NADA 2013 Recap by
On February 8-10, 2013, I headed up to the NADA Convention & Expo in Orlando, Florida and I saw a lot of exciting opportunities in the upcoming year.  I've summarized some new topics from the convention, who I saw and where we're headed in 2013. I started out my trip with a NADA University presentation from Lindsay Schultz from Google.  She touched on the marketing model called the Zero Moment of Truth (ZMOT). Traditionally...
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Start-up City: Miami – The Entrepreneurial Economy by
On February 13, 2013 The Atlantic launched Start-Up City: Miami, gathering leading entrepreneurs and tech experts from London, New York, California, Kansas City, and more at the New World Center in Miami for a day of discussions about different aspects of the city’s innovation ecosystem. In partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and in association with the Creative Class Group, the inaugural program...
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Code Miami // Hacking Product Development by
University of Miami // Wolfson School of Communication // Code Miami was organized by Mauricia Ragland and the event was a great succes which successfully kicked off 2013 Miami's growing tech scene. I learned about the event from a fellow Pipeliner at Pipeline Brickell.  Pipeline Brickell, an inspired work community, has really nailed the concept of a coworking space in Miami bring together the perfect community of...
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Grassroots Mapping Initiative 2 Years Later by
On July 15, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon well was capped. The well wasn't officially sealed for another two months. Two years later, our work is still relevant. Two years after the disaster, I thought I'd take some time to look back at a project taken up by Jeffrey Yoo Warren. Warren was an MIT student who started the Grassroots Mapping Initiative. The initiative was a group of citizen mappers documenting the environmental...
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Find Out How to Upgrade to Google+ Local Page Early by
Google has been all over the map trying to remain the dominate voice in local search. They started with Google Maps. Then jumped to Google Local. Then Google Places and now they've somehow merged all of them into Google+ Local. It can be tough to follow for some businesses. Is this for the better? Only time will tell. But the reality is, Google is the biggest name in the search game and their integration of local search has...
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Ignite Miami – Hacking Innovation by
The first Ignite Miami kicked off tonight and Adam Boalt, our founder, started out by encouraging Miami's tech community to be innovative and bold. The event, which was held at the Stage, had approximately 400 people in attendance and it was quite an exciting night for all technology enthusiasts in Miami. It's so exciting to be part of the Miami technology community and we hope to continue to inspire others to innovate. 20...
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Short Film “Drained” Wins Its First Film Festival Award by
Best Experimental Short Film As we told you previously, BOALT worked with director Nick Peterson and producer Jon Heder to market the short film Drained, which our very own Adam Boalt helped finance. Well, the film is making big waves at film festivals around the world. It won its first award at this year's Irvine International Film Festival where it was awarded Best Experimental Film. This is a great honor for the...
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Facebook Application Reaches 1 Million Monthly Active Users by
BOALT's Social Media Campaign, GOSO, launched a series of Facebook applications and today reached 1 million monthly active users  with its Facebook Welcome Page Application.  The company, which was founded over 10 years ago, started the campaign as an automotive vertical-specific social media management offering and has since expanded into other verticals. In only a few months, GOSO has grown significantly and is currently powering...
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