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The Morality of Ad Blockers - Episode 83
This week, Avram Piltch discusses the rise in popularity of ad blockers and their effect on the Internet. In the past, it was limited to those who knew how to interact with plugins, but with the creation of ad blocking browsers, the ability to use these tools has gone mainstream. The problem is, without the ad revenue, how do the websites you visit stay in business? Avram discusses.
The Morning After - Episode 17
This week we have part two of our recap following the break. Erin, Troy, Bobby, Mandy and Trey cover what we've been up to... for the most part. Enjoy.
This week, TiVo tries to make Aereo legal, Nintendo goes Universal and Verizon says you've still got mail.
HoloLens and Yoga Tablet 2 - Episode 82
This week, Avram Piltch is back with two great topics for us. First we discuss his experiences at Microsoft //build with the upcoming HoloLens. He had the opportunity to build a test application and learned about the various ways you can interact with the virtual world projected into the real world. Next he shows us the newest member of the Lenovo Yoga family - the Yoga Tablet 2 AnyPen with Windows (8"). The 8" Windows variant of this tablet has been around for a while now, but the introduction of AnyPen is the hero here. This technology allows you to use any metal object as a stylus, creating a great scenario for the garage, workshop or toolbox.
The Morning After - Episode 16
On the newest installment of the 3000 Brigade Podcast: we are back! Trey, Mandy, Zack and Nakia are here to fill you in on the latest happenings of the 3000 Brigade in the only why this beautifully bearded host can. Enjoy.
Laud Social @ Collision 2015
One of the newest trends in marketing is called "content marketing." The idea is that, as a brand, you share content that is relevant to your ideal customer on your social media to help establish yourself as an expert in the area in question. That way, when people think about their particular topic, they think of you. It is an interesting idea that has spawned social ranking tools like Klout, which shows how much of an expert you are on particular topics. While that is great, how do you source content if you want to be one of those experts? You use a platform like [url=http://laudsocial.com]Laud Social[/url]. The platform is designed to help you source content that is appropriate for your target audience, helping to establish yourself as the expert you want to be. Laud Social is available now to submit content, and in private beta for curators. [collision2015sponsor]
ToYourDoor24 @ Collision 2015
I cannot tell you how many time I have been working at 2 in the morning and wanted something to eat. The problem is there is nothing in the house, I don't want to go out and pick something up, and the only thing being delivered is pizza. What would really like is to get something from the grocery store: maybe popcorn or ice cream or something. That, of course, is not an option. [url=http://toyourdoor24.com]ToYourDoor24[/url] is a platform, based in Barcelona, that delivers items from your local grocery store directly to your home. The service is available whether the store is open or not, any time of day. The best part is, the delivery is within an hour, though is often far shorter. ToYourDoor24 is available on the web, Windows Phone and android, with iOS coming soon. The company also plans to expand their delivery areas with time. [collision2015sponsor]
Sessions @ Collision 2015
Live event interaction is a difficult thing. Over the years, we have used several different products that have never quite worked out. Either they don't support multiple users, they are difficult to use, they don't embed well on websites, etc. We have always assumed we weren't the only ones to have these issues. Because we clearly are not the only ones, there is [url=http://www.sessions.rocks/]Sessions[/url], a new platform designed to take the annoyances out of live coverage. Whether it be about a news story, live event, videogame tournament or other topic, you can host a live conversation through the system. Even more importantly, as a reader, finding content will be far easier. No longer do you have to sift through Twitter hashtags hoping to find the right one, and hoping that it is not hijacked. You have a simple, one-stop shop for live content on your mobile phone. Sessions is currently in beta with an expected release in the near future. [collision2015sponsor]
peercisely @ Collision 2015
Hiring is a painful process - nearly anyone who has to do it regularly will tell you the same. It is especially painful when it is not what you are trained for. You have to read resumes, sometimes in the hundreds, before you find a single candidate that could fit. After several interviews, you pick someone and hope that they are a fit. There is a saying, "People are hired for their skills and fired for their habits." What if you could find out more information about habits early in the process instead of after it is complete? That is where [url=http://www.peercisely.com/]peercisely[/url] comes in. Their idea is to make hiring a personal experience. Unlike normal job sites where a company posts a job and you submit your resume, peercisely asks for recommendations for the job. This alteration to the normal process is intended to make the initial seeking phase more effective. Those who know the candidates are the ones who can speak most to their behaviors, helping to identify those who will fit, rather than those who can do the job. peercisely is available to the public for job posters and referrers now. [collision2015sponsor]
Redtree Robotics @ Collision 2015
Robotics is the next area for true innovation. At several of our [url=http://plughitzlive.com/events/]special events[/url] we have had the opportunity to speak to middle and high school students who get to learn it as a sport. One of the current issues is in transitioning from small-scale to large-scale robotics is in the controller. When learning, you can use something like a LEGO NXT, but when you go larger, you're forced to build your own platform of sorts. That is, until now. [url=http://www.redtreerobotics.com]Redtree Robotics[/url] has developed the first advanced computer platform for robotics: Hydra. The controller is designed more like the NXT than an Arduino, meaning that connecting is incredibly easy. It also has a powerful processor, allowing for live sensor processing of many sensors. The controller is also configured to communicate with other controllers, meaning they can process together and create a robot swarm. With enough computing power to run high-end sensors and ease of connecting those sensors, this device is definitely positioned to be a great controller. The Hydra is available for pre-order now. [collision2015sponsor]
Printoo @ Collision 2015
Some business models work with only a single type of business, while others appear to be universal. Advertiser-based products and services seems to be one of those more universal business models. It has been successful across print, radio, television, and web. It powered the initial success of companies like Vistaprint. Taking on this business model is [url=http://printoo.me]Printoo[/url], a Mexican company that is providing digital photo printing at no charge to consumers. In exchange for the free printing, the photos are printed with advertisements on the back. This is similar to Vistaprint's free business card promotion from years past, except the ads won't be for Printoo's services themselves, but instead for partner businesses. Included in those advertisers is fellow Collision attendee [url=http://plughitzlive.com/radio/2-1225-bebe2gocom-collision-2015.html]Bebe2go[/url]. Printoo is available to addresses in Mexico for free now. [collision2015sponsor]
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