• Get real with AI in the digital commerce experience

    October 12, 2017 Jake DiMare

    Earlier this year, I attended a summit and met the head of digital at Leading Hotels of the World, a boutique chain boasting 375 properties at locations around the globe. He and I gave a presentation on the use of machine learning and NLP to improve the customer experience. At the time, they were in…

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  • South Dakota asks Supreme Court to revisit online sales tax but will it make a difference for retail?

    October 4, 2017 Jake DiMare

    This past Monday, October 2nd, 2017 South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley issued a press release announcing his office filed a petition asking the United States Supreme Court to review the South Dakota Supreme Court decision in the recent online sales tax case, State of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Overstock, and Newegg. In it, Jackley asks the U.S. Supreme…

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  • Consequences

    July 17, 2016 Jake DiMare

    See I’m a simple type of guy…When I see lightning I wait to hear the thunder. Consequence. And I don’t act surprised when entire segments of the population, who believe they aren’t getting any justice from the acting authorities, start taking justice into their own hands…However messy, cowardly, and unjust their actions may be to…

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  • Today, I ran into a burning building

    April 16, 2016 Jake DiMare

    What a crazy start to the day. Around 6:30 this morning I rushed into a burning building when I noticed an apartment fire in the building next to my own in Mariner’s Bay, Marina del Rey. It all started when I heard a series of soft explosions coming from outside my apartment. It sounded like…

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  • Learning from Old Baldy

    October 12, 2015 Jake DiMare

    Yesterday I set out to fulfill a goal I set for myself this year, and attempted to summit Mount San Antonio. At 10,068 feet, Mount San Antonio, known as Mount Baldy to most Angelinos, is the highest peak of the San Gabriel Mountains, and the highest point in Los Angeles County, California. In the end I succumbed to dizziness and…

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  • What a year in Los Angeles has taught me…

    July 25, 2015 Jake DiMare

    Today is the 1 year anniversary of the day my wife and I arrived in Los Angeles to start our new lives as Californians. As seems to be the custom, in a city as transitory in the lives of many of her millions of residents, I believe this officially makes us ‘old-timers’. As such, I thought I would take…

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  • Big Data + Artificial Intelligence = God 2.0

    November 19, 2014 Jake DiMare

    Consider this: Within our lifetime artificial intelligence will likely emerge and be deployed which is capable of simultaneous awareness of every transaction we make, every public tweet, article, or blog post we write (or have written), and every private email we send -regardless of whether it’s from our own email account or one we have access to on behalf of…

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  • Content Done Right…

    November 11, 2014 Jake DiMare

    If you are a total space nerd like me then this is undoubtedly an exciting day for you as well. I’m not going to spend a lot of time sharing the story of the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission because, well, the point of my post is they are doing a great job of it themselves.…

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  • Burger Porn

    August 28, 2014 Jake DiMare

    My life has been changed as a result of viewing PornBurger.me. I simply refuse to accept the fact that I got all the way through considering every item on this ‘menu’, only to learn it’s not actually a restaurant. I was ready to get up out of my chair and run to this place, immediately. If it was…

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  • The verdict on automated sentencing?

    August 4, 2014 Jake DiMare

    I’ve been following and doing my best to join the conversation taking place at Simple Justice, by Scott Greenfield for about a year. Yesterday my wife had to do her best to contain my ego when one of my comments from last week broke the post barrier and became the topic of conversation. For those of you wondering…

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