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Tinder is the Embarrassing Data Breach Waiting to Happen

Data breaches and digital security issues have made buzz-worthy news stories for years now. Once they're announced publicly, new information always seems to rise to the surface, prolonging their newsworthiness for years. Yahoo has released new information on their...

How to Avoid Scams on Kickstarter

Over $3.2 billion dollars has been successfully raised by projects on Kickstarter since it was founded almost a decade ago. Pretty impressive. Millions of those dollars have gone into the pockets of scam artists around the world. Less impressive. I’ve previously told...

Please Instagram, Don’t Make a Shopping App

As Instagram surpasses its parent company Facebook in popularity, there's been a renewed interest to create additional channels for future monetization. With the amount of success influencers and brands have had on the platform, compared to other social media...

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Four Things Managers Can Learn from Alex Cora

As a Boston area native and Red Sox fan, winning the 2018 World Series in four games was a joyous relief. With first year manager Alex Cora leading the team, the only thing that surprised me more than the near sweep of the series was how he has carried himself and...

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Please Instagram, Don’t Make a Shopping App

As Instagram surpasses its parent company Facebook in popularity, there's been a renewed interest to create additional channels for future monetization. With the amount of success influencers and brands have had on the platform, compared to other social media...

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The Amazon Gas Station Experience

Gas and travel are the only trillion dollar markets that Amazon isn’t involved in yet. With their determination to disrupt these industries, it’s only a matter of time before your day looks something like this… It’s that time of the week again. The gas light dings on...

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My Internal Conflict with Spotify

Fifty-two percent of young adults in the United States use Spotify on a weekly basis, myself included. But over the past year I have felt a growing internal conflict with using Spotify knowing how little the artists I support get paid. My internal conflict with...

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How to Avoid Scams on Kickstarter

Over $3.2 billion dollars has been successfully raised by projects on Kickstarter since it was founded almost a decade ago. Pretty impressive. Millions of those dollars have gone into the pockets of scam artists around the world. Less impressive. I’ve previously told...

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The eCommerce Wars and the Dangers for Consumers

I start every morning reading through the Google News tech and business sections, and every morning there's a new story about something Amazon/Walmart/Target/etc. Is doing to "win" the eCommerce War. Acquisitions, same day delivery, and new merchandising programs...

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Wayfair to Bring WayMore Content to Product Pages

Wayfair, one of the world's largest online destinations for the home, is finally expanding a much-awaited program to bring richer content to the products on their site. The Wayfair WayMore Premium Product Content initiative was unveiled earlier this year with the...

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Is “Going Online” the Solution for Benny’s?

When Benny's announced their closing earlier this year, people throughout south-east New England were shocked. A staple for automotive parts, household goods, and toys the family-owned discount chain is closing all 35 stores by the end of 2017. The prototypical...

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Tinder is the Embarrassing Data Breach Waiting to Happen

Data breaches and digital security issues have made buzz-worthy news stories for years now. Once they're announced publicly, new information always seems to rise to the surface, prolonging their newsworthiness for years. Yahoo has released new information on their...

read more