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Tony Rizzo joined TMCnet following a stint as the Editor in Chief of Mobile Enterprise, which he took on following an almost two year stretch on the mobile vendor side of the world. As Tony puts it, “Sometimes you have to cross the line and get your hands dirty in order to effectively and knowledgably communicate to end users and the enterprise what’s going on in the vendor community.” Before crossing the vendor line Tony spent five years as the Director of Mobile Research for research analyst firm The 451 Group. There he lived through both the early stages of enterprise mobility and the first steps of the enterprise mobility consumerization phenomenon following the release of the original iPhone.

Prior to his jump into mobility Tony served as the Editor in Chief of Internet World, as the Editorial Director of an Ernst & Young Financial Services Web Advisory project, as a publishing consultant for CMP Media, as the Editor in Chief of NetGuide (the first Internet magazine), as a founding editor and Editor of Network Computing Magazine, and as the founding Technical Editor of Microsoft Systems Journal (as a very early employee of Microsoft back in the days of OS/2).

Prior to his business technology publishing adventures Tony was at New York University, where he developed extensive technology training programs ranging from mainframes to the early years of C, Unix and PCs. He has owned an original IBM PC, an Apple II and a BlackBerry circa 2000, and wonders to this day why he didn’t hold on to any of them. He is also proud to admit that he was a pioneering user of email back when the Internet was known as Arpanet during his NYU days.

Latest Articles

In-vehicle Wearable Technology Integration with New Autos Will Scale to Over 90 Percent Global Penetration by 2019 02/04/2014
Emotiv Claims Its Brainwave Scanner Allows People to Control Wheelchairs with Their Minds 02/03/2014
$2.6 Billion GPS Fitness Device Market Losing Market Share to Smart Mobile Devices and Wearable Technology Products 02/03/2014
Life-Changing Wearable Tech: Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Finally Brings Light of Day to Patients 01/30/2014
Google's Contact Lens for Diabetes - a Lesson in Real Wearable Tech Revenue Generation 01/21/2014
Losing 5,000 Intel Jobs - Blame Mobility and Wearable Technology 01/20/2014
Cecilia Abadie - the First Person Ever Cited for Driving While Wearing Google Glass - Has Her Day in Traffic Court 01/16/2014
Wearable Technology Market Will Ship at Least 10 Million Units in 2014, 100+ Million by 2020 01/15/2014
Smartwatches Are Hot, So Should We Be Surprised Use of Smartwatches is Only at 1 Percent? 01/13/2014
Razer's Nabu - A Fabulous New Hybrid Smartwatch and Activity Tracker Shows Up at CES 2014 01/08/2014
Vuzix Partners with Nuance to Enhance M100 Smart Glasses with Voice Recognition 01/08/2014
Freescale Semiconductor Wearables Reference Platform (WaRP) Seeks to Drive Wearable Technology Design Innovation 01/07/2014
Sony's New Keys to Owning the Wearable Tech Space? The Core, SmartBand and LifeLog 01/07/2014
Consumer Electronics Show 2014 - Market Opportunities in Wearable Technologies 01/06/2014
Is Wearable Technology for Real, Really? Here Are Some Answers for 2014 01/01/2014
Pro Sports, Fitness, Wearable Tech - A Match Made in Heaven 12/16/2013
TMC's FAST - Fitness and Sports Technology - Conference Primed to Take Off Today 12/09/2013
Wearable Technology Expo and Conference - Exciting Products, Exciting Technology, Amazing Speakers 12/09/2013
Qualcomm's Toq Smartwatch - It's Not about the Smartwatch, It's about the Magical Display 12/03/2013
Sony's New SmartWig Patent - Dumbest Wearable Tech Ever or Brilliant Medical Idea? 11/26/2013
Jawbone's New Wristband UP24 - Always Connected, Always Motivated 11/20/2013
Does Apple Have His & Hers Designer iWatches up its Sleeve? 11/15/2013
Under Armour Will Pony Up $150 Million to Buy MapMyFitness, One of the World's Largest Fitness Tracking Platforms 11/14/2013
Wearable Smart Glasses Shipments to Reach 10 Million Globally by 2018 11/14/2013
Pivothead Wearable Imaging Launches Next Generation SMART Eyewear and New IndieGoGo Campaign 11/14/2013
New Apple Patent Application Emerges - It is All a Wearable Tech Vision 11/07/2013
Pebble Technology Delivers on iOS 7 notifications and the new Pebble SDK 2.0 11/06/2013
The New adidas Smart Run Smartwatch - It's Very Cool but the miCoach Platform is the Secret Sauce 10/31/2013
Samsung Smart Glasses in the Works? Of Course, But for Now it is All Just Guesswork 10/28/2013
Bionym - Biometrics and Heartbeats as a Means to Password Security 10/24/2013
Is Microsoft Testing Eyewear Similar to Google Glass? Yes - But it is Hardly a Surprise 10/24/2013
New Nike+ FuelBand SE Announced Today at NikeFuel Forum Live Event 10/15/2013
Health Tech Player Basis Extends Series B Funding to Over $23 Million 10/09/2013
Tikker - How About It? A Watch that Counts Down Your Lifetime 10/09/2013
How Many Smartwatches Can a Smartwatch Seller Sell if a Seller Sells iWatches? 10/07/2013
Is There a Gem of an LG...or Moto X...or Glass Smartwatch Hiding Up Google's Sleeve? 10/07/2013
Wearable Tech Market Projections: WT Device Shipments Will Hit 64M in 2017 10/04/2013
Apple, LG, Samsung - The Next Golden Age of Curved Display Mobility 10/03/2013
The Fabulous Cynaps V2 Bone Conduction Hat 10/03/2013
Will Samsung's Mad Dash Approach to Product Development Kill the Galaxy Gear before it Launches? 09/17/2013
Apple's New M7 Motion Co-Processor and Apple's Wearable Tech Marathon vs. Samsung's Mad Dash 09/12/2013
Hands-Off Review: Misfit Wearables Shine Health Monitor Puts a Memorable Spotlight on My Daily Activities 08/29/2013
Hands-Off Review: Misfit Wearables Shine Health Monitor Puts Quite a Spotlight on My Daily Activities 08/23/2013
Is D-Day for Samsung's Smartwatch Arriving on September 4, 2013? 08/06/2013
Eye Wonders - Wireless Contact Lens Displays and Zoomable Contacts 08/02/2013
Plantronics Launches CS500 XD - Wireless Wearable Tech Without the Cross Chatter 07/30/2013
From Wearable Technology to adidas to M2M 07/29/2013
Can Wearable Technology Save Dell? 07/09/2013
Pebble Brings Its SmartWatch to Best Buy in Exclusive Deal 07/02/2013
Apple Looks to Trademark iWatch in Japan 07/01/2013
Sony Announces New Android-Powered SmartWatch 2 06/26/2013
The State of the Art in Wearable Tech - The New $10B to $50B Market That Impacts All of Us 06/25/2013
Plantronics Unveils New Enterprise Wearable Technology at Cisco Live 06/25/2013
The State of the Art in Wearable Tech - The new $10 to $50 Billion Market That Impacts All of Us 06/24/2013
Will Open Source Lead Sony to the Promised Land of Smartwatch and Wearable Tech Visibility? 06/19/2013
Originally Funded via Kickstarter, Oculus VR Closes New Funding of $16M to Propel Rift Headset Development 06/18/2013
Ultra-Slim and Truly Curvable Glass from Corning Arrives - Is a Cool New Apple Product Not Far Behind? 06/18/2013
On the Heels of Apple's Gaze Patent Application Comes Google's Own Eye Tracking Patent 06/06/2013
Apple's Electronic Devices with Eye Gaze Detection Capabilities: Hey, for an iWatch? 06/05/2013
Will BlackBerry Become a Wearable Technology Powerhouse? 05/07/2013
Vuzix Scores Big with New M100 Smart Glasses 05/02/2013
Jawbone Buys BodyMedia for Over $100 Million - Wearable Tech Takes a Major Leap Forward 04/30/2013
Did Apple Board Member Bill Campbell Hint at an Apple Smart Watch Recently? 04/29/2013
Google Glass Mirror API Released for Developers, Hardware Specs Also Released 04/16/2013
The Inner Workings of Google Glass in Print and Pictures 04/11/2013
Baidu Eye - Google Glass is Now D.E.A.D. 04/03/2013
VEA Buddy - A Smart Watch That is Almost Already Real 03/27/2013
UCLA Researchers Deliver Truly Bendable Super Lightweight Batteries 03/18/2013
Bionics: Wearable Tech Encounters of the Third Kind 03/08/2013
Wearable Computing Devices Will Exceed 485 Million in Annual Shipments by 2018 02/21/2013
Zenneck Waves Keep Wearable Tech Wireless Communications 'Close to the Vest' 02/05/2013
Wearable Technology - The Next Mobility Market is Booming! 01/22/2013

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The Business of Wearable Computing: An Interview with Brand Finance An interview with Edgar Baum, Managing Director North America with Brand Finance, the world’s leading brand valuation and strategy consultancy. Mr. Baum specializes in marketing ROI and financially quantified brand strategy.
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Wearable Tech Startup Strategy CRV's George Zachary talks wearable startups and how they can secure the attention of the right investors as the seek to become the next great thing in wearables.
How to Win the Wearable Tech Funding Game Donatella Giacometti speaks with Canary Ventures' Alex Goldberg about what the investment community looks for in startups, such as the many new wearable tech companies that are emerging.

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