Category Archives: Technology

Increase your Mobile Tempo. Raj Singh

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In this edition of Social Media Radio, we talk to Raj Singh of Tempo AI about the role of artificial intelligence in apps designed to use big data, context processing power to eliminate friction in our day to day tasks

Raj Singh is a mobile industry veteran and blogger with over a decade of experience working in all aspects of the mobile industry. Raj is a regular mobile writer and speaker including formal and guest blogging. Raj has also made contributions to a number of mobile user and expert groups including the JCP, MMA and the Bluetooth SIG.

He draws on this experience as CEO and Founder of Tempo AI, Inc. Tempo AI was incubated at SRI International (birthplace of Siri) where Raj was an EIR (Entrepreneur in Residence).

Tempo Smart Calendar_Agenda - smDesigned to help busy professional prepare for what’s next, Tempo Smart Calendar is like having an assistant anticipate what you need and surface that information right in the calendar, when you need it most. By eliminating the need to use multiple apps to discover mutual contacts, cull relevant emails, find contact information, notify attendees if you’re running late or get directions to your next event, Tempo does more in one tap so you never miss a beat.

I’ve been using Tempo AI for weeks and see the app and the developers learning and iterating quickly to enhance the experience. I have no doubt that my phone will soon know where I’m
going before I decide to go there.

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NMX President Rick Calvert on the New Media Evolution

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Heather Vale interviews Rick Calvert, CEO and Co-Founder of NMX, The New Media Expo for Profitable Social Media and Performance Marketing Insider. Appropriately enough, the interview was conducted in the NMX Lounge at NAB, Las Vegas.

In this interview discover how NMX evolved out of the original BlogWorld and New Media Expo, what can be found at NMX each year, why entrepreneurs should add new media elements to their businesses, how companies like Red Bull are blurring the lines between content and advertising through content marketing, some various ideas about how you can incorporate social media and new media into your customer relations, how new media fits into the traditional broadcasting world, and more.

Find out more about NMX at NMXlive.com.

Brad Wyman and Cali Lewis on the Future of Tech

Heather Vale Goss interviews filmmaker Brad Weinman and pioneer podcaster Cali Lewis in the NMX Lounge at NAB, Las Vegas, for Profitable Social Media and Performance Marketing Insider. Cali was working on her GeekBeat.TV show, and Brad was talking about his expertise, crowdfunding.

With over 30 feature films to his credit, Wyman has worked with an impressive roster of A-list talent, from Reese Witherspoon and Charlize Theron to Matthew McConaughey and Cristina Ricci. His impressive 25 year career boasts the Oscar winning MONSTER. He is now Chief Crowdfunding Officer at FundAnything.

Cali Lewis has become a household name in the tech industry and her podcasts have been viewed hundreds of millions of times over the last eight years. She’s also a noted industry commentator with regular appearances on BBC, CNN, FOX, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, Sirius, and as both a keynote speaker and panel participant at industry events.

In this fun interview, find out about some of the cool new technology that excites Cali and Brad, what got Cali into podcasting in the first place, why it’s cool to be a geek, how Brad “gets the money,” and more.

Why WordPress Continues to Lead the Field

There’s a good chance that you already know WordPress, since it powers 20% of the web. But you may not know all the latest ins and outs or what has led the company to be such a strong player in the industry.

Heather Vale Goss of Performance Marketing Insider and Profitable Social Media speaks with Erick Hitter, Design Engineer at WordPress, about new developments and the power behind the platform.

Find out why Google favors WordPress, what responsive themes you can use to be mobile-friendly, how the 2014 theme can complement content-heavy sites, the process of switching your content to WordPress, the benefits it offers over static HTML or CMS sites, and more.

Interview took place at NMX the New Media Expo in Las Vegas, Jan. 2014.

Content Strategy with Austin Gunter

AustinGunter-onPSMAustin Gunter is a Social Architect, Content Marketer and Community Builder for Startup companies, including being the Manager of Content & Community for WPEngine, a managed hosting platform for WordPress.

His role is to be the Community Face of the company, which means he has customer conversations from the “pre-sales” questions on social media channels, to developing relationships with customers long-term for potential biz dev opportunities. He travels and speaks at lots of conferences, and brings customer feedback to the product team.

Along the way, he has developed content marketing strategies. He analyzes and develops content and product narratives that can drive messaging on social media, online communities, and product marketing. He believes in developing trust online over time, and bending over backward to maintain the trust. He believes that the best marketing on the planet is the kind of marketing that finds out a potential customer’s real needs early and is willing to tell them they *shouldn’t* buy your product if they’re a bad fit.

Previously he spent time as a marketing consultant, a Product Manager for the likes of Dell and AMD. He turned down a job offer at Google after spending almost 2 years at a startup accelerator / incubator called Tech Ranch Austin. There he was responsible for bringing 120 tech startups into the program and helping them validate their ideas and grow. 10-15 of those companies are doing rather well, either funded and growing, or successfully bootstrapping and profitable.

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Why You Can’t Ignore Big Data with Phil Simon

b209c674888d0ad8986c30.L._V370546418_SY470_Phil Simon is a sought-after speaker and recognized technology expert. He began working with emerging technologies in 1994 and now consults companies on how to optimize their use of technology. He’s the author of five books:

  • Too Big to Ignore: The Business Case for Big Data (John Wiley & Sons, 2013)
  • The Age of the Platform (Motion, 2011)
  • The New Small (Motion, 2010)
  • The Next Wave of Technologies (John Wiley & Sons, 2010)
  • Why New Systems Fail (Cengage, 2010)

Book number six is slated for early 2014 and will be called The Visual Organization: How Intelligent Companies Use Data Visualization To Make Better Decisions.

His contributions have been featured in and on Inc. Magazine, NBC, CNBC, The Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, the American Express Open Forum, Fast Company, Technorati, abcnews.com, forbes.com, BusinessWeek, The New York Times, ReadWriteWeb, and many other sites. He holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Cornell University.

 

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A Virtual Handshake with Scott Allen

Scott-pic-in-suit-224x300Scott Allen is coauthor of The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online and The Emergence of The Relationship Economy. He’s also a contributor to over a dozen books on social media, marketing and entrepreneurship. He is currently a resident expert/columnist at Business.com and American Express OPEN Forum and an occasional/past contributor to yeah and numerous other sites, including About.com where he was the Entrepreneurs Guide.

A 20-year veteran technology entrepreneur, executive and consultant, and the Director of Client Solutions for Momentum Factor, Scott leads the implementation of the company’s social media and reputation protection programs. As an experienced virtual and live presenter, his clients and event partners have included Microsoft, Electronic Retailing Association, Blog World and New Media Expo, Business Development Institute, Human Capital Institute, ERE Media, Execunet, American Marketing Association, OneCoach, LinkedIn and others.

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Tracking Technology with David Gosse

david-gosseDavid Gosse is a serial entrepreneur that specializes in technology. He is the founder of Namechk.com, the Founder & CEO of Tracky Inc., and he owns two patents for internet search algorithms and has a third patent pending.

Since childhood he has believed that technology promises a better future, and getting things done should be easier. His passion is to help improve the way we can all socially collaborate and thus simplify our lives. Most of his career has involved the search engine industry, and he’s learned how the internet works. He has raised millions in startup capital, built and sold businesses and assembled stellar teams. He has also failed numerous times when launching what he thought was the next big thing.

What he has learned from it all is that we are social, and most of the fun, passion, deals and partnerships happen because of relationships. With his latest endeavor, Tracky, he’s trying to help us all socialize for reasons more than entertainment in the hope that everyone improves their quality of life together.

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Thinking About Smart Cities

I’m starting to become a big fan of cities.

I used to feel that I didn’t live in a city, and thought of them as places build to house a lot of factory workers. I was in the suburbs, which I know see as part of cities, and thought downtown meant old and grimy. When someone suggest revitalizing, I’d laugh at what I thought was the futility of propping up the decay.

I was wrong.

I’ve been studying the best ideas for the future of mankind. Ideas about cities keep coming up and has caused me to rethink how important the fast growing cities (think China) are housing more and more people.

A City is the Center of Progress

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One of the great turning points in my understanding about cities was Paul Romer’s TED talk on Charter Cities. Romer showed how cities are not using up the land and resources, and actually have a tremendous ROI.

That made me face the feeling I had and learn that while I have always been a fan of progress, I needed to stop blaming cities for the world’s problems.

There is more of everything in cities. The density accentuates problems, but what is often not mentioned is the positive side of these density efficiencies

  • Higher wages
  • More patent applications
  • More arts and creativity

It’s leverage.

Ideas move faster in cities, there are more data points to prove out any hypothesis and of course, more buyers in whatever market you are targeting.

Let’s Think of Some Positive Ideas for Cities

You’ve heard that technology, networks and social media are revolutionizing business and life. Now let’s review what even faster innovation, commination and positive progress can be made

This video from Ericson is a great place to start. It’s the first in the series and got me thinking (and started on this post). Watch it below:

We’re Just Getting Started

I’ve rambled through just a few of the ideas that I’ve been thinking about. I didn’t scratch the surface of my real focus here.

Things are are going to continue to get better at a faster rate.

I’ll be sharing more soon. I hope you’ll leave a comment and tell me where I’m wrong, or how we might all profit from this accelerating trend. What else should we be looking at, and how will this affect us?

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Live Streaming From Blogworld

I set a goal of creating 100 interviews at this year’s Blogworld.

I went to a couple of pre-event parties and started using QIK from my cell phone last night. The camera has outstanding video quality, and for the most part, the sound is pretty good.

From past experience, I know there will be at least 100 blogger that will have a quick tip for other bloggers, authors who want to market a book to best seller (some best selling authors are in also speakers here) and will have other tips and idea from thought leaders in many areas.

I’ll post some here, most will be live on my QIK channel and others will be on blogs I write for. If the technology works, you’ll some right below this paragraph

http://qik.com/warrenwhitlock