Twitter is using machine learning to crop photos to the most interesting part. The bar for competitive business advantage has officially been raised.
39 million Americans reportedly own a voice-activated smart speaker - The Verge
As someone who has Google Home (and Alexa) devices in the office, living room, kitchen, and bedroom, I love having instant information accessible by voice. I say that while these are early days for the technology, it’s a promising future direction for computing. Fluidity and speed is a big value proposition.
It might be time to rethink your take on mobile as a strategy for business growth.
“Apple revealed today that iPhone and iPad customers spent an astounding $300 million in the App Store on New Year’s day, shattering the previous record of $240 million.
In its blog post, Apple says that during the seven-day period that started on Christmas Eve, customers spent $890 million on purchases, apps and in-app purchases.”
Time for some digital house cleaning. I’m down from 6 external drives to just 1. Some of that is due to using Cloud storage and some is due to admitting that I’m a recovering digital hoarder. Having a disaster recovery plan is smart, but keeping everything “just in case” was a big problem for me. Getting rid of digital clutter removes noise from my brain, which I think helps me to be a more productive person.
Google's data science work puts them light years ahead of Amazon in the home assistant space. Amazon offers infrastructure to start-ups and indie developers, but Google's API offerings and AI initiatives will dominate the smart device / smart home conversation for the next 5 to 10 years.
Google is betting on 'AI First'. Do you think we will be having full blown conversations with our devices in 5 years? I do.
I recently recorded a fun podcast interview with my good friend Steve P. Young about using empathy in business to achieve your goals. Please leave a comment on Steve’s blog if you enjoy the conversation.
Recently Steve Young and I talked about having empathy in business. We discussed how to handle difficult clients, and how understanding people can help you achi...eve your goals.
Give the interview a listen and then subscribe to Steve's podcast. New episodes come out daily and he has some amazing guests on his show.
Hackers are getting bold and they are hoping you won't notice. If you own a website, you NEED to ready this article before Hackers kick you out of the loop with Google.
I was jazzed to hear that Google Docs now offers Voice Typing right from the browser. I tried it out tonight and it works better than traditional speech-to-text software. Watch this demo for yourself.
I'm pretty sure you know that Word of Mouth is the lifeblood of business. So what are you doing to manage your online reputation? I got the chance to talk with Brendan King, CEO of VendAsta and he gave me some great tips. Here's a recording of our conversation. A full transcript is also on the blog, http://opensourcemarketer.com/…/white-label-reputation-man…/
It's good to see tech companies responding to the Shellshock Bash Vulnerability. Now is a good time to back up your important files. Downtime can be a costly part of doing business online.
Are you targeting an audience outside your native tongue? App developer are starting to.
According to Forbes, "Based on One Hour Translation’s in-the-wild stats, languages most in demand for app translation right now are: Spanish (60%), German (45%), French (40%), Portuguese (30%), Italian (25%), Dutch (22%), Korean (20%), Japanese (15%), Chinese (12%)."
Watch my interview with on Global Content Marketing with Heidi Lorenzen, Chief Marketing Officer for Cloudwords for more insight into translating for different regions, http://youtu.be/wSL6S6NRQj8