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Gaming & Gambling in Today's Smartphone Drenched World

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.26.2015 | Weird News
Lee Traupel

Mobile is taking an increasing bite out of our lives - there is no longer any place safe zone from someone next to you texting, gaming, surfing or w...

Rohit Varma on India's Surge in the Digital Era

2morrowknight | Posted 04.23.2015 | Technology
2morrowknight

In a country where Cricket and Bollywood are the consistent favorites, a wave of social media titans are pushing their way to the top, one impactful project at a time. One of the hottest and most talked about figures in the digital community is Rohit Varma, founder of the Bangalore-based R. Square Consulting.

Scott Conroy

Hillary Clinton's Digital Team Is Hiring ... And Hiring, And Hiring

HuffingtonPost.com | Scott Conroy | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

Are you a tech-savvy Democrat who wants to work for a front-running presidential campaign? If so, Hillary Clinton’s team wants to talk to you. ...

Is Weed Going to Be the Next Billion Dollar Buffed Vertical?

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.23.2015 | San Francisco
Lee Traupel

San Francisco's cultural legacy of identifying a need and then fulfilling it with a service is anchored by another Yahoo like web site, with a listing of San Francisco Cannabis Clubs. And, if you don't think there is a local or national market, check out their advertising rates.

Will The Next Content Revolution Be Live Streamed? How Periscope and Meerkat are Inventing the Future

Noah Mallin | Posted 04.23.2015 | Technology
Noah Mallin

While Periscope continues to curry favor, Meerkat's life is not on the line yet. Meerkat's capabilities could give Facebook a live component it is now missing or further enhance Snapchat's immersive experiences. Live streaming will bring a new dynamic to social media that has the potency to last.

Travel Insurance is Now a Prerequisite for a Worry Free Vacation

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.22.2015 | Travel
Lee Traupel

Travel insurance exists to protect you from the slings and arrows of modern travel: lost or stolen luggage, medical issues on the road, unforeseen mishaps of just about any kind -- it can take the sting out of potentially serious issues that can ruin a trip or your financial position.

The Evolution of the Modern Point of Sale System

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.23.2015 | Technology
Lee Traupel

Every business today is dealing with a world that constantly forces a business to think and act "smarter" in order stay abreast of competition and differentiate products and services.

Is the Rise in E-Cigarette Use by Teens a Positive Thing?

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Lee Traupel

In this brave new world of everything technology enabled we now have electronic devices that deliver a nicotine-laced fluid, which as/when vaporized...

Reputation Managment Is a Necessity for on the Go Brands

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.22.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Today, savvy brands embrace online reputation management or risk losing revenue and brand cachet. Many marketing execs and small business owners don't grasp how important online reputation management is to their business.

Thirteen Thoughts on Poetry in the Digital Age

Mandy Kahn | Posted 04.20.2015 | Books
Mandy Kahn

Poetry is not a frippery. It's a useful--even utilitarian--salve for what ails us. It is not the right salve for everyone, but it's right for some, and at times in its history, for very many. If it's right for you, you will know it. When you hear the right poem, you will feel its rightness.

Kids, Smart Phones, and Social Media: 6 Rules for Success and Safety

Smart Parents | Posted 04.20.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

As a former high school administrator I know all too well the dangers of social media and adolescents. I have mediated plenty of fights, verbal confrontations, and school disruptions due to conversations conducted via social media.

Boomer Lifestyle Tools and Products for the Post Woodstock Generation

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.17.2015 | Fifty
Lee Traupel

Woodstock it was a mess and don't let anyone tell you different. It was hot, cold, dirty, muddy, and smelly and most of the time you couldn't even hear the music. But, epic nevertheless.

Is Siri Really Going to Replace Your Insurance Agent?

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.17.2015 | Money
Lee Traupel

The business model was predicated upon a small business owner (an "agent") who was active in the community, built relationships up over time and knew most of their customers on a first name basis.

Different Prefixes, Same Meaning: Cyber, Digital, Net, Online, E-, Virtual

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 04.17.2015 | World
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

This week, the Global Cyberspace Conference takes place in The Hague (16-17 April). In March, UNESCO hosted a conference on Connecting the Dots in Digital Space. The NETmundial Initiative had a meeting in Stanford recently.

7 Ways You Can Earn Your Customer's Loyalty

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Acquiring new customers to your company is an important part of business, but not as important as maintaining the customers you already have.

Grandma and Grandpa Updated Their Status

Nimati Emam | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology
Nimati Emam

When it comes to our tactics and the tools we use to communicate with today's seniors, we are definitely falling short on their expectations, they have outpaced us.

Hillary Clinton Redefines Retail Politics Over Social Media

Michelle Kraus | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Hillary's announcement numbers were revolutionary. They literally redefined the standards for digital politics and came close to rock star status.

Why Mobile Apps are the New Coin of the Realm for Busy Brands

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology
Lee Traupel

Mobile phone saturation has arrived, regardless of the county, culture or demographics. They are embedded in our lives and an integral part of any marketer's digital reach and strategy.

In Honor of Tax Day, Celebrate the Internet

Camille Crittenden | Posted 04.14.2015 | Technology
Camille Crittenden

If you've used the Internet today, whether for shopping, social networking, or research, take a moment to appreciate that public investment--our tax dollars--made these activities possible.

How the Cloud Is Reshaping Business Communications

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
Lee Traupel

Big enterprise level companies discovered the "cloud" five to seven years ago for lowering costs, reducing head count and enabling virtual teams to work together more cohesively in and outside the company.

The Digital Voice of Philanthropy

Avis Richards | Posted 04.09.2015 | Impact
Avis Richards

For every global concern, there is a philanthropic group eager to combat it. They have their mission, vision and goals perfectly printed on company stationary, and with that, they feel ready to change the world -- but I would like to add one more element for consideration: digital media.

Modern Tools and Vendors Reshaping the Canadian Citizenship Process

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.09.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Canada has for centuries been known as a county that believes in and supports immigration as a contributor to the core DNA of the country! Each ye...

Transformative Trends Reshaping the Insurance Industry

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Lee Traupel

The insurance industry is moving into a digital era, with analytics, mobile, the social cloud and privacy issues moving front and center in terms of how they engage with "mobile in hand consumers."

Risk v. Reward: Finding the Right Balance for Digital Innovation

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 04.06.2015 | Technology
Jimmy Nguyen

Companies of all shapes and sizes - from startups to corporate giants, from new disruptors to old guard institutions, from local shops to global conglomerates - want to win new business by using digital innovations.

Music's Marginal Reinvention: There's More Than Just Streaming

Seth Schachner | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
Seth Schachner

It's not clear where all this plays out, but meeting many across the music industry this past year, I saw a clear picture of an industry trying to reinvent itself. And while labels still have an important role, the new equilibrium brings a healthy competitive balance to the market.