It has been over a century since Charles H. Duell, the Commissioner of the US patent office in 1899 declared that “everything that can be invented has been invented.” The numerous innovations of that time were so impressive that many felt there could be no more. Ironically, today the advances in technology are equally mind-blowing […]
While Thanksgiving remains a solely American holiday, businesses around the globe have for decades looked to the day after Turkey Day as the official start of the holiday shopping season. As crazed shoppers descend on stores the world over in search of the season’s newest and trendiest products being offered at insane holiday discounts, retail […]
One of the most exciting architectures to emerge in 2014 is Internet of Things (IoT). IoT uses the existing Internet to connect a wide range of embedded computing devices from handheld tablets and Smartphones to the modern toaster.
The term “smartphone” is somewhat of a misnomer these days, since the millions of people who are using these so-called phones every day are actually using them to do much more than just talk to one another. In fact, a 2013 Experian Marketing survey indicated that an average adult user spends about an hour on […]
Though the first currency transaction using Bitcoin technology took place in 2009, it has only been the subject of mainstream media headlines during the last two years. As the currency became accepted by more retailers and associated with more news events, Bitcoin came to be a word recognized by the general public and a more […]
Digital payments are quickly becoming widely accepted. A recent report by Juniper Research suggests digital payments will increase by $2.2 trillion over the next five years. The results of the study are especially pertinent for e-commerce sites as the largest percentage of increased digital spending will occur through the virtual purchase of consumer goods. More […]
The virtual gaming industry is big. When taking into account all types of gaming platforms, such as console, PC, and online based games, the entire industry made an estimated $93 billion in 2013 alone. Mobile games have earned an estimated $23 billion in the past two years with big names games such as Candy Crush […]
Dear Ethicist— Which FaceTime/Skype apps are the most HIPAA compliant? I am a therapist and have had clients request these type of sessions. However, I’m worried about privacy and heard that FaceTime was recently hacked. I need to know which of these apps would be the best and safest for my therapy sessions. Sign Me— […]
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What are trolls? Why do they flame? These are important questions. We’ve discussed the pros and cons of a comments section and now, as promised, we will explore the research surrounding online comments and methods for dealing with flaming trolls. While there really is no concrete demographic for trolls, certain characteristic behaviors are exhibited by […]
There have long been office sharing apps, usually tying user’s calendars together, or allowing editing of documents by multiple users from remote locations, but there’s something new that really creates a virtual office for multiple users via mobile phones. Do is a cloud-based application that shares tasks and information across your company, tying all necessary […]
Now, more than ever, your site has to keep customers within the site map and give the reader everything from information, to entertainment, to engagement and loyalty. It’s more of a home than a business shopping trip. The same goes for ecommerce sites. Let the visitor find everything quick and easily. The same must be […]