Archive for February, 2013


Samsung Leads European Smartphone Market Ahead of Apple

One wonders if the ownership of the smartphone market by Apple is nigh. Like most that are first to the market with a platform that works, the company that does so usually owns the market for a while. Eventually though others follow suite with products and platforms that are superior and are usually are more open, cost effective and listen
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Effective Meetings [INFOGRAPHIC]

  A while ago our office discussed effective meetings. I put together this infographic with some parts original and some from other ones that I have found on the web. Thought it might be of use to some out there.  

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Facebook Page Insights Reporting Update

Facebook announced the following on February 22, 2013 which has me a little concerned. As part of our ongoing investment in Page Insights we recently completed a comprehensive engineering audit of the product. During this audit, we uncovered bugs that impacted impression and reach reporting. We have confirmed that these issues impacted reporting only and not delivery. Ad Insights were
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What most schools don’t teach

Sure to go viral very soon: Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg,, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi. Directed by Lesley Chilcott.

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Shift of Ad Spending to Digital

Advertising spending has been shifting to the Internet at a rapid rate, with the IAB reporting that online advertising in Q3 increased by 18% over last year. For the first three quarters of 2012, the increase was 15% — far greater than the increase of 3.8% in spending for all measured media during the same time period.   The IAB
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Freezer Friday  is a Tumblr page created by Philadelphia based freelance designer, Charlie Layton. Layton’s fridge freezer surface is used as a dry erase board where ever Friday he spends 25 minutes to trying to”draw something clever”. A prolific and excellent artist, this bit of whimsy on the web is a corner to visit on Friday’s to get your afternoon
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Bqhatevwr. Ooops My Bad.

Did former Senator Scott Brown pocket tweet? You be the judge. I am thinking Not.

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Facebook Interaction Doesn’t Reflect Perceived Demographic

Parents magazine had a town hall of sorts with folks asking questions of VP Joe Biden through Facebook. Some of the questions were Does it make sense to provide armed guards for our schools like those that are provided for government buildings? Do you believe that banning certain weapons in high capacity magazines will mean that law-abiding citizens will then
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Witness to Incident Flames the Local Social

There has been a local story that has really taken hold here in the port city. Halifax has always been a rough town. With a large number of late night drinking establishments, a large contingent of students and a local population that has a history of somewhat an affinity for the drink, this story is certainly one that resonates. Before
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Obama’s Inauguration Belies a Larger Issue

The numbers are in for the Obama inauguration. Roughly 20.5 million tuned in to see the President’s second inauguration according to numbers watcher Neilsen. As these events go, it was the second lowest viewership for a second inauguration (Bush in 2005 was the lowest), quite a ways back from Nixon’s in 1973, which was the highest at 32 million. So
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