Facebook, Twitter and Groupon: The Next Economy or the Next Tech Bubble?

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Discussion: Beverly Macy, technology writer and author of The Power of Real-Time Social Media Marketing, discusses the rise of social media and whether it’s a mainstream, revenue-generating business or the next dot.com crash.  While companies like Facebook and Groupon are indeed making money, what’s concerning is the amount of money chasing the next big thing… Read more »

How 2010 tech changed retail forever

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Discussion: Long gone are the days when consumers crawled through newspaper ads and trekked to brick and mortar stores.  Through the power of the web, smartphone, and tablet, the American shopping experience has been forever changed.  Consumer online spending is up 12% from last year, and Black Friday online sales accounted for 34% of all… Read more »