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Pulse check on virtual and augmented reality

April 19, 2018 by

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As you are aware, VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) have become household names, readily adopted by many from all walks of life as each respectively undergo rapid advancements that many recognize as being transformative. More and more, we see vast applications of these two technologies in diverse areas such as gaming/entertainment, retail, health […]

Braving the blockchain bandwagon

February 5, 2018 by

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You know you need to pay attention to a trend when you start seeing headlines of scammers cashing in on the action. The excerpt below—sourced from a Medium post—offers an easy-to-understand backgrounder on blockchain: « After the financial crisis of 2008, an unknown person by the moniker Satoshi Nakamoto designed Bitcoin and its original reference […]

Examining the #FakeNews impasse

October 27, 2017 by

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Whether or not we can call the current state of online fake news an impasse remains to be seen. Although recent events—from allegations of Russian-linked Facebook accounts spending inordinate amounts of money to spread fake stories during the 2016 U.S. presidential election to the more recent senseless mass shootings in Las Vegas—continue to expose the […]

Biometrics 101

September 4, 2017 by

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You can now pay for your KFC order with a smile. But the thing is, would you really want to? A KFC location in Hangzhou, China is testing a payment system using facial recognition through a combination of 3D camera scans and a mobile phone number entry as secondary authorization to mitigate fraud. As biometric […]

Social Media In The News

August 8, 2017 by

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“Whatcha reading?” It’s a question posed by many authors on social media, but it’s also a great way to gather customer insights. By getting that single question answered, you can determine what’s important to your target audience, if you pay attention to what they are reading (and writing about). For example, the daily calendar from […]

The mesmerizing tech monopoly

June 4, 2017 by

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A recent post from The Verge, managed to surface one jaw-dropping perspective: By positioning themselves as the platforms on top of which information technology across every sector now runs, these titans of tech become the new centers of gravity for our economy, growing in size, scope, and influence while everyone else struggles not to fall […]

Social Media For Events

May 9, 2017 by

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Last week I missed #SMChat because my company, Creativation Marketing, was presenting a Google Partner event in celebration of National Small Business Week. The topic was “Make Your Website Work For You.” Want more details? Leave a comment below or send me a Tweet to @sharonmostyn Speaking of events, @johnwlewis reported a recent trend relates […]