First Google Glass – Now Smart Contact Lenses

More news on medical monitoring using technology.  Google[x], a team within Google, today announced it has licensed it’s “smart lens” technology to Alcon (Novartis). On January 16 of this year, Google introduced it’s Smart Contact Lens Project in a blog post noting they were in the “early days of this technology” and “in discussions with the FDA.” Now Novartis is ready …

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..and what will we DO with all this data?

As a follow-up to my June 3 post about Apple’s HealthKit I thought I would share a somewhat pessimistic (although hopeful) view of the market by researcher and author Aaron E. Carroll published today in the NYTimes  “Apple’s HealthKit Probably Won’t Bring a New Age” He ID’s the barriers he sees as long-term obstacles: Lack of communication between information systems Patient Behavior Physician …

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The Accelerators

The Accelerators, a feature in the Wall Street Journal online, brings together a team of 24 mentors who discuss strategies and the challenges of creating a new business.  More about them in a minute. According to the US Gov’t ‘s latest figures, in 2010 99.7% of US business are classified as small business with less than 500 employees.  And of that 52% …

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Just Google It!

It’s the first week of my latest MOOC from Coursera Understanding Media by Understanding Google taught by Owen R. Youngman of Northwestern University.  As a 6 week course the content necessarily moves quickly but it doesn’t feel like a typical class at all because the topics are so relevant to my everyday projects. Enrollment is still open but if you can’t get …

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Anyone Can Fringe!

Welcome Back Orlando Fringe Festival!  Since 1992, Orlando has hosted what is now the longest running Fringe in the US! According to the Fringe’s own website:  Fringe is a festival or, rather, a celebration of the theatrical and performing arts. The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival takes place in and around Loch Haven Park over the course of the thirteen …

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Crazy Eggs and a Whole Lot More

I’ve known about Hubspot, an Inbound Marketing Platform, for a few years now but was taking a closer look at their offerings for a client recently. They offer software to manage all your marketing activities like Blogging, SEO, Email, Lead Management and Analytics all in one place. While I was on their site, I found their Marketing Resources Library, a really cool source …

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U Can Finish – October 19, 2014

The U Can Finish 5 miler & 2 miler presented by Florida Hospital date has been set for October 19th this year on the UCF campus.  Of all the road races I’ve run, this one is special because it was my first ever race back in 2010.  I think the race date was 10/10/10 that year.  Anyway,  I had just started …

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Bringing Your Customers “Over The Bridge”

At every company I have worked at I have tried to educate my team on the basic concepts of focus on the features/benefits and value proposition. This article from brandmarketingpsychology.com however, takes the discussion even further in a very articulate way, Branding Psychology Insights: How Consumers REALLY View Your Brand. I especially like the two rules for your brand strategy …

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