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In a recent Club Industry fitness pro blog post "Equinox President One Of Many Executives Taking On Twitter", Stuart Goldman correctly identified several leaders in the health club business who are active on twitter: Interaction on Twitter from fitness club industry executives is ...
I know, I know...I can almost read the minds of some of the folks who will read this article. "Gee Bryan, give it up already with this creative disruption stuff....Picture taking has nothing to do with the health club or fitness industry. Enough !" OK, I'll try not to beat the "dead ho...
Reading the IHRSA web site this morning I came across This Week in Fitness : Increase Foot Traffic with an iPhone App. The intro by IHRSA to the USA Today article said this: An iPhone App doesn't bring paying members at a health club, but it can help get more people through your ...
If Apple's recent patent application tells you anything, its that the giant technology firm is working on further entry into the fitness space. That's something the fitness industry better pay close attention to. As the patent illustration shows on the left, the application includes an...
You know I'm a big fan of the cloud and it just keeps getting more and more interesting. Now the next generation of cloud computing is upon us. It’s mobile, collaborative, and social and available today with Cloud 2. It’s changing everything! A big salesforce.com event in...
Elliot Van Buskirk had a recent post on Caterina Fake's (pictured on left) recent talk at the Wired Business Conference titled, "Mapping Desire, Exploring the Science of Online Recommendations." Her observations on personal data and new web functionality are interesting: “One of...
I know, we are all sick and tired of the health care debate. But, while reading Don Clark's article in the WSJ today titled Chip Pioneer, Genetech Vet Bring High-Tech Sensibility to Medicine, the answer to how improved quality and lower costs will be achieved becomes clearer; and the s...
I've written about the exponential advancement of science and technology and here is yet again another example. Scientists announced yesterday that for the first time they've created a complete set of synthetic genes and implanted them into living bacteria - this accomplishment could ...
Last night my son brought to my attention a post by Dong Chen, of the Gmail Contextual Gadgets team. At Campfire One it was recently announced that Gmail contextual gadgets will be released as a new extension point for developers. These gadgets can intelligentlt draw information fr...
I just can't help but share more technology forecasts for 2010, as it is January 1, 2010. Dan Grabham and the team from TechRadar put together some quality thoughts and I've included some of those and others below. First, let's address mobile phones during 2010. "It's the beginning ...