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Why Jeff Bezos Bought the Washington Post

August 7, 2013

With all the speculation flying around about yesterday’s announcement, I’d thought I’d add a take from the Modus perspective on what may be motivating Mr. Bezos. Just because the light is shining on the theory that this is a ego/hubris play for Bezos, doesn’t mean that’s where you should be looking. There are three key…

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Google Announces JSON-LD Compliance at Google I/O

May 21, 2013

Google announced JSON-LD compliance for Schemas in their web apps, particularly for GMail, Google Search, and Google Now. The ramifications for JSON-LD across all of Google and other Internet sites, should Schemas and JSON- LD come into wide use are considerable. Native applications, such as Apple Mail, could also benefit if they add support for…

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Facebook Mobile DevCon 2013

April 19, 2013

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending the Facebook Mobile DevCon in New York City. This event promoted Facebook’s recent Native App SDK releases for native devices. The overall themes were to promote discovery and increase user engagement of your app. Here are some takeaways: Facebook wants to be the one and only social platform…

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5 Startup Lessons Learned from Call of Duty

March 5, 2013

Playing XBox Live allows our distributed team to connect on a personal level and decompress. As our COD gameplay has improved, we’ve noticed that breakaway players have developed ‘cash management’ and ‘juggernaut’ strategies that allow for survival in to upper waves. From here, clear parallels into our own strategic planning conversations evolved. 1 – Know…

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UXCamp Redux: Business of UX Preso

March 4, 2013

I had the pleasure of doing a ‘lightning round’ version of my Business of UX presentation from UXCamp 2012 last week at the very cool nClud in DC. Checkout the presentation, and watch the video:

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The Novelty Era of Mobile is Officially Dead

January 24, 2013

Meet Your Phone Remember the early iPhone commercial where the user double taps the New York Times website to zoom in on a photo? This was perfectly acceptable in 2008. In 2013 it’s a groan engendering exercise to happen onto a website not formatted for mobile display. Double-tap and pinch to zoom interactions seemed groundbreaking…

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Make the Enterprise Mobile Pivot

January 18, 2013

Learn Internally and Scale Externally Don’t wait until Prom Night to learn how to dance. Transform your enterprise dev teams to extend their love of web-based apps into mobile-web. Enable them to prototype internally focused mobile productivity apps to delight their business counterparts as well as decision making executives. Show your CFO that in-house mobile…

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Getting the most out of the Lean Startup Machine Workshop

August 7, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed participating in this past weekend’s Lean Startup Machine held at The Fort. My presentation from Saturday morning was on Lean UX. It was my first time using the Reveal.JS so forgive some of my alignment snafu’s 🙂 For those that don’t know, The Lean Startup Machine descended on DC this past weekend…

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