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For those of you interested in this level of detail, the linked article has great advice for business owners (especially smaller ones) looking to optimize their Google My Business listing(s).

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Rindge Leaphart

Any business today needs targeted visibility on Google. Most businesses know that this requires optimizing their website and Google Ads,…

Source: 13 Essential Google My Business Optimizations for 2020 – Business 2 Community

Devex, USAID & DAI look ahead to the next 10 years and help gauge the skills you will need to thrive in a new era for global development.

Source: Next Generation Professional

Source: Can you short Uber? — Quartz

This is a very good article that is worth a read (or two).  Irrespective of whether or not you have an interest in shorting Uber, the article provides insightful data (via good research and great reporting) on the future of vehicle ownership and self-driving automobiles.  Well worth the read!

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At Kodak, Clinging to a Future Beyond Film – NYTimes.com.

Interesting read about the ups and downs (more downs lately) of Kodak.  I wish them success in the mining of their IP for technology that might one day become mainstream.

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Rindge Leaphart

 

Came across this article the other day and was quite impressed.  Might be considered a little intrusive by some, but it appealed to my inner geek.  I’m not sure who the first airline customer will be, but I am sure their premium class customers will be very happy.  Way to go B/E!

The Business Class Seat of Tomorrow Will Blow Your Mind, and Freak You Out a Bit – Skift.

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MIT lab builds self-assembling robot cubes | The Verge.

Take the time to watch the video in the article above.  I think what the team at MIT has developed is very innovative and quite refreshing.  Seemingly they have taken a page out of sci-fi movies and brought it to life.  It will be interesting to see how their robots evolve over time.

 

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What’s next?  Maybe I am dating myself, but I remember when DVD players ruled in terms of new consumer technology.  Then it was flat screen TV’s.  Apple gave birth to the smart phone and tablet revolution.  So what’s next? While smart phone and tablet sales are still stellar, their growth rates have somewhat slowed.  Are smart watches going to be the next big “thing” in personal technology?  I make no claims to be being a technology prognosticator, but I am intrigued about what is next.  Clearly there has been a lot of focus as of late on the smart watch.  I have always liked watches.  I don’t have a fancy collection of watches, but I do appreciate a classic watch and recently moved into the mechanical watch realm, not because of a fascination with gears, etc, but more because they look very good and more importantly keep time.  With regards to smart watches, I am just not sure.  I think the Pebble watch looks neat and is clearly functional, but it strikes me as more of a fashion piece.  Don’t get me wrong, there is definitely as fashion component to mechanical watches.  But mechanical watches have an enduring aspect that I am not sure smart watches will have.

I am unsure of the key functions that will be included in forthcoming smart watches.  Will the technology in these watches be enough to lure me (or more importantly the masses) to smart watches?  Will smart watches be the next big thing?  I may be wrong, but I don’t see smart watches having the same impact as tablets or smart phones have had.  Will the embedded technology in these new toys be enough to drive change in consumer behaviors?  Smartphones and tablets did.  But will smart watches?  How much innovative technology can you pack into a watch?  Will the first or second generation of smart watches have game changing technology?  I have my doubts.  I may be wrong, but I don’t think smart watches are going to be the next big thing.  I’ll be watching.

The article below discusses whether smart watches will lead to the decline of mechanical watches (I don’t think so).  Pretty good article.

Watch men: what hardcore timepiece collectors think about smartwatches | The Verge.

Update: http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/16/4627462/samsung-galaxy-gear-september-4th-smartwatch-rumor

Update: http://gizmodo.com/google-bought-a-smartwatch-compan-1229135474

 

Rindge Leaphart

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I am a fan of small businesses and especially the brave entrepreneurs who launch them.  Below is the link of a recently launched business: Viddlz.  Viddlz has developed a marketplace that allows food artisans to sell their product online to other foodies.  Great idea and I am wishing the Viddlz team much success.

Viddlz Introduces E-commerce Platform & Marketplace for Food Artisans | Viddlz Blog.

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