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Fake Profiles on LinkedIn & Why You Should be Concerned

If you’re like me, you’ve probably received LinkedIn Invitations from people you don’t know. There are various reasons for accepting LinkedIn invites from strangers. I’ve even read articles about why we should accept LinkedIn invites from folks we don’t know.

Example #1: Forbes, “Why I accept all LinkedIn Contact Requests,” by Dan Schwbel.Example #2: Inc. “What to Do With All Those Random LinkedIn Invites.” In this article John Nemo states, “Put simply, the more people you are connected to on LinkedIn, the more visibility and reach you have on the platform.”
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SEO – Best Content, Best Experience – What does that really mean?

Google’s explanation of their SEO algorithm can be boiled down to, “Best content, Best experience.” What does that really mean? I finally got some answers, but I wasn’t at a presentation on SEO!

If you go to a restaurant and it’s dirty and no one greets you, the flavor of the food will already start to sour, and you haven’t even tasted the appetizer yet.

This photo of Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant is courtesy of TripAdvisor

What does a dirty restaurant have to do with SEO? A website that is difficult to navigate and

Opportunities, Challenges and Predictions for AR & VR

Confession: I’ve never played Pokemon Go. I haven’t even downloaded the app to my phone.  I certainly agree with the benefits of going outdoors and getting some exercise, but when you’re on the clock, you need to be working! With that said, I’ve really enjoyed the memes on social media.

And the truth is that this blog post isn’t about Pokemon Go. This post is about key takeaways from July 21st, 2016 Enterprise Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) session of the Wireless Technology Forum.

I previously posted about The Coming

Where’s the Money in IoT? 6 Key Takeaways from the TAG IoT Symposium 2016

On July 19, 2016, I was one of approximately 650 lucky people to attend the SOLD OUT TAG IoT Symposium at the Renaissance Waverly hotel in Atlanta, GA. Here are my 6 key takeaways from the event starting with, “Your customers probably don’t care about IoT.”

Thank you to Chris Kocks and pureIntegration for having me as your guest.

Your customers probably don’t care about IoT. They care about ROI and solving their problems. “Gone are the days when your customer calls you when they have a problem,” Nayaki Nayyar, GM &

App Store – We’ve come a long way baby!

8 years ago this week, Apple’s App store was born on July 9, 2008. I remember my first experience in the App store; there were so few apps that I looked at EVERY app in less than an hour. Many of the apps didn’t work properly; some crashed upon launch, most had extremely limited functionality. This brought up the question, why make an app if you have limited (and more often limited experience) IT resources? Many companies created apps for First Move Advantage or to show they were innovators. Competitors followed suit with app creation.

6 Harsh Truths for Entrepreneurs from Shark Tank’s Daymond John

On June 6, 2016, I had attended PLUGATL’s $10,000  Pitch Competition featuring Shark Tank’s Daymond John. This event was held at Woodruff Arts Center in the Atlanta Symphony Hall. Prior to the event, over 100 entrepreneurs applied to be a part of the $10,000 pitch competition. The top 20 start-ups were announced,  and the top 5 companies presented on stage to a panel of judges including Daymond John. Top 4 finalists were: Tydee, a mobile app trash pick up service for apartment dwellers; Make Music Count, teaching kids math via playing the

5 Lessons Learned from Making an Alexa (instead of buying one)

I just spent over 6 hours of my life making something that I could have simply ordered on Amazon.

I’m talking about Amazon’s latest gadget, the Amazon Echo, aka Alexa.  The Amazon Echo is a voice-activated Artificial Intelligence device with a speaker, somewhat similar to Apple’s Siri. Amazon touts this device plays music on demand from various music and radio services, interacts with you (Q&A), and can be a hub for smart home automation. Is the Amazon Echo the next Kindle for Amazon?

I discovered the DIY Alexa project one morning as

Georgia Tech Capstone Expo Recap 2016

On April 26, 2016, I had the distinct honor of judging the Georgia Tech Capstone Design Expo.  Capstone Design is an undergraduate class offered at Georgia Tech offering hands-on experience in solving real-world problems.  Students work in teams (some interdisciplinary) and have the choice to work on a corporate sponsored program or a project of their own choosing.  This is more than just your typical senior level design class.  These students must take into account competitive conditions, financial implications, potential to sell, in addition to solving the world’s problems.  The Expo