GEOFF LIVINGSTON | MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
[Wireless] Fixes for Three Lousy PR Pitches
This pitch features exaggerated facts, hyperbole and a wonderful amount of pomposity and clichéd buzz words: “As the leading provider of wireless widgets (which were awarded the greatest on earth by J.D. Image by Melvin Schlubman. We all know how bad the state of media/blogger relations is: Bad pitches abound! But there are some pitches that are worse than others, and as a blogger for the past six years, my in box has become littered with them. Here are three that all too common, and some suggestions to improve them another: 1) The XXX Blogger Already Wrote About It Pitch. DELETE!
BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY | THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2008
[Wireless] Being Lightweight: Tools We Use | Common Craft - Explanations In Plain English
Home Network - We have all our computers, printers and music system hooked together wirelessly. The Common Craft Store. Our Client Productions. The Common Craft Show. our work. about us. contact. Home Â» Blog. Search Common Craft: Being Lightweight: Tools We Use. By leelefever on June 10, 2008 - 9:20am. Categories: beingsmall. business. cooltools. lesson. lightweight. ourwork. Comments: 17. This is the second in a series of posts about being lightweight. Our first was focused on working with clients and this installment is all about tools we use. If so, we look for alternatives. peace.
BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY | FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008
[Wireless] Jumping Over a Mountain | chrisbrogan.com
Last year, among office colleagues, irritation at my “transferable have laptop-wireless-will-work anywhere. chrisbrogan.com. Covering social media business strategy and personal power. About. Speaking. Rockstars. Subscribe. Newsletters. Jumping Over a Mountain. May 22, 2008. believe this with all my heart: the way these new tools make the web work for us will (is!) dramatically impact the how/why/when of business communications and collaboration of all kinds. In ways, this impact is not too far afield from what Thomas Friedman talked about in THE WORLD IS FLAT. How far off am I?
SOSHABLE | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012
[Wireless] Will Social Media change the way retiring abroad works?
However, though it is increasing, in many countries high-speed wireless Internet is extremely expensive to have in a home, or simply does not exist. As the cost of healthcare skyrockets, and fewer people are able to stow away nest eggs after home values and businesses were decimated by recession and a stock market crash, retirees have been leaving the US in droves in search of a lower cost of living, more temperate climate, and a little adventure after a long career. Although data is self reported, so there may be quite a few Americans living abroad who are not accepting Social Security.
LOUIS GRAY | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2010
[Wireless] 2010 Internal Year In Review (Month by Month)
and Sonos sent me a wireless iPod dock. With almost 400 posts in the year, you no doubt missed some, and January probably seems like ancient history. That's why at the end of each year, I try to summarize the 12 months that just went by on the blog to see if we all can remember the big news and opinion that passed through this place. Interspersed with the day by day updates, the product launches and feature enhancements, I did manage to expand the family and the house and get more embedded in Web startup land with a new role. Maybe I blogged about all these changes and maybe I didn't.
LOUIS GRAY | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2010
[Wireless] Batting.400 For My 2010 Predictions in the Tech World
Facebook remains cheap, while Apple did its spending on Quattro Wireless and Siri early in the year, at prices less than a billion bucks. At the end of each year, it has been something of a tradition to make wild predictions that few others are making, and then mock myself for those I got wrong. This year should be no different. At the end of 2009, I made concrete predictions for the world of tech , which assumed a strong IPO market, increased acquisitions and some specifics from the big players, including Apple and Google. As usual, I got some right, and others wrong. Not even close.
SOCIALNOMICS | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
[Wireless] How to Use Social Media with Webinars to Boost Sales
Today’s talk radio hosts continue to thrive by using the same combination of wireless broadcasting and listener engagement. 'Legendary New York disc jockey Barry Gray of WMCA revolutionized radio in 1945 when he held his telephone up to the microphone to broadcast a live call from big band celebrity Woody Herman. But businesses are only beginning to realize how the integration of webinars with social media offers the same potential for engaging audiences. Why Webinars? Webinars make sense for businesses because they’re popular and cost-effective. Add this to the 1.15
MASHABLE.COM | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010
[Wireless] 5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing
Skype Group Video Calling Comes to Mac Jawbone Releases New Wireless Power S. Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Mobile 2.0 Android 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! The B2B Social Media Marketing Series is supported by IDG Enterprise. Learn more. For a niche community, that’s a feat. Mobile 2.0
MASHABLE.COM | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2010
[Wireless] What to Consider When Building an In-House Social Media Team
Hands-on With Logitechs Wireless Sol. Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Small business 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! Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Studard agrees. iOS 4.2
MASHABLE.COM | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2010
[Wireless] HOW TO: Gain Twitter Influence
Hands-on With Logitechs Wireless Sol. Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Small business 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! Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Social Media Mashable on Facebook Join Us! That’s at one level.
MASHABLE.COM | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010
[Wireless] What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing
View More » Tech Hands-on With Logitechs Wireless Sol. Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Small business 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! Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us!
WWW.WEB-STRATEGIST.COM | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
[Wireless] Integrate Social Networks with your Corporate Website with ‘Social Sign On’
Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang Home About Speaking Research Media Contact Subscribe via RSS Connect with Jeremiah: twitter friendfeed linkedin flickr technorati Connect with Jeremiah on twitter A few years ago, critics said Blogging was a fad. 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? Managing these multiple login systems from all these social networks is cumbersome due to changing APIs, protocols. Expect more now.
CITIZEN MARKETER 2.1 | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010
[Wireless] Citizen Marketer 2.1: Are FourSquare and Gowalla Just Shiny Objects?
My belief is that location-based services over time will allow you to preset places that you frequent (similar to wireless spots that youve connected to in the past on your laptop or smart phone) that will auto-check you in. Citizen Marketer 2.1 Useful information on how to add "social" into your marketing mix with measurable results. Oh yeah, Ill also talk about new things Im learning too. promise it will be worth your while. HOME | ABOUT ME | MY COMPANY | @AARONSTROUT | QND PODCAST | 5 MINS OF ME | FLICKR Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Are FourSquare and Gowalla Just Shiny Objects? Part two.
IDACONCPTS | THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011
[Wireless] Motorola XOOM Android Tablet – A Fair Rival to Apple’s iPad
XOOM uses Verizon Wireless 3G network, which is quite fast for most operations. Motorola XOOM Tablet is one of the hand-held portable devices that attract the most interest at the moment. This is not at all surprising considering the features it boasts: Android 3.0 Honeycomb with holographic UI design. 10.1-in HD multi-touch screen. Built-in nVIDIA graphics capable of 1080 HD playback. Here is a review of the Motorola XOOM Android tablet. Great for business. Motorola XOOM looks like an excellent tool for business. In terms of connectivity, Motorola XOOM makes a good impression. Features.
FRESHNETWORKS | FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
[Wireless] Five brands collaborating with startups to foster innovation
But John Lewis will reap the rewards too, having invested in products to meet customer needs (contender Musaic supplies a wireless sound system for the modern home) as well as technology to improve the customer experience (another finalist, Tap2Connect , harnesses iBeacons and NFC tags to help brands engage with their customers). 'Every week, we bring you the FreshMinds Friday picks – ideas to help you make the most of digital technologies and understand how they are helping brands to grow and innovate. Last John Lewis. Tesco. Barclays. Barclays is getting in on the act too. Unilever.
TREY PENNINGTON | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
[Wireless] Twas the day before my first hosted conference
Verizon Wireless. Conferences are simply awesome. Social media is incredibly cool, too, but there’s no comparison to the value of seeing people face-to-face. I’ve been to countless conferences: attended, given presentations at, and even was the catalyst for the launch a quite impressive one ( Like Minds , founded by Scott Gould and Drew Ellis). Tomorrow is the first conference I’ve ever hosted. With my first hosted conference kicking off in 30 hours, what am I thinking about? It is, thankfully, pushing aside the anxiety of the moment. Brian Kelly Multimedia. GSATC.
SOCIALNOMICS | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
[Wireless] Been There, Texted That
Oh, that one device you used prior to the explosion of cell phones and wireless service. Landline, what’s that? Back Then. As technology has continued to evolve, the text messaging era has developed into its own form of communication. As I recall, when I first began texting the messages were very short and spread out. remember looking down at my Nokia and taking time to study the numbers as I would use them to spell out words. None of my recipients really cared if they received a response or what I had to say…. Nowadays, texting has completely revolutionized the way we communicate.
SOCIALNOMICS | SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014
[Wireless] Some of The Coolest Technology in Cars
All you have to do is download the Entune mobile app to your phone and using your phones data plan, Bluetooth and wireless technology, Entune connects you to a variety of in-car applications, whether this may be searching the web with voice recognition, listening to internet radio, making restaurant reservations or checking the traffic and weather as you drive. 'As technology develops some of the most advanced technology is being implemented into car models.…. Car that changes colour with mood. Always find it difficult to select an exterior car colour when choosing your next car?
TECHIPEDIA: TAMAR WEINBERG | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2009
[Wireless] Why SEO is Easier than Social Media Marketing
Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Search Engine Optimization , Social Media > Why SEO is Easier than Social Media Marketing Why SEO is Easier than Social Media Marketing by Tamar Weinberg on December 15, 2009 Share There are a fair number of excellent search engine optimization experts (SEOs) in the wild, but there are countless social media marketing experts, many of whom are self-proclaimed gurus in their field. Despite this, social media marketing is much more difficult than search engine optimization.
NOWSOURCING | FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
[Wireless] Why to Reconsider SXSW: A Smarter Guide
This year, we’re putting the cradlepoint router to the test, courtesy of Verizon Wireless. You’ve heard the complaints. They aren’t going to SXSW anymore. The event has become too big, too loud, and too corporate. And the lines? Forget about it. As I write this on the airplane ride down to my 4th tour of SXSW duty, I’m thinking hard about why I’m going in the first place. Is it worth being away from my wife and children? What about the disruptive business week that’s unavoidable? That said, I move forward into the night. It’s too crowded.”
WWW.WEB-STRATEGIST.COM | WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2009
[Wireless] 50 Ways to use Social Media, listed by Objective « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing
Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang Home About Speaking Research Media Contact Subscribe via RSS Connect with Jeremiah: twitter friendfeed linkedin flickr technorati Connect with Jeremiah on twitter @ spicedawg56 It is! Yet remember email is a social network. Collectual these folks own social media budgets: LIST [link] in reply to spicedawg56 1 week ago « Community Platform Pricing for New Clients Scorecard: Should Startups Have Community Managers? I’ve taken Chris’s exact list, but have segmented it into the five objectives. Learn which bloggers might care about your customer.
WEB METRICS GURU | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
[Wireless] A Couple of Thoughts about Experts and Web Journal – May 28th – June 1st, 2011
… The Wall Street Journal reports that employers are increasingly using tools like GPS and wireless communications technologies to keep tabs on heavy construction equipment, long-haul trucks, delivery vans, buses and police cars. The monitoring equipment is manufactured by companies such as Trimble Navigation, Topcon and Navman Wireless, and are being built right into vehicles sold by companies such as Komatsu and Caterpillar. Kind of late, but need to write , so here goes. You might be the best bread-taker-outer in the world, but you know what? But it’s wrong. Right?
SOCIAL WAYNE | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2011
[Wireless] Day 28: People of color impacting the social web – Navarrow Wright #28DaysofDiversity
The way I believe to best use technology to achieve this is by utilizing the technology medium that is most prevalent among African Americans, wireless devices. As we all know, February is Black History Month. It’s a month where we honor those who have made an impact on American culture for equal rights, those who have invented, those who have a helped others and those who have inspired everyone to be the best they can be, not only as a person of color but as a human. Each post will include a picture, bio, two links from the selected person and this paragraph. and BlackPlanet.
BILL HARTZER | MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2013
[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.
ENGAGE | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
[Wireless] Show Your Local Bookstore Some Love
'Do you know about the wireless gift that can transport you to another time and place, yet never needs to be charged? You know: It’s called a book. That always crosses my mind when walking into a bookstore—something I’m trying to do more often. It’s an easy goal in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., a small, yet vibrant city north of Albany with three bookstores: one chain, one used and one new popular shop in the center of downtown. . With the death of the Borders chain, some local shops are taking advantage— appealing to people’s sense of nostalgia and wonder surrounding the printed word.
BLOGS.IMEDIACONNECTION.COM | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
[Wireless] The future of publishing: Social News Curation
iMedia Connection - ad:tech blog Articles Blog iMedia Blog ad:tech Blog Videos Events People Connection Resource Connection Jobs iMedia UK Home › iMedia Connection Blog › Opinions Opinions The future of publishing: Social News Curation Posted by Uwe Hook on September 27th, 2010 at 6:50 pm By now, you should have heard about Paper.li. If you never experienced a real paper.li Thats just the beginning: C urated.by just launched, collecting and organizing tweets into topic based streams that can be shared or embedded anywhere. What do you think? This Is Guitar At It’s Best!!
ALMOST SAVVY | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
[Wireless] Sorry It’s Been So Long; I’ve Got More Important Things To Do Right Now
As long as I’ve got my laptop and a good wireless connection, I’m in business. For any normal person, not connecting online for a short while doesn’t seem odd. In fact, it seems, well, normal. When I notice that someone hasn’t posted in a few days, I assume they are out and about living their lives. When a social media geek like me doesn’t post updates to Facebook or Twitter and too many days have passed since my last blog post, people begin to wonder if I’ve fallen off the face of the Earth. The good news is that gravity has not betrayed me. Right.
KIKOLANI | THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
[Wireless] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & How to Help Japan
They have raised almost $1 million USD and will continue to match donations through today, Friday the 18th at 1PM EST. The American Red Cross is also taking donations via their website or by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to the Japan Earthquate and Pacific Tsunami Fund which will appear on your next wireless bill. This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, online business, SEO & social media and how to help Japan on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup. Blogging / Freelance Writing. Try these sites and sources!
BLUE FOCUS MARKETING | SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
[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.
SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011
[Wireless] iPad 2 Faster, Thinner, Lighter with HD Cameras
AirPlay: music, photos and video can stream wirelessly to your HDTV and home speakers. iPad 2 is here. The new iPad has the following improvements: iPad 2 is 33% thinner. iPad 2 is 15% lighter. iPad 2 has dual-core processing = faster surfing, movies, FaceTime video calls and multi-tasking. 9x graphic performance enhances gameplay, photos, video editing and animations in presentations. iPad 2 maintains 10 hour battery life. HD cameras to enable FaceTime for iPad 2. Photobooth = fun. iPad 2 smart cover protects the screen and doubles as a stand. Comes in white or black. At just 1.3 Wi-Fi.
LOUIS GRAY | MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010
[Wireless] In Storage & Networking, Big Numbers In Dollars and Data
And the third is the speed of the network, both wired and wireless, increases - from the Kbps-rated modems of yesteryear to the fast-flowing networks of today, including 10 gigabit Ethernet on the client side and high speed Fibre Channel on the back end of many data centers. Today, at least for those of us who watch the enterprise space closely, the big news is that Dell Computer has offered to acquire Fremont-based 3Par for $1.15 billion , a premium of more than 80 percent over the company's stock price. Others may never find traction at all. There are three major truisms in technology.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2010
[Wireless] Ignore Foursquare at Your Peril - An Analysis of Potential.
Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Ignore Foursquare at Your Peril – An Analysis of Potential April 7th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Are you too dismissive of Foursquare (as well as Gowalla and the other geo-location apps)? chose geo-location apps as the topic for my session. At least it is for me. if that helps.
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. and 2 a.m.
SOCIALMEDIAROCKSTAR.COM | MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2009
[Wireless] A Brief History Of Social Media
a month, even though we have high speed wireless too. As I think about it, I'd include CB radio and shortwave as "wireless" social networking as well. Home Consulting About Contact Subscribe Social Media Rockstar Social Media Blog – ::Social Media Rockstar:: A Brief History Of Social Media by Brett Borders on June 2, 2009 S ocial media isn’t really “new. Phone phreaking , or the rogue exploration of the telephone network, started to gain momentum in the 1950’s. Calling a friend in another state could rack up a $40/hr charge.) age, sex, location?
SOCIALNOMICS | TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
[Wireless] Getting Social in Making the Right Nanny Call
Many families choose to use a nanny cam, like the Atlas ATL2jNAN1CM Wireless Nanny Cam , for reassurance when the nanny and kids are at home. 'Finding a nanny for your precious children can be a tough task. Where do you look, how deep do you delve and how much do you trust once you find the right one? How much of a part should social media play in the search and even in the day to day goings-on of childcare? Here are a few tips in searching out the perfect nanny and what to do once you find her…. Finding the right nanny. You can find references and other reassuring information.
CHRIS BROGAN | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
[Wireless] Burn it All Down
while back, I did some disaster recovery planning for my wireless telecom company. What would happen if your business burned down? What would happen if the project you’re working the most on right now went away? What would come next if you lost whatever was central to your business right now? Mostly, the work was a monotonous journey to local “single points of failure, which was useful, but not nearly as fun as I thought it would be (there were approximately zero simulations of armageddon or zombie attack). Lose the box, lose it all. What About You?
GAURAVONOMICS | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2010
[Wireless] Hindu Story on Mobile Marketing in India | Gauravonomics Blog For.
Mobile entertainment companies now provide infotainment in the form of contests and interactivity, music to mobile consumers, helping clients create wireless campaigns, including mobile contests, and voting and promotional applications. Follow the blog on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again! was recently quoted in a Hindu story on mobile marketing in India. said that mobile marketing is small in India, with most marketers allocating less than 3-5% of the marketing budget to digital and less than 1% to mobile. For more, read my bio. Lets talk. Unported License.
MINDJUMPERS | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2011
[Wireless] 5 Popular Posts From The Last Month
It all started with Lara – a user of social media, unhappy with her wireless company, making a complaint about it on Twitter, the company returned to her and fixed the problem. Tweet Another month has passed and that means it is time for a recap yet again! In this last period, it has once again been established that our readers are most interested in reading about best practices of social media and of course infographics. At Mindjumpers, we have made a couple of infographics ourselves, and we are very happy that you liked these and shared them with your network! Read Full Post ».
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.
WISDOM LONDON | FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011
[Wireless] Ever Wondered About…Net Neutrality? « Wisdom London
Interestingly, the same does not apply in equal measure to wireless providers like AT&T. Wisdom London Creative Communications is our world… « Ever wondered about… SXSW? Social Media: Beyond The Echo Chamber » Ever Wondered About…Net Neutrality? Emotive subject alert! But here’s a simple (and neutral) low-down on an important issue: What is it? Net neutrality is the principle that all data carried over the internet should be given equal priority, regardless of the content type, source or user. Why should I care? supporting net neutrality).
ENGAGE | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013
[Wireless] My Mobile Epiphany
The next thing I knew, I had bought a couple of compact discs and a book wirelessly for the very first time. Though mobile devices are far more sophisticated and integrated today—not to mention wireless networks—my experience in Borders that day all those years ago foretold the mobile revolution that would take place over the next several years. 'This is the first article in an occasional series on this blog by McMURRY/TMG Content Editor James Alan Miller? that that will explore the evolution of mobile technology and its influence on business and content marketing. in hand. .
PROBLOGGER | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012
[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.
CHRIS BROGAN | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
[Wireless] Sponsored Post – Excuse Free Beach Days
Back when I worked in a wireless telecom, near the end of my career, it was absolutely not important for me to be at the office in person except we had two major problems: our security was really tight so I couldn’t really connect into any systems remotely, and we didn’t have the cloud back then, so if I was working on a document, I was working on a dead version that only I had access to at any given time. Wireless. This is all me. The Beach Versus a Cubicle. I’m a writer and educator and so cubicles aren’t especially required. You know all this. Not a lot.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014
[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.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010
[Wireless] The Truth About the iPad | Blogging and Content Creation | Social.
know you have to pay for WiFi on the iPad, but what if you have wireless at your home? have wireless at home, which I connect the iPad to most of the time, since I work from home. The keyboard (dock or wireless) eliminates the text input problem, although it would be a bit clunky on a plane. bigger limitation, in my opinion, is the inability to connect a mouse (USB or wireless). The keyboard (dock or wireless) eliminates the text input problem, although it would be a bit clunky on a plane. sure am. Less than seductive technology. Same with email. Swipe. Swipe.
MOBILEGROOVE | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
[Wireless] The Everything Guide To Mobile Apps For Developers, Businesses & Brands
Sam Chan, Wireless Industry Partnership @wipjam. 'Months of research, hard work and teamwork enter a new stage today as I deliver the final manuscript to the team at Adams Media for a new kind of app book ebook that equips developers, small businesses and brands with the business basics they need to produce and market mobile apps. If you want to create an winning app you must have a broad base of knowledge that allows you to indentify your target audience and delight them again and again. Mobile App Economy is booming. Connect the dots, and the App Economy has officially arrived!
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011
[Wireless] 5 Common Actions Competitors Take
In the competitive wireless market, Sprint is a distant third currently, a gap that has increased over the past decade in large part because of the customer service issues the company experienced after acquiring Nextel. Marketing extends beyond stakeholders and organizations. Although companies and nonprofits like to pretend they operate alone in an industry, competition exists even if its just for the stakeholder’s time and money. If a marketer does their job well, and the product, service or solution is met with a warm reception, invariably the competition responds.
PROBLOGGER | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
[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.
SOCIAL WAYNE | FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010
[Wireless] 16 SXSW 2011 Panels to Vote For! The NC + friends edition
Most technology experts foresee: wireless devices embedded in everything – including us; nearly invisible cameras recording activity in all public spaces; databases cataloguing our online actions; massive data centers that allow that information to be sorted and understood in new ways; changes in work and home environments as the Internet of Things and everyware applications become widespread and immersive, invisible, ambient, networked computing makes us available to more people in more ways. Uploaded with plasq ‘s Skitch ! 27 (Fun!) Ways to Kill Your Online Community.
TWIST IMAGE | SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2011
[Wireless] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #50
Check this out: ' NPR has been experimenting with radio-quality live broadcasts on mobile devices and wireless connections. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "I'm headed to Sebastopol next weekend for a tech event, and apparently they play this game all night long. In fact, we play Werewolf at Bitnorth too. It's the perfect game - poker-meets-debating-meets-logic-puzzle. This article explains the strange game of Werewolf, and tries to understand its even stranger appeal to the technoscenti."
VIPER CHILL | MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010
[Wireless] The Most Important Blog Post You'll Probably Never Read
He told me this whilst using his next-door neighbours Internet (they had wireless and hadn’t put a password on it). Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!" You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » The Most Important Blog Post You’ll Probably Never Read The Most Important Blog Post You’ll Probably Never Read Written by Glen, this post has 148 Comments This blog post is quite long so you probably shouldn’t read it. To the 50% of visitors who are still with me, I’ll say now that less than 1% of you will get to the end so you may as well leave now.
CHRIS BROGAN | FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011
When I first started at my wireless telecom job, I remember that a lot of people were talking about a “NOC. Someone walked me down to the room known as the “Network Operations Center, where a bunch of people monitored our wireless network. One thing I know: we never learn something until we’re ready to learn it. learn slower than others, believe it or not. think the reason that it takes me a while to learn is that I learned at an early age to question the status quo and to question authority. Parents know this experience well, don’t we? That was me.
TRENDS SPOTTING | THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009
[Wireless] The Lipstick Index: 5 Ways Recession Is Changing Our Lives
New Millennium Research Council study suggests 39% of the Americans cellphone subscribers are likely to cut back on wireless service if the recession deepens over the next six months. Coping with the global recession has become more of lifestyle adjustment. TrendsSpotting adds to the Lipstick Index and reports five ways recession is changing our daily lives: Latest fad in parenting “potty training. We are willing to dump our cellphone contracts & pare back on “extras such as texting and mobile web access. At the same time IBISWorld points out healthy 20.1% search
CHRIS BROGAN | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
[Wireless] Sonos ZonePlayer S5
With the S5, you can control it all wirelessly from your iPhone. The folks at Sonos (affiliate link) were kind enough to send me their new Sonos ZonePlayer S5 to check out. had their older system from a few years ago, but had only unboxed it a few weeks back. Thomas Meyer, my friend over there, said that he couldn’t have me bragging on a two year old system when they’d gone and made all kinds of updates over the last few years. So, he let me see the new one. I don’t show this off, because I live in a one room house and I have a one room office.)
PROBLOGGER | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012
[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.
WAXING UNLYRICAL | SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011
[Wireless] The Motorola XOOM: A Revolutionary Tool
was recently given the opportunity to use a Motorola XOOM for almost 3 months by my good friend Mark Farnen , whose client is Verizon Wireless (Verizon is the carrier providing 3G/4G service for the XOOM). XOOMing in. Going into my trial, I wanted to see if I could effectively make a tablet like the XOOM my computer. quickly realized that wasn’t going to be the case, but that’s nothing against the XOOM. This is because the screen (which is HUGE, in the ballpark of 10.1″) ″) has a keyboard that is smaller than the standard size. But that’s OK. Absolutely.
CHRIS BROGAN | MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011
[Wireless] Sponsored Post – My Big Break
He hired me away from my wireless telcom role based on what he saw in me from the PodCamp event that I cofounded with Christopher S. The following post is a Sponsored post for American Express OPEN, as part of their Big Break for Small Business program. There’s a contest involved. Swing by Visit FaceBook.com to see the deal. NOTE: The thoughts and opinions of this post are mine and are in no way vetted or edited by any other entity. My Big Break. When people see success, they don’t often think about all the curves in the road that bring one to that place. Giving Back.
GIGAOM.COM | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010
[Wireless] Free Twitter Automation Tools Roundup
Four Reasons to Watch for Power Line Communications Several factors suggest the best option for networking homes may lie in wiring — not wireless. GigaOM Research Events Home Apple Cleantech Cloud Collaboration Mobile Video Collaboration Free Twitter Automation Tools Roundup By Doriano "Paisano" Carta Feb. 1, 2010, 11:00am PDT 12 Comments Tweet There are several tools available that can schedule tweets to post at a specific time on Twitter; they can be handy for a number of reasons. Here are some of the better free Twitter automation tools that I’ve seen. Will try them all.
CHRIS BROGAN | MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
[Wireless] Doing the Work is Sexy
When I moved to my wireless telecom roles, I owned every one of them. Dorothy Parker said, “I hate writing. like having written.” ” I know many people who are like that about their business, their trade. know many more people who love to fantasize about what life will be like when they make it, but they like to skip over the part with the hard work, or they give it a sentence or two. Here’s a hint: the work part is what brings the money part. How to Get Very Lucky In Life. few days ago, I came a lot closer to being able to cross something huge off my bucket list.
MOBILEGROOVE | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011
[Wireless] Digital Mind State CEO Mike Johns: App Developers Must Capitalize, Digitize, Monetize
Before he started Digital Mind State (whose clients include Flowd , the music lover’s social network) Mike was the driving force behind the brand UrbanWorld Wireless, where he was responsible for planning, business developing, marketing and brokering profitable business relationships with some of the biggest company names in the mobile industry including T-Mobile, Zed, Jamba, Fox Mobile, NBC, Fun Mobility, Nokia, and Microsoft. Mobile apps isn’t the only game in town. ” Look for the youth-focused channel to hit AT&T U-verse, Apple TV and Yahoo Connect TV. 18:05].
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010
[Wireless] IMPACT: Permission-Based Mobile Marketing Prompts Consumer Participation & Brand Interaction
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. As children, we learn the concept of permission. We know to ask (and say “please even), and we understand that others should treat us the same way. So, why is it some marketers don’t follow these rules when they engage with consumers? This week U.S. regulators floated a Do Not Track proposal for Web users aimed at enabling them to stop advertisers from tracking them online. Predictably, the program has some powerful forces fighting it. As USA Today observes: there is a catch.
TWIST IMAGE | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
[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.
CHRIS BROGAN | THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013
[Wireless] Sponsored Post – There Are No Cubicles
used to work for a wireless telecom company. '“The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.” ” – William Gibson. The following is a sponsored post for Cloud Powered Work. All the ideas are mine. They just want you to think about this space a little bit. Are you? just finished up a Skype call with someone for his book project. Before that, I had a quick call on my cell phone while running an errand. I’m writing this post on my nifty Dell XPS10, and will upload it to the web by tethering to my iPhone. I’m working. tweetable ).
MINDYMCADAMS.COM | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010
[Wireless] ‘Curation,’ and journalists as curators
By Mindy McAdams HOME BLOG ABOUT Teaching Online Journalism You will see something cool here if you upgrade your Flash player. Notes from the classroom and observations about today's practice of journalism online « What we now know about blogs Keep them coming back (how?) » ‘Curation,’ and journalists as curators The Latin root of the noun curator means “to care. Think about any museum exhibition you have enjoyed, whether it presented ancient artifacts from Egypt or spacecraft from NASA. Then consider the job of the museum curator. 2, 2008 ). How old is it?
THE WAY OF THE WEB | FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010
[Wireless] Live cross-platform mobile gaming arrives
or higher, but the interesting thing is the open multiplayer platform framework which supports the different platforms, and also the range of wireless connectivity, including 3G and Wifi. Web Strategy Wikinomics Rankings ← Is Open Source the new black? Social networks don’t make students dumb → Live cross-platform mobile gaming arrives July 16th, 2010 · View Comments The idea of gaming with all your friends regardless of which console they use is fairly unusual, even today, but it’s already a reality in the mobile games market. You’ll need to have Android 2.0
CONVINCE & CONVERT | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2010
[Wireless] Is Starbucks the Most Dangerous Competitor to Facebook? | E.
What impact could Starbucks’ brand of wireless connectivity have on consumer behavior? Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Is Starbucks the Most Dangerous Competitor to Facebook? Why would Starbucks need their own digital network? Plenty. games that typically require monthly fees. What’s Next (Potentially)? Where would Yahoo!
CHRIS BROGAN | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
[Wireless] Sponsored Post – Think Like an Enterprise
When I was working for a wireless telecom company back in the day, one of my projects was disaster recovery compliance. 'The following is a post sponsored by Cloud Powered Work. What that means is that they paid me to talk about something they want me to talk about. What that doesn’t mean is that they influence my words AT ALL. These are my thoughts on something I think is useful to you. In a very short amount of time, I learned a lot about what we would never ever think about: what happens when something breaks. It got really interesting really quickly. Happened twice.) Promotio
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012
[Wireless] SXSW Highlights: Why Social Discovery Mixed With Geo-Location Gets Marketers Lost
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. Evolution, not revolution. That is what I witnessed first-hand as I walked around South By Southwest (SXSW) , the festival and conference hailed as a breeding ground for new ideas and creative technologies. In 2010, the Next Big Thing was location-based social networking , a mobile-megatrend CNN reminds us was led by the likes of Foursquare and Gowalla. Last year it was all about group messaging services such as GroupMe or Beluga. But what about the business value, let alone the results? Amen. ….
CHRIS BROGAN | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
[Wireless] Managing Web Projects
I’m lucky to have hired Liz Stewart to run my projects for me, as we worked together back in the wireless telecom days. The Human Business Works team is spread out across several locations. This means that we rely on a lot of online tools to help us manage our workshifting as well as a few new methods for managing projects. On top of this, I’m not a fan of most of the current online tools for project management (partly because I used to be a professional project manager, and partly because the tools are too rigid in their insistence on date being the key driver of a project).
MOBILEGROOVE | THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2013
[Wireless] Eurapp Project: Sizing And Stimulating Europe’s App Economy
'The explosion of mobile devices, the advance of increasingly improving wireless networks, and the adoption of cloud technologies by enterprises and developer companies alike, have moved the mobile app market into a boom phase. In the U.S. the Application Developers Alliance reports the App Economy is a significant driver, creating 519,000 jobs nationwide. Disclosure: I am also a GigaOM mobile analyst and involved with the Eurapp project, which will carry out interviews and surveys with various stakeholders in the App Economy to determine its key characteristics.). Workshop takeaways.
SOSHABLE | MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
[Wireless] Five Tools No Business Can Go Without
wireless headset will enable you to move around the office, examine computer screens, check files, and perform other tasks without being tethered to the phone system. 'Starting your own business takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Whether you are a sole proprietor, part of a small startup team, or branching out with a larger corporation, a few basic necessities will ensure the success of your business. These items will be integral to your workflow in the office and while you’re on the go. Take a look at these five must-haves for every business, large or small. Data backups.
PROBLOGGER | MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011
[Wireless] Six Things I Learned in My First Six Months as a Problogger
Sure, they can afford wifi at home, but they still jump over to the free wireless often! This is a Guest Post by John Saddington of TentBlogger. Like many professional bloggers, my journey started years ago, as I dabbled in blogging for myself and for my friends. I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but it did—the date doesn’t matter much here. And, to be completely honest, I had really no idea of what I was doing at the time. Nearly a decade later, I jumped into the deep end, going pro as a full time blogger. Count your pennies. Practical application. Go free or go home.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2013
[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.
BRASS TACK THINKING | MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
[Wireless] 5 Lessons From a Successful Influencer Marketing Program
But I’ve ordered a nifty wireless charging pad for the phone, and I don’t know a phone on the market that doesn’t suffer on the battery front in the hands of a power user. 'A few weeks ago, I got a tweet out of the blue. It was an online friend, Jason Harris , I’d known through a few other people. He works with Nokia in the US. His tweet was short and to the point. Did I want to come hang out in Boston with him and a few other folks to have a few experiences, take some pictures with a Nokia Lumia phone, and give them some input? What the heck, right? Oh, the humanity!!) Great timing.
WWW.HENSHALL.COM | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2007
[Wireless] Presenters Failing the Social Media Communications Test | stuart henshall
tend to put the slides together in the half hour before I get on stage, but given wireless link they could be directly posted. Stuart Henshall futurist + strategist + innovator … making "sense" actionable Blog About This Blog Old MT Blog About Profile Mosoci Phweet Writing Strategic Foresight Networks, Knowledge & Media Market Research Mobility Skype & VoIP My Daily Tweets Networks Twitter Facebook Linked In Del.icio.us attended two conferences in the last week KMWorld and FutureVision. Both were inadequately prepared for social media. Tell the blogger to stop! Brilliant.
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013
[Wireless] NEW App Guide Brings Together Experts To Help You Make, Market & Monetize Mobile Apps
'With mobile app downloads pegged to reach a whopping 81 billion by end-2013 according to eMarketer, the pressure is on companies to tackle the business and technology challenges of making and marketing a winning app. To help organizations and developers succeed in this new App Economy I have joined with Jennifer Shambroom, top-producing marketing executive, to produce The Everything Guide To Mobile Apps: A practical guide to affordable mobile app development for your business (F+W Media Inc.). The popular 285-page guide, is NOW available as an ebook through the Amazon online book stores.
MOBILEGROOVE | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
[Wireless] Mobile Security: What’s REALLY At Stake For Mobile Operators
After achieving another honours degree in Computer Science, he held positions with Caudwell Group, Anam Mobile and Sentry Wireless – before being acquired by AdaptiveMobile in 2011. 'As mobile takes a center role in our lives —becoming the device we reach for to access information, conduct transactions and manage our homes, cars and daily routine — an increasing number of serious security concerns move to the forefront. Ciaran Bradley examines this evolution and the impact on key members of the ecosystem, particularly mobile operators. * * *. alone now own a smartphone. How can that be?
MOBILEGROOVE | MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
[Wireless] Chetan Sharma Mobile Breakfast Series Comes To London Friday
Steve Elfman, President, Sprint, will provide an update on the state of the wireless industry. Stephen David , former CIO of Procter & Gamble, will talk about how wireless is going to disrupt retail. 'Following a chain of successful events in the U.S., the Mobile Breakfast Series touches down in London for the first time Friday (June 29). have transformed services – and the value chain that enables them. Opportunity or threat? By the way, I had the pleasure of conducting an interview with Frank for MobileGroove that you can read and listen to here. LONDON: Speaker lineup.
MOBILEGROOVE | TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
[Wireless] Global Mobile Commerce: Removing Payment Friction & Boosting Customer Engagement
Before joining Sybase, Diarmuid was a Product Manager at Logica’s Wireless Networks division. 'Buying, paying, transacting, banking — these are all part of what we have come to call mobile commerce. With such a broad definition and so many scenarios it’s little wonder that mobile commerce now tops the list of mobile-megatrends. Interestingly, what people want (and the impact on financial institutions, mobile operators and companies across the emerging ecosystem) differs depending on the region where you operate and the opportunities you pursue. What is mobile commerce?
MOBILEGROOVE | TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
[Wireless] Olympics Are Coming-Out Party For Multi-Screen Viewing
AT&T has followed Verizon Wireless’ lead and announced shared data plans. The move follows the June launch of Share Everything plans by Verizon, a charging scheme it said “will forever change the way customers purchase wireless services.” ” Share Everything Plans, which are now available, include unlimited voice minutes, unlimited text, video and picture messaging and a single data allowance for up to 10 Verizon Wireless devices. The London Games will show what cutting-edge companies are capable of right now. Is ESPN on to something here?
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012
[Wireless] How Much Mileage is REALLY Left In SMS?
As new mobile apps arrive, sending message wirelessly rather over phone networks will expand. 'What would the world be like without texting? We send about 20 billion texts a day and rely on these little messages to share, learn, amuse, vote and respond. 20 years ago, Neil Papworth an engineer with the Sema Group sent the first text to Richard Jarvis of Vodafone. After an estimated 40 trillion texts later, a world without texting would be less fun. After rapid growth, SMS is slowing down in some places. Read more about the birth and growth of SMS texting on the Optism blog. About Lisa.
MOBILEGROOVE | MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
[Wireless] Mobile: More Than Roll Of Dice For Caesars Las Vegas
On wireless adoption: There is still a huge ramp in “normal communities” for wireless adoption versus super-connected places like California. Mobile Marketing Caesars Entertainment iPhone Mobile Marketing Association SMS WhatsApp Wireless Data 'Caesars guests roll the dice all the time and leave a lot to fair Lady Fortune. But the casino’s admirable approach to mobile marketing leaves little to chance. Eric Petersen, director of new media, Caesars Entertainment, sees “four components” to mobile. But there is a bar to reach. Unsexy, yes.
MOBILEGROOVE | MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
[Wireless] Enterprises Need Mobile Apps Too; Tapping The Next BIG Market
Sam Chan, Wireless Industry Partnership @wipjam. 'While the excitement may be about apps aimed at consumers the real opportunity may be in developing specialized apps designed meet the specific needs of large and small enterprises seeking to support their workforce with apps that boost productivity and drive positive business results. It’s a fledgling market poised for explosive growth, and a mobile app mega-trend highlighted in my new book The Everything Guide To Mobile Apps: A Practical Guide To Affordable Mobile App Development For Your Business (F+W Media Inc.), Made to order.
ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013
[Wireless] Poor social media practices and your bottom line [STUDY]
Other industries performing well are wireless in social servicing interactions and utility in social marketing interactions. . . Social media has been a critical component of how brands are perceived for quite a while now and many brands know this. Just think about the last social media crisis you read about and the subsequent fallout. But there are still too many businesses and brands in denial. Well, the cost of denial is just too steep in 2013. If you don’t believe me, or others who preach this from the mountaintops, perhaps J.D. Power and Associates can convince you.
NOWSOURCING | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
[Wireless] Verizon Test Drivers Insure Call Quality
As one of our nations’ top networks, Verizon wireless takes a lot of pride in their network testing team. Can you hear me now? We should all give thanks to the network testers at Verizon that go the extra mile (literally) to make sure that every call meets your expectations, and that every spoken word comes through crystal clear. They recruit talented men and women to navigate nearly 1 million miles of the most frequently traveled roadways of America. These employees aren’t just on a leisurely road trip though. Over 3.5
MOBILEGROOVE | THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
[Wireless] Best & Brightest: Carnival of the Mobilists #267
The Carnival of the Mobilists (COM), the weekly roundup of the Web’s best blogging on mobile and wireless, is now live at WIP (Wireless Industry Partnership) — the connector in the mobile industry, supporting the overall ecosystem by encouraging discussions, co-creation and exchange. Some of the posts that made the COM this week include: Looking for a mobile app developer? James Coops over at mobyaffiliates launches a new resource to help us find the right partner. If you’re not on the list, then you had better contact James to make your case. Read on and find out!
DIGITAL VOICES | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012
[Wireless] Mobile Apps vs. Mobile Web – I don’t care how you get here, but get here if you can!
Downloaded apps are also self-contained, meaning that unless the app depends on remote data to function, it can operate without the presence of a wireless network. The mobile web is blowing up. If you’re alive and breathing air you know this – you see it all around you. We use our smart phones and devices constantly. Now for more than just games and personal productivity, more than 50%  of us are using our smart phones to make our lives easier by connecting to the web in real time. We look up store locations and compare prices at the point of purchase. We Google. We Skype.
MOBILEGROOVE | TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012
[Wireless] M-Pulse ANALYSIS: Millennial Media Mobile Device Megatrends PLUS Why Cross-Platform Tools Can Disrupt
wrap up by raising my goblet of rock to the great guys at WIP (Wireless Industry Partnership) for publishing The Developer’s Guide to the Parallel Universe, a 100-page booklet that literally lays out everything developers need to know about marketing their app. At m-pulse we kick off a month looking at the App Economy and what developers need to know to turn building apps into a viable and thriving business. To set the stage for a discussion of wider industry trends we go to the ‘go-to’ market analysis and strategy firm VisionMobile and its founder Andreas Constantinou.
MOBILEGROOVE | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
[Wireless] Mobile Search App Goby Finds Fun Stuff Nearby; Acquired By TeleNav
The concept certainly sold TeleNav, a leading provider of location-based services (LBS) to consumers, enterprise, wireless service providers and automotive companies with more than 24 million paying subscribers as of June 30, 2011. Today we kick off a new series of mobile search app reviews and road tests with Goby, a mobile search app that helps people find fun things to do nearby. While Google may have sewn up the market when it comes to general or horizontal Internet search, the race to dominate the mobile and alternative search space is far from run. Goby: At-a-glance.
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
[Wireless] Has Yahoo Missed The Mobile Boat?
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. This week Yahoo’s board fired CEO Carol Bartz , news that rocked the industry and has some debating if the company’s inability to choose between being a media company or a technology provider is to blame. think we need to look elsewhere and ask: Would Yahoo’s shakeup at the top have happened if the company had been innovating in mobile instead of slipping further behind? We’ll likely never know the answer. News site mocoNews provides some worthwhile insights and analysis.
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
[Wireless] Microsoft Windows 8 Turns Apple Devotees Into Advocates
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. For years, tech influencers and bloggers have been accused of being blindly in love with Apple. There is even a name these devotees: fanboys. These men and women live to gush about Apple products and bash Microsoft and others in the process. So it was remarkable to observe the tech influencers this week in their near unanimous approval of Microsoft’s new operating system. This headline on msnbc.com stopped me cold: Windows 8 Does What Apple Doesn’t. Talk about an about-face.
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
[Wireless] Mobile Marketers Should Sync More Offers With Our Transit Routine
Like the true road warriors we are, we take our wireless gear with us wherever we go — and our use of them is unprecedented. According to new data from Boingo Wireless, a leading provider of software and services worldwide, smartphones and tablets passed laptops as the most widely carried Wi-Fi device in airports, reaching 58.9 Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. Mobile devices have become nearly as commonplace as toothpaste for travelers in North America and Europe. percent of all devices in June.
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011
[Wireless] Remembering Steve Jobs; Why Siri Won’t Provide Mobile Marketers All The Answers
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. Much like I remember where I was when I learned the tragic news that John Lennon had been shot (I was watching Monday Night Football and heard it from broadcaster Howard Cosell), I’ll now never forget where I was and what I was doing when I learned of Steve Jobs’ passing. It’s rather fitting that I was 36,000 feet in the air connected to an in-flight Wi-Fi system working on a MacBook Air at the time. And that brings me to another connection between Lennon and Jobs. Dare to dream.
MOBILEGROOVE | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2011
[Wireless] Sprint’s Phyllis Reuther: How Indoor Navigation Powers Micro-Marketing, Couponing, Healthcare
So, why is indoor navigation enabled by micro-sensor wireless networks moving up the agenda at Sprint (and elsewhere across the emerging business ecosystem)? Indoor navigation — and services that map and understand our mobility patterns - lay the ground work for a slew of exciting new location services that combine advertising, marketing, couponing and analytics to deliver people offers they truly can’t refuse. What is the role of mobile operators? Where are the growth opportunities? mobile operator Sprint. Micro-location marketing. Population movement.
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011
[Wireless] Hot Mobile Stats & Trends You Need To Know
85 percent of the world’s population is covered by commercial wireless signals, providing greater reach than the electrical grid (which covers 80 percent of the population). Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. Hands down, the most anticipated presentation for all of us in the mobile and Internet space comes from Mary Meeker, a former analyst at Morgan Stanley and now a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in Silicon Valley. Over the years, Meeker has been quoted in a variety of sites and publications worldwide.
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011
[Wireless] Google Aids Businesses With GoMo Initiative; What’s The Trade-Off?
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. Google’s well-publicized philosophy includes the promise to “Do No Evil.” ” With that in mind, is the company out to do good or make money with the launch of GoMo , an initiative positioned as a driver to better mobile web sites produced for brands? In practice, businesses can go to Google’s GoMo website at howtogomo.com to access a so-called GoMoMeter. And, if you need more support, you can find what you need on Google’s blog. believe it’s both. Apps by the numbers.
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011
[Wireless] Mobile Commerce Moves Up To Marketing Mega-Trend
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. It was the brands that told us with their increased marketing spends that 2010 was The Year of Mobile. Now consumers are the ones showing us through their actions — reaching for their mobile phones at every step of the consumer journey, from researching products to making purchases — that this is the Year of Mobile Commerce. retailers. All of the data is aggregated and anonymous. Predictably, we are willing to spend more when shopping on the Internet. Online sales in the U.S percent).
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011
[Wireless] Mobile Marketing 2012: Practical Predictions To Guide YOUR Planning
As more people begin to access the Web using a wireless device than they do using a PC, it will become crystal clear to brands, agencies and companies across the ecosystem that they can’t afford to treat their mobile strategy and presence as an afterthought. Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. Some of the smartest minds in mobile marketing and advertising recently gave their 2012 predictions for mobile during a webinar conducted by Mobile Marketer and sponsored by Hipcricket. That is a great example to follow.
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
[Wireless] CES: 2012 Banner Year For Mobile & Gadgets; Google Clamps Down
In my view, technology won’t limit how we use, access and enjoy the world (digital and physical) on our wireless devices. Wireless grabbed many of the headlines, eclipsing what was presented as the latest and greatest televisions and audio products. Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. This last week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas will be remembered for innovation and limitation. haven’t met a person who covered the over 1.85 Innovation abounds. Google is also clamping down. Twitter is worried.
MOBILEGROOVE | THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
[Wireless] RFID & Mobile Retail: Moving From Efficiency To Engagement
Yes, it is about the efficiencies that RFID and other wireless, smart technology bring to retail overall. Other industry sectors — including the public sector — are moving ahead on approaches that reinforce the growing importance of RFID in all things wireless. National Retail Federation Show, New York City: This week the old Javits Center in the New York hosted retail folk from across the U.S. and shed some light on a technology play that may define a new industry I call Retail 2.0. And, since it is about the shopper experience, it’s clear that winning Retail 2.0 Retail 2.0