Despite threats, people crave digital connection
Despite threats, people crave digital connection

Despite threats, people crave digital connection. At least that’s the clear suggestion emerging from a recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center. As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to expand, connecting more and more devices to the interconnected digital world, the threat of hacks and potential for real damage also expands but those […]

Nearly every thing connected to the internet
Nearly every thing connected to the internet

It’s called, broadly, the Internet of Things (IoT) and by 2021 we may find it everywhere and nearly every thing connected to the internet. At least that’s the projected reality contained the the annual Ericcson Mobility Report for 2016, a comprehensive assessment of the mobile, digital world by one of the world’s largest companies working […]

The ethics of the Internet of Things
The ethics of the Internet of Things

The ethics of the Internet of Things might, at first blush, seem to some to be a bit counter-intuitive. How could “things” have ethics? And don’t even get us started on the ethics of the Internet. But, you see, the vast connection to the Internet of objects and tools we use every day – the […]

Marketing Trends 2015: pay attention to these
Marketing Trends 2015: pay attention to these

As loathe as we are to contribute to the annual cacophony of predictions for the new year, marketing trends 2015 from Google are, well, let’s face it, predictions to which we should pay attention. Certainly no one on earth has more search data than the giant that is Google and what its researchers extrapolate from […]

Internet of Things: 40 billion devices connected by 2020
Internet of Things: 40 billion devices connected by 2020

Oh sure, you think of that little strap on your wrist only as a way to keep track of your daily steps, measure your workouts. But that little strap, my friends, is only the beginning of the Internet of Things – a connected world in which billions and billions of devices used routinely every day […]

Internet of Things: it’s the connections we like
Internet of Things: it’s the connections we like

Connectivity is the key. Connectivity is the reason we like the Internet. Connectivity is the reason we like the tools we term, “social media.” We can connect and converse in a nano-second with someone around the block or around the world. We can see and hear immediately events that once took weeks to understand.¬†We can […]

CES 2014, Wearable Tech & the quantified self – Internet of Everything
CES 2014, Wearable Tech & the quantified self – Internet of Everything

It’s really hard to escape (as if we want to) all the gadget porn exploding across the Internet from Las Vegas this week and the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). And a great quantity of the buzz is all about wearable tech, which takes us directly to the quantified self movement, which is also a […]

The Social Network of Things; Teen Facebook
The Social Network of Things; Teen Facebook

Ready to go beyond the Internet of Things to the Social Network of Things? A couple of entrepreneurs and big thinkers say the age of socially connected products is upon us and you should get ready for it.  Writing in the Harvard Business Review, Mark Bonchek (@MarkBonchek) and Sangeet Paul Choudary (@sanguit), say "companies that create products […]