Last year I got the EpicMix app and I’ve been  out with it this year. (For a video outlining the service, click here.) I really enjoy tracking the my vertical feet but believe the app needs to add some features to really get me hooked. User generated photos – Currently you have to have a …

Last summer, I was teaching a class and I had a slide with a bullet that mentioned content curation vs. aggregation. Immediately a student raised her hand and asked; “What’s the difference?” Since then I’ve been meaning to write this post and recently had it jostled from my memory when I saw it posted on …

Link to Foursquare & Highlight from SXSW (video)

It’s funny to think of @foursquare as old school but @highlight is definitely new school. I love the idea of passive discovery Highlight provides.

At the risk of sounding like a commercial, I’ve been an American Express member for many moons. Growing up I associated the company with the upper crust of society; specifically in America. (Hence the name.) Something to be attained. When I got a card, I somehow felt like I’d arrived. It was a sign of …

I’ve posted several times over the last 4+ years about Starbucks. I gave them some advice when they were struggling, acknowledged some backpedaling and recently advised them to offer up their locations as office space, since so many of us work out of them. I also have noticed something recently. Their brand is seemingly 100% …

I use the camera on my iPhone much more than I ever expected. I use it to shoot pictures/video of my kids. To take pictures for Instagram & Path (as of late) and to coordinate in-store purchases with my wife. It has become an indispensable tool. That said, nothing is perfect and I’d like to recommend some …

We’ve all been following the explosion of Pinterest and in some ways it’s not that surprising. There are two reasons I believe it has captured the hearts of those that use it. It’s dead simple It’s visual It’s actually more amazing that something like Twitter took off. It’s all “texty and stuff”, as the youth …

By now we’ve all heard of the Pinterest phenomenon and how the site grew to 10 million users in just nine months. How they grew an additional 155% between December 2011/ January 2012. How it’s the fastest growing site of all time. Out of all these are amazing stats but my favorite is 20%. That’s …

Link to Orphion: a Venn Diagram you can play on your iPad (video)

Orphion is an iPad app created by Bastus Trump as a part of his masters thesis at the University of Arts Berlin. I’ve been in love with the apps that Smule has created and feel like we are moving towards a new set of instruments, based on the strengths of the touchscreen. Smule’s Zephyr is one …

For those of you that have been to Europe, you know that the best way to experience the cities is on foot. (Bus tour?!?!?!?) And . . . that can be somewhat limiting when trying to march your carcass across Paris. I’ve been thinking that experiencing European cities may be best on a bike. Not …