Mark Parker

103 Added | 7 Magazines | 26 Followers | @smartselling | Keep up with Mark Parker on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Mark Parker”

The Biggest Capital Asset: IoT Augmented Reality

While machines represent large capital investments and demand support resources, a company's greatest asset could be the advanced technology that …

Internet of Things

Leaders Emerge As The Industrial Internet Of Things Ecosystem Takes Shape

As Leo Tolstoy wrote, “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” In my 2018 predictions article, I made some bold claims about what I thought would happen in the IoT and autonomous vehicle marketplace (Tim Cooks Retires, Apple buys Tesla, and Musk takes the reigns). Since then, I have had the …

Internet of Things

Industrial Internet of Things - Reports - World Economic Forum

Our survey research shows that the broad adoption of the Industrial Internet in many industries will lead to a structural shift in employment (see …

Manufacturing

2017 China VR Market Survey (Infographics)

Infographics

Never Run Another Bad Meeting. Here's How. | Inc.com

Many meetings fail because they try to do too much. It's the "and" trap: Organizers say, "As long as we're holding the meeting, we might as well cover this and that and the other thing and something else." The problem is that the meeting becomes so jam-packed with stuff that it has no focus; it's a …

Participation

Small Ways to Embrace Disruptive Innovation

Most companies recognize the threats that "disruption" poses to their business. But few see the opportunities in disruptive innovation, much less set …

Innovation

LinkedIn VP explains why 'boomerang employees' are becoming the new normal

Michael Jordan even tried baseball before coming back to carry the Bulls to three more championships. These are all examples of a growing career trend called "boomeranging."<p>A boomerang employee is someone who leaves a company, works somewhere else for a while, and then comes back. It might seem …

Employment

Enflux, a smart body-tracking workout outfit, launches on Kickstarter

There’s a new body-tracking workout outfit that looks to compete with the likes of Athos and other workout-tracking sensors that’s launching on Kickstarter today.<p>Enflux, a Y Combinator-backed company, is starting a Kickstarter today for its sensor-laden workout outfit (that can even go in a washing …

Wearable Tech

4 Great Drones That Won’t Crash Immediately (And One That Will)

Soon even Santa will start delivering presents by drone so it pays to learn how the big man is going to get it done. Here are four good flyers (and one not so good one) that will be great way to get some air after the holidays.<p>We’ve tested all of these and are comfortable in recommending even the …

Drones

FairFleet Connects Drone Pilots With Construction Firms And Marketers

The commercial drone market is starting to gain traction. There are some obvious markets for drone usage, including real estate marketing, media and inspections. FairFleet, a Munich, Germany-based startup that’s launching out of private beta at Disrupt London today, brings together drone pilots and …

Drones

Making The Case For Drones In Commercial Markets

Today at TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015, the CEOs of Sky Futures, Verifly and Airware took the stage with TechCrunch writer Frederic Lardinois in an attempt to explain how drones can be used other than for taking selfies. But, before that can happen, common sense regulation is needed, the panel …

Drones

Get Ready To Register Your Drone With The FAA On December 21

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration today launched its long-expected drone registration program.<p>Starting December 21, owners in the U.S. will have to register their drones with the government for a $5 fee (though the FAA is making registration free for the first 30 days).<p>Those who already own …

Drones

Kickstarter Hires Journalist To Probe Collapse Of Zano Drone Project

Here’s an intriguing move: crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has commissioned a freelance journalist to investigate — and ultimately (it hopes) explain — the collapse of a high profile drone project which was also the most funded European project to date.<p>The immediate audience for the article is …

Crowd Funding

Fruit Power Strip – give your device some Vitamin Charge

One thing about loving technology and gadgets is you always need an outlet. There is something that you use that will need you to power it. Most of …

Gear & Gadgets

Give the Gift of Awesome Gadgets and Stuff We Like

Not every cool gift idea fits into a neat little category. In fact, some of the best stuff doesn’t. That’s why we have a special guide just for the …

Uber, Airbnb And The Conflict Between Policy’s Ratchet Effect And Tech’s Accelerating Speed

One day before New York’s city council was about to vote on capping Uber’s growth, the company and Mayor Bill de Blasio reached a last-minute agreement for a four-month study on the company’s impact on city congestion. Likewise, here in San Francisco, Airbnb and a group of property owners and …

San Francisco

Social Selling Tips of the Week: Build Your Reputation | LinkedIn Sales Solutions

<i>“You can’t buy a good reputation; you must earn it.” –</i>Harvey Mackay<p>Harvey Mackay is a best-selling author and businessman, and also a prototypical …

3 Ways to Generate Leads With LinkedIn Groups

Shares 4K<p>Does your business need more leads?<p>Are you participating in LinkedIn groups?<p>LinkedIn groups are the easiest way to generate leads.<p>In this …

GoSquared Adds E-Commerce Analytics To Help Smaller Online Stores Take The Data-Driven Fight To Amazon

GoSquared, the feisty UK startup that competes with Chartbeat, Google Analytics and other companies in the real-time analytics space, is rolling out a new e-commerce offering today. Aiming to help small and medium-sized online stores level the playing field slightly against e-commerce giants such …

Why a Personal Media Brand Beats “Marketing” Every Time - Copyblogger

Fame. Celebrity. Stardom.<p>There are many words to describe this thing that so many are after … and many reasons they are after it. But is there any …

Why Online Companies Must Focus on Building Trust

You can buy just about anything on the Internet. Amazon has branched out from selling books to selling vacuums, shoes, TVs, bicycles, and everything …

11 Social Media Marketing Predictions to Watch for 2014

Shares 7K<p>Are you wondering what changes and trends are coming to social media marketing in 2014?<p>In 2013, we saw some big changes.<p>Major platforms made …

Case Study: Acquia On The $100M Revenue Trajectory ($100M Is "When", Not "If")

<b>What does it take to become the fastest growing private software company in North America, as Deloitte named Acquia in November 2013?</b><p>Well, it helps …

Dear God, Oracle is at it again — It’s buying Responsys for $1.5B to bulk up its marketing cloud

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Oracle_Photos_Screenshots<p>Oracle(s orcl) continues to build its marketing software arsenal, announcing plans …

Big data and the missing “v”

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / SP-Photo<p>Most data has three characteristics that business are concerned with — volume, variety and …

Social Media Marketing Tips and Insights from a Big Boring Brand - Jeffbullas's Blog

Many times the question is raised …”<i>My product is boring, so how can I use social media to drive sales and create brand awareness?”</i><p>Traditional …