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#CES2015 The Internet of Things / Everything

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Manolo Almagro, Weekly Columnist

My #CES2015 mission by the numbers: In 72 hours, I cover 2.2 Million square feet of exhibit floor, wade through over 3,600 exhibitors, not to mention a record number of Kickstarter and Indiegogo startups, err, and did I mention that you get to do this with over 170,000 attendees? Here a quick hit-list of consumer electronic trends for […]

#MWC14 @Manolo_Almagro NFC Entry

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Manolo Almagro, Weekly Columnist

If NFC is to ever have mass penetration then badge entry via it at #MWC14 is surely a must… So that’s how I got into the event yesterday!!

#MWC14 How Will Mobile Co-exist w/ Digital Signage?

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Manolo Almagro, Weekly Columnist

Some crazy stuff was happening in Barcelona yesterday – day 1 of the Mobile World Congress, here’s some of the highlights… Nokia is launching Android based phones. The entire industry was speculating why a Microsoft owned company would create a product line to compete with its own Windows Mobile platform. This product line is aiming […]

#dse2014 More Questions Than Answers…

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Manolo Almagro, Weekly Columnist

As #dse2014 comes to a close, I am leaving Las Vegas with more questions than answers… What is Intel’s grand play in the digital signage sector? Are they ‘Frenemies?’ (friend + enemies) for software and hardware providers? I’d rather see them focus on the (now dead) AIM suite than come up with things like the […]

#dse2014 ‘Winter is Coming’

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Manolo Almagro, Weekly Columnist

 If you are fan of the HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ – you know the motto … “Winter is Coming”. For those who don’t follow this show – the meaning relates to a seasonal metaphor where Summer is the time when things are good – but one must always be diligent and prepared for the […]

TPN’s Real-Time Shopper Sentiment Platform (Thanksgivukkah)

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Manolo Almagro, Weekly Columnist

Could 2013 mark the end of Black Friday in the US as we know it?  It all started when Thanksgiving + Hanukkah fell on the same week this year, creating the mega-holiday now known as ‘Thanksgivukkah’ – creating a cascading effect that has squeezed out a week of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. In 2012, there […]

NYC Digital Signage Week @TPNRetail Open House

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Manolo Almagro, Weekly Columnist

TPN is a dynamic retail marketing agency that delivers commerce with imagination for clients like Bank of America, Pepsi Co and 7-Eleven. We invite all the participants of New York Digital Signage Week to drop by our agency open house and enjoy a casual happy hour in our brand new full-service bar. Attendees will have […]

#SXSW A Peek At Our World In 3 – 5 Years

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Manolo Almagro, Weekly Columnist

I just spent the last three days attending #SXSW (south by southwest) interactive festival in Austin TX. For those of you who aren’t familiar to SXSW – its an annual music and interactive technology festival that started in the late 80’s and has gotten bigger and bigger each year since. Companies like Twitter or Foursquare […]

Do All Asians Look Alike? #dse2013

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Manolo Almagro, Weekly Columnist

I’ve had a lot of bizzarre and funny things happen to me over the years at these shows. It always makes for good conversation when I catch up other industry veterans and we reminisce about “DSE shows past”. Crazy stuff happens to me like… equipment falling on me, being harassed by booth attendants, random people […]

#dse2013 What I Hope To See…

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Manolo Almagro, Weekly Columnist

It’s been almost exactly a year since my self-imposed hiatus from posting on this illustrious industry blog. The last post I  made was literally about my summary of the #dse2012 experience. This year I’m looking at #dse2013 from a different angle. What’s our industry going to look like in 2020? Will, what I see in the […]