Category - Technology

.: Playground Tech :. A Hands-On With FILIP

  I’m the proud parent who was given the opportunity to get my hands on the Filip’s kid’s smart locator and phone in mid-January. Three of my worst nightmares involve my children being hurt and me unable to get to them and one involves an attack by angry bees. Luckily, Filip could handle all three,…

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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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{Evolve} An argument for “old” media…

  “This child is a part of the generation that will someday rule the world. Physical magazines and newspapers will seem like sad, silly things to her. Only of use to doddering fools who remember a simpler time.” – Lance Ulanoff Some of you may have read Mashable’s newest article about how old and tangible…

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{World Domination} Facebook’s #F8 Summit

    Confused about the newest FB Updates? Facebook has finally caught onto #hashtags and the power of keyword searching. They are connecting the world and caching our information in everything we do, including building a timeline from our join date on facebook until now, (segregated in photos/status updates, relationships.) All information will be accessible,…

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{LinkedIn Privacy}: How To Protect Your Account With Recent Changes…

  According to a recent YahooNews article: LinkedIn changed the privacy settings, again.  The headline, “LinkedIn opts 100 million users into sharing private information with advertisements,” is very reminiscent of recent Facebook debacles. With these 4, easy steps, you can change your settings and secure your brand from being used without permission. Sign into LinkedIn and…

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{SEO Piracy}: Stealing Brands for Clicks

When visiting TodaysBigThing this evening, I noticed a very strange trend. When clicking on a page, the address at the top wasn’t showing up like expected. Why were several, different sub-domains that TBT doesn’t own coming up in the top bar? Watch and see….   Is this the future of SEO? Should websites be allowed to buy…

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{Amazing} How Technology Is Changing Copyright….

Ever heard of the guy who was angry at the manufacturer of his Bugaboo stroller over the price of a replacement part? He just… printed his own. Getting ripped off? You, too can go to Shapeaways to get a replica part made for a FRACTION of the manufacturers’ retail price. 3-D printing came straight to…

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{Protect and Serve} How Gymboree Lost Customers and Gained Insight…

“Brand loyalty is not about winning. It is about giving consumers the opportunity to feel open and converse with you about any issue.” Remember a year ago when we discussed Energizer’s giveaway fail? Seems like more and more, companies are handing over important information to the public without realizing it. Retail giant, Gymboree sent out an…

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