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The Internet of Things Demands That Customer Service Catch Up
Internet of Things

The Internet of Things Demands That Customer Service Catch Up

The winning companies will figure out how to deliver a seamless and exceptional experience that satisfies users -- before they even ask for it.
Jim Freeze
This Startup Wants to Bring Personal Breathalyzers to the Masses
Alcohol

This Startup Wants to Bring Personal Breathalyzers to the Masses

The BACtrack Vio is a keychain-sized breathalyzer alongside which users can track their intoxication levels via a smartphone app.
Geoff Weiss
The 5 Things You Must Know to Leverage the Future of Digital Marketing
Mobile Marketing

The 5 Things You Must Know to Leverage the Future of Digital Marketing

Smartphones and tablets are indispensable to consumers but many business have a learning curve to take advantage of the mobile bonanza.
Brett Relander
6 Ultra-Handy Tech Tools to Simplify Your Summertime Travels
Technology

6 Ultra-Handy Tech Tools to Simplify Your Summertime Travels

Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, these gadgets can help keep you on track, in touch and entertained across the miles.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Sotheby's Joins Up With eBay to Bring Rarefied Fine Art to Digital Masses
Ecommerce

Sotheby's Joins Up With eBay to Bring Rarefied Fine Art to Digital Masses

The move signals a democratization of the uber-elite art and collectibles market, as well as growing consumer confidence in online shopping.
Geoff Weiss
8 Ways to Break Bad Smartphone Habits
Lifestyle

8 Ways to Break Bad Smartphone Habits

If we're going to be on our phones all the time, it's time to ditch 'cell yell' and other annoying habits.
Jacqueline Whitmore
Soon, Applebee's May Be Asking You to Put Your Phone Away
Technology

Soon, Applebee's May Be Asking You to Put Your Phone Away

The casual-dining giant wants you to play and pay with its shiny, new tablets. Not yours, and specifically not on Tuesdays. Check, please.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
New Messaging App 'Tap' Aims to Be Even Simpler Than 'Yo'
Apps

New Messaging App 'Tap' Aims to Be Even Simpler Than 'Yo'

A decorated tech inventor enters the context-based messaging service market, claiming his app is four times faster than the viral messaging app Yo.
Catherine Clifford
Mobile Nation: Two-Thirds of Millennials Don't Have a Landline
Smartphones

Mobile Nation: Two-Thirds of Millennials Don't Have a Landline

A new government report shows that while four in 10 adults live in homes with only a wireless telephone, that number is much higher for younger adults.
Catherine Clifford
More People Want to Get Shocked Than Sit in Total Stillness for 15 Minutes
Technology

More People Want to Get Shocked Than Sit in Total Stillness for 15 Minutes

With our attention spans shorter than ever, a new study found that people are willing to go to shocking lengths to avoid sitting still.
Geoff Weiss
Why the TSA Now Wants You to Turn On Your Cell Phone Before Boarding
Travel

Why the TSA Now Wants You to Turn On Your Cell Phone Before Boarding

'Powerless devices will not be permitted onboard the aircraft,' the TSA said, in order to thwart bombs potentially concealed within handheld gadgets.
Geoff Weiss
Further Proof That a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
Design

Further Proof That a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

An app for marking up images streamlines a design firm's operations.
Jonathan Blum
Boston Installs Phone-Charging Solar Benches Across City Parks
Inventions

Boston Installs Phone-Charging Solar Benches Across City Parks

The Soofa not only charges devices on-the-go, but captures environmental data such as weather, noise levels, air quality and number of passersby per hour.
Geoff Weiss
Reading Rainbow Breaks Record for Most Backers on Kickstarter…and the Campaign Isn't Over Yet
Kickstarter

Reading Rainbow Breaks Record for Most Backers on Kickstarter…and the Campaign Isn't Over Yet

A good cause + nostalgia + that song = over 100,000 backers who have raised nearly $5 million dollars for the project on the platform so far.
Laura Entis