Recently, there have been numerous stories about social networks, virtual worlds and gaming sites utilizing virtual goods as a way to monetize their offering. The game FarmVille is something many Facebook users are familiar with and the game allows you to “farm with your friends”. It’s currently the most popular game on Facebook with over …

I’ve been working on redesigning my site, starting with the mobile aspect first and it’s an interesting exercise to go through. The first thing I considered was how navigation works. When I use my iPhone, I don’t necessarily want to use two hands to navigate. I usually have it in my right hand and use …

I’m in the process of redesigning my site and yes; I have been for several months. I’ve been rebranded myself as of 4 months ago; focusing on social media, mobile marketing and the impact on consumer goods. The redesign is a difficult process and it would be much smarter to just pick an existing template …

I was recently invited to guest lecture by Professor McCubbrey of the Daniels Information Technology and eCommerce department about the implications Web 2.0 has for CIOs. I put together a list of topics that I feel most CIOs (B2B vs. B2C/ product vs. service) need to consider when developing technology/business strategies. The outline for the …

Link to Augmented Reality for Deadliest Catch (video)

Augmented reality continues its march into the mainstream. Enjoy!

I have been a fan of TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) since 2006 when I stumbled upon a video of a man talking about the intelligence of Octopi. Wikipedia has more background information than I’m willing to get into for this post and it would suffice to say that TED conferences and their speakers provide …

I received my first set of course/instructor evaluations for the class I taught this past winter quarter: ITEC 4700 class: Web for Business Success, at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. I had an amazing teaching experience and tremendous students with diverse backgrounds and different levels of expertise. It will be hard to …

Now that the iPad has been released and I don’t have on yet. (Yes. As you can imagine . . . very happy about it.) I’m wondering if the iPad will end up being a mobile device. At first I thought it was going to be a mobile device in the sense that a laptop; …

I finally got a chance to watch this movie, RiP! A Remix Manifesto, after one of my students recommended it. This is an amazing documentary that highlights many of the issues with copyright in the new world. One of the participants is Lawrence Lessig and has recently written a book called Remix: Making Art and …

Finally got to watch the webinar that Placecast put on and there was a portion of the presentation that really got my attention. It was the Sonic Burgers case study. They used location based SMS marketing to attract customers which is going to increase in popularity with businesses like Placecast. What they did that I …