Last week I posted about the future of websites as essentially being a database sending data out to a businesses outposts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc and then I posted about businesses who have brick and mortar outlets having a distinct advantage over purely online businesses. This got me thinking about what a website with …

Link to Earn karma points with Localmind (video)

I saw this tweeted from @scobleizer during SXSW. Downloaded it and it looks interesting. Enjoy!

Back in the day, online businesses claimed they had a strategic advantage over brick & mortar businesses because of the reduction in overhead and their ability to sell to anyone in the world. Think Amazon. With the rise of location based marketing, brick and mortar may now have the upper hand. As of today, unless …

Link to NFC + RFID = Much Coolness (video)

Near Field Communications combined with Radio Frequency Identification make for a pretty exciting in-store experience. Enjoy!

Established behavior + niche need = successful business I’ve uttered this equation several hundred times over the past few years and I look for these qualities in every business model I review. In the fall of 2009 Brian was at a Phoenix concert in Phoenix. As the concert started, he looked around and saw hundreds …

Link to Chris Brogan on the future of location based apps (video)
Link to Argon. “Moving the web into the world.” (video)

Argon claims to be the first augmented reality browser but we all know Layar was the first. The main difference is that the browser is based on open web standards. This is an open invitation to anyone that wants to create their own functionality within Argon. Enjoy!

Link to Rise of Social Commerce from Altimeter

Rise of Social Commerce from Altimeter Group on Vimeo.

As companies continue to join the ranks of Facebook – realizing that Facebook 2011 = web 1997 – they’re continually bumping into the question of whether or not they need a more robust fan page or do they put more money into their site. After all, 33% of all Internet traffic in the US is …