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SEO is not enough in the age of voice

With technology transforming virtually every aspect of our lives, it should be noted that many of the innovations we’re now seeing have existed for decades in science fiction novels and television. The capacity to talk to a computer (and have it talk back) was a staple of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek, where the Starfleet computer was voiced by Roddenberry’s wife, Majel. The 1970 movie Colossus: The Forbin Project featured a supercomputer that was intended to prevent war and proclaimed itself “the voice of World Control.” And before Google’s self-driving cars, the 1980s brought us KITT, an advanced artificially intelligent, self-aware, and nearly indestructible car from the TV show, Knight Rider.


I can tell you right now that voice is a whole new animal. what people say is much different than what they write.

Customize it!

New custom gear kiosk concept give brick-and-mortar outdoor specialty retailers a new tool for the toolbox.


Order your own custom product made in China

Disney is suing Redbox

The scene: Disney and its spouse (also Disney) have just finished a hard evening’s grocery shopping. Cart piled high with all the things a growing-but-massive entertainment conglomerate needs, the pair stop at the store’s exit, right next to a distinctive bright red kiosk. Disney turns to its partner:“Honey, should we pick up a Redbox lawsuit tonight?” “Oh, yeah, that sounds like fun!”


Not intended for resale – “Redbox is selling our digital movie codes in blatant disregard of clear prohibitions against doing so. Their actions violate our contracts and copyrights, and we have filed this action to stop Redbox’s unauthorized conduct,” the company said in a statement.

AI is taking retailing to new dimensions

Artificial intelligence in the form of “digital touchpoints” like chatbots are becoming common — and essential


I am dreading the day that bots surround me at the stores and are constantly wanting to “help me” buy something. But then maybe that is more a fear than a likely outcome.