Is SongPop the Next BIG App?

Just two months after its late May 2012 launch, SongPop (“Are you ready to rock? Listen to song clips to test your music recognition – then send challenges to your friends! Prove that you’re a true music master with SongPop, the best FREE music app!”) is already attracting 2 million active daily users. Click here […]

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The Future for Shopping: Herding Vs. Empowerment

Consider this comment from our vantage points as businesspeople AND as consumers: “Businesses today tend to herd customers as if they were cattle, but a revolution in personal empowerment is under way — and buying will never be the same again, says author Doc Searls. He discusses his new book, The Intention Economy, with the […]

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E-Commerce in Developing Markets: The Next Frontier in Global Expansion

A.T. Kearney, a leading consulting firm, has generated a report on the most attractive developing markets for E-commerce: “Online shopping is changing how retailers develop their global expansion strategies. A.T. Kearney’s E-Commerce Index reveals which developing markets hold the most potential for online growth.” Click the chart to learn more.

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XMarks the Spot

As Dave Johnson reports for CBS MoneyWatch: “If you use Internet Explorer, either because it’s required in the office or you just prefer it to other Web browsers, you might be missing out on some of the more compelling features from competing products. What you might not realize is that it’s a snap to sync […]

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Coming Soon: A Smaller iPad?

According to Nick Wingfield and Nick Bilton, writing in the New York Times: “The tech companies are at it again — trying to catch the blockbuster iPad in a race to win the tablet market. Google on Friday began shipping its Nexus 7, which is smaller and less expensive than Apple’s iPad, and is meant […]

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Dish Ad-Skipping Lawsuit to Proceed in California

As we posted in May, Dish Network has introduced a new DVR that zaps out ads. Clearly, this is not in the best interest of the advertising community — which already worries about people fast-forwarding through commercials when they watch recorded shows. This emerging technology is a real threat to ad-based programming. As a result, […]

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How Companies Are Tracking E-Reader Behavior

We are being tracked in so many ways. Here is more “Big Brother” stuff in a report by the Wall Street Journal. Click the photo to learn more. Photo by William Duke

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A New Google Product Strategy: Born in the U.S.A.!!

As John Markoff reports in the New York Times: “Etched into the base of Google’s new wireless home media player that was introduced on Wednesday is its most intriguing feature. On the underside of the Nexus Q is a simple inscription: ‘Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A.’ ‘We’ve been absent for so long, we decided, […]

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Can Microsoft Finally Generate a Success in an Apple Marketplace?

As Microsoft announced that it would soon be introducing its own tablet, the Surface, to compete with the iPad and Droid-driven devices, four questions come to mind: Can Microsoft be successful after so many missteps with other products? Can Microsoft be a hardware manufacturer after so many years as a software-driven company? The entertainment-oriented X-Box is […]

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