Tag Archive: technology

Well I posted this question on Quora – What will be the most impactful advertising trends of 2014 – and so far it’s received 1 answer.  Clearly my Quora Klout is low so I’ve decided I would begin tracking the various posts that are addressing my vary question.  No, I’m not unique – it’s why I expect there to be 100s of these posts, I’m just hoping to capture and aggregate a few of them for my reading enjoyment and maybe the 2 people who read/follow this post.

Five Ways the Advertising Industry Is About to Transform – via Harvard Business Review by AOL’s Bob Lord

Linkedin’s List of Big Ideas for 2014 which includes contributions from influencers Sir Richard Branson, Deepak Chopra, James Caan, Ban Ki-Moon and Julia Boorstin (CNBC Correspondent, who’s focus is on the business of media and entertainment)

Forbes’ 2014 Digital Trends And Predictions from Marketing Thought Leaders

Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014

2014 Digital Marketing Forecast: 7 Trends To Watch by Daniel Hebert, co-founder of SteamFeed.com


Aegis Media’s Dan Calladine [Head of Media Futures] 10 Trends For 2014

Smart Insights’s 22 Digital Marketing Techniques That Deserve Attention in 2014

Mediabistro’s AllTwitter Infographic – 14 Digital and Social Media Marketing Trends for 2014

eMarketer’s Key Digital Trends for 2014

PulsePoint’s CEO via Wired 5 Trends That Will Rock Ad Tech in 2014

RadiumOne gets in their 5 Advertising and Marketing Trends for 2014

At some point maybe I’ll summarize it but don’t count on it.Image

Well, I’ve been rocking a Droid 1.0 for 2 years.  My initial upgrade?  The much heralded and much delayed Droid Bionic.  I bought that bad boy shortly after it’s 6-month delayed release, used if for 45 days and returned it.   The 4G is an absolute power-suck, the shape edge made talking painful and in general, I was slightly disappointed with the phone.  What did I love?  Removable battery.  Dual core was fast.  The updated Android OS was nice.  Big, fat screen, with decent resolution, I loved that it could hotspot but I never used it.

What did I dislike?  Terrible speaker volume, uncomfortable ear piece, hang-ups – occasionally the phone would lag between screens, apps firing, etc. it also did a few auto-shut downs which sucked.  I didn’t think a camera could be worse than my original Droid.  I was wrong.  The camera on the Bionic was terrible.  Again – I thought my Droid 1.0 was bad on juice (always had a second battery) but this bad boy would be drained by 2p (with a 6a fire up time).

So I returned it and bought the Nexus Galaxy.  What a phone. ICS takes some getting used to but the functionality is silly, the ability to toggle between multiple screens/apps/widgets all from a single touch, massive display, crisp resolution, removable battery…

…what I can’t stand.  GPS and Data connectivity has been spotty at best, beyond just this morning’s issues for Verizon, Google Voice is still funky on install, failing to download all of my contacts out of Gmail. Come on guys, it’s a native app – boo.   So my biggest issue = For a phone to be smart, it requires data access, without it, we might as well be using flip phones.

More to come.  Maybe.