The world of news editors – recap from Global Editors Network Summit 2015 #GENSummit

I had the chance to attend the Global Editors Network Summit (2015), held in Barcelona. Founded and run by Bertrand Pecquerie, the GEN is now in its 5th edition and goes from strength to strength. [Full Disclosure: I also emceed the GEN Data Journalism Awards (DJA) -- and you can view the ceremony and the winners below in…

Getting to the mobile customer in retail with Maya Mikhailov, CMO at @GPShopper (MDE149)

Minter Dialogue Episode #149 This interview is with Maya Mikhailov, CMO and co-founder of GP Shopper, a mobile integrated platform for retailers and brands. Based out of NY and Chicago, GP Shopper works with companies such as Best Buy, Estee Lauder, Ulta and Nikon. Maya has twice been named “Guru of Mobile” by the DMA…

Promises, Promises… A Connected Taxi? Building Trust Through Technology

The sector of transportation is just another in a long hit parade of sectors massively disrupted by technology. Looking at the taxi industry, in particular, the entrenched taxi base has been combating the Uber effect with various tactics and techniques and with varying degrees of success. Adapt or die I've basically observed three different types of responses…

Money for nothing and wifi for free… How to monetize wifi?

As the provision of wifi becomes more commonplace in places of commerce (malls, stores, restaurants, clubs, etc.), there are a number of different ways companies are looking to monetize wifi or otherwise gain value out of offering "free wifi." These include: premium wifi, with faster, unlimited access advertising, e.g. pre-roll video or banner limited time, after…

A secret message can truly trust? After Secret, Confide, Snapchat… escape the Internet with Wickr

At SXSW2015, I attended the very entertaining Knight Foundation event and was delighted to meet Nico Sell, a serial entrepreneur who helps organize and run the seminal hackers' convention DEF-CON (which has been around for 22 years). Nico is also the co-founder and CEO of Wickr, an encrypted messaging system that says it is "security done right." Wickr proclaims to…

What’s Whichit? A promising new way to heighten engagement (MDE135) – Itw with Jonathan Gan, CEO and Founder

Minter Dialogue Episode #135 — This interview is with Jonathan Gan, founder and CEO of Whichit, a promising new way to heighten engagement. Based in London, Jonathan is a man on a mission. In this podcast, we talk about some of the ways that brands could take advantage of the whichit app — that has…