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Facebook Rebrands to FACEBOOK. This Is Not A Joke.

Facebook has just rebranded. The company formerly known as Facebook will now be known as FACEBOOK. Because, you know … reasons. Get the full story in my post at Forbes …

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Apple Commits $2.5 Billion For Affordable Housing In California, Only $50 Million For Homeless

Apple is committing $2.5 billion in funding for affordable housing in California in partnership with the state government and California governor Gavin Newsom. $2 billion of it is repayable investments that, when repaid, will be re-invested in unspecified “future projects.” Only $50 million is going directly to initiatives directly impacting currently homeless people in the state. About 130,000

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Fitbit

Google Buys FitBit For $2.1 Billion. Now Apple Has Real Competition In Wearable Tech.

Apple owns almost half of the global market for smartwatches by unit volume and much more than that by revenue share, and the division that reports Apple Watch revenue grew more than 50% this quarter, closing the last 12 months with over $17 billion in revenue. Now Apple will have real competition. Get the full story in my post

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apple products

iPhone Prices Are Down 10%. That Opens A $133 Billion Opportunity For Apple

Barclays analyst Tim Long is worried about Apple, sayingthat the average selling price of iPhones is dropping. However, that’s entirely in line with Apple’s strategy of increasing services revenue, and opens up a $133 billion opportunity for the company. And a subscription service is an annual opportunity . . . which doesn’t require shipping new hardware.

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IoT

Particle Raises $40 Million To Make IoT Easy, Connect The Next 15 Billion Devices, And Maybe Even Fix California’s Fires

IoT platform Particle has raised a $40 million series C round of venture capital to make the consumer and enterprise Internet of Things easy. So easy that one customer, Jacuzzi, brought a smart, connected hot tub from napkin drawing to market in less than six months. “We offer a fully-integrated approach that allows companies to deliver an

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Modern app install attribution: What attribution looks like for 2020

So you have a mobile attribution provider. So your attribution provider tells you where your installs come from. So your attribution provider has a fraud prevention solution. How is this going to help you out-grow your competition? Your competition is marketing scientifically. Your competition saves six figures monthly thanks to deterministic fraud prevention. Your competition uses custom dimensions to

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what I do ...

live social, webinars

I speak on research, mobile, AR/MR/VR, futuretech, IoT, blockchain.

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marketing & martech

I help CMOs with strategy, positioning, martech, and designing for growth.

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speaking

I deliver compelling messages in memorable ways at live events.

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research & writing

I help brands uncover insights in data … and share them in compelling stories.

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PR

I help startups say meaningful things that get heard.

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consulting

I help tech companies build data-driven research practices that drive effective content marketing.

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what people say about me ...

You are an incredibly talented journalist and panel moderator. I’ve always enjoyed working with you.

( Robert Brennan Hart, CEO, Canadian Cloud Council )

John provided great inspiration to our team ... his ability to talk about the future as if it was now challenged our team to think innovatively."

( Kurt Pregler, CIO, TransLink )

"I really enjoy working with John."

( Gadi Eliashiv, CEO, Singular )

"John is an engaging and charismatic speaker who delivers content that even the most successful app entrepreneurs can use."

( Steve Young, CEO, AppMasters )

"John is the type of person who finds a way to turn a can't into a can. He has tremendous energy and passion in helping others solve problems."

( Brad Kuik, President, K2 Performance Management )

"It has always been a pleasure to work with John. I can not remember a meeting with him where his trademarked laugh was not to be heard."

( Arie Veenendaal, Owner, KiK Associates )

"He really understood our brand and strategy as our business partner ..."

( Jieun Kim, Manager - Product Development, Disney )

"John is smart, business savvy, tech savvy, and has an inherent sense of social media that just blows me away."

( Aaron Hilton, President, Steampunk Digital )

"Extremely innovative and well read on the latest and greatest internet and mobile technologies ..."

( Angela Robert, cofounder and CEO of Conquer Mobile )

"Equally adept on both the strategic and tactical levels, which is rare."

( Nicolas Gaudreau, CMO at Groupe Dynamite )

"John is the "ne plus ultra" - the real deal of old-school journalism combined with a keenly analytical mind as well an encyclopedic knowledge of industry information."

( Jonathan Hirshon, Principal, Horizon Communications )

"His depth of vision for the mobile tech landscape is, I think, quite unparalleled by anyone else I've worked with."

( Scott Valentine, marketer, communications strategist, writer )

"He consistently produced awesome content (reports, articles, live presentations, webinars) leading to millions in new revenue."

( Aaron Golden, founder and CEO, Troospot )

"A lucid thinker and inspiring presenter ..."

( Georg Greve, CEO and President, Kolab Systems )

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