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Blake Dowling has 40 articles published.

Blake Dowling is chief business development officer at Aegis Business Technologies. His technology columns are published by several organizations. Contact him at dowlingb@aegisbiztech.com or at www.aegisbiztech.com

Blake Dowling: Disruption and artificial intelligence

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Uber, Netflix, Amazon Go, Legal Robot, Watson, Einstein, Starship … all examples of disruption and the artificial intelligence that is changing the legal, medical and business world every day. Maybe you have heard of some (or all) of them; they all have an interesting story.

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Blake Dowling: Embarrassing moments of 2017

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For those in the spotlight, the internet is not so fun. Not a moment can go by when the world isn’t critiquing politicians, athletes, celebrities and various other public figures. I joke with my fraternity brothers (with whom I hold football season tickets) about how it was such a blessing to have attended college right before smartphones, social media, etc.

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Blake Dowling: The almighty email

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Ray Tomlinson invented email in 1972. Tomlinson was an ARPANET contractor and picked the @ symbol to reference digital communications between computers. Since then, things have changed — just a wee bit.

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Blake Dowling: This week’s threat — LeakerLocker

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The technical landscape of 2017 offers a never-ending parade of innovation, as well as a full-on riot of various tech threats. Cyber crooks and terrorists want your dollars and to cause chaos, too. To that end, they use several motivational tools, including one ransomware scheme that asks you to infect two other people before they give you your data. That one is devious beyond words.

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Blake Dowling: Wise Kim meets Leon County

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The “Leon Consulate of Florida” was overthrown this week, thanks to the chumps at the Moroccan Islamic Union-Mail. I suppose they meant Leon County, since this hacking wing of ISIS hasn’t quite mastered English. What they refer to is the Leon County (North Florida) website; it was indeed hacked for a couple of minutes, replaced with this creepy message: County officials responded immediately that the attack was only “surface level” and all sensitive data was protected behind a firewall. Perhaps…

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Blake Dowling: With ads, 2017 is an all-new animal

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Who remembers when beer commercials were awesome? What happened to Spuds McKenzie? This awesome Lone Star Beer ad really shines: Or the team of studs at Elsinore Brewery: And — last but not least – this Schlitz Malt Liquor ads that ruled the early 80s (which might have been the pinnacle). No one does it like the bull: For so long, TV was everything from a media buyer’s stand point — but then it all changed. When pushing a product,…

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Blake Dowling: 2018 is coming, time to tighten up voter tech

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Only in the world of politics can an election take place with both sides claiming they got the W. In college football, it’s simple; you win or you lose — unless you are a Tennessee fan, then you get to be a “champion of life.” I am sure Tennessee Coach Butch Jones meant well when he muttered those words last year, but come on man. Back to politics. The special election (Karen Handel versus Jon Ossoff) in Georgia’s 6th Congressional…

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