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Microsoft Announces Internet Explorer Replacement

The Social Media Incubator

Microsoft officially announced today at Build 2015  the new Windows 10 browser would be called Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Edge will be a clean, minimalistic browser with little to no icons or menus to slow page speed. It will also incorporate Microsoft’s voice assistant, Cortana. The new browser will be shipping with Windows 10 when it is launched later in 2015.

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.

Microsoft Working on Project Madeira

Bill Hartzer

Based on domain name registrations by Microsoft in the past few days, Microsoft appears to be working on a project called “Microsoft Madeira” It could also be called “Project Madeira” I haven’t seen anything related to this yet based on a Google search: https://www.google.com/search?&safe=off&q=%22microsoft+madeira%22.

Microsoft Files DMCA Takedown Request, Claims Microsoft is Infringing on Copyright

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft filed a DMCA ( Digital Millennium Copyright Act ) request with Google. Microsoft. Yes, Microsoft filed a DMCA takedown request last week with Google, asking Google to remove Microsoft.com and Microsoftstore.com from the Google index. All because Microsoft is infringing on their copyright. Who was the copyright infringer in this case?

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. 

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

Idaconcpts

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.

Microsoft is Finally Achieving What it Set Out to Do With Passport - the Key is Consistency

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Back in the year 2000, before "the cloud" was even a marketing term, Microsoft launched a product known as "Passport", a product touted to be the end-all-be-all of identity services that developers could integrate into their products for identity and storage of personal information. It's safe to say that Microsoft, like Marty of "Back to the Future" was ahead of his time.

Microsoft Buys 26 Contosoyams Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft is up to something. I’m not sure what, but I am really curious as to why Microsoft recently registered 26 domain names at once: all related to the word contosoyams. From my research so far, I have not been able to find any references anywhere to contosoyams, and can only determine that this is a fictitious word made up by someone at Microsoft. contosoyams.net.

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Does Google Deserve More Credit?

Geoff Livingston

Sometimes I think Google deserves more credit. This is not a defense of Google+, anti-trust issues facing the company, or the apparent sunsetting of Feedburner. When I learned Google had scrapped its facial recognition technology because the negative uses outweighed the good, I felt they were the better player of the big companies operating in this space. Google+.

Google+ and World Domination

Janet Fouts

If you’re as into social media networks as I am you’d have to have your head in the sand to miss the launch of Google+ , a shiny new social network from Google. Adding the “ Authorship&# tag &# to syndicated posts will allow users to follow specific authors and list your content on the +1 tab of your Google profile. What if you did get into Google+ already?

Microsoft Buys 8 Search Engine Optimization Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft has purchased eight domain names related to search engine optimization (SEO). I am not quite sure about the reasoning behind this move by Microsoft, the owner of the Bing.com search engine. It does not appear that any of the.com domains are owned by Microsoft at this point. searchengineoptimizationforbing.net. searchengineoptimizationforbing.org. seoforbing.info.

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

The Social Media Incubator

Google+ is getting a lot of attention right now due to the “rivalry&# between Google and Facebook, which is heavily partnered with Microsoft.  Social Media Strategist Caroline Melberg feels that the site will be beneficial at some point in the future, but it might take some time. “I think it is a bit too early for most businesses to jump into Google+ as the jury is still out on how participation will ramp up, but if it happens like I think it will, Google+ will become the first real social-business networking site,” said Melberg.

Google: The search party is not over

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[This is a guest post by Zachary Zawarski, a Google Apps Consultant , in response to Fortune Magazine's article Google: The search party is over.]. The author, Michael Copeland, makes several valid points in his article, which was primarily written to explain why Google's stock has significantly trailed the Nasdaq and Apple. What are Google's problems you ask? Digg this!

4 Reasons Google Bought Wildfire

Convince & Convert

Wildfire , a pioneering social media management software application that specialized in contests and promotions, announced today that it has been bought by Google for a smooth $250 million. Even though Wildfire had been courted for weeks by multiple suitors, most observers – including me didn’t view Google as a potential acquirer. Reasons Google Bought Wildfire. 1. wrote a whole piece on that called “ Why Google Has the Hammer to Make Us Use Plus ” if you’re interested. 2. Google and Facebook aren’t exactly pals.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Active across social networks, Cindy leads Microsoft’s small- to midsized-business sales and marketing efforts as Vice President U.S. The 10-year Microsoft veteran is also a graduate of Harvard Business School. New York-based Katrina is the Senior Director / VP Worldwide Digital Marketing for Microsoft. That will be our top focus for next year. Stacey Acevero. sacevero.

Is Google becoming evil?

The Way of the Web

Given the high standards Google set for itself with the aims of indexing the world’s information, and the mantra of ‘Don’t Be Evil’, it’s likely we hold it to higher standards than most companies. After all, if you’re paying $150,000 for Google Analytics Premium, you’d be expecting all information. That’s entirely lost now.

11 Google Reader Alternatives to Consider

Kikolani

July 1st is just about here, so if you haven’t already, now is the time to choose your alternative RSS reader of choice to replace Google Reader. Since I last wrote about Google Reader alternatives, more services have sprung up to fill the voie. But what you will need to do now ( like, right now ) is download your Google Reader archive on Google Takeout. Feedly.

Did Microsoft Just Buy Vericen.com, a Typo Domain of Verizon?

Bill Hartzer

Did Microsoft just register a domain name that is a typo (a typo domain) of Verizon? know this might be a stretch, but I am really curious about one of the domain names that was just registered, and was set up on Microsoft’s name servers: vericen.com. Well, most likely it was NOT Microsoft that registered this domain name. Here’s why. Registrar URL: [link].

Microsoft Acquires Synsup Labs Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

In an interesting move that might indicate an upcoming acquisition or a major project in the works, Microsoft has acquired 47 domain names related to Synsup Labs. Here is the list of domain names related to Synsuplabs that Microsoft has quietly acquired today: synsuplabs01.com. Today was an exception, though, as Microsoft as acquired a whopping 47 domain names. Tweet This!

Why Google Has the Hammer To Make Businesses Use Google Plus

Convince & Convert

My initial, abbreviated take is that Google’s new social toy is essentially a Facebook Twitter hybrid with outstanding ease-of-use and eye-popping potential. In the very first release, Plus has a killer integration with Picasa (Google’s photo service), and its live video chat feature (called Hangout) could very easily become a Skype killer. Google Buzz. Orkut.

Facebook's Secret Inbox

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App of the week: Microsoft Translator. google. microsoft. microsoft translator. amazon amazonkindle amazonkindleapp amazonkindleoasis appoftheweek businessinsider chom977fm chomfm ctrlaltdelete ctrlaltdeletewithmitchjoel digitalmedia facebook facebookmessenger google guestcontributor heatherbeckman iphone iphoneapp jwalterthompson jwt kindle kindleapp kindleoasis kobo messenger microsoft microsofttranslator mirum mirumagency montrealradio morningshow morningsrockwithterryandheatherb radiosegment radiostation socialmedia soundcloud technology terrydimonte twitter wp

Why Google Has the Hammer To Make Businesses Use Google Plus

Convince & Convert

My initial, abbreviated take is that Google’s new social toy is essentially a Facebook Twitter hybrid with outstanding ease-of-use and eye-popping potential. In the very first release, Plus has a killer integration with Picasa (Google’s photo service), and its live video chat feature (called Hangout) could very easily become a Skype killer. Google Buzz. Orkut.

Revealed: The New SEO (When Google Takes Freshness Too Far)

Viper Chill

If it was, Microsoft’s billions pumped into Bing would have gave it more than a few % market share. It won’t come close to when my sites which fit all the “Google rules” are outranked by 2 week old sites who have spammed themselves with SENuke or Xrumer. I am pretty public about no longer believing in Whitehat vs Blackhat SEO. Taking Advantage of the Downturn.

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The Death of Google Reader: Did Email Kill the RSS Star?

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admit I'm not as mad as before , as the dust has settled off since they killed sharing and replaced it with a very limited Google+ sharing feature (on top of the "send to" feature that was there before). At the same time we see other "social networks" of Google's (Youtube) hitting over a billion active users. Compared to that, Google Reader was minuscule. Like, a lot.

Google Web Designer For HTML5 Sites That Work On Any Device

Bill Hartzer

With everyone talking about responsive web design, and creating websites that will work on any device, Google Web Designer seems to be a pretty good option. Really, only 2 minutes, to download and test out Google Web Designer on a recently-acquired domain name, Streaming Video , where I wanted to put up a real basic web page. Google Search Engine Technology Search Engines

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The Future of The Digital Economy

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During this conference, there was a panel discussion titled, The Future of The Digital Economy that featured Sheryl Sandberg from Facebook , Eric Schmidt from Google , Satya Nadella from Microsoft and  Vittorio Colao from Vodafone. google. microsoft. Are you excited or worried about the future of the world? Life is complex. Human beings are complex. We have created.

5 Ways to Find Keywords That Deliver Superior Web Marketing Results

Convince & Convert

Google Trends. Google Trends is a great tool that provides a list of related keywords and phrases based on Google’s own search topic data. Related searches in Google Trends for the topic “website marketing” show other keywords that are on the rise. Wordtracker is a free tool similar to the Google Adwords Keyword Tool. Microsoft Advertising Intelligence. Google isn’t the only search engine in town. Dont forget that Microsoft and its Bing search engine are valuable tools as well. So where can you find these amazing keywords?

Microsoft Sitcom Coming? Microsoft Registers MicroSitcom Domains

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft Corporation just registered two interesting domain names: Micrositcom.com. Certainly, I wouldn’t be surprised if there was an upcoming sitcom related to Microsoft. Google search for “micrositcom” doesn’t really bring up anything interesting or related to Microsoft. Micrositcom.net. So, who knows what the plans are? Domain Names

Google Files for Trademark on the Word Glass

Bill Hartzer

Google has filed a trademark application on the word glass. Rob Garner wearing Google Glass. In July 2013, Google “originally submitted the application in July 2013 for the word “Glass” styled in a particular font as branding for its Google Glass smart glasses. ” Microsoft has trademarked the word “haunt.”

Virtually There With Virtual Reality For Brands

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Currently devices like Google Glass or Microsoft 's just-released Hololens act as a piece of hardware that provide a lens on top of what we typically see. Currently devices like Facebook's Oculus or Google's Cardboard act as a piece of hardware that blocks out everything we see in our real world, and immerses the user into another world. google. google cardboard.

The End Of The Smartphone

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Beyond patent debates and legacy OEM manufacturers struggling to keep up, Apple and Android have set a furious pace as brands like Amazon , RIM , Microsoft and others continue to evolve from a personal computer business into a smartphone/tablet offering. Google co-founder, Sergey Brin , can often be found about town wearing his Google Glasses (aka Project Glass). " Do you believe that Apple will now let Google take the lead in the future of connectivity? Do you think they're going to let Samsung , Nokia or even Microsoft leap ahead? google. amazon.

How To Optimize Your B2B White Papers For Google

PWB Marketing Blog

The fact is if your content can’t be found by Google, your white paper (and other writings) will get limited traffic. Getting found by Google is one of the top ways to get your white paper noticed. Google Indexes More Than Just Web Pages. Google indexes Scribd documents really quickly. It really doesn’t matter how important your white paper is. Now that’s quick!

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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? google. 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.

How Will Project Glass Impact Marketers?

Geoff Livingston

Co-organizer Patrick Ashmalla and I are presenting together on Google Project Glass and augmented reality. Google Project Glass promises to take ubiquitous mobile Internet access and layer unprecedented information into our day-to-day existence. Scheduled for release in 2014, Project Glass holds so much promise Apple and Microsoft have competing projects.

Why Google Has the Hammer To Make Businesses Use Google Plus

Convince & Convert

Since I originally published this post, you’re seeing Google do a lot of the things I predicted. My initial, abbreviated take is that Google’s new social toy is essentially a Facebook Twitter hybrid with outstanding ease-of-use and eye-popping potential. Already, some early Google Plus users have created 20 or more Circles to categorize their online relationships.

Staggering Statistic: Google Gets 41% Of All Internet Ad Dollars In The U.S.

PWB Marketing Blog

According to market research firm eMarketer, Google receives 41% of all Internet advertising dollars in the United States. search engine marketing dollars goes to Google AdWords. Microsoft and Yahoo get a measly 8% of all US search ad dollars each. Google dominates the search advertising landscape. Google is quickly becoming a dominate player in display, too. When Google acquired display ad serving platform Doubleclick in 2008, it was stunning news. Google was no longer just a search giant. Is your business advertising with Google?

Google+ for Apps - the Perfect Competition for Yammer and SalesForce Chatter

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Even Microsoft and Sharepoint are beginning to enter this space. That company is Google, and believe it or not, their latest announcement of integration of Google+ with Google Apps puts them right, square in the middle of this competition for business collaboration, and it's a powerful one! Google+ for Google Apps all starts with Google Circles. When you sign up for Google+ through your Google Apps account, you are given the opportunity to target updates to a circle just for your organization. On Google+ this is built in.

Google Apps – no more free sign-ups, no more Freemium

The Way of the Web

Six years ago, Google Apps launched with a great suite of tools which could be used for collaboration and work for free by anyone with less than 10 users. year later, the paid premium versions became available, and now that’s all that will be available, as Google has now stopped new sign-ups to the free option. Damaging to Google’s brand? Buffer.

Microsoft Doesn’t Play By The New Rules Anymore

Bill Hartzer

When it comes to playing by the new rules, Microsoft apparently has thrown in the towel. And Microsoft has decided, for whatever reason, that they don’t want to play by the new rules anymore. Of the 19 domain names that Microsoft has failed to renew in the past 24 hours, there are three that apparently Microsoft doesn’t want anymore. Server Type Microsoft-IIS/8.5 Microsoft apparently doesn’t want them. Just for the record, there were 16 other domain names that Microsoft failed to renew, as well: aa-autoroute.com. Apparently so.

The Year Of More

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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. google. 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.". It sounds a little incredulous to say this when we're in a world that is struggling for stability. More social. Will this trend stop in the future? More global. More local.

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. google. 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. This is one of those moments when the Marketing industry must give pause.

November 2013 Search Engine Rankings Released, Google Loses Market Share

Bill Hartzer

Google now has 66.7 percent of the market share for searches, followed by Microsoft (Bing) with 18.1 searches were conducted in November 2013, with Google’s websites ranking first with 12.1 Microsoft had 3.3 Google actually lost search engine market share last month, as it went down 0.2 percent went to Yahoo and AOL, which took market share away from Google.

App of the Week: CloudOn

The Social Media Incubator

This week’s app helps you manage all of your Microsoft Office files. CloudOn lets you view any of your document sharing accounts such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Box and Sky Drive. Apps Mobile Apps Mobile Tips CloudOn Dropbox file sharing Google Drive Microsoft Office SkyDrive You can create, edit and review documents in any platform and from any device.

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