How T-Mobile Changed The Wireless Industry For The Better
The Realtime Report
JUNE 3, 2016
How T-Mobile Changed The Wireless Industry For The Better By Jessica Oaks. Anyone who has switched contracts from AT&T or Verizon to T-Mobile knows that the wireless service provider does things its own way. For one, it introduced the entire “uncarrier” phenomenon – the same phenomenon that other companies have tried to emulate in a way to win back customers who have jumped ship.
How 16 Companies are Dominating the World’s Google Search Results
JUNE 6, 2016
Instead, that seemingly endless variety is actually controlled by just a handful of companies. More specifically I’ll reveal how just 16 core companies are dominating the most popular industries online and how that situation is going to get a whole lot worse. best wireless earbuds: 1st (22,200 searches per month). The arrows in this picture represent links. Social Media
AT&T Loses Case; News Release Held Under Paid Advertising Laws
OCTOBER 31, 2012
That’s what AT&T (then doing business as Cingular Wireless) did when they issued a news release about their MACH 1 and MACH 2 command centers that allow them to quickly respond to natural disasters so their customers aren’t without service for very long. How many of you have ever referred to something historical in a news release? know we have. Seems harmless. Wrong.
Five Steps to Insanely Good Customer Service
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
This amazing customer service came from my Internet/cable/wireless provider. And our wireless carriers are few and far between (granted, this is starting to change, but has a long way to go). Rogers Wireless is Canada’s largest voice and data communications services provider. So companies, listen up. By Lindsay Bell. It happened on Twitter. Over a weekend. Nothing.
Great Case on Social Media Turned Into a Bad One by The Traditional Media
JANUARY 11, 2011
Tweet It all started with Lara – a user of social media, unhappy with her wireless company, making a complaint about it on Twitter, the company returned to her and fixed the problem. hope that brands/companies read it, ignore the negative tone, take an interest in Twitter and begin to search too. What surprised me was that I actually got some negative feedback from it.
Apple Had Over 40% Of The Wireless Headphone Market, Facebook Tests Mid-Roll Ads And More On This Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM
JANUARY 16, 2017
Over the holidays, Apple finally started shipping their highly-anticipated AirPods - wireless/Bluetooth headphones. Lots of positive reviews, plus this stunning piece of data: Apple has over 40% of the wireless headphone market. and this is just the beginning for wireless headphones. . The company is capping ad length at 15 seconds, (compared with 30 seconds for YouTube ads). wireless headphone market. wireless headphones. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). morning show.
Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010
JANUARY 17, 2011
However, that figure rises if you work for a company generating at least $10 million in annual revenue, or you’re in management (in which case it’s $109,000). have a company page on at least one social networking site (but only 39% blog and just 26% tweet). Less than 30% of respondents in either group said their company maintains a blog. And much more. Adam T.
The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise
JUNE 6, 2011
Penenberg’s ( @Penenberg ) Fast Company article: “Social Networking Affects Brains Like Falling in Love” examines research by neuroeconomist Paul Zak that suggests social networking triggers the release of the generosity-trust chemical in our brains: Oxytocin (known as the cuddle chemical). This should be a wake-up call for companies’ content on pursuing outbound marketing initiatives.
Gin and Topics: The Universe Is Upside Down
FEBRUARY 18, 2011
It’s one step closer to not requiring us to pay for access to the web or allowing wireless companies to block certain content. Most Innovative Companies: Groupon. I’m not sure I can’t get past the photo to read the story. I swear the universe is upside down this week. And, as I was telling Joey Strawn , that’s not a good thing! Seriously. Hooray!
We're Nearing The End Of Cables
JUNE 13, 2016
It's wireless or USB-C compatible headphones going forward. News site Gawker filed for bankruptcy and will sell the company's assets to Ziff Davis publishing. wireless. 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. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly to SoundCloud , if you're interested in hearing more of me blathering away.
Run Your Business With Skype
Small Business Mavericks
NOVEMBER 15, 2011
know some small business owners who have ditched their land lines and have gone completely wireless using Skype and their mobile phones. Tired of the add-on charges your phone company keeps giving you? Skype is one of the leaders in voice over internet technology, if not THE leader in VOIP. They have some awesome services for businesses who are ready to enter the 21st century. Consider these: Free Skype to Skype calling. You can have your own online phone number. Anyone from anywhere can call you and it’s local. Conference calls through Skype.
Get Off the Grid
APRIL 26, 2013
Fortunately for me, Argentine wireless networks didn’t like the great outdoors. Perhaps soon even the most sparse areas will have wireless access, either wifi or cellular. There are vacation companies and resorts that take your cell phone and Internet access away from you when you check in. Patagonia winds whisper to me like it was yesterday. Ah, heaven. regret that.
A Brief History of the Evolution of Social Technology
Social Media Marketing
APRIL 8, 2011
To truly appreciate social media and the ubiquitous nature of the Internet, the consumer must first remember the wireless networks' distant and humble beginnings. Piggybacking on Herz' radio wave, Marchese Guglielmo Marconi translated the wave into a wireless signal that would make short-distance radio transmissions possible. The following is a guest post from David Murton.
Reuters, Rogers and social dashboards
FEBRUARY 13, 2012
Reuters has launched Social Pulse , a social media hub on Reuters.com which highlights social media’s most shared news, companies and influencers. The chart is populated by share-of-voice readings, so depending on which companies are being talked about most that day, it will adapt. The Klout 50 ranks the most social CEOs in the USA by influence. Content curation on the rise.
Offline Retail Analytics Via Smartphone
Small Business Mavericks
MARCH 15, 2013
There’s a company in Palo Alto, California that is calling itself “ Google Analytics for the real world.” ” The company’s name is Euclid. Here’s how it works, in a nutshell: Euclid installs sensors in retailers’ locations that can measure how many people walked by a store, how many walked in and for how long they stayed based on when their smartphones emit a kind of radar searching for wireless Internet signals. think this is a sublime idea. Euclid collects data for retail businesses using smartphone technology to track consumer movement.
Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Acquires Pryte, Instagram 6.0, Vine Comes To Xbox One
The Realtime Report
JUNE 9, 2014
Facebook acquires mobile data plan firm Pryte – Facebook’s newest acquisition plans involve Pryte, a Finnish company that makes it easier for mobile phone users without wireless data plans to use wireless internet apps; Facebook is acquiring Pryte’s team, while the actual service hadn’t even publicly launched yet (re/code). Facebook. Twitter. Instagram.
Social Media Ostriches – The Corporate Hypocrisy Of Blocking Employee Access To Facebook and Twitter
APRIL 5, 2012
Okay…I have to admit that I find these types of tweets mildly humorous: or It’s not that I find the pain of employees funny, but the shortsightedness of companies in their efforts to ignore new technologies always makes me wonder what they are thinking. This same company issues laptops, email, and wireless access to all of their employees. Digg this!
Are Parents Really Naming Their Kids After Pokemon Characters?!
AUGUST 1, 2016
It was a crazy week of big companies reporting their numbers. Alphabet (the new Google master company) also surprised the markets with strong numbers (mostly due to advertising). It was announced this week that "a broad set of technology advances is poised to transform what today's smartphones and other wireless mobile devices can do -- ushering in high-resolution video and fully immersive, 3-D environments. Tags: 5g wireless. 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. apple.
Four Mobile Marketing Growth Areas
JANUARY 18, 2011
This first ran on MyMobiManager , a company that creates content management systems for the mobile web. To complicate matters a little bit, the FCC recent decision on net neutrality affects how we may or may not, as consumers, be protected from the wireless companies on our phones. More than 80 percent of Americans carry a mobile phone ( CTIA Wireless Association ).
What IFTTT Teaches Us About Automation
JANUARY 16, 2013
Companies and solopreneurs alike will find that they have to make choices. With the evolution and creation of more input devices and additional wireless access becoming available, I only see more media choices occurring, not less. I like If This Then That or IFTTT. The site resolves a growing need to simplify online life. Yet the capacity issue will still need resolution. My point?
6 Tips for Reducing Business Expenses
FEBRUARY 11, 2014
Embrace technology and wireless sharing in order to eliminate your need for printers, papers, files, binders, ink cartridges, et cetera. 2: Outsource. You can always re-sell it later as need demands, or you may choose to keep it and write it off come tax season. 5: Hire A Professional Management Company. Send the entire problem over to graphic designers and programmers. Takeaway.
Social Media Sites Rank Lowest For Customer Satisfaction
The Realtime Report
MARCH 25, 2014
The ACSI website scores are based on more than 25,000 interviews, and encompass user experience with websites of more than 200 companies within the 33 industry categories. Wireless Telephone Service 77. Released today, the study found that average website satisfaction is 78.2 out of 100; social media websites rank at the bottom of the barrel with an average of 68. Banks 85. Hotels 84.
4 SEO Tactics That Damage Your Brand’s Reputation
Convince & Convert
SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
That’s why you must take your company’s brand integrity into consideration in everything you do, including your search engine optimization efforts. SEO is all about boosting your company in search engine rankings, but you can’t step all over your brand during the climb. Too many companies use stale and icky SEO tactics to reach for the coveted first page of rankings.
Bitcoin Use-cases: Turning Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, and the Blockchain into a Fully Functional Peer-to-Peer Internet
Stay N' Alive
DECEMBER 18, 2013
There are already many plans in foreign countries for "mesh" wireless networks. What if we took a concept like this, allowing anyone who wanted internet access to set up a wireless receiver of some sort, and that receiver would "pay" into the network to get access using Bitcoin or similar. This means it has long-term sustainability. Let me explain. DNS Let me start with an example.
5 Ways to Integrate Mobile Devices at Your Enterprise
JUNE 1, 2012
Assuming your company has a Virtual Private Network (VPN) in place to allow employees to connect from home, you can probably set it up for their mobile devices as well. This might be frustrating for those who want to use a faster Wi-Fi connection or tablet users with no mobile wireless card, but if you set it as policy you’re accommodating the need without compromising security at all.
Buy Now or Buy Later: the iPhone 6S vs. the 7
FEBRUARY 26, 2016
With rumors constantly circulating about new innovations that the company is attempting to incorporate into its flagship product’s design, it seems as though that, even as the new version of the iPhone is released, consumers can’t help but immediately look forward to next one. The Tale of the Tape. The 6S currently boasts the following technical specs: Advanced A9 CPU. 2 GB RAM.
The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012
SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media. She currently lives in Newport Beach (been there), once worked for a pizza company (done that) and is a graduate of San Diego State University (love that town).
How A Fake Taxidermist Is Keeping AT&T On Its Toes
SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
Meet @ATT_Fake_PR (formerly @ATT_Wireless_PR). Vest-less Now, I am not, and have not been, an AT&T customer (I’m quite happy with Verizon Wireless). You’ve been using Twitter quite delightfully to poke fun at AT&T’s wireless service. Did you have specific goals in mind when you started the @ATT_Wireless_PR handle? Or not. Since he (?) Urm, yes.
What’s Your Mobile Marketing Strategy?
Small Business Mavericks
JUNE 14, 2011
Before starting my own company in 2006, I worked for 16 years in the wireless industry for AT&T Wireless and Cingular, so I’ve watched mobile develop over the years with more than a casual passers-by interest. Amidst all the hype with social media, there’s a growing trend that sometimes gets lost in the shuffle: Mobile marketing. For many reasons, mobile marketing has been slow to grow in the United States. “Mobile marketing in the US has been hindered by relatively slow adoption compared to the rest of the world. Who uses digital coupons? Where Mobile is headed.
Here’s What Happened on Twitter at #AppleEvent
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
When almost 100% of Interbrand top 100 companies are already using Twitter to reach out and engage with their audience, Apple has not posted even once. Airpods or the Wireless headphones were the second-most talked about topic at #AppleEvent. As a social media data analyst, I have stared at this page for way too long, waiting to hear from the world’s most valuable brand. yLa2e4Xr2R.
51 Profitable SEO Niches to Dominate with Low Competition
AUGUST 25, 2016
Car Shipping Companies. Just like with the legal truck angle, car shipping companies present another great opportunity to use the rank and rent model or rank to lead generation model. auto transport companies: 6,600 monthly searches. car transport companies: 4,400 monthly searches. car shipping companies: 3,600 monthly searches. Not ecommerce companies.
Tracking, Personalization And Screams Of Privacy
FEBRUARY 15, 2013
On February 12th, 2013, Business Insider ran a new item titled, Amazon Has The Best Reputation Of Any Company In The U.S. This sounds like a shot at other companies like Facebook.)" " Amazon beat out Apple , The Walt Disney Company , Google and many more to grab this coveted spot. What does the company do? According to the Business Insider article: "Nomi's team gives retailers a snippet of code that lets wireless routers listen for nearby smart phone signals. the walt disney company. What's your Amazon experience like? apple. brand.
If Titanic Had Twitter
Social Media Marketing
APRIL 14, 2012
But one of the more creative acknowledgments of the anniversary has to be from The History Press , a British publishing company that started the @TitanicRealTime Twitter account to chronicle the progress of the ship as if sent from aboard the ship itself. But just in terms of the advance of communication, the Marconi wireless that they had on board seems so primitive compared to what we have at our fingertips with smartphones every day now. Today marks 100 years since the R.M.S. Titanic sank in the North Atlantic, taking the lives of over 1,500 souls with her in those icy waters.
Need Mobile Intel? Read The Third Screen
JUNE 9, 2011
It serves as a solid primer, going into the history of wireless communications, and explaining why businesses have so little control over mobile stakeholders. In the Cars.com case study, Martin details the thorough process the company went through to adapt mobile, including some a great research and listening phase. It is completely an opt-in experience. Nitpicks include a slow start.
Will Amazon Soon Be 3D Printing Products En Route To Consumers?
MARCH 9, 2015
Beyond the Android operating system, smartphones and having app dominance with things like Gmail , YouTube and more, they are looking to become a wireless carrier. App of the week: Fast Company magazine has a new app. fast company. google wireless carrier. 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 Apple Watch. and it''s great.
Mitnick's "Ghost in the Wires" Will Hack Your Mind With Real Life Adventures in Hacking
Stay N' Alive
AUGUST 16, 2011
It was then, one of probably 3 Hams my age in the school nerdy enough to care about radio wavelengths, antennas, and electrical engineering, that I gained a fascination for communication. I was fascinated that I could wirelessly tell my mom where I was over patch radio. I was fascinated that I could access the internet over Packet radio even though my parents couldn't afford an internet connection.
Open Research: A Framework for Social Analytics
AUGUST 14, 2011
After interviewing nearly 40 experts and working with Charlene Li and a bit of help from myself, she’s found six distinct use cases (see compass below) on how companies are measuring using these new toolsets. Why are social analytics so important? This is a new medium, and proof over re allocation of investment is key. The more you share it, the easier it is for us to produce more.
How To Create A Know-It-All Company - CIO.com - Business Technology Leadership
Buzz Marketing for Technology
JUNE 27, 2008
Are you involved in setting the direction for your companys IT budget or strategy? How To Create A Know-It-All Company. Heres how some companies convinced individuals to share best practices. To drive KM at Russell Reynolds, the company circulates a document every afternoon throughout its 32 offices worldwide that shows all outstanding proposals and projects. Recruiters with positions to fill see instant benefits when they get on-the-spot help from people theyve never met but who work for the same company. How To Create A Know-It-All Company. Blogs |.
Apple Debuts iBeacon Location Technology in U.S. Stores
The Realtime Report
DECEMBER 18, 2013
Transmission through Bluetooth wireless technology gives your phone precise information about where you are in the store, while GPS transmitters don’t work well indoors and don’t distinguish well between locations only a few feet apart. How else might this technology be used to address user needs, in realtime — and will other tech companies step up and create their own?
Why Your Business Needs an SMS Strategy
DECEMBER 16, 2013
The market has clear potential and with the popularity of wireless networking driving sales, the only way is up. Making your company more carbon-neutral not only creates favourable publicity, but saves you money on utilities and consumables in the process. However, as well as the obvious efficiencies involved, there are a number of other clear benefits of opting for SMS marketing.