Commentary

Google is disrupting business as usual with its clever innovations. While the consumer may enjoy the new free tools that are simple and easy to use, businesses are being affected and need to plan accordingly. It's time to think about how you are going to...

The smell of armpits, dirty laundry, and soiled diapers are all now highly sought-after scents, as companies, pursuing smelly-branding have all lined up, excited for having exclusive rights to aromas which they can use to bring odor to their lifeless products, peachy-smelling-bras or chocolate-smelling-underpants and...

In the golden haze surrounding the mystic city of Tunisia, a small group of elite merchants of the information age will once again try to figure out the future of the Internet. The entire argument is over who will control the "naming system," the basic...

Poor Palm. As if it’s not already living in the long shadow of Apple, a company that long-ago abandoned the handheld market yet still manages to dance in the spotlight of the mobile device market, Palm picked Oct. 12 to announce what could well be...

If my mom designed a computer, it would say please and thank you. It would wake up before I do and be ready for the day and have my day organized when I logged on. Though my mom’s well into her senior years, she’s still...

Funny thing about technology assimilation. It almost never occurs prior to the actual rollout of new technology. Users will invent uses we never imagined or intended for our technology creations. So, technology almost never arrives in its final form. ...

A funny thing happened on the way to pick up a pizza the other night. I ran into Doug Rowan, who I’d first met when he was CEO of Corbis, the massive digital image library. Doug is now the CEO of ZoomAlbum,...

It is happening right now. Media executives, mostly in denial, are shunning the subject. Smart ones are coming up with well-branded 24/7 web-based news sites and general broadcasts. This is a revolution, and the entire model is about to be changed....

On October 11, 2005, both the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") and the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General ("OIG") published separate, but parallel, proposed rules to advance the goal of widespread adoption of electronic health records technologies by hospitals, physicians,...