Posts Over At NextWaveSMB: Amazon Echo, Mapvertising, SMB Listings, Website Options, Video’s Next Generation

Here is a peek at the 5 most recent entries from my new blog: NextWaveSMB (sponsored by Booker). We’re taking a fresh look at some of the tech issues coming up for SMBs. 1. “Hey Alexa, Hire a Plumber” “Amazon Echo is an 9” wireless speaker that hears your spoken query and quickly retrieves “answers” […]

“Hey Alexa!” HomeAdvisor, TalkLocal Are Customizing for Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo represents a new eco-system for commerce, and is arguably, one of the biggest innovations in recent years. By simply voicing a request triggered by a common command, (“Hey, Alexa”), users can tap into hundreds of apps that are being specially designed to link their Web info – from movies and music to medical […]

New at ILM SFO 2014: Brad Stone, Author, ‘The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon’

Local’s 800 lb. gorilla is always Amazon. It has already had a huge impact on retail via showrooming. Now it has invaded Groceries, and is heading towards Services. Plus it wants to provide a full range of promotional and fulfillment services for SMBs via Amazon Offers, Amazon Web Services and other services. At Leading in […]

Amazon’s VP of Ad Sales at San Diego Interactive: ‘It’s Advertising, Day 1’

Amazon doesn’t usually speak at industry gatherings. But that was before it needed to reach out to the advertising community to sell display ads on its sites, ads on Kindle, national and local offers on Kindle, and extend its promotional reach on third party sites. Hence a luncheon keynote today from Seth Dellaire, VP of […]