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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 ). . ” It likely comes as no surprise to you that I’m shocked Twitter is still around.

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The iPad Should Be Free

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In a world where Apple not only sells their iPad (ranging from $400 - $900) and also controls the majority of the content that you can put on it from iTunes , why wouldn't they deploy a similar model to Amazon's in the hopes of owning the consumer by way of the hardware? It's about the cumulative and ongoing buying of content (books, music, movies, TV shows, magazine and more) that Amazon offers. But, if they're selling something for 15% less than Best Buy , how can anybody compete with them? What does Amazon know about you, your buying habits and your lifestyle?

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Rumors on Upcoming iPhone 5 and iPad 3


iPad 2s and iPhone 4s are flying off shelves, but Apple is not going to leave all of 2011 to two single product releases. This has many specialists asking, when are iPad 3s and iPhone 5s going to be seen on store shelves? Due to a large increase of purchases on top of the generic supplies for the iPhone 4 and iPad 2, it has many people beginning to ask questions and make guesses.

Getting The Social Customer To Buy

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Then, she heads down the store (if she hasn't made the purchase online) to buy the dress. There are many brands who feel like smartphones, iPads and Social Media have no direct impact on them, because this type of consumer is not in their demographic. blog brand brandeditor businessplanning credibility customerfocused digitalmarketing facebook foursquare ipad loyalty onlinevideo purchaseconsideration rss shopping smartphone socialconsumer socialcustomer socialmedia traditionaladvertising twitter youtubeShopping is a social act. Is it? It's true. Create a new scenario.

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Is the iPad Good for Blogging?


Since the Apple iPad has come out, I have been dying to get one. In the last few months, I have been following a great blog by a fellow Third Triber that has, thusfar, specialized in iPad news as well as entered several contests to win a free iPad (because I am currently saving up for a big trip next year, so I don’t want to buy it outright), but no luck in winning one so far.

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Newspapers, Magazines, and the Apple iPad

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The Time sold 5,000 iPad apps in 3 days at £9.99, the Wall Street Journal has 10,000 customers paying $17.29 And Wired is apparently selling more copies on the iPad than in print (print sales were quoted at 79,000). Then it’ll be clear whether the approach you’ve taken to the iPad is actually a solution, or just a very temporary bump. OK, sure, they have outlets etc.

Twelve of My Favorite Things

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While I’m using the Peloton app on the trainer in the basement, I use these headphones to connect to the app on my iPad and join the classes. One thing to note: You can buy them at Amazon for a reduced price ($50 or more), but you can only buy one pair. I learned this during my holiday buying spree this year. iPad. By Gini Dietrich. Peloton App. a month.

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Online Video Is Just As Expensive As TV Advertising

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A few weeks ago, Research Brief published a news item, Untargeted Online Tonnage Buys Comparable to Selected TV CPM Norm , that validated this thinking. The article suggests that, "Untargeted online tonnage buys generate much lower CPMs of about $9, which makes them roughly comparable to TV''s all-daypart/all-platform norm. Online videos are now seen while being hunched over our laptops at our desks, gripping one hand to a subway rail as we watch something on our iPhones during our commute to work or while sitting outside with our iPads. That works. Don''t be fooled.

If You Can’t Afford It Apple Doesn’t Want You

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In this live-from-an-abandoned-warehouse edition of The Baer Facts, I talk with Kyle Lacy of ExactTarget about Apple’s new iPad announcements, and the fact that they really don’t care whether the masses buy their gear. I was neither overwhelmed nor underwhelmed by the new versions of the iPad. Simultaneously, Apple rolled out the new iPad Mini. Whoops!

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Mobile Positioning: A Business Must

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Consumers use mobile devices for entertainment, with books, movies, games and videos; to interact with friends and business on social networks, like Facebook and Twitter; and increasingly, to find information and make immediate buying decisions. Apps, games and videos must be developed for Androids and iPads, as well. Guest post by University Alliance. In fact, by 2015 more U.S.

The Motorola XOOM: A Revolutionary Tool

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But would you go out and buy one tomorrow?&#. So should you buy a XOOM or an iPad? I’ve never used an iPad for an extended period of time, so the answer to that question is, “I don’t know.&#. It runs Flash, so you don’t miss large portions of the web like you would on the iPad, and it sounds like Honeycomb is only going to be getting better.

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Google's Third Wave Of Innovation

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Is it normal that a search engine is buying up all of the robotics and drone companies? As consumers move from desktops PCs and laptops to smartphone and tablets, Google has continued to innovate and own the mobile landscape, and this includes being hyper-competitive in relation to Apple and the staggering success of the iPhone and iPad. If you''re in the marketing profession, you have to be scratching your head at the moves that Google has made over the past little while. Google''s first wave of innovation. It''s important to understand that in phase one, Google mastered search.

3D Printing in 2012 – innovation coming thick and fast

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But even more important could be the new 3D Printing App for the iPad – 123D Catch. That’s right – you can fully scan any real world object with your iPad and use that captured image to output via a 3D printer. 3D Printing Disruptive Technology technology 123d catch 3d printers 3d printing 3d printing app 3d printing scanner ipad app printrbot reprap solidoodle

The New Disruption

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The way I buy books has changed dramatically in the best few years. I loved it so much, I would sometimes buy both the hardcover and paperback versions just to support the arts and the authors. I hardly use my iPad anymore as I travel with the MacBook Air and I don't like reading books on the computer (just yet). When I've made my purchasing decisions, I'll crack open the Kindle and iBooks app and buy my books - right then and there - on digital format. impulse buy. When digital mingles with our physical lives, everything changes. seemed very antiquated to me.

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Technology Removes Technology

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What do you make of the meteoric rise of the iPhone and iPad ? Dennis Crowley of Foursquare was recently featured in a TV ad for Best Buy where he boasts that his smartphone is the only thing that he'll go back home to get if he forgets it. best buy. Simple is as simple does. It's the hardest thing to do. What do these people all have in common? They're all not all power users.

Before You Hire A Digital Marketing Agency

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That being said, the brand must still have the right (re: smart, professional and experienced) leadership to know what they're buying and be able to lead them. Just as we start to think that Facebook is everything, smartphones and iPads come along, and it forced us to take a step back and wonder what our marketing will look like over the next few years. "What can you do for me?" " Without a question, this is the number one question I get asked when potential clients call us at Twist Image. Is digital in your blood. Not true. Practice doesn't make perfect. Budget.

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Social Commerce And The New Consumer

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It's everything from smartphones and iPads to connectivity and connections. These evolutions of technology, media and the general digitization of information is forcing brands to rethink the most fundamental question they have ever asked themselves: "why do people buy from us?" Many people are looking at how brands are changing because of Social Media and technology, I prefer to look at how consumers have changed their buying habits because of Social Media and new technology. The consumer of today looks nothing like the consumer of yesterday. content. e-commerce.

The Line Being Drawn Between Smartphones And Tablets

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Use this, buy that and be happy. How many times have you found yourself lying in bed at home for hours on end flicking around on an iPad ? They're typically not shopping in Target or Walmart with an iPad in hand or watching video on their Microsoft Surface in between meetings--they're doing that on their phones instead.". Human beings are an intriguing group. What does advertising do? Well, if you believe the very first episode of the very first season of the acclaimed television show, Mad Men , the answer is simple: happiness. Advertising sells the notion of happiness.

Is The Next New Digital Thing Something Physical?

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I was reading the Gadgetwise blog on The New York Times and came across the news item, Batman's New Perch Above Gotham: Your iPad. The toys can glide over the iPad screen without doing any damage. My iPad doesn't collect much dust (unlike my CD, DVD, book and comic book collections). Virtual goods are one thing. Brands are still stuck on the physical. My mind went wandering. It was all about a new game/toy/app from Mattel called, Apptivity. Mattel and Batman aren't the first to do this ( Lego and Crayola have offerings as well). Souvenirs, novelties, party tricks. batman.

The Problem With The Status Quo

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When someone buys a book on a Kindle on a Sunday morning and reads a few pages, then reads a little bit more via the iPhone Kindle app while on the subway to work and then finishes off their book experience on an iPad curled up in bed, there are interesting moments in between the weekend, the subway to work and the nighttime chill out that offer the Marketer a unique opportunity. Stop me if you've heard this one before: "technology is the great disruptor." From the article. If you're a bookstore, Amazon has been in competition with you for some time. Hardly. Hardly.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #231

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I asked my boss if I could buy the cheapest and thinnest laptop. If I could write and create presentations on an iPad , I would probably drop my MacBook Air. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? I was in Tokyo recently. Every time I visit the country I''m amazed. Spoiler alert: 60-year-old female divers."

The New Business Traveler

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Another great app is FlightTrack Pro (for iPhone , iPad and Android ). From being able to rent or buy movies, TV shows (now's your chance to finally watch all five seasons of The Wire !) While it's nice to think that Skype , WebEx or Facetime removes the need for business travel, nothing could be further from the truth. Granted, if all you're having is a status meeting, those can easily be replaced by technology, but whether it's a conference, presentation or pitch, no business professional will argue that there is tremendous value in pressing the flesh. Never check baggage.

10 Quotes on the Apple iPad and the Business of News

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Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk 10 Quotes on the Apple iPad and the Business of News by Adam Sherk on January 28, 2010 Now that the first wave in the Apple iPad crazy-a-thon has past, I thought I’d do a quick round-up of what people are saying about the iPad from the perspective of the news media. Possibly. Save the media?

Pinterest And Instagram Make Shopping Easier


I’m really excited (my husband is slightly terrified) that Instagram and Pinterest announced they will soon make it easy for people to buy products directly from their sites. PINTEREST’S “BUYABLE PINS” Blue means you can buy! Learn more. Learn more. I once tweeted “I wish whenever I liked or pinned an outfit, it would magically appear in my closet.”


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Do you remember being in your teens and buying a ticket to a concert? I decided to drop the BlackBerry and the PC laptops and switch to Apple only: iPhone , iPad and MacBook. In fact, I've been a huge advocate for the iPad, but since I've been working on my MacBook Air, there hasn't really been a need to use the iPad as well. I was (and still am) a huge fan of music. My genre of choice is anything loud, hard and aggressive, but I've mellowed over the years and get as much joy out of jazz, classic rock and stuff in between. Old habits die hard. Bad plan. Recently.

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The New Electricity

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It's hard to imagine that the iPhone is only five years old and that three years ago, there was no iPad. 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 looking at a myriad of data points, it's clear that the iPad is the dominant player. Last month, eMarketer reported that the number of tablet users in the United States would increase by over ninety percent this year (more on that here: eMarketer - iPad Use to Nearly Double This Year ). million iPads. ipad 2. amazon.

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Why I’m Writing This On An iPad

Dave Fleet

When the iPad came out I was vehemently against the idea of getting one, for several reasons: No multitasking. I’m writing this post on my shiny new iPad, while sitting on a plane to Montreal. Well, since the first release of the iPad I’ve seen peer after peer obtain these devices and rave about the freedom and flexibility they gain when they do so. No flash video.

The Billion Dollar Branding Play

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Others think that this play by Yahoo was to buy a younger demographic, whose only encounter with Yahoo may have happened when they had to use their parent''s computer and opened up a Web browser. The jury found that critical features of the Samsung smartphones and tablets design were copied from Apple''s iPhone and iPad. Who knows if Facebook could have proven their mobile snuff without buying Instagram. What is Yahoo going to do with Tumblr? What is Tumblr going to become with Yahoo? Those seem to be the billion dollar questions, these days. What''s your take? android.

The Evolution Of Apps

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to the pending dominance of smartphones and iPad -like devices. On a personal note, I was loving the ability to buy books through my Kindle app on both iPhone and iPad, and became frustrated that this feature set was removed because of Apple's business reasons. advertising amazon android app appstore apple digitalexperience financialtimes google html5 ipad iphone itunes kindle kindlecloudreader marketing media mediahacker newmedia smartphone tablet techcrunch thehuffingtonpost walmart web wiredmagazineIs everything moving full circle back to the Web? Very excited.

Content Is Everywhere - The Changing Tide Of The Internet

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Even though the iPad has a near-seamless Web experience, publishers still create native apps for the device. It was just announced that AOL has acquired The Huffington Post for $315 million (more on that here: Reuters - AOL to buy The Huffington Post for $315 million ) and that Arianna Huffington will now become "president editor-in-chief of all of AOL's content," according to the Mashable news item, AOL Acquires Huffington Post for $315 Million. It's no longer about sending people to your website. It's about being at the center of where your consumer is. Check. Check.

T-Commerce And The Rise Of Tablet Shopping

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Tablets (in particular, the iPad - which is the dominant player) are changing online shopping and it's forcing the physical store experience to evolve as well. After buying a tablet, 29% of tablet owners claimed they stopped surfing the Internet via their PC and/or laptop. When that happens, you are more likely to buy and try new experiences. 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. million U.S. population. brand.

A Different (Unique And Perfect) Gift-Giving Guide

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From traditional print media to Blogs and Facebook postings, it's been a very generic lot of boring recommendations (from iPads , Kindles and iPods to fancy cases for iPads, Kindles and iPods). You add this on to your Apple power supply and it enables you to charge your iPad or iPhone simultaneously with your computer. When people give gift cards for iTunes , the obvious choice is to then buy some music and/or movies. Chances are that you're still scrambling for some of your last minute gifts this holiday season. PlugBug. Mighty Wallet. "What is that?"

Newsjacking Turns You Into The Expert

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As news broke last week that Amazon started selling its long-awaited entry into the tablet (and iPad led) market ( Kindle Fire ), many eyes were raised, waiting to see what those who would get their fingers on it would think. Would this coming holiday shopping for tablets be (once again) dominated by Apple 's iPad or did Amazon develop a truly worthy contender? Like most business books, the hard part is neither in buying the book or reading it, the truly difficult part is in putting the concepts into action. Newsjacking. It's no coincidence, either. right now. apple. wiley.

The Interoperability Of Things (And Brands)

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Both video platforms were easy to buy, install, use and integrate with your daily life. Apple didn't need to invent to the MP3 player, but the iPod was (without question) easy to buy, install, use and integrate with your daily life. Now, take someone with no computer literacy and give them an iPad. iPads don't even have instruction manuals. Still, we do know that price is not usually the thing that keeps people away (remember the long lines of people looking to buy a $900 iPhone ?). What makes a product or service really work? Which big platform will win?

Can you Run your Business with only an IPad?

Taylor Marek

Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me Can you Run your Business with only an IPad? February 26, 2010 by Taylor Marek That is the question my mentor, Paul Colligan , posed to us recently over Twitter : Can I run my business for 30 days with nothing but an IPad? Owing to the fact that the IPad is more of a content consumption device than anything else, this will be an interesting twist. The interesting feature about the IPad, which I foreshadowed in my first post ( The Apple iPad.

Where to Find Affordable Apple Parts and Accessories


Do you own an iPad, MacBook or iPhone? You can easily buy them from Apple’s retail stores. If you are willing to shop around, it is possible to buy screen protectors, power cords, batteries, cases, logic boards, and additional memory for your Apple devices without burning a hole in your pocket. Buy Used Products. Buy From Certified Retailers or Repair Centers.

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Key To Inbound Marketing: Buy an iPhone

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Speaking of the latter – helping businesses “get found” – I always say the same thing during each marketing training session: “Buy an iPhone.” The iPad, of course. I recently also got an iPad and that created even more efficiencies. Apple changed my life. When I saw my first Macintosh computer in the mid-1980s, I was speechless. And Apple is still surrounding me, constantly.

From Atoms To Bits To Atoms

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You can't exactly buy the parts at Home Depot. With smartphones, iPads and laptops, we have computers coming out of every nook and cranny of our lives. Something amazing happened this past Sunday. A spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida and is on its way to the International Space Station carrying close to one thousand pounds of supplies. The SpaceX Dragon makes history because it was launched by a private corporation ( Space Exploration Technologies Corporation ) as a commercial venture and not a part of the government's NASA program. Welcome to the era of Makers.

#107 Stop Spending Money, Promotion Techniques from the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and The IPad

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Stop Spending Money, Promote the FIFA World Cup, and learn about the IPad! Stop Buying Junk. Branding Youtube and other select websites Technology: The IPad The Apple iPad. 2010/02/03/the-apple-ipad-islicedbread/) Can you Run your Business with only an IPad? (././2010/02/26/can-you-run-business-with-only-ipad/) 2010/02/26/can-you-run-business-with-only-ipad/) [link] ([link]. Business Finances General New Media News Podcasts Social Media Technology 2010 FIFA World Cup iPad money promotion techniques Spending Taiwan WastingListen NOW!

#107 Stop Spending Money, Promotion Techniques from the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and The IPad

Taylor Marek

Stop Spending Money, Promote the FIFA World Cup, and learn about the IPad! Stop Buying Junk. Branding Youtube and other select websites Technology: The IPad The Apple iPad. 2010/02/03/the-apple-ipad-islicedbread/) Can you Run your Business with only an IPad? (././2010/02/26/can-you-run-business-with-only-ipad/) 2010/02/26/can-you-run-business-with-only-ipad/) [link] ([link]. Business Finances General New Media News Podcasts Social Media Technology 2010 FIFA World Cup iPad money promotion techniques Spending Taiwan WastingListen NOW!