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

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Besides Google Android, the tablet king Apple iPad is about to get a taut rival in Windows 8. Microsoft has already previewed its ARM compatible Windows 8 and a dedicated app store called the Windows Store for it. Apple has just unveiled its third generation iPad, called the new iPad.

Copying Apple

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Some will make the argument that Apple is loosing a little bit of its luster. While I am an Apple consumer (and a fairly recent one), I'm hopeful that you won't misconstrued this blog post as someone who is a biased and loyal customer trying to defend a brand (Apple Fanboi!). What makes Apple such a fascinating brand, from my perspective, is how the brand is managed. The Microsoft store. I have no issue or bone to pick with Microsoft. Kudos for Microsoft.

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The Rise and Rise of Apple Inc

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The Apple I was released on April First and sold for $666.00 Within a few short years, Apple would revolutionize the computing world. The advertisement depicted George Orwell’s 1984 dystopian with IBM as big brother and Apple as the female heroine. Key Products in Apple Today.

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

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

Apple: A Case Study in Why Brands Should Control Their Stories

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Apple. Apple doesn’t play on Facebook or Twitter. So it lets the Apple legions do all the heavy lifting. Apple don’t coordinate this, to my knowledge. For years this was a huge benefit for Apple. And recently Apple has been striking out.

The End Of The Smartphone

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When Tim Cook (CEO at Apple ) took the stage in the company's first post- Steve Jobs product launch to announce the iPad 2 in 2011, Cook's staggering statistic was that the iPad had already outsold all of the desktop and laptops sold by their competitors in the previous quarter. That piece of data still hold true as Apple currently has the fourth generation iPad in-market. What will Apple do next? Do you think they're going to let Samsung , Nokia or even Microsoft leap ahead?

LinkedIn - A Newer Professional Social Network?

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Within that one hour flight, Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for over $26 billion dollars. If Facebook is our social network, is Microsoft now our professional social network? apple. microsoft. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media.

Apple Gets More Serious About Using Twitter, but Why it Doesn't Matter

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

First, I’m going to say kudos to Apple for trying involve themselves in the world of social media. Let’s envision this scenario: a user has a support issue about an Apple product. Apple has no such protocol in place, and at this point, there is no engagement.

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The Only Screen That Matters

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Elaborating on IDC''s outlook, Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker research analyst Jitesh Ubrani stated, '' Apple ''s iOS-ification of Mac OS, and Microsoft ''s implementation of Modern UI throughout different form factors are clear indicators that we''re living in a mobile-first world. apple. microsoft. The only screen that matters is the screen that is in front of me. Welcome to the one screen world.

Is the iPhone 4 Apple’s Vista?

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Apple’s iPhone 4 just can’t catch a break. To add insult to injury, Microsoft executive Kevin Turner says Apple’s latest smartphone release could fail, just like his own company’s Windows Vista.

Does Google Deserve More Credit?

Geoff Livingston

Then there’s the success of Android, the only smartphone operating system to surpass Apple’s iOS in sales during the past few years. Reality android Apple facebook facial recognition glasses project google Microsoft penguin privacy twitter

The Year Of More

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This year will see the introduction of many new devices (including the hotly anticipated entry of Apple into the television set business). From Amazon , Google / Android , Microsoft , RIM (hopefully) and maybe even Facebook , our lives (and briefcases) will continue to get filled up with new, different and interesting devices. apple. apple television. microsoft.

The Year Of Mobile? Sounds Like The Month Of The Smartphone

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Apple vs. Android vs. RIM vs. Microsoft vs. everyone else. apple. microsoft. android app appanalytics apple chat cisco data dataplan desktopcomputer email facetime familycoststructure flurry google html5 ios laptop marketingindustry mass mediapost microsoft mobile mobileapp mobilecarrier mobiledatausage mobilenetwork mobilephone movies onescreen raykurzweil research rim smartphone tablet textmessaging tvshow yearofmobile youtube zeitgeistamericas2011

Exploding Smartphones, Facebook's Workplace And Fake News Sites - The Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM

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apple. microsoft. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly to SoundCloud , if you're interested in hearing more of me blathering away.

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

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Google+ is getting a lot of attention right now due to the “rivalry&# between Google and Facebook, which is heavily partnered with Microsoft. he said that Microsoft Windows/Office was on the verge of obsolescence at any given moment because in “the future&# we won’t install software on our computers or even require a computer – just an Internet enabled device.

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How Will Project Glass Impact Marketers?

Geoff Livingston

Scheduled for release in 2014, Project Glass holds so much promise Apple and Microsoft have competing projects. Geekery Apple augmented reality google media Microsoft project glassI will be speaking at xPotomac this February 25.

My Search For An iPhone Alternative

Jason Yormark

About 6 years ago when I was still at Microsoft, I made the jump from whatever Microsoft friendly phone I was using at the time to the iPhone. I was insanely jealous of my Apple fanboy co-worker and his. It fueled my migration from PC user to Apple across the board.

Are Parents Really Naming Their Kids After Pokemon Characters?!

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Apple did pretty great as well, which vaulted the stock to its highest levels since April, with revenue of $42.4 App of the week: Microsoft Pix. . apple. microsoft. microsoft pix. 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.

How the New Twitter Moments Change News Discovery

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Microsoft Event. Forget the Apple Keynote for the time being, because Microsoft’s October 6 hardware event created a “ magical experience ” for anyone that was watching. #SeeTheMomentWhen Twitter Got a New CEO.

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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). This way, should Apple (or another brand) ever take a legal swing at them, Google could do the old Muhammad Ali rope-a-dope with those patents. It cost Microsoft $8.5 Yes, about one hundred companies (like Apple, Disney and McDonalds ) have happily settled. apple.

3 Things About Facebook

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This article article pits Apple , Google , Amazon and Facebook against one another. Beyond a world where Microsoft doesn't even make it to the final four, it may appear (on the surface) that Facebook just snuck into this list against those behemoths. apple. microsoft. Facebook continues to grow, change, add, adapt and connect us all (whether you like it or not).

Laying Off Microsoft

Jason Yormark

There was no question really when Microsoft offered. I put in four amazing years with Microsoft Advertising and made life long friends in the process. I never imagined Microsoft would lay anyone off, but the economy had other plans. It wasn’t fair to me or Microsoft.

What Is Code?

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I can talk to someone who used to work at Amazon.com or Microsoft about his or her work without feeling a burning shame. I'd happily talk to people from Google and Apple , too, but they so rarely reenter the general population. apple. microsoft. It's for you to understand what lies beneath these words, your website, that mobile application, Facebook , YouTube and more. Every Saturday, I share links with good friends , Alistair Croll and Hugh McGuire.

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. apple. microsoft. In schizophrenic times, there's a good chance you'll see some schizophrenic thinking.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #370

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Why Microsoft stock is at an all-time, 31-year high - Recode. How is Microsoft doing? Let's be honest when we talk about the big tech brands (aka FAANG - Facebook , Apple , Amazon , Google and Netflix ), you will notice that Microsoft is often not a part of the conversation anymore. apple. microsoft. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook and the Gang of Four

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Jay: It’s interesting that you talk about Google and Amazon and Apple and those guys. They just don’t talk about it very much, but they are a serious, serious force to be reckoned with that doesn’t get the same kind of love from consumers that certainly Apple or Google do.

This Isn’t the Microsoft it Used to Be – My Full Circle Journey and Why I’m Back Again

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You may remember my scathing blog post denouncing my Xbox 360 and swearing I was leaving Microsoft. The fact is Microsoft used to create junky hardware and software, and being big and experiencing growing pains they got lazy and stopped competing in a lot of the consumer market. I hate the old Microsoft. Enter the new Microsoft. It turns out Microsoft has a new Xbox console. Microsoft has me in their clutches. Microsoft is back in the game!

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." apple tv. microsoft. Is TV becoming just another screen?

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T-Commerce And The Rise Of Tablet Shopping

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Look no further than Microsoft 's leap back in hardware production with their upcoming tablet, Surface. I'm less confident in Microsoft and Google's attempts at cracking the penetration that Apple 's iPad is having, simply because both the Surface and Nexus 7 are making their debut with wi-fi only. microsoft. Tags: apple. Does it matter which device a consumer uses to connect with a brand?

The New Electricity

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In the past few weeks, we've seen both Microsoft and Google come forward with their own tablets in an attempt to dethrone the iPad. In March 2012, when Apple CEO, Tim Cook , took the stage to announce the iPad 2 the biggest shock was that in the previous year, iPad 2 had outsold every single PC manufactured - beating HP , Dell , Lenovo and Acer. So, how did Google and Microsoft fare with their announcements? apple. microsoft.

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Steve Jobs Breaks the No News Cycle

Geoff Livingston

Further, Jobs’ sudden departure from the day to day helm of Apple broke a monotonous summer of no technology/social media news. The Jobs departure is similar in stature to Bill Gates leaving Microsoft. And like Gates and Microsoft, it is unlikely that Apple will be the same.

From Atoms To Bits To Atoms

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Manufacturing from your desktop may sound as crazy as Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates did when he said close to forty years ago that a computer would be on every desk. Yes, the very same place that helped inspire Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak to create Apple. To put that price tag into perspective, Apple's first laser printer for the home (the LaserWriter , which was launched in 1985) had a retail price of $6,995 and pounded out a rocking eight pages per minute. apple.

The Era Of Exponential Marketing

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Let's not forget that Apple began taking pre-orders for the iPad in March 2010 (that wasn't all that long ago). As is Microsoft , Amazon and a bunch of other hardware manufacturers ( Acer , Samsung , etc.). The rumor mills are spinning with word that Apple is going to launch a 7-inch version of the iPad shortly as well (to compete with the others in terms of form factor and price). apple. microsoft. Most everything we look at in the marketing realm is linear.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #68

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"Think Apple has changed society? (Or Well vertical didn't (Mark I) work out all that well for the cable companies, but Apple figured out that owning the device ( iPod , then iPhone , then iPad ) and the store ( iTunes ), meant that you could take a slice out of every transaction.

The Rise of Trollmarketing and Trashtweeting on Business Social Media

Laurel Papworth

When Apple ripped into IBM with the Superbowl 1984 Ad, it was a shocker to the world. Cup from Microsoft. Microsoft. Brand Sarcasm – IKEA vs Apple. The newest trollmarketing campaign comes from Ikea against, ironically, Apple. Android or Apple?

Apple Magic Mouse Review

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Apple , Computer Hardware / Apple Magic Mouse Review | Subcribe via RSS Apple Magic Mouse Review November 8th, 2009 Posted in Apple , Computer Hardware Tweet Share It’s no secret I have formed a deep, passionate love for all things Apple over the past 6 months. My latest love is the new Apple Magic Mouse. But when you decide to go Apple, you know you are going to pay more.

Can You Pay To Get Your App To The Top? (Yes. Yes, You Can).

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It can store information by individual/child, track the fever over time and, best of all, the developers are looking to integrate it into Apple''s HealthKit platform in the future. . App of the week: The new Microsoft Outlook app. apple. apple healthkit. microsoft. microsoft outlook. microsoft outlook app. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base).

5 Great iPad Social Networking Apps

Jason Yormark

It’s ironic that some of the best stuff that is coming out of Microsoft these days is their iOS products. Apple Social MediaThere aren’t too many great social networking apps for the iPad, but I have found a select few that I find myself using on a regular basis. Below is the list that I use regularly that cover using Twitter, Facebook, blogging, news consumption and social/web stats.

The Problem With Time Spent

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Comparing apples to apples. This is not about Google vs. Facebook vs. Yahoo vs. Microsoft. microsoft. How long do people engage with your media and content? This is the question that publishers must answer to media companies. The longer people spend with a media property, the better it is for the brand, right? Not always. Long before Google existed, I worked for a search engine selling Internet advertising.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #37

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The Apple strategy tax - ars technica. " Apple 's rise in the last decade has been astounding. They went from being an also-company that made artsy alternatives to Microsoft machines, to. Apple has done amazing things in the last decade, but they've shown what I think is the first sign of trouble ahead: their new(ish) requirement that all content transactions that happen* on an iPad or iPhone will be subject to a 30% fee. apple. microsoft.