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  • 00:29

    RF Connect - Setting the Standard in Wireless and Mobile Solutions

    in Technology

    We expect our wireless devices to work everywhere. The thought of not being connected is disappointing to some and terrifying to others. After all, whatever would we do if we couldn’t access social media, email, or call to check on the kids as we walk to the next business meeting? Few people contemplate the reason their wireless device does work in building basements, hospitals, and many other buildings. Thankfully, in these instances, someone saw the need to increase signal strength and paid to have that signal enhanced or rebroadcast. RF Connect, based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, is the recognized leader in the design, deployment and support of high performance unified wireless systems, mobile solutions and applications. They set the standard in wireless and mobile solutions, design and deployment expertise through partnering with industry leaders across the entire RF spectrum. Join host Melissa Birnie as she talks with Jeff Hipchen (recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business Magazine as a “40 under 40” business leader), and currently Executive Vice President of RF Connect, to learn more about RF Connect, their services, and what sets them apart from others in this field.

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    Business Transactions Transformed by the Internet & Mobile/Wireless Technologies

    in Technology

    The Internet has transformed how consumers and businesses conduct business and make purchases!


    Welcome the 1970’s and the advent of eCommerce. Since then there has been no looking back. Individuals and businesses alike engage in eCommerce transactions daily to buy and/or sell products and services via the Internet, and more recently, using the Internet from their mobile devices. From purchases on eBay and Amazon, to payments processed by PayPal or Square, eCommerce/mCommerce is a global business channel.


    Learn how to leverage eCommerce/mCommerce in your business, and take advantage of the access to your business that mobile technologies provide for your customers. Join Melissa Birnie and Lisa Kosak on Friday, March 20, 2015 as they talk with Grand Rapids based CQL, a national leader in eCommerce technology. Discussions will include: eCommerce/mCommerce; developing an eCommerce platform, accessing eCommerce/mCommerce via mobile devices, evaluating eCommerce/mCommerce vendors, digital/mobile marketing strategies, branding, and more! 

  • 00:30

    THE MOBILE EXPLOSION; The Impact for You, Your Business & Michigan's Economy

    in Technology

    Mobile technology is exploding! It’s changing the way we live and the way we run our businesses. But mobile technology is much more than the latest ‘app’ downloaded to your cell phone or tablet; mobile is actually many technologies that are impacting every industry doing business in Michigan. The mobile / wireless industry is one of very few global industries that generate over 1 Trillion dollars in revenue annually, and in Michigan, it’s one of our fastest-growing sectors – but yet the best kept secret in the state. Mobile/wireless technologies have the ability to transform our state’s economy – if we act now!


    Interested in learning what this surge in mobile technology means to you, your business and Michigan’s economy? Please join our host, Melissa Birnie, for a discussion with Linda Daichendt, Executive Director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan.

  • 00:30

    Can one mobile app change the movie-going experience?

    in Technology

    Have you had this experience?  You’re sitting in a movie theater, totally engrossed in what will happen next when, along comes that moment when you’ve obviously consumed too much liquid and you just can’t wait any longer … you make your break and dash through the theatre agonizing over what crucial scene you’ll miss. Now, agonize no longer! Enter RunPee - an app helping movie goers worldwide: 1 million downloads, over 500,000 active users, and a favorite app for celebrities like Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, and Rashida Jones. Join Michigan Mobile Musings’ host Melissa Birnie as she speaks with Dan Florio, CEO of RunPee to learn more about Dan (after studying astronomy, physics, and mathematics in college he dropped out to become a professional massage therapist), the inspiration behind the RunPee app and the journey to create it. Also learn about an upcoming event in Lansing where Dan will be sharing his experiences with a live audience at Startup Grind – Lansing.  

  • 00:29

    Can Beacon Technology Build Your Business?

    in Technology

    Beacon technology, if you're paying attention to mobile/wireless technologies you've likely started hearing a lot more about it. But what is it? How does it work? What is it useful for?


    In today's show we'll speak with Michael Antaran, CEO of MTAM-member firm, Marvel Apps of Royal Oak, MI. Marvel Apps has recently launched a new product called CARROT Pass that takes advantage of Apple's HealthKit feature, Beacons, and Bluetooth Low Energy technology to give consumers relevant and immediate financial rewards for leading an active lifestyle.


    For businesses seeking to increase consumer engagement, CARROT is a game-changer, and Michael is going to tell us how his customers are taking advantage of this ground-breaking technology to grow their businesses and develop stronger relationships with their customers.

  • 00:30

    Mobile Technology, Pharma & the Future of Healthcare

    in Business

    The Mobile Health Competence Centre Hosts Online Discussions


    Pharmaguy interviews Juan Cornet, Director, mHealth Competence Center, who summarizes the key takeaways from an hour-long #mHealthPharma TweetChat on how pharma can develop high quality mobile health apps. Juan also talks more generally about the impact of mobile technology on healthcare and what his organization is doing to promote quality mHealth programs.


    Questions/Topics of Discussion



    Tell us about the mHealth Competence Center and its mission.
    What did you learn from the LinkedIn debate and #mHealthPharma TweetChat? Do you plan more such discussions?
    What other activities is he mHealth Competence Center involved in now or planned for the future?
    What's your view on how mHealth can improve health inequalities that exist today? What role do you see for pharmaceutical companies?

  • 00:30

    Mobile Apps for the Caregiver - from AARP??

    in Technology

    When you think of AARP, do mobile apps come to mind? AARP is known to provide discounts to is members, provide branded insurance products, and lobby on behalf of Social Security and Medicare. Recently, this same non-profit has released two mobile apps - targeting the Caregiver community.


    A caregiver is a term for anyone who helps or provides care to another individual, often a parent or spouse, in handling their daily activities. The caregiver can be paid, such as a nurse, but is more often an unpaid relative. And the person receiving care is often suffering an impairment, and/or dealing with health issues.


    These two apps released by AARP (for iOS and Android) provide features designed to help in providing care. For instance, the apps help manage medications, keep a schedule of doctor's appointments and other medical needs, and create and maintain notes you want to share with the doctor. But will this work? Does this actually help someone take care of a loved one? Are these features unique? Are they really the features that a Caregiver needs?


    On May 28th, at a special 11am EST/8am Pacific time, we will be joined by Trisha San Diego of AARP, who is the driving force behind the creation and release of these Apps, and we'll ask her these questions.


    We'll talk about these apps and ask if there is a sign of things to come from AARP?  


    Tune in Live at 11am EST, Thursday, May 28th!


    And Call In to be a part of the show at 929-477-2187, or reach us by text at 240-731-0756, on Twitter at @techtodayradio, or on Facebook.


    Join us!

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    Live Talk on Technology & Computers!

    in Technology

    I am changing the format of my monthly TABRadio broadcasts to a live call-in show where you the listener can ask questions about technology and computers.  My broadcast is designed to help you become more efficient, effective and productive users of technology and computers by overcoming whatever anxiety keeps you from doing so.  Here the only "bad" question is the question that is never asked and keeps you from moving on to accomplishing the goals that have been set.


    No scripts. No pitches. And no commercials! Just 30 minutes dedicated to taking listener questions, LIVE on the Internet!


    Learn about technology and computers from Troy A. Burgher, a Microsoft Certified Professional, with over 20+ years of experience teaching and developing classes and course materials on Basic Technology and Computer Literacy for novice and beginner users.  


    Have you recently purchased a new desktop or laptop?  Are you a new or beginner user of Microsoft Office applications like Excel, Word,  PowerPoint, Outlook?  Are you looking to enhance your job search opportunities, but have limited knowledge or experience using computers?  Using Microsoft Office Suite applications?  If you answered YES to any of these questions, then call in to my LIVE TABRadio broadcast this coming Sunday [4/26/15] at 3:00 PM [EST].

  • 00:31

    Traveling with Technology

    in Travel

    Kat and Josh talk Traveling with Technology. How to prepare for the Summer Vacation with technology. Traveling, packing, reserving, mapping, scheduling, entertaining, and safety with technology as you travel.

  • 00:31

    Connected Vehicle; Hype or Happening?

    in Technology

    The concept of a 'connected car' has been around for quite a while, but in the last few years exciting advancements in tech and automotive have converged to provide us with 'connected' opportunities that the average consumer likely never thought possible. With 1.2 billion cars in service worldwide today, and 90 million more produced and sold every year, the opportunities for the automotive industry and tech firms focused on automotive are substantial. However, the challenges are also substantial; areas such as safety, security, legal issues, impact on related industries such as insurance, vehicle repair and more have to be considered as advances in connected vehicle technologies continue. How do we manage all this?


    On our upcoming show, Elaina Farnsworth, CEO of Michigan-based Mobile Comply, an international leader in mobile training and curriculum development will share her connected vehicle industry expertise. Elaina is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, and a member of the Oakland County Connected Vehicle Task Force.


    Elaina will discuss the recently launched, Connected Vehicle Professional credentialing program collaboratively launched between SAE International, Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) and Mobile Comply. She will also discuss the upcoming ConNext event being hosted by Mobile Comply on Thursday, May 14th at the Townsend Hotel.


    Join host Melissa Birnie and her guest, Elaina Farnsworth, for a wide-ranging discussion on the current status and future expectations of connected cars.


     

  • 00:40

    Women in Technology

    in Business

    On April 29, my guest be Anna Murray, the President of TMG-eMedia.  Anna is a nationally recognized technology consultant, speaker and blogger. One of an extraordinarily rare species—a woman who owns a successful softwaredevelopment company— she loves to combine her two passions, technology and writing. Anna writes on technology from a variety of vantage points, including its humorous impact on daily life, its serious business applications, and its role in changing the way people relate to one another. After spending several years as a teacher and journalist, Anna founded one of the earliest web-development firms, eMedia, in 1996. Over the years emedia has been privileged to partner with many national and international firms such as The Kellogg Corporation, Keebler, Del Monte, Bayer, Spire Capital, Wind Point Partners, National Cancer Institute, The National Institutes of Health, International Creative Management, Consumer Reports, Summit Business Media, Time Out, Harvard Business Publishing, Slate, and The Atlantic Group in developing strategy, implementing solutions, and developing cutting edge applications. Anna is a double winner of the Stevie Award for Women in Business, a recipient of a Mobile Marketing Association award for mobile app development, several Kellogg top agency awards, and most recently Folio's Top Women in Media Award. She also serves as the President of the Board of the International Women’s Writing Guild, a non-profit organization devoted to the development of women’s voices in professional writing. In addition to numerous articles for web sites and magazines, Anna has written several full-length books, including two business titles, Resume Builder & Career Counselor (Simon & Schuster, 1997), The eMarketing Guidebook (Marketing Sherpa, 2004), and a novel, Sarah’s Page (Sleeping Bear Press, 1998).

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