This will go bad real fast. Customers playing DJ in a bar playing whatever songs they want through their smart phones. Ouch.
Wonders of modern science. What better tribute on #Veteran’sDay than to finally deliver these heroes to their families?
Read here how modern DNA technology identified unknown soldiers killed in the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec 7, 1941.
Bravo to all Veterans on #VeteransDay 2015, including my Dad “The Colonel” Cliff Borden, career Army, and our young sailor Olivia Huber!
thanks to Navy Times for the story
UPDATE 2-24-16: HEY somebody did it!
The FCC is considering new ways to cut robocalls and SPAM texts.
My idea is to go back to the old concept of collect calling. You could get a 900 number for your phone. When people call it says “the surcharge for this call will be zero if the person you are calling presses #1 within 20 seconds of answering the call, otherwise the charge for this call will be $9.99 plus tax. You can hang up now or charge will go into effect in 5 seconds at the time of the first ring.” This could not be blocked. The phone company and the customer could split the proceeds from junk phone callers who don’t hang up fast enough. If you charge a friend by mistake you’d have a couple of days to go online and reverse the charge.
For texts the texter would get 1 free shot and a warning. If the recipient does not respond to the second text they would be charged for that text and every text after from the same trunk system or IP.
PHONE COMPANIES PLEASE STEAL MY IDEA! I’ll be the first one to sign up.
Read what the FCC is considering here on Mashable. But I think my idea is best! — Tim “TTBG”
A restaurant in Singapore is planning to experiment with drones delivering food and drinks within the restaurant. Read about it here at WaPo. Sounds messy to me, so what do you think?
I see this starting with the big players and saturating bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and other hospitality venues. And even retail.
Read about it here.
Problem with “Big Data” is the more you have, the more you have to sort to get anything useful, and the more misleading paths are possible. Curation is necessary by humans using logic, critical thinking and especially instincts gained through years of experience.
Our bar / restaurant industry is behind the curve on developing mobile friendly (responsive) websites, social media and other trends in mobile that are bringing big changes in customer habits. This should be a marketing priority for every restaurant, bar, nightclub, hotel and other hospitality operator! Shoot me a note for help with this – easy, proven, profitable moves you can make quickly. Cheers! TimTheBarGuy