Daniel Whittemore

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Why Social Media Is Beneficial For Small Business Owners: 5 Sites And The Best Ways To Use Them

Keeping up with the growing number of social media sites and trying to put your small businesses mark on the map can seem overwhelming. <i>What platform</i> …

11 Awesome Tactics and Tools to Grow Traffic That Sticks

To be honest I am disillusioned.<p>Social media offered a promise that was so compelling in 2008 that I was hooked at first look. The potential and the …

Get ready – 5G will create waves of innovation that disrupt every industry

The launch of ultrafast mobile broadband discussed at Mobile World Congress will require a shift in how businesses think<p>It’s easy to focus on technology and not the behaviours it makes possible and the expectations it changes. The internet seemed decent in the early dial-up age. We didn’t pine for …

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Smartphones are the new car keys

That's probably what we'll be saying soon, because carmakers have caught the tech bug, and now they're working nonstop to reinvent everything we know about transportation.<p>As more vehicles hit the streets with advanced safety and connectivity features, it's natural to expect that certain artifacts …

Teens have a smart reason for abandoning Facebook and Twitter

When my digital media students are sitting, waiting for class to start, and staring at their phones, they are not checking Facebook. They’re not checking Instagram or Pinterest or Twitter. No, they’re catching up on the news of the day by checking out their friends’ Stories on Snapchat, chatting in …

Markets are in turmoil - here's why

<b>When in fog, tread carefully - particularly if you are not sure where the cliff edge is.</b><p>Another morning and another day of trading screens showing a sea of red.<p>As I write this the FTSE 100 is down 2.6%, the Hang Seng in Hong Kong is down 3.9% and the German Dax is down 3.1%.<p>Of the 21 major global …

Google reportedly building Cardboard v2

It’s been a year and a half since Google first introduced the world to VR with its low-cost Cardboard headset that worked with almost any smartphone. The Financial Times reports that the company is now working on the next iteration of its VR viewing device, slated for release later this …

5 Cost Effective Ways to Advertise Your Small Business Like a Super Bowl Brand

While small business owners can't afford the millions necessary for a Super Bowl ad, there are numerous ways you can cost-effectively grow your brand's awareness in the community.<p>Game Day is almost here and while the final score is anyone's guess, here's what we know for sure: Your small business …

Elon Musk wants to build a vertical take-off electric plane

Not content with revolutionising the space rocket industry, the motor vehicle industry and the magic frictionless tube industry, Elon Musk has …

How Tesla's rechargeable battery that can power your home works

The Powerwall can store solar energy and provide backup power for your home. The first version, unveiled in 2015, can fit either on the outside or inside the wall of your house. What improvements we will see in the updated version are unclear.<p>But for those interested in the technology, here's a …

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People are afraid these 'zombie ships' are the first sign of global economic collapse

"We are now at the stage where people are struggling to remember an era when it was this difficult, we've gone through what it was like in the '90s, the '80s and the '70s, so expressions like 'living memory' start to apply," said Jeremy Penn, the chief executive of the Baltic Exchange in London.<p>The …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Google is testing a clever way to hurt one of Facebook's biggest money-makers.</b> Mobile app installations have become the latest battleground in the competition between Google and Facebook.<p><b>2. Univision bought a controlling stake in satire news site The Onion.</b> According to NPR, Univision purchased …

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6 New Routers That Can Handle All Your Smart Home Needs

Routers, those typically ugly-looking devices that provide Wi-Fi, have long been a weak link in home network security. Hackers can take advantage …

CES 2016: Are humans ready for the technology of tomorrow?

The future is here, whether we want it or not. But will anyone buy it?<p>On May 1, 1851, Hyde Park in London hosted the first ever Crystal Palace exhibition – a giant shimmering plate-glass structure, designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, housing more than 14,000 exhibitors from around the world in its …

Nikon’s new action camera could change the market in a big way

That Nikon is making both types of these cameras is a big deal. Until now, the only major camera company that's tried to compete with GoPro is Sony. (Other companies, like Garmin and TomTom, have had mild, if any, success.) That lack of competition is part of the reason GoPro has gone more than a …

Google and Lenovo are teaming up to build a smartphone with serious superpowers

Project Tango, first announced in 2014, is a project originated from Google ATAP, one of the search giant's coolest and most secretive research labs.<p>The basic idea behind Project Tango is to give smartphones and tablets a set of "eyes" that can understand depth perception, just like humans can.<p>To …

15 Gadgets to Make Your Home Smarter in 2016

Redecorating your home might just be the most fun New Year’s resolution one can make. At Brit + Co, that means more than just a fresh coat of paint. We’re talking Jetsons-level tech gadgets to make your home smarter for 2016. This roundup of smart home gadgets and goodies has it all, from a smart …

Gear & Gadgets

Cord cutters face a sea of streaming options

Like millions of other consumers, Evan Hartstein was fed up with pay TV.<p>The 40-year-old father of two was paying nearly $250 a month for a bundle of phone, high-speed Internet and hundreds of cable channels that he and his family barely watched.<p>So Hartstein and his wife recently ditched their …

25 mountains everyone should ski in their lifetime

Ski bums and boarders follow the powder around the world to shred slopes at the best resorts. From ritzy Snowmass in Aspen, Colorado, to the steep terrain of Cerro Catedral in Argentina, here are 25 mountains that all skiers and boarders should visit in their lifetime.<p><i>Julie Zeveloff contributed to</i> …

Apple and Google Expected to Lead Electric Car Race

In a note to clients Monday, Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty reports that electronic parts suppliers in Asia have seen the future and it’s not 3D …

The future’s at stake: the left must show it could create an iPad | Zoe Williams

Innovation is seen as a product of individuals and free markets. But in fact it takes public money, cooperation, and key socialst principles. It’s an argument we have to win<p>John McDonnell last week promised “socialism, with an iPad”. His aim – you can practically sniff the air of the meeting in …

Here's What Happens When Google's Self-Driving Car Drives Too Slow

Google’s self-driving vehicle isn’t built for speed—or even speeding. However that didn’t prevent one of the company’s gumdrop-shaped vehicles, which …

Google's genius futurist takes 100 pills a day to help him live forever — here's what some of them do

Google's resident futurist and famed inventor Ray Kurzweil takes 100 pills a day to help him reach "singularity," the point at which he believes exponential developments in technology will allow him to live forever. He stopped by our office and talked to us about food science and supplemental …

Game streamer Hitbox takes on Twitch with 4K eSports broadcasts

Pop quiz hotshot: Name a game broadcasting service that isn't Twitch, YouTube Gaming or MLG.tv. Give up? You're forgiven. Vienna-based Hitbox.tv is relatively new to the space and its looking to make a name for itself by offering features that the competition doesn't. Like streaming eSports events …

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Amazon is opening its first physical bookstore today

Amazon got its start as an online bookseller, and now — over 20 years later — it's decided to sell books the old-fashioned way. On Tuesday, Amazon will open a store in Seattle called Amazon Books. Not only is it one of Amazon's first physical locations, but it's also Amazon's first physical …

20 Best Tips for Connecting with Millennials

It seems that every generation is misunderstood at some point in time, but few have received the massive amounts of negative attention that …

Content Is Crap, and Other Rules for Marketers

Until fairly recently, the options for marketers were relatively limited. Mass media — TV especially — offered the opportunity to reach millions, but only in the form of short ads sandwiched between lots of other stuff. Other tactics, such as trade shows, offered high engagement, but low …

Why Activision is going all eSports, all the time

Activision is upping the ante when it comes to <i>Call of Duty</i> eSports.<p>With each new <i>Call of Duty</i> game earning over $1 billion at retail, eSports has …