

New Year’s 2008. What if we had to apologize for everything we had to leave behind. Each bite we couldn’t take off a plate with a full stomach, or each road we couldn’t travel because we were in a hurry. Not everyone you meet will be around forever, my mother once said. In this month…

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{Secure} Target’s losing advocates because of poor crisis management, not security…

By now, everyone has heard of the Target data breach originally published by KrebsOnSecurity. Until mere hours ago, Target vehemently denied that PINS were stolen with customer’s credit card numbers. Now, after being outed by one of their own, they are finally owning up to the true gravity of the situation. With the added information…

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{You Got This} A practical guide to CES planning, prep and more.

The month leading up to CES requires intense planning and preparation. I’m on-camera this year reporting, as well as calling in to a few shows and sending pieces to outlets. While I usually only cover 1-2 subsections of tech, this year, I’m covering many different facets, leading me to feeling pulled in a variety of…

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{Happy Joymas!} Be a good human this Holiday season…

The other day, my doorbell rang. In the middle of the afternoon, Danny was napping, I was still in pajamas and I had a pencil stuck through the back of my hair to keep it from spilling down. On the other side of my front door, stood a neighbor of mine who immediately said, “Happy…

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{Social Tech} How International CES is utilizing Social Media marketing in 2014

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced a variety of social media promotions at the 2014 International CES® designed to help attendees more easily navigate the show, identify the key trends and connect with business contacts, friends and colleagues. These attractions include a Social Media Command Center, a networking event called Social Hour and a Social…

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{Elan vs. Diane} Kindness must matter…

John and I took Daniel and Ava on a flight when he was about 10 months old. He screamed the entire flight. We realized about a half-hour in that he had two teeth poking through. Daniel’s little sobs turned into apocalyptic screaming. Between the angry looks from other passengers and my own frustration and tears,…

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