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Why User Experience Is Critical To Customer Relationships

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User experience is a priority that should, in some way, find a home within the design of any new-media strategy. This is part one of a limited series on the need for brands to employ UX in new-media strategies to improve customer experiences and engagement.With the explosion of social media and...
Why User Experience Is Critical To Customer Relationships

After Years Of Trying To Kill YouTube, Movie Studios Are Embracing & Profiting From It

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When the Betamax/VCR first came out, Hollywood insisted that it was pure evil and that it would be "the Boston Strangler" to the movie business. And, if you looked at how the devices were used at first, you could easily argue that the vast, vast majority of the usage was,...
After Years Of Trying To Kill YouTube, Movie Studios Are Embracing & Profiting From It

WellPoint buys online retailer of contact lenses 1-800 CONTACTS for $900m

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Health benefits giant WellPoint has acquired 1-800 CONTACTS, an online retailer of contact lenses and eyewear, from private equity firm Fenway Partners. The transaction will be financed from available cash on hand, WellPoint says. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but the Wall Street Journal reports (behind paywall)...
WellPoint buys online retailer of contact lenses 1-800 CONTACTS for $900m
Facebook to launch its own app store in the coming weeks

Why Every New Android or iOs Feature Is an Opportunity for Facebook

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From Google Events to the Nexus Q home entertainment device, Google announced some really cool new social-oriented mobile features and services on Wednesday at its Google I/O developers conference. Apple did much the same earlier this month at WWDC, its World Wide Developers Conference. Ironically, though, the more impressive the...
Why Every New Android or iOs Feature Is an Opportunity for Facebook

TechStars’ new Patriot Boot Camp: A 3 day program to help veterans and service members launch a company

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David Cohen of TechStars has just announced Patriot Boot Camp, an intense three-day program that hopes to educate and mentor US veterans and service members to innovate, build technology companies and create jobs. The overall goal is to help these men and women kickstart a company, find co-founders, and advance as entrepreneurs...
TechStars’ new Patriot Boot Camp: A 3 day program to help veterans and service members launch a company

Amazon to Expand its Android Appstore Internationally

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The Amazon Appstore for Android is going international. Developers that distribute through the Appstore are invited to start submitting apps for new markets such as the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Spain as of today, expanding Amazon’s global app footprint outside of the United States. It is a natural...
Amazon to Expand its Android Appstore Internationally

Facebook allows advertisers to choose Sponsored Stories placement in News Feed or mobile

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Facebook advertisers are now able to buy Sponsored Stories in News Feed and on mobile separately from other ad placements by using the Ads API or Power Editor tool, the company tells us. Previously, advertisers could not choose where their Sponsored Stories were shown, and they did not get a...
Facebook allows advertisers to choose Sponsored Stories placement in News Feed or mobile

Startup Act 2.0 Aims to Jumpstart the Economy

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Warner U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and three colleagues today introduced bipartisan legislation, Startup Act 2.0, to help jumpstart the economy through the creation and growth of new businesses and jobs.  It is based upon research showing that for close to three decades, companies less than five years old have...
Startup Act 2.0 Aims to Jumpstart the Economy

More Industry Bloodletting: Nokia To Cut 10,000 Jobs Over Next 18 Months

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The mobile space will see a shakeout of sorts over the next 18 months. Nokia, the Finland-based maker of mobile phones, announced Wednesday that it will cut 10,000 jobs from its worldwide workforce through the end of 2013, as it attempts to regain its once-dominant place in a market increasingly...
More Industry Bloodletting: Nokia To Cut 10,000 Jobs Over Next 18 Months

How to move from local e-government to collaborative e-governance

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What does it mean to be an e-citizen? Academic Claudia Megele explains how councils can make the most of technologyThe new opportunities afforded to local government by the rapid take up of social media mean councils should go beyond basic local e-government – where information and services are delivered through...
How to move from local e-government to collaborative e-governance

Report: Location-based mobile services have huge untapped potential worldwide

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There is a massive demand for location-based mobile services worldwide, according to the findings of a new TNS report, which found that the services are the most sought after by mobile users across the globe ‘Mobile Life‘, the firm’s latest report, concludes that almost two-thirds of mobile users that don’t...
Report: Location-based mobile services have huge untapped potential worldwide
Apple Makes 500k Jobs? Cloud Services Could Help Make 14 Million, With Half In China And India

Winning with a $1BN service design: the future of mobile is just starting!

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This sponsored post is produced by Harald Neidhardt (@hneidhardt), Founder & Curator of MLOVE Inc. “Oh Wow” – the mobile industry and venture community was taken by storm last week with the $1 billion dollar exit of Instagram to Facebook. With all the discussions about value and timing of the...
Winning with a $1BN service design: the future of mobile is just starting!
Nokia to provide incoming Seton Hall University freshman with Lumia 900
Video apps see growth from Open Graph integration
Tim Hwang Isn't A Lawyer, But He Plays One Online

Fab CEO Jason Goldberg On When To Go Big (He Should Know)

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In the last two weeks, the design flash-sale site has added five verticals and opened a site in Germany. Isn't that expanding kind of fast for a company that's not even a year old? Fab has been a busy bee recently. Last week, the flash-sale site launched five new verticals....
Fab CEO Jason Goldberg On When To Go Big (He Should Know)

Why Do The People Who Always Ask Us To 'Respect' Artists Seem To Have So Little Respect For Artists?

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Over the years, we've posted tons and tons of stories of content creators embracing the internet, exploring the new opportunities it creates and often profiting greatly from doing so. We regularly celebrate the great creativity from these artists, and cheer them on as they succeed and (sometimes) make lots of...
Why Do The People Who Always Ask Us To 'Respect' Artists Seem To Have So Little Respect For Artists?
Does console have a future?

Who Cares If Piracy Is 'Wrong' If Stopping It Is Impossible And Innovating Provides Better Solutions?

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It appears that the same arguments that many of us have been fighting for many, many years are suddenly playing themselves out again in the National Review Online. It started with a really fantastic article by Reihan Salam and Patrick Ruffini arguing that legislating to deal with "piracy" doesn't work...
Who Cares If Piracy Is 'Wrong' If Stopping It Is Impossible And Innovating Provides Better Solutions?
FCC ponies up $300M to bring broadband to rural America
Nokia axing 10K jobs, dropping 3 high-level execs

Hollywood & The RIAA Won't Let Tech Save Them

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We've discussed in the past how ridiculous it is to claim that there's a fight between "Hollywood and Silicon Valley." After all, the tech industry keeps creating the tools for Hollywood to succeed and broaden its market... and every time they do so, Hollywood responds by attacking those providing the...
Hollywood & The RIAA Won't Let Tech Save Them

Here's Why You Shouldn't Quit Yahoo (YHOO)

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Well here's something unexpected: current Yahoo employee Gil Yehuda just wrote a huge defense of Yahoo on Quora, chastising employees that are leaving the company because the tech media is trashing the company. Yehuda makes a very good point about why current Yahoos would be foolish to leave the company...
Here's Why You Shouldn't Quit Yahoo (YHOO)

New Facebook platform industry hires: TBG Digital, Spruce Media, Kontagent

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TBG Digital hired a marketing specialist, Spruce Media hired a media manager and Kontangent hired an engineering intern this week. If your company is hiring new people or making a notable promotion, please let us know. Email mail (at) insidefacebook (dot) com, and we’ll get it into our next post....
New Facebook platform industry hires: TBG Digital, Spruce Media, Kontagent

The Facebook Marketing Bible April 2012 Edition Is Now Available

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The new Timeline format for Facebook pages brings new opportunities for marketers and advertisers on the platform. Optimize your Facebook page for the new format with the April 2012 edition of the Facebook Marketing Bible: The Leading Resource for Marketing and Advertising on Facebook. In the April 2012 edition we...
The Facebook Marketing Bible April 2012 Edition Is Now Available

New Facebook platform industry hires: Kontagent, TBG Digital, BranchOut

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Social analytics company Kontagent hired an engineer, while TBG Digital and BranchOut hired marketing staff this week. If your company is hiring new people or making a notable promotion, please let us know. Email mail (at) insidefacebook (dot) com, and we’ll get it into our next post. Also, please note that...
New Facebook platform industry hires: Kontagent, TBG Digital, BranchOut

New Facebook platform industry hires: Kontagent, BLiNQ Media, PageLever, more

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If your company is hiring new people or making a notable promotion, please let us know. Email mail (at) insidefacebook (dot) com, and we’ll get it into our next post. Also, please note that information about most new hires, below, comes either from the companies themselves or from company updates...
New Facebook platform industry hires: Kontagent, BLiNQ Media, PageLever, more

New Facebook platform industry hires: Adaptly, AdParlor, TBG Digital, BranchOut

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Adaptly hired a VP this week, AdParlor added an engineer to its staff, and a few other companies in the Facebook platform industry hired developers and marketers. If your company is hiring new people or making a notable promotion, please let us know. Email mail (at) insidefacebook (dot) com, and...
New Facebook platform industry hires: Adaptly, AdParlor, TBG Digital, BranchOut
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