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 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. This is going to be especially true for brands that sell their products and services through third-parties (like retailers or value-added resellers).

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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. Facebook Will Be 50% Of Online Retail By 2015: Infographic. apple. microsoft. retail. Facebook continues to grow, change, add, adapt and connect us all (whether you like it or not).

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.

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. Touching, twisting and multi-gesture on tablets will elevate the online shopping experience, bringing it fairly close to a physical retail experience. microsoft.

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Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

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Business Resources from Mashable: – HOW TO: Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business – How Social Data & Mobile Tech Can Improve the Retail Experience – 5 Creative [.]

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Does Too Much Technology Make Us Bored?

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Last week I had to take my MacBook Pro in to the Apple store. Her voice said, “Sure,” but then she proceeded to make me feel as uncomfortable as I’ve ever felt in a retail outlet. Neither did most of the Apple staff I encountered that day, as I noted earlier.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #129

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The Wheel of Karma, Microsoft Division - The Atlantic. "Steve Sinofsky's widely publicized departure from Apple in the wake of the Maps debacle has been discussed plenty. "Creativity meets retail meets books. apple.

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Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?

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Whittemore Wiggly Wigglers Wiggly Podcast Podcasting Retail United Kingdom C.B. Whittemore Wiggly Wigglers Wiggly Wigglers Blog Blog / Blogging Retail United Kingdom C.B.

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

Convince & Convert

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.

Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing

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link] How Social Data and Mobile Tech Can Improve the Retail Experience [.]

38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

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A free app for Apple iOS devices that enables users to manage multiple social media accounts at once. Gmail Backup ) to harder but free (forward to an email client such as Microsoft Outlook) to other slightly more involved but still free alternatives.

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5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics

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Apple: Access to Contacts Will Require Explicit Permission. More Rumors Indicate Existence Of Smaller, 8-Inch Apple iPad. ← Previous Story Next Story → Google: No, Were Not Launching Retail Stores Yet WikiLeaks Suspect Bradley Manning to Be Arraigned Feb. Apple. Microsoft. apple. microsoft. Top Stories Photo & Video Galleries Top Lists Trending Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video More Topics.

First Look: Starbucks Digital Network Is Here

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Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Apple Social media MARKETING 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! View More » Tech What Apple Might Announce Today [PRED. Apple Store Is Down: New Macbook Air.

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What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Business News Advertising & Marketing Small Business Advice Career Development Money & Finance Business Apps Now Trending : Facebook Status Updates Tell the Story of Romance Gone Awry [INFOGRAPHIC] October 28, 2010 Ben Parr View Comments What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing email share email share Do you like this story? View More » Apple iOS 4.2

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HOW TO: Gain Twitter Influence

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Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Social Media News Twitter Facebook Foursquare YouTube MySpace Google Microsoft Humor & Culture Now Trending : iPhone Versus Android: Nielsen Delivers the Numbers [STATS] November 2, 2010 Sarah Kessler View Comments HOW TO: Gain Twitter Influence email share email share Do you like this story? Apple to Triple Length of iTunes Song. View More » Apple iOS 4.2

3 Tips for Maximizing Engagement With Facebook Likes and Shares

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Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Social Media News Twitter Facebook Foursquare YouTube MySpace Google Microsoft Humor & Culture Now Trending : Windows Phone 7 Now Available in the U.S. Example of an Effective Application of Both “Like&# and “Share:&# Specialty outdoor retailer Giantnerd recently published data showing how social sharing has doubled traffic from Facebook.

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

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Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Business News Advertising & Marketing Small Business Advice Career Development Money & Finance Business Apps Now Trending : iPhone Versus Android: Nielsen Delivers the Numbers [STATS] November 2, 2010 Amy-Mae Elliott View Comments What to Consider When Building an In-House Social Media Team email share email share Do you like this story? Apple to Triple Length of iTunes Song.

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Asperger's and IT: Dark secret or open secret?

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Industry - Automotive - Defense/Aerospace - Energy/Utilities - Financial - Health Care - Retail - Transportation - Travel - Manufacturing. Microsofts (un)secret weapon for winning the BI battle. Microsoft scales out SQL Server 2008, wants to democratize BI. Best Practices: Migrate from Lotus Notes to Microsoft Exchange & SharePoint. Microsofts (un)secret weapon for winning the BI battle. Microsoft scales out SQL Server 2008, wants to democratize BI.

The Best Video Content About the Greatest Feeling on Earth

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That being said, the negotiations often end well since the synergies are there: The musicians (and the labels) get exposed to new audiences while the Guitar Center gets content to share that supports the brand experience and even drives retail. Image via Guitar Center. “I

It’s Not About Social Anymore

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The data proves it out and so do retailers, consumers and manufacturers. Dell in so many words has admitted it and Microsoft with its rollout of its own tablet to compete directly with Apple has validated it.

Can You Trust Your Blog to the Cloud – The Pros and Cons

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Microsoft, Apple, Rackspace, Starbucks, McDonalds, IBM and even Amazon offer it. Everything’s going smashingly well, your site has amazing uptime backed by one of the world’s biggest retailers and your tribe is loving it. This is a guest post by Matthew Setter.

Content Is No Longer King: Curation Is King

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See Also: THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Even With Impressive ROIC, Stock Might Reach New Lows Watch Out Data Hogs: Verizon To Join AT&T With Its Own Tiered Data Plans Foursquare Is Going To Tell You Where To Eat Pretty Soon "Content is King" -- no longer. Apple And Google Battle For.

‘Fourth Transformation’ book: Brace for impact

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Apple has 600 developers working on this and plans a major release in late 2017 or beyond. As you read along, you find yourself largely agreeing with the authors’ conclusions that entertainment, retail shopping and other sectors will soon be transformed in fundamental ways.

Top 50 USA Websites for November 2010

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According to comScore, “November marked the official start of the holiday shopping season, sending Americans swarming retail and coupon sites to take advantage of early deals and promotions. Microsoft Sites 175,731,000. Apple Inc.

Digital Natives in Our Midst | Advice and Opinion

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Apple iPhone 3G This, RIM BlackBerry Bold That: How Important is 3G REALLY? Apple. microsoft. Apple iPhone 3G This, RIM BlackBerry Bold That: How Important is 3G REALLY? Why Microsoft Should Bring Facebook-like Look to SharePoint. The Microsoft Muse. Accenture, Avanade and Microsoft. Microsoft System Center - Designed For Big. 100,000 retail value.

Top 50 USA Web Properties for April 2009

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with 149 million visitors and Microsoft with 126.5 Sites 149,118 3 Microsoft Sites 126,452 4 AOL LLC 107,469 5 Fox Interactive Media 87,830 6 Ask Network 73,491 7 eBay 72,899 8 FACEBOOK.COM 67,481 9 Wikimedia Foundation Sites 65,461 10 Amazon Sites 62,730 11 Apple Inc. comScore, Inc. NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, has released its monthly list of consumer activity on the top 50 web properties in the USA.