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Recently the AdMonsters Professional Services team – Kevin LeFew, Zach Morgan and I – had the opportunity to head down to Charlottesville, Va., to speak with a class at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. Having spent my college years at UVA (and McIntire, in particular), I jumped at the chance to get back to Charlottesville in the fall and was a little sad that it was only a day trip. It’s probably just fond memories from more than 15 years ago, but no matter the reason, I’m always glad to get back to Charlottesville and be in that environment.
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The Super Bowl is one of my favorite events of the year, no matter who is playing for the Vince Lombardi trophy. It's simply a great time to catch up with old friends while over-indulging in fattening foods and alcoholic beverages. This year all my buds will gather around my 13-inch laptop to watch the big game streaming online. If guests can't see well enough, they can load it up on their smartphones. 

 

All right, wherever I end up going to watch the Super Bowl will probably feature the game on a flat-panel HDTV, sent there via cable or satellite. But if I wanted to, the option is there to stream the big game on either NBCSports.com or NFL.com (NBC's coverage, that is – I'm sure you also can find a stream where some yokel films his TV screen and adds color...

 

2011 represented a turning point for the consumer web, having brought fundamental changes to how information is stored, shared, and transmitted and to how individuals communicate and connect. To date, bandwidth, storage limits and user access points have suppressed the potential of a web-enabled world. Those barriers have melted away, and consumers are quickly embracing the new normal of hyper-portable computing devices and ubiquitous network connectivity.

 
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