The Weak Financial Performance of Social Media: No Surprise

On May 18, I wrote: “How can a company with SALES of  $3.7 billion in 2011 and projected annual sales of less than $20 billion as of 2016 be valued higher than Disney? Higher than McDonald’s? Higher than UPS? Higher than American Express?” Thus, it comes as no surprise that after announcing the 1st quarter of […]

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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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Ahead of Facebook IPO, GM Stops Advertising

   Click the image for the full story While it will still maintain a presence on Facebook, General Motors has decided to stop its advertising there. Although GM’s $10 million annual advertising budget for Facebook is a drop in the bucket for the auto maker, which spends $3 billion worldwide on advertising each year, this move raises a […]

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Could These Start-Ups Become the Next Big Thing?

     Click the image for the full New York Times’ story This post is for you budding entrepreneurs. There is a lot of good information in this article about the following companies. I know you are familiar with Pinterest, but what about the other firms? Taskrabbit    Airtime   Square  Dropbox  Pinterest  Path  Quora  Pinwheel    […]

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