Business Cards Are Dead, Right?

Posted by on Sep 2, 2011 in Blog, Business | 0 comments

If you were on your way to a business meeting or conference 10 years ago what would you take with you? It was common to print out some information such as a meeting agenda, directions or miscellaneous notes. You’d probably grab a notepad and a pen. And, last but not least, you’d put a handful of business cards in your pocket. I doubt you grab the same things now. There aren’t as many notepads floating around anymore. The majority of people I associate with in the business world have gone completely digital. Notes are taken on a...

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Domo Launch Party, Josh James, Benchmark and Mr. Roboto

Posted by on Jul 14, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Domo Launch Party, Josh James, Benchmark and Mr. Roboto

A few weeks ago I noticed billboards (sorry…no pics) starting to pop up all over Utah County. They were all Carolina Blue and pointed to, which as of now redirects to Domo is Josh James’ new company. Some responses to my Tweet and later conversations reminded me of the fact that Josh is being sued by Adobe. At that point I put the idea of “lightening striking twice” (reference to one of the new billboards) out of my head. Omniture was obviously a huge success, but could this guy...

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TedX Salt Lake City

Posted by on May 20, 2011 in Blog, Business | 0 comments

May 20, 2011 Amy Lukas, co-founder and managing partner of Infinite Scale Design Group, a graphic design studio that integrates brand strategy into environment and event design. Beau Seil, managing partner of Unitus Impact, an investment firm that provides capital to improve the lives of working poor in Asia and Africa. Chris Johnson, director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute at the University of Utah. Jason Fairbourne, founder and president of Fairbourne Consulting, a firm that consults corporations on growing their...

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The Storm Lurking Around Social Media

Posted by on Nov 24, 2010 in Blog, Internet | 0 comments

The date was November 23rd, 2010. It started out just like any other day. Little did I know that the day would end up altering my view of social media forever. Ok, that was slightly dramatic. I’ve always known that social media could and has been used for eee-v-i-l (think Mike Myers) or as a platform for blowing things out of proportion from time to time, but I had never seen the rumor mill spin so quickly as on this day. It started for me when my wife warned me that a storm was coming. I live in Utah, a state known for, or at least...

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Google Wave + WordPress Plugin Test

Posted by on Nov 3, 2009 in Blog, Google | 1 comment

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Links Popping Up in Google Suggest

Posted by on May 28, 2009 in Blog, Google | 0 comments

Ok, so I’m an awful blogger. I’m making myself write a post no matter how uninteresting it is just to get myself kick started. < - great example of how not to keep your readers interested in reading on. I'm a big fan of the suggestions that pop up in most search engines when you start typing. It's a great feature that should have been implemented a few years ago. Surprisingly, Google was especially slow to adopt search suggestions, but as usual they did it a little better (by including an estimated search count, etc). Sadly,...

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Hangin’ with Governor Huntsman

Posted by on Oct 29, 2008 in Blog, Utah Business | 6 comments

This past week OrangeSoda was honored as an Emerging Elite Utah company by the Mountain West Capital Network.  The event was held at The Grand America in SLC and was attended by a few thousand business owners and executives. The award ceremony had to move somewhat quickly as it included the top 100 revenue growth companies so winners were led through the gauntlet one after another.  So to say the least I wasn’t quite prepared when I found myself next to the Governor.  Somehow my upper lip disappeared and I turned 5x more pale than...

read more – Interesting New Search Engine…Kind of

Posted by on Oct 20, 2008 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments has actually been out for a few months, but I just came across it.  This may have the potential to do well with the average web user.  Results are displayed in a more visible manner based of off the search type.  For example, music searches render an Itunes look and feel.  And get this…you can stream just about any song directly from the results.  Check out this William Fitzsimmons tune.  The concept may not sound that innovative, but how many legal sites can you actually stream entire songs upon request?  Google...

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Firefox Woes – WordPress Uploader

Posted by on Oct 20, 2008 in Blog, Wordpress | 1 comment

For a few months now (I think since Firefox 2) I’ve had issues using the WordPress image uploader in Firefox.  To this point I’ve been a very infrequent blogger and most of my other sites on WordPress don’t have many images so I just used FTP when needed.  A few new prodjects with heavy image use required me to finally find a fix.  For those of you that haven’t already found a solution I thought I’d pass on what worked for me (I had to try quite a few “fixes”).  Check out this...

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