Category Archives: Technology

The cable industry has been losing subscribers for various reasons. To fight back and retain a few particular customer segments, MSOs (Multi System Operators) have been experimenting with low-cost programming packages.  And they are now rolling out these packages beyond their local beta markets and … Read More »

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Today, we soft launched a small scale test of a new social good/social media application called SOGO, which stands for Share One Get One. SOGO brings together a company and a non-profit to provide consumers a fun way to get a freebie while supporting a … Read More »

Author: ZSwire
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There are so many ways to communicate with your friends, family, co-workers, and the world. And I’ve used plenty of tools. But a company that’s doing it best across the board, I believe, is Google. I love the integration of my email, calendar, search, documents … Read More »

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It’s hard to avoid social media these days. It’s everywhere and everybody is using it one way or another. Personally, I love it for a few reasons: Stay in touch with family and friends Stay up to date with businesses and causes that I like … Read More »

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9 Shiny New Objects


Do you love shiny new objects? As much as I do? Here are some of my faves – all tried, tested and now recommended… Side note: Many, many, many hours (let’s face it, years) of testing various competitive platforms and apps went into these selections, so hopefully … Read More »

Author: ZSwire
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The idea seems right: Find a way for someone to interact with your product or brand using the thing that seemingly ties them to the rest of their world, their smartphone. However, there appears to be a gap between the idea and reality. Pew Research … Read More »

Dustin Author: Dustin
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FontBook for iPad


I have long been a type nut. That has not always been the case, but as the years go on, I find myself in a deeper fascination with the art. I look for anything that will quench my thirst for good typography. Billboards, book covers, … Read More »


How Green Is the Internet?


Lately everyone is trying to become more environmentally friendly, and with good reason. I, personally, have been trying to make an extra effort to have a smaller carbon footprint on our planet. One thing I never thought would have an effect on the environment was … Read More »


With My Own Two Hands


To borrow from Ben Harper (with slight tweaks)… “(We) can change the world, with (our) own two hands.” You’re probably not aware that we’ve started a social good project within SWIRE. Together, we can change the world. We’ve got big goals, and we want you … Read More »

Author: ZSwire
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I wrote a post a few weeks back about my expectations for Google +. I talked about some pretty standard things; privacy, functionality, and adoption. While those things were important to me then, I’ve discovered a whole new way to use the service. Sparks Sparks … Read More »