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Dr. Joe Recommends: Robots and Unemployment, Edge computing

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Dr. Joe recommended reading.


Dr. Joe Recommends: Technology Through 2050

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, July 06, 2017

The Economist has published a fascinating book, Megatech, edited by Daniel Franklin. Mr. Franklin gathered some of the world’s leading technologists and thinkers to describe the technologies in the labs and the trends that are already in play as they lead to 2050.


Dr. Joe Recommends: A Symphony of Content, A Perspective of Context

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Content Marketing Institute and Ion Interactive released their report about “The Symphony of Connected Interactive Content.” It has some very good insights into the use of media at each stage of the sales process.


Media is Constantly Changing, and It’s Not Always Clear How

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, May 11, 2017

Everyone knows that communications is a very dynamic marketplace, and even newer concepts like “content management” are not exempt from the forces of creative destruction.


Dr. Joe Recommends: Consumer Trends and the Right Perspective about Economic Data

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, April 27, 2017

Consumers drive everything, and Crimson Hexagon’s new report derived from the monitoring of social media conversations provides insights into technology, health and fitness, transportation, and entertainment.


Dr. Joe Recommends: Restructuring of the Consumer Retail Market, Print Campaigns into Google Analytics

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, April 13, 2017

Dr. Joe Recommends: The Restructuring of the Consumer Retail Market. Eddy Hagen’s Blogpost about How to Get Print Campaigns into Google Analytics


Dr. Joe Recommends: Digital Advertising Contracts Traded on NASDAQ?

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, March 30, 2017

Yes, that headline is correct as explained in a recent article. It’s the New York Interactive Advertising Exchange. Its founders were interviewed recently and explained the business.


Pew Surveys

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, March 23, 2017

It seems pretty clear that the last half of 2016 had a surge in activity for mobile communications.


The Latest 2017 Index of Economic Freedom

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Heritage Foundation has released the 2017 Index of Economic Freedom, one of my favorite resources. There are lots of data about international economies from the World Bank, the IMF, and others, but this is different, and is a great addition to that library. It includes insights into the regulatory environments of the economies, as well as the activities of black markets and corruption. The report is free, with a vastly improved interactive website, and downloads of the entire book or individual chapters. The list of country rankings is available on a page of its own. The top five are Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Switzerland, and Australia. Canada came in seventh, and the US fell out of the top fifteen for the first time, now ranked seventeenth.


Everyone loves Uber. But can the company survive?

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, January 26, 2017

Everyone loves Uber. But can the company survive? It's burning cash and piling up losses at an incredible rate, expected to be -$3 billion this year.


Trade, World Economic Conditions, and I Love Lucy

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, January 12, 2017

The new administration is taking aim at trade agreements and some trading partners. The fear about this is likely overdone, and the focus will be more on what happens inside those agreements as practical matters


Greenery: The Pantone Color of the Year

By Cary Sherburne on Friday, December 09, 2016

Pantone announced the 2017 Color of the Year and it is Greenery, described as a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew.


GSMA Intelligence Mobile Trends

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, October 27, 2016


Worth Reading: History of JFK's Economic Legacy

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, September 22, 2016


Don't be in the One in Seven

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, August 25, 2016

One in seven US households has negative net worth, according to Bloomberg. It was based on a new report by the New York Federal Reserve. According it Bloomberg, “


Are You Ready for Atomic Memory in the Hands of Big Brother when You're Texting and Walking?

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, July 28, 2016

Dr Joe on Atomic Memory, Audio-enabled mobile coupons, Digital ad spending of US retailers, Barron's market data calendar,


Dr. Joe Recommending Reading

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, July 07, 2016

Recommended reading and news from Dr. Joe Webb


The Fed Backs Off – No Increase, More Worry

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Federal Reserve’s latest statement shows continued befuddlement about why they can’t get inflation moving higher and why the raw numbers of employment are weak. So they called a time out and will wait for things to change.


Print: The Antidote for Ad Blocking?

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, June 23, 2016

Is this print’s chance to make a flanking move into the marketing budget. The eMarketer analyst says “Ad blocking is a detriment to the entire advertising ecosystem, affecting mostly publishers, but also marketers, agencies and others whose businesses depend on ad revenue.” He then says, “The best way for the industry to tackle this problem is to deliver compelling ad experiences that consumers won’t want to block.”


Get Linked Into What Dr. Joe's Reading Lately

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, June 16, 2016

Dr Joe on Microsoft buying LinkedIn, restaurant kiosks, investments in rewards programs, mapping GDP.


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