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 […]