March 10, 2014

Cruiseable: Cruise vacation planning reimagined

by JD Lasica

Announcing a new tech startup and travel company, Cruiseable. Our goal is to make cruise discovery, planning and booking easier and more fun. Continue reading

January 6, 2014

2014 conferences: Social media, tech, mobile & marketing

by JD Lasica

Our annual guide to the best social media, marketing, technology and media conferences in 2014, held in the United States and around the world. Continue reading

December 17, 2013

When journalists trade newsrooms for business storytelling

by JD Lasica

Journalists are increasingly leaving newsrooms and traditional news organizations and have begun taking their storytelling skills to the business world, particularly tech firms. Continue reading

November 7, 2013

Roadmap conference: The rise of design culture

by JD Lasica

Here’s a roundup of Roadmap, a two-day conference put on by Gigaom that explored the intersection of technology and design. I came away deeply impressed by the caliber of the conversations on stage and the makeup of the attendees: UX (user experience) specialists, designers, startup founders, venture capitalists, journalists and others. Continue reading

October 4, 2013

How Yelp is using gamification right — and screwing it up, too

by JD Lasica

Gamification expert Tony Ventrice, a senior game designer at Badgeville, offers examples of good and bad uses of gamification by brands such as Yelp during a meeting of the Social Media Breakfast Club. Continue reading