Technology Trends

Trends in the Information Security Industry - Q&A with Mark Spoto, Razor's Edge

The cybersecurity industry is emerging as perhaps the hottest technology sector from an innovation perspective. Many of the behemoths of the high-tech world offer security solutions and services to their customers.

Three reasons why the new Nokia Android smartphones will make waves in emerging markets

Following months of rumors surrounding a potential Android device in the works, Nokia unveiled its first ever Android smartphones at Mobile World Conference today in Barcelona...

Traveling Across the Northeast with Wanderu

Planning for my day-to-day events is not something I do often, and when I do, I want to do it in the quickest, easiest way possible. I’ll put all the time and effort I have into a business...

"A Giant Hairball of Perverse Incentives..."

The best thing about going back to school is to think big thoughts, immerse oneself in what the great academic minds are ruminating over. This past weekend Harvard Business School...

Three Impediments to the Internet of Things

The technology for the Internet of Things (IoT) falls into four broad categories: sensors, software, platforms, and networks and connections.  Most of the technology is at a...

Mobile web usage increases worldwide

Nearly three quarters of the world’s Internet users accessed the web from a mobile browser monthly last year, and according to estimates from eMarketer, over 90% of global...

Google Glass: Not Ready for Prime Time

I am less than a week into using Google Glass and am convinced this device is 1+ years away from being ready for the typical technical consumer, and 3-5 years from the mainstream...

Marketing Technology Landscape Supergraphic (2014)

The short version: the below graphic is the latest incarnation of my marketing technology landscape supergraphic (click for a high-resolution 2600×1950 version, 4.7MB). It represents...

2014: The Year of Results

A year ago, I felt 2013 would be the Year of Grit - a year characterized by toughing things out in uncertain times.  Well, we certainly did that, and 2013 has ended up looking...

Big Data & Predictive Analytics: A Conversation with Doug Levin, Quant5

Magnetude recently met with Doug Levin, CEO of Quant5, a SaaS startup dedicated to improving the revenue and cost performance of customer-facing operations through an...

2014 Predictions for the Cloud

I’m still laughing at everyone who predicted that telcos will rule the cloud, so thought I’d try my hand at my own predictions. But unlike everyone else, I’m going to update...

Global Mobile Outlook

Ericsson recently released its latest mobility report, and its outlook for global mobile growth is astounding. According to the report, there were 113 million new mobile subscriptions...

The Future Of Quantified Self

I have been working on passive and non-passive mobile tracking for the majority of my career. Up until this point, I have always felt that the majority of all tracking solutions...

10 Immutable Laws of Cloud Computing

Kepler has his law of planetary motions, Newton his law of gravity, and Einstein his theory of relativity. I’d like to announce my own contribution to the physical laws of the universe...

Online Video is Exploding – and Boston Firms are Lighting the Fuse

The rich media revolution is here. Demand for video content continues to grow, and thanks to smartphones (and webcams) nearly everyone can be a video star. Meanwhile...

Is Gravity Skeuomorphic?: And Other Thoughts on Transitioning to iOS7

Our Take - Deep thoughts on the iOS7 design have been pretty limited so far. Focused mostly on outrage about neon colors, lamenting a plague of flat design and minimalism...

The state of location tracking & why it’s important

In the era of the quantified self, there is is not a more powerful, yet less realized opportunity than passive location tracking.  Maintaining a constant record of your location...

Microsoft, Near Death, & Enterprise Cloud

We all woke up to the news yesterday that Microsoft is buying Nokia for ~$7B (ok, not the carrier infrastructure biz but the main part of Nokia that anybody cares about).  This isn’t totally...

1Mind - The Way to Find New & Highly Compatible Friends

It’s not every day that a startup from New Hampshire gets the help from a rap icon to promote their company.  Yes, that is exactly the support that a startup called 1Mind...

How Marketers Can Better Connect with Teens on Mobile and Online Channels [infographic]

We’re excited to unveil the findings of our new study into the online and mobile behaviors and preferences of teenagers.  Access your copy of the study, No Boundaries...

Ecommerce Conversion, a Trillion Dollar Opportunity

Global ecommerce sales topped $1 trillion for the first time in 2012 and the outlook for growth remains robust at over 18% per year, a huge milestone for the Internet and the shift...

The Future of Internet & Cars

I’ve been doing some thinking about the future of cars and the impact of the internet.  A large part of this is just some idle thoughts, a small part is driven by my love of cars...

Mobile Technology + Car Service Start Ups = Too Many Great Options

Picture it now, it’s summertime and you’re looking to get away for the weekend, or take a quick ride to the nearest grocery store, but you don’t have a car.  What do you...

Tesla Motors: Preparing for the Next S Curve

Electric carmaker Tesla Motors has tripled its valuation to $10B over the last two months.  What do investors see in the company’s growth strategy?  Both Motor Trend...

Six Pre-Requisites for the New Wave of Enterprise IT Security Solutions

Given that IT security is a $60 billion market, you might think that we have robust solutions for keeping enterprise networks and data protected. But you’d be wrong...

Curata Looking to Replace Google Reader with New Product

The imminent departure of Google Reader on July 1st of this year has created a rift in the future of online content curation.  Competition among companies vying to fill the void...

2013 Will Be the Year of Multiple Apps for Enterprise Mobility

The days of an enterprise feeling good about mobility leadership by piloting a mobile app or two are behind us. Survey findings show that the new norm for enterprise mobile...

Ecommerce is a Slog - What's Your Angle?

There a bold piece by Marc Andreessen in PandoDaily announcing the "death of retail". As an extension to the theme of "software will eat the world" it's smart...

A Cloud Management Taxonomy

Introduction - Ever since Gartner released its projection that the cloud management market is expected to reach $3.3 billion in 2012, it has become increasingly hard to...

Small Tablets Are Further Atomizing Ubiquitous Computing

I’ve been enjoying my iPad Mini for a couple months month now.  I thought seriously about getting a Nexus 7 (in fact gave one to my sister as a gift recently), but because...