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Cool disruptions in the world of online learning

If you haven’t seen what’s happening in the world of online learning lately, it’s time for a refresh. Until about 3 years ago online learning was an interesting new phenomenon that received a few nods and glances from traditional learners. But for the most part it was not a real player in the educational market.… Read the full post

Will 2015 signal the end of the credit card swipe?

If we learned one thing about payment technology in 2014, it’s that credit cards are a dated form of paying for goods and services, and are likely on the way out. The massive credit card breaches at both Target and Home Depot in the past year have reminded us all of the problems with using… Read the full post

triplestore and Big Data

Triplestores – A Product of Big Data

The Big Data explosion in recent years has created a number of new data storage and processing technologies. Terms like NoSQL, Yarn, Hadoop are now familiar terms within this growing ecosystem. However, it’s likely that many of you haven’t heard of “triplestores.” This is a new kind of database that’s been around since the early… Read the full post

Sales robots are coming to a retailer near you

Just when you thought it was okay to stop and catch your breath from the whirlwind of exciting new technology, think again. The head-spinning pace has just ramped up a notch! This time it’s sales robots. Imagine a robot wheeling up to you at the local hardware supply store and asking in a Siri-like voice,… Read the full post

Why email is so 1990s

Electronic mail, or commonly referred to as email, since around 1993 has been the leading form of internet communication for the past two decades. But the first email was actually sent in the early 70s, which makes the medium quite ancient by modern standards of technology.     While I am a technology and innovation… Read the full post

What’s the Physical Web and why it matters

The internet has undoubtedly been one of the biggest sources of innovation and revenue generation in history. In terms of global commerce, it’s hard to think of anything that has matched it. Our daily lives, our business, our social interactions, you name it, are all so structured by the internet that we scarcely stop to… Read the full post

What’s your 2020 strategy?

Businesses have begun to talk more and more in recent years about the centrality of their 2020 strategy and where they hope to be on the technological spectrum within the next 5 years. Given the amazing progress we’ve seen in just the past several years through the emergence and confluence of mobile, cloud, and Big… Read the full post

Are these tech gadgets on your Christmas wish list?

Well, it’s hard to believe that another holiday season is upon us. Though it seems like the festivities are lasting longer each year. Yuletides and carols before Thanksgiving tend to stretch things out a full 6 weeks, and before long we may be starting before Halloween. Notwithstanding the longer holiday shopping season, now we’re finally… Read the full post