Interested in Streaming Music? Then, Unlock the Spotify Universe!

According to Kevin Sintumuang, writing in the Wall Street Journal: “You could practically feel the air change as the tidal wave of hype came at us from across the Atlantic. There was this streaming music service in Europe called Spotify that was pure bananas. You could listen to every song you’d want to hear and […]

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Opt-In Email Offers a Lesson in Loyalty Creation

   Click the image for the full story So, is Facebook really worth $100 billion? According to eMarketer research, only 27% of Facebook users view ads in a positive manner, compared with 47% for email. And people REALLY don’t like pop-up ads. Where do you stand?

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What is Pinterest?

  Click the image to learn more At Pinterest: “Our goal is to connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting. We think that a favorite book, toy, or recipe can reveal a common link between two people. With millions of new pins added every week, Pinterest is connecting people all over […]

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The Rise of the Citizen Influencer

“If you haven’t heard of Klout and the emerging field of social influence measurement, you probably will soon as these measures wind their way into mainstream life. If you’re active on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or YouTube, it’s likely that your score is being assessed by a major company or brand right now whether you realize […]

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True Fit Is Online Retailers’ Latest Attempt to Help Consumers Buy Right Size; No Tape Measures

   Click on the image for the full story As Christina Binkley reports in the Wall Street Journal: “Online clothes shopping keeps promising more: flash sales, up-to-the-minute styles, inside peeks at the runway and exclusive designer interviews. What every shopper wants and no one delivers, though, is the guarantee of a perfect fit. Nordstroms, Macy’s and […]

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Imagine If This Was Possible!!

According to Randall Stross, writing in the New York Times, we may eventually be able to safely enter a Web site without needing a password: “Imagine sitting down at your work keyboard, typing in your user name, and starting work right away — no password needed. That’s a vision that the Defense Advanced Research Projects […]

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More to Be Careful About: For Apple, Pressure Builds Over App Store Fraud

  Photo by Ben Sklar. Click the image for the full story. As reported by Evelyn Rusli and Brian Chen in the New York Times: “In a little over an hour, Ryan Matthew Pierson racked up $437.71 in iTunes charges for virtual currency that he could use to buy guns, nightclubs, and cars in iMobsters, […]

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Stores Smarten Up Amid Spam Flood

   Click the image for this Wall Street Journal story As Dana Mattioli reports: “Retailers have started to wear out their welcome in customers’ E-mail inboxes, forcing stores to rethink their spam strategies. Last year, the nation’s top 100 retailers by E-commerce revenue sent recipients an average of 177 emails apiece, up 87% from 2007, […]

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