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THE SMART WATCH; A SMART MOVE?

THE SMART WATCH; A SMART MOVE?

THE SMART WATCH; A SMART MOVE?   It seems that 2013 will close with the arrival of the smart watch; a competition headed by electronics giant Samsung. The world’s best-selling smartphone maker in the world, Samsung, has just released the Galaxy Gear; one of the very first smart watches ever made. The Galaxy Gear is […]

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TWITTER’S AND FACEBOOK’S NEW VIDEO SERVICES

TWITTER’S AND FACEBOOK’S NEW VIDEO SERVICES

TWITTER’S AND FACEBOOK’S NEW VIDEO SERVICES   Stagnation is definitely not what defines social media. Moving, changing, evolving – this is what best describes this expanding ecosystem of countless apps. Just five months ago, Twitter introduced yet another brand new app; Vine – a short-video service allowing users to record 6 seconds of film before […]

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Posted in: Facebook, Social Media Applications, Social Media Opportunities, Twitter

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BLACKBOARD Inc.; HOW IT USED TWITTER TO ENHANCE ITS BUSINESS

BLACKBOARD Inc.; HOW IT USED TWITTER TO ENHANCE ITS BUSINESS

BLACKBOARD Inc.; HOW IT USED TWITTER TO ENHANCE ITS BUSINESS   Blackboard Inc., a company that provides enterprise software to various organizations, with a strong focus on education software for education providers, is the subject of an interesting example of how a business-to-business company used social media to reach its business goals. The company focused […]

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Posted in: Social Media Applications, Social Media Cases, Social Media Implementation, Social Media Opportunities, Twitter

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OBJECTS ARE GETTING SMARTER AND SMARTER! Part 1

OBJECTS ARE GETTING SMARTER AND SMARTER! Part 1

OBJECTS ARE GETTING SMARTER AND SMARTER! Part 1   Smart objects are a field that is only expanding. You may think of your smartphone when I say smart object, and you are right, but the world of smart objects expands much beyond what you know of and what you use. In fact, many of you […]

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Social Media Quote – Alistair Rennie

Social Media Quote – Alistair Rennie

Social media quote – Rennie ‘What is a social business? It’s an organization that integrates social technologies with critical business processes to improve the productivity of its workforce and create exceptional customer service.’ Alistair Rennie, General Manager, Social Business, IBM   Alistair Rennie makes two very important points in regards to social media and business; two points that […]

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Posted in: Social Media Implementation, Social Media Opportunities, Social Media Quotes

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PRIZE4LIFE – AN EXAMPLE OF THE POWER OF CROWD SMARTS

PRIZE4LIFE – AN EXAMPLE OF THE POWER OF CROWD SMARTS

PRIZE4LIFE – AN EXAMPLE OF THE POWER OF CROWD SMARTS Prize4Life, a non-profit organization that focuses on accelerating the discovery of treatments and cures for ALS – Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a neurodegenerative disease also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease – is the subject of a successful social media case study. In 2006, the organization leveraged […]

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NETFLIX AND BLOCKBUSTER; HOW DID ONE BECOME FAR MORE COMPETITIVE THAN THE OTHER?

NETFLIX AND BLOCKBUSTER; HOW DID ONE BECOME FAR MORE COMPETITIVE THAN THE OTHER?

NETFLIX AND BLOCKBUSTER; HOW DID ONE BECOME FAR MORE COMPETITIVE THAN THE OTHER?   The story between Netflix and Blockbuster is a story of success and failure. Once a giant in the movie rental business, Blockbuster is today nothing but a distant memory. Its successor and then competitor for decades, Netflix, is, on the very […]

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NAKED WINES; THE STORY OF A NAKED BUSINESS

NAKED WINES; THE STORY OF A NAKED BUSINESS

NAKED WINES; THE STORY OF A NAKED BUSINESS   This is an interesting name, but a far more interesting story lies behind to learn what can be done with social media in business. Naked Wines is an online business that integrates a bit of ‘eBay’, a bit of ‘Groupon’, a bit of ‘twitter’ and a […]

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HOOTSUITE; WHAT, WHO AND WHY?

HOOTSUITE; WHAT, WHO AND WHY?

HOOTSUITE; WHAT, WHO AND WHY?   Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. That is all we keep hearing about. But social media is much more. A plethora of tools awaits the entrepreneurial mind who seeks to take advantage of the many business opportunities social media provides. HootSuite is one amongst these key social media tools, although probably less […]

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ELANCE; WHAT, WHO AND WHY?

ELANCE; WHAT, WHO AND WHY?

ELANCE; WHAT, WHO AND WHY?   Freelance platforms are a breakthrough in the outsourcing of programmers, designers, writers, translators, marketers, researchers, admin contractors and many other skills. They are online marketplaces that provide cost-effective ways of hiring capable freelancers or contractors locally or globally for a range of different duties. Elance is one of them […]

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