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Publisher of tech newsletter, Augment Intelligence; Founder of ReadWrite.
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Author of Trackers: How Technology is helping us Monitor & Improve our Health. Available now on Amazon: http://ricm.ac/trackers/.

My background: I founded ReadWriteWeb (now ReadWrite) in April 2003, building the business into one of the leading technology blogs in the world. I sold the company to SAY Media in December 2011.

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In this week's Augment Intelligence newsletter, I explore the world of enterprise cybersecurity. I was surprised by the incredible innovation in this field, particularly in terms of data analysis. One of the companies I discuss is even being used by the LAPD and by counter-terrorism departments in the US government. I actually felt a little safer after researching this topic. Let me know what you think...
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140 character summary: The trend for enterprise security is more (devices, threats, …). My thesis: the most promising solutions are built on & for the Internet. In last week’s editi…
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When Beyoncé and then Radiohead "dropped" new albums recently, I thought it'd be a good opportunity to analyse how professional musicians are using the Internet these days to both promote and sell their music. I also checked out Chelsea Wolfe, James Blake, eskimeaux and (of course) Prince. Check it out and please share if you enjoy it, or think other creative types would appreciate the tips. #music #beyonce #radiohead

I send out posts like this every week in my email newsletter, Augment Intelligence. Subscribe here: http://eepurl.com/bLOD2r
What can Beyoncé, Radiohead, Chelsea Wolfe and James Blake teach us about how to use the Internet? Find out in this edition of the Augment Intelligence newsletter. This week I investigate how music…
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This week's Augment Intelligence newsletter addresses the mobile engagement crisis. DJ Khaled has the 🔑🔑🔑...

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Digital media usage continues to increase year-over-year and most of it is due to the smartphone. “Mobile now represents almost 2 out of 3 digital media minutes,” stated a recent comSco…
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You may not know what Snapchat is, but your child sure does! Here's how to keep them safe using it... #family #cybersecurity
140 character summary: Depending on the age of your children, the safety scale goes from parental control software to encouraging responsible use of social media. This is the third in a 3-part seri…
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Thank you everyone who has subscribed to my weekly newsletter, Augment Intelligence. This week a personal update and a couple of questions for you...
I’m getting married in a few days, so this week’s newsletter is different from the norm and a day early. Fact is, I’m too distracted to delve into a technology topic. So instead I…
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My Augment Intelligence newsletter #6 just went out. This week I delve into the state of #podcasting and where the opportunities are. Subscribe here for the weekly newsletter in your inbox: http://eepurl.com/bLOD2r 
Podcasts are to radio what blogs are to newspapers. Anyone can record a podcast, just like anyone can write a blog. And yes, the quality varies accordingly. But as with blogs, there are now hundred...
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We're moving from the Information Age to the Experience Age. Here's what you need to know about this paradigm shift...

This is edition #17 of my Augment Intelligence newsletter. It's delivered weekly, so sign up here if you like what you read: http://eepurl.com/bLOD2r
We’re in the midst of another sea change in Internet technology, from the Information Age to what’s being termed the “Experience Age.” What this means is that we’re st…
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In my latest newsletter, I tackle the dangers of Artificial Intelligence. Some AI proponents say that Artificial Intelligence will usurp human intelligence or even make us obsolete! I argue that kind of talk must stop, before we lose control of AI.

This is a very important issue in the future of technology, so please comment and share. Also, I'm trying to use Medium to promote this article, so press the little heart button on there if you like it :) #ArtificialIntelligence #MachineLearning #Google #Facebook
Some AI proponents argue that Artificial Intelligence will usurp human intelligence or even make us obsolete. That kind …
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My latest weekly newsletter explains a new trend that all marketers and digital media mavens need to know: Platform Optimization (PO). Remember how important SEO was back in the 2000s? Well PO is the key to success for brands now. Let me know your thoughts... #marketing #seo
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Did you know that "social engineering" is the main cybersecurity threat in 2016? That means hackers are targeting YOU, the end user. In the 9th edition of my Augment Intelligence newsletter, I analyse what you can do to protect yourself.

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This week I begin a series on cybersecurity. I’ll be tackling this important subject over three editions of the newsletter. Today I’ll focus on personal cybersecurity – across all…
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In the 7th edition of my weekly newsletter on Internet trends, I explore whether the hype around #AugmentedReality (aka Mixed Reality) is justified. Let me know your thoughts too!

Don't forget to subscribe to the Augment Intelligence newsletter, if you haven't already: http://eepurl.com/bLOD2r
In this week's newsletter, I explore the much-hyped world of Augmented Reality (AR). You may remember in the second edition I examined the emerging Virtual Reality (VR) industry; and in particular ...
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In my 5th weekly Augment Intelligence newsletter, I examine Facebook's Messenger platform. As you'll see, it's years behind China's WeChat in e-commerce functionality. A rare occasion of Mark Zuckerberg being well behind the curve...
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When it comes to Internet innovation, China is often accused of cloning Silicon Valley technology. But for messaging platforms, it's the other way round. Facebook is copying WeChat, the most popula...
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