Daniel Matthews

Daniel Matthews is a freelance writer from Boise, ID. Daniel received his Bachelor's in English from Boise State University in 2006, and is currently working on a book about the 2008 financial crisis. Widely-published online, he specializes in research and analysis that sheds light on the intersection of tech, business, and current affairs. Daniel is an avid writer and technology enthusiast whose mission is to bring journalistic integrity and informed opinions to his audience in ways that make them think differently about the world. You can find him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

How AI Will Benefit Small Businesses in 2019

By Daniel Matthews | November 29, 2018

Small Business AI Quick, what’s the primary way for businesses to get traffic online? Is it social media marketing or search engine marketing? According to marketing guru Neil Patel, “More people look for businesses on search” than they do social

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No Google+? No Problem

By Daniel Matthews | October 18, 2018

No doubt you heard about the death of Google+? The reports of the death of Google+ are not exaggerated. But it’s an exaggeration to say that Google shut it down because of a data breach. Rather, Google shut it down

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How the Cloud Became Video’s Best Friend

By Daniel Matthews | September 24, 2018

Netflix and the Cloud It’s official: video has now completed a successful transfer to the cloud. The outstanding example of late is Netflix’s tie with HBO for the most Emmy awards. This is the first time Netflix has tied with

The Cloud Reveals a Future of Work That May Be Scary to Some

By Daniel Matthews | June 21, 2018

The Future of Work May Be Scary to Some Anyone paying attention to the world of work over the past 10 years or so has noticed the profound changes. Whether client-facing or internal, the cloud and its attendant technologies —

Why Isn’t There a US GDPR?

By Daniel Matthews | May 24, 2018

US GDPR Recently, I was reading an article from The Hartford on how to protect business income. The Hartford recommends something that seems like a no-brainer to anyone who has ever heard of the cloud — meaning just about anyone

It’s Official: AI Can Now Do a Doctor’s Job

By Daniel Matthews | April 16, 2018

AI Can Now Do a Doctor’s Job Look at how far we’ve come with AI and healthcare. Not long ago, I took a look at the telehealth scene and noted that there were no algorithms coming up with direct diagnoses

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Cloud Collaboration: When Will Remote Work Meet Virtual Reality?

By Daniel Matthews | February 14, 2018

Cloud Collaboration The benefits of remote work and cloud collaboration make it hard for businesses and employees to pass up. For the business, it’s a perk that can draw prospects. Plus, businesses with remote teams can save a lot of

Why Bitcoin Shouldn’t Be a Part of the Futures Exchange Yet

By Daniel Matthews | January 25, 2018

Bitcoin Futures Exchange Recently, cryptocurrencies “crashed,” particularly Bitcoin, which spiraled from a high of $19,783 to a current price of $11212.00 (01/25/2018). There are two prevailing sentiments regarding the crash of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies: Alarm and a kind of

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Are Smart Pills a Smart Idea for the IoT?

By Daniel Matthews | January 4, 2018

Smart Pills and IoT It stands to reason that the medical industry would be the most likely place for groundbreaking and disruptive tech advancement. An aging baby boomer population—a huge slice of America as we know it—is seeking to prolong

The Smart City Is Closer Than You Think

By Daniel Matthews | December 13, 2017

Smart Cities “Today, in the era of Big Data, it is essential to have a central platform to house all of the government’s data, a platform that taps into the potential of artificial intelligence to spread happiness among the people.”

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Survey: 87% of Businesses Are Confident About Cybersecurity

By Daniel Matthews | November 20, 2017

Businesses Confident About Cybersecurity In a year that has seen multiple massive data breaches and troubling cyberattacks, a new survey reveals 87 percent of businesses are “confident in their cybersecurity preparedness.” The survey, from SolarWinds MSP, included 400 businesses from

Future of Identity Protection

AI and the Future of Identity Protection

By Daniel Matthews | October 6, 2017

Future of Identity Protection There’s a lot of alarm over who stands to lose their job to automation and artificial intelligence. From fast food workers to toll booth operators, no doubt there’ll be some losses in the coming decades. But