The Most Social Media Friendly Private Bank in India

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It is interesting to see how companies are using social media to grow their business. Retail and web companies lead the adoption, but banks are not behind. Most of the top global and […] Related posts: Nokia & Union Bank of India to roll out Mobile Payment Services Nokia India joined hands with the Union Bank of India… Chatter.com is …

Fetchback Adopts Retargeted Ad Icon

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One of the leaders in the retargeting space, FetchBack, has announced its adoption of the Advertising Option Icon provided by the Direct Advertising Alliance. All FetchBack retargeted ads will now include the icon, visible in the upper right corner of each ad. The symbol is trademarked by the Direct Advertising Alliance (DAA) with the intent of… [[ This is a …

Facebook Credits To Become Universal Currency On Site

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A currency – whether real or virtual – is only as good as the extent to which it’s accepted.  So to increase the value of Facebook Credits (figuratively speaking), Facebook will soon make them a mandatory option in social games that use payments. Users and developers shouldn’t react with too much dismay.  Other in-game currencies will be still be permitted, …

Why Social Media Practices Are Like Football

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Co-authored by Jay Baer and Amber Naslund One of the continuous discussions and questions surfacing in the social media chatterbox is that of “who owns social media?” Is it marketing? Public relations (PR)? Customer service? The answer is . . . yes. For the long-term, anyway. You’re not likely at the point yet where you have social media wired into …

Online Employment Trends to Expect in 2011

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Elance, the leading platform for online employment, has released its 2010 Year in Review as well as a preview of the online work trends to expect in 2011. The past year broke records for online work adoption as Elance posted more than 375,000 jobs during a period when traditional onsite employment was stagnant. Several key categories in online… [[ This …

Apple to hit $200 Billion in Sales by 2015 [FORECAST]

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According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, Apple could hit $200 billion sales by 2015, the New York Times reported. The forecasted sales figure would be three times more than Apple’s latest 12 months ended sales of $65 billion and 100 times more than Groupon’s annual revenue. The audacious estimate is heavily based on Apple’s exponential […] Related posts: Sales …

Social Media + eBooks = Social Books

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eBook sales is poised to hit the billion dollar sales mark this year and is predicted to triple by 2015 . Clearly, there is a market for eBooks but is digitizing books all we could do? Maybe not. Two entrepreneurs, Jason Johnson and Jason Illian, are attempting to not just digitize books, but also make […] Related posts: Sales of …

Sales of eBooks Expected to Hit Nearly A Billion by End 2010

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It is apparent the rate of eBooks adoption is rapid since the launch of the first eReader in 2007. Why so? There are many advantages presented: eBooks are cheaper and cost nothing to produce, lesser trees need to be cut down, purchased and downloaded instantaneously, do not collect dust, and have the ability of being […] Related posts: Digital Ad …

Facebook’s New Social Plugins: 50,000+ Websites in One Week

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Phase one of Facebook’s strategy for world domination: complete. Facebook has announced that over 50,000 websites have integrated Facebook’s new social plugins in just one week. The plugins are a core component of the company’s new Open Graph initiative. Last week, Facebook launched the Open Graph API and social plugins during its F8 conference in San Francisco. The complex protocol …

Brizzly Launches a Guide to Twitter Trends and iPhone App

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Web-based Twitter client Brizzly has three major developments to report: a new free iPhone app, a new Brizzly Guide (which gives trending topics on Twitter their own hub pages as permanent resources for information on the top Twitter discussion items over time), and the acquisition of WikiRank. The Brizzly Guide is a user-editable area that fleshes out the backstory and …