Pros & Cons of Technology in Hiring

30 09 2012

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Monster, Jobster, LinkedIn oh my! Online resumes, and software to weed through them. How is all this technology affecting job searching? Is it all good, or is some of it bad? This week we have Mike Meikle to help us navigate through the pros and cons of technology in hiring.job hunting

Consulting veteran Mike Meikle navigates the turbulent and murky world of management and information technology consulting. As an entrepreneur who has run two consulting firms, Corporate Consigliere Mike Meikle provides strategic, technological and management solutions for his clients. Mr. Meikle has over fifteen years of experience within the public and private sector across multiple industries.

He has significant education and practical experience in strategic planning, risk, security, compliance and operations methodologies. Certifications he holds include Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Six Sigma Green Belt and a host of others. Mr. Meikle can be reached via his website at


High Frequecy Trading

23 09 2012


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What’s the cost of a nanosecond? For most of us in our everyday lives, its nothing. But to high frequency traders, it could mean thousands of dolllars. But why is this? And how did this happen? Joe Saluzzi is hear with us to talk about what high frequency trading is, and the negative impact it could have in the stock market.ADM8


Joseph Saluzzi is partner, co-founder and co-head of equity trading of Themis Trading LLC. He has extensive experience in equities trading and is an expert in electronic trading and market structure. Prior to Themis, he headed the team responsible for equity sales and trading for hedge fund accounts at Instinet Corporation for more than nine years.

Saluzzi has provided analysis to regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission and as a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s new Subcommittee on Automated and High Frequency Trading. He has appeared or been quoted on market structure issues by media outlets such as CBS’s 60 Minutes, BBC Radio, Bloomberg Television & Radio, CNBC, Fox Business, and many more.

Week In Review Links

  1. Brooklyn Startup Donates Old Phones to Charity
  2. Board of Elections in NY to Count Ballots Using Computers
  3. Cablevision develops ‘virtual communal television viewing’ technology
  4. HTC unveils two new Windows Phones
  5. Apple’s iPhone 5 preorders topped 2M in 24 hours


The iPhone 5 and it’s Competition

16 09 2012

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The iPhone 5 has finally arrived, but this time, it has more competition. It a field where the smart phone playing field has been equalized, how does the 5 stack up to the competition. Guest regular Tony Bradley is with us this week to review whats new with the iPhone 5, and what the its competitors are doing as well.iphone 5 black & white models

Tony Bradley is a freelance tech writer, and author of the Net Work blog and column for PCWorld. He focuses on technology from a business perspective, and has established a reputation for being able to translate “tech speak” into plain English the rest of us can understand. Tony has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for seven consecutive years, and he is certified as a CISSP-ISSAP.

Week In Review Links

  1. NYPD Releases Social Media Guidelines
  2. NJ Brokerage Warns About High Frequency Trading
  3. Long Island Tech Incubator Now Accepting Applications
  4. Acer cancels smartphone launch with Alibaba at last minute
  5. Visual Studio 2012 bends to shifting IT landscape

Why so Curious? The Mars Rover Curiosity

9 09 2012

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The Mars rover Curiosity had an almost perfect landing on Mars recently, but now what? What is the Rover going to do up there all alone? What kinds of things is it looking for? So many questions, here at Tech Talk, we are the curious ones. And that is why we have invited Stephen Granade to come on the show and answer all of our questions.English: Artist's rendering of a Mars Explorat...

Dr. Stephen Granade is the Director of Projects for Advanced Optical Systems, a company specializing in robotic vision systems. While at AOS, Stephen’s been involved with helping the Space Shuttle dock automatically with the Hubble Space Telescope and inventing a way for robot helicopters to locate and pick up loads without a human at the controls. He received his PhD from Duke University, where he cooled atoms to nearly absolute zero using lasers.

Week In Review Links

  1. As a Taxi-Hailing App Comes to New York, Its Legality Is Questioned
  2. AT&T Spends $180M on NYS Connectivity Upgrades
  3. Etsy’s Community Has Already Sold More Than $500 Million This Year
  4. Motorola unveils three phones for Verizon Wireless
  5. Nokia shows off new Windows smartphones
  6. Oracle’s Java Patch Not Enough to Stop Hackers

Technology in Politics

2 09 2012

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Its that time of year again, election season. As we move closer and closer to that first Tuesday in November the candidates are doing more and more to win your vote. But how is technology playing a part in the election this year? Is social media becoming a big factor? Do candidates tweets’ matter? Join us as Tom discusses with Lee Boggs how Technology is playing a part in Politics.

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Lee Boggs is an instructor of political marketing in the Integrated Marketing Communications department at West Virginia University and is the media services manager for a municipality. He has a master’s degree in media management from the University of Missouri and a bachelor’s in political science from Lander University. Lee has assisted political candidates with website design, social media implementation, voter outreach, fundraising and online communications in various campaigns. He is currently managing the online presence for a state candidate.

Week In Review Links

  1. WSJ Will Offer Free NY Wi-Fi Hotspots
  2. NY Kickstarts Low-Income Community Projects
  3. Bitinstant to Launch Bitcoin as Debit Card
  4. Apple rejects Drones+, app to track U.S. drone strikes
  5. Driverless cars get a push from California legislators
  6. Parallels 8 retuned for Mountain Lion, Windows 8