The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

We’re proud to acknowledge these 50 women from 41 different organizations as the top #Nifty50 women of technology on Twitter for 2012. Active across social networks, Cindy leads Microsoft’s small- to midsized-business sales and marketing efforts as Vice President U.S.

Microsoft’s new logo

Sherrilynne Starkie

For the first time in 25 years, Microsoft, one of the world’s most pervasive brands has revealed a new logo. According to Mircosoft’s blog this represents a new era for Microsoft, so a logo should evolve to visually accentuate this new beginning. Microsoft’s New Logo.

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The Microsoft Surface's Beauty is Only "Surface Deep"

Stay N' Alive

As a long-time Microsoft fan (my first computers were all PCs), and with all my excitement about Windows 8, I was very excited about the Microsoft Surface. It is by far Microsoft's most beautiful device and operating system to date. Microsoft Office tends to lag.

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

Idaconcpts

A row of Windows 8-based tablets are to enter to the scene later this 2012. Microsoft has already previewed its ARM compatible Windows 8 and a dedicated app store called the Windows Store for it. Microsoft has been creating huge hype over its upcoming Windows 8 for a while.

Top 5 Social Media Fails of 2012

Shift Digital

Here are the top 5 social media fails of 2012. London Olympics 2012 Banned Brands. The London Olympic 2012 were an exciting time for fans all over the world. Microsoft gets Political. We hope you enjoyed our post on the top 5 social media fails of 2012.

Microsoft Launches So.Cl Social Media Network

Bill Hartzer

So.Cl (pronounced “social”) is a social sharing network currently in beta that was launched December 4, 2012 as an experiment by Microsoft FUSE Labs to provide a social media platform for students to share content with others.

Red Bull Wins Top Social Video Brand of the Year

The Realtime Report

The study looked at Interbrand’s 2012 Best Global Brands (with the addition of Red Bull and Old Spice), evaluating their performance based on volume, total views and engagement for video content uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook throughout the year.

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Weak Passwords Can Jeopardize Your Personal And Professional Security [Infographic]

SocMed Sean

Guess what…according to the Microsoft guidelines on passwords , you just created a strong password. Are your passwords strong? Better yet…are they weak? Do you know the difference? I know, I know…passwords are a pain.

Does Google Deserve More Credit?

Geoff Livingston

If you ask me, though, Google deserves much more credit for everything it does online, especially compared to its competitors like Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Apple (umm, maps?). Reality android Apple facebook facial recognition glasses project google Microsoft penguin privacy twitter

Digital, Social, Brands in 60 Seconds [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

If you search inside of Facebook it automatically populates with web results powered by Microsoft’s Bing. I recently attended a digital marketing conference where they showed this very interesting infographic as a slide in their presentation.

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21 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Tools and Rants of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to these questions and many others here in more than 20 of the best Facebook guides, tactics, observations, tools, stats and rants of 2012 thus far. A fantastic infographic illustrating the history of Facebook feature changes from 2006 through the beginning of 2012. Despite a shaky IPO last spring, Facebook remains the 800-pound gorilla of social media marketing, as it now approaches the billion-user mark.

Does a Social Score Make a CMO?

Geoff Livingston

Influence CMOs forbes Fortune 100 influence infographic marketing Microsoft social scoreA recent infographic published on a Forbes blog ranks the top 20 Fortune 100 CMOs based on social scoring.

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The End Of The Smartphone

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Beyond patent debates and legacy OEM manufacturers struggling to keep up, Apple and Android have set a furious pace as brands like Amazon , RIM , Microsoft and others continue to evolve from a personal computer business into a smartphone/tablet offering. Do you think they're going to let Samsung , Nokia or even Microsoft leap ahead? microsoft. What will be the timeframe for smartphone and tablet devices to decimate desktop and laptop computers?

Klout’s Effect On The Classroom, Your Career & More

Firebelly

Q&A With CEO of Klout, Microsoft’s Latest Big Investment. By Matthew Lynley Microsoft has invested an undisclosed amount of money in Klout, a San Francisco-based start-up that measures social influence on sites like Twitter and Facebook.

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Major Social Media Acquisitions: 3 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Billion Yammer Buy, Microsoft’s Social Enterprise Strategy Takes Shape. Big companies have been acquiring social media startups a lot lately. Here are 3 must-reads on some of the larger acquisitions and, more importantly, why these companies feel the need to become more social.

Web Lead Tracking Explained: How to Get High Quality Leads with the Internet

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In the same way, a unique phone number can be tied to Microsoft adCenter ads, an email campaign, a specific email blast, a social media landing page, or even a print ad. This is a guest post from Brad Shorr. . A lot of entrepreneurs and midsize firms say they “get a lot of web leads.”

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The Year Of More

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While many article and columns look back at the year that was or posture on the year that will be, it's becoming abundantly clear that 2012 will - without question - be the "Year of More.". That may not happen this year, but you will see that consumers will be even more social in 2012. If you were hoping for convergence and a world where one device rules them all, 2012 will not be the year for this (but it will - hopefully - happen at some point in the not-too-distant future).

Engaging the Right Audience on LinkedIn

Adam Cohen

The features are still in beta phase and only available to several companies like: AT&T (client), Samsung Mobile, Dell and Microsoft. (Cross posted on the Fleishman-Hillard DNA blog ).

February 2012 Search Engine Rankings

Bill Hartzer

percentage points), followed by Microsoft Sites with 15.3 Every month about this time comScore releases the search engine rankings data, and I report it here. These are not the actual search engine rankings that you see when you search at a search engine, which are constantly changing.

Implement a Social Media Policy: Make Your Employees Brand Ambassadors

Mindjumpers

Add best practice examples, and get inspired by companies like Cisco , IBM , Intel , or Microsoft. Tweet Written by Marina Guz who works as Junior Consultant at Mindjumpers. Every day, you are faced with multiple considerations concerning your organization’s social media strategy.

38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity SMM

Gmail Backup ) to harder but free (forward to an email client such as Microsoft Outlook) to other slightly more involved but still free alternatives. Innovation is alive and well in the development of cool free and low-cost web-based tools and apps.

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Social Reach: Size Does Matter

Jason Yormark

Almost 3 years ago a bomb dropped on me when Microsoft laid me off. In the past 2 1/2 years I have scored 3 different interviews, 2 at Microsoft, and 1 for my current gig. A popular topic amongst social media folks is the ongoing discussion around how many likes/followers a person or organization has and how much that matters.

Social Curation Will Not Cure Your C.P.A.

Firebelly

Linda Stone, a leader in the digital revolution (headed up the social computing group at Microsoft in the early 90′s) and digital bon vivant coined the term in 1998. I was sitting in Austin a few weeks ago waiting to go have drinks on Dirty Sixth Street.

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Solving The Mystery Of My Highest Blog Traffic Day Yet

Jason Yormark

Back in May of 2009 before I took my blogging seriously, I was laid off of Microsoft. However the next morning, I woke up to find that my post was picked up by Mary Jo Foley, a prominent Microsoft blogger on ZDNet, and my traffic spiked big time. Yesterday was the day. Yesterday was the day I broke my long standing one day traffic record on my blog. And I can honestly say, I have no idea why.

Just Another Screen

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This is a story about devices: NPD figures that 10 percent of homes now have at least one Internet-enabled TV (though I bet that only a minority of them are actually plugged into the Web), and we're seeing a steady increase in the use of Web-video peripherals, like Blu-ray players, Apple TV s and Microsoft Xbox 360 s." microsoft. Is TV becoming just another screen? In my next book, CTRL ALT DEL (out in May 2013), there is an entire chapter titled, The One Screen World.

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comScore December 2012 Search Engine Rankings

Bill Hartzer

explicit core search market in December 2012 with 66.7 percent market share, followed by Microsoft with 16.3 Every month about this time comScore releases the search engine rankings data, and I try to remember report it here.

Asked For Your Social Profile Passwords In An Interview? Look The Other Way.

Jason Yormark

I’ve interviewed hundreds of folks over my career all the way from tiny start-ups to Microsoft, and never once considered asking for that sort of thing. There’s been quite a bit of hoopla this week on the story of interviewees being asked for their Facebook login credentials as part of the interview process.

How One Social Superfan Made The xx Album Release Go Viral

The Realtime Report

The visualization – created by Microsoft – prompts “a burst of lines as the album is distributed across the globe, cascading from its origin to the opposite ends of oceans, where it then radiates to another point on the map.”

Comparison of 100 Top Companies on Social Business and Corporate Culture

Convince & Convert

Last week’s release of the 2012 FORTUNE list of 100 Best Companies to Work For got me thinking about whether being employee-centric inherently impacts the social business aptitude of the company. Among the top 100 companies in the Social Business Index, 11 are also Best Companies to Work For in 2012. social business Best Companies to Work For dachis group FORTUNE FORTUNE Best Companies to Work For 2012 Fred Reichheld mitch joel Social Business Index The Ultimate Question

5 Tips for Great Content Curation

mashable.com

April 27, 2012 by Steve Rosenbaum. April 28, 2012 00:43:39. April 28, 2012 01:09:27. April 28, 2012 03:04:46. April 28, 2012 06:24:40. April 28, 2012 08:46:51. April 28, 2012 09:51:40. April 28, 2012 10:34:31. April 28, 2012 10:34:45.

Introducing the New Social Kid in Town: So.cl

Mindjumpers

Tweet Microsoft just launched their social media rival to the established social media platforms Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Pinterest. Social Media Social Network Bing Microsoft so.cl

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Where The Boys (And Girls) Are

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According to Business Insider and their chart of the day today, Microsoft's Windows Compared To iOS And Android , the number one operating system (by a massive landslide) is still Microsoft Windows. microsoft. In schizophrenic times, there's a good chance you'll see some schizophrenic thinking.

A Confederacy Of Patent Dunces

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With Apple and Microsoft developing mobile devices (smartphones and tablets), it made perfect sense for Google to follow suit (and they struggled with their own iterations of Android devices). It cost Microsoft $8.5 microsoft. Things are about to get a whole lot more stupid. There was a lot of online chatter when Google acquired Motorola for $12.5 billion.

Protecting Your Online Privacy: How to Keep Your Online Activity Private from Pirates, Hackers and Marketers

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Microsoft Windows is the most widely used operating system and is therefore the biggest target for criminal activity. Microsoft claims that the computers with Windows XP are four times more likely to be infected with malware than computers with Windows 7.

5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics

mashable.com

February 9, 2012 by Ann Smarty. February 9, 2012 14:28:44. February 9, 2012 14:46:14. February 9, 2012 15:20:40. February 9, 2012 14:56:25. February 9, 2012 15:20:12. February 9, 2012 15:00:23. February 9, 2012 15:05:56. February 9, 2012 15:19:24. February 9, 2012 15:17:45. February 9, 2012 15:55:59. February 9, 2012 17:25:18. February 9, 2012 20:07:50. February 9, 2012 22:42:36. Microsoft.

The Rise of Mobile Media and the Fall of Advertising Media [Infographic]

Direct Marketing Observations

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The Problem With Time Spent

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This is not about Google vs. Facebook vs. Yahoo vs. Microsoft. microsoft. advertising advertisingdollars content demographic engagement facebook facebookadvertising facebookrevenue google infographic internetadvertising media mediabuying mediacompany mediaintent mediametrics mediaplanning microsoft nativeads nativeadvertising psychographic publisher searchengine timespent traditionalmediachannel twitter userexperience webanalytics yahoo youtube

4 Must-Download Windows Phone Apps

Idaconcpts

And it’s all Microsoft’s fault for dropping the ball on world software domination. In the days of yore, before the advent of the iPhone or even iTunes, iCared less about having to morph the English language to accommodate an un-capitalized letter beginning a proper noun.

Is Jeremy Epstein The Yoda Of Community Marketing?

Firebelly

He’s a former Microsoft executive who use to help partner companies improve their marketing engines and operations. After leaving Microsoft, he started his own consulting firm – Never Stop Marketing. What Henry Ford, Espresso, And Community Have In Common.

3 Tips to Use QR Codes For Information, Not Destination

Convince & Convert

Download a QR reader app (or other format like Microsoft TAG). QR codes ask a lot of prospective users. Possess a smart phone. Have the phone nearby and usable when you encounter a QR code (easy in a magazine ad, perhaps less so for QR codes now appearing on highway billboards).