Month: November 2017

3 hidden challenges facing marketers and media companies today

Despite having different motives, marketers and media companies have long been joined at the hip. Marketers have relied on media companies for coverage, and media companies have relied on marketers for new content ideas. Social media has undoubtedly challenged traditional media companies, and the resulting media fragmentation has simultaneously made it harder for brands to …

Review: These sexy smartwatches know how to flex Android Wear 2.0

Mobvoi recently released its newest Kickstarter-fueled smartwatches for retail in the Ticwatch S (sport) and Ticwatch E (express). Both devices run Android Wear 2.0, which gives them a ton of features thanks to Google’s excellent software – but what makes them special is the hardware. If you aren’t familiar with Mobvoi don’t feel bad, I …

American Airlines computer glitch might force customers into Christmas staycations

Hundreds of American Airlines customers today discovered they might have to stay home for the holidays, thanks to an error in American Airlines’ computer system. According to Bloomberg, the glitch showed that some flights had a surplus of staff when they didn’t. As a result, the airline gave too many pilots the holiday season off, …

Bitcoin exchanges crash day after US demands cryptocurrency transaction info

Cryptocurrency exchanges are crashing, Bitcoin is fluctuating like an electrocardiogram hooked up to someone at a pie-eating contest, and the US government is turning its eye on big ticket Bitcoin transactions. It’s a crappy day to be a crypto enthusiast. Coinbase and Gemini, two of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency exchanges, are both having a …

YouTube copying Snapchat Stories actually makes sense, for once

Just when you thought everyone was done copying Snapchat, another big tech company enters the clone club: YouTube. But for once I actually think it makes complete sense. YouTube’s approach is called ‘Reels’, and the company outright admits it’s its own spin on the stories format in an announcement blog post. The feature was introduced …

Why personalization is the key to long-term health

In the nearly two decades since we entered into the new millennium, there have been a wide variety of factors that have contributed to an increased demand for personalization in healthcare. In 2003, the Human Genome Project successfully unlocked the complete blueprint for human genetics, unleashing a surge of medical research and technology that sought …