Memorial Day 2012

WWII Memorial

Every day 1,000 World War II veterans die.

This Memorial Day please take a moment and reflect on the tremendous sacrifice this group, as is the case with all veterans, made to protect the liberties and freedoms of all people everywhere.   Continue reading

Robotic stair master

Boston Dynamics stair master

I had meant to post this video some weeks ago but got caught up in a number of other social media related discussions that were a bit more salient at the time.  That said, I’ve been a big fan (and critic) of some of the more recent innovations in robotics and this new clip shows some interesting advancements in the anthropomorphic sector of the field.   Continue reading

The most engaging brands on Facebook

Facebook and Zuck

There’s been an enormous amount of press given to Facebook these past few weeks – even more so than the normally copious volumes – due to the impending $100 billion initial public offering.  However, even as investment bankers prepare to snap up their shares and subsequently dump them some hours or days later, some companies are beginning to break ranks from the social behemoth.   Continue reading

Marketing software round-up

Wordstream 150

WordStream, a provider of search marketing software and pay-per-click services, published the handy infographic above earlier this week.  Titled the “WordStream Internet Marketing 150” the list is a compilation of the top software and software-as-a-service providers “…currently doing business in 10 major business categories, including content marketing and blogging, conversion rate optimization, crowdsourcing, email marketing, marketing automation, pay-per-click (PPC) marketing, search engine optimization, social media management, video hosting and management, and web analytics.”  Continue reading