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Microsoft to Launch Microsoft Sway

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft is getting ready to launch a new site or service called Sway. Right now there’s no word from Microsoft officially about what this new product, service, or website will be. But based on the number of domain names that have been purchased recently by Microsoft and their private acquisition of the domain name leads me to believe that Sway is launching soon.

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


Microsoft has already previewed its ARM compatible Windows 8 and a dedicated app store called the Windows Store for it. But when it comes to Windows 8, iPad may be grounded on the fact that Microsoft’s firmware is more enterprise friendlier and innovative. As per reports, Microsoft has tied up with a number of OEMs including the Asian giants like Asus, Huawei, ZTE and Acer.

Microsoft Buys Domains with Hyphens, Skips Domains without Hyphens

Bill Hartzer

So, when I saw today that Microsoft registered two domain names with hyphens in them (multiple hyphens), and they didn’t purchase the domains without hyphens, I cringed. Registrant Organization: Microsoft Corporation. Registrant Street: One Microsoft Way, Registrant City: Redmond. Admin Organization: Microsoft Corporation. Tech Organization: Microsoft Corporation.

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: Today was an exception, though, as Microsoft as acquired a whopping 47 domain names.

The ROI of Influencer Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Tung ( @ EricTTung ) Brand Ambassador for companies like Ford, Microsoft, Verizon and MasterCard, Kathleen Hessert (@ KathleenHessert ) CEO of Sports Media Challenge and Eric Berkowitz (@ tracx ) SVP of Global Services at Tracx. This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar  series, this time on the topic of The ROI of Influencer Marketing.

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T-Commerce And The Rise Of Tablet Shopping

Twist Image

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. 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? New opportunity or just another screen?

Leading Companies for Customer Service, On and Off Social

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This webinar featured Jason Kapler ( @ jasonkapler ) Vice President of Marketing at LiveWorld, Dan Gingiss (@ dgingiss ) Head of Digital Customer Experience and Social for Discover Card and Kristina Libby (@ KristinaLibby ) Head of Consumer Communications at Microsoft. We discussed a ton of ideas on how customer services on and off of social need to scale.

Update: Microsoft’s Synsup Labs Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

Last month I first discovered that Microsoft had secretly acquired 47 domain names related to a brand called “Synsup Labs&#. Now, about a month later, the total count of domain names related to Synsup Labs that Microsoft owns is an even 50, and each of those domain names have been set to resolve to their own name server. As one who watches Microsoft’s domain name activities on a regular basis, I typically have not seen Microsoft purchase this many domain names all at once–at least they have not done so lately except for this group of Synsup Labs domain names.

Design Trends of 2015: How Your Blog Can Adapt


In order to keep your blog interesting and relevant in the upcoming year, there are five design trends to keep in mind when continuing your work in 2015. Apple, Microsoft, and Google have all embraced two-dimensional buttons and icons recently, and other websites are beginning to follow suit. This is a guest contribution from Owen Andrew. Image via Minimalist Design.

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. This does not go against what I posted about recently, showing how there’s a lot of money to be made focusing on events and upcoming products. This post is going to create a bit of a stir, but before I get into the meat of the content, I want to make a few points.

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How to Use Industry Insights to Improve Your Content Strategy

Convince & Convert

His upcoming book, “Everyone’s An Artist (Or At Least They Should Be),” will be published by HarperCollins in the spring of 2016. As CEO of the Tite Group, Ron leads a unique team of 25 people at his Toronto-based social media content agency, boasting such clients as Microsoft, Evian, Hershey, Intel, and Johnson & Johnson. Leading With Imperfections. In This Episode.

Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?


What a huge week it’s been (and an even huger one next week is on the cards!) we announced Dan Norris as a keynote at our upcoming ProBlogger Event (with a very cool video), and also revealed there will be a larger focus on podcasting than in previous years – it’s really come into its own for bloggers in the last few years. Happy Saturday, ProBlogger readers!

HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers

INFOGRAPHIC] 44 HP Tablet: How to Find a Deeply Discounted HP TouchPad 26 HOW TO: Properly Use Badges To Engage Customers August 19, 2011 by Gabe Zichermann 14 Share on Tumblr email share Share on Tumblr email share Gabe Zichermann is the chair of the upcoming Gamification Summit NYC (9/15-16, 2011), where industry leaders will gather to share knowledge and insight. Have an account?

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A Little Bit About | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

For those not in a Microsoft Exchange environment or that wants to schedule meetings with others outside of their office, Finding a time that worked for everyone was a real pain and we were too small a company at the time to afford a licensed copy of Microsoft Exchange, which would have allowed us to share our calendars. Where did your inspiration for come from?

Should You Outsource Your Social Media Efforts?

); // Mashable | The Social Media Guide Viral Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video About Mashable Company About Us Advertise Submit News Contact Us Announcements Resources Guidebooks Lists How To Trending Mashable Awards Subscriptions Partners W3 EDGE Rackspace Concentric Sky Dynect DNS Intridea Welcome to Mashable! Have an account? How well is your social media working today?

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IE8 Coming to a PC near you

Taylor Marek

Some of us brave types moved to IE7 because of the “gadgets” Microsoft had added to it. The new addon Microsoft plans on adding to IE8 looks very interesting, and I might just update to play with it. Here is an article for you to read about IE8’s upcoming final release: [link]. General News Technology Chrome Internet Browser Internet Explorer 8 Microsoft SafariFor those who like to know what is happening in the tech world, here is your little tidbit of news… Most of us remember the days of Internet Explorer 6 (IE6). Why should I get IE8?

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

40% of Facebook users said their motivation for liking a brand there was “to receive discounts and promotions,&# 36% said it was to get a freebie (sample, coupon, trial etc.), and 30% said it was to get updates on upcoming sales. How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes? How do the audiences differ across various social networks? Adam T.

What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

View Comments 100+ Upcoming Social Media & Tech Events View Comments Involver Raises $8M for Social Media Marketing Services View Comments Web Developer at The BOSS Group (Plainsboro, New Jersey) Jobs The busy in-house ad agency of a leading Princeton, NJ based pharmaceutical company has an immediate long-term temporary need for a highly skilled Web Developer. Microsoft Posts Record Earnings, But. Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Learn more. million followers).

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Top 10 Reputation Tracking Tools Worth Paying For

Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Social Media News Twitter Facebook Foursquare YouTube MySpace Google Microsoft Humor & Culture Now Trending : HOW TO: Optimize Your Social Media Marketing Strategy December 29, 2008 Dan Schawbel View Comments Top 10 Reputation Tracking Tools Worth Paying For email share email share Do you like this story? Yahoo Search Ads Now Served by Microsoft HOW TO: Optimize Your Social Media Ma. Dan Schawbel is the author of Me 2.0: You might want all three. View more jobs » M?c

Why I'm Proud To Be A Dummy

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After writing my upcoming book, CTRL ALT Delete with it, I have no idea how I wrote my first book, Six Pixels of Separation , on Microsoft 's Word. microsoft word. A true story. The other week, I was on a busy flight out to the West Coast. It was a cold, winter's day on the east coast and as the plane started to board, the flight attendants were already making announcements about how crowded this flight would be and where to best stow our cabin luggage. I'm one of the fortunate few that was upgraded to business class. You know the ones I am talking about. as it were. wiley.

Revealed: Behind the Scenes of My Premium Product Launch

Viper Chill

In the Cloud Niche newsletter I constantly hinted that something big was coming and I also ‘set the stage’ for the upcoming launch by announcing it in my million-dollar apps article. On top of that, I have a deal with AppSumo that should be running soon, so there are a number of upcoming things that I think will have a big affect on the sales numbers as well. Good luck!

From The Information Age To The Connected Age " GigaOM

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The table below, taken from Web Worker Daily’s upcoming book “Connect! Microsoft represents the Information Age, while Google hints at the shift towards the Connected Age. Microsoft (Information Age) vs. Google (Connected Age). Microsoft (MSFT) exemplifies the Information Age. In addition to the Microsofts and the Googles, there do exist the Apples!

MySpace is Reborn as Social Curation

HuffPosts QuickRead. Loading. BIG NEWS: Google | Facebook | Mark Zuckerberg | Android | Smarter Ideas | More. Today MySpace is reborn as a content centric discovery platform. Its a big shift, and it might just work. First, theres a new look. But pretty much everyone agrees that a new coat of paint isnt going to bring the site back from the wilderness. Then I started to look at top playlisters.

IE8 Coming to a PC near you

Taylor Marek

Some of us brave types moved to IE7 because of the “gadgets&# Microsoft had added to it. The new addon Microsoft plans on adding to IE8 looks very interesting, and I might just update to play with it. Here is an article for you to read about IE8’s upcoming final release: [link] What are your thoughts? Take note. :) Filed Under: General , News , Technology Tagged: Chrome , Internet Browser , Internet Explorer 8 , Microsoft , Safari Comments are closed. Some of us might still be using it. Now IE8 is on the doorstep and will be walking in very soon.

HOW TO: Activate Your Brand's Super Influencers

Nvidia CEO: Upcoming Android Tablets. Microsofts Kin One and Two Are Comin. Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media MARKETING Business Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! These key influencers are more than just fans — they’re brand ambassadors. Treat them like the real VIPs they are. Thanks.

5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

View Comments The White House Teams Up With to Reach Out to Job Seekers View Comments HOW TO: Start Developing for iOS, Android or Windows Phone 7 View Comments 38 New Social Media Resources You May Have Missed View Comments Amazon to Acquire for $540 Million [REPORT] View Comments Verizon Undercuts AT&T with $70 Unlimited Text and Data Plan View Comments top stories the last 7 days Social Media 100+ Upcoming Social Media & Tech Events Mashable Giveaway: Build Your Own Twi. The B2B Social Media Marketing Series is supported by IDG Enterprise. Learn more.

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Blog World Preview


Authority vs. Popularity in Search Engine Rankings – A couple of Microsoft patent filings describe how Bing might use authority scores to rerank search results in some cases in the future. So how can you prepare for Blog World in the upcoming days? The Resources Mashup. Blogging / Writing. How do you keep people coming back to read everything you publish? Business / Career.

What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

View Comments 100+ Upcoming Social Media & Tech Events View Comments International Management Trainee at Meltwater Group (District of Columbia) Jobs Interested in working in Washington DC for Meltwater News?About Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! The B2B Social Media Marketing Series is supported by IDG Enterprise. Understand how IT decision-makers are accessing information and how you can engage them with successful multi-channel programs. Learn more. million followers).

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Integrate Social Networks with your Corporate Website with ‘Social Sign On’

The Techcrunch acquisition dispels those myths 2 days ago « People on the Move in the Social Business Industry: Sept 21, 2010 Upcoming Research Teaser: What do Employers Want in a Corporate Social Media Strategist? Microsoft uses LiveID and soon will be offering Messenger Connect. Registration pages go away …much to the approval of consumers. Or do I interpret this wrong?

What to Consider When Building an In-House Social Media Team

View Comments 100+ Upcoming Social Media & Tech Events View Comments Freelance Social Media Consultant at CareerBuilder (Chicago, Illinois) Jobs CareerBuilders business development group works with companies of all sizes to develop social media strategies, measure the perception of their brand, and launch and cultivate online communities. Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Learn more about it here or keep up with all Webtrends Social products by following its blog. Mobile 2.0

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Grow Your Wiki

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Microsoft. He did set a nice background for my upcoming pitch & really really worth while going through! About. Services. Contact. Archives. 21 days of wiki adoption. 9rules. adsense. advertising. analysis. Apple. Atlassian. AusWeb07. Barack Obama. better meetings. BlackBerry. boris mann. business. CeBIT. change. change management. citizen journalism. Clay Shirky. email.

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Q & A: How to Solve Every Blogging Problem You’ll Ever Have

Viper Chill

Well, one easy way to solve that would be to run your posts through some kind of word processor / spell checker before it goes live. I use Microsoft Word when I think an article is ready, and it helps me to pick up on random errors like duplicating words by mistake or writing business man instead of businessman. and ask them to answer some questions via email for an upcoming blog post.

Eight steps to thriving on information overload

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Microsoft Strategic White Paper: How To Lock-in Your Clients (1.1MB). Upcoming Event. About Ross Dawson. Keynote Speaking/Strategy. Future Exploration Network. AHT Group. Books and Reports. Recent Media Appearances. Ross Dawson, August 27, 2007 1:24 AM US PT. Many of my keynote speeches focus on the future of business and where technology is going. happening?â?? Filter aggressively.

SXSW: Mark Zuckerberg Keynote (the edited liveblogged version)

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

It’s been an incredibly busy and physically taxing few days (with little hotel internet and no real opportunities to sit down and edit posts), so you’re seeing yesterday’s keynote today (and numerous other posts to be put on this blog in the upcoming days). What about the ad deal you currently have with Microsoft? Tell us about how it has evolved. As a company?

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Or Microsoft. “I built Kurrently in the three weeks between the end of school and the beginning of my internship at Microsoft,&# said Kurrently’s creator Gilbert Leung in my recent Skype interview with him. Or IBM. It came from a Canadian computer sciences student who uses his free time pretty damn wisely. Kurrently is a new, free real-time search engine that combines results from Twitter and Facebook in a simple, blazing fast format. But there are 400 million people on Facebook,&# Gilbert said. As Gilbert pointed out, our own intersection is a good example. Thnks!

Advice for a New Internet Marketer (or How to Spot Internet.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Normally, the front page consists of high quality content, though even the upcoming queue has good stuff that doesn’t always get promoted. Something might be possible with asp, but not every SEO is a Microsoft MVP. We’d exchange greetings when we passed in the dormitory hallways. Nine years later, we met again when we were assigned to the same tables at a local luncheon.

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Proven Writing Tips to Infuse Your Blog With Stickiness

Writtent Blog

According to Microsoft research , that’s all the time you have to impress visitors to your web pages. Examples: How to Nimbly Adjust Your Content Strategy to Google’s Upcoming Changes. This could include a request to leave a comment, an invitation to your upcoming TweetChat, or other no-obligation resources. 2. 10 seconds. As Marketer John G. Stupid. Viral. Stellar. Remarkable.