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Apple Should Not Buy Twitter

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I was just reading a GigaOm article titled, “ Should Apple Buy Twitter? But now there is speculation Apple could buy the social networking giant with some of their cash reserves (it’s also said they have so much money, they could buy Facebook and  Research In Motion ). . But Apple is a computer company. Apple does do hardware and software really well.

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Apple vs Microsoft: Tablet Market Clash between iPad and Windows 8

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Besides Google Android, the tablet king Apple iPad is about to get a taut rival in Windows 8. A row of Windows 8-based tablets are to enter to the scene later this 2012. Microsoft has already previewed its ARM compatible Windows 8 and a dedicated app store called the Windows Store for it. Maybe, Google’s Android might not have overcome Apple iPad in number of products sold.

Copying Apple

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Some will make the argument that Apple is loosing a little bit of its luster. While I am an Apple consumer (and a fairly recent one), I'm hopeful that you won't misconstrued this blog post as someone who is a biased and loyal customer trying to defend a brand (Apple Fanboi!). What makes Apple such a fascinating brand, from my perspective, is how the brand is managed. The Microsoft store. have no issue or bone to pick with Microsoft. When I first came across a Microsoft store, I literally, looked at my watch to see if it was April Fool's Day.

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The Rise and Rise of Apple Inc

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The Apple I was released on April First and sold for $666.00 at the local electronics store. Within a few short years, Apple would revolutionize the computing world. Apple II, released a year later in 1977, improved several aspects of the original model as well as offering features to make it more attractive to non-computer users. Key Products in Apple Today. and abroad.

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The Microsoft Surface's Beauty is Only "Surface Deep"

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As a long-time Microsoft fan (my first computers were all PCs), and with all my excitement about Windows 8, I was very excited about the Microsoft Surface. In fact, I was so excited that despite Press not getting complimentary Surface tablets (or even trial ones) at Microsoft's recent Windows Build conference, I went out and bought my own. Microsoft Office tends to lag.

LinkedIn - A Newer Professional Social Network?

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Within that one hour flight, Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for over $26 billion dollars. If Facebook is our social network, is Microsoft now our professional social network? apple. microsoft. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel. This week we discussed:  . Think about that.

Coca-Cola Is #1 Brand In Social Media Impressions

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Coca-Cola was the #1 brand in social media impressions – with nearly twice as many mentions as #2 brand Apple – in July 2012. Impressions outside the US were crucial for top brands like Coca-Cola (87% of social media impressions came from overseas) and Apple (72% came from overseas). Apple – 761,162,000. Microsoft – 284,681,000. The U.S.

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Does Google Deserve More Credit?

Geoff Livingston

Then there’s the success of Android, the only smartphone operating system to surpass Apple’s iOS in sales during the past few years. If you ask me, though, Google deserves much more credit for everything it does online, especially compared to its competitors like Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Apple (umm, maps?). Sometimes I think Google deserves more credit.

The End Of The Smartphone

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When Tim Cook (CEO at Apple ) took the stage in the company's first post- Steve Jobs product launch to announce the iPad 2 in 2011, Cook's staggering statistic was that the iPad had already outsold all of the desktop and laptops sold by their competitors in the previous quarter. That piece of data still hold true as Apple currently has the fourth generation iPad in-market. What will Apple do next? " Do you believe that Apple will now let Google take the lead in the future of connectivity? apple. microsoft. By all accounts, it is already happening.

How Will Project Glass Impact Marketers?

Geoff Livingston

Scheduled for release in 2014, Project Glass holds so much promise Apple and Microsoft have competing projects. Geekery Apple augmented reality google media Microsoft project glassI will be speaking at xPotomac this February 25. Co-organizer Patrick Ashmalla and I are presenting together on Google Project Glass and augmented reality. Image by Andy Sternberg.

The Only Screen That Matters

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Elaborating on IDC''s outlook, Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker research analyst Jitesh Ubrani stated, '' Apple ''s iOS-ification of Mac OS, and Microsoft ''s implementation of Modern UI throughout different form factors are clear indicators that we''re living in a mobile-first world. apple. microsoft. The only screen that matters is the screen that is in front of me. Welcome to the one screen world. We used to talk about three screens (TV, computers and mobile), but we''re closing in on the one screen world. and more pervasive). How staggering is that? It''s here.

Apple Gets More Serious About Using Twitter, but Why it Doesn't Matter

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

First, I’m going to say kudos to Apple for trying involve themselves in the world of social media. I’m going to stop there, though. Unfortunately, they still don’t quite “get it.&# Let’s envision this scenario: a user has a support issue about an Apple product. Apple has no such protocol in place, and at this point, there is no engagement.

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Is the iPhone 4 Apple’s Vista?

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Apple’s iPhone 4 just can’t catch a break. To add insult to injury, Microsoft executive Kevin Turner says Apple’s latest smartphone release could fail, just like his own company’s Windows Vista. Besides the problems with the iPhone’s antenna, Apple has a bigger issue to deal with. — Steve Jobs Rolls out an iLemon. Tweet This!

The Year Of More

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This year will see the introduction of many new devices (including the hotly anticipated entry of Apple into the television set business). From Amazon , Google / Android , Microsoft , RIM (hopefully) and maybe even Facebook , our lives (and briefcases) will continue to get filled up with new, different and interesting devices. apple. apple television. microsoft. While many article and columns look back at the year that was or posture on the year that will be, it's becoming abundantly clear that 2012 will - without question - be the "Year of More.". More local.

How the New Twitter Moments Change News Discovery

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Microsoft Event. Forget the Apple Keynote for the time being, because Microsoft’s October 6 hardware event created a “ magical experience ” for anyone that was watching. In less than two hours, Microsoft introduced a ton of new Windows 10 products, including their Surface Book notebook computer. #SeeTheMomentWhen Twitter Got a New CEO. Tech blogs.

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Are Parents Really Naming Their Kids After Pokemon Characters?!

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Apple did pretty great as well, which vaulted the stock to its highest levels since April, with revenue of $42.4 App of the week: Microsoft Pix. . apple. microsoft. microsoft pix. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel. This week we discussed:  . No joke. Listen here.

The Year Of Mobile? Sounds Like The Month Of The Smartphone

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Apple vs. Android vs. RIM vs. Microsoft vs. everyone else. apple. microsoft. android app appanalytics apple chat cisco data dataplan desktopcomputer email facetime familycoststructure flurry google html5 ios laptop marketingindustry mass mediapost microsoft mobile mobileapp mobilecarrier mobiledatausage mobilenetwork mobilephone movies onescreen raykurzweil research rim smartphone tablet textmessaging tvshow yearofmobile youtube zeitgeistamericas2011Are smartphones now mass? rapidly. million new iOS and Android devices activated on Christmas Day alone.

Is Google+ the Next Big Social Media Site for Business?

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Google+ is getting a lot of attention right now due to the “rivalry&# between Google and Facebook, which is heavily partnered with Microsoft.  Back around 1997 or so, when Bill Gates was testifying in his antitrust lawsuit with Netscape (remember them?) he said that Microsoft Windows/Office was on the verge of obsolescence at any given moment because in “the future&# we won’t install software on our computers or even require a computer – just an Internet enabled device. Melberg has recognized Google for upping the competition. have more to worry about.

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My Search For An iPhone Alternative

Jason Yormark

About 6 years ago when I was still at Microsoft, I made the jump from whatever Microsoft friendly phone I was using at the time to the iPhone. I was insanely jealous of my Apple fanboy co-worker and his. It fueled my migration from PC user to Apple across the board. And here’s a few reasons why: Apple has gotten lazy. Apple hides everything.

What Is Code?

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Its magic has been stripped away. I can talk to someone who used to work at Amazon.com or Microsoft about his or her work without feeling a burning shame. I'd happily talk to people from Google and Apple , too, but they so rarely reenter the general population. The apple. microsoft. It's for you to understand what lies beneath these words, your website, that mobile application, Facebook , YouTube and more. Every Saturday, I share links with good friends , Alistair Croll and Hugh McGuire. The process is simple: Each one of us must choose one link for the other person.

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A Confederacy Of Patent Dunces

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With Apple and Microsoft developing mobile devices (smartphones and tablets), it made perfect sense for Google to follow suit (and they struggled with their own iterations of Android devices). This way, should Apple (or another brand) ever take a legal swing at them, Google could do the old Muhammad Ali rope-a-dope with those patents. We live in the day and age of patent trolls and lawsuits (just look at the billion-dollar-plus verdict Apple was awarded over Samsung last week). It cost Microsoft $8.5 apple. microsoft. billion. Absolutely not.

3 Things About Facebook

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This article article pits Apple , Google , Amazon and Facebook against one another. Beyond a world where Microsoft doesn't even make it to the final four, it may appear (on the surface) that Facebook just snuck into this list against those behemoths. apple. microsoft. amazon apple business charlierose content economy facebook fastcompany future google infographic markzuckerberg marketing media microsoft mobilestrategy onlinesocialnetwork purchasingdecision retail sherylsandberg socialcircle strategyThis would be a mistake. Why Facebook Will Win. future.

Laying Off Microsoft

Jason Yormark

There was  no question really when Microsoft offered.  Hell, Microsoft throws away millions of dollars on everything you could imagine.  But I handled it with grace, dignity and patiently waited as I knew in time as I would eventually find my way back in the halls of Microsoft. This isn’t a knock on Microsoft, I just find myself more drawn to competing products. 

Where The Boys (And Girls) Are

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According to Business Insider and their chart of the day today, Microsoft's Windows Compared To iOS And Android , the number one operating system (by a massive landslide) is still Microsoft Windows. apple. microsoft. In schizophrenic times, there's a good chance you'll see some schizophrenic thinking. It takes a couple of years as a Blogger to come to the realization that you will, eventually, write a Blog post that completely contradicts what you may have blogged about earlier on in your process. Does this remove credibility from the Blogger? Hardly. ios: 4.91%.

Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook and the Gang of Four

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Jay: It’s interesting that you talk about Google and Amazon and Apple and those guys. By the same token, there’s no guarantee, as you know, that Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google will be as prominent in five years, unless these companies are constantly reinventing themselves, and even then, there’s no guarantee. Video production by my friends at Candidio.

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Steve Jobs Breaks the No News Cycle

Geoff Livingston

Further, Jobs’ sudden departure from the day to day helm of Apple broke a monotonous summer of no technology/social media news. Given that Jobs has asked for and received the Apple Chairman position and will still counsel on new products, he sure doesn’t seem to be planning an imminent funeral. The Jobs departure is similar in stature to Bill Gates leaving Microsoft.

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This Isn’t the Microsoft it Used to Be – My Full Circle Journey and Why I’m Back Again

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You may remember my scathing blog post denouncing my Xbox 360 and swearing I was leaving Microsoft.  I still feel that way about my old Xbox 360.  It was a piece of junk.  I sold it, sold all the games, and sent my Windows 7 machine with Windows Media Center on it to the scrap pile. The fact is Microsoft used to create junky hardware and software, and being big and experiencing growing pains they got lazy and stopped competing in a lot of the consumer market.  My old Xbox 360 died 4 times and they still weren’t willing to give me something better. Enter the new Microsoft.

Be the Leader In Your Industry: Blaze the Trail

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Page from the Apple Book. The consumer electronics industry is built around copying the successful products that Apple produces. Apple blazed the trail. Apple blazed the trail. Apple blazed the trail. Microsoft opened 11 retail stores this year. Apple blazed the trail. Apple also is the most wealthy company in the United States. But How?

Just Another Screen

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This is a story about devices: NPD figures that 10 percent of homes now have at least one Internet-enabled TV (though I bet that only a minority of them are actually plugged into the Web), and we're seeing a steady increase in the use of Web-video peripherals, like Blu-ray players, Apple TV s and Microsoft Xbox 360 s." If Apple TV costs about one hundred dollars, and one month of Netflix is eight dollars, you don't have to be a math wizard to know that it's equal to about three visits to a movie theater with a friend (and we're only talking about the price of admission here).

T-Commerce And The Rise Of Tablet Shopping

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Look no further than Microsoft 's leap back in hardware production with their upcoming tablet, Surface. I'm less confident in Microsoft and Google's attempts at cracking the penetration that Apple 's iPad is having, simply because both the Surface and Nexus 7 are making their debut with wi-fi only. microsoft. Tags: apple. Does it matter which device a consumer uses to connect with a brand? Think about this question another way: does the rise of the tablet make for a different shopping experience when compared to the desktop or mobile Web? million U.S. brand.

The New Electricity

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In the past few weeks, we've seen both Microsoft and Google come forward with their own tablets in an attempt to dethrone the iPad. In March 2012, when Apple CEO, Tim Cook , took the stage to announce the iPad 2 the biggest shock was that in the previous year, iPad 2 had outsold every single PC manufactured - beating HP , Dell , Lenovo and Acer. So, how did Google and Microsoft fare with their announcements? Unfortunately, Google and Microsoft sounded eerily similar to DEVCON 2010 when RIM (makers of BlackBerry ) announced the launch of their tablet device, PlayBook.

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From Atoms To Bits To Atoms

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Manufacturing from your desktop may sound as crazy as Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates did when he said close to forty years ago that a computer would be on every desk. Yes, the very same place that helped inspire Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak to create Apple. To put that price tag into perspective, Apple's first laser printer for the home (the LaserWriter , which was launched in 1985) had a retail price of $6,995 and pounded out a rocking eight pages per minute. apple. microsoft. Something amazing happened this past Sunday. Welcome to the era of Makers. makers.

The Era Of Exponential Marketing

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Let's not forget that Apple began taking pre-orders for the iPad in March 2010 (that wasn't all that long ago). As is Microsoft , Amazon and a bunch of other hardware manufacturers ( Acer , Samsung , etc.). The rumor mills are spinning with word that Apple is going to launch a 7-inch version of the iPad shortly as well (to compete with the others in terms of form factor and price). apple. microsoft. Most everything we look at in the marketing realm is linear. We'll look at things like mobile adoption and it's always with a linear perspective. Linear growth.

The Rise of Trollmarketing and Trashtweeting on Business Social Media

Laurel Papworth

When Apple ripped into IBM with the Superbowl 1984 Ad, it was a shocker to the world. Cup from Microsoft. Microsoft. Brand Sarcasm – IKEA vs Apple. The newest trollmarketing campaign comes from Ikea against, ironically, Apple. Ikea vs Apple – nearly 2 million views. Brand Hate The Other Guy – Microsoft vs Google. And unusual. Watch.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #68

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"Think Apple has changed society? (Or Google / Amazon / Facebook ?). Well vertical didn't (Mark I) work out all that well for the cable companies, but Apple figured out that owning the device ( iPod , then iPhone , then iPad ) and the store ( iTunes ), meant that you could take a slice out of every transaction. But Amazon is taking on more than Apple: they are taking on Google.

Can You Pay To Get Your App To The Top? (Yes. Yes, You Can).

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It can store information by individual/child, track the fever over time and, best of all, the developers are looking to integrate it into Apple''s HealthKit platform in the future. . App of the week: The new Microsoft Outlook app. apple. apple healthkit. microsoft. microsoft outlook. microsoft outlook app. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel. including Heather B., It''s impossible. have too.

Apple Magic Mouse Review

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Apple , Computer Hardware / Apple Magic Mouse Review | Subcribe via RSS Apple Magic Mouse Review November 8th, 2009 Posted in Apple , Computer Hardware Tweet Share It’s no secret I have formed a deep, passionate love for all things Apple over the past 6 months. My latest love is the new Apple Magic Mouse. I was in an Apple Store the other day and played around with their most recent mouse offering. Even despite the $69 price tag. So was the purchase worth it?

5 Great iPad Social Networking Apps

Jason Yormark

It’s ironic that some of the best stuff that is coming out of Microsoft these days is their iOS products. Apple Social MediaThere aren’t too many great social networking apps for the iPad, but I have found a select few that I find myself using on a regular basis. Below is the list that I use regularly that cover using Twitter, Facebook, blogging, news consumption and social/web stats. Hootsuite (free) – Still my personal favorite Twitter client, and if you are using this on your phone or computer, it makes sense to stay consistent. Fantastic UI, and crazy easy to use.

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The Problem With Time Spent

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Comparing apples to apples. This is not about Google vs. Facebook vs. Yahoo vs. Microsoft. microsoft. advertising advertisingdollars content demographic engagement facebook facebookadvertising facebookrevenue google infographic internetadvertising media mediabuying mediacompany mediaintent mediametrics mediaplanning microsoft nativeads nativeadvertising psychographic publisher searchengine timespent traditionalmediachannel twitter userexperience webanalytics yahoo youtubeHow long do people engage with your media and content? Not always. We were sunk. Not so.

Selling Developers Was Easy. Windows 8's Big Challenge Will be Selling Press

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noticed some very interesting things this time though, at my very first Microsoft conference. The Press just aren't converted yet, and despite Microsoft's new focus on marketing as Steve Ballmer committed to today, they have some work to do. don't see a single Windows Phone. I do see a couple Windows laptops, but they're surrounded by Macs and iPhones and other Apple devices.