Author archive for Justin

  • Snapchat Introduces Discover: The Future of Media Consumption

    By Justin on January 27, 2015
    This morning Snapchat introduced a new feature, Discover, for its users, one that will significantly increase time spent within the app as well as give publishers more access to the millions of young Snapchatters. The new section features news articles and video clips from media partners such as ESPN, CNN, Vice & Cosmopolitan. In parallel to these new channels, brands […]
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  • The Evolution of Travel Technology

    By Justin on January 25, 2015
    On Friday, travel company Expedia agreed to acquire Travelocity for $280 million, adding another popular travel site under the Expedia brand portfolio, which includes Hotwire and Hotels.com. Before the acquisition, Expedia was already operating as the backend platform for Travelocity’s site, as well as managing the customer service program, leaving the importance of this acquisition not with the companies themselves, […]
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  • The Interconnectedness of the Mobile App Ecosystem:

    By Justin on January 23, 2015
    For every major category and interest, you can beat there’s a mobile app built around it or to service it. According to Nielsen, the average user engages with north of 25 different apps per month, spending over an entire day’s worth of time crushing candies, booking Ubers, posting Instagrams and Snapchatting selfies. While usage continues to rise and apps evolve […]
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  • Google Glass Use Cases in 2015: Focus on the Enterprise

    By Justin on January 13, 2015
    Nearly three years has passed since Project Glass, Google’s biggest wearable project, was announced to the public. Fast forward to the beginning of 2015 and consumer adoption for wearables, specifically Google Glass, hasn’t quite lived up to the hype. With a step price tag for consumers, Google Glass now looks towards business use cases for extended adoption, namely healthcare, travel and similar industries.
  • A Guide To A Mobile-Oriented New Year’s Resolution

    By Justin on January 10, 2015
    The digital health evolution will come in many forms over the next several years from new wearable technology to ingestible sensors that will help alter how we keep track of our own health. Some of these practices will take longer to develop than others, which leads us to some mobile applications that are presently helping folks make smarter, healthier decisions […]
  • What to Expect from Uber in 2015

    By Justin on January 8, 2015
    2014 was a year to remember for the Global Technology Platform, Uber. From a continued period of massive growth, both in terms of locations served and total users, to astronomical valuations, the company consistently turned heads. Uber also has its fair share of growing pains: multiple regulatory violations, amongst topics far more serious.
  • Next Steps for Digital Health

    By Justin on January 5, 2015
    During the last few days of December, Ginger.io, a mobile health analytics startup announced a new round of funding totaling $20 million. What’s more impressive than the fresh new capital is the potential that this group of MIT scientists and engineers brings to the world of big data trends in healthcare. For those that aren’t as familiar with Ginger.io, the […]
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  • What is Snapchat’s Business Model?

    By Justin on January 2, 2015
    Nearly a year ago, Snapchat reportedly declined an acquisition offer from Facebook that was north of $3 billion. Fast forward to the waning hours of 2014 and you can see why: a recent SEC filing shows the photo-sharing service raising a fresh new round of funds, valuing the company north of $10 billion. So what might we see in 2015?
  • Top Technology Trends of 2015:

    By Justin on January 1, 2015
    The Consumer Electronics Show (commonly known as CES) is a large jolt back for the tech industry after an eggnog-induced slumber that finished off 2014. This four day event will highlight new innovations across a myriad of categories: Communications, Gaming, Robotics, and Wearables, just to name a few. There will be north of 3,500 exhibitors showcasing 20,000+ product announcements for more than 40,000 attendees. It’s a frenzied four days to say the least.