Mark Palmer

888 Flips | 10 Magazines | 2 Likes | 29 Following | 65 Followers | @mpalmer64 | A long time web entrepreneur that helps small and mid-sized companies understand, build, and implement comprehensive web strategies that integrate all web channels. With a focused and integrated approach Mark helps companies focus on the right channels while delivering the right message.

New MIT Media Lab Tool Lets Anyone Visualize Unwieldy Government Data

DataViva, a project developed in part by Media Lab professor César Hidalgo, aims to make a wide swath of government economic data usable with a series of visualization apps.<p>In the four years since the U.S. government created data.gov, the first national repository for open data, more than 400,000 …

When will AI and NLP actually turn Siri into your best friend?

The discussion around robots has only increased in the past few years — especially when things like IBM Watson and Siri are well-known topics for everyday conversation.<p>But beyond the physical capabilities of robots, the bigger question is what robots’ minds will be capable of in the future. How …

The Hard Truth About Social Media

It had been done.<p>The application form had been filled in. The schools attended, the relationships and the interest fields had been mulled over. The …

How Facebook plans to take over the world

Social network went from digital directory for college kids to communications behemoth – and it’s planning for prosperity with its global takeover<p>It’s late afternoon on a blustery spring day on the waterfront at San Francisco’s Fort Mason, a former military base that’s now hired out for corporate …

San Francisco

Everything Apple announced at its September 2015 event

A couple hundred hints later, Apple has finally revealed what Siri had up her sleeves… along with a slew of other announcements.<p>Here’s a quick recap of everything you need to know from today’s keynote. As always, click through to the full articles for more details.<p>Apple Watch x Hermes, plus a few …

Smart TV

How Snapchat Keeps It Real in 10 Seconds or Less

<i>These past few weeks have been crazy.</i><p>I won 1st overall at the World Yo-Yo Championships in Tokyo. Spent some time basking in my victory by the pool …

Android Pay begins rolling out today across the US

It’s been a long wait, but Android Pay is officially starting to roll out today in the US. It replaces Google Wallet as Google’s primary NFC-based payment system.<p>Android Pay works with MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express cards from numerous major US banks. Citibank and Wells Fargo are …

Android Pay

Big Data Doesn’t Exist

My customers always lie to me. They don’t lie about what they can afford. They don’t lie about how much (or how little) customer service they’ll need. They don’t lie about how quickly they can pay us.<p><i>They lie about how much data they have.</i><p>At first, I thought it was just a weird one-off. A client …

Manage emails, events and contacts with just one app, Boxer

You start to compose your email, move over to your contacts app for some information, open your calendar app to check your availability, and then can …

Apps

Commerce Is Coming: Facebook To Test Shopping Within Pages

Soon, not only will you be able to like, poke & share on Facebook, but thanks to a new test you will also be able to purchase product.

Facebook

Migrating from Rdio or Spotify to Apple Music now takes just one click

Maybe you’re like me, and you’re interested in trying Apple Music. Maybe, though, you feel locked in to Rdio or Spotify, because over the years you’ve set up an extensive library of favorites and playlists. Favorites and playlists you count on.<p>Well, good news! Migrating your whole life to Apple …

Apple Music

How to successfully run a crowdfunding campaign

Crowdfunding campaigns have become the go-to funding strategy for new startups and entrepreneurs. Everyone is turning to crowdfunding to get their businesses off the ground. It is oversaturated with ideas and not a given that any particular campaign will succeed.<p>In the past, getting funding for …

How To Attract Killer Links For E-Commerce Sites

“Link building” has become a bit of a loaded term in the past few years.To some degree, this is justified. No one likes those dated and …

Marketing

Google Translate app adds 20 more languages for instant translation via your camera

Google is expanding the repertoire of its Translate app to handle the instant translation or more than two dozen different languages.<p>Designed for both iOS and Android, the Google Translate app is adding 20 new languages. You'll be able to translate to and from English with Bulgarian, Catalan, …

Caller ID App Truecaller Is Raising $100M At A $1B Valuation

Communications apps that strike a chord with users across different markets are hot property these days, and it looks like another one of them may soon enter the so-called unicorn club. TechCrunch has learned that Truecaller — a caller ID app that now has 150 million users — is looking to raise …

Meet Your New Marketing Team: Data Scientists, Journalists and Software Developers

Over the past 20 years, the field of marketing has evolved and expanded. Once viewed as purely a branding and awareness exercise, marketing in the …

Hands-on with Apple News: Will it kill Flipboard?

The first iOS 9 public beta was released on Thursday. We've been testing iOS 9 on a variety of devices but have been spending a lot of time with it …

Yes, You Can Afford to Take a Sabbatical

Meet the 'Jobbatical,' a new way for those without a giant bank account to broaden their horizons with extended travel.<p>Most of us don't require much convincing that an extended sabbatical sounds great. But if you need more evidence that breaking with your everyday grind to travel and think really …

Sabbaticals