Back to the floor for more CES 2011

19 02 2011
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With all that talk of conferences last week, we decided to head back to the CES  2011 footage to bring you the best consumer products.  Check out the SHOW PAGE for details about Tom’s interviews with some of the biggest names on the floor at this year’s show.  3D TVs – check. Connected appliances – check. A Watson of your very own – we are working on it.

We have some great shows coming up over the next month.  Tony Bradley and Gabe are slated to drop in before too long along with new guests and topics.

Listen to the show on 1100 KFNX’s website on Sunday at 5pm EST and 3pm MST.  Click the KFNX logo on the right to go to their site.  Check the SHOW PAGE early next week for the Week In Review links and commercial free podcast.

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Head west young consumer

10 02 2011
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Along with Interop and Contingency Planning & Management 2011 West in Vegas, we are also looking to the west for the frontier this week.  Not the one where little doggies get along, but the ever closer mobile customer movement.  Everyday people are added to the smartphone craze.  They turn on apps that know where they are, what they like …and present a growing opportunity to offer them deals. People are happy to tell you a $400 phone just saved them $.99 on a burrito. Good for them.

Josh Schiffman is on this week to prep business owners on what people are doing with those phones and connected devices, what they are looking for, and ways to identify if this is a strategy for your business to pursue.

Jump to the SHOW PAGE to find out more.  Listen on Sunday or get the podcast early next week with the Week In Review links

Have a great weekend!





All things must come to an end…

27 01 2011
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Unless you are talking about your inbox’s capacity.  You can either pay your email provider for more disk storage or incorporate the cloud into your file management strategy.  Sending emails with giant attachments gets old quick – and expensive if you are paying by the bit. Instead of ducking, put those attachments in the cloud.

Brian Curry from YouSendIt will help you corral your inbox quota using the cloud to get those attachments under control.  Find out more on the SHOW PAGE.  If you have an overloaded inbox, this is the show for you. We’ll also give you two great reasons to go to Vegas in May – Interop and CPM 2010 West.

If you use Gmail, your free producer tip of the week is to take Gmail’s priority inbox to the next step using the ‘Super Nick Email System’. Never look at an email more than twice again.





Wait. What Happened?

17 01 2011
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Tom went to CES is what happened.  While he was there, he battled a cold to travel into the deepest depths of the North and South Halls.  This week, we have our first show coming out of the event. Check out the SHOW PAGE for the entire scoop.

Where was the producer all weekend?  I spent the weekend at Nashville GiveCamp – an event sponsored by Microsoft.  Read more about that on the national GiveCamp site or the local site for the event I attended.

We are excited to have Gabe Goldberg back on January 23 to talk about ‘Buying Tech at the Sweet Spot’ – be sure to put that on your calendar.





Do you CES what we CES?

7 01 2011
I am staying here!!

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Each year the technology industry makes a pilgrimage to the desert.  The International Consumer Electronics Show is [insert a “doesn’t get any bigger than this”] metaphor.  Tom is on the floor as I type …or he is on a plane …I don’t handle that …anyway, Tom is at CES as far as you are concerned.

So, what are you going to do while I put together a great CES show?  Listen to a new Week in Review and and an encore presentation of our Contingency Planning & Management 2010 coverage. Find out more and get Week In Review links on the SHOW PAGE.

What’s coming up on TechTalk?
Jan 16 – ‘Overloaded Inbox? Try the cloud.’ with Brian Curry

Jan 23 – ‘Buying Technology at the Sweet Spot’ with Gabe Goldberg





Black-eyed peas to start the year off right

31 12 2010
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This week, we bring you our 2010 GovTech coverage after a new Week In Review that includes a CES Kick-Off with Robin Raskin – find out more on the SHOW PAGE.  It’s our first show of the year, but we have luck on our side.

Most people from the south just accept black-eyed peas will be there at some point on New Year’s Day.  It is supposed to be lucky.  Sounds like a wiley turn of the century marketer with too many beans and snake oil.  But if finding out historical what-nottery is your thing, there are some links below with plenty of people telling you how it really started (ie what each read on Wikipedia).  I am sticking with the wiley marketer.  I am not sure how it started, but I can’t argue with tradition – especially when said tradition includes hog jowl for flavor.  If you don’t know what a jowl is…you probably do not want to know.  What does all of this have to do with anything?  Nothing much.  It just looks better when the boss clicks through to make sure the website is being updated if there are more words.  So, let’s all just keep real quiet and keep reading…you’ll get your tech fix. And that’s how the first World War really started. Thanks, Grampa.

Since 1967, The Consumer Electronics Show has wowed us and showed us the technology we would covet over the next year.  The show started in New York but migrated to Las Vegas after a period of two shows per year – one in the east and one in the west.  With whirlwind product cycles, the Internet, virtual conferences and shrinking T&E budgets, CES has done quite well to keep attracting the crowds.  A few notable debuts at CES include the VCR in 1970, the Laserdisc in 1974 (yes, SEVENTY FOUR!), HDTV in 1998 and many more… including a 10 year anniversary of the Xbox’s 2001 debut. Happy Birthday, Xbox!

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Sleigh Bells & Puppy Dog Tails

24 12 2010
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Or something like that.  Pick your holiday cheer and be glad that TechTalk is here.

We are continuing our 2010 conference coverage with the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) from earlier in the year. We also want to be sure to thank our friends at 1-800-PREPARE.com for their help with our coverage.

Check out the SHOW PAGE to find out more about this week’s show and the FLASH organization.

Keeping it short this week.  Gotta help Santa pack the sleigh.  Have a wonderful rest of the holiday season and get ready for 2011…we sure are.

Thanks Zemanta for the pics and the stories!