China Will Soon Become Apple’s Most Important Market

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Description: Apple CEO Tim Cook is currently visiting China to strengthen relations with the country’s mobile players. The visit comes after a nearly 3 month delay to roll out iPhone 5 to the worlds largest mobile market. Source: TechCrunch Date: January 10th, 2013 Tim Cook would like to get Apple on a faster boat to… Read more »

Europe Will Likely Force Google to Change Search Practices

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Description: The European Union has been investigating Google for the past 2 years because of complaints received by competitors. After much review it appears that the American giant will have to change the way it conducts search in Europe. Source: Reuters Date: January 10th, 2013 Google will be forced to change the way its search… Read more »

Why Everyone Suddenly Loves The Phablet

Posted by & filed under Apple, branding, digital divide, disruptive technology, industry analysis, iPad, Phablet, smartphones.

Description: Just when the smartphone saturation in the developing world seems to be near, a new device has found its niche. The Phablet (part phone, part tablet) apparently offers solutions to the problems here and in the developing world. Source: Fast Company Date: January 10th, 2013 Big screens equal big bucks. That’s what Samsung realized… Read more »

Blogger Makes $333,000 Online in One Day

Posted by & filed under blogging, branding, business models, Entrepreneurship, freemium, newspapers on-line, online advertising, social impacts.

Description: An influential blogger has rallied his loyal fans and made $333,000 from home in about a day. No, you likely can’t replicate this model anytime soon. Source: Mashable Date: January 3rd, 2013 It may sound like the first line of a particularly fiendish piece of spam. But a blogger has now in fact brought in… Read more »

Twitter Rumored To Be Preparing For 2014 IPO

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Description: Rumors are circulating about a possible Twitter IPO in 2014. What’s the initial valuation? $11 billion. Source: FastCompany Date: January 4, 2013 An analytic report from a firm used to sizing up businesses on their way to an IPO is suggesting that Twitter will float in 2014. Greencrest Capital, which has been vocal in its support of recent… Read more »

Online Holiday Spending Tops $40 Billion for First Time Ever

Posted by & filed under Analytics, data analytics, e-payment, Ecommerce, industry analysis.

Description: The data has been tallied and the results are in: e-commerce saw growth across all major shopping days during the holiday season in 2012. Source: Mashable Date: January 3rd, 2013 U.S. consumers spent $42.3 billion online during the holiday season, the first time online spending has ever topped $40 billion for that time period, according to… Read more »

Rhythmia Medical Maps A Better 3-D Picture Of A Beating Heart–From The Inside

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Description: Electrophysiology is a $2.5 billion space and it’s growing quickly with the help of digital innovation. Boston Scientific’s latest new heart mapping and navigation tools are among the most recent innovations. Source: FastCompany Date: October 26, 2012 Heart conditions show up as irregularities in the organ’s electrical routine. Heart surgeons and physicians sometimes check in… Read more »

I Banned All Internal E-Mails at My Company for a Week

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Description: Internal emails can help teams communicate and accomplish key functions each day but more often than not they act as a distraction. Source: Forbes  Date: October 25, 2012   “All internal e-mail is forbidden for the next week,” I announced to my staff. I wish I could say I stated it boldly, chest puffed out… Read more »