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David Burt and John Koetsier

Bermuda Premier David Burt On Stablecoins, Crypto, Blockchain ID, Libra, Big Tech, And Privacy

Look at news on blockchain, crypto, and distributed ledger news for just a few days, and a couple of countries begin to stand out. Bermuda and Malta, among others, have been leaders in building regulatory environments that encourage blockchain innovation and investment. The U.S., by contrast, has been lagging badly. This week Tech Beach Retreat has been holding “Fintech Innovation

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Apple Arcade games

Apple Arcade: The ‘Boutique’ Of Mobile Games, But Ongoing Innovation Is An Issue

Apple unveiled Arcade, a $5/month subscription for mobile games, just over a month ago. We’ve now had some time to evaluate what it looks like, how it operates, and what impact it may have on mobile, mobile gaming, and innovation in the casual games space. And we’ve seen how Google has jumped in with a similar model. There’s

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radar

Google’s New Pixel 4 Phones Come With Radar (In Fact, Two Radars)

So much for “talk to the hand.” Now, it’s talk with the hand. Google released its new Pixel 4 phones today, and yes: they come with upgraded cameras, new colors, new designs, and smoother-scrolling 90Hz screen refresh rates.  But all of that is evolution, not revolution. Talking with your hand, on the other hand (sorry!), that’s fairly new for mainstream smartphones (Samsung

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china cash

Apple’s China Risk: $43 Billion

Doing the right thing can be expensive. And not only for the NBA. Last quarter Apple sold $9 billion dollars worth of iPhones, accessories, and services in China, down from $10.2 billion in Q2 and $13.2 billion in Q1. For the whole year, assuming it sells about $10 billion in the current quarter, Apple will pull in a Delta

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Mobile ad monetization: Analyzing true ROI by tying in ad revenue

Can accounting for ad monetization revenue in your user acquisition ROI analysis help your app business grow smarter and faster? According to Singular Product Manager Lisi Gardiner … yes, it can! It’s not shocking to most in mobile that ad monetization is growing fast. In fact, App Annie says that 60% more apps will build

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Internet advertising growth is slowing. Here’s what’s changing … and why

Read this sentence slowly: pre-movie ads at the theater will grow faster than internet advertising next year. You got that right. Ads shown for 10-20 minutes to a paying audience waiting for the real show to start will grow faster than the fastest, most modern, most digital advertising ecosystem ever created. The most annoying part of going

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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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