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Is mobile technology your Dominatrix or is it a Pest?
Short version of presentation I made at the M3 Mobile conference. If you'd like to see the full presentation or have access to the data, pls follow us @Humanso
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watched this again last night. this time w/ my 8 year old. she. was. hysterical. so different watching this with her. :)
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love that this was before the web was full of a bunch of really manufactured crap...including these guys' follow-up videos...
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turning over rocks at Carkeek park.
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Disappointing.

First of all, we LOVE Target. Our kids love Target. We spend a disproportionate amount of our income there - when we used to live in Minneapolis and even now, given that we live in Seattle (where there are far fewer Targets here). For us, it's way better than the haphazard running around we would do if there were no Target.

We also LOVE Amazon. We have Prime. Our kids love Amazon. Maybe more than Target, maybe not.

We get ideas about what we need and want anywhere and everywhere. And then we buy stuff where and when it makes sense - how important is it for us to have right now vs. at the lowest price. How hard do we want to work for it? shop around? How particular are we about getting exactly what we think we want?

Most of the time this takes place in an instant - maybe a quick conversation or email exchange. If we're standing in a Target, it probably wins. If we're at home in our pj's, Amazon probably wins. And a lot of time, we think about it some more and pass.

My son turned 7 this month and he wanted a remote control helicopter. We shopped around a bit, got some ideas and then went online to check some more options that the few we saw in stores. Amazon had the best selection and useful reviews and we could have it in a couple of days. Check. Done.

I noticed this past weekend that Target had a whole wall of R/C helicopters that I never noticed before. Were they better than Amazon. Don't know. Were they there when we needed a helicopter? Not sure, but probably not. Were there reviews of the helicopters they were selling that were easy to get? Not likely.

I get that Target wants to (needs to) grow. I am disappointed that they think they need to blame the big, bad Internet and Amazon in particular. That they need an enemy #1. That they can't figure out a way to embrace consumers like us and to meet our needs better than they are already doing now.

Target - figure out how to make your brand top of mind when I've got a web browser open or when I go to Google. Figure out how to make buying from you as convenient as it is for us when we buy from Amazon. Figure out how to sell us our next TV, if you're lucky enough to have us in your aisles when we're thinking about it, or, when we're on Google wondering which one to buy and where to buy. (Incidentally, we bought our last one at a WalMart store after having done some research online and then deciding we'd rather go into a store and get it).





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In an effort to thwart showrooming, in which shoppers look at merchandise in stores but buy online at lower prices, Target Corp. sent a letter to suppliers suggesting that they create special products...
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fitting on so many levels...
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so where does one get their survival gear ...? :-)
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i can't decide if i've been enlightened.
The discussion is already nearly five years old, and yet the vacancy in the public conscience persists as if something big had collapsed just last week. Microsoft is no longer the dominating, polarizing force that it was in the previous decade. The mindset of the company that once preached to its employees, "Every line of code that is written to our standards is a small victory; every line of code that is written to any other standard, is a small...
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Dynamic domestic players and focused multinationals are helping China churn out a growing number of innovative products and services. Intensifying competition lies ahead; here’s a road map for navigat...
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funny. thanks mr. brown.
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fun stuff.
This is a cool mashup of geek tech right here. I would bet that many of you have looked at the smallish screen on your smartphone before, and though it would be
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yummy. already good value. with this, even better!
Authentic Korean eatery. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bulgogi, Kalbi ribs, seafood and more. Featured in The Seattle Times and Seattle Met Magazine.
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overly analytic curiousity seeker. armchair cultural anthropolgist. data finder. problem solver. gadget geek. dad.
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overly analytic curiousity seeker. armchair cultural anthropolgist. problem solver. data digger.  gadget geek. dad.
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  • Washington University in St. Louis
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  • University of Pennsylvania
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  • roosevelt high school
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