Bitcoin in 2017

Following an expected December rally, bitcoin surpassed the $1000 mark and flirted with reaching its all-time high. With a plethora of industry experts calling for a price to stabilize between 2 and $3,000 dollars, it is very hard to give differing predictions for movements in bitcoin.  However, consider the following: 1. Bitcoin’s volatility problem will likely continue and we recently experienced it in a 20% price collapse: The value of digital currency bitcoin crashed on…

Don’t Ignore the Social Challenges of Web Development

Our goal is to leverage what is already out in the field in terms of partners, but then hire in project management capability and a bit of technical capability. – Kevin Rollins It is easy to get excited about the new wave of technologies entering the market and the constant evolution of frameworks, hardware and technological ecosystems while at the same time forgetting about the single biggest bottleneck in web development: social challenges. Organizational structures,…

Ethereum is the Most Important High Tech Development of 2015

Ethereum is a platform for building distributed applications that benefit from consensus. Think of voting applications, social networks, ownership journals, banks, cryptocurrencies, etc. Simply put, Atheneum’s reach is massive and we’ll see a lot of Ethereum related news in the coming months. Although the platform needs several years to mature, version 1.0 is already out and many can benefit from the functionality that is already there. About Ethereum Ethereum is a blockchain-based cryptocurrency that includes…

Litecoin Has Grown Over 500%

Bitcoin’s smaller brother, Litecoin is making big news this week. The alternative cryptocurrency has risen from a mere dollar and some cents to over 7 dollars. Indeed and incredible week for the second biggest crypto. There are many reasons for Litecoin’s big correction, let’s go over a few: – Less spam tolerant. The great river of spam transactions going on at the Bitcoin network is not economically feasible in Litecoin. For a full explanation please…

Bitcoin 2015 Q1 Report Arrives

A mixed Q1 report includes Bitcoin trading up 300% Coindesk’s Bitcoin Q1 report is in and the exposed trends are unmissable. The most salient highlights include 226M invested by venture capitalist on bitcoin-related startups, a depressed price of -24% compared to last year, 8M bitcoin wallets and the most eye-catching statistic: trading volume is up 300%! At 3.4 billion dollars in market cap, bitcoin’s market share is 14 times that of the closest alt coin.…

SEO 2015: Dawn of a New Age

Marketing and SEO Books – A great book selection for doing SEO in 2015 SEO 2015 is the keyword of choice for new SEOs looking for tips and tricks in this new era. Almost everything has changed in the SEO arena since the inception of the field. The biggest change in 2015 is the promotion of reputation as a key ranking signal. Ranking algorithms are getting more and more complex and now they include a…

Upcoming Consumer Internet Startups – 2015

Of network of media properties will be called the O.N.E. Media Network, aside from that we’ll also launch three major companies in 2015. The first will we strawball.com, a service for grouping links into sets that have semantic meaning. The second startup that is on the pipeline is nukepost.com, a civic network that displays just one post per location and user intent. Beta versions of Strawball and Tellfari will be launched by late Q3. Finally,…

Upcoming Content Projects – 2015

My roster of projects for 2015 is nothing short of amazing. After completing the total redesign of jordhy.com and ip.do (my digital agency), and launching sites for US Latin Investments and Math Multipliers we are now in the process of starting several blockbuster launches in 2015. Here they are in order of expected launch: – MesotheliomaONE.com will be one of the biggest portals on the Internet for all things mesothelioma and asbestos. Including lawyer and…

eCommerce Requirements: 7 Tips to Become an eCommerce Market Leader

In order to establish an eCommerce presence you need a powerful storefront solution, sophisticated product search facilities (preferably a separate solution), merchant accounts and a secure connection to dependable payment gateways. However, in order to become an eCommerce leader you need so much more. This article gives some tips to help you achieve eCommerce excellence. 1. The first step is a having a dynamic organization where all departments contribute to a specific digital competitive advantage.…

The Hispanic Internet: Notable Research 2000-2015

Yesterday, Information Providers posted a comprehensive list of notable and very comprehensive research defining the Latino Internet reality. The curation includes academic papers about eGovernment, eCommerce and social media as well as detailed web pages that paint a clear picture of the Hispanic customer, both in and out of the U.S. To access these reports just click on the image below. Enjoy!     The Hispanic Internet: Notable Research 2000-2015 April 2nd, 2015Jordhy Ledesma…

The Long Tail is Infinite – Part 2

An infinite long tail implies your work as a keyword researcher is never-ending. The first step towards multiplying your traffic is analyzing the keywords driving traffic to your competitors. Previously on Part 1 I talked about the basics of long tail keyword research. Today we’ll explore three playbook to broaden your keyword list using the sites of your competitors.   Playbook 1 – Social Media Analysis 1.1 Use one of these SEO tools to scout…

Why Should Your Site Have a Spanish Subdomain?

Before you even consider expensive localization projects or international expansions, ask yourself this question: Can I grow my audience without expanding internationally? Of course you can. You can sell to the same zip codes and dramatically increase your customer base. Indeed that’s why companies like Sprint have fully translated their websites to Spanish while serving the same zip codes. But why would a national brand do such  a thing? It’s all about network effects.  …

2015: A Crucial Year for Latin America and the World

As the American economy walks away from the great recession, 2015 looks more and more like a big year for technology. Cryptocurrency, the Internet of things and location-based services are ready for a tidal wave of growth. As Ericsson predicts, the trends for 2015 seem futuristic and attainable at the same time. Presentation: 10 Hot Consumer Trends 2015 from Ericsson Latin America A key region to watch next year is Latin America. From Venezuela to…

Mobile Commerce, AI, Wearables and Driverless Cars

The smartphones we carry in our pockets are a million times more powerful than the supercomputers of the sixties. But the revolution doesn’t stop here: networking, software development and communications devices have also advanced at an exponential rate. My point being that the accelerating rate of improvement in information science will hit escape velocity very, very soon. Technology is penetrating our daily lives at very crazy rates. We now discover apps daily, purchase new hardware…

The Bilingual Store

In this age of eCommerce, social media and big data-powered offers, how can established businesses compete against Internet moguls like Amazon.com? The answer might rest in the language you use to talk to your customers! Increasingly, Latinos have caught the attention of eCommerce operators and traditional store managers as the new key growth market. Several dynamics make Latinos a seductive target market, namely attachment, larger homes and a tendency to refer local businesses that cater…