TV Makers Join Forces Against Smartphone Giants

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Description: The rise of Apple and Google in the smartphone market has pushed Nokia and Research In Motion to the brink of irrelevance. Now, television makers are scrambling to make sure the same does not happen to them. Source: www.nytimes.com Date: Sept 5, 2012 TV makers are wagering that mobile phone users hooked on consuming… Read more »

Political Campaigning with Technology

Posted by & filed under Obama, Presidential Campaign 2012, Romney, Social Media.

Description: A look at the way President Obama and Mitt Romney have been utilizing technology. Dan Simon reports. Source: www.cnn.com Date: Sept 5, 2012 Questions for discussion: What are various methods used to campaign digitally in 2012 presidential election? Do you feel that the candidate with the lead in technology will have a distinct advantage… Read more »

Mitt Romney 2012 campaign uses secretive data-mining

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Description: Mitt Romney’s success in raising hundreds of millions of dollars in the costliest presidential race ever can be traced in part to a secretive data-mining project that sifts through Americans’ personal information — including their purchasing history and church attendance — to identify new and likely, wealthy donors, Source: www.clarionledger.com Date: Aug 24, 2012… Read more »

Why Amazon Succeeds

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Description: Amazon’s (AMZN) earnings this past week are a sign of how corporate strategy has shifted. Amazon does things differently, but only as differently as Apple. What is their secret? Source: forbes.com Date: April 29, 2012 Like Apple, its platform is closely linked to a device (in this case the Kindle), and is tied into… Read more »

High-Speed Trading: My Laser Is Faster Than Your Laser

Posted by & filed under bandwidth, business models, Digital Policy, disruptive technology, market intelligence.

Description: A new fiber-optic cable being built across the Atlantic that will give a select number of high-frequency traders a tiny speed advantage in trading times between New York and London. Source: BusinessWeek .com Date: April 24, 2012 As of this morning, it appears someone will. A small company called Perseus Telecom, in partnership with… Read more »

Google readies competitor to Dropbox-like online storage services

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Description: Google is preparing to roll out a service to let consumers store photos and other content online, a source familiar with the matter said, pushing into a market now dominated by the likes of Dropbox and Box. Source: globe and mail .com Date: April 24, 2012 Google’s “cloud storage” offering will incorporate search capabilities… Read more »

Cut in E-Book Pricing by Amazon Is Set to Shake Rivals

Posted by & filed under Ecommerce, industry analysis, iPad, M-commerce, marketing.

Description: The government’s decision to pursue major publishers on antitrust charges has put the Internet retailer Amazon in a powerful position: the nation’s largest bookseller may now get to decide how much an e-book will cost, and the book world is quaking over the potential consequences. Source: nytimes .com Date: April 11, 2012 But publishers… Read more »