From the monthly archives:

February 2010

Remember when oil prices peaked out in 2008? Check out this chart: Just looking at the prices in 2008 brings back all the angst of that summer. Today, prices seem to have stabilized. Credit a combination of reduced demands, driven down by the economic crisis, and a glut in supply. While I am not a […]

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My WIFI Blues

by Rick on February 23, 2010

in Geek stuff,Mobile

I am traveling internationally this week. For the most part the trip has been great except for some difficulty in connecting to the internet.  For some, that is not a big deal, but I have a serious ‘connection’ dependency. I feel this need to be connected most of the time. I wish it was easier […]

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Engage!

by Rick on February 21, 2010

in social media

I have always been a bit of a trekkie. One of my favorite Star Trek phrases is Captain Kirk’s, “Engage”. I prefer it to Captain Piccard’s “Make it so”. Engaging customers is on the mind of most everyone in business. One of the key differentiators between new media, especially social media,  and more traditional ‘paid […]

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Buzzing Buzz

by Rick on February 18, 2010

in Leadership

Yes, Google has launched a new social media platform called Buzz:). I know, you have heard all about it. In fact, maybe you are tried of hearing about it. Well, have you heard the legal buzz about Buzz? Let’s back up a bit. Two days after the launch of Buzz, Todd Jackson, Product Manger for […]

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It’s gadget time. Yes, the Mobile World Congress (MWC) is in full swing in Barcelona. Smartphones are certainly a product category to watch, and HTC is making news with the announcement of two new Android based phones: The HTC Legend and the HTC Desire. According to the press release, these “two new smartphones take Android […]

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What Is Really Going On?

by Rick on February 15, 2010

in social media

Have you been watching the Olympics? I have not watched as much as I would like, but that has not stopped me from keeping up with events. I just follow along on Twitter. Check out some of the stats: It is 7:30 PM EST on February 18, 2010. In the last 10 minutes, there was […]

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I was fortunate to attend the New Media Dayton 2nd Saturday meet-up on Saturday, February 13, 2010. The guest host was Gina Kay Landis. The speaker this month was Brad Ditzell, store manager of MacTown in Dayton. I would be remiss if I did not thank the sponsor of the event, 252West Salon. And of […]

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Breaking the Silence:)

by Rick on February 12, 2010

in Geek stuff

I have waited for almost three weeks … I cannot hold back any longer. I have been soaking up everything I can find about the new Apple iPad. I have observed that people are either REALLY excited about the iPad, or they are really turned off by it.  There doesn’t seem to be many people […]

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I wish I had coined that phrase. I ran across it earlier today in a BusinessWeek ‘special report’ that I received by email. It was written by Dave McClure (well done Dave). I agree with Dave and I am not going to rehash his comments. I  recommend that you read his article, along with the […]

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Do You Remember When?

by Rick on February 8, 2010

in Geek stuff,Innovation

Do you remember this Compaq Portable Computer? The term ‘portable’ may not have been the best description for the thing. It weighted near 30 pounds. It was a computer in a suit-case.  The one in the picture used 5.25″ floppy disk, an had a built in 9″ monitor (‘green’ monochrome, not color).  The one I […]

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