Thursday, February 20, 2014

What is the future of technology?

With Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp for $19 Billion, I'm wondering is it the same old question about the technology or subscriber reach? WhatsApp definitely has the reach across the world with 450 million users but it also has the infrastructure in the application to use mobile broadband instead of fee-based telecom.

It's all about Telcom and who owns the pipe, always has been. But that got me thinking what about the future of technology? Why is Google and Apple all about the Robots and Artificial Intelligence? Anticipation of behavior? Modelling?

Ruven Cohen, Forbes Contributer, who I met a couple of times at SXSW really puts that question in a great framework. Read this article: What's Driving Google's Obsession with Artificial Intelligence and Robots

Ultimately, we want to be prepared to sell what people want in the future. The easiest and most intuitive way possible.

Friday, September 9, 2011

One Sheet is the coolest, quickest website maker for Bands. Period. is very cool. If you are a band, take one minute and setup your onesheet. Never has connecting all of your syndicated content, comings and goings, this and that been so easy. If you are not technically inclined, take 90 seconds and watch the video. You have to do this.

I have been a music lover, local band and venue supporter for years. I have a place for local bands and venues to add their upcoming events on Bands and venues can email me with the calendar they want access to and they can update.

Anyway, is supporting the bands. Very cool. Love love it.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Thumbtack is VERY COOL!

What a great way for a small business to think about how they are selling their business and get them to get organized online. I have never used a set of forms that are so intuitive and easy. I think this will catch on with the right partnerships! Count me in Thumbtack!

Love Thumbtack! Love it!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Game Salad is Cool - Make your own mobile app with free online software!

You can make IPhone, IPad, Mac and HTML5 games with GameSalad Creator. No coding it's drag and drop...aspiring or You have to have an Intel Mac / Mac OS X 10.6 but you can download the software for free from this very cool San Francisco company that has studios in Austin and LA.

I'll let you know when my game is ready to preview for

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Trading Flash for HTML5, JavaScript and CSS3 is Cool

It's about the mobile device, silly.

And, Flash is not accessible on most mobile devices. I can't stand going to a website through my Blackberry (my phone of choice) and the info is not there because it it is of Flash origin.

Don't get me wrong Flash is a great tool sites that need to run complex animations or web games. It's time to learn more about HTML5, Java and CSS3. Your website is going mobile...even though you don't know it yet.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Zamzar - Free Online File Conversion is COOL!

Tired of getting files you can't read and then having to ask someone to resend to you in a different format? Now all you have to do is go to and upload your file then check the format you'd rather it be in and then input your email where the converted file should be sent. Hell yeah! It's that easy!

Make a word doc a pdf. Make a WPS a word doc.... etc. Free Online File Conversion!

It's very cool.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mobile Marketing / SMS Text Messaging is very cool!

Interactive promotions are a part of the standard marketing that we are seeing more and more everyday. Mobile Marketing will help your clients find you!

Integrating text messaging “call-to-actions” into current advertising campaigns allows for instant consumer response. Tracking those responses allows you both to begin a conversation with the consumer and collect data to analytically interpret marketing campaigns.

You can setup a keyword on Shared Short Code or purchase a custom one (more expensive, of course). Target consumers simply text that keyword to the number/code to immediately subscribe and/or receive a coupon or any other marketing message in return. Customers can also go to your website and sign up to receive the "inside scoop" via text messages.

Bulk SMS Text Messaging includes:

· Subscription Lists– Build a targeted database of contacts, separated into as many groups as you wish.

· Instant Coupons & Auto-responder– Send discount codes, coupons and other information instantly when customers text in your keyword.

· Contests– Choose “lucky” winners at random for sweepstakes and other special offers.

· Voting & Trivia– Make your mobile marketing interactive! Find out your subscribers’ likes and dislikes, music preferences, and much more.

This is something we can help you with at Three Lakes Marketing Checkout
Give us a shout!