MailChimp Snap

Posted on October 23, 2014

We use, and recommend, MailChimp for client email management. There are quite a few email systems out there that are pretty similar with regard to user friendly interfaces, and accessible templates that can customized to deliver nice looking emails that work well on all browsers, most notably mobile ones where more and more mobile obsessed people are getting their emails. What makes MailChimp different, and better, is their dedication to ...

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Apple News … (where’s the TV)?

Posted on September 9, 2014

No big surprise that Apple came out in their BIG ANNOUNCEMENT with the new iPhone being the cornerston. The surprise - sort of - was found in the detailing of their new watch. Not much was said about the watch, but it's Apple so it created plenty of buzz. What we were hoping for was something about television. Or whatever the medium reinvented by Apple might turn out to be. Why television? As an owner of Apple TV, you can see the beginni...

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WordPress Gets Better and Better

Posted on July 8, 2014

Not a real long post, but just the simple statement that WordPress just gets better and better. WordPress has become something that not many might have supposed it would when it launched as a blogging platform; it's now about as thorough a content management system (CMS), as you can find. One key thing about the CMS, and maybe its best aspect: it frees many businesses from the need to use resources to design and develop a website, and allows ...

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Domain Name Wars

Posted on April 25, 2014

Monday a.m. I get up and check my email. The usual stuff, save one note that had my URL in the title, so I opened it to see what was up. The email was from a company in the UK wanting to know if I wanted to buy the .com extension of a URL I use for my business. Time Machine Backstory When I started my company I liked the name Transmission. Had for a while. Obviously transmission.com wasn't available for quick pick up on GoDaddy, so ...

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The Facebookization of Twitter

Posted on March 31, 2014

I enjoy Twitter more than Facebook. I enjoy Twitter more than Facebook because I could sum up everything I needed to say in the sentence above without a lot of unnecessary space filling copy, too many images or any other concern than simply stating my opinion. That simple statement gets the point across and that's that. Additionally, I enjoy Twitter more than Facebook because I can easily find opinions, such as mine or ones to the contra...

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Twitter and Growth

Posted on February 6, 2014

Twitter shared its first earnings report this week, and the key takeaway was not its excellent revenue growth, but rather the social network's limited ability to grow its user base. The social net's numbers are great, and growing, but not fast enough to satiate investors. Like many that use the service, I'm an active Twitter user, but not a particularly active Twitter participant, with regard to posting content. Herein lies the issue for ...

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Timing

Posted on January 20, 2014

Nice timing for Beats by Dre to add Richard Sherman to their national TV ad rotation in advance of yesterday's game. Much has been made about his editorial, but Sherman is the perfect guy to be talking about blocking out noise, even though he's usually the one creating noise that others want to block out. The ads are effective and fun. Like Richard Sherman.

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Net Neutrality

Posted on January 14, 2014

Net Neutrality should come as a surprise to no one that follows technology. The system, as it where, has a fine, and mature role model to follow in cable/satellite television. Users pay for the signal to enter their homes, but on the operator side, the cable/sat company gets paid by networks to enter your home. Oddly, not many people seem to know this, but the cable/sat operator's share of what they get from networks varies wildly, from new ...

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Next Year

Posted on December 22, 2013

With this year about done, and next year on the way, we're thankful for everything we did, everything we didn't and everything in between. We hope you are, as well.

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Amazon Drones

Posted on December 3, 2013

60 Minutes ran an extended pre-holiday shopping commercial, I mean story on Amazon about their plans to use drones to deliver items. Makes you wonder if they thought up the most absurd, yet plausible concept and wanted to see if it would work. With Amazon, probably not. In fact the concept is a great idea, if only used in limited use, if only for the PR value. Amazon has made a business out of making what was once dismissed seem incredibly ...

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