No such thing as spare time.

No such thing as free time.

No such thing as downtime.

All you got is life time.

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   -Henry Rollins

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It may be location today but tomorrow it will be product

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I’ve been reading up on the latest methods of location determination (LD for those that love acronyms) and I have to say that if mobile is going to get to the level of detail it needs to be, we’re going to have to employ better methods (and maybe technologies) that allow the users precision. I’ll list out the three methods I’m aware of and their strengths/weaknesses. GPS...

Location, location . . . location

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Well, if you haven’t heard about the explosion that is taking place in location related services, you just haven’t been paying attention. (I almost said you haven’t been in the right place. But I restrained myself.) I will attempt to summarize most of what’s going on currently. First let’s talk about money. We all like it and there is quite a bit to made according to...

Express your love for brands with MyBrandz

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Several thousand eons ago I posted about advertising becoming a form of self-expression. (It was actually in 2007 but eons sounds so much more dramatic.) The premise is that with the rise of Gen Y and their love for brands, that people would begin to display “unpaid” ads on their sites to show their support for specific companies. The ads featured down the right hand side of this site...

Web 2.0 design and the touchweb

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I’ve been singing the praises of usability for many years and with the rise of the touchweb (mobile Internet on smartphones), usability is going to become even more important. For those that don’t know, usability is exactly what it sounds like; can the majority of users, regardless of their level sophistication, use your website/app to do/find what they need? Usability has evolved as...

ITEC 4700: Class 19 & 20 – Final Presentations

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The video mashup above sums up the final presentations of the quarter; an awesome mixture of  just about everything we covered in class! One group was tasked with developing a Web 2.0 business model while another group had to outline an up and coming Web 2.0 technology.  The last group presented the cultural implications of Web 2.0. The first group detailed a business model that one of the...

Social media for the entrepreneur

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This is a ENORMOUS post. If I weren’t summarizing a presentation I gave last night, I would have broken it into a small miniseries with many guest stars including Betty White. So make sure you go to the bathroom before you start. Last night I got the chance to speak to a class at DU that focuses on creating business plans. Social media is perfect for the startup due to the low barriers of...

Amazing data manipulation tool presented at TED (video)

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Gary Flake of Microsoft’s Live Labs, demos amazing data manipulation tool called Pivot. Yep. You guessed it. You have to install Silverlight to use Pivot. (Ugh!) Watching this makes me think of Apple for some reason . . .
Cool to think about this and Web 3.0; the Internet of things. Enjoy (yet another) video!

Consumer intent through tweets & status updates (video)

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Scott Hoffman of Cliqology talks about consumer intent at the Webtrends Engage conference in New Orleans. He used bit.ly to help him determine the trends. The amazing thing is that this does not count tweets and “status updates” (great branding by Facebook!) that don’t use URL shorteners. I’d like to like to know that stat . . . He talks very quietly so turn it up and...

I'm an Associate Teaching Professor of Digital Marketing at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. I also consult with startups and established brands. I'm currently interested in artificial intelligence, cognitive neuroscience and culture. I am married to an amazing woman and have two incredible children. I was raised in Colorado and spend my free time with family, cycling, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive + surf. I'm passionate about architecture, design, street art, photography and tattooing.

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