Should Groupon Acquire Foursquare? Better yet, join with Yelp?

Discovered an interesting article asking if Groupon should acquire Foursquare?  This is tricky and at first does seem like a good business move for Groupon.  But who will this benefit more…Groupon or Foursquare?  Hands down, Foursquare will be the big winner and it makes sense.  Foursquare is looking for ways to make money and Groupon […]

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Toyota Friend – New Social Network for Toyota Owners

Social business is hitting all industries and making an impact on how we communicate online.  Toyota is the latest auto company to dive into social media and put some real investment in their customers.  Toyota Friend is a new social network that will come equipped with new Toyota cars, starting with the company’s next battery […]

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Empire Avenue “Portfolio View” Gets a Face Lift – ALL NEW VIEW

Empire Avenue, introduced to me by Jeremiah, has become a never-ending pursuit of brand awareness for “myself” (see my initial thoughts here).  I consider my online social identity (whether it be my last name, first name or both) to be my brand.  A brand that I care about, promote and keep enhancing through my social […]

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ADVICE: PlayStation Network (PSN) Outage Causing Struggles With Retail

A few days ago, I talked about users backlash with the PlayStation Network  and it looks like the predictions were right.  The month long outage is affecting retail sales and its not a good thing!  The top problem?  Users are beginning to trade in their PlayStations for Xbox 360s.  If I’m Microsoft, this couldn’t come […]

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Netflix Now Supports select HTC, Samsung, and LG Phones Running Android OS

For a while, iPhone has been the only phone capable of running the official Netflix app until now.  Netflix has upped their game and are equipping HTC, Samsung and LG phones with a new Netflix app.  Since the Playstation network has been down lately, I’ve been relying on my iPhone for all my Netflix needs […]

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Facebook Photos Can Now Be Tagged With Fan Pages!

Techmeme broke the news…and its definitely newsworthy and a MUST know! Its awesome news for Fan Pages on Facebook of big brands like (Cola, Sony, Apple, etc) b/c all photos can now be linked to their respective Fan Pages.  See the image below, Coca Cola is tagged in a Facebook photo (photo taken from tech […]

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GagaVille? Farmville and Lady Gaga’s New Project – Gamification!

The new Farmville spin-off will be online soon and guess which music super star is leading the way?  Lady Gaga…the new project will be called GagaVille.  The project will be launched next week, but already there is so much buzz around this. GagaVille will feature unicorns, crystals and of course Lady Gaga’s music.  GagaVille users […]

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Sony PlayStation Network Still Down! Future Backlash By Users?

Sony’s PlayStation network has been down for over 3 weeks and I begin to wonder how many users have backlashed.  Sure its suppose to be up in a few days but Sony will have to do some serious “makeup work” to get its users happy again.  This has not affected me much b/c of my busy […]

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Breaking News: Microsoft to Purchase Skype!

Wow, a few days ago I posted that Google/Facebook were in the run to purchase Skype, but in a stunning twist of fate, Microsoft’s deal with Skype is complete. This is Microsoft’s first big acquisition since 2008 and its a big one.  Skype has been trying to spread their technology to several different platforms in all […]

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Is Apple REALLY The Most Valuable Brand?

Recent news has been surfaced that Apple has overtook Google and being the most valuable brand (Apple’s value is $153 Billion…wow!).  As expected, there are many skeptics, but overall is Apple the most valuable brand? Its definitely a difficult decision b/c the idea of being valuable to me probably is different to you. Princeton defines […]

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