The only thing certain about the future of daily deals is that the industry’s future is uncertain. It’s not a play on words or a failed attempt at sounding clever. If you ask 10 people where daily deals will be a year from now, you’ll probably get 10 completely different responses. The truth is, nobody… Continue reading Can Frugalo single-handedly fix the floundering daily deals phenomenon?
Google+ is the Facebook killer. Google+ is a fad. Google+ will break records. Google+ will fall flat. These and many other opinions are floating around and, depending on who you ask, fall under the category of personal preference and level of trust in Google and/or Facebook. In other words, nobody knows what Google+ is going… Continue reading Who is really using Google+?
In Mark Zuckerberg’s response to the FTC, we learned that Facebook is being forced to be more transparent, more privacy-oriented, and to get permission across the board for any changes they make both by users, the FTC, and anyone else who cares. This is a real blow, not because it hampers their ability to make… Continue reading The Facebook Phone (Comic)
In less than a month, Groupon’s highly-lauded stocks have plummeted from their IPO sale price of $28 closing today at $15.24, down 46% since their November 4th initial public offering. That’s the good news. The bad news is that recovery, if any, will be short-lived. We anticipated bad times, declaring that Groupon was not IPO-ready,… Continue reading If you invested in Groupon’s IPO, the good news is you’ve only lost half of your money
Skyrim is, of course, a hugely popular game. It’s immense in scope and the manhours it took to put it together will only be eclipsed by the hours the players will put into discovering its many secrets and fulfilling its plethora of tasks and quests. Call it an Easter egg. Call it a clever play… Continue reading Skyrim’s Doublerain Bow
Two trends in American culture contradict each other. On one hand, technological and scientific fields are struggling to find qualified people to fill jobs. On the other hand, the education system are not focusing on producing more STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) enriched students. Nearly 3/4ths of students talented in math and science decide to… Continue reading Can STEM fix America?
Google has always kept their search algorithms close to the vest, but in recent weeks they’ve opened up a bit more than usually and given glimpses of what they do and how they do it. In August, they revealed a bit under the hood of Google search. Now they put together a 6-minute video that… Continue reading Google describes the history and evolution of search
2010 was a good year for the economy in terms of the number of initial public offerings (IPO). 2011 is trending to be slower overall with 76 as of October 25th versus 152 in 2010. It was still a strong year compared to the start of the recession in 2008 and 2009 when there were… Continue reading Will 2012 be a rebound year for IPOs?
When I heard that Google had put out their first Google+ television commercial, I was both impressed and a little excited. “Finally,” I thought, “they’re going to make a push to bring Google+ into mainstream consciousness.” I watched the commercial and immediately facepalmed. Despite clear indications from users and bloggers that Google+ Circles is a… Continue reading Google+ television ads are pointing people in the wrong direction
The biotechnology industry has been booming for decades in the United States, Europe, and Japan, but recent advancements in both science and economic situations have the industry hitting a tipping point around the world. Australia, China, and South Korea have made tremendous strides in this competitive and highly-lucrative industry as the races to create the… Continue reading Visualizing biotechnology advancements and investments around the world