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Fortune names Steve Jobs the 'greatest entrepreneur'

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He tops a list that includes Gates, Bezos, Page, Brin, Schultz and Zuckerberg "Though he could be abusive and mean-spirited to people who threw themselves into their work on his behalf, Steve Jobs has been our generation's quintessential entrepreneur. Visionary. Inspiring. Brilliant. Mercurial." So writes Fortune's John Byrne in the...
Fortune names Steve Jobs the 'greatest entrepreneur'
Poptip polls take instant pulse of the tweeting masses

Ensuring Social Media ROI, Part Two: The 4 Functions of Social Media

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[Read part one, the overview here] We're Not Fighting, We Just Have Different Goals In blogs and blog comments there's some contentiousness about the goals and measurement of social media. The debate is simply a misunderstanding. There are multiple goals, purposes, or functions of social media, including brand management, new...
Ensuring Social Media ROI, Part Two: The 4 Functions of Social Media

Chinese Oreos are totally tubular

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When Kraft introduced Oreos to China in 1996, it was only moderately successful. They revisited the cookie with a lot of market research and came up with a bunch of different chapes, fillings, colors and recipes, eventually choosing several, providing that they preserved the "Oreo experience" of twisting the...
Chinese Oreos are totally tubular

Drunk woman pans her first experience with Windows 8 [video]

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Windows 8 can initially prove tough for consumers to use when sober, so it’s no surprise that getting hammered on tequila doesn’t make it any easier. But the good people at Three Sheets Market Research decided they’d give it a shot (or several shots, more accurately) by feeding tequila to an...
Drunk woman pans her first experience with Windows 8 [video]
Twitter launches 'Certified Products' to further encourage the apps it wants

YC-Backed Survata Wants To Replace Paywalls With Research-Friendly 'Surveywalls'

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Tell me if this sounds familiar: you’re checking out what’s new on the Wall Street Journal’s website, only to be stymied by a message saying the content you want to see is only available to paying subscribers. It seems like everyone has an opinion on paywalls, and even though there’s...
YC-Backed Survata Wants To Replace Paywalls With Research-Friendly 'Surveywalls'

U.S. State Department cancels $16.5M Kindle contract

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The U.S Department of State has withdrawn plans to place a US$16.5 million order on Amazon.com for its Kindle Touch devices along with content management, and logistics, stating that it intends to conduct additional market research and re-examine its requirements for the program....
U.S. State Department cancels $16.5M Kindle contract

Video: Social Media as Focus Group

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Companies turn to social media sites as cutting-edge market research departments....
Video: Social Media as Focus Group

How to Have a Great Life and a Great Business

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Check out this free 31-page PDF report called How to Have a Great Life and a Great Business (Especially if You’re Not the “Business” Type). It not only ties together the themes we’ve touched on so far in the Lateral Action Entrepreneur series, but also delivers practical ideas on...
How to Have a Great Life and a Great Business

Wall Street Beat: Hardware hits headwinds, software picture clears up

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While hardware and components makers face economic hurdles, the picture for software is getting brighter, according to earnings reports from major vendors and mid-year market research polls....
Wall Street Beat: Hardware hits headwinds, software picture clears up

Turns Out Apple Conducts Market Research After All

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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs notoriously shunned market research. He once quipped: "It isn't the consumer's job to know what they want." That was Apple's job....
Turns Out Apple Conducts Market Research After All

Foxconn Throws $1.6 Billion Into Sharp For Flatscreen Panels (AAPL)

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Apple manufacturer Foxconn is investing $1.6 billion in Sharp and committing to buying up to 50% of the company's flatscreen panels, reports Bloomberg. This could be a move on Foxconn's end to simply ensure that it has a decent supply for future products, such as the long-rumored Apple television....
Foxconn Throws $1.6 Billion Into Sharp For Flatscreen Panels (AAPL)
Pick1 Raises $1 Million For Opinions Database
Apple’s smartphone OS share hits all-time high in June, BlackBerry dips below 2%
IDC forecasts 1.16 billion smartphones shipped annually by 2016

80legs makes it even easier to crawl the Web like Google

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80legs launched last fall with the goal of offering Web crawling for the masses — in other words, it offered relatively cheap technology to help companies browse and index data from the Web, as giant companies like Google and Microsoft currently do to create their search engines. 80legs’ cheap technology...
80legs makes it even easier to crawl the Web like Google

VIDEO: Blackberry battles in tight US market

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Research in Motion, the Canadian manufacturer of the Blackberry, is losing struggling with falling sales....
VIDEO: Blackberry battles in tight US market

Android Is Apple’s Burger King

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While we see the iPad garnering much attention during its official launch, Android fans are rejoicing. Given how many good reviews there have been for the iPad, this may sound kind of strange. However, sometimes being second best can still be the basis for a fantastic business. I call this...
Android Is Apple’s Burger King

Want More Data and Analysis? Introducing Inside Network Research

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We know you’re always looking for more data and insights, and we know how quickly the social and mobile ecosystem can change. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the launch of Inside Network Research. Inside Network Research is an extension of our current research offerings with new monthly reports based...
Want More Data and Analysis? Introducing Inside Network Research

Inexpensive ebooks are nudging parents into reading digitally to their kids

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The following headline doesn’t quite pass the gut-check test, and isn’t precisely true, but is worth reading: “Half of Bedtime Stories Now Read on E-Books.” That is the title to a piece in SmartMoney, which notes a survey by The Reading Agency and Ipsos Mori, stating that just under 50%...
Inexpensive ebooks are nudging parents into reading digitally to their kids

Want More Data and Analysis? Introducing Inside Network Research

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We know you’re always looking for more data and insights, and we know how quickly the social and mobile ecosystem can change. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the launch of Inside Network Research. Inside Network Research is an extension of our current research offerings with new monthly reports based...
Want More Data and Analysis? Introducing Inside Network Research

Fiverr helps get things done for as little as $5, raises $15m from Accel and Bessemer

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Israeli startup Fiverr, which is building a global marketplace where people can buy and sell small services for as little as $5, has landed $15 million in funding from Accel Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. The company had previously raised $5 million in early-stage funding from Bessemer and angel investors...
Fiverr helps get things done for as little as $5, raises $15m from Accel and Bessemer
Realtime Polling Startup GoPollGo Begins To Show Real Business Potential With "Promoted Polls"

Apple's Lead Designer Jony Ive: 'Our Goal Isn't to Make Money' (AAPL)

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Apple's lead designer Jony Ive gave a speech at the British Embassy's Creative Summit, and Wired was on hand to pick up some of what he was talking about. Here are his best lines: "We are really pleased with our revenues but our goal isn't to make money. It sounds...
Apple's Lead Designer Jony Ive: 'Our Goal Isn't to Make Money' (AAPL)

Wall Street Beat: As markets rise, guarded optimism for IT

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Though IT trailed other sectors as market indices rose to milestone highs this quarter, some bright spots in earnings and market research reports this week indicate continuing confidence that things will go better for tech this year than in 2012....
Wall Street Beat: As markets rise, guarded optimism for IT
Apple's Jony Ive: 'really great design is hard'

Google attempts to revitalize market research with Consumer Surveys

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The tricky part is that Google Consumer Surveys is sort of a carrots and sticks method....
Google attempts to revitalize market research with Consumer Surveys

For Nest Thermostat, Gray Markets as Focus Group

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Nest, the sleek learning thermostat, is officially sold in only two countries, the United States and Canada. But it is being used in 65 countries. Its maker looks at the gray market as a market research opportunity....
For Nest Thermostat, Gray Markets as Focus Group

Everything about Blackberry's iPhone fighter

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Leak after leak has given us a pretty good look at Blackberry's upcoming savior devices and operating system. FORTUNE -- With its shares trading at a fraction of what they were five years ago and dwindling ownership of the smartphone market, Research in Motion desperately needs a hit with BlackBerry...
Everything about Blackberry's iPhone fighter
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