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Social apps review: Pack these apps in your festival rucksack
June 13, 2012 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Social apps review: Pack these apps in your festival rucksack

It’s June, and summer has arrived (although if you’re in the UK you’ll have to take the Met Office’s word for that). This means the start of festival season and long weekends spent cavorting around fields covered in UV paint and making friends with strangers called ‘River’. If you can’t bear to leave your Smartphone in the safe, mud-less confines of home, make sure you at least check out the latest festival apps designed to make your weekend one to remember (or not, depending on your hedonistic inclinations).

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Fearless and connected: what it takes to succeed in digital business
June 1, 2012 – 8:36 am | No Comment
Fearless and connected: what it takes to succeed in digital business

Mary Meeker’s annual state of the digital world address, delivered earlier this week under the name the “2012 Internet Trends” report, is yet again a must-read for anyone trying to get their head around what to prioritize investment-wise going forward. There’s a lot here, but the big summary is: mobile is a driving force in consumer digital uptake. The only problem is: when will it pay off?

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Tablet Nation: Should you ditch the site and go all-app?
April 25, 2012 – 9:33 am | No Comment
Tablet Nation: Should you ditch the site and go all-app?

This is one of those questions that admittedly is being asked in just a handful of companies these days. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be a pressing question for brands, publishers and organizations of all stripes who seek to reach a global audience on the device they prefer. A new forecast on tablet sales may just accelerate the conversation at the board level.

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How to keep your social media marketing from backfiring
March 9, 2012 – 9:48 am | One Comment
How to keep your social media marketing from backfiring

We started the week with a big Facebook #Fail from Coca-Cola Down Under and things didn’t get much better as we all tuned in for the big tech news of the week – the details of the new iPad. To recap, Coca-Cola Australia figured it would be a fun idea to ask its 736,000 Facebook fans to participate in a type of word-association game that quickly spiraled into a fan-on-fan insult-fest. It was yet another lesson (as if we needed reminding) that in social media, brands have little to no control over what fans will ultimately say.

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Apple and its anti-social approach to product launches
March 8, 2012 – 9:08 am | One Comment
Apple and its anti-social approach to product launches

It’s been less than 24 hours since Apple unveiled the new iPadHD iPad3 iPad and tech bloggers and journos are still picking it apart. It has super-fast LTE hookup for those 14 or so people on the planet signed up to a true 4G plan. It has a better camera, packs more pixels and has a faster processor for gaming and video-on-the-go. What’s it missing? For starters, a single share button or a helpful re-tweet.

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Social commerce spotlight: Pizza? There’s an app for that
September 2, 2011 – 10:26 am | No Comment
Social commerce spotlight: Pizza? There’s an app for that

As tech developers continue with their seemingly relentless crusade to turn us all into amoebic, sofa-dwelling blobs mashing at touch screens to sate our every whim and desire, Domino’s Pizza have launched an iPad app on the UK market.

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Social Media Spotlight: Does bribery work? PayPal UK puts it to the test with iPad giveaway
May 24, 2011 – 9:35 am | 2 Comments
Social Media Spotlight: Does bribery work? PayPal UK puts it to the test with iPad giveaway

PayPal UK launched an effort last week to boost its social media presence through a giveaway contest dangling free iPad 2′s. Its message: love us and we might award you with this must-have baby. Can boosting social followers through bribes be a genuine lure? More importantly, does it work?

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CHART: Europe’s love affair with Apple iOS
April 22, 2011 – 2:17 pm | No Comment
CHART: Europe’s love affair with Apple iOS

Part of Apple’s phenomenal growth story over the last decade can be seen here in Europe. A decade ago, Euro Mac addicts were hard to spot. Now they seem to be everywhere. Fittingly, it’s Apple gadgets like iPhone, iPod and iPad leading the charge with mobile-mad Europeans.

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Social media funding: Color, a new social network, lands mega funding
March 30, 2011 – 1:29 pm | One Comment
Social media funding: Color, a new social network, lands mega funding

Color is a new (launched March 23) photo-sharing social network for the smartphone crowd. The network is novel in that it has no privacy settings or friending capabilities, but instead organizes and presents user photos based on relevancy, location and interests.

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Social media funding: The DailyBooth snapshot
March 22, 2011 – 5:11 pm | No Comment
Social media funding: The DailyBooth snapshot

Fast Company may have said it best, when it described Dailybooth as a micro-blog, like Twitter, “based on photos.” So far the user base appears to be dominated by tech-savvy teenagers with photo-capable smartphones. Could the iPad 2 crowd provide yet further growth?

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