Apple and Shazam Combining AI Technology

A Tech Match Made In Heaven When a giant in the tech world like Apple makes a purchase, everyone knows. Buying a company that provides artificial intelligence capable of recognizing any song, movie, TV show or commercial by just hearing a snippet is an ultra cool move. The Shazam acquisition appears to be a big…

Are You Using Progressive Web Apps?

Building Your Mobile Presence Finding your online niche in a world with 1 billion websites is the veritable needle in the worldwide haystack. To stand out and be noticed is a major feat, requiring either a lot of advertising money and/or mad-scientist-know-how to understand the algorithms and find a loophole in the rules. Most business owners…

Facebook is Using Artificial Intelligence to Save Lives

AI-Based Suicide Prevention With increasing evidence that social media can influence suicide-related behavior, Facebook is stepping up their game by using artificial intelligence to save lives. Using an algorithm to find disturbing and worrisome posts can shave off critical seconds in contacting help, and the social media giant is becoming proactive in their detection. http://ift.tt/2t7z3Oq The…

Comparing Google Assistant To Google Now

Upgrading To A Better Assistant Voice-activated digital assistants are everywhere these days, and one of the new kids on the block is the Google Assistant. Unveiled in May 2016 at Google I/O, it is a voice-controlled smart assistant that is considered to be an upgraded version of Google Now. Google Now, which was released in 2012 in…

Welcome To Facebook Local App

A Replacement For The Events App Facebook is rebranding its Events app as “Facebook Local”, which will help users find activities based on friends’ advice as well as info on Facebook business pages and their reviews, all by people you know and trust. Launched this week on Android and iOS in the US only, another goal…

Increasing Brand Awareness With Educational Video Content

Choosing The Right Video Marketing Strategy Utilizing video for teaching, learning, communication, as well as promotion is paramount in today’s high tech environment. For marketing departments, it isn’t just optional any longer…it’s a must-have strategy. One of the most searched keywords is “how to…”, and many individuals and companies have jumped on the bandwagon to…

Cloud Computing and SMBs

Managing Small to Medium Sized Businesses in the Cloud One facet of starting a new enterprise in today’s world requires building a framework to store, study, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data. Small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) are often overwhelmed by a lack of expertise, resources, and time restraints when building their digital foundation. Most people utilize…

Building A Successful Mobile Campaign

Mobile Video Consumption Boosting your brand and increasing sales in today’s world requires reaching  people on the go, especially the 18 to 34 year-old crowd. On average, 98% of millennials report using their smartphone to watch video content, and they are much more engaged via mobile than when watching the same content at home on…

What is a Bumper Ad?

In the realm of online marketing and video, change is constant. One such case in point is the bumper advertisement. What is a bumper ad? Also referred to as snackable content, it is a six-second video that is short and sweet but still grabs the viewer’s attention, many times coming in a string of several…

Top Streaming TV Options

Saying Goodbye To Traditional TV More people than ever are cutting the cord from the traditional TV programming that forces you to subscribe to hundreds of channels just to be able to watch three or four of your favorite shows. It is not only young people that want to choose their own lineup of programs;…

Gesture Control Technology

Lazy or Innovative With technology advancing faster than ever, it has become an integral part of our daily lives. From smartphones to smart clothes, new ways are being developed to make our lives easier. I know this will give away a bit about my age, but I remember when you actually had to get up…

280 Characters Per Tweet

Double Down With Twitter We recently posted an article about a Twitter user who figured out a way to send a Tweetstorm in one single post instead of as individual conversation threads. Since it was discovered by accident, the Little Blue Bird wouldn’t comment on whether this technology would be implemented for everyone to use….