Author Archives: mmerckbc

One Last Thing…

How is it that next week will be our last IS6621 class?! I can’t tell if it has to do with my impending graduation or this class in particular, but this semester seemed to fly by. Being the sentimental person I am, I took this opportunity to reflect on a couple of things about this […]

Pandora, you still there?

Spotify just went public, Apple Music just surpassed 40 million paid users, and Pandora is… well… what exactly is Pandora up to these days? Turns out Pandora is actually taking some steps to bring itself back from the brink of extinction. Question is, will they be enough? The past few years haven’t been easy for […]

Saving With The Help Of My Smartphone

In just a few short months, I’ll be making the shift from full-time student to working professional. While there will be many things I miss about the college experience and BC, I’m ready to get out of the classroom and start a new chapter of my life. As I prepare to make some big changes […]

Competiton Among Shopping Discovery Apps

A few weeks ago, I presented in class on the topic of LiketoKnow.it, a shopping discovery app that launched last year. After fielding some of your questions as well as reading my presentation feedback, I decided to follow up with a post that delves a little bit more into the landscape in which LiketoKnow.it competes. […]

How Target is rethinking the #TargetRun

This past weekend, I made a #TargetRun to the Target in Fenway. It. Was. Awesome. Call me basic, but I love Target and since they have almost everything a college kid could need, it’s never hard to find an excuse to go. I know that I am not the only one out there with a […]

Bitmoji: A Digital Expression of Yourself

If there’s one thing I love more than emojis, it’s Bitmojis. Scroll through any of my recent text messages and you’ll find that I use them excessively frequently in conversations with friends and family. Fortunately, though, it doesn’t seem like I’m the only one. Even my Facebook-less dad has gotten on the Bitmoji train. For […]

Thoughts From a #IS6621 Newbie

I’d like to say that I’m not one of those people who obsess over Instagram ‘likes’ and comments or someone who doesn’t automatically pick up their phone whenever it beeps. But I am. In fact, I get far more excitement from seeing the ‘like’ notifications appear than I’d like to admit. As a Millennial, social […]