Microsoft to Launch Microsoft Sway

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft is getting ready to launch a new site or service called Sway. Right now there’s no word from Microsoft officially about what this new product, service, or website will be. Registrant Organization: Microsoft Corporation. Admin Organization: Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft Buys 26 Contosoyams Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft is up to something. I’m not sure what, but I am really curious as to why Microsoft recently registered 26 domain names at once: all related to the word contosoyams.

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Microsoft Buys Domains with Hyphens, Skips Domains without Hyphens

Bill Hartzer

So, when I saw today that Microsoft registered two domain names with hyphens in them (multiple hyphens), and they didn’t purchase the domains without hyphens, I cringed. Just recently, Microsoft registered these two domain names. Registrant Organization: Microsoft Corporation.

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.

Microsoft Buys 8 Search Engine Optimization Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft has purchased eight domain names related to search engine optimization (SEO). I am not quite sure about the reasoning behind this move by Microsoft, the owner of the Bing.com search engine. It does not appear that any of the.com domains are owned by Microsoft at this point.

Facebook Updates Calls to Action on Pages, Recommendations, Local Events

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Get tickets to movies and events: For many new movies this fall, you can buy movie tickets straight from their Facebook pages via Fandango. Buy Tickets: Sell tickets with Eventbrite or Ticketmaster. Welcome to Facebook. Now Facebook wants to make sure you never have to leave.

Nine Winning Digital Marketing Strategies From The B2B World

Webbiquity SMM

An additional benefit of interactive content is how it can be used in different stages of the customer’s buying cycle to drive conversion. Guest post by Cheryl Joy. According to recent research from Forrester, digital marketing spend in the US will reach $120 billion by 2021.

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The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Based in Minneapolis, Abby is Senior Manager Creative Services at Best Buy, and also Board President at FamilyWise, a non-profit organization that provides programs for families that encourage self-determination, self-sufficiency, and healthy family lifestyles.

Is LinkedIn a Sign of What’s to Come for Social Media Networks? | Social You Should Know

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Microsoft and LinkedIn made big headlines this week, while social networks continue to expand their advertising features. Microsoft Buys LinkedIn – A Sign of Things to Come? By now, you’ve probably heard the news that Microsoft bought LinkedIn for a whopping 26 billion dollars.

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!

Google: The search party is not over

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Once Microsoft grew into a mature company, its stock has been fairly flat for the last decade after experiencing outstanding growth in the 1990's and many feel that Google's stock will fall into this trap.

The Year Of More

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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. Look no further than your weekly Best Buy circular to see how almost all new television sets are what they are calling "Internet ready" (aka networked). best buy. microsoft.

Does QR stand for Quasi-Ridiculous? (an analysis)

Convince & Convert

And marketers are buying it in bulk. I’m as guilty (probably more so) than you, as we included 22 Microsoft Tags (QR’s urbane, proprietary cousin) in our book The NOW Revolution. I understand QR codes are the new “it&# thing, the Taylor Lautner of calls-to-action.

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 billion to buy Skype. "Since 2008, his company, Helferich Patent Licensing , has filed 23 suits against companies ranging from Best Buy Co. best buy. microsoft. Things are about to get a whole lot more stupid.

The Customer Is (Not) Always Right

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People like Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos and the author of the best-selling business book, Delivering Happiness ) built his first business on making customers happy (the company was LinkExchange - which he sold to Microsoft for $265 million) and pushed the concept even further with Zappos (the online shoe store), which was also sold (but this time to Amazon was over one billion dollars). microsoft.

Selling Developers Was Easy. Windows 8's Big Challenge Will be Selling Press

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I noticed some very interesting things this time though, at my very first Microsoft conference. The Press just aren't converted yet, and despite Microsoft's new focus on marketing as Steve Ballmer committed to today, they have some work to do. Most of these "surfaces" are running OS X.

The Problem With Time Spent

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This is not about Google vs. Facebook vs. Yahoo vs. Microsoft. media buying. 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

Microsoft Advertising Podcast: Insights - 15 Minutes With David.

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Major Social Media Acquisitions: 3 Must-Reads

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Salesforce Buys Buddy Media To Ride Social Media Marketing Wave. By Trefis Team Salesforce.com has agreed to buy Buddy Media, a leading social media marketing platform for $689 million in cash and equity. Billion Yammer Buy, Microsoft’s Social Enterprise Strategy Takes Shape.

What Humans Want Vs. The Chatbot Struggle

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She explained that, while retailers fawn over the latest glitzy gadget, hoping it'll catch on as the next big thing, people just want to buy stuff as quickly and easily as possible.". With that, we have the challenge of companies like Facebook and Microsoft and many others (including agencies like ours ) talking up the value, merits and opportunities of chatbots. microsoft. Do you think that chatbots are the future?

We Have No Idea If Online Ads Work

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From the article: "In 2013, Randall Lewis of Google and Justin Rao of Microsoft released the paper On the Near Impossibility of Measuring the Returns on Advertising. Derek Thompson at The Atlantic dubs it the '' I-was-gonna-buy-it-anyway problem.''" microsoft. Are you doing pure branding or are you trying to make something else happen?

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T-Commerce And The Rise Of Tablet Shopping

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After buying a tablet, 29% of tablet owners claimed they stopped surfing the Internet via their PC and/or laptop. When that happens, you are more likely to buy and try new experiences. Look no further than Microsoft 's leap back in hardware production with their upcoming tablet, Surface. microsoft. Does it matter which device a consumer uses to connect with a brand?

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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. So, how did Google and Microsoft fare with their announcements? Unfortunately, Google and Microsoft sounded eerily similar to DEVCON 2010 when RIM (makers of BlackBerry ) announced the launch of their tablet device, PlayBook. Microsoft's Surface is said to be coming soon as is Google's tablet, Nexus 7. microsoft.

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Connect The Dots Marketing

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Technology such as Google Assistant for Home , Amazon Alexa for Echo , chatbots and software development kits from Microsoft , Soundhound and others will make this possible. No longer trying to figure out which keywords and text will get people to click, but rather how to buy media and engage against voice-initiated searches will create an entirely new industry in marketing. microsoft. Are we seeing the bigger picture?

From Atoms To Bits To Atoms

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You can't exactly buy the parts at Home Depot. 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. microsoft. Something amazing happened this past Sunday. A spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida and is on its way to the International Space Station carrying close to one thousand pounds of supplies.

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Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #68

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Does that mean News Corp will buy RIM and Yahoo and launch the Fox tablet? When our cable companies were going to become content producers, and telephone/Internet companies started buying television stations and newspapers? microsoft.

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List of Brand-Side Corporate Social Strategists: Twitter Edition

Webbiquity SMM

Manager of Customer Success and Community Program at Cisco WebEx Technology group. • Steven Tedjamulia – Head of Social Commerce Innovation at Dell. • Alison Bolen – Editor, blogs and social content at SAS Institute. • Marty Collins – Director of Emerging Media at Microsoft. • Mark Yolton – Senior Vice President – SAP Community Network at SAP. • Brian Ellefritz – Sr. Marketing Manager, Emerging Media, US Integrated Marketing Programs, Microsoft Corp. • Jacob Mullins – Sr.

A great opportunity for Nokia that no one has mentioned…

The Way of the Web

For a full and complete analysis of how far Nokia have floated up the creek without any propulsion, Tomi Ahonen is as comprehensive as ever in his figures, predictions, and critical analysis of Microsoft and Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.

How Facebook is Slowly Strangling Twitter

Convince & Convert

Facebook buys Instagram, which becomes far larger. Twitter launches a one-click buy button. Twitter buys Periscope and builds it into a popular service. Is Facebook the New Microsoft? This series of mirrored moves is right out of the Microsoft playbook of the 80s and 90s.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #374

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Did This Book Buy Its Way Onto The New York Times Bestseller List? microsoft. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

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 don’t just buy an MP3 player, I like the Company Page, I review the product, I share the features, and I connect with customer support.

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Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #367

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When Soviet Gearheads Built The Sportscars They Couldn't Buy - Jalopnik. "If If you want some power cars and can't buy things from the other side of the Iron Curtain, what are you gonna do? microsoft. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

5 Reasons Your Business Absolutely Needs To Consider the Bing Network

Jason Yormark

Bing powers some of Microsoft’s leading innovations, from Cortana to voice search in Xbox One, from the search experiences in Windows 10, to searching directly in Office so you stay focused on doing, not finding. All reasons to seriously consider the Bing Network in your online ad buys.

New Call-to-Action Button Options for Facebook Pages

Jon Loomer

But now Facebook is partnering with several services to allow businesses to offer a seamless experience for buying a meal, purchasing tickets or booking an appointment. Microsoft Bookings.

Social Reach: Size Does Matter

Jason Yormark

Almost 3 years ago a bomb dropped on me when Microsoft laid me off. I was fortunate however to have a decent enough severance package to buy me the time to focus on myself. 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.

B2B Marketers Are Humans, Too

Convince & Convert

Last year, Microsoft ramped up its content with Microsoft Stories , a site offering a journalistic look at the employees and products that make up the tech company. Image via Microsoft Stories.

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Is YouTube Part Of Your Social Media Strategy?

Jason Yormark

Such as the winning entry in the 2007 Microsoft Company Meeting Lip Sync Contest. Buy Some Social Media Today! YouTube just turned 6 today and they released some staggering statistics ( source link ): -3 billion views per day (up 50% in the past 12 months). -48

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

Stay N' Alive

Image via CrunchBase 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.

Why I Returned My New Macbook Air and Replaced it With a Chromebook

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As I''m buying new products (I don''t get free stuff like some bloggers ;-)), I''m finding the things that used to be important in products just aren''t any more. Yesterday I packed up the Macbook Air I bought last week and was so excited about, headed over to Best Buy, and returned it.

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.