On Google: Local Business Reviews Shakeup & AMP Landing Pages

Local business reviews have become an area of discussion again for the search giant. On August 4 Google announced that “food- and drink-related searches will now return reviews from top critics and include best-of lists”. Beyond web searches, the Google (search) app is also seeing an update when it comes to how local business reviews are handled. Here’s […]

Prepping for IoT: How Blockchains Thwart Security Concerns

For those interested, The Next Web offers a pretty convincing forecast of the future of the Internet of Things (IoT).  In a recent article regarding interest the Department of Homeland Securities has in knowing more about Blockchain technology, the author points out a potential connection that both government and business have in using Blockchain technology to secure and […]

South by Southwest LIVE – 2016 Schedule of Events

It’s that time of year again! This is the 30th (wow, really?) year of the South by Southwest (or SXSW) convention. Once again there are a variety of events being live-streamed out to the interwebs direct from Austin. Here’s your guide to what’s live in 2016. *Note: all times are CT, which is 1 hour […]

3 Fundamental UX Changes Coming to Facebook

​Perhaps you heard about the Facebook phone this week, well we’re not here to talk about chat heads, or Facebook Home today. Though we will soon. Today, we’re going to review three fundamental user experience changes that are coming to Facebook this year. In short, they include the following… Graph Search Newsfeed Threaded Comments Graph […]

South by Southwest 2013 Livestream Schedule – Keynotes & Sessions

It’s that time of year again folks, and I don’t mean Spring. It’s time to (fill out a bracket and to) review the livestream schedule at south by southwest. As you may know from years past when I’ve written before about the super conference, (SXSW, Will you be there?, sxsw livestream links & schedule (2012) I’m convinced […]

How I’m Using the Internet Today: or, The Score of Late

One voice a’ rattlin around in my head says, “technology is best when technology gets outta the way.” I like that. Because life isn’t about the tools that help us do better things, life is about doing better things. I believe these tools can help many of us be more efficient with our time and potentially help us do better […]

Search Goes Social as Internet Week NY and TechCrunch Disrupt

Search Gets Social This month, Google introduced the Knowledge Graph, and Microsoft unveiled the ‘social-sidebar’ equipped New Bing.  The New Bing, as it’s billed, will bring the option of ‘social help’ as users logged into Facebook can get-a-little-help from their friends. Available now for trial, the New Bing is scheduled to become a standard part of […]

[Predictions] On the Future of Twitter: Following Posterous, Summify Acquisitions

On March 12, 2012 micro-blogging service Twitter announced via it’s blog that it had acquired Posterous. Posterous, a Y Combinator graduate, innovated blogging platforms being one of the first to allow direct from email publishing of text, images, video and more. Twitter bought Posterous, but what does it mean? plus.google.com/u/0/1116542843… Important story most missed at […]

Google Makes 50 Changes to Search, Pinterest Leaps to 3rd Among Networks and Consumer Privacy Debates Continue: News Summary

Internet news for the week of April 1 – 7, 2012 Google made 50 changes to how its search engine ranks and scores websites recently. Some noteworthy changes include anchor text changes, better indexing of Google Profile pages and freshness improvements as Phil Buckley at 1918 points out. Notably Google spent the week in the press […]