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Why Was Google Interested in 100 Year Old Technology?

As readers of my blog already know, I resigned from IBM in 2000 to start a business around a concept I called “Wireless Interactive Radio,” or WIR. You can read the full story of my¬†entrepreneurial¬†venture in another post, but the basic idea of WIR was this: I’m driving down the road, hear something of interest on the radio, touch a button on my dashboard, and voila! A web link to that item (song,...

Five Ways Google Glass Will Transform the Tourism Industry

Google Glass, for those of you who don’t already know, is a mobile device worn like sunglasses that projects information on a small, transparent screen located in one’s peripheral field of vision. When paired with a smartphone via BlueTooth, Glass is capable of displaying a variety of information without the user ever taking the phone out of their purse or pocket. The device also has voice recognition...

The One Reason Tourism Apps Fail

When the Guide Dog Bites He came to see the famous Rembrandt painting “The Return of the Prodigal Son” on exhibition at one of the best museums in the world, The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. All along his trip, his smartphone had been an invaluable aid, helping him to find and buy the best deals on airfare and hotel, alerting him to a last minute change in his flight, navigating him through an...

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