Business

Doors Open and Close For a Reason

Throughout my career, I have had opportunities to move in a direction that I thought was best for my career. I always carefully consider moves that I make in my career and make no decision until I am certain that the move makes sense and will set me up for better opportunities down the road. […]

The Trouble With Travel: Hotel WiFi

As I have mentioned previously, I travel a lot for work as a sales engineer.  I am all over the US visiting customers and most of my stays are at least one night, if not for close to a week.  That means I spend a lot of time in hotel rooms and working on both […]

Cutting the chord...Why are people doing it?

Source: eMarketer Lowers US TV Ad Spend Estimate Cord Cutting Accelerates   What cord you ask, well it’s the cord to their cable providers. According to eMarketer, a leading research firm out of New York, by the end of 2017, 22.2 million Americans will be cord cutters. That number is up 33% from 2016’s total of […]

Fitbit is having a bad day | TechCrunch

Fitbit is, again, not having a good day after spending the year in mostly middling status as it looks to prove there’s a market for fitness trackers and its own smartwatch. The culprit today:… Source: Fitbit is having a bad day | TechCrunch Fitbit received a sell rating from a Wallstreet firm.  This, as usual […]

AIM will be discontinued on December 15, 2017 - AOL Help

For 20 years, AOL Instant Messenger has been a challenger in the chat client software arena.  The service has had it’s share of good times and bad times, however, it has stuck around for quite a while showing that there were many people who still enjoyed to chat using an interface that was simple and […]

Fitbit App Gallery Now Available

For all those who have been anxiously awaiting…the Fitbit App Gallery is now LIVE! To access the gallery, you must update your tracker to the latest version of the Fitbit OS using your mobile device.  I updated with my iPhone this morning over WiFi and I now have access to new watch faces and apps.  […]

Facebook rolls out messenger app for kids under 13 | Reuters

Facebook Messenger Kids requires parents to set up an account and approve their children’s contacts. Source: Facebook rolls out messenger app for kids under 13 In an attempt to grab a share of the adolescent chat client space, Facebook is introducing a messenger app for kids under 13.  As is clearly evident, their research shows […]

GoFundMe drops 5 percent personal crowdfunding fee - The Verge

Source: GoFundMe drops 5 percent personal crowdfunding fee and adds optional donations – The Verge This was welcomed news yesterday afternoon.  Our family is currently in the adoption process and we have looked at various avenues of fund-raising for the adoption and expected medical costs.  I was glad to see that GoFundMe has shifted its […]