Broadview Networks Top Tech Blog Award 2013

2013 Top Tech Blog Awards presented by Broadview Networks

Broadview Networks Top Tech Blog Award 2013Broadview Networks Top Tech Blog Award 2013 With such a vast amount of information readily available in today’s business world, it can be difficult to determine which content is worthwhile. Broadview Networks is seeking out the most relevant websites in the online technology, business innovation, and entrepreneurship communities. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive list, nominated by readers and staff, which will help our clients and partners glean the best technology and business advice on the web.

Broadview Networks is a leading business VoIP and cloud communication provider serving business customers since 1996. Broadview has built and operates its own advanced communications network and offers next-generation services including cloud-based phone systems, integrated networking services, and cloud-computing services. We are constantly seeking ways to be the best resource on business and technology news for our clients, partners, and readers – hence our award series for the best blogs on these topics!

Top Tech Blog Award 2013 Winners

We asked each of our winners to answer a few questions, below are their responses:

- How would you describe your blog to readers on our site?

- What technology or business innovation are you most excited about?

- How do you make sure you're on top of all the latest technology news and trends?

 

3rd Planet Techies

  1. 1. 3rd Planet Techies is a technology blog completely managed by well-groomed ICT experts from various fields such as computer engineers, SEO experts, website designing lords, and Networking experts. We handle full and in-dept. tutorials on website designing, website optimization, computer repair tips, I.T support and many tech related exposition.
  2. 2. As a tech enthusiastic I am always intrigued with the rapid development in web3.0 concepts, the craze for HTML5 & CSS3 perfection and the innovative stuff happening with the mobile computing industry as of 2013. The hope on Iwatch introduction is one of those innovation I love to see daily.
  3. 3. As a growing tech blog, we are not buoyant financially enough  to pay a lot of tech journalist to keep us updated with such updates, but since we already follow most of this tech giants both on twitter and newsletter sub, we can easily get a snap update on trends before it ever gets published on the web.

 

All Things Technology

  1. 1. Bookmarks of interesting technology news and trends.  This simply started as a way for me to bookmark technology news I wanted to save for later research.
  2. 2. Technology in the Health Care field, Ubunto, Mobile, Android, SAP. Home Technology, Software Development
  3. 3. I have aggregated over 50 technology sites where I post the most interesting ones focusing on trends and game changers.

 

Android Optimus Me P350

  1. 1. Provide latest tech news, tutorials, applications and much more for android devices

 

Barbara’s Blog

  1. 1. Barbara’s Blog contains “a wealth of information” gathered from my years of experience and expertise in small business, including taxes, legal and financial information, and other practical, small business-related news and tips.
  2. 2. Mobile technology and its ability to reach people anywhere at any time. My blog can be accessed from my mobile-configured website.
  3. 3. By maintaining an extensive pool of resources and a strong network of tech-savvy business owners.

 

Cloud Tweaks

  1. 1. CloudTweaks connects brands to an influential audience made of business owners and managers of growing businesses, entrepreneurs and early adopters. CloudTweaks readers are Savvy Technology Leaders and Business Decision Makers who are at the wheel of worldwide businesses and emerging companies.
  2. 2. Most interested in clean technologies with cloud computing and virtualization certainly being one of them. There is still work that needs to be done. However, moving away from the more robust Desktops to the lightweight Tablets and Portable devices is an excellent direction.
  3. 3. A few key areas. One which springs to mind is Events. This is a great way to network and interact with those in the same industry. The other is to really pay attention to both our readers and writers as many are at the center pulse of many of these events and provide a very high caliber of excellent insights and information surrounding cloud computing. This has allowed us to engage our fans and become leaders in cloud computing information over the last 5+ years.

 

Data Mining Research

  1. 1. Data mining is one of the most exciting field currently! The ability to leverage data for decision making is a must-have for data-driven companies. The blog covers anything related to data mining, analytics, machine learning and statistics. The blog focuses on applications, news, people, use cases, expert advices and trends, among others.
  2. 2. The data-driven culture is one of the most important innovation nowadays. Any serious company must use data mining concepts to improve its benefits, reduce costs, gain customers and decrease churn, for example. The current computing power allows data mining models to be built on huge data sets.
  3. 3. I keep up-to-date about data mining by attending conferences, meeting practitioners in the field and reading, reading, reading: books, research articles, case studies, white papers, blogs, etc.

 

Educational Technology Guy

  1. 1. Free resources for teachers, educational ideas and tips, educational topics, Personal Learning Networks, Project Based Learning, Google, Evernote, Discovery Education and more.
  2. 2. Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks are allowing schools to provide excellent systems and apps, along with devices, to students at very low cost.
  3. 3. I use Twitter, Google+ and Feedly to keep up with news, trends, and connect with others about technology and educational topics.

 

Entrepreneur Resources

  1. 1. Entrepreneur Resources is a PR-friendly blog written for current and aspiring business owners who do not have access to traditional business education.  They are passionate about creating successful companies and are looking for down-to-earth advice that they can immediately put to use in their businesses.  To help, Entrepreneur Resources provides video tips, resource links and articles on Sales & Marketing, Money & Finance, Technology and General Small Business.  We also profile successful entrepreneurs so that readers can learn from the experiences of others who have made it through the initial start-up challenges.
  2. 2. I am most excited by the advances in mobile technology.  On one small portable device, I can update my blog, play a game with a friend in another state, and set my DVR even if I am miles away from home.  It is interesting to see how we are slowly becoming untethered from our computers.
  3. 3. To stay on top of the latest tech trends I read other blogs, do periodic research through Google and make sure I follow those who report tech news on social media.

 

Entrepreneur’s Journey

  1. 1. Entrepreneurs-Journey.com is a blog aimed at those interested in Entrepreneurship, Internet Marketing, Selling Information Online, Blogging and Personal Development.
  2. 2. Mobile, in particular mobile magazines on the IOS platform.
  3. 3. I stay connected with people who like to play with all the latest apps and gadgets and use them as my news source.

 

Fabrice Grinda’s Blog

  1. 1. The musings of an entrepreneur. As a successful entrepreneur and angel investor, I share my thoughts on entrepreneurship, angel investing, economics as well as more frivolous topics like gadget, book and movie recommendations.
  2. 2. Productivity growth comes from the sum total of innovations. The industries that are finally ripe for disruption are health care (where diagnostics are about to become computerized), education (students will have bespoke lessons with continuous testing in a gamified environment) and manufacturing (where 3D printing and pre-sales on Kickstarter are democratizing the business). On a medium term horizon mind / machine interfaces should prove revolutionary. Likewise as solar reaches grid parity in the next 10-15 years we’ll see a massive shift away from carbon based energy sources.
  3. 3. As an angel I receive 70 decks per week and meet countless entrepreneurs which keeps me in the loop with regards to the latest trends. As an operator I also see the reaction of consumers to my website. Beyond that I read Techmeme, Techcrunch, Engadget, etc.

 

Fill The Funnel

  1. 1. Introducing our readers to innovative new business web tools without the bias of paid advertising from the web tools that are highlighted. You will not only learn about features and capabilities of new web tools as soon as they are available, but also how they can be applied to your business immediately.
  2. 2. iPads are changing business productivity in a major way and the most creative innovation is going on in this space.
  3. 3. I have developed a deep network of connections in the venture capital world, receiving early stage information to review and advise as to viability, performance and competitive viability. I enjoy a continuous stream of new web tools to evaluate and write about due to the tremendous response and following of Fill the Funnel site and my worldwide reputation as "The Web Tools Guy".

 

Get VoIP

  1. 1. The content output of our site is very versatile. We have a host of writers who vary in tonality and can account for different audiences. On the one hand there is a technicality and heft to some of the articles. Inversely, other articles have a more approachable tone that welcomes in new readers while also informing industry personal and experts.
  2. 2. The technology we're most excited about would be VoIP technology and related matters, for example, Cloud Computing, Mobile Applications/Device Functionality, and other technologies VoIP has bled into (Gaming, social media, etc.). For us, it’s exciting to see this one concept begin to spread and involve other areas.
  3. 3. Staying up to date is a very daunting task, but luckily we have a number of tools at our disposal. For example, we have accounts with various providers, which notify us of any releases or product/service updates, we have Google alerts and updates set for mobile devices, we also have filters for key terms, the list really stretches on. In staying up-to-date, we also have to stay true to our topics without impeding our integrity; therefore, we tend to be picky with what we choose to cover.


Global Small Business Blog

  1. 1. The definitive blog for entrepreneurs and small businesses interested in going global.
  2. 2. Global mobile payments (Clinkle, Stripe and Braintree, for example), the growth of e-commerce and eagerly awaiting the new Apple iWatch
  3. 3. I religiously read Zite, The Wall Street Journal (print), Flipboard, Wired and Quartz.

 

High Tech Dad

  1. 1. HighTechDad is a site that talks about the intersection between technology and the family. As technology, social networks, products and services evolve, there are some that work within the family dynamic and others that do not. HighTechDad takes a look at how technology, social media and other topics impact the family. HighTechDad, written by Michael Sheehan, is a collection of opinion articles, reviews, how-to's, car reviews, and parenting topics to help families be successful.
  2. 2. I have long been championing cloud computing ("the cloud") and firmly believe that it is a technology that will transform businesses and people. From hosting to online access of data and multimedia to innovative cloud-based software and services, cloud computing offer benefits that were previously unobtainable. Now, anybody with a web-browser can access the true power of cloud computing.
  3. 3. I follow technologist and technology sites via RSS and social media. Regular reading of industry publications online enables my education and learning which in turn allows me to educate my own audiences. I frequently do hands-on testing of products to ensure that I understand the latest cutting edge product, service or technology.

 

Infosys – InfyTalk

  1. 1. InfyTalk is an easy way for you to stay connected with all that’s happening at Infosys as we go about our business - building tomorrow’s enterprise. This is your go-to source - with videos, perspectives, executive standpoints and more - that tells everything you always wanted to learn about us. We invite you to comment, deliberate and engage in conversations with our leaders and thinkers.
  2. 2. Infosys is a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions. What drives us is our focus on helping our clients build their tomorrow’s enterprise. We are super excited to be helping clients in more than 30 countries to outperform the competition and stay ahead of the innovation curve.
  3. 3. In our endeavor to future proof the businesses of our clients, we at Infosys have identified seven key areas that are rapidly increasing in influence, and present great scope for IT-led innovations – Digital consumers; Emerging economies; Sustainable tomorrow; Smarter organizations; New commerce; Pervasive computing; and Healthcare economy. We believe that realizing the full potential of these drivers is important for tomorrow’s enterprise to forge ahead of its competition

 

Ingineering.IT

  1. 1. Analysis of IT trends at the intersection of Cloud Computing, DevOps/Agile/Lean, IT Transformation, and Design Thinking.
  2. 2. I'm excited about trends towards moving beyond silo'd approaches to IT, and beyond the separation of technical and non-technical concerns. If we are to make IT truly business-relevant, and an innovation driver instead of impediment, we need to shift our thinking from compartmentalized to holistic. I track and participate in the dialogue about how cloud, resilient system design, lean, service design, and design thinking all can contribute to this transition.
  3. 3. I engage deeply and regularly via twitter with other technology leaders. I read multiple technology blogs daily. I attend leading conferences such as Velocity and AWS:Reinvent. I participate in meetups on a variety of technical topics.

 

Jon Arnold’s Analyst 2.0 Blog

  1. 1. Independent analysis of the IP communications sector - VoIP, Mobile Broadband, IPTV, Unified Communications, Telepresence, Collaboration, Mashups, Web 2.0, Social Media, etc.
  2. 2. Voice analytics to capture more intelligence about communications with your customers and tie that into applications that improve business processes. Another emerging area is network security, specifically around the use of IP-based communications.
  3. 3. As an analyst, I try to stay engaged with the industry on a regular basis - participate in briefings, follow news portals, attend/speak at conferences, network with my peers, and stay connected with the media/PR community.

 

Lera Blog

  1. 1. Lera is a blog addressing a wide range of topics, worth mentioning: Business, Technology, Internet, Finance, Advertising and Marketing. The blog is particularly useful for people interested in business and information technology.
  2. 2. Personally, I am very interested in new technologies used for web applications (CSS 3.0, HTML5, Ajax, etc ...) and apps for mobile platforms (Android, IOS or Windows Phone). I am also interested in subjects such as SEO and personal improvement; in the past I wrote several articles covering these topics and I plan to write more soon.
  3. 3. By working with qualified sources and authors, I do my best to keep Lera Blog updated with fresh and quality information only. It proved to be a good point considering the actual Alexa traffic and Google PR. When updated with the latest news, a technology and business website not only becomes a reliable source but it also takes the advantage of returning visitors, in other words it gains online popularity. This is my philosophy.

 

Let’s Grow Leaders

  1. 1. Karin Hurt is an experienced executive leading in a Fortune 15 technology company. This community is a forum to support leaders cutting and edge leaders and those experiencing important "in betweens" (...new roles, organization layers, transformations, transitions, values clashes, and work & family).
  2. 2. I'm most excited about leadership and innovation in technology, particularly in the wireless space.
  3. 3. I stay in touch with technology through my day job, and through active involvement in the online community.

 

Marketers Studio

  1. 1. The blog is where I regularly explore how marketers are using digital media, what emerging trends matter most for marketers, and how to look past the hype and discover what new developments really mean for brands. This includes presentations, bylined articles in trades, and exclusive updates available only on the blog.
  2. 2. One of the most transformative and disruptive innovations is 3D printing, both with home printers starting to become more affordable and enterprise offerings becoming more robust. Marketers and product manufacturers are going to find major opportunities with new business models emerging, but there will be a slew of copyright issues that will have an adverse impact.
  3. 3. I read as much as I can, such as Advertising Age, TechCrunch, The Verge, Slate, and other outlets. I also try to learn by doing, trying out a range of software, hardware, and anything I can get my hands on. And then social media comes in handy, such as by following a slew of interesting people across networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

 

Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis

  1. 1. I focus on the global economy and everything that drives it: trends in interest rates, macro fundamentals, technology, monetary issues, housing, central bank policies, and politics
  2. 2. Robotics and the impact on the labor force and wages
  3. 3. I monitor various news sites and aggregators.  I also have the second or third most popular economic blog in the country with 1.2 to 2 million page hits a month. Many articles I discuss come from readers.

 

Peter Zubert’s SMB Tech Adventures

  1. 1. I have a passion for helping the SMB (Small and Medium Business) market place with technology, I’ve been doing it for over 10 years in the MN marketplace.  I invite readers to follow me as I share interesting articles, personal stories and opinions about how technology can impact the SMB.  I am a virtual CIO for several companies and can share my experience helping these businesses make the right moves with technology.  I also want to help readers sort out which technologies are important to pay attention to by sharing articles.
  2. 2. The innovation I am most excited about is Office 365.  This product is changing how my customers are working and impacting their ROI with regards to technology.  This product is making it easier for smaller businesses to afford having the best tools at their fingertips.  The product is bringing Email, File Sharing, DR, IM, Audio and Video conferencing all under one secure affordable umbrella.
  3. 3. I make sure I’m on top of the latest news by reading from several sources.  I start with Microsoft.  We are a Gold partner so I have access to the latest tools and software.  Veracity is progressive in our adoption of the new technologies and Microsoft provides excellent training opportunities.  I also regularly read CNET and Huffington Post Tech.

 

Plugged In Recruiter

  1. 1. Plugged In Recruiter publishes short articles on employer branding, social recruiting, and business best practices. The blog has been publishing regularly since May 2009, initially to educate people on the leadership development opportunities afforded by the new connectedness that is social media. I soon saw the business application to the recruiting industry and that's how the name came about: Plugged In Recruiter. The goal is to connect recruiters and staffing company executives with just enough technical information to entice them to dip their toes into the digital waters.
  2. 2. I created a blog post to answer all of your submitted questions. It's called Digital Pioneers Don't Use Old Maps To Get To New Destinations. Read.

 

Rabid Office Monkey

  1. 1. Rabid Office Monkey is a site focused on issues facing entrepreneurs, small business owners, managers, marketers, and others involved in small business. Our aim is to create a community of small business subject-matter experts and practitioners sharing news, tips, and advice.  We welcome guest blog posts that support the goals of this site and provide news, insights, and tips to our audience.
  2. 2. We are most excited about the growing number of technologies and technological improvements that make communication easier.  As a small business owner or freelancer, new technologies have been emerging over the past several years that allow you to compete with larger businesses.  VoIP, online conferencing, social media, video chat, etc., makes it easier than ever to connect and have a professional presence online and around the world.
  3. 3. Reading, reading, and more reading (and some watching of videos and webinars, too).  We both subscribe to several technology newsletters, and we are always attending webinars facilitated by and featuring technology and business thought leaders. We use a variety of social media platforms, too, to stay up on the latest news and trends -- StumbleUpon, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Quora are great resources for learning new things about what's going on in business and technology for business.

 

Retail Pro

  1. 1. Our blog is a compendium of useful, relevant and interesting information targeted at retailers, business partners, and general retail enthusiasts. We cover a variety of retail-relevant areas including technology, security, business intelligience, e-commerce and marketing, and including the latest industry trends and news for POS software and specialty retail. We pride ourselves in providing a source of useful, actionable information that educates our readers and impacts their decisions .
  2. 2. Adoption of mobile technology across the industry is by far the most exciting change, as it has reshaped expectations for usability, ease of deployment and constant data access.  At Retail Pro, we focus on giving retailers what they want, so this year's product releases boast new technologies that are light, flexible, data-friendly, and platform-agnostic, capable of running on virtually any device. Our mission is to deliver freedom to retailers, so that whether they prefer iOS, android or windows tablets, with our solution they can free themselves from the cash wrap and do more of what they do best - create great experiences, while selling to anyone, anywhere, from any device.
  3. 3. As a leading POS and retail management software provider, we consider it our responsibility to stay abreast of the latest technology news & trends. We make sure our team has access to the latest news and updates from a number of sources, particularly retail POS news, and encourage them to exchange their questions, views and opinions on the topics covered.

 

Robert and DPM

  1. 1. Robert and DPM is a blog devoted to give answers and information on how you can use SCDPM in a more broader way via cooperation of other System Center family members.
  2. 2. My passion in work is datacenter management and securing data made easier using System Center family members.
  3. 3. Close cooperation with the developers and Product Group Managers from Microsoft. Paying attention to the TechNet forums from Microsoft.

 

Small Biz Technology

  1. 1. Smallbiztechnology.com educates small business owners in how to leverage technology as a tool to grow their businesses!
  2. 2. I LOVE the world of online technology and wireless and mobile communication. Online tools let businesses connect fast, efficiently and easily. Wireless and mobile - let's us be productive anywhere and anytime.
  3. 3. Twitter and lots of inbound emails!

 

Start Up Professionals

  1. 1. Selected ideas and assistance to entrepreneurs and startup founders in finding business ideas, funding, executive mentoring, and business networking to incorporate a business, file patents, add an advisory board, and address operational issues.
  2. 2. I love them all, and I don’t have a favorite.
  3. 3. I read all the top blogs.


Tales from the Technoverse

  1. 1. Commentary on social networking, technology, movies, society, and random musings
  2. 2. The Internet of Things (continues the trends of the virtualization of everything and the ubiquity of the internet).

 

Tech Thoughts

  1. 1. Tech-Thoughts provides an analytical perspective of the mobile industry. Our focus remains on the competitive dynamics between leading mobile platforms and their impact on firms focusing on legacy technologies. Invariably, this implies that a lot of analysis revolves around the prospects of Google, Apple, Microsoft and hardware OEMs.
  2. 2. The obvious answer to this question is Google Glass. Glass is probably the first truly disruptive technology product since the original mobile phone. While this means that consumer adoption is likely to be slower than it was for smartphones, it is likely to revolutionize mobility. I find the privacy debate quite interesting as the arguments seem very similar to those made against the original Kodak camera.
  3. 3. In today's connected world, we have access to news at anytime and anyplace. I'm a pretty heavy user of news consumption apps like Pulse News and Google Currents. So I would say being a heavy smartphone/tablet user actually helps me keep up with all the news related to these topics.

 

TechEdified

  1. 1. TechEdified is a place where everyday people can come to learn how to better utilize technology to improve the quality of their lives. Posts give practical, easy-to-interpret advice on how to use the industry's best-in-breed products, all with a genial, humorous spin that attempts to make possibly intimidating material more accessible.
  2. 2. I am most excited about privacy and security solutions that will be developed in response to recent concerns over online surveillance. Bringing secure and convenient digital communication and online identity management to the masses has long been a difficult problem to solve, and I am curious to see what kinds of products will be created to assuage people's fears and restore their faith in the integrity of cloud computing.
  3. 3. I stay on top of the latest trends by being an inveterate consumer of all things tech. I have active profiles on the major social media networks (i.e., Twitter, Google+) where I follow and interact with many tech luminaries, professionals, and enthusiasts. Also, I ensure daily rounds to the vanguard of tech news aggregators (Techmeme, Hacker News, Reddit).

 

Text-Centric

  1. 1. Australia’s leading website copywriter offers a wealth of tips, tricks and tactics to get more enquiries and sales from your website. Includes free e-books and guides such as the Website Content Cheat-Sheet.
  2. 2. Right now I’m really excited about premium WordPress themes. They make it really easy to create a first class business website quickly and cheaply.
  3. 3. I use the Feedly RSS reader to read all my favourite technology and marketing blogs. It’s much easier to keep up to date when all the latest information is aggregated in one spot!

 

The Ink Blog

  1. 1. The Ink Blog provides tips, tools and technology for small business success. Key blog categories include: Social Media, Blogging, Great Tech Tools, How To..., SEO and Web Design. A recent article series features "Entrepreneurs in Action;" interviews with entrepreneurs from a broad array of business industries.
  2. 2. I am most excited about new entrants into the social media management field. Well established providers of social media management marketing tools are being challenged by new startups like Rignite.com that cater to solo-entrepreneurs and small business.
  3. 3. I subscribe to the top social media and Internet marketing blogs as well as Google's own search guru; Matt Cutts' blog. I have a hard copy subscription to The Website Magazine and attend regular webinars and podcasts such as Wordstream and Hanapin Marketing's for Pay Per Click (PPC) webinars, Cathy Demers' Business Success Cafe and Marlee Ward's Faith. Business. Fun. podcast.

 

The thoughtLEADERS Blog

  1. 1. Our blog offers practical & pithy articles on leadership, strategy, entrepreneurship/technology, social media, & communications.  We write about topics affecting people’s daily work and offer applicable, relevant tools for improving personal and business performance.  We deliver all of this via real-world stories and examples and add in a healthy dose of laughter via snarkiness and sarcasm.
  2. 2. I’m excited that businesses are finally understanding that social media isn’t scary – it’s simply a new form of media that they need to tie to existing business processes.  I always like to say “the tech is the easy part” meaning changing the business and pure operational execution are the big challenges.
  3. 3. I’m personally involved in several angel investing communities and groups, run a monthly startup pitch event attended by well over 100 people every month, and constantly read multiple technology-related sites/periodicals.

 

Thin Difference

  1. 1. Thin Difference is a community for exchanging ideas and insights across generations. Millennials are the new generation of leaders, and the future is bright with their talent and energy. When we share experiences, discover ageless principles, and lead with purpose, we realize that there is not a gap but a thin difference between generations.
  2. 2. Social collaboration is very exciting, both in technology and in what it means for innovation. There are platforms and tools available today. However, with more and more connections, the opportunity to streamline and enhance productivity in working collaboratively is just getting started. Social collaboration will help drive more organizational changes while bringing people together to achieve bigger things in shorter time periods.
  3. 3. Social media channels are the number one way to stay current on technology news and trends. Twitter is usually the first source to learn what is happening as well as unfolding trends. Today we are fortunate to have access to more diverse viewpoints and better analysis of what is ahead.

 

Tricks Tech

  1. 1. Tricks tech is a popular platform that covers topics like SEO, Android, iPhone, Gadgets, Business, Marketing, Tutorials, and useful Websites.
  2. 2. I am most excited about internet, gadgets and business. I love to learn & share information about online business,internet & latest technology.
  3. 3. I think our blog on top in latest technology & trend because of popularity, feedback, blog traffic and many things.

 

VoIP Watch

  1. 1. Established in 2003, VoIPWatch is the telecom industry's first choice for insight, perspective and opinion. VoIPWatch covers the top news in real time communications including voice, video and collaboration, the virtual workplace as well and mobile and travel related technology.
  2. 2. I'm most excited about the convergence of BYOD (bring your own device), cloud, mobile and apps and how it all impacts real time communications. This leads to new tablets and smartphones, apps and services, many which will be based on WebRTC and new audio and video codecs. From this the new services will change how and where we work, and how much faster we can complete the tasks.
  3. 3. I use a group of information aggregation tools, ranging from Twitter, to Google Alerts and services like MuckRack, LittleBird, BrookDaily, Percolate as well as some news sites that keep me apprised of what's new, trending and newsworthy.

 

What’s Next Blog

  1. 1. B.L. Ochman's What's Next Blog covers internet marketing strategy, technology, trends, news, and new media. Content includes Ochman's opinions on campaigns, apps, trends, and news, along with interviews, how-tos, and advice on achieving online success.
  2. 2. I am excited about Google Plus - which is the most advanced social media platform yet. Its integration with search, YouTube, and a huge community of smart people and forward-thinking brands makes it my concentration now. Google is making us an offer we can't refuse: ignore Google+ and Google search will ignore you. No business can afford to let that happen.
  3. 3. I read constantly: RSS feed, blogs, dead-tree media, technology sites. You name it, I read it!

 

Women 2.0 – Technology

  1. 1. Women 2.0 is a media company at the intersection of women, entrepreneurship and technology. We offer content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology.
  2. 2. It's hard to choose as, in the past decade, nearly every industry has been disrupted by technology startups, with major advancements in social networking, advertising, communications, gaming, retail, the automotive industry, and more. But consistent with our mission, we're particularly excited to see what happens when even more innovators are brought to the table, including increasing the participation of women in technology and entrepreneurship.
  3. 3. Two words: our community. They inspire and inform us at our events, and through their amazing guest posts, comments and feedback.

 

Xperience

  1. 1. A small group of dedicated journalists (hailing from places like BusinessWeek, New Scientist, Technology Review, and Bloomberg), passionate about the need for quality content in this digital age, founded Xconomy in 2007 to provide the local business community with thoughtful, in-depth coverage of high-tech innovation and entrepreneurship. Since 2007, Xconomy has expanded to eight technology hubs across the country and has launched Xperience, a consumer-oriented section focused on how technology is changing everyday life. Xperience articles reveal how Internet, mobile, and hardware technologies are giving consumers exciting new choices in markets such as education, healthcare, travel, fashion, food, fitness, and entertainment. Gadget and app reviews appear alongside thoughtful essays, profiles of game-changing companies, and the occasional offbeat or humorous story about technology’s impact on our culture.
  2. 2. We designed Xperience to help consumers learn about all the new technologies that are changing the way people live, so that they can choose the right tools for their own needs. So the innovations that excite us most are in areas like mobile health and fitness monitoring, where the power of microelectronics and sensors and wireless is being used to help consumers take care of themselves better, or online education, where video and new forms of interaction with instructors are opening up the world's knowledge to millions of people interested in lifelong learning.
  3. 3. Our editors have a passion for subjects they cover, leading them to dig deeper and explore topics thoroughly, leading to further breakthroughs. Additionally, throughout their years in the field, our editors have cultivated a tremendous network of contacts who keep them up-to-date on the latest developments in their fields. Likewise, we have over 300 Xconomists—an unrivaled group of leading technologists, scientists, and business innovators—who share their views and insights with readers, and, in some cases, serve as members of our editorial advisory boards.