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Dave Taylor
Dave Taylor has been involved with the Internet for decades and is widely recognized as an expert on both technical and business issues. He has been published over a thousand times, launched four Internet-related startup companies, has written twenty business and technical books and holds both an MBA and MS Ed. Dave maintains three weblogs: Ask Dave Taylor, Dave On Film, and his dad blog GoFatherhood! Dave is an award-winning speaker, sought after conference and workshop participant and frequent guest on radio and podcast programs.

Entries by Dave Taylor

The Dirty Truth: Most Parents Hate Summer Vacation

(20) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 2:49 PM

2013-05-29-boredchildren.pngIt's almost June 1, which means that millions of children throughout the United States have already heard or are poised to hear that fabulous sound, the last bell of the last period of the...

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How Walmart Snuck Its Way Into Boulder

(73) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 5:01 PM

Walmart has a problem in liberal communities. Though its merchandising strategies are arguably similar to other big box stores like Target and Kmart, the company has garnered lots of negative publicity, spawning dozens of websites that decry their approach to personnel management, heavy-handed purchasing agents and aggressive undercutting of local...

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Does the Kindle Fire Really Suck? I Think Not

(47) Comments | Posted December 12, 2011 | 5:03 PM

Today's New York Times is reporting that the new Amazon Kindle Fire is just shy of a complete failure. David Streitfeld's Personal Tech column is entitled "As Kindle Fire Faces Critics, Remedies Are Promised", but look closely at that url and you can see the original title of...

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Why Google Plus Circles Rockets Past Facebook's Social Graph

(13) Comments | Posted July 1, 2011 | 2:22 PM

There's already been a lot written about the new Google Plus service, Google's new social networking site that's generations beyond anything that Orkut ever offered and already an impressive competitor to the reigning king of social networks, Facebook. What I haven't seen discussed yet...

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Is the iPad 2 the End of the Tablet Line for Apple?

(21) Comments | Posted March 24, 2011 | 5:37 PM

I was talking to a tech guy this morning about my new iPad 2 and he asked the same questions everyone asks: "What d'ya think of it? What's cool about it compared to the original iPad?" I have my stock answers, about it being slimmer, lighter and faster, the addition...

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Digital Parenting in the 21st Century

(0) Comments | Posted February 16, 2011 | 2:22 PM

Looked closely at your kid's cellphone or that Kindle or fun little Nintendo DS gizmo? Turns out that a whole lot of modern devices can pop online and not only submit game scores to a central server, but allow users to surf the Web and visit...

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The Increasingly Ridiculous Cost of Hotel Internet Access

(9) Comments | Posted January 10, 2011 | 4:10 PM

I've been here in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show representing my site, Ask Dave Taylor, and it's been a great show, well worth the time, expense and visit to Las Vegas. I've stayed at the Wynn hotel, which has proven great, a...

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The Evolution of Warfare and the US Navy's "Rail Gun"

(11) Comments | Posted December 13, 2010 | 10:21 AM

I was reading, with great interest, the announcement that the U.S. Navy has demonstrated a new electromagnetic "rail gun" that can shoot projectiles at Mach 7 for a distance of 100 miles. Yes, it's futuristic, but I think it's more important because it's yet another milestone on the...

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Why #beatcancer Doesn't Help Fight Cancer

(3) Comments | Posted October 19, 2010 | 12:12 PM

Every few weeks on Twitter I see some hashtag meme appear, something where we're told that if we just "retweet" or even use a specific hashtag (that is, a word prefaced by "#," commonly known as a hash symbol) that we're going to help raise money for some charity or...

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Is Ivi TV Really the Future of Streaming Television?

(8) Comments | Posted September 24, 2010 | 2:14 PM

Now that sites like Hulu have done a good job of offering up TV shows and series on demand, whether you're on an iPad, MacBook, PC or any other non-television device, the next step for the industry is clearly the channel stream, the sequence of shows, ads and...

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How to Watch a World Cup Soccer Match

(17) Comments | Posted July 6, 2010 | 12:45 PM

I need to start this post by admitting that I'm obsessed with the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The biggest and most popular sporting event in the world, it's a truly international event where the best teams from around the globe compete for the national glory. Whether you supported...

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Why I Delete Comments on My Blog

(19) Comments | Posted March 31, 2010 | 12:40 PM

In the spirit of disclosure, I am hoping to stir up a bit of a hornet's nest with this article here on the 'Post. Why? Because I think that there are a couple of different ways to approach user generated content that either reflect your political views or your approach...

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Are Photo Image Licenses Obsolete in the Age of the Internet?

(1) Comments | Posted March 24, 2010 | 4:55 PM

As a content publisher, I'm personally very aware of copyright and license issues. In the age of the Internet, the age of easy cut and paste, it's virtually impossible to prevent theft. The problem gets worse if you work with images rather than text: however much you try to prevent...

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This Week, Amazon Took Money Away From Me...

(12) Comments | Posted March 11, 2010 | 10:04 AM

While the issue of canceling its affiliate relationship with all the Amazon Associates members based in the state of Colorado has already been covered here on HuffPost (see The Real Story on Amazon and Colorado), I wanted to bring a more personal perspective to the story because...

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