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Sony and the PS4 Event …

by Rick on February 21, 2013

in Geek stuff

I have seen a lot of tweets about the Sony PS4 event. My favorite was by Chris Breen (@BodyofBreen): Apple: Here’s the iProduct, it will ship next week and cost $X. Microsoft: Here’s an Apple-like product. Someday. Sony: [noisy crickets] That’s funny, and sad. In reality, the console sounds great. Not sure who at Sony […]

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I spoke to a group on Wednesday evening on the subject of ‘Time Management’.  I used Keynote on my Mac (I love Keynote).  Just before the presentation was set to begin, I broke one of my personal rules and decided to check out (‘experiment’) with an iPhone app.  What does that have to do with […]

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Authentic Word of Mouth?

by Rick on March 2, 2010

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Wow, what a story. I first heard about this on “Today In Social Media“, hosted by Clayton Morris.  Picture this as part of your business model: Charge businesses to remove negative word of mouth from your high traffic web site. According to allegations, this actually happened!   Let me back up and fill in the […]

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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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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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Breaking the Silence:)

by Rick on February 12, 2010

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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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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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Electric Bubble?

by Rick on February 5, 2010

in Geek stuff

Before I get to the topic I want to discuss today, a bit about my week. I have been in California most of this week, combining several business meetings with a few days in Sonoma for the NAFEM Annual Meeting & Management Workshop. I spent the first few days beautiful San Francisco. I have always […]

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“Hello. My name is Rick and I am addicted to iPhone apps.” Seriously, I have too many and continue to download more. I take comfort in the fact that I am not alone. A recent Fast Company article, “Infographic: App-etite for Consumption“, shared some very interesting data. The total number of apps sold in 2009 […]

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Tomorrow is the ‘big day’, at least for gadget lovers, and especially for Apple fans. So many, me included, will be monitoring twitter or watching via the web (unfortunately I have a meeting and will have to disconnect early). Yes, rumors are that this will be some sort of tablet or slate.   Regardless of what […]

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