Quantcast
40% of Mobile Users Use Smartphones, 40% of Them Use Android [US] 40% of Mobile Users Use Smartphones, 40% of Them Use Android [US]

Nielsen released a new report today indicating that 40% of mobile users in the U.S. own smartphones and 40% of those are Android devices. That’s consumers over the age of 18. iOS devices, the firm reports, are in second place …

Tablets Show Strong Advertising Effort, But Not Enough to Beat the iPad Tablets Show Strong Advertising Effort, But Not Enough to Beat the iPad

The iPad is the hottest tablet on the market, and according to industry researcher IHS iSuppli, it will dominate until at least 2015. Not only is Apple’s product the most popular in the market, but it also has the most effective advertising campaign based on a new study.

Fox News / Google Debate Wants Your Participation
· 21

In what will be one in an already packed schedule, Google and Fox News are teaming up for a Republican Presidential Primary Debate this month. The debate will take place in Orlando, Florida on September 22nd and will be broadcast …

What’s More Valuable: A Like or Click? What’s More Valuable: A Like or Click?
· 25

Facebook has risen to be an important advertising channel for reasons that include: a huge user base, an extraordinary amount of available data about users, and an impressive (and growing) set of targeting options. Facebook ads can lead to conversions …

Steve Jobs And The 4 Counterintuitive Business Strategies Of Apple Steve Jobs And The 4 Counterintuitive Business Strategies Of Apple
· 4

One of the most legendary stories about Zappo’s famed culture of customer service above all else is their longstanding business practice of paying people to quit. It is a perfect example of the power of counterintuition – that offering an …

Poultry Enthusiast Wins £12,000 Bet Through The Power Of The Retweet Poultry Enthusiast Wins £12,000 Bet Through The Power Of The Retweet

Here’s the premise: Twitter is a waste of time. To test this statement, the guy who runs the Twitter account for poultrykeeper.com and its group of websites bet his boss that he could get 10 retweets on a single tweet. …

Kevin Smith’s Red State Debuts on VOD Kevin Smith’s Red State Debuts on VOD
· 2

Normally, movies are first released to the masses via theaters, and no, this does not include the straight-to-DVD fare, either. This is especially true if the movie in question has any amount of buzz to it, something director/actor/writer Kevin Smith …

Google Webmater Tools – Changes To Link Categorization Google Webmater Tools – Changes To Link Categorization
· 3

Google announced that it is changing the way it categorizes link data in Webmaster Tools. “As you know, Webmaster Tools lists links pointing to your site in two separate categories: links coming from other sites, and links from within your …

Google Plugs Deals More Aggressively While Facebook and Yelp Scale Back Google Plugs Deals More Aggressively While Facebook and Yelp Scale Back

Last week, Facebook revealed that it was shutting down its Deals product (though it’s keeping check-in deals). “Facebook deals relied heavily on inbound sales which even for someone with as large a user base as Facebook that clearly missed the …

T-Mobile USA CEO Talks DOJ Suit in Email to Employees T-Mobile USA CEO Talks DOJ Suit in Email to Employees

As previously reported, the U.S. Department of Justice has moved to block AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA. They have filed an antitrust suit with this cause. T-Mobile USA CEO and President Philipp Humm reportedly sent out an email to …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Did a Prototype Get Lost in a Tequila Bar? iPhone 5 Rumor: Did a Prototype Get Lost in a Tequila Bar?
· 1

UPDATE: The SFPD responds to reports about the missing prototype. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: At this moment it’s possible that an upcoming iPhone, possibly the iPhone 5, might be hanging out in the unswept corners of a Mexican restaurant. Or it might …

Today’s Funniest Tweets Today’s Funniest Tweets

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Wajam Adds Location to Social Results on Google, Bing, Yahoo Wajam Adds Location to Social Results on Google, Bing, Yahoo

We’ve written about Wajam a few times. From my personal user experience, I think these guys are getting social search better than just about everybody, and now they’ve taken it a step further by adding location into the mix. Wajam …

Skype Tackles the Home Phone Market Skype Tackles the Home Phone Market
· 1

Surely, this news will please E.T., right? Oh, wait. That’s “phone home,” not “home phone.” What we have here is a device that allows would-be Skype users to access the service from their home phone. That’s right. No longer are …

Facebook Music Product Expected at f8 in September Facebook Music Product Expected at f8 in September

Last week, Facebook announced that its f8 developer conference will take place on September 22. The company said it would explore topics including: new products, building social apps and open Q&A. “We have some exciting product announcements that enable a …

Arian Foster’s Hamstring MRI Gets A Twitter Diagnosis Arian Foster’s Hamstring MRI Gets A Twitter Diagnosis

Sports stars on Twitter. Always the source of amusement. Little did Texans running back and very high pick in my fantasy draft Arian Foster know that his tweet earlier today regarding his hamstring injury would result in a diagnosis by …

Salesforce Announces a Slew of Products for the “Social Enterprise” Salesforce Announces a Slew of Products for the “Social Enterprise”
· 1

Salesforce had a slew of announcements at its Dreamforce conference, including a new version of Chatter called Chatter Now. Also announced as part of what the company is calling the “Social Enteprise,” were: Chatter Approvals, Chatter Customer Groups, Chatter Service …

Windows Mango Phone Offers Robust Picture-Taking Windows Mango Phone Offers Robust Picture-Taking
· 2

Camera phones have been apart of our lives for some time now; since around the beginning of the 2000s, and, of course, they are an incredibly popular method for taking pictures in today’s world. So much so, in fact, the …

Add Multiple AdWords Accounts to One Google Analytics Account Add Multiple AdWords Accounts to One Google Analytics Account

Google announced that you can now link multiple AdWords accounts to a single Google Analytics account. This functionality comes with a new “data sources” section in the account settings in GA, where you can use auto-tagging with multiple AdWords accounts …

Blogger Redesign Available for Opt In Blogger Redesign Available for Opt In

Google has launched a redesign of Blogger, its popular blogging platform. Now, users can create or edit posts with one click at the top of the screen whether they’re on the dashboard or settings page of blogger.com. The post editor …

Google Chrome Frame Avoids Admin Lockdowns, Leaves Beta Google Chrome Frame Avoids Admin Lockdowns, Leaves Beta

Google’s developers want your Internet browsing experience to be as robust as possible, even those of you who are stuck using Internet Explorer 6, or any of the versions that succeeded IE6. This capability now includes people who are locked …

Apple Removes Financial Times iPad, iPhone App Apple Removes Financial Times iPad, iPhone App

After refusing to comply with Apple’s new terms for in-app subscription payments, the Financial Times has seen both their iPhone and iPad apps pulled from the App Store. Apple had set a June 30th deadline for all apps to meet …

Old People Climbing Aboard The Good Ship Facebook Old People Climbing Aboard The Good Ship Facebook

It’s a well-known fact that young people love social media. Love might not be a strong enough word – maybe “depends on” or “require” would better describe the way my generation sees services like Twitter and Facebook. Many studies have …

Google Announces Changes to AdSense Publisher Application Process Google Announces Changes to AdSense Publisher Application Process

Google is making some changes to the AdSense publisher application process. Starting today, the company says, it will be adding a new step to the review process and begin sending notifications at “two key points.” “After a new application is …