Monthly Archives: November 2016

Insurance & Innovation

Car and home insurance is not the most exciting industry. It’s not exactly synonymous with innovation or technology. What people don’t realize is that insurance is a lot more “hip” than people think. Insurers are starting to use Social Media, digital advances, and Big Data to improve their top and bottom line. These trends have […]

Will technology replace teachers?

Many believe that in anywhere from 5-20 years our educational system will be completely overhauled due to technology. In the past few years there has already been a transformation from teachers being “content experts” to “content facilitator” because the information being taught in the classroom is now readily available everywhere. “We’re at the point where […]

Workout for Free!

I think I’ve tried at least 10 different workout apps in the past few months on my search for the best and most helpful app- it has not been an easy task. The workout app space has TONS of options to choose from, but so many of them are lacking features. Many cost money but […]

Facebook’s Foray (Back) Into China

Facebook and China certainly have an interesting relationship. After releasing a Chinese-language version of the platform in 2008, Facebook was banned by the Chinese government the very next year — in large part due to its role as a communication tool for anti-government protests. In its’ absence, homegrown platforms like Sina Weibo and WeChat have […]

Digital Get Down: Royalties, Technology, and the Changing Music Industry

The race for streaming service domination has been a hot topic in the music industry of late. Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Tidal, and even Amazon have been vying for streaming market share, and it remains unclear who will come out on top. Spotify is the current world leader, with 40 million of their 100 million users being […]

How Did Cyber Monday Even Happen?

Okay, well if you are like me, you don’t really have any idea what Cyber Monday really is or how this day came about. All I really know is I got AMAZING online deals with fabletics ( athleisure retailer), Bobbi Brown ( make up brand), and Uber ( I think we all know what Uber […]

The Ghost of Snapchat’s Past

The Headquarters of Snapchat Inc. sits between the shores of Venice Beach and Los Angeles’ bustling Pacific Ave. At the corner of Abbot Kinney and Venice Boulevards, one of the busiest intersections in the neighborhood, employees bike and skateboard to work. Despite looking like a laid-back beach shack, the company inside this building is one of the fastest […]

My Son’s First Word Was Alexa

No. Not really. But it was close. We’ve gone down Amazon’s IoT connected home rabbit hole and are loving it. Alexa joined our family about a year ago and since then she has transitioned from a decent enough speaker with an alarm feature to a single point of contact for much of our digital lives. […]

Can Trump Really Bring Back Manufacturing Jobs?

“I will bring jobs back from China. I will bring jobs back from Japan. I will bring jobs back from Mexico. I’m going to bring jobs back and I’ll start bringing them back very fast.” Throughout President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign, he repeatedly promised that he would bring back a host of manufacturing jobs back to […]

Digital Business and Travel

Italy has always been on my travel bucket list for many years. Recently, my boyfriend and I booked a trip to Italy in Spring 2016 as a graduation present for business school. While emailing countless people for hotel recommendations and sites to see, I began to think about how travel has changed recently, particularly through […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Digital Workforce

In June of 2015, Emily Concannon (BC ’15) and Professor Kane co-authored a blog detailing the expansive and progressive role that social media plays in incorporating more individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) into the workforce. This blog post outlines initiatives enacted by two large scale technology companies, Microsoft and SAP. In both cases, it is recognized […]

After the explosions, Split the cake.

In the aftermath of the craziness of black Friday, will focus on other kinds of events. Samsung has been in the news very often. First we saw how they presented the new version of his flagship line, then with horror we saw how this Titanic product, that some said it was the first ending punch […]

History Is Being Made Today

Cyber Monday: What Is It? For years and years and years, Black Friday which is always the day after Thanksgiving was the biggest shopping day of the year for Americans. Retailers give major discounts on their products and the consumers capitalize on it just in time to get their holiday shopping done. On November 28th, 2005 […]

Kobe Bryant’s Dominance…On Twitter?

    I needed to have my final post for this class (before the real final post of our last thoughts) be dedicated to a person I idolized from a very young age – Kobe Bryant. Kobe needs no introduction. But I’ll give him one anyways for those of you who don’t know. Kobe Bryant is not […]

The Other Black Friday: Online Poker’s Rise and Fall

This Thanksgiving, a relative informed me that they would like to make the majority of their income from poker. I bit my tongue and ventured to learn more. Though I’m still unconvinced that poker is a viable career for anyone who isn’t a math genius with an extraordinary capacity for emotional detachment, the conversation filled me in […]