“Fail fast” ...And cheaply. Among all the companies we visited on our action-packed Trek to New York City, this was a common theme every company touched upon in some way. To be adaptable, react to shortcomings, and pivot accordingly is something all companies, of all sizes, have had to deal with. An analogy that struck me … Continue reading Failures, Facts, and Fast Walking: TechTrek East 2018
The fitness industry has been preparing for its next newest consumer base: millennials. With so much information on the benefits of wellness and exercise, the industry is expanding in many ways. Fitness apps and in-home workouts are becoming more popular, and because of this trend, traditional gyms must adapt to incorporate technology and encourage people … Continue reading How Will You Stay Fit?
Introduction The music industry has changed dramatically during the last twenty years. When reading Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs this summer, I looked behind the scenes at the creation and expansion of iTunes, Apple’s online music store that began the music industry upheaval. It’s crazy to think that iTunes was released only seventeen years ago in … Continue reading Spotify, Tencent, and the Sirius Music Industry Revolution
Facebook has been struggling to regain its reputation after the Cambridge Analytica data scandal and it hasn’t been an easy recovery road so far. Have you noticed that you’ve been logged out of your Facebook account? This is because the giant social network discovered evidence of a security breach on Sept. 25, which impacted almost … Continue reading Did Facebook Log You Out Recently?
The Cost of a Tweet In the wake of the recent settlement between the SEC and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, there have been many jokes made about the cost of a tweet. For Musk, those 61 characters cost $20 million, or $327,869 per character (including spaces). This particular case, and the subsequent fine, likely has … Continue reading The Power of Twitter
After our blockchain discussion last Wednesday, I became interested in learning more about how blockchain is used in industries other than financial services. This past summer I worked as an Intellectual Property intern at Mintz—a Boston law firm. The majority of the work I performed was administrative, and Wednesday’s discussion made me wonder whether blockchain … Continue reading Blockchain in the Legal Industry
Last year in my Perspectives On Management class, Bill Clerico, co-founder of WePay, said physical payments will soon become obsolete and that at some point, people won't have to carry around credit cards or cash with them. He stated that it is still barbaric that in restaurants people give a waiter or waitress their credit … Continue reading Apple Pay, Tokens, and Payment Security