Detour, New Audio Tour App – How Collaborative Economy Can Help

Upwards of 3 million people travel each year with almost a quarter of all travelers relying on social media to help in one form or the other.  This number will likely increase as the Collaborative Economy has made traveling easier and more cost-effective.  Often, we find ourselves in new cities visiting with the locals, looking […]

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Spotify – Your Year In Music

Spotify rolled out their “Your Year In Music” infographics to give you a glimpse into your music lifestyle.  Spotify has been in hot water lately but they understand the need “to do a better job of explaining to artists how streaming benefits them.”  Warner Music Group CEO Stephen Cooper knows that music steaming is important […]

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Apple’s Time Is Now – Do or Die

Who is the leading mobile company for consumers?  Is Apple still the biggest force in the industry?  Short answer for both questions:  not sure.  Now, more than ever, it’s unclear who has the competitive advantage between Google and Apple.  Apple’s iPhone used to be the “coolest” phone available–it became an accessory that everyone needed to […]

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New “Web” Instagram Feed Is Live – What’s Missing Though? Functional #hashtags

Definitely looks like Instagram is working towards the mainstream audience and by their new “web feed” they take a big leap forward.  The look is appealing to newbies and definitely offers a good look into some of Instagram’s functionality, but not all. At first glance, the new “profile web feed” looks VERY similar to Facebook […]

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#Hashtags Are the Future – Facebook Should Take Note

Super Bowl Spoiler Alert:  If you haven’t already seen the Super Bowl, the Ravens beat the Niners 34-31.  Aside from the big game, we learned a lot about the use of social media.  Besides text messaging, social media was the preferred way to talk about the game to peers; whether that be Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, […]

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TuneUp Heats Up Competition With Shazaam/SoundHound – How Can “Shazam” Declare Winner?

Techmeme reports that TuneUp is set to provide an unlimited song identification service for FREE (and with no ads).  TuneUp is already known for its ability to correct song titles and add album work and it looks like they’re trying to venture off into another vertical.  Perhaps providing the song identification service is their attempt […]

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Fake “Instagram” App on Android – Malware Alert

Definitely was not aware that this could happen, but it looks like we may see more and more of this soon.  There is a fake Instagram app (as reported by USA Today)  that installs malware on your device instead of delivering the service.  It seems that attackers are looking at ways to get into your […]

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Facebook’s Stab at Coupon-ing with “Facebook Offers”

Facebook has took a stab at the social shopping market, but there hasn’t been much traction.  When they first rolled out “Facebook Deals” in April 2011, I was a bit skeptical and even rated the experience a 6 out of 10. A year later and the news has broke out…Facebook Offers will be the next […]

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PlaceMe App – Cool or Scary? Your Privacy is Key

There’s a new iOS/Android app, PlaceMe, that will soon need to win the “privacy debate” in order for it to succeed – will it stand the test of time?  Robert Scoble says that this app will freak you out, but its the future.  Although, Scoble and Kevin Tofel are right, I’d argue that this app […]

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iPhone Rumor: 4.6 inch display? So what, here’s what we REALLY need…

Several reports suggesting that the new iPhone will have a cool 4.6 inch display, while some have shot down this rumor.  It’s safe to say that a lot will be riding on the iPhone event that could happen in June or even July.  Whereas the the new iPad announcement was nearly a refresh, the iPhone […]

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