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Author Archive for: ‘Shawn Hess’

Nokia Cuts Jobs as it Struggles to Stay Afloat

Nokia is struggling to stay afloat ever since Apple introduced the iPhone.In fact, Samsung and Apple have gained huge handset market shares and Nokia is on a roll with four straight quarterly loses in a row. Today they announced a reduced earnings forecast for the remainder of 2012, and they really don’t expect to turn a profit in 2013 either. …

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Constant Contact Acquires SinglePlatform

Constant Contact just announced the acquisition of SinglePlatform, a privately owned company focused on business mobile and web discovery. The deal closed yesterday and it cost Constant Contact approximately $65 million in cash, but could also yield SinglePlatform an additional $30 million in bonuses if the entity achieves certain financial goals. Here’s what Constant Contact said in their press release: …

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Twitter Use on the Rise [Pew Internet Study]

Twitter use as still on the rise as of February 2012. In fact, for internet users age 18-24, the number using Twitter in 2010 (16%) nearly doubled (31%) by February 2012. Also of interest is the percentage of the internet population who use Twitter overall. It has also nearly double from 2010 to 2012, coming in at 8% and 15% …

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CNBC & Yahoo Finance Join Forces to Share Revenues and News Content

Starting today, Yahoo Finance and CNBC.com will be be partners in online business and financial content. In an effort to reach a wider audience with richer news content, the duo will share information and ad revenues. This will extend their reach to twice that of their closest competitor and allow them access to over 40 million people in the United …

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Twitter UK Gives Away Advertising Credits For User Feedback

Twitter UK wants to hear from its users and they are willing to give you something in return if you just give them some feedback. What they want to know about is how you’ve seen businesses or organizations using Twitter to connect with their existing customers or attract new ones. Here’s what they say on their blog: It’s no surprise …

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Facebook Moms Outdo Their Kids [Infographic]

According to this next infographic from OnlineSchools.Com, moms are spending more time on social networks than anyone else. In fact, they have 40 more Facebook friends than their kids do (on average). It’s not just Facebook either. Moms are covering all the bases including Twitter, Pinterest, various blogs, and Google+. Moms spend an average of 24 hours online every week. …

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Webcomic Raises $100,000 and Posts this Image of a Lawyer’s Mother

Matthew Inman is the writer of a unique webcomic called, the Oatmeal. He was having a great time creating content for his comics when he began to notice them appearing in various places on the web without his permission. One of those sites was FunnyJunk.Com. Since he wasn’t being credited in any of the posts he looked at, he contacted …

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Shocking Financial Statistics [Infographic]

I know, you’re sick of hearing about the money that you don’t have. Unfortunately, the fact is, many of us aren’t making enough money to pay our bills let alone, save for retirement or put away extra money for an emergency situation. Of course, we have all heard the non-sense financial plans that boast they will work for anyone. Come …

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PayPal Teams Up with Comcast & TiVo to Offer E-Commerce on Television Sets

Get ready! Starting this Fall some cable TV subscribers will be able to donate money and buy products and services from their television sets. PayPal, EBay’s online pay service, has teamed up with Comcast Corporation and TiVo to bring the idea to life. You might recall that PayPal has been working tirelessly to bring their service to more and more …

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ComScore & Facebook Quantify Social Marketing ROI: Facebook Ads Work

ComScore and Facebook have just published a new report on the paid and earned effects of social marketing efforts. Titled, The Power of Like 2: How Social Marketing Works, it is second report in a series aimed at educating and instructing advertisers on how to best take advantage of and generate ROI with social marketing. You might remember, ComScore revealed …

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Apple’s Decision to Go with TomTom Spurs Stock Explosion Killing Competitors

If you were following our coverage of the 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference yesterday, you know that Apple revealed some great new innovations including the Beta version of iOS6, released to developers last night. Those familiar with the previous version will take note of one dramatic feature change in particular, the absence of Google Maps. That’s right, Google is out and …

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