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8 Major Tech Predictions for 2013

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Only clairvoyants or perhaps Nate Silver can say with certainty what's on tap for technology next year--but here are eight educated predictions:  1. Social commerce margins collapse.   Why, you ask? Surely companies like Gilt Groupe, One Kings Lane, HauteLook, etc., are hot, hot, hot? I don't think so--at least, not...
8 Major Tech Predictions for 2013

Dollars, Sense, And 40 Billion Facebook Credits

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Editor’s note: Dean Alms is the VP of Marketing & Business Development at social entertainment company Milyoni. Follow him on Twitter @deanalms. Roughly 16 billion Facebook Credits were distributed and consumed in 2011. In 2012, I predict that the use of Facebook Credits will soar by three times to over...
Dollars, Sense, And 40 Billion Facebook Credits

The Levy flight

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Clay Shirky taught me this very cool mathematical concept that shows up in nature, and now in marketing and social media. An animal that forages will hang out in a small area, looking for nuts or berries, then will realize it has used up all the likely sources in this...
The Levy flight

Report: Blackberry Users Have iPhone And Android Envy

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Recent data collected via survey shows that Blackberry users are quite attracted to other smartphone platforms, especially Android and Apple’s iPhone.Some 40% of Blackberry users, according to CrowdScience, prefer the iPhone as their next smartphone purchase. Even more, some 32% of Blackberry users said that they would drop their Crackberry...
Report: Blackberry Users Have iPhone And Android Envy

London shoppers to get location-based mobile offers over free Wi-Fi service

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From tomorrow, shoppers in parts of  London will soon be able to receive mobile vouchers and offers from nearby stores in public Wi-Fi hotspots. In a move that may take a bite out of the existing mobile voucher market, Spectrum Interactive, independent provider of Wi-Fi has teamed up with Selective...
London shoppers to get location-based mobile offers over free Wi-Fi service

Philips Bows Out Of Consumer Electronics Business

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Philips, a brand well known for their televisions and optical media devices, is leaving the consumer electronics market and is now focusing on medical equipment and lighting. The company sold its CE business to the Japanese manufacturer Funai Electric Co. for $201 million. Like Cisco, Philips found the CE market...
Philips Bows Out Of Consumer Electronics Business
Look out Nike Fuel band, UnderArmour's fitness strap measures WILLPower!

Contact centers: Why do we hate them so?

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A good contact center experience — from calls to email support, and even live chat — is crucial to a company’s reputation, but also brand loyalty and future sales....
Contact centers: Why do we hate them so?

Study: The brand with the highest engagement rate on Facebook has only 14,500 fans

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A recent study by Socialbakers reveals that while FMCG (Fast moving consumer goods) brand pages have the highest number of fans on Facebook, it’s the Automotive brands that have the highest rates of engagement. Coca-Cola continues to top the FMCG category, as well as brands overall, with almost 41 million fans...
Study: The brand with the highest engagement rate on Facebook has only 14,500 fans

Oracle Buys Eloqua For $871 Million (ORCL)

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Oracle just bought software maker Eloqua for $871 million. Eloquoa makes cloud-based marketing and "revenue performance management" software. Massive enterprise companies like Oracle and SAP keep gobbling up more and more cloud-based software solutions for their clients so that those clients will have fewer reason to ever leave them. Here's...
Oracle Buys Eloqua For $871 Million (ORCL)

RT @SiegelGale: Potential huge impact on brand loyalty/engagement RT @michaelgass: How 5 Brands are Mastering Foursquare http://bit.ly/bw89HZ

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RT @SiegelGale: Potential huge impact on brand loyalty/engagement RT @michaelgass: How 5 Brands are Mastering Foursquare http://bit.ly/bw89HZ
Birchbox Invades Your Space with Birchbox Home
The Data Doesn't Lie: iOS Apps Are Better Than Android
Exent launches Android game subscription service for TVs (exclusive)
Xtime drives off with $23 million to make automotive services sleek, fast, and modern

Oracle Buys Involver

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Today we are excited to announce that we have signed an agreement for Oracle’s purchase of Involver and we expect the transaction to close in the summer of 2012. The proliferation of social media has changed the way that organizations and consumers interact.  Consumers want to have anytime access to...
Oracle Buys Involver

Apple's $707M, U.S. Sales Ban Filing Against Samsung Underscores One Of Apple's Biggest Concerns

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Late on Friday night in California, Apple made more legal filings against Samsung (we’ve embedded them below), in which it is requesting a further $707 million in damages related to the $1.05 billion verdict against Samsung in Apple’s patent case — and along with it, a request for a sales...
Apple's $707M, U.S. Sales Ban Filing Against Samsung Underscores One Of Apple's Biggest Concerns

iPhone again takes top spot in J.D. Power satisfaction survey

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For the seventh consecutive time, Apple has ranked highest among smartphone manufacturers in customer satisfaction, according to J.D. Power and Associates. The Cupertino-based company achieved a rating of 839 out of 1,000 possible points; the iPhone’s ease of use, features, physical design and battery life propelled the handset to...
iPhone again takes top spot in J.D. Power satisfaction survey

Fiksu raises $10M for mobile app marketing platform

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Fiksu has raised $10 million to expand the growth of its mobile app marketing platform. The second round of funding comes from Qualcomm and Charles River Ventures. Boston-based Fiksu will use it to expand its mobile app user acquisition platform. The company says it has seen a surge in global...
Fiksu raises $10M for mobile app marketing platform

iPhone 5 Returns Apple To Top Smartphone Spot In U.S.

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Although Android leads the pack in every single other country covered by the study, the iPhone's success can be put down to one thing: brand loyalty. Although Samsung knocked the iPhone off its perch as the most popular smartphone in the world earlier this month, the release of the...
iPhone 5 Returns Apple To Top Smartphone Spot In U.S.
Microsoft Surface: Three keys for success

How to speak college

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This sponsored post is produced by Ben Kosinski, founder of Sumpto. I cringe when I see some brands or companies trying to talk to college students. Cringe. That’s the problem; they’re talking to the college student. No one wants to be spoken to, let alone a 18-22 year old...
How to speak college

Social Curation Summit attracts expert curators and tastemakers -- July 31 in New York

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Join the industry’s leading curators, tastemakers, brand marketers, entrepreneurs and VCs at The Social Curation Summit on July 31 for sessions revolving around social news curation, brand loyalty, next-generation storytelling platforms and filtering. Attend expert panels, including Inspiration for DIY Communities, Leveraging Community for Curation & Commerce, The Social Media Mixtape, Artists on the...
Social Curation Summit attracts expert curators and tastemakers -- July 31 in New York

ZenDeals turns to cloud computing to eradicate invalid coupons

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We’ve all been there. We’ve got an item in our ecommerce shopping cart and are ready to check out, but before clicking the submit button, we notice an empty field. “Promo code.” It’s staring at us. Daring us to get the same item for a lower price. Obsessive compulsive,...
ZenDeals turns to cloud computing to eradicate invalid coupons

A Venture Capitalist's E-Commerce Shopping List

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Editor’s note: Sergio Monsalve is a Partner at Norwest Venture Partners where he is focused on early and growth investments in the digital media, mobile, and social areas. Follow him on Twitter.  E-commerce is one of the fastest-growing sectors in technology and is poised to get even hotter, with sales expected...
A Venture Capitalist's E-Commerce Shopping List

When It Comes To Phones, Men Are More Price-Sensitive (According to Vuclip)

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For its latest user survey, mobile video service Vuclip decided to look at the why people buy the phones they do — specifically, at the differences between men and women. And indeed, there was a real contrast between male and female respondents. When men were asked about the most important...
When It Comes To Phones, Men Are More Price-Sensitive (According to Vuclip)
Good Luck Building A Business In Today's Youth Market

Facebook Will Roll On, Even as GM Pulls Ads

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  General Motors Co. said on Tuesday that it would stop advertising on Facebook because the platform didn't generate enough sales. It is certainly not a great day for the social media giant, as it looks to float its initial public stock offering on Friday. Before you heed the naysayers, though, consider what Facebook...
Facebook Will Roll On, Even as GM Pulls Ads

Nothing said brand loyalty like being perched on a cliff.

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Nothing said brand loyalty like being perched on a cliff.

Droid Incredible 4G LTE review: Verizon gets an excellent smaller-sized Android phone

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It's hard to underestimate the value of brand loyalty. Just ask Verizon Wireless. It's with satisfied Incredible and Incredible 2 owners in mind that the carrier is promoting the Droid Incredible 4G LTE, a 4-inch, $149 device that -- as you may have guessed -- rides along VZW's fast...
Droid Incredible 4G LTE review: Verizon gets an excellent smaller-sized Android phone
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