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Digital Coffee Podcast

This podcast dedicated to all things tech. The story of how this came about was ordinary, maybe, but what I want to do with it, is extraordinary. I was working at a coffee shop and pondered my love for coffee and tech. I have also grown up around tech. I also had a new passion for coffee. This idea stayed with me until I figured out the name. Digital Coffee was born. So, with this idea I look at tech as I do coffee. How is the “tech brewed?” In my reviews, I look at it as a taste test, except I don’t drink the tech. I mean, who would? If you do, please let me know how I can! Anyways, if you feel like this is a great space to learn and have fun with tech, then, feel free to support me. I don’t mind at all! If you enjoy my podcast and blog please consider support me here: https://www.patreon.com/digitalcoffee Schedule: Monday: Digital Coffee Friday: Gamer’s Cafe Saturday: Marketing Blend Gaming on the Weekend! Twitch Youtube
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Sep 29, 2016

Today's Episode

Google has released a lot of new features for its analytics software. Prior to this, you could only use the optimizer, data source on the 360 program. Now, they have released beta versions that will help SMBs understand their customers more. This is a great time to learn more about those products. Facebook is a mystery to me. There metric was flawed, but, they did not want to report that.  They decided to release a work social network for some reason. Facebook makes not sense.

Anyways, scroll down for more!

Marketing News Analyzed:

  • There's a hidden cost to content marketing
  • Google adds free versions to its 360 program
  • Cross-device retargeting is here on Google
  • Google updates Penguin to 4.0
  • Oracle has an update for its marketing cloud
  • Twitter adds an ad that targets clicks and conversions
  • Twitter lets people create moments
  • New studies on ads and they are interesting!
  • Facebook has 4 million advertisers... woohoo?
  • Facebook messed up their algorithm... or they just suck anyways
  • Salesforce goes after commerce
  • Facebook At Work is launching soon
  • Opinion: Brands beware of political issues

Apps/Programs to Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

I do not see a point to Facebook at Work. Why?

Brands be sure you understand the blowback for taking a stand.

Facebook, you should have fixed your crappy algorithm.

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Sep 27, 2016

Today's Episode

Snapchat Spectacles, that was not that big of a shock. It was an interesting move for Snapchat. This could help them boost their user base or turn into another Google Glass. There will be an issue with privacy and people not knowing if you are recording. I do not like the design of the glasses and think that might turn off some people. There is some innovation here and that should be noted. However, this is still an unknown. It should be interesting to see!

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Tech News Decoded:

  • Twitter bot scans the "deplorables"
  • Cognovia Labs will analysis the debate to see who wins
  • Plex is going to the Cloud with Amazon
  • Chromecast is going 4k with Chromecast Ultra
  • Google is making Andromeda will be an OS and tablet
  • You can now order sperm through the mail
  • A webcam filter that can turn people flat
  • SEC may look into Yahoo security breach
  • Who's gonna buy Twitter?
  • Why Google looks to be the best fit for Twitter
  • Houseparty is a new app from Meerkat
  • Snapchat Spectacles and how it might be a smart move for Snapchat

Apps/Programs to Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

I do not care who you are, not informing your users of a breach is unethical.

This could make Snapchat even more popular with the spectacles

I really want everyone to question everything.

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Sep 24, 2016

Today's Episode

A promising game, Star Citizen seems to be in trouble. I love space sim games, but, this game may never see the light of day. A new report showcases the damaging saga of Star Citizen. There were lots of people that supported this game, but, Chris Roberts seems to have bitten off more than he could handle. I hope this game comes out. I hope it's great. This game may turn out to be another No Man's Sky. Only time will tell. Gamer's should be excited because the holiday season is almost here. October is the official start of the gaming holiday season. Game on!

On with the show!

Gaming News Pwned:

  • No Man's Sky get a patch
  • Quantum Break gets a Steam trailer
  • Capcom in some serious trouble over update
  • Watch Dogs 2 and the eh game
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided gets a new DLC
  • Star Citizen may be in trouble
  • Civ 6 not so beefy in the system requirements
  • Kingdoms of Amalur court case settled
  • Some interesting info on Tyranny
  • Valve tweaks reviews again
  • BF1 maps and modes revealed
  • Blizzard rebrand Battle.net
  • Doom finally launches Deathmatch
  • Titanfall 2 drops its system requirements
  • No Man's Sky in Doom, yes!
  • Resident Evil 7 lurches its system requirements
  • Changes coming to The Division
  • CPR wants you to kill its servers
  • and more!

Gaming Deals:

Tweetable Quotes:

Star Citizen took more than it could handle.

Watch Dogs 2 looks blah. I am not interested.

BF1 has more maps than Battlefront did at launch. Wow!

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Sep 22, 2016

Today's Episode

Ads, they are a valuable tool This is what will drive sales for businesses. Social networks have their ad programs. They are mostly good if you have a great marketer doing some great ads. We are at an interesting time. The better campaign you have, the more likes, the revenue you could get. The problem is the blockers people are using. Each year people install these programs. Marketers and advertisers are not doing their jobs. We can do better. However, Google launched Allo. This messaging app is interesting. The question is, will it capture a chunk of the market?

Next, I look at the tools that support Twitter "longer tweets." This has finally been released. Many people are happy. Learn more below!

Marketing News Analyzed:

  • Twitter's "longer tweets" does not apply to ads
  • Instagram redesigns call-to-action buttons
  • Instagram rolls out a save draft feature
  • Google, Facebook, and IAB want to make better ads
  • Pinterest makes making promoted pins easier
  • Facebook wants to show you how well their ads to
  • The short list of tools that support "longer tweets"
  • The difference between Snapchat Stories and Instagram Stories

Apps/Programs To Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

You can create a Pinterest campaign in 9 seconds!

It should be interesting to see if Allo will be any good.

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Sep 20, 2016

Today's Episode

Twitter has finally released its "longer tweets." That's right, the media in your tweets will not account against your character count. This is a long time coming. They should have released this years ago. However, at least we get it now. Better late than never! There are some rules to it, but, for the most part, media does not count against it. I am amazed at how long it took them to figure this out. Everyone that uses Twitter always hated that feature. It makes Twitter a little more useful. No longer the anger fist of losing some characters to media. Let's rejoice and tweet some more!

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Tech News Decoded:

  • Photos leaked showing the new Google phones
  • There going to be more AP Computer Science classes soon
  • Data suggest Amazon reviews are biased
  • Twitter releases "longer tweets"
  • Google updates photos 
  • Google releases Google Trips
  • Self-driving cars to get regulations
  • New update on Skype Preview
  • Desktop Apps ported to Universal Apps finally arrives
  • Google buys APi.AI
  • Etsy buys Blackbird Technologies

Apps/Programs to Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

Twitter should have released this 5 years ago.

I like the Nexus name. I prefer it over Pixel.

If marketers do not incentivize reviews they are usually all bad.

There's a new update to anyone still using Window Phones.

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Sep 17, 2016

Today's Episode

Gamers are an interesting breed. We crave excitement and a challenge, but, not all the time. It gets worse as time goes on. The older we get, the more we do not want to compete. Games are fun and sometimes you just want to have fun. Not compete, not have to deal with people. That's why single player is still a viable avenue for developers to do. It's a big surprise that the older you get, the less you want to compete. People change, you have more responsibilities and competing is not fun. It's great that single player games are still around. There will always be a market for it.

Time for the show!

Gaming News Pwnd:

  • Overwatch gets a small patch
  • Blizzard is letting people change their username for a fee
  • Steam changes its review policy
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 looks great in early access
  • Paladins goes open beta
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole gets delayed
  • Brutal looks to bring the old school feel to FPS
  • GeoForce GTX 1080 Ti looks to beat the Titan
  • A study finds the obvious, old gamers do not want to compete
  • Sony did not like No Man's Sky PR strategy
  • Star Wars Battlefront DLC live next week
  • Metro developer teases something interesting
  • EA releases some interesting facts about BF1
  • For Honor gets a second closed Alpha

Gaming Deals:

Tweetable Quotes:

Are people still playing Battlefront?

Now, you can get all the BF4 DLCs for free!

I am in the For Honor closed Alpha. That's all I can say.

Big surprise, older gamers do not want to compete.

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Sep 15, 2016

Today's Episode

Nobody ever wants to be in a crisis, but, many businesses find themselves in one. The honest truth, your company is going to be in one. That's unfortunate, but, there are ways to be prepared. The best way is to have a crisis plan. This will give you the best way to deal with a crisis. A well thought out and researched crisis plan can be the best gift any marketers or PR practitioner can do. On this episode, I go through the basic of a crisis plan. I also talk about how to do a rebranding right. There are many companies that do this. Some do it well, others, need work. Do not be the latter. It's important to do a rebranding your customers can get on board with.

Anyways, scroll down to listen to the show!

Marketing News Analyzed:

  • Youtube becomes more social
  • Google introduces a new ad for Youtube
  • Vimeo has a new business tier plan.
  • Snapchat adds retargeting because it's creepy?
  • Facebook adds a buy button and integration with bots
  • Instagram has a tool to combat comment abuse
  • You can move Google Analytics properties
  • Facebook and Twitter join forces to fight clickbait
  • Twitter releases new features for tweets this month
  • Get ready for Apple Pay
  • Handling a Crisis
  • Doing rebranding right

Apps/Programs To Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

Finally, you only have to worry about the words being too long on Twitter.

Be sure to properly research when writing your crisis plan.

Google is finally doing social media right.

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Sep 13, 2016

Today's Episode

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is not having a good year. It was released to a lot of praise, but, that quickly turned into exploding phones. Now government agencies are telling to not to use this phone. I was thinking of buying one, but, not anymore. I like to have my phone not set fire to my place. Samsung needs to can get this crisis taken care of. It has hurt it's brand big time. Just like Twitter, this is not their year. Twitter is trying to find that sweet spot for growth. Lately, it is testing tools and notification to get people to say on Twitter. It needs to find that cool factor again. I do not think it's there yet, but, it can get it's mojo back.

Tech News Decoded:

  • It's not looking good for Samsung
  • ACLU wants Obama to pardon Snowden
  • Twitter is finally updating its 140 character limit
  • Twitter informs you when your favorite live streamer is streaming
  • Messengers revamp payments, bots, and ads
  • Netflix does not like data caps
  • Coding Confessional lets coder share their true feelings
  • Google shows you how it does copyright claims
  • LinkedIn goes lite in India
  • eBay wants to buy your smartphone
  • Google has some vulnerabilities
  • Tim Cook says something about Macs
  • MIT can finally judge a book by its cover.

Apps/Programs to Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

I feel for the Samsung Marketing and PR teams

The two things Facebook loves to do: place ads everywhere and copy Snapchat.

4 years without updating your Mac line is too long.

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Sep 10, 2016

Today's Episode

Duke Nukem is back. I mean, the glory days of Duke Nukem 3D. Those were the days. FPS were new and exciting. There were many developers trying new things. It was a great time in gaming. Most FPS have a formula now. You do not have to look further than Call of Duty. That franchise has a systematic formula. It's good to see an old friend back. Hail to the King, Baby!

Now, time for the show!

Gaming News Pwnd:

  • Walking Dead Season 3 is coming in November
  • Duke Nukem celebrates its 20th birthday!
  • Mos Eisley recreated in the Unreal 4 Engine
  • Doom finally adds deathmatch later this month
  • New Prey trailer shows off more about Prey
  • AMD release a hotfix for graphics cards
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has a preview mode for DX12
  • Rainbow Six: Siege may get another DLC Season Pass
  • Nvidia releases Geforce Experience 3.0
  • Sony announces Playstation Pro
  • Mass Effect has a new trailer
  • CyberPunk 2077 has more people working on it
  • and more!

Gaming Deals:

Tweetable Quotes:

Yes, we can enjoy Duke Nukem in all his glory!

I do feel like DICE has a hit on them.

We get to experience Star Wars on our computers. Woohoo!

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Sep 8, 2016

Today's Episode

Data is air for marketers. It is what we need to run a business. Without knowing what is going on, we are lost. Guessing cannot be a major part of marketing. Even the smartest people can be wrong. Data and analytics are the tools every marketing department needs. However, some marketers do not use it correctly. They see what is doing ok and keep doing the same thing. That's now what is going to make a company successful. A friendly reminder! Always use data to your best advantage!

Time for the show!

Marketing News Analyzed:

  • Adobe adds analytics for live video
  • Harvard Business Journal and using analytics for customer value.
  • Do not be filtered out by Google!
  • Google Analytics has a Google Now-like feature
  • Snapchat is on the rise
  • Skype for Teams is a real thing
  • LinkedIn is redesigning its business pages
  • Facebook is testing a new feature
  • Google does not like pop-ups
  • and more!

Apps/Programs to Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

Skype for Teams could be great for Microsoft.

The new redesign for businesses pages on LinkedIn looks great!

Google has sent a message to marketers. No pop-ups.

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Sep 3, 2016

Today's Episode

Battlefield is back, or, in beta form. It's great to see this series go back in history. World War 1 is rarely talked about. Most people do not even know who was involved and why the world was at war. There's only one other game that has touched this era and that was Verdun. It is a great game. Unfortunately, Battlefield will overshadow it. It some ways, that's sad.  The great news, is we get to experience in  some ways how the battle was fought. It's not going to be realistic, but, giving people a chance to understand a piece of history is a good thing.

Now, on with the show!

Gaming News Pwnd:

  • No Man's Sky gets the biggest update yet
  • Halo 5 Forge gets a custom game browser
  • There're some interesting things in Valve code comments
  • COD Infinite War beta is not coming to the PC
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided gets a new DLC this month
  • New Overwatch update is live
  • Nvidia makes a Fallout 4 mod
  • There's six new playable Titans
  • The Division is getting a Public Test Server
  • EVE online goes to a free-to-play option
  • My impressions of Battlefield 1 beta
  • Second Playthrough review of Deus Ex

Gaming Deals:

Tweetable Quotes:

Deus Ex story was lacking. The first game was better.

Battlefield 1 is good. The bugs were a rarity for me.

Developers, you need to beta test on the PC. Why is this so hard?

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Sep 1, 2016

Today's Episode

Brand Voice, it's an important aspect of marketing any business. However, many companies do not seem to have it. The problem can be many things. The marketing person does not know about it. The business hires an unseasoned marketer. The main reason, the marketers does not make time. Being a marketing professional is difficult. There's always something going on. The marketers can at times, put out many fires. They are the ones doing the communication for the company. That means internal and external communication, speech writing and more. Hats off to all my wonderful marketers. You are one in a million.

Anyways, on with the show!

Marketing News Analyzed:

  • Twitter loves content creator 
  • Snapchat has a big update for its iOS app
  • LinkedIn supports hashtags.
  • Google Analytics adds workspaces 
  • Pinterest updates it ad platform
  • Facebook is making offers better
  • Facebook is making the web faster
  • Instagram launches zoom
  • Why a brand voice is important

Apps/Programs to Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

Having a brand voice keeps the company on point.

I do not understand why LinkedIn did not roll out hashtags on web and mobile.

Facebook, if I am paying you, I should get what I paid for.

If you're not on Pinterest, you should be.

Now small businesses can make geofilters.

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