Category#QRcodes

Ozzy Longoria on the future of comics

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Several weeks ago I walked into Breckenridge Brewery in LoDo for a networking event. It was roughly 4:30 and the place was dead. As I walked up to the counter I saw an amazing piece of hand drawn artwork being worked on by the man behind the counter. It was shocking. Like finding a walrus in the back seat of your car. You just don’t expect it. At all. He was working on a comic book page. It was...

Information Technology Strategy: Class 2 – Collision (part 1)

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Last night we covered a couple of the technologies that are pushing the virtual world and the real world together. The first, and my favorite is augmented reality (AR). We walked through the definition of the two types or AR; marker and browser. I showed them examples of both; maker here and browser here. We then talked about what needs to happen for AR to take off. Browser – Geo-location...

Foursquare check-ins need to extend into the virtual world

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I read this announcement today on TechCrunch that Foursquare is going to begin testing ‘add to Foursquare’ buttons on WSJ, allowing you to funnel virtual content into your Foursquare account. Just in case you’ve been living under a very large rock, Foursquare is a company that has turned geo-location/venue based check-ins, into a game. Heinously descriptive video here. As the...

Social media & location: a restaurateur’s recipe

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I recently had a conversation with restaurateur who has been tasked with creating the social media strategy for several restaurants. It was an interesting talk. I’ve had no exposure to this business model other than sitting down to eat or waiting tables as a youth. We talked about the specifics around this business model and I thought it made for an interesting post. It’s also a...

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...

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...

Going mobile with Icelantic skis

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It’s been a couple months since I posted about one of my new favorite companies (even though their skiers), Icelantic. The person responsible for their social strategy is currently in the class I’m teaching and he’s done an amazing job organizing their social effort. I wanted to take some time and explore additional things Icelantic could do to help deepen their brand. Most of...

ITEC 4700: Class 16 – Monetizing Web 2.0

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Thursday we started off with several of my students asking if my Twitter account had been hacked. And yes, it had. Someone got in and sent out the following message: ‘hi, i’m 24/female/horny… i have to get off here but message me on my windows live messenger name *****@hotmail.com’. They had direct messaged a large number of my followers. (I was also alerted by someone who...

What product means today

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I recently posted about Retail 2.0 and the impact the convergence of real world and digital world will have on retail products. Examples of this convergence are QR codes, augmented reality; browsers and “the other flavor” and things like SixthSense. These examples and how they’re applied are bridging the gap between digital and physical. Businesses that create products have been...

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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