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Raise Your Emoji: Swarm from Foursquare is here

by on May.15, 2014, under Location-Based Services

Swarm (just now available on the App Store), the new dedicated check-in app from Foursquare, has finally arrived. It’s a solid replacement for checking in using Foursquare. In addition, Swarm brings back several key features that Foursquare had removed from it’s core app as the Foursquare app moved to be more and more discovery oriented […]

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Slides from my lecture about at UNH

by on Jan.06, 2014, under Salesforce

My friend Doug Henderson asked me to be a guest lecturer for the Information Systems and Enterprise Integration masters class he teaches at UNH. Doug asked me to speak about and of course I accepted. For those who attended the class, or anyone who is interested, I have posted my slides on Google Drive […]

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Portsmouth, NH #MozCation By The Numbers #03801moz

by on Jul.25, 2012, under Social Media

SEOMoz, an excellent Search Engine Optimization (SEO) resource, is having a contest for cities. The winning city will get a meetup/visit from the SEOMoz crew. A variety of factors will be used to determine a winner but basically it comes down to convincing SEOMoz that your city is the best one for them to come […]

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Can Google Save Itself From Paid Inclusion?

by on May.30, 2012, under The Internet

This post is in response to Danny Sullivan’s Marketing Land article, “Once Deemed Evil, Google Now Embraces ‘Paid Inclusion’.” I can clearly recall the first time I read Sergey Brin and Larry Page’s 1998 Stanford-published paper, The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine. I reveled in the idea they shared at the end, […]

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Slides from my eCoast Mobile Summit presentation on mobile for retail

by on Jul.14, 2011, under Technology

Here are the slides from my presentation for the 2011 eCoast Mobile Summit on mobile for retail. Get the slides here download[zip].

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Slides from my SMBNH Presentation on Local Business Use of foursquare

by on May.20, 2011, under Location-Based Services

Here are the slides from my presentation for Social Media Breakfast NH May 2011 on local business use of foursquare and location-based services. Get the slides here download[zip].

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Slides from my SMCNH presentation on Location-based Services

by on Mar.24, 2011, under Location-Based Services

Here are the slides from my presentation at SMCNH on Location-based services: Download slides.

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My SXSW 2011 Photo Blog

by on Mar.19, 2011, under Technology

I just got back from SXSW Interactive 2011. What an amazing experience. I learned so many new things, met tons of awesome people and had a great time. Here’s my experience there, as told through my iPhone camera and iPhone screenshots, enjoy! foursquare American Express SXSW Deal News broke of this deal with American Express […]

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My Podcamp Session: Winning the Location-Based Services Game

by on Oct.23, 2010, under Location-Based Services

I’ll be writing about this in more depth over the coming weeks, but for the benefit of you and all the Podcamp NH attendees I’d like to share my slides and related links from my Winning the Location-Based Services Game session. Here’s the session description for context: Winning the Location-Based Services game – Much has […]

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Thanks for all the SXSW panel support!

by on Aug.27, 2010, under Location-Based Services

Over two weeks ago Nate Bonilla-Warford (of Foursquare Day fame) and I started telling the world about our SXSW panel proposal (Today’s the last day to vote! Please vote if you haven’t and please tell a friend!). Since then, we’ve had over 1,000 clicks on our links and have received a ton of retweets, […]

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