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  • 00:28

    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

    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].

  • 00:30

    The Romanticism of Technology

    in Entrepreneur

    In today's edition of Tech Innovators, Deb discusses the way technology has been "romanticized" in the minds of consumers, so that they feel they MUST HAVE the latest gadgetry, even if it means going into debt. What is this motivation for having the latest, greatest gadgets? 


    Many new tech items are primarily marketed on a "social status" platform than actual value. Think before you buy and consider the cost of over purchasing for the hottest tech items. There is no way anyone will ever truly keep up with "The Jonses," because technology is in a constant state of flux.


    Quote: "The only 'constant' in technology is change!"

  • 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).

  • 00:23

    Mobile Security Is A Love-Hate Relationship

    in Technology

    Caleb Barlow, dives further into the recent findings made by IBM Security --  60% of dating apps are easily hackable. Discover the "love connection" between IBM Security solutions and a more secure mobile world.  Additional perspectives provided by Diana Kelley and Michael Montecillo.  Read the full report at http://securityintelligence.com/datingapps/ 

  • 01:30

    Cellphones and Technology

    in Current Events

    We talk about everything regarding cell phones and technology.

  • 00:31

    Windsor-Detroit Hacking Health: 2 countries, 2 industries - health and tech

    in Technology

    Windsor-Detroit Hacking Health is an event designed to improve healthcare by inviting technology creators and healthcare professionals to collaborate on realistic, human-centric solutions to front-line problems in a fun, intense, hands-on event where small teams tackle tough problems in a supportive community of peers and mentors. It is the first cross-border Hacking Health event in the world, and seeks to bring together healthcare & tech professionals across the US-Canada border to collaborate, dream up & design apps for patient-centric care. The event takes place at TechTown Detroit, May 1 - 3, 2015.


    Join host Melissa Birnie and guests, Dr. Phillip Olla, Founder/CEO of Mobile Diagnostic Services and Paul Riser, Director, Technology-based Entrepreneurship at TechTown Detroit, organizers of the event, for an enlightening conversation about Windsor-Detroit Hacking Health and how this high-energy creative event brings health professionals and technologists together to problem-solve new ways of delivering healthcare.