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Band of the Year: Arcade Fire

The biggest acts of 2013 remodeled the standard album rollout into a highly engaging blockbuster event, shattering any preconceived notions of hype. Some explored new sounds by collaborating with an eclectic mix of talent. Others took risks to deliver an elegant, challenging, and important record. A handful did both. But only one reached above and beyond.

UK’s Telegraph recently wrote a piece o

UK’s Telegraph recently wrote a piece on the demise of wearable technology. With Nike confirming that they are closing the digital division that brought us the FuelBand, the thought amongst media is that such devices may have seen their last breath.

However, I for one, refuse to believe this. The Pebble smartwatch is still widely popular. And Samsung continues to build their smart device capabilities. Not to mention, everyone seems to agree that Apple will soon launch their iWatch.

What do you think?

My first blog from Taipei, Taiwan for itbusiness

Last week I was an official guest of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) in Taipei. As part of my visit, I had the opportunity to visit 4 different technology companies. One of them was XYZprinting.

XYZprinting is attempting to disrupt the 3D printer marketplace with their new line of 3D printers. I wrote a piece for about my visit last week. If you’re a fan of the whole “maker movement” this might be an article that you enjoy. I hope you like it.

Wattpad Raises $46M From OMERS Ventures And Others To Grow Its Social Publishing Network

Social writing platform and writer’s network Wattpad has been at it for a while now, and they’ve quietly amassed a massive user base that engages regularly with the site, posting their own stories and reading the stories of others, all the while engaging with one another through feedback, criticism and support. Now, the startup has raised a Series C round of funding worth $46 million, led by OMERS Ventures, and including August Capital, Raine Ventures and Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund, and all of the company’s existing investors