Are Startups The Future Of Media?

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Yes, players like Apple and Google nudge the landscape, but only a little (at this moment in time). This past week, iMedia posted a blog item titled, 9 startups that marketers will love. Sure, some of these startups were interesting. Sure, some of these startups will succeed. Sure, some of these startups will fail (in fact, if we look at the statistics, the majority of them will fail). apple. startup. Who holds the future of media in their hands?

Comparing Apples To BlackBerrys

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Many think RIM is faltering because they aren't innovating like Apple or Google ( Android is a Google initiative). RIM is a technology company that has evolved (quickly) from an entrepreneurial startup into a global business, and those two entities are diametrically opposed. Comparing Apple to RIM is like comparing Jay-Z to The Beatles. Apple's Steve Jobs is a unique individual. Research In Motion had a tough week last week.

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The Digital Reality

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Apple is banking that by the end of this month, we''ll be willing to leap from our pockets to our wrists. It was first announced that Google was pumping $500 million into this startup that was attempting to develop a new way for users to interact with technology. apple watch.

Embrace The Shift Away From Stuff - Strategy Magazine Column

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In the blink of an eye, the downloading/stealing/wanting-singles-and-not-albums concerns have been completely obliterated because of services like Spotify , Apple Music and Tidal. Perhaps the best question marketers can ask themselves when facing a future free of stuff is this: If you had to quit your current company and build a startup in the same vertical, how would you build it? apple. apple music. startup.

Is Marketing About To Get Really Creepy Or Really Good?

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Apple acquired a company last week. On March 23rd, 2013, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple acquired a company called WiFiSLAM for an estimated $20 million (not bad for a two year old company with just a handful of employees that includes some ex-Googlers). This is more than a defensive move for Apple. Many see this as a defensive move for Apple to grab the mapping of the inside spaces while Google continues to map the oceans and the arctic. apple.

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The Inferior Brand

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Not everyone works for Apple. Sure, there are challenger brands, startups and more that have the potential to find their niche, build a market and be the quintessential contender, but there is a very real reality that most people don''t like to face: your brand may, in fact, be inferior. apple. startup. Not everyone has a brand like Google. In fact, the vast majority of us probably don''t work for the superstar brand in our industry.

The Billion Dollar Branding Play

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When Samsung was fined close to one billion dollars and forced to pay Apple damages after a patent infringement trial in August of 2012, there were some interesting discussions online about what this all meant. The jury found that critical features of the Samsung smartphones and tablets design were copied from Apple''s iPhone and iPad. apple. startup. What is Yahoo going to do with Tumblr? What is Tumblr going to become with Yahoo?

Kimberly-Clark uses social quiz to woo talent

BOO ve over Silicon Valley , Austin , TECH xas, and the Big Apple ; welcome original thinkers to Neenah, Wisconsin , where young creative chemical and product engineers can find the job of their dreams. A re you an original thinker?

5 Often Untapped Strategies of Early Adopter Marketing

Akamai Marketing

Whether you’re a startup, a movement or a personality, you need these early adopters. This is one reason why Apple’s early emphasis on design caught on with early adopters, they loved the elegance of the product and interface, the art of the experience. Marketing start-ups StartupsAh, the early adopter. Their the people who grab on to things first, they start trends and they are influencers in their respective communities.

How to Run Windows on your Mac


Any Intel based Mac computer is equipped with the Apple Boot Camp software, which will allow you to install and run another operating system, such as Windows 7 for example, on your Mac computer. Boot Camp requires the user to boot into the operating system during startup.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #99

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Startups, this is how design works. Wells Riley has a great (and well-designed) guidebook for startups that need to understand the fundamentals of design. Rams is best-known for his design work at Braun (and for being a heavy influence on Jony Ive - Apple 's superstar designer. apple. startup. startups this is how design works. 93Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #45

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Inside Apple's Q2 Numbers - Monday Note. "An analysis of the continuing extraordinary financial performance of Apple." apple. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

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Adapt Or Die

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We live in interesting times (to steal a turn of phrase from the ancient Chinese curse ) but it's not so easy to make the pivot that Eric Ries writes about in his business book, The Lean Startup when you're not a lean startup but a business that's been around the block (and has the scars to prove it). Your channels of innovation aren't nimble enough to beat a fresh startup. apple. the lean startup. Do you like the saying, "adapt or die" ?

Adventures In Visiting Google, Facebook And Apple In Silicon Valley

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Was at Google last week in Silicon Valley and spent some time at Facebook and Apple as well. Even the waiters are working on a startup. Tags: apple. 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

The Secret Life Of Social Media

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With close to 500 million users and growing, WhatsApp is, in its purest form, BlackBerry Messenger (which, of course, is now available for Android and Apple users as well) that works on any mobile device and any mobile carrier. While they have not been acquired for hundreds of millions of dollars (yet), the San Francisco based startup Secret (that was founded by two former Google and Square employees) is getting tons of attention, followers and fans. apple.

The Start-Up Of You

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During these past few years, we've also seen some of the most interesting companies flourish and grow ( Apple , Facebook , Lululemon , Amazon , Twitter and more), we've seen medical advancements at an unprecedented pace and the introduction of new technologies that will forever change our future. apple. the startup of you. Welcome to Generation Flux. The January 2012 cover story of Fast Company magazine was all about Generation Flux.

5 Events for Busy Entrepreneurs Who Love Traveling


When and Where: Events organized by the Film and Culture Group of New York City tend to be focused in and around Manhattan but take place several times each month all over the Big Apple. Photo Credit:

5 Events for Busy Entrepreneurs Who Love Traveling


When and Where: Events organized by the Film and Culture Group of New York City tend to be focused in and around Manhattan but take place several times each month all over the Big Apple. Photo Credit:

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #274

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It used to be that when the tech giants liked something they saw in a startup, they would just buy them. Forget all of the major car companies that are eying this space, both Google and Apple are opening the coffers for this kind of talent. The startup world's grind for talent is starting to look like the pro sports' worlds grind for the best athletes. apple.

2 Google Demo Day award winners

Target audience: Startups, entrepreneurs, technologists, innovators, businesses, digital marketers, educators, journalists, Web publishers. Two of the startups won the top awards and garnered special praise, and I got to interview one of the startup’s founders.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #310

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BC Startups: The Government Is Not Your Friend - Ben Fox - Medium. Anyone considering loans, tax credits, or other government incentives for a startup needs to read this carefully." If you haven't heard of them, go buy Fully Completely or Up To Here or Road Apples and see what you've been missing. road apples. startup. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

Clay Shirky Is Back (And He's Taking On China)

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Here's something to think about: A company named Xiaomi (which translates as "little rice" from Mandarin) has managed to become the most valuable startup ever, by becoming the third largest manufacturer of smartphones (just behind Samsung and Apple ) in only five years.

10 Quotes on the Apple iPad and the Business of News

Adam Sherk

Apple has proven over and over that when it comes to media, part of having a simple interface with consumers is having a simple price plan. Apple takes chunks of the revenue from those first two options.)

The New Electricity

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By the same token, it's equally hard to imagine that companies like RIM , Kodak and Nokia are struggling to find true relevance with consumers as startups like Instagram , Pinterest and Fab capture the customer's attention. 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. apple.

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Kickstart Your Own Economy

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Kickstarter is a New York startup that was founded in April 2009. Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs. Tags: apple. Can you test the market for a product without ever producing it? CW&T is a self-described, "teeny design studio in Brooklyn" that is basically a two-person operation - designers Che-Wei Wang and Taylor Levy. I have a certain kinship with these two because we all love the Pilot Hi-Tec C pen, which unfortunately aren't readily available in North America.

Would You Sacrifice Your Privacy For A $5 Gift Card?

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Location analytics startup Placed convinced those people to download a mobile app that tracks them wherever they go, 24/7, in exchange for accumulating $5 and $10 gift cards over time, as well as being eligible for drawings of bigger ticket items, like an Apple iPad.

Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Tests ‘Save for Later’ Reading Feature, Twitter Beefs Up Security

The Realtime Report

After hacking incident, social startup Buffer boosts security measures – social media management app Buffer has introduced two-factor authentication to boost security for users (AllThingsD).

Facebook’s IPO: 5 Must-Reads


But Facebook has many of the traits that made Apple, Microsoft, and Google great in the long run. Here are your 5 must-reads on Facebook’s IPO that we don’t want you to miss. Facebook IPO? Facebook future? Bright.

47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

61% of startups use social media for marketing. ( Even more surprising, only six brands – Apple, GE, HP, Coca-Cola, SAP and IBM – have CMOs with 10,000 or more followers. Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. 70% of the U.S.

50 Inspiring Tech Savvy Leaders Over 50

Janet Fouts

Rackspace’s Startup Liaison Officer, who grew up in Silicon Valley, brings you technology news, videos, and opinions. Former chief evangelist of Apple. You know what? I’m tired of hearing people say “I’m over 50, too old to understand this stuff” or similar balderdash. I’m over 50 and I get it, so can you! I’ve worked with and learned from some pretty amazing people who are just as old or older and way savvier than I am.

Google Files for Trademark on the Word Glass

Bill Hartzer

For example, The Atlantic mentions some interesting attempts by other companies: Apple has tried to trademark the word “startup.” ” Apple and Amazon have faced off in court over the use of the term “app store.”

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

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The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Lastly, if you’re using Instapaper in the Apple/iOS ecosystem, it can stream saved videos to your TV using AirPlay.” — Re/code. Marketing Insider Group (Startup).

5 Tips for Great Content Curation

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How to create mobile-friendly content with Google’s AMP

A lot has been said about Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) and how it affects business owners, startups and digital marketers. AMP, like Facebook’s Instant Articles and Apple’s Apple News, is designed to reduce bounce rates and improve users’ social media experience.

What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics

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Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing

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Should You Outsource Your Social Media Efforts?

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HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers

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