Apple on the Rise — Again

Apple is currently number three on the U.S. Fortune 500 list. It is on the rise again after some mixed results. According to Fortune: “After more than a decade of solid growth fueled first by the iPod music player and then by the even more popular iPhone, Apple finally appeared to hit a wall, with […]

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How Effective Are Social Media?

With virtually every large company — and many mid-sized and small firms — now involved with social media in some question, one of the big challenges that remains is: How can we measure the effectiveness of social media? Yes, we can rather easily track the number of likes we get and generate reports on comments […]

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Hewlett-Packard: Wishing for the Good Old Days

Hewlett-Packard WAS a great company for a long time, with a number of innovations in the calculator, computer, printer, and other categories over the years. As noted by Businessweek (and highlighted by this photo montage): “Stanford University classmates Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard founded Hewlett-Packard in 1939. The company’s first product, built in a Palo […]

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Advertising on Facebook: Revenues Up, Growth Down

New research from eMarketer indicates that Facebook’s worldwide revenues from advertising are rising — and will continue to do so in the future. However, the company’s ad revenue growth has been dropping — and the too will continue in the future. Click the chart to learn more.    

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Groupon’s Growing Pains

   Click on the image to access the article As Shayndi Rice of the Wall Street Journal reports, “Groupon Inc. went public on the promise of fast growth and future profits. But on Wednesday, some of those promises remained elusive. In its first major test since an initial public offering in November, the Chicago-based daily […]

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Those Millions on Facebook? Some May Not Actually Visit

   Photo by Kimihiro Hoshino/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Click the image for the full story. As Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times reports, “Facebook counts as ‘active’ users who go to its Web site or its mobile site. But it also counts an entire other category of people who don’t click on facebook.com […]

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