Ambient reality, data overload, social business, and creating ethical standards amid a quickly burgeoning socia-media landscape are some of the themes dominating conversations this year at tech conferences like SXSW. Here's a quick crib sheet.
An iBank. That's possibly the most amazing (and terrifying) thing Apple could do with its $100 billion. New data suggests such an institution would have Apple disrupting yet another industry in no time flat.
Despite all the cynicism I've seen about marketing professionals--so often depicted as subversive brainwashers, spin doctors, or snake-oil salesmen--I've often imagined that even those who seemed aligned with mind-boggling products, causes, or political candidates must believe in what they do. That's my eternal optimism speaking, or perhaps my naivete.