[Wireless] Facebook Eyes Internet.org Free Basics Launch in U.S. (Report)
    Brian Fung  of The Washington Post  reported that the social network has been in discussions with government officials and wireless carriers to bring Free Basics stateside. Fung also reported that Facebook has yet to engage in talks with major wireless carriers, instead focusing on smaller providers. Facebook Internet Brian Fung Craig Moffett Free Basics Internet.org mobile MoffettNathanson Mulicultural Media Telecom and Internet Council Nicol Turner-Lee telecommunications the washington post wireless carriersAccording to Fung, the U.S.
    [Wireless] It Pays to Provide Customer Service via Twitter (Report)
    In the telecommunications industry specifically, conversations sparked by negative tweets resulted in three times more willingness to pay for monthly wireless plans than those that started with positive tweets. Brands that respond to customer-service inquiries on Twitter benefit from doing so on several levels, according to a study the social network conducted along with Applied Marketing Science. Customer satisfaction scores from customers who receive responses when they tweet businesses average one entire point hither, 2.66 compared with 3.66. Set expectations about being responsive.
    [Wireless] Twitter Adds Aggregate User Age Information to Gnip Audience API
    Wireless device network. Advertising/Marketing Twitter age Aggregate User Age Information APIs Application-Programming Interfaces Audience API Country Device Categories Devices gender Gnip Interests language Location Mark Callahan Metro privacy Region safety security television TV TV Genre TV Shows Wireless Device NetworksTwitter announced the addition of aggregate user age information to the Audience API (application-programming interface) from Gnip. Aggregate user age information became the 11th demographic model  available for audience analysis, joining: Gender. Language.
    [Wireless] How to Analyze Twitter Data
    Mobile Footprint: The top used wireless carrier for your audience. With a 140-character limit, it’s easy to think of Twitter as a basic platform. But the fact of the matter is numerous marketers see success in their social media marketing strategies by paying closer attention to Twitter data. Whether it’s Tweets, impressions, engagements or clicks, there are several metrics that give you additional insights into how well you’re resonating with your audience. common problem for companies is they don’t know the best route to take when analyzing Twitter data. TheSoundOfMusicLive. Movies.
    [Wireless] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #326
    We talk about silly things that politicians spew and whether or not wireless headphones make sense. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:  . WaveNet: A Generative Model for Raw Audio - Deepmind.  "The short version of this is: This is the voice of AI. Well, as machine learning continues to knock down computing barriers, here's a way of training a Deep Learning algorithm to make words. It's surprisingly good. Alistair for Hugh). Synthetic sperm.
    [Wireless] Here’s What Happened on Twitter at #AppleEvent
    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. We  have all at some point admired Apple’s simple marketing philosophy , which has always emphasized customer focus,and wondered what their strategy would be on social media. 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. So much for engagement! Surprise, Surprise.
    [Wireless] A Tools Guide to Live streaming on Facebook
    Switcher studio allows you to use your iPad or mobile device to live stream and, when you are live streaming, you can display your desktop or any other camera source that is on the same wireless network. To add other sources (like scenes in OBS), you need to be on the same wireless network as that device. Here’s some of the top functionality available: Unlimited sources – Add your camera, remote wireless cameras, images, desktop etc. If you’ve crawled under a rock recently, you may not have noticed the dramatic growth of Facebook Live and live streaming.
    [Wireless] 51 Profitable SEO Niches to Dominate with Low Competition
    Therefore, if we analyse the terms they’re ranking for, we can see opportunities where new sites and pages actually stand a chance of ranking. I’ve logged into SEMRush.com now to give you a list of some of those terms, for your inspiration: wireless earbuds: 90,500 searches per month. best wireless earbuds: 22,200 searches per month. Today I’m going to reveal some of the most interesting online niches where there is a lot of money to be made. These are niches which have a level of competition that allows you to compete, and fast. ” Near me. That’s it.
    [Wireless] Area 404: Facebook’s New 22,000-Square-Foot Hardware Lab
    These labs have all served their respective teams well, but over time, we started to see that when engineers from different teams came together and shared their expertise, we could make even faster progress on the projects they were working on—engineers in the Connectivity Lab learned from our experts in failure analysis to create high-quality prototypes early in the testing process, the networking team worked with the FSO (free space optical communication) team on breakthroughs in wireless transmission of data, and so on. five-axis vertical milling machine. five-axis water jet.
    [Wireless] Are Parents Really Naming Their Kids After Pokemon Characters?!
    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. At the NYU Wireless lab in Brooklyn, students are testing prototype equipment -- forerunners to next-generation phones -- that are able to transmit a blazing 10 gigabits of data per second, all while moving around crowded courtyards. Tags: 5g wireless. morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel. No joke. Listen here.
  • AUDIENSE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016
    [Wireless] Carol’s Daughter #BornAndMade And Bud Light’s #CheerForEqualPay
    Cricket Wireless Makes The Unexpected John Cena Meme Real. Utilising their sponsorship of WWE , Cricket Wireless have bought the meme to life by allowing fans to be surprised by John Cena (and the trumpets of his theme tune) in real life. This week in social media, we saw some great, eye-opening campaigns. Oreal took us on a journey with their brand Carol’s Daughter, while Amy Schumer and Seth Rogan got us pumped up on #EqualPay, and Cricket made the most of their WWE sponsorship. Plus we talk about what social trends Team Audiense has been reading this week. — J.P. Twitter.
    [Wireless] Former Google Fiber GM Kevin Lo Joins Facebook
    Lo announced the move in a Facebook post (embedded below): I’m excited to let you know that I’m joining Facebook this month as director of infrastructure connectivity and investments. I’ll help shape our strategy and investments with partners to build wireless technologies and ecosystems that improve global connectivity. Former Google Fiber  general manager Kevin Lo joined Facebook as director of infrastructure connectivity and investments. Kevin will help shape our strategy and broader framework for Facebook’s infrastructure connectivity investments with partners.
    [Wireless] T-Mobile USA in Talks for Data-Free Facebook Video Streaming
    Ina Fried of Re/code  reported that Facebook and T-Mobile have been in discussion to add videos from the social network to the wireless carrier’s Binge On offerings. T-Mobile USA  customers who are part of its Binge On  program may soon be able to stream Facebook video without running up their data bills. According to Fried, there is a trade-off involved: Binge On customers view video from partners including Netflix , HBO , ESPN  and YouTube  in less-than-HD quality. Facebook Web Video Binge On ESPN HBO Ina Fried netflix Re/code T-Mobile USA Videos YouTube
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016
    [Wireless] We're Nearing The End Of Cables
    It's wireless or USB-C compatible headphones going forward. wireless. appoftheweek apple bluetooth chom977fm chomfm ctrlaltdelete ctrlaltdeletewithmitchjoel digitalmedia facebook foodora gawker google guestcontributor headphones heatherbeckman hulkhogan iphone iphone7 jwalterthompson jwt mirum mirumagency montrealradio morningshow morningsrockwithterryandheatherb motorola motoz newmedia paypal peterthiel radiosegment radiostation siliconvalley socialmedia soundcloud technology terrydimonte twitter wireless wpp ziffdavispublishingmorning show. This week we discussed:  .
    [Wireless] A Deeper Look at the Twitter Metrics You Should Be Tracking
    Mobile footprint : Informs you about which wireless carrier and device your audience is using. Businesses focus a lot energy on creating content that not only builds a Twitter audience, but also drives engagement with customers. And why not? According to Dragon Search, 61% of customers’ purchasing habits are decided by companies that deliver custom content. While content and engagement are critical components of a successful strategy, another component—Twitter metrics—shouldn’t be overlooked. You Can’t Measure What You Don’t Understand. Get to Know Your Twitter Activity Dashboard.
  • VIPER CHILL  |  MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016
    [Wireless] How 16 Companies are Dominating the World’s Google Search Results
    best wireless earbuds: 1st (22,200 searches per month). In the Academy Award-nominated film Food Inc , filmmaker Robert Kenner reveals how the varied choice of items we see on the shelves of supermarkets is actually a false presumption. Instead, that seemingly endless variety is actually controlled by just a handful of companies. Today I’m going to reveal how the huge diversity we perceive in Google search results is once again a few large corporations controlling what we assume to be choice. Being an inquisitive marketer I had to check it out for myself. So Why Am I Surprised?
    [Wireless] How T-Mobile Changed The Wireless Industry For The Better
    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. The basic premise is simple: Why not let customers purchase wireless service outside of a contract? Of course no service provider is simply going to give away its wireless service for nothing, but one can think that’s exactly what T-Mobile opts to do. Mobile has revolutionized wireless service. Mobile proposed another way. No two year contracts.
    [Wireless] How Do Emerging Economies Compare In Terms of Internet Access?
    In 2002, he joined up with the government in his native Afghanistan to set up the Afghan Wireless Communication Company. Bayat’s goal with the Afghan Wireless Communication Company and Ariana Television Network (ATN), the venture he established in 2005, has been the empowering of people through improved communications with each other and the outside world, demonstrating in the process the power of digital technologies and the Internet to aid human progress. How Do Emerging Economies Compare In Terms of Internet Access? percent, respectively. By 2015, that figure had grown to 43.4
    [Wireless] 5 Expert Tips for Engaging Your Webinar Audience
    Mobile phones or any devices that are wireless can also be spotty and run the risk of running out of battery. Following up on last week’s post covering my most important lessons for attracting your webinar audience , let’s now pivot and focus on how to keep them engaged once they show up live as an attendee at your webinar. Next week, my final post will cover how to convert your audiences to become your customers. For attracting your audience, I covered how to: Choose a Relevant Topic. Use Industry Disruptions to Your Advantage. Gather and Mine Actionable Live Cycle Intelligence.
    [Wireless] Buy Now or Buy Later: the iPhone 6S vs. the 7
    Wireless charging capabilities: After languishing at the back of the pack in terms of recharging, some are saying that the 7 will be the first iPhone to support wireless charging. Qualcomm’s recent announcement of having developed wireless charging technology that can work through metals (like the aluminum that comprises the iPhone’s frame) seem to support this belief. Even with the strong showing of competitors such as Samsung, LG, and HTC, Apple continues to be the trendiest toy on the smartphone block. The Tale of the Tape. inx4.7 in screen 3D Touch screen.
    [Wireless] My Favorite Things 2015 Edition
    UrbanEars Platten ADV Wireless Headphones – While I typically use my noise cancelling in ear Bose headphones for most of my headphone listening, I really wanted a wireless pair of on ear cans for more casual listening and workouts. Every year I like to write a blog post that recaps some of my favorite products or services I experienced that year. While I didn’t host a talk show announcing my favorite things and giving them away to a screaming out of control crowd, I am posting them here for you to get for yourselves. Feel free to scream if you’d still like.
    [Wireless] My Top 10 Gadgets of the Future That You can Buy in 2015
    The device connects over Wifi and Z-wave (and a few other wireless codecs) allowing you to tie all those devices together. Recently I was asked to appear on my local Fox affiliate, Fox 13 to appear on their weekly lifestyle show, “The Place” They wanted me to talk about my top 10 favorite gadgets of 2015. agreed to take on the challenge, which really wasn’t a challenge since I already own most of them! You can see some of my reviews over on Youtube.com/TheSocialGeek  (where I’ll post more in the future as well). Most of them I own! My kids are always on it!
    [Wireless] My Top 10 Gadgets of the Future That You can Buy in 2015
    The device connects over Wifi and Z-wave (and a few other wireless codecs) allowing you to tie all those devices together. Recently I was asked to appear on my local Fox affiliate, Fox 13 to appear on their weekly lifestyle show, “The Place” They wanted me to talk about my top 10 favorite gadgets of 2015. agreed to take on the challenge, which really wasn’t a challenge since I already own most of them! You can see some of my reviews over on Youtube.com/TheSocialGeek  (where I’ll post more in the future as well). Most of them I own! My kids are always on it!
    [Wireless] Twelve of My Favorite Things
    Beats Wireless Headphones. Communication 12 Days of Christmas iPad thomas keller fitbit lululemon bose headphones peloton app beats wireless trek madone trek bike evernote moleskin amazon echo alexa c o bigelow shunBy Gini Dietrich. On the twelfth day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gave to you…12 of my favorite things,  11 PR professionals to follow , 10 holiday movies , nine PR gifts , eight PR trends ,  seven PR blogs , six must-watch PR webinars ,  five PR books , four PR podcasts ,  three productivity tools ,  two Spin Sucks Crazy secrets , and the one PR tool you need for 2016.
    [Wireless] This Holiday Season Brings Surprising Deals and a “December to Remember”
    With the majority of those tweeting #Thanksgetting in a negative light, the wireless provider might have to reconsider what they promote during future holiday seasons. Business: Lexus & Barneys Team Up for ‘December To Remember’ The iconic red ribbons are riding back into holiday advertising, as Lexus launches another December to Remember. Like years prior, the luxury vehicle manufacturer is telling the story of gifting Lexus cars holiday as presents to your loved ones. This year, a new partnership with Barneys New York is bringing even more attention to both brands.
    [Wireless] 4 SEO Tactics That Damage Your Brand’s Reputation
    Recently, we worked with a company called Eyefi, which makes wireless SD cards, to help boost interest in its brand. Image via BigStockPhoto.com. From a marketing perspective, you’ve got to feel at least a little sorry for SeaWorld for the utter devastation of its sterling brand. For decades, its parks were a fun, wholesome place to take the kiddos. Then, the movie Blackfish  ruined our collective joy from watching Shamu shows, and SeaWorld has been in PR damage control mode ever since. Managing corporate reputations is tricky in the modern era, as SeaWorld proves.
    [Wireless] 2015 Macbook Review
    This is definitely a machine meant for wireless connectivity. If you’ve read my blog for any period of time, it’s no secret I’m a fan of Apple. Despite my love for the majority of their products, I’m not without an ability to point out when they fail (Apple Music…eck). But once again I’m blown away by the technical achievement of their latest offering, the new Macbook. For the past few years I’ve worked on a Macbook Pro, and loved every minute of it. find the whole argument tired and pointless. To each their own. Absolutely. What I Love. Check.
    [Wireless] Should Marketers Look Into The Past?
    Changes in technology affect the way your potential customers utilize the internet, as seen in the whole wireless device/smartphone explosion. Internet marketing is a rapidly changing scene. It is dangerous to rely on advice from even a few years ago because the changes in SEO reflect the changes in search engine algorithms. Because this field rides on the crest of what’s happening NOW, marketers tend to rely on current information and ignore what’s old news. There’s One Past You Need To Pay Attention To. Neil Patel did just that and shares it on his blog, Quick Sprout.
    [Wireless] Will Amazon Soon Be 3D Printing Products En Route To Consumers?
    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. 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 segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel. This week we discussed: Today is the day. The Apple Watch.
    [Wireless] How Did The Color Of A Dress Become A Bigger Story Than Net Neutrality?
    The new rules prohibit broadband providers from blocking or slowing down traffic on wired and wireless networks. 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: Live Long And Prosper, everyone. The Internet went insane last week. What color was that dress? Blue and black? chom fm.
    [Wireless] Five Steps to Insanely Good Customer Service
    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. Anyhow, my wireless provider is Rogers who are known, pretty much across the board, for their horrendous customer service. Client Service Communication Apple Bell Customer Service digital media rogers wireless By Lindsay Bell. It happened on Twitter. Over a weekend. Monopolies!
    [Wireless] Did You Hear From Google Yet?
    Wireless services are expanding and increasing the ways mobile devices are used. Many experts expect wireless broadband to move into the category of a regulated utility, like electricity or phone services. Mobile Marketing for Small Business google mobile devices mobile friendly responsive responsive website design and development search engine wireless Recently, Jennifer Slegg of the SEM Post wrote about Google continuing to send more warnings about non-mobile-friendly websites to webmasters. What do you think?
    [Wireless] What Do You See In Marketing For 2015?
    When that kind of money is being spent on wireless licenses, it means businesses see the potential for making lots of profit on their investment. Wireless internet access and mobile devices are changing the way people interact with businesses and changing it fast. Online and Offline Marketing and Advertising 2015 predictions digital marketing FCC auction 97 responsive website design and development Social Media traditional marketing wireless Marketing has to keep up with that change. Online, offline, and every way possible, your marketing has to be integrated.
    [Wireless] Is The Content Right On Your YouTube Ad?
    People just love to watch stuff, and as wireless services expand and mobile devices multiply they will be watching more stuff in the year to come. One of the trends in online marketing is the increasing use of video. Helena Clark’s recent Search Engine Watch post has some practical tips for getting the content right on YouTube ads. As she rightly points out, “ AdWords for video offers search marketers the chance to reach a big, very engaged, very specific audience with rich content. If they’re used well, we can create a big impact even with a limited budget.
    [Wireless] How Will Wireless Auction 97 Affect Marketing?
    This auction is for licenses being used for fixed or mobile wireless services. Whenever you are using your mobile device, you are using some part of that wireless “highway” and are affected by the traffic on it. We’ve seen that mobile use is growing exponentially, and of course the wireless providers are all about getting as much out of their service as possible by offering lots of ways to use it. They cover the country, they will be used for wireless services, and the companies bidding on the licenses aren’t done bidding yet.
    [Wireless] The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Nikki Little
    You also can find her managing the Verizon Wireless Midwest Area blog , which she and her team have grown from a Tumblr blog three years ago into a real community. FollowFriday follow Social Media gone girl HAPPO inquisition lean in nikki little PRSA Social Media Club spin sucks inquisition verizon wireless midwest area By Gini Dietrich Not unlike many of my friends, I first met Nikki Little on The Twitter. She was in town for a bachelorette party a few years ago (before she had twins!) and we got together for a drink before her craziness began. Girl gets around! ” Bull.
    [Wireless] The Entirely Contextual, Peer-to-Peer, Self-Aware Future of Technology
    Internet will be an entire mesh, with everyone containing wireless antennas that communicate with each other openly, no centralized ISP necessary. This article is part of the ‘Think Further’ series, sponsored by Alger Financial Management. For more ‘Think Further’ content and videos, click here. As I talk to others in the tech industry, I’m often asked, what’s next for technology? First there was the PC, then the web. Then came the dynamic web experiences and “web 2.0” So what’s next? The future of technology is all about the end user. It has no servers.
    [Wireless] The Entirely Contextual, Peer-to-Peer, Self-Aware Future of Technology
    Internet will be an entire mesh, with everyone containing wireless antennas that communicate with each other openly, no centralized ISP necessary. This article is part of the ‘Think Further’ series, sponsored by Alger Financial Management. For more ‘Think Further’ content and videos, click here. As I talk to others in the tech industry, I’m often asked, what’s next for technology? First there was the PC, then the web. Then came the dynamic web experiences and “web 2.0” So what’s next? The future of technology is all about the end user. It has no servers.
    [Wireless] Lies My Brand Told Me
    To be honest, I was surprised that I got it. I''ve been a customer of my mobile wireless carrier since cellular service was first introduced. wireless. wireless carrier. brand cablecompany cellular cellularservice customerservice customerservicenumber customerservicerep iphone iphone6 mobile mobilecarrier onlinesystem retailexperience roamingfees salesassociate wireless wirelesscarrier I got my iPhone 6. How about you? That means that I am both old and loyal. That''s when things got funky. Once the system was up, I was invited to come back any time. Victory! Or not.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
    [Wireless] The End Of The Dial Tone
    According to the Chicago Tribune article , "In the Midwest, the number of wireless-only homes increased more than 4 percentage points to 43.7 Things change quicker than most of us realize. If you speak to marketers about how they are doing in relation to consumers and their mobile usage, it will be a disappointing conversation. If you speak to consumers about how brands are doing in terms of truly connecting with them at the mobile level, it will be a disappointing conversation as well. It''s a long, hard slog for most brands. The true omnichannel. They are already omnichannel.
    [Wireless] Everything You Need to Know to Run a Successful SMS Marketing Campaign
    And to comply with the wireless carriers, you need to include: STOP and HELP, instructions Frequency Terms and Conditions Business entity Disclosure of additional carrier charges Here’s what that might look like, all together: Greg’s Mobile VIP: 6 msgs/month. Image via BigStockPhoto.com If you haven’t started looking for ways to add SMS text message marketing to your marketing mix, now is the time. Yes, I know apps are the craze these days but we’re still at about 65% smartphone penetration in the United States. Yes, that immediate. That’s typically the worst direction to take.
    [Wireless] Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Acquires Pryte, Instagram 6.0, Vine Comes To Xbox One
    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). Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Vine: Facebook launches expanded video ad capabilities for brands. Facebook.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 26, 2014
    [Wireless] CTRL ALT Delete - Weekly Technology And Digital Media Review - CHOM FM #31
    Will we see the day: wireless charging. wireless charging. 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: Heather B needs some Birthday Beats. the end of wires. Charge your smartphone without plugging it in. What is this doing to our brains? The evidence is not conclusive.
    [Wireless] Social Media Sites Rank Lowest For Customer Satisfaction
    Wireless Telephone Service 77. Out of websites in 33 industries, social media sites provide the least satisfying experience,  according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index’s (ACSI) first-ever website benchmark. 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. Credit unions earned the top score for website customer satisfaction with a score of 86, followed closely by consumer shipping and banks at 85. However, there are plenty of exceptions. Consumer Shipping 85.
    [Wireless] 6 Tips for Reducing Business Expenses
    Embrace technology and wireless sharing in order to eliminate your need for printers, papers, files, binders, ink cartridges, et cetera. 2: Outsource. If your business is being crushed under the weight of your own expenses, it’s time to make a change. Here are six ways you can lower your monthly bills and stop cringing every time you receive a bank statement. 1: Go Paperless. Paper isn’t a huge drain on your budget, but the little expenses can really add up into an unpleasant whole. Send the entire problem over to graphic designers and programmers. Takeaway.
    [Wireless] How My Master’s Degree Prepared Me
    In fact, my masters thesis focused on global wireless Internet adoption. When people ask me if they should consider a post-graduate degree, I almost always say yes. In many ways, my career success can be directly attributed to my masters degree from Georgetown’s Communications, Culture and Technology (CCT) program. It’s no coincidence that this February 28th’s xPotomac will be hosted at Georgetown University’s Copley Formal Lounge. Even though I graduated in 2000 , CCT taught me several core skillsets that I use today at work. Geoff Livingston on Google+.
    [Wireless] Some Cheez-its, A Mountain Dew, A Snickers Bar. And A Kindle
    At the SC Business Fair 2014, which took place last month in Japan, Toshiba previewed a digital signage system called, Smartphone-linked Signage , that uses Bluetooth low energy wireless technology to link digital signs with smartphones. It sounds like the set-up to a bad joke, but this is no laughing matter. As Amazon continues to grow, expand and diversify itself as one of the largest retailers and technology service providers in the world, attention is always paid when the virtual store does something physical. It''s not what you think. There could be something more going on here.
    [Wireless] MLK Day 2014: State of the Divide
    Or is this just BS now that broadband wireless is becoming widely adapted? Reality African American black broadband digital divide mlk net neutrality pew race smartphone wireless Given that today is MLK Day, given his dream of equality , it seems fitting see examine how the digital divide persists in the United States. Pew released a study two weeks ago examining African American use of technology that showed progress. Though a seven percent lag exists between white and black use of the Internet, the gap depends on platform and age group. Moving Forward. Tinu Abayomi-Paul, @tinu.
    [Wireless] Bitcoin Use-cases: Turning Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, and the Blockchain into a Fully Functional Peer-to-Peer Internet
    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. These payments (this would be the equivalent of "mining" in current Bitcoin) would then go to those willing to provide longer distance wireless access using things like Ham Radio towers and the like to provide access over this entirely wireless, peer-to-peer internet.
    [Wireless] Apple Debuts iBeacon Location Technology in U.S. Stores
    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 can a retailer effectively reach consumers in-store and educate them about deals that might be of particular interest? Last Friday, the technology debuted in 254 Apple stores in the U.S. Using iBeacon, the mobile app delivers personal information to users based on their current location in-store. And what about privacy?
    [Wireless] Why Your Business Needs an SMS Strategy
    The market has clear potential and with the popularity of wireless networking driving sales, the only way is up. With the power of mobile marketing set to reach a peak over 2014, there has never been a better time to get your business a piece of the SMS action. It’s one of the most cost effective ways of communicating with millions of mobile users throughout the UK, getting your message across and engaging with each potential customer on a personal level. However, as well as the obvious efficiencies involved, there are a number of other clear benefits of opting for SMS marketing.
    [Wireless] 5 (+1!) Tools to Get Better at Printing
    It is a wireless connection program that lets you print out web pages, emails, documents and photos. Printing…even with tablets and smartphones and the ability to access data everywhere, we still do it. But that can be bothersome, between how much paper and ink it takes, and the cost of those items as we move into a move digital world. Since we can’t just give it up altogether (not yet, anyway), it is a good idea to become more efficient at what you do print. There are tools for that, which is fortunate. Print What You Like. Print Edit. Firefox user? PrintingTools. Bonus!
    [Wireless] What Keeps The Chief Marketing Officer Awake At Night? - Part 3
    Yes, we have ten billion-plus wireless connected devices today, but it''s looking like that number will triple by 2020 to over thirty billion devices (more on that here: 10BN+ Wirelessly Connected Devices Today, 30BN+ In 2020?s Is Gartner right about Chief Marketing Officers spending more on IT than the Chief Information Officer in the coming years? " Still, it is hard to argue that every business is now a digital business. Part 2 ), we''re talking about the actual infrastructure of the marketing department and what keeps it humming along. The humanization of technology.
    [Wireless] The Marketing Of Things
    The Internet is being dumped into everything and anything that can be plugged in (or wirelessly enabled). We put brands on everything. Think about it this way: we put brands on everything and we''re putting the Internet into everything. It''s true. Brands will put their name on baseball stadiums, water bottles, the bottom of that plastic bin that we put our shoes into at airport security, and they''re even putting them in public toilet bowls. Anything to get attention. Computers were just the beginning. Marketers haven''t been negligent in this regard. Google''s brand looks whimsical.
    [Wireless] Hacking Skype For Better Audio
    This means no wireless networks and no wi-fi. wireless network. I use Skype to record most of my audio podcasts. This may not be a big deal to you, but most people who have any passion for audio and recording are gasping in disgust at this admission. For over 375 episodes (since 2006), I have relied mostly on Skype to record these weekly conversations with leading business thinkers. Personally, I''m just not that interested in the production side of things and prefer to have something simple and portable. That''s it. Bonus tip: turn off the wi-fi to be sure. Kill the tabs. apogee.
  • STAY N' ALIVE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013
    [Wireless] In the Internet of Things, the Server in Your Pocket Fills the Room
    check the battery on my phone and my Glass, make sure I have a backup battery, and then I turn on the Wireless Hotspot on my Samsung Galaxy S3 because it doesn''t support Bluetooth tethering. I''m going to go on record - the name "server" is going extinct. From servers that filled up entire rooms and buildings to just add simple numbers, we have evolved into a world where I can store a server in the closet of my office to do things like stream TV to the Xboxes in each room of my house. And with the Cloud, I don''t even have to do that. One could be Google Glass. Apple does too.
  • IDACONCPTS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013
    [Wireless] 4 Great Gadgets for Ocean Sports
    It is GPS-enabled, water-resistant to 164 feet, and sends data wirelessly to your computer. Since 2007 I have called Honolulu, Hawaii my home. After traveling around the world for many years, from Ecuador to the United States to Canada to Germany to Italy to Mexico and then back to the United States, I cannot imagine living anywhere else. Living in the island of Oahu , I am surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and I love it. With my wife we love to practice many ocean sports , particularly surfing, stand-up paddle boarding and spearfishing. Underwater Camera. Underwater Audio.
    [Wireless] Get Off the Grid
    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. Patagonia winds whisper to me like it was yesterday. How I crave to be in the mountains walking up and down rugged landscapes, hoping to see yet another breathtaking view, some aspect of the world I never expected, and breathe in the clean cool air. Ah, heaven. This was freedom, the ultimate escape from reality. That’s the port where ships leave for Antarctica, the southern most city on the globe.
    [Wireless] 20 Exclusive Copywriting Tips Even Gurus Will Be Surprised to Know
    Working without a wireless connection isn’t for every writer, but some notable authors you’ve almost certainly heard of – namely Neil Gaiman and Zadie Smith – swear by the Freedom app. Quality content is more than king, it’s the modern equivalent of a life boat. Today’s consumer is savvier and more connected than ever. Writing web copy that truly stands out from the pack can differentiate your brand online, allowing you to retain an edge in an era of fierce competition. If you’ve mastered the basics of writing well for readers online , you’re in for a treat. Be Honest.
    [Wireless] Experiencing Electronic #Natitude
    In-stadium wireless access needs significant improvement. And while ordering food wirelessly seems like a great idea, you have to wonder if the order will go through. I can’t imagine trying to upload a short Vine video. Daddy Blogs Social Media Sports #natitude At Bat experience integration MLB mobile Nationals stadium wireless Opening Day last week was my Dad’s first day of retirement, so we went to the park with a couple of friends to celebrate. It was one of the best days of my life, a day I’ll cherish and take with me to the grave. Simply impossible.
    [Wireless] A 15-Step Guide to Creating Viral-Ready Branded Content
    Before the internet made everyone with a wireless connection a publisher, marketers could afford to move slowly, and analyze consumer insights before making brand decisions. Content marketing is hot. As consumers increasingly use major search engines to discover brands, companies who provide high-quality information are able to capture interest, and business. 33% of the average B2B marketing budget is currently allocated towards custom content creation. If you haven’t designed a content strategy, it’s high time to get started. Step #2: Carefully Source Brand Voices. Step #3: Be Original.
    [Wireless] Offline Retail Analytics Via Smartphone
    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. There’s a company in Palo Alto, California that is calling itself “ Google Analytics for the real world.” ” The company’s name is Euclid. think this is a sublime idea. Euclid collects data for retail businesses using smartphone technology to track consumer movement.
    [Wireless] Want a More Productive Week? Clean Your Darn Desk!
    USB thumb storage sticks, backup drives, wireless mice and keyboards and anything else not physically attached to your computer goes into this box. Has anyone seen that phone number for my interview? know I printed out a good-looking blog layout but I can’t seem to find it. know I have that blog idea somewhere in this mess; was it written on a napkin? It’s referenced in a newspaper clipping, but which one? Where’s the thumbdrive I just had? If you have had any of these thoughts, I’ll bet you have a desk or work area that might need a little bit of improvement. Preparation. Start fresh.
    [Wireless] Tracking, Personalization And Screams Of Privacy
    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 wireless routers can detect unique Media Access Control (MAC) codes from smart phones and then collect non-invasive data about customers in real-time. Any tracking of information of consumers without the consent of your consumer is a breach of privacy, right? Some privacy advocates might argue that this is a matter of simple semantics. What's your Amazon experience like? What does the company do? apple. brand. google.
    [Wireless] Vine Reflects Bandwidth and Quality Limits
    Load time is critical for a long stream of videos, especially given it’s mostly viewed on devices leveraging wireless carrier networks. Can you name this song…? v/bJjdTLBnwx1. — Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) January 29, 2013. There’s much ado about Vine these days. In addition to the usual porn issues, most of the controversy surrounds the video network’s six second format. Like it or not, the six second format is ideal for bandwidth constrained 4G powered devices. Marketers are already experimenting with the weeks old social network bolt-on.
    [Wireless] Strategies for a Successful Paid Search Campaign
    Targeting keywords such as “wireless all in one laser printer for mac” will likely be less expensive, less competitive, and have a higher conversion rate. Originally posted here on USSCOSpeaks.com First off, let’s take a step back and understand people’s behavior online. Every minute there are 70 new website domains registered on the World Wide Web, adding to the millions of websites that already exist. This rate of websites being created makes it impossible for anyone to keep up with all of the information available. This advertising is known as Paid Search.
    [Wireless] How Will Project Glass Impact Marketers?
    This glass monocle features a wirelessly connected computer built into it. I will be speaking at xPotomac this February 25. Co-organizer Patrick Ashmalla and I are presenting together on Google Project Glass and augmented reality. Here’s a sneak preview of our session. Google Project Glass promises to take ubiquitous mobile Internet access and layer unprecedented information into our day-to-day existence. While Google doesn’t like the term augmented reality, wearable computing could move this concept from a geeky work in progress to a breakthrough Internet application.
    [Wireless] Lessons for Small Business From the Top Marketing Professors
    This community list was created by Kent Huffman ( @KentHuffman ), CMO at BearCom Wireless, and founder and Co-Publisher of @SMMmagazine , which produces several Top Twitter lists, including the Top CMOs on Twitter , and Top Marketing Book Authors on Twitter. One of the best things about being involved in online communities is the ability to reach out and ask for input, suggestions or ideas—and in the process applying crowdsourcing strategies to a talented group of eager respondents. Kent is also the author of 8 Mandates for Social Media Marketing Success. Although new tools (e.g.,
    [Wireless] How Behavior Will Shape Media
    Similarly, most people are not willing to give mobile numbers to many applications or brands for texting purposes (In my case, TripIt and Verizon Wireless are the exceptions). Image by Desert_photographer. If social brought conversations to the last media revolution, then integrating social data into digital media will bring behavior targeting to the next one. As big data gets more intelligent and we surrender privacy to our digital devices, brands will leverage our individual buying behavior. I’ve begun playing with the Passport feature on the new version of iOS. Behavioral Media.
    [Wireless] What IFTTT Teaches Us About Automation
    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. As you may already know, IFTTT’s basic algorithmic building blocks allow people to build an easier online life. IFTTT accomplishes this through automation in the form of “recipes” IFTTT wasn’t really needed ten years ago. Today, there are too many social network and tool options to be present everywhere. My point?
    [Wireless] The One Screen World - Take Two
    Imagine when these screens are networked and wirelessly enabled. How many screen are there? You've heard of the three screens? The four screens? The companion screen? The three screens are: television, computer and mobile. The fourth screen became the tablet (it's debatable). The companion screen is whatever other screen is with you while your attention is occupied by another screen (think about watching TV while looking at Facebook on your iPhone ). world where the only screen that matters is the screen that is in front me. There are screens everywhere. It is a reality. Watch this.
    [Wireless] What IFTTT Teaches Us About Automation
    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 IFTTT ; the lesson (and value) clearly offered by the site is the need to simplify our online lives. As you may already know, IFTTT’s basic algorithmic building blocks allows people to build an easier social network life through automation in the form of “recipes” There are too many social network and tool options to be present everywhere. But sooner or later the peanut butter won’t spread any further.
    [Wireless] 2013: Clicks and Mortar
    That includes making inventories available on the web , providing great wireless access in venue, offering connected flat screens that amplify what customers are saying about the experience, and of course, the increasingly popular mobile deals that have become prevalent on networks like Foursquare and to some extent Facebook. Image by CRUSTINA! The big digital media shift in 2013 has little to do with new mobile applications or social networks. Some folks dub this trend Clicks and Mortar , the integration of online into our everyday physical whereabouts.
    [Wireless] My Retirement Jobs
    After a short stint as a journalist covering wireless telecom, I went to the dark side. I dream of retirement, a time when financial earning seems less necessary and the vain pursuits of glory have passed. There’s a long way to go still, but those greener pastures sit in my mind. will always work when that time comes. In fact, I know what those three retirement jobs are already… Usher at My Local Baseball Stadium. One of my dreams is to usher at my local baseball stadium. love the diamond, have a partial Nationals season ticket package, and go to 10-15 games a year. So what?
    [Wireless] The 5 Commandments of How to Raise $1Million on Kickstarter
    Up until the Pebble, one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns to date was the  Hidden Radio , an intuitive speaker that wirelessly connects with tablets and phones and pumps out up to 80 decibels of sound, all in the size of a can of soda. Guest post by Christopher Wallace. Let’s go back in time five years to 2007. You’ve got a great idea to build a watch with built-in Bluetooth, allowing you to control and access your phone or tablet from your wrist. Unfortunately, you’re a relatively broke hobby designer working a 9 to 5 IT job. How do you proceed? Be simple.
    [Wireless] How to Publish Your Blog on Amazon Kindle
    Its working is similar to RSS: your updates are auto-delivered wirelessly to the Kindle and updated throughout the day. This guest post is by Ali Abbas of thenextgenwriter.com. Have you published your blog on Kindle? If not, you should do it, pronto! It’s easy, it’s productive and it’s free. We’re not talking about publishing ebooks or PDFs, but your dynamic and regularly updated blog. On a positive note, that means less competition for you. Is it really worth the effort? Amazingly, all you need to do is invest just five minutes of your precious time. It does not. Added income.
    [Wireless] 4 Best Apps for Printing from iPhone
    If you have an AirPrint enabled printer and the printer is connected to the computer through what is known as Bluetooth, the technology that allows for wireless connection of many different types of devices, your request won’t print. You’ll be all starry-eyed as well when you experience the ease of printing wirelessly from your iPhone. Print n Share will print to ALL printers, including Apple AirPrint; wirelessly via Bluetooth or a WiFi connection, to a Mac or even to a PC. That’s because your iPhone does not enjoy native Bluetooth support for printing. Windows? stars.
    [Wireless] Ten “Boring” PR Skills You Need to Have
    Learn how to maximize your productivity when you're not in the office. I'm not just talking about using technology like wireless cards, cell phones, and video conferencing. I'm talking about knowing how to manage your work so that you're able to take an early weekend because you know you've scheduled your conference calls for while you're on the road. I'm talking about using your time on the plane to write your blog posts or catch up on your RSS reader. They loved hearing about the work that we've done with Corona, Porsche , and Cedar Fair. Excited yet?
    [Wireless] AT&T Loses Case; News Release Held Under Paid Advertising Laws
    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. Communication Media Relations AT&T chuck yeager cingular wireless mach 1 media relations news release paid advertising laws publicity laws written consentHow many of you have ever referred to something historical in a news release? know we have. And the General sued them over the use of his name. Wrong.
    [Wireless] Find—and Use—Your Blogging Freedom
    Many businesses now offer free wireless internet. This guest post is by Jon Rhodes of Affiliate Marketing Tips. Isn’t the idea of being a full-time blogger great?! You control your own time, and answer to nobody. You don’t have to ask someone for permission if you want to take some time off, or go and pursue a new idea you’ve had. There are many perks to being a full-time blogger. However you must make sure that you are actually enjoying these perks. The problems. Otherwise, what’s the point? The solutions. It’s good for you and your blog. Take a break.
    [Wireless] 2012 #Nifty50 Top Men in Technology on Twitter
    Kent Huffman is the CMO of BearCom Wireless and co-publisher of @SMMmagazine. Last year, my colleague Tom Pick ( @TomPick ) and I introduced the #Nifty50 awards , which honored 50 men and 50 women who were leading the way in social media through their active engagement on Twitter. This year, we’ve narrowed the criteria a bit to focus specifically on individuals who work for technology companies, and asked our readers to nominate the men and women they thought were most deserving of the award. Nominees working for tech-focused venture capital, advisory and analyst firms were also allowed.
    [Wireless] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #117
    Kindle , with the wireless turned off, isn't safe; a gigantic dictionary that weighs ten times as much, is. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "The Godfather of startup accelerators, Paul Graham , explains why it's so hard to pick winners in the venture capital world. One of the best, and frankly obvious-in-hindsight, pieces I've read on what it is that creates truly great startups that change the world." " (Alistair for Hugh). Teaching the F.A.A. " (Alistair for Mitch). Brilliant.
    [Wireless] The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012
    Splitting time between Ottawa, Canada and Naples, Florida, Lisa is owner of Parlez Wireless as well as a sought-after social media strategist and speaker. A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter. 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. These women are executives, thought leaders, bloggers, authors and role models for younger women with an interest in technology. Stacey Acevero.
    [Wireless] Life as a Walking Typo
    My masters thesis on wireless Internet diffusion was published by the Strategis Group. Image by grafician. Yes, I know. There’s a typo. Almost everything I write has a typo. Before you rush to deliver an admonishment or advise about proofing more, the fine art of editing, blah, blah, blah, please wait. Believe it or not, I proof these posts, as many as five or six times before publishing. No matter how many times I proof an elusive typo seems to appear. Even the posts that seem OK always have a few sentences that could be tightened, more active, or simply rephrased. Baggage Alert.
    [Wireless] Transmedia Storytelling for Content Creators
    NBC Digital Entertainment released a series of online content in 2008, including more original web content, wireless iTV interactivity, graphic novels available for mobile viewing, and webisodes. Today’s guest post is written by Jason Konopinski. In its simplest form, transmedia is a storytelling technique that ties multiple platforms together to tell a common story. Participatory Entertainment and Media. Fans can engage in a selection of these story elements or follow all of them to fully immerse themselves in the world of the story based entirely on level of interest. Web 2.0.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012
    [Wireless] 10 Fresh Tips for Finding Time to Blog
    No wireless connection at your local lunch getaway? This guest post is by Brian Milne of The Corporate Mentality. School. Friends. Family … and kids. We’ve all got a lot going on in our lives, and I haven’t even mentioned our online worlds yet. Twitter. Facebook. Google Plus. LinkedIn … and Pinterest. The list is always growing, and as our offline lives get busier and online worlds more cluttered, our blogs are getting more and more neglected. And, in the end, isn’t that what it’s all about? Generating exposure, traffic, leads and potential customers or partners? Get up early. to 3 a.m.
    [Wireless] When a Hurricane Meets Social Media: The Rise and Fall of Brand Reputation
    Figures from the study certainly bear this out, with two-thirds of the executives surveyed saying they have incorporated wireless network capabilities into their continuity plans.  “This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System.” Ever since the advent of radio and television, these words have offered us a sense of connectedness and security.  While these tests had an uncanny way of interrupting the climactic moments of our favorite programs, they also comforted us.  In the case of a real emergency, we could sleep safely knowing that a system was in place to keep us informed and alert.
    [Wireless] When a Hurricane Meets Social Media: The Rise and Fall of Brand Reputation
    Figures from the study certainly bear this out, with two-thirds of the executives surveyed saying they have incorporated wireless network capabilities into their continuity plans. “This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System.” Ever since the advent of radio and television, these words have offered us a sense of connectedness and security. While these tests had an uncanny way of interrupting the climactic moments of our favorite programs, they also comforted us. In the case of a real emergency, we could sleep safely knowing that a system was in place to keep us informed and alert.
    [Wireless] 5 Ways to Integrate Mobile Devices at Your Enterprise
    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. It doesn’t even have to be visible to the user – a proxy server behind the guest wireless router can scan all traffic and block suspicious activity. Smartphones and tablets are in the hands of more consumers every day. The days of leaving your work at home are long gone, but these devices bring home and work together like never before. Standardize.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
    [Wireless] The Public Speaker's Master Toolkit
    Lapel wireless microphone for voice. Speaker will be using his own wireless remote presenter and will advance his own slides. don't trust hotel and conference center Internet connections (wired or wireless), and when I do need to present something online, I much prefer to be doing so with my own access point. lapel wireless microphone. What are the tools that can help you give an unforgettable presentation? After several years of speaking in public, I've had to develop my own system to ensure that each and every presentation goes off without a hitch. The hardware.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
    [Wireless] Three Ways to Be a Better Integrated Marketing Professional
    Leah Nurik  is the founder and president of Gabriel Marketing Group, where she leads marketing and PR efforts for technology start-ups and innovators in the software and wireless markets. Today’s guest post is written by Leah Nurik. . Integrated marketing is the ‘buzz’ phrase of the moment in our industry. Before it even became part of our lexicon, the integrated marketing professional—a person deeply encompassed in the many avenues necessary for effective lead generation and relationship building – emerged on the scene. You must also… Speak Up! Listen and Learn.
    [Wireless] An Internet Search is the New First Impression
    Locals call it the “coconut wireless” The Internet has boosted this “coconut wireless” to the extreme. Living in Hawaii has increased the importance of maintaining good relationships for me more than ever. While I was aware of how critical it is to follow the “golden rule” before arriving here, living on tight community has showed that in the end “everybody knows everybody” No matter what you do, somebody is always watching. The New First Impression. It is not uncommon that you Google somebody’s name for a series of reasons.
    [Wireless] If Titanic Had Twitter
    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. And over the last year or so, the commercial side of the enterprise has been heating up at an amazing pace. Naturally, the 100th anniversary brings about its own special observance from longtime admirers as well as those who may have just discovered the story.
    [Wireless] Channel Partners Conference & Expo Vegas 2012
    There were four tracks to this conference: Cloud Services, Mobile Wireless, New Opportunities, and Business Development. Last month, I received an all-expense paid invite to the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas from Time Warner Cable Business Class (who I never realized offered web hosting and an array of other services for small businesses ). Unfortunately, it was a bit too short notice to make the trip (although a few nights at Caesar’s Palace was quite enticing), so I thought I would check out what I missed out on. Who Attends. Sessions. Expo Floor. Maybe.
    [Wireless] Social Media Ostriches – The Corporate Hypocrisy Of Blocking Employee Access To Facebook and Twitter
    This same company issues laptops, email, and wireless access to all of their employees. 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. But no… this particular company was nervous about email, Internet access, and how much time employees would spend wasting their time if everyone was able to email and/or surf the Web. Hmmm…slight change in position, eh?
    [Wireless] Reuters, Rogers and social dashboards
    Show host Shel Holtz wondered aloud if the creation of such social media dashboards will become common place among organizations active on the social Internet. A few months ago Rogers, the Canadian provider of wireless, cable TV, Internet and phone services, launched Social@Rogers (client). 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.
    [Wireless] 6 iPhone Accessories for Almost-Professional Photos/Videos
    This is just a lovely little lavalier mic (not wireless), that you can use, with an adapter, to enhance your audio. I saw a post from Chris Brogan a while back, talking about how  it’s ok to not be an expert and, in fact, we shouldn’t wait until we’re experts at something to do it. Sounds about right to me. After all, I never trained in public relations (fuhgeddabout social media), and my background is in Economics (probably why I like numbers so much) and drama, but I think I’m doing ok. And I did this on less than $200 (excluding taxes and shipping). Not good.
    [Wireless] 8 Marketing Trends to Implement in Your 2012 Marketing Plan
    250+ million Americans carry mobile phones—over 80% of the nation’s population (Source: CTIA Wireless Association). Four out of five teens carry a wireless device; the majority (57%) view their cell phone as the key to their social life (Source: CTIA survey, Teenagers: A Generation Unplugged). What a year was 2011 for social media and marketing! Things moved at the speed of light, right?  I watched and experienced first-hand the marketing and social media landscape change, consolidate, focus, develop and evolve all at the same time. Trend #1 – Humanize Your Business! Yasmin.
    [Wireless] 15 Top iPhone Apps for Work and Play
    What this does is let you wirelessly transfer photos, which is great – no more cables or emailing photos! The other day, my brother sent me a message asking me what apps I was currently using on my iPhone. As I went down the list of my FUAs (Frequently Used Apps), I realized there are a lot that I simply assume everyone else is using… but maybe they’re not. So I put together a list of my 15 top iPhone apps for you, in case you have been evaluating your own use of apps. Some of these might be new to you, some not, but either way, I hope you find the list helpful. Skype.
    [Wireless] Primer on Windows 7 Speech Recognition
    The best type of microphone or headset to purchase is one that directly connects to your computer via USB port(s) as wireless headsets can sometimes be interfered with random signals and loss of connectivity. The speech recognition software provided by Windows 7 has proven to be a resourceful tool for those who lead busy and hectic lives. This software allows you to ultimately control your computer simply by using voice commands. Setting up Windows 7 Speech Recognition. Set up a Microphone. Press the Start button and locate the Control Panel tab. Images: How To Geek , Maximum PC.
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