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Foursquare Introduces Post Checkin Retargeting


Leaked deck of foursquare looking at using retargeting advertising as a way to monetize their platform.

Foursquare’s Plan to Woo Advertisers

Internet Week Europe: Mobile Is the New Cigarette by #SayMobile

Last night I attended SayMobile’s event, Mobile Is the New Cigarette. The panel included:

Stuart Miles, CEO & Founder of tech site Pocket-lint.com
Mark Earls, author and leading thinker on brands and behaviour
Doug Grinspan, Mobile Publisher at Say Media

The speakers mused on mobile, social habits and where we’ve come from and where we can go with mobile. I’m going to another mobile event tonight, however, I wanted to post some of my favorite quotes and thoughts from last night.

Lets look at the role phones play in our lives within your community. The future is buttonless. by Doug Grinspan

I don’t know if we will have a Minority Report type of future but we should understand how mobile is used by our customers and the people they interacte with. Parents use their mobile device as much as their young kids who now know how to turn on and work a smartphone/tablet.

When getting at addiction. Look at the social patterns, do they go back to old social habits. by Mark Earls

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99% Conference 2012 Wrap Up

After my inaugural attendance of the 99% Conference last year. I was super excited for my second year. It’s a new conference and one that’s getting better with each year after launching in 2009. I’m  trying to vote with my time & money and how I give back to my communities. The line up of speakers this year was phenomenal:

I’m happy again to share with you the talks that I loved. The ones that left me thinking about how I work and the small changes I can make that will have an (a huge) impact on my work. This conference is about helping you make your ideas a reality and not giving you more.

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Tony Schwartz: The Myths Of The Overworked Creative

This year I had the pleasure of attending the 99% Conference. I missed out last year and swore not to let it happen this year. Even if that meant buying a ticket 5 months in advance. This year tickets sold out in July for next May 2012, which I’m looking forward to even more. Check out my Favorite talk from this year as well as why the conference happens.

It’s time to stop dreaming and start doing.

We all have projects we’ve been meaning to complete – the start of a novel in a desk drawer, a new business idea we haven’t done anything about. When inspiration strikes, ideas flow freely. But seeing those ideas through to completion is another thing entirely.

As Thomas Edison famously said, “Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.” The goal of the 99% Conference is to shift the focus from idea generation to idea execution – providing road-tested insights on how to make your ideas happen. We don’t want to give you more ideas, we want to empower you to make good on the ones you’ve got.

Update Great piece by Tony in Harvard Business Review: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less

Talk To Me

A cool gaming event happening at the MoMA and a fun read for a long weekend in Canada.

Kill Screen teamed up with a handful of developers, several sponsors, and New York City’s Museum of Modern Art to celebrate “Talk To Me,” an exhibit at the MoMA focusing on “Design and the communication between people and objects.