Jun 07 2011
The REport

The REport

It was an interesting week as far as cyber hacking news was concerned. Hackers broke into Sony to take info that was already publicly available; Nintendo was hacked by a group that later tweeted it “didn't mean any harm"; British intelligence hacked an al Qaeda magazine to swap bomb Continue Reading

May 17 2011
The REport

The REport

Blast off! In what is being described as “picture perfect,” NASA’s Endeavor finally launched after weeks of delay.  In the words of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, whose husband is the commander, “good stuff.” Can the roots of social media be traced back to Tupperware®? According to trend Continue Reading

Mar 29 2011
The REport

The REport

It’s official: The majority of Americans are now on Facebook. A new study revealed that 51 percent of people in the United States have profiles on the social network.  Amazing, especially when you consider that 70 percent of Facebook users are outside the United States! I wonder if this large group Continue Reading

Mar 08 2011
The REport

The REport

The second generation iPad is here.  After many rumors, a thinner, lighter and faster tablet with two cameras was introduced during a press conference last week.  Will you upgrade?  Some are already calling for people to wait for the next version. So what are the big trends expected at South by Continue Reading

Feb 15 2011
The REport

The REport

Social media - as an investment - received a big boost this week when JPMorgan Chase announced that it is starting a new fund for investors to back privately held technology companies like Twitter and Groupon.  The company hopes to raise between $500 million and $750 million in funds to spend on Continue Reading

Nov 16 2010
The REport

The REport

Call it Newton’s law of social media: The equal and opposite reaction to large networks of friends is Personal Networking.  From one of the founders of Facebook, whose stats page says the average user has 130 friends, comes Path, a new network focused on photo sharing which limits the number of Continue Reading

Oct 27 2010
Read Any Good Books Lately?

Read Any Good Books Lately?

Reading great books has become easier than ever before. With Amazon, the Kindle, the iPad and great iPhone apps like Audible, you can carry dozens of books in your pocket every day. The question becomes what to read? Where should I invest my time? As I travel across the country, I frequently find Continue Reading

Oct 19 2010
The REport

The REport

One small step for man, one giant leap for iPhones: A father-son team sent their iPhone and a video camera into space over the weekend, collecting video footage from 20 miles above the Earth. The riveting video footage is sure to make iPhone users even more insufferable as they can now brag about Continue Reading

Oct 05 2010
The REport

The REport

With baseball season officially over, did your team make it to the playoffs? The New York Times reports that playoff ad sales are brisk, as live sports viewership is up.  Thanks in some part to the games serving as “grist for the mills” on sites like Facebook and Twitter.  Not to mention that The Continue Reading

Aug 25 2010
Here I Am! (Facebook Places)

Here I Am! (Facebook Places)

I've been a Foursquare user for a while. I'll admit at first I didn't get it and it seemed a little creepy to be broadcasting to the world exactly where I was. Soon enough,  the hesitation faded and the addiction set in. So you can imagine that I was a kid in a candy store last week when Facebook Continue Reading

Aug 16 2010
Smart Phone Overload!

Smart Phone Overload!

I’m on Smart Phone Overload!  Here’s my dilemma: Do I stay with what I have, my current smart phone, which I like and serves my purpose, has useful applications for my needs and functions in nearly any area I travel, or do I switch based on hype? There is so much to choose from, so many Continue Reading