Social Media Censorship in Kuwait Could be Ahead
May 05 2012 6:04 PM EDT
Currently in Kuwait, the second of those scenarios is being experienced. Kuwait's Information Minister announced recently that the government plans to establish new legislation to regulate social networking sites like microblogging site Twitter. This measure is intended to safeguard the cohesiveness of the population and society, detailed the Informational Minisiter Sheikh Mohammad al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, as quoted from EFF.org. The issue at hand is addressing the comments made on the so...
E-Retailers Expanding into International Markets Have New Tool that Benefits Customers & Themselves
May 02 2012 2:23 PM EDT
More retailers of both the online-only variety as well as those that have a physical location and online presence are pushing forward with their e-commerce efforts. Many advances in technologies and innovative features have brought the industry forward continuously through the years. Now, an improved currency conversion service is changing the game for retailing catering to international customers.
Using Tweetdeck to Manage Your Business' Twitter Presence and Customer Service Engagement
May 01 2012 1:21 PM EDT
Tweekdeck enables marketers to gain more information more quickly and engage with customers more efficiently. These are the essential benefits of the tool, and they are nothing short of a game-changer for those marketers that are using Twitter to have purposeful communication with customers. I have written previously about the importance of retailers engaging with customers to resolve customer complaints on Twitter to achieve customer service, PR, and reputation management goals.
Liquid Metal iPhone 5 Concept Surfaces: French Designer Antoine Brieux Interprets Apple's Rumored Specs [PICTURES]
May 01 2012 12:23 PM EDT
Many believe Apple will finally use its recently licensed patents for liquid metal in its sixth-generation iPhone, presumably called the iPhone 5. In response to these rumors, French designer Antoine Brieux conjured up several artist renderings of what the liquid metal iPhone could look like. Check out pictures of Brieux's iPhone 5 liquid metal LM concept here.
Minorities Winning Audiences with Video Marketing
April 26 2012 8:45 AM EDT
A recent Washington Post article, though, by Hayley Tsukayama raises the interesting fact that a disproportionate share of the biggest personalities on YouTube are minorities, which is in heavy contrast to that which is experienced on television in the country, she points out. This reality sheds some insight into the video producing and consumption landscape on the all-important YouTube platform and is worth a closer look for marketers and SEO companies that help businesses strategize videos and...
Google and GEMA Each with a Partial Win in Court Ruling, The Latest in Tech Industry Court Dealings
April 25 2012 7:56 AM EDT
As the technology industry is driven by the internet, every corner of the globe is part of this landscape, albeit to different degrees. With often different interpretations of how issues should be approached or resolved, businesses find themselves potentially fighting numerous battles in different countries with the same issues. Now, the court ruling between Google and GEMA in Germany is the latest installment of legal rulings on the issue of copyright infringement that could potentially set a p...
Celebrity Couple Amy Smart, Carter Oosterhouse Share Winning Eco-Friendly Ways & Products
April 24 2012 8:14 AM EDT
Eco-friendliness is of the best things that bind the celebrity couple Amy Smart and her husband, HGTV host, Carter Oosterhouse, other than love and devotion for each other.
Amazon's CloudSearch Offers Alternative to Google and Bing in Internal Site Search
April 20 2012 4:37 PM EDT
Amazon is doing with their Amazon Web Services's (AWS) CloudSearch. Amazon launched the new service called CloudSearch for AWS users who can integrate the search technology into their websites and various applications. This is being seen as a challenge to Google and Bing as the move positions Amazon as a competitor in the internal search sector. The SEO implications for internal search are not entirely established, but as the sector grows and more sites utilize search in their offerings to...
Very Irrésistible Givenchy Electric Rose: The Scent for the Woman Who Knows Her Worth
April 18 2012 12:21 AM EDT
For the woman who knows what she wants, works for what she needs, Parfums Givenchy made this new scent: the Givenchy Electric Rose, which simply reflects a woman's uniqueness shaped by time, driven by passions.
Iraq Primed To Be Essential Telecommunications Link Between Europe and Asia
April 17 2012 8:32 AM EDT
Iraq's relative stability coupled with its strategic geographic location for directly routing telecommunications cables connecting Saudi Arabia and Asia with Europe is making the country a prime contender in the region to shoulder much of the cable routing for the expected boom in internet use in the Gulf in the years to come.
Nina Fantasy Nina Ricci: Frivolously Sweet, Elegant Scent for Her [VIDEO]
April 16 2012 5:05 AM EDT
As she amazes you with the choices she makes. From the colours of her dresses, the size of her ribbons, to how she carefully knots her hair, the little girl beside you is now transforming before your very eyes.
The Convergence of Social Media and E-Commerce, Retailers Take Notice
April 13 2012 9:34 AM EDT
Retailers have indeed set up accounts on the various platforms but have largely used them as one-way communication tools, solely sending out marketing messages. This is problematic as users' concerns are not addressed which results in customer dissatisfaction and then brand reputation is negatively impacted in a number of ways. E-retailers ultimately need to re-assess the way they utilize the platforms, and do it quickly.
4 Ways Businesses Can Succeed in E-Commerce Market, Lessons from Abroad
April 12 2012 8:25 AM EDT
New research out from the Institut Français D'opinion Publique (IFOP), a French polling organization, brings to light interesting E-Commerce insight into the French market and buyer opinions regarding delivery costs, peer opinions, and loyalty programs that can translate to other markets offering points of consideration for e-retailers across the globe.
Britain: Land of Spires, Majestic Gardens, and Eclectic Culture [VIDEO]
April 12 2012 6:32 AM EDT
UK's capital, London, has recently attracted the ultra rich and wealthy of Asia and Europe, who are buying immensely priced and sized properties in the city and in nearby districts.
Wi-Fi and Cell Service in NY Subway Stations Brings Convenience & Internet Marketing Potential
April 10 2012 1:56 PM EDT
Cell service has long been a desire of New York City travelers, and in recent years Wi-Fi has certainly taken position alongside of it. Both cell and Wi-Fi capabilities would greatly improve the communications possibilities in the subway system both in terms of personal use and marketing potential. The degree of improvement for subway users would be substantial as cell service would bring a layer of convenience to the subway and travelers would not have to compromise their communications and rea...
What Marketers Can Learn From Microsoft's Mobile Push
April 10 2012 8:31 AM EDT
Microsoft has been trailing Apple and Google in the mobile market since the launching of smartphones several years ago. They are mounting an offensive of sorts, however. Microsoft has a developed approach and strategy to asserting their place as viable competitors in the market. Achieving this will not come with significant challenge though.
What the Starbucks' $10 Gift Card Google Offer Says About Daily Discounts & How Businesses Can Implement Them
April 06 2012 5:30 PM EDT
Larger retailers are making the push to offer daily deals. For those offering such discounts, the essential consideration is knowing accurately what the business can handle in terms of new business and being able to plan their offer accordingly.
3 Essential Steps Big-Box Retailers Need to Follow To Assert Relevance, Stay Alive
April 05 2012 3:34 PM EDT
3 steps are outlined for Best Buy and other similar stores who are in a position where changes are needed to get them in the best position to regain market share and redefine their business model.
Smartphones Adoption Reaches 50% in US Market
April 03 2012 1:54 PM EDT
Smartphones and their new tablet cousins are changing the way people connect with the world around them. They are immediately enhancing the way people perform traditional phone tasks such as talk and text, however the added functionality of the phones have shifted user behavior considerably in terms of internet use. Mobile search and app use is on the rise increasing every month making the optimization of a business' web presence for the mobile web that much more important. This is only furth...
The Power of SEO in Online World of Lists, Best Ofs and Top Tens
April 03 2012 8:45 AM EDT
In a world of online lists filtering products and services, companies can and should proactively strategize to get on these lists but at the same time complement such efforts with SEO, paid search, and social media campaigns to round out their overall strategy.