James A. Martin

James A. Martin is a seasoned tech journalist and blogger based in San Francisco and winner of the 2014 ASBPE National Gold award for his CIO.com blog. He writes CIO.com's Living the Tech Life blog and is also a content marketing consultant.

The best Google Chrome extensions

The best Google Chrome extensions

From productivity-boosting timers to ad blockers and Android messengers on your desktop, these 25 Chrome extensions make the most popular web browser even more powerful and useful.

7 unexpected ways collaboration software can boost productivity

7 unexpected ways collaboration software can boost productivity

From crisis management to flash teams, collaboration software is making enterprises more productive.

How to pick the right collaboration tools

How to pick the right collaboration tools

IT pros say collaboration is a high priority to their organization, so it's important to choose wisely

10 Evernote tips to organize your info in 2017

10 Evernote tips to organize your info in 2017

Whether you're an Evernote newbie or a proud power user, these 10 tips can elevate your digital note-taking to a new level of productivity.

10 Evernote tips to organize your info in 2017

10 Evernote tips to organize your info in 2017

Whether you're an Evernote newbie or a proud power user, these 10 tips can elevate your digital note-taking to a new level of productivity.

12 new or soon-to-be-released fitness devices worth a look

12 new or soon-to-be-released fitness devices worth a look

If you still think Fitbit's wristbands are the coolest wearables around, you're behind the times. These lesser-known fitness gadgets are designed to help improve your health, and they're all worth a look.

10 top social media marketing success stories

10 top social media marketing success stories

Upstarts such as Cards Against Humanity and iconic companies including Burberry are getting much more creative with social media. These 10 recent campaigns from the past year are examples of how quirky, unique and even risky social...

Top 10 social media misfires of 2015

Top 10 social media misfires of 2015

From upscale department store Bloomingdale's to downscale beer-maker Budweiser, many leading brands stumbled embarrassingly on social networks in 2015. Here's a list of 10 of the most egregious social media marketing mistakes.

Traction Watch: Job app Switch grows job applications 220% in a month

Traction Watch: Job app Switch grows job applications 220% in a month

A Tinder-like startup app is playing matchmaker to businesses and would-be employees.

Traction Watch: Cybrary helps fill gap of 1M vacant cybersecurity jobs

Traction Watch: Cybrary helps fill gap of 1M vacant cybersecurity jobs

Cybrary's goal is to make cybersecurity learning for individuals "free and open source."

Back-to-school tech: High-end gadgets and gear

Back-to-school tech: High-end gadgets and gear

These 12 back-to-school gizmos, including high-end laptops and ultra-portables, as well as techy bags and accessories for audiophiles, will make students actually want to head back to classes ... maybe.

10 questions for Cortana, Siri, Amazon Echo and Google Now

10 questions for Cortana, Siri, Amazon Echo and Google Now

Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant is making its desktop debut with Windows 10. How does it compare against the competition?

Traction watch: Who is gaining ground in the mobile payment industry?

Traction watch: Who is gaining ground in the mobile payment industry?

The first credit card, dubbed "Charg-It", was introduced in 1946. It took another 13 years for the first plastic credit card to arrive on the scene when in 1959 American Express introduced the first card made of plastic.

Traction Watch: FollowAnalytics promises enterprise marketers fast, deep mobile and IoT analytics

Traction Watch: FollowAnalytics promises enterprise marketers fast, deep mobile and IoT analytics

Spring 2015 DEMO Traction champion FollowAnalytics has developed a "1:1 mobile marketing platform" that the company says helps enterprise marketers successfully transition to a mobile first strategy.

Traction Watch: BetterWorks wants to be the Fitbit of enterprise employee goal tracking

Traction Watch: BetterWorks wants to be the Fitbit of enterprise employee goal tracking

There’s been a fundamental shift in how people work. But how employee performance is evaluated and measured hasn’t evolved to keep pace. BetterWorks is setting out to change that.

Traction Watch: Talkdesk lets businesses create a call center ‘In 5 minutes’

Traction Watch: Talkdesk lets businesses create a call center ‘In 5 minutes’

Live customer service is making a comeback this time with on-demand and real-time features. Learn why DEMO Traction alum Talkdesk was able to raise $15 million.

Traction Watch: Expect Labs is poised to ride the voice recognition rocket

Traction Watch: Expect Labs is poised to ride the voice recognition rocket

With more than 1,300 companies using MindMeld to integrate voice into their applications, devices and websites, Expect Labs is clearly gaining traction.

Traction Watch: Meet The Spring 2015 DEMO Traction Champions

Traction Watch: Meet The Spring 2015 DEMO Traction Champions

Five startups emerged as DEMO Traction Champions at the conclusion of Wednesday’s DEMO Traction 2015 conference in San Francisco. Chosen finalists from among hundreds of applicants had four minutes to make their pitch on stage in...

Traction Watch: Livestreaming is the New Selfie Stick

Traction Watch: Livestreaming is the New Selfie Stick

Mobile livestreaming apps Meerkat and Periscope are taking the internet by storm. Is this a fad or a new form of communication?

Traction watch: Game of drones

Traction watch: Game of drones

Drones are taking off, and with them is rising a nascent industry. Drone startups collected $108 million in VC funding in 2014, a 104 percent jump from the year before.

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