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Interstitial Ads: Terrible User Experience and Great Attention Grabbers

I’m sure we’ve all been there.  We click over to a website to browse, shop, or watch a video and BAM –a full page in-your-face ad takes over the screen.  For the most part, we click the X to close the ad and we move on with our lives.  If we’re on a mobile device, this process may be a touch trickier and a little more annoying if that X is just out of reach.  These are interstitial ads and they are pretty big right now.

  • 26 August 2015
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 2299
Using Twitter as a Social “Customer Service” Platform

​As one of the largest and most popular social networks on the internet today, Twitter has taken on a myriad of roles.  One use of Twitter that has gained enormous traction is customer service.  Customers and  consumers alike are logging in to connect with the brands and businesses that they buy from and interact with on a daily basis.  These brands, that are online with a Twitter account, are then catapulted into the land of social media customer service.  This is a field of customer service where all of your moves are seen and read; therefore, it is imperative that brand’s words and actions are thought out very carefully.

  • 19 August 2015
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 2034
Product Leaders Are Necessary at Apple

I recently read an article, The Role of Product at Apple, by Marty Cagan from the Silicon Valley Project Group (SVPG).  This article outlines the release of the Apple Watch as Apple’s “first major new product of the post-Jobs era” and describes the new Apple product as remarkably disappointing.  As a fellow Apple fanboy, I was surprised to find myself really agreeing with what was said.  As I see it –I still don’t have a Watch and I still haven’t heard any compelling reasons to buy one yet.  But this goes beyond the actual product, this is about the product leaders (i.e. product evangelists).

  • 13 August 2015
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 1356
Let the Beacon Technology Explosion Begin

​We introduced you to the iBeacon technology back in 2013, and since the initial shock waves hit everyone’s systems, we haven’t checked back in with you a ton.  Lately though, this Beacon technology is making a huge impression.  In recent headlines, Apple’s iBeacon is the set standard of this technology, Google has swooped in with Beacon technology of their own, a whole town in Georgia was taken over by Beacons, and Facebook is offering free Bluetooth Beacons for business owners. Where do we begin?

  • 5 August 2015
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 1665
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Top Articles of 2015

Now that we’ve passed the halfway point of the year, let’s take a look back and share with you your favorite articles we’ve written so far in the first half of 2015. Here are your top ten articles of 2015.
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Let the Beacon Technology Explosion Begin

​We introduced you to the iBeacon technology back in 2013, and since the initial shock waves hit everyone’s systems, we haven’t checked back in with you a ton.  Lately though, this Beacon technology is making a huge impression.  In recent headlines, Apple’s iBeacon is the set standard of this technology, Google has swooped in with Beacon technology of their own, a whole town in Georgia was taken over by Beacons, and Facebook is offering free Bluetooth Beacons for business owners. Where do we begin?
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Product Leaders Are Necessary at Apple

I recently read an article, The Role of Product at Apple, by Marty Cagan from the Silicon Valley Project Group (SVPG).  This article outlines the release of the Apple Watch as Apple’s “first major new product of the post-Jobs era” and describes the new Apple product as remarkably disappointing.  As a fellow Apple fanboy, I was surprised to find myself really agreeing with what was said.  As I see it –I still don’t have a Watch and I still haven’t heard any compelling reasons to buy one yet.  But this goes beyond the actual product, this is about the product leaders (i.e. product evangelists).
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Using Twitter as a Social “Customer Service” Platform

​As one of the largest and most popular social networks on the internet today, Twitter has taken on a myriad of roles.  One use of Twitter that has gained enormous traction is customer service.  Customers and  consumers alike are logging in to connect with the brands and businesses that they buy from and interact with on a daily basis.  These brands, that are online with a Twitter account, are then catapulted into the land of social media customer service.  This is a field of customer service where all of your moves are seen and read; therefore, it is imperative that brand’s words and actions are thought out very carefully.
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Interstitial Ads: Terrible User Experience and Great Attention Grabbers

I’m sure we’ve all been there.  We click over to a website to browse, shop, or watch a video and BAM –a full page in-your-face ad takes over the screen.  For the most part, we click the X to close the ad and we move on with our lives.  If we’re on a mobile device, this process may be a touch trickier and a little more annoying if that X is just out of reach.  These are interstitial ads and they are pretty big right now.
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Project Loon – Providing Internet to all of Sri Lanka

​Google’s Project Loon is making another big move.  Loon is heading to Sri Lanka.  On June 28th, a deal was signed between Sri Lanka’s government and Google for local telecommunication companies to enable a connection to the balloon network.  Google is using their solar panel-powered balloons to float in the stratosphere and send down internet connectivity.  Although this is a country of over 22 million –only about 1 in five people have access to the internet.  This is their first large scale effort and we are anxiously awaiting the results.
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