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How eCommerce, Augmented and Virtual Reality Will Redefine the Retail Experience

April 4, 2014 by Chris Horton

eCommerce transformed

eCommerce; Augmented Reality (AR); Virtual Reality (VR): Three rapidly evolving digital technologies that have long held the theoretical promise of delivering more convenient, enhanced and immersive shopping experiences to consumers. However, speculative theory is fast turning into tangible reality.[read more]

Exponential Technology Innovation Creating Complex Strategy and Leadership Dilemmas

March 19, 2014 by Brian Vellmure

Wearables. Augmented reality. Robotics. Artificial Intelligence. Predictive Analytics. As more of our lives become digitally connected, we must ask ourselves what does this mean for our collective institutions? More specifically, how will they change? And at what pace? And, how will traditional roles and functions evolve with them?[read more]

The Sword, the Printing Press, and the Algorithm: Three Technologies That Changed the World

March 13, 2014 by Richard Stacy

ancient technology

Technology is (or should be seen as) a tool that helps us achieve certain objectives. Focus on, or worship of, the tools can lead us into dangerous territory. Nonetheless, I do think there have been certain technological breakthroughs which have played a fundamental role in shaping the way our world has evolved.[read more]

4 Declining Technologies That Nonprofits Should Stop Worrying About

February 28, 2014 by Steven Shattuck

Declining technologies.

Generating traditional media impressions has long since been a mainstay of the nonprofit marketer’s playbook. However, the spray-and-pray approach to press release distribution is becoming less and less efficacious as reporters are becoming more digitally savvy.[read more]

7 Next Big Things in Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

January 30, 2014 by Irfan Ahmad

Social media predictions.

Social media is an ever changing landscape. Each year there are new success stories, old network that bite the dust and tons of platforms forecast to be the "next big thing". As technology and our interests evolve, so does social media. Here's an infographic from MagicLogix, presenting the 7 social media perdition for 2014.[read more]

Are You About to Be Disrupted?

January 22, 2014 by Tim Kastelle

Industries vulnerable to change

If change is inevitable, it’s always better to be the driver of change, rather than waiting for it to come, and then reacting. If you’re big, you have the resources available to do this. But you also have an existing core business that can keep you from acting. If you’re faced with this conflict, the best step is to start experimenting.[read more]

Google, Nest and the Opportunity for Startups

January 15, 2014 by Chris Measures

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Google has bought smart home company Nest Labs. As analysts have pointed out, Google isn’t a search engine company (and hasn’t been for some time), but is about data – collecting it and then using it to either sell you things (through adverts) or make your life better in some way.[read more]

Technology Outlook for 2014

December 12, 2013 by Tony Shan

Technology outlook.

As we are approaching the year end in 2013, we have seen significant growth of big data this year in the rear mirror. Looking forward, what will be the forecast for the upcoming new year? Where are technologies headed in 2014? There are many interesting movements and activities in the technology frontier.[read more]

How Technology Is Reshaping Human Behavior (And What You Should Do About It)

October 25, 2013 by Brian Vellmure

Consumer disruption

As technology races on, and the lines between the digital and physical are increasingly blurred, many executives that I speak with are simply dumbfounded by the monumental task ahead of them: to retrench the way that commercial institutions have been operating for decades.[read more]


How Google Glass Could Evolve Social Media

September 10, 2013 by Kirstie-Ann Pimbblet

Google Glass & social media

Can you imagine the latest Facebook status updates flashing across your vision, thanks to Google Glass? If you’re one of the pro-futurists that believes one day we’ll all be wearing Google Glass, then this is certainly the future of social – but how exactly will Google Glass change social media?[read more]

5 Women in Tech You Need to Follow

August 29, 2013 by Lisa Onland

women in technology (US Mission Geneva/photopin)

Digital technology is too often considered a man’s world. Contrary to popular belief, there are some very talented ladies out there working on everything from viral media start-ups to mobile community networks. Today I thought I’d give a little shout out to some of the standout women in tech to keep an eye on.[read more]

Is Social Media Just a Waste of Time?

March 29, 2013 by Barry Feldman

Social media: going the way of the dodo?

Please take a seat and enjoy your visit to our Theater of the Absurd. Today's play was written by Barry Feldman, who says he got the idea after reading 1,000,001 articles about C-level executives’ disregard for social media. "Many continue deeming social media as trivial," said Feldman.[read more]

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Adopts Startup Culture in Government [VIDEO]

March 22, 2013 by Brian Solis

Mayor Ed Lee and Brian Solis

In this premier episode of the fourth season of Revolution, I’m proud to host San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on the show. Together we explore how governments can adapt and improve services by embracing startups and the culture that helps them accelerate and excel.[read more]

Google Glass: The First Stage of Something Bigger?

March 22, 2013 by Christopher Hansen

Google Glass (or any technology) is a lot like a single-celled organism. The most complex organisms on the planet are a result of single-celled organisms interacting with one another and exchanging code: similarly, Google Glass might be the first stage of a much more impressive being.[read more]

Top 10 Social Knowledge Innovations of All Time

February 16, 2013 by Braden Kelley

The pace of invention and innovation accelerate when the speed of knowledge and insight sharing accelerates; knowledge acceleration leads to innovation acceleration. We are inventing and innovating today at an astonishing rate, and for companies or nations that want to outpace their competition, they should be laser-focused on accelerating the pace of knowledge sharing if they are intent on being faster and more efficient than their competition.[read more]

Business Innovation: Technology Sets Trends

July 22, 2012 by Alex Konanykhin

Image by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML via Flickr

No doubt, companies that want to experience financial growth must evolve and adapt to market changes. However, before devising a strategy or an action plan, the executive team should be informed about present and future situation. What are the technology trends which will shape business in the future? How can we foresee the future economic scenario?...[read more]

Why Don’t the Old Ways Work in Business and Customer Service Any More?

July 15, 2012 by Micah Solomon

Image by Kevin M. Gill via Flickr

“Why don’t the old ways work with customers anymore?” … I hear this question frequently when I’m speaking at a business event or starting a new customer service consulting engagement. First off: in certain, important ways, the...[read more]

Social Media and Technology Won’t Change the World, People Will

April 5, 2012 by Isra Garcia

Photo credit: Blaise Agüera y Arcas

We need that the platforms and tools allow us to connect, build relationships and create human interactions, we need that people fuel the Web and not the ego-system. We are in a scenario where the mobile connectivity is demonstrating that it’s a real alternative to reach customers. There connectiveness is more important than targeting or retaining customers, now touching emotionally is the new CRM.[read more]


Blow This Popsicle Stand: Insights from the SXSW Tech Career Expo

March 16, 2012 by Jake Wengroff

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Job fairs are usually known as events with less-than-impressive employers recruiting for less-than-desirable positions. This was not the case at all. Apple, Dell, Google, and other notable tech, media, startup and other digerati -- about 70 companies present -- were out in full-force.[read more]


SXSW: Hey Beyond Behavioral, Can We Use DNA In Social Marketing?

March 11, 2012 by Rohn Jay Miller

A SXSW panel explored the very real possibility that companies may shortly be able to use our personal DNA--with or without our permission--for marketing and sales. Hang on![read more]