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Michael Essany

Citizen based in Chicago, IL, United States, United States. Joined on Mar 11, 2013
Expertise in Social media, Technology



'The Exorcism of Baby Michael' terrifying Amazon readers

One of the most talked about short stories in the horror genre on Amazon today is the latest work by Angelo King. But unless you don't want to sleep tonight, you may want to think twice about downloading it.

Incentivized mobile ads: Can they really drive lifetime value?

Today, there are two metrics widely deemed to be among the most important of all in mobile advertising — click through rate (CTR) and video views.

Op-Ed: Ex-NBA star getting Paleo dieters off the bench and into the game

Mike Doleac is one of those rare breeds. The kind of person who can see the possibilities on a basketball court, but also the potentialities in other life pursuits.

Are consumers and tech makers on the same page with wearables?

Are wearable devices really the next big thing in consumer electronics? Or are hardware makers really behind all the hype?

Apple's iWatch set for November 14th release, says report

On Wednesday, a new report generated substantial buzz across the tech blogosphere with regard to one of the most eagerly anticipated new tech gadgets of the year — Apple's long-rumored iWatch.

Learning from Robin Williams: A new tune of hope for depression

The sudden and shocking death of Robin Williams has reverberated around the world this week as millions struggle to grasp a reality that seems almost too impossible to believe. But, sadly, it is.

Reitzin: ‘We need to bring healthcare closer to Silicon Valley’

Boston - While health apps hold substantial future promise in fulfilling the goals of greater wellness and healthcare delivery, much will depend on issues of trust, utility, and convenience.

Denver Broncos boss steps down, keeps franchise in the family

Denver - On Wednesday, the sports world reacted with a resounding show of remorse and respect in response to news that Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is relinquishing control of his beloved team due to Alzheimer's disease.

KT Marking launches 2014 fiber laser system

KT Marking has just announced the official launch of its latest Fiber Laser Marking System. The company's 2014 model features a frame system that covers the fiber laser machine, an improvement that protects eyes from laser damage during production.

Seniors struggling with healthcare costs, retirement planning

The proverbial "golden years" aren't so golden for an alarming and growing number of seniors in the United States today.

Can native advertising keep WWE Network afloat for now?

World Wrestling Entertainment finds itself down on the mat today when it comes to the WWE Network. But don't expect a submission just yet.

Most U.S. firearms aren't protected from fire

According to the latest data published by the National Fire Protection Association, there are now more than 365,000 home fires in the U.S. every year, causing upwards of $5.7 billion in damages, to say nothing of lost life.

Are Americans obsessed with lawsuits?

Salt Lake City - From a squabble between neighbors in Smalltown, USA, to the nation's largest tech companies battling over intellectual property, Americans -- and American companies -- are filing more lawsuits today than at any other time in history.

Car shoppers embracing the online age

According to a new report published Tuesday, a rapidly expanding number of car buyers are now finding great deals just by shopping exclusively on the Internet.

Couples therapy is more than just grist for Hollywood's mill

Salt Lake City - Couples therapy has long been fodder for Hollywood and publishing, as the entertainment and self-help industries continue to churn out material that speaks to the prevalent practice of couple’s therapy in the United States.

Why do celebrities lack serious 'will' power?

Celebrities, it seems, are always in court. And much of the time, the legal matters that precipitate these judicial showdowns involve family.

Economic uncertainty not impeding growth of healthcare IT jobs

According to preliminary seasonally adjusted figures just published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. employment grew by some 288,000 jobs during the month of March.

California dreamin'? Not enough, say sleep experts

According to the latest data published by the CDC, 24.9 percent of Californians report getting an insufficient amount of sleep on a regular basis.

Technology driving big changes for car shopping

The days of sauntering onto a car lot, ill-equipped with knowledge or insight, and falling prey to the cunning ways of the opportunistic car salesman are long gone.

Jillian Michaels is a 'natural' on her new tour

"I have a secret," Jillian Michaels, a well-respected health and fitness expert of "The Biggest Loser" fame, said last week during a stop on her nationwide tour at Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, Illinois.
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