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Trends in Technology

Tech TrendsI left high school a full year early, and as a condition of early graduation my parents had to sign off on it being under 18 years old. They had another condition too, that I attend the local junior college and take at least two classes. As a master of the minimum, that's just what I did, took only two. I took Intro to Business for exactly what it was and Criminal Justice out of curiosity.

I got lucky with my Intro to Business class, the professor was a self made millionaire teaching for only a dollar in salary per year. He had quite an opinion and one of the best pieces of investment advice that I picked up came from him. Simply put, to make money in business you need to look for trends.

Here's 15 trends in technology from the Business Insider that are shaping the future.


No Beer in the World Cup

World Cup SoccerOddly enough there is no beer sold a any World Cup Soccer match. Even with Budweiser as a sponsor, no beer is sold in the stadium due to how unruly a 'futbol' crowd can become under the influence of alcohol. At other sporting events a cold beer isn't a problem. When I think fighting and sports, other than Boxing or MMA, hockey is the one sport where you'd think you have a problem. According to FIFA.com the organizer and promoter of the World Cup, not even on their website shows or links, mentions anything about Budweiser as a supporter. Why then would AB want to spend what I am sure would be hefty price tag for the relationship?

Everything on FIFA.com's website promotes a healthy happy world. Apparently, what happens when people drink at a soccer match contradicts the image they want to promote, but happy to take the cash.

Go Netherlands! And, I'd prefer an Amstel Light.

I stand corrected, the Budweiser Bill reported by John Oliver explains the lift on the alcohol ban.


The Deep Web

DarksideAn anonymous cookie that is. With all the news about BitCoin and anonymous transactions making their way into mainstream news, started to investigate the Deep Web, or the dark side of the internet.   Only about 4% of the web is visible to the average user.   Sites like Facebook, Reddit, YouTube and other commercial business sites make up this 4% while the other 96% are sites that are not indexed by Google and Bing.   Wow right.

To surf the dark side requires anonymity and caution, (consider yourself fore-warned) You can look on Hidden-Wiki and search .onion, TOR and that will get you started.   A lot of the sites have been taken down and, count on being tracked by NSA, FBI and a few other 3 character government agencies.

It's a sick, sick world under the surface, I'll stay on the topside with the other 4%.


StartupNation.com Sporting a New Look

StartUpNationStartupNation.com is one of my favorite reads and one of the regular sites that I frequent for news and ideas when it comes to helping small and emerging businesses, like my own.  They are sporting a new look that makes it easier to read and keep up with the latest topics on my iPad.

Sections I enjoy are Getting More Sales, Leverage Business Technology and the general spirit of entrepreneurship that StartupNation.com promotes.   You'll never get rich working for someone else, so start and build your business around something you love to do and take the advice of other business owners that have traveled the same roads.

A little insight might just make the difference between being successful or making a costly mistake.


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