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Siri, a Sit Down Drag Out Review

Posted by: | December 11, 2011 | No Comment |

In the wake of the death of Steve Jobs, many investors, enthusiasts, and simple consumers have voiced their concerns over the direction that Apple will take after the Sultan of Silicone Valley has passed. The new CEO of the multimedia giant, Tim Cook, is now the new name behind the devices in your hand. There […]

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The world had long operated under the logical assumption that if you wanted your news to spread, you or someone else had to get themselves out there and spread it yourselves. There was no magic string connecting one town with another by which news, ideas, and trade could be spread. That was ludicrous…

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Texting has become our way of communicating to multiple people simultaneously. We can talk to someone on Facebook, have a real time conversation, and text all at the same time. While this broad channel allows us to more efficiently spread the ideas and thoughts that we want spread, the time and energy to make these […]

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Technology has rapidly outpaced the progress of regular old radio in America. We now have Pandora for music, we have the internet for news and weather, and we have Sirius/XM for our cars. Despite all of this, there is no better time to be in radio than now. With the full extent of online advertising […]

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(Picture Credit to The Arlington Cardinal) The 99%, occupying Liberty Plaza outside of Wall Street in protest of an unfair, and unstable economy. They quite determinedly will not leave until they are appeased. But how can Wall Street appease them? By principle it seems that a bribe wouldn’t work. The protesters are calling to repeal […]

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The advent of Twitter, and the ultrafast word of mouth effect that it lends to our lives, has already changed the way that we view the world and the news forever. Some of the most important stories in modern times have broken, not on the AP Wires, but as simple tweets that gain popularity like […]

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Is Google trying to own the internet? We can draw great parallels from today to the past. Before the bringing of written communication to the plains of Southern Africa, the Zulu tribe had already developed an organized system to get the news out to its people. The chief employed criers who reported each morning to […]

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By Mark Herbert Our prayers go out to the family of Steve Jobs who tragically passed away yesterday. The legacy he left was both huge and sterling. Apple computers lead the way in terms of new interface and new interaction with our technology. Among the greatest things that Jobs left to his company was the […]

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The going rate is 20 dollars a gram for marijuana in the Mid Atlantic United States. What if I told you that in the early 1900s you could have held several ounces of the plant for pennies? That’s right folks. It’s a pot blog. However without starting a referendum on who has the right to […]

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The Terrorists could black out cities. They could launch nuclear missiles in their silos! They could…shut down Facebook? In recent months Americans have been seeing this story develop on national news shows in the thirty to forty five second increments the major networks give to the short frill pieces that we all seem to care […]

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09/05/11 Mark Herbert Uncles, grandpas, and dads across the nation hold in the shadowboxes and atticked trunks of America some of the most dangerous weapons ever used in war. Neither their rifles, nor their knives hold that title but the flyers, booklets, and posters promoting both sides of the wars of the past. Propaganda has […]

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