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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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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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The Spin Sucks Holiday Gift Guide

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If you insist on buying them a book, do something such as The Synergist , Brand Against the Machine , The End of Business As Usual , The Like Economy , What Would Google Do , or Groundswell. Only half of us in the office have iPads and the other half are insanely jealous. The only thing we don’t like the iPad for is creating content. Bluetooth iPad Keyboard.

The iPad And The Marketing Professional

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For many, it's become so hopeless that they have reduced the love of gift buying down to stocking stuffers of gift cards ( "let them figure out what they want!" ). Everything from Facebook Credits to loading up someone's iTunes account to buying tractors in Farmville or subscriptions to Netflix. One of the hottest holiday gifts this coming season (for the young and old alike) is Apple 's iPad. The staggering media hoopla surrounding the device ( Oprah recently chose the iPad as one of her "favourite things" ) has helped it become a runaway success. ipad app.

10 Quotes on the Apple iPad and the Business of News

Adam Sherk

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?

I’ll Never Buy a Smartwatch and Neither Will You

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In this edition of The Baer Facts, I talk with  Kyle Lacy  of  ExactTarget  about the new Samsung Galaxy Gear , a smartwatch that hopes to popularize a new consumer device category in the way the iPad did a few years ago. Wrist Factors. I’m not a fan of this technology, as it is the answer to a question that nobody is really asking. What do we have against fingers, anyway?

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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. learned this during my holiday buying spree this year. By Gini Dietrich. These  are my favorite things. Lipgloss.

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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. Apple Sauced. I was neither overwhelmed nor underwhelmed by the new versions of the iPad. I was just whelmed. Whoops! Apple Pi. But guess what?

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Online Video Is Just As Expensive As TV Advertising

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Without any data, my gut was telling me that online publishers are keenly aware of the CPMs being coughed up by the major networks, and that they were leveraging their own size and specialty to edge their prices ever-closer to TV in a bid to make a run at more significant advertising budgets. A few weeks ago, Research Brief published a news item, Untargeted Online Tonnage Buys Comparable to Selected TV CPM Norm , that validated this thinking. You have to wonder just how power online video advertising really is. So, you get targeting, brand awareness and cost savings. That works. content.

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.

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. How things change. I’m writing this post on my shiny new iPad, while sitting on a plane to Montreal. When I had to power down ahead of take-off, I just hit a button and slid the iPad into the seat-back in front of me. Have you or will you get an iPad?

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. commerce.

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

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.

The New Disruption

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The way I buy books has changed dramatically in the best few years. loved it so much, I would sometimes buy both the hardcover and paperback versions just to support the arts and the authors. 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. used to love my book collection.

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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.

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.

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. once tweeted “I wish whenever I liked or pinned an outfit, it would magically appear in my closet.”

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.

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.

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 !) to music, books and more, it's great to be in control of your own entertainment. While it's nice to think that Skype , WebEx or Facetime removes the need for business travel, nothing could be further from the truth. The thing is, that technology can now enhance the business travel experience. If you do many trips within North America, do yourself a favor and get a Nexus card. Never check baggage.


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Do you remember being in your teens and buying a ticket to a concert? I was (and still am) a huge fan of music. 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. People often forget that a lot of the joy derived from the concert experience is actually in the waiting, anticipation and getting ready for the big day. Old habits die hard. Bad plan. Recently. It's sad.

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Is The Next New Digital Thing Something Physical?

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My mind went wandering. 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. 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.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #231

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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? Every time I visit the country I''m amazed. Spoiler alert: 60-year-old female divers." Alistair for Hugh). salon.

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.

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.

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? The interesting feature about the IPad, which I foreshadowed in my first post ( The Apple iPad. and i bet Paul is going to find some very creative ways to create content on the iPad. What do you think?

The Truth About the iPad | Blogging and Content Creation | Social.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The Truth About the iPad April 8th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Are you old enough to remember when the TV remote control was invented? After a few days of messing around with it, the iPad reminds me very much of that remote control with a cord. The iPad is not a computer.

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.

The Evolution Of Apps

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Long Live The Internet ?) 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 wiredmagazineVery excited. amazon. android. apple.

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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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. 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. apple.

#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. 2. 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. 2. 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/)[link] 2010/02/26/can-you-run-business-with-only-ipad/)[link] ([link]. Tags: Business Finances General New Media News Podcasts Social Media Technology 2010 FIFA World Cup iPad money promotion techniques Spending Taiwan Wasting

#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. 2. 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!