Spatial lights up your city’s map with all the hottest happenings

Spatial lights up your city’s map with all the hottest happenings

A data scientist and ethnographer joined forces to build a software product called Spatial, which adds a first-of-its-kind human-driven social layer to your average rendering of cities, streets, highways lakes and rivers. Pulling from 31 public socia...
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Where does the time go? Android app sorts out every minute

Where does the time go? Android app sorts out every minute

I don't know why I was surprised to hear that the app developer on the other end of my Skype call was 21 years old. This is 2016, after all. Still, how important is time management to a person just now able to have a beer? Well, I guess he showed me ...
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, August 26, 2016
REthink reconfigures commitment to broker lead management

REthink reconfigures commitment to broker lead management

One of the first solutions to leverage Salesforce's new Lightning Experience, REthink has reorchestrated how leads are assigned and managed. With multiple options designed around time-to-claim, round-robin models, custom rules and even a "free-for-al...
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Skyler360 helps real estate agents gauge buyer interest

Skyler360 helps real estate agents gauge buyer interest

Skyler360 is much more than auto-responders and recordings. The patent-pending technology is eerily close to artificial intelligence. ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, February 3, 2016
TopProducer CRM connects prospect data with business best practices

TopProducer CRM connects prospect data with business best practices

Most people would agree that the person who knows it all isn't that much fun to be around. And that's who I think of when initially describing TopProducer CRM (customer relationship manager). Whatever question you have about its capabilities, there's...
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Measure your mobile traffic

With all the news about Apple and Android making databases of your location, I figured it'd be a great week to look at a mobile-specific Web analytics tool: PercentMobile. Sure, most capable Web analytics packages do a good job of handling mob...
By Gahlord Dewald | Tuesday, May 3, 2011
A human touch for digitizing business cards

A human touch for digitizing business cards

Despite the promise of a paperless universe run entirely on mobile phones and laptops and tablets, the humble business card is still with us. When we're out in the real world, the fastest way to reliably get our contact information to another h...
By Gahlord Dewald | Tuesday, March 15, 2011
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Let others know where you go

Using digital tools to connect with real people in the real world is a useful tactic for expanding and increasing the strength of your social network. I got an early look at a Poig, an online social tool that helps with this. (Beta tool discla...
By Gahlord Dewald | Tuesday, October 5, 2010
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Share, search docs in the cloud

Back in January, in a column about tech tools to use for live events. I mentioned Evernote and said that I could write a whole column about it. This is that column. If you find yourself wanting to share documents, Web pages, photos, etc., with ...
By Gahlord Dewald | Tuesday, June 22, 2010
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Don’t abuse new social media tool

The potential for Flowtown.com to be used poorly is huge. It has automated "engagement" tools. It scoops up all sorts of social media connections. It's probably a stalker's dream come true. I'm going to talk about this tool anyway, though...
By Gahlord Dewald | Tuesday, April 6, 2010
A noise filter for online influence

A noise filter for online influence

Almost since Twitter was noticed by marketers there has been a fascination with comparing who has the most followers, and so on. The general logic in this is that the more followers one has, the more people they can influence. From there all sorts of...
By Gahlord Dewald | Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Steps to a better Web site

Steps to a better Web site

Real estate detail-view pages all look pretty much the same, don't they? A few photos, the details about the house ... maybe a map. Maybe the whole thing is well designed or just framed in without any design, straight from the feed provider (you k...
By Gahlord Dewald | Tuesday, November 24, 2009