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Avaya's Top Communication Trends in 2012

Recently I had a chance to have an in-depth conversation with Avaya about the trends they see for 2012 in the communications space. In particular I spoke with George Humphrey a Director and Line of Business Owner at Avaya and...

Gaga Makes Twitter Sitelink on Google

Google in its effort to help users more easily find what they are looking for added sitelinks this year. Basically when searching for a site you get it as well as many of its popular sublinks. TMC's Juliana Kenny explores...

Google Currents Crashes Newsreader Party

Flipboard calls itself the pocket-sized social magazine and this is an apt description for a social newsreader so popular that this week when it launched an iPhone edition, it was overwhelmed with traffic and crashed. Obviously there is tremendous interest...

C Inventor Dies & Google+ Pros and Cons

I'm back in the office after my trip to SatCon and Content and Communications World in New York. Some of the stories catching my eye today are the continued Blackberry outage which RIM does not need, AOL shopping the company...

Can we Stop Twitter Fail Whale?

I must admit I rarely use the Twitter web interface - I am a fan of HootSuite and TweetDeck and use them both depending on various factors. So I don't see the fail whale that often. But today I decided...

Benbria Evolves into Social CRM

Marketing has never been so complicated and social media has only taken something which was difficult and added levels of complexity. Recently at ITEXPO in Austin, Texas, TMC hosted its first CMO Summit and the consensus at the event was...

Twitter Tightens SMS Ties with Photos

Twitter's 140 character limit was actually a limit of SMS messages applied to the world's most successful microblogging service but in the last few years, Twitter use has migrated to apps on smartphones and web browsers. Today the company sent...

Retweet Now in Dictionary

What a month for Twitter - On the first of August, TMCnet reported that a suicidal tweet resulted in a saved life and now, the term retweet has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. It is fantastic to see...

Local: Where Apple Must Disintermediate Google

Disintermediation and disruption is fascinating – it is amazing to watch how a company can destroy an entire industry overnight. Case in point is my local florist who is now gone – the last time I saw her she said...

CMO Summit at ITEXPO West 2011 in Austin

Marketing departments have never had to deal with the level of technology and complexity that exists today. SEO, social, deal sites, print, TV, radio, online ads, online communities, resource centers, lead generation, CRM management, analytics and so on. Just this...

Marketing Goes Almost Painfully Local

Pay attention, you might just overhear something One of the most memorable business stories I hav e heard was when a consultant friend of mine flew to a large customer to quote on a substantial project. He was traveling with...

Keep Bing at Microsoft

From a  competitive position, it would be major trouble to remove Bing from the deep pockets of Microsoft. Talk of the business being potentially sold to Facebook when that company needs to focus on fighting Google+ makes little sense. There...

Metaswitch Thrutu iPhone App Lets Carriers Become Social Hubs

Earlier this year I came across Thrutu from Metaswitch newtorks - an application development platform allowing carriers to leverage rich social features and provide them as services to customers. In short, this is the exact sort of solution wireless phone...

Google+ Targets Facebook not Twitter

There have been numerous discussions lately regarding how Google+ could be a Twitter killer and while anything is possible, my research shows that Facebook is in the most trouble. Perhaps the most compelling argument for Google as a Twitter killer...

Search Marketing: Where it Pays to be Young

There is a crisis of unemployment in the US and those aged 16 to 19 are being hit with unemployment rates of 24% or almost three times the rate of adults. Worse yet, minority teens are seeing rates of unemployment...

Microsoft, Apple & Twitter News June 27, 2011

It’s been a busy day in tech and communications news – so far these are a few of the stories worth knowing about: Microsoft needs to get larger? Scott Rothbort at TheStreet gives us eight companies Microsoft should buy –...

Webinar: Smarter SEO Techniques

TMC, the company where I am CEO will be hosting a webinar titled:Rank Higher:How to Practice Smarter SEO Techniques Through Your Online CommunityThis is the third part of our webinar series which has resulted from the frequent questions we get...

Twitter Drops Tweets Term to Take on Facebook?

To manage my Twitter followers more effectively I have a rule which sweeps my followers into a directory allowing me to see them at my leisure. But in the last few days the rule stopped working. I looked into it...

LinkedIn IPO Means More Public Tech Offerings

LinkedIn’s incredible IPO success tells us one thing – that many other tech companies are more confident than ever been about going public. Bet before we go there let’s take look at what happened. The company went public at $45...

Bin Laden's Death, Mobile and Social

In the wake of bin Laden's death it is worth reflecting on how consumers learned about the incident which was first live reported by Sohaib Athar - an unsuspecting bin Laden neighbor who tweeted the fact that he heard a...

eBay Buys Where.com for Hyper-Local Deal Offers

In the race to become a leader in the local deal market – companies seem to be tripping over one another. This includes Google who is working organically while making an unsuccessful bid for Groupon. Twitter and Facebook play in...

Google +1: 4 Things The Company Forgot to Announce

By launching the Google +1 button, the search leader has positioned itself firmly as the follower to social networking leader Facebook and their like button. The concept is very similar if not exactly the same - allowing users to like...

Twitter Outage

While I haven't been able to duplicate the problem here in DC at the convention center, there was a Twitter outage today as the site migrates to HTTPS: for heightened security. This move is especially important as it protects users...

How China is Unleashing a Sales Boom for Tech and Media

Shanghai at NightIn many parts of the world, rampant pirating of products takes its toll on businesses costing billions of dollars of lost sales and value. While countries like Iran violate rampantly with no signs of improvement, others are slowly...

Facebook Map of Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Status Updates

An interactive map of how the news of the earthquake has spread through Facebook is now available. Many of the maps show the majority of the buzz about the horrific tragedy took place on the west coast of the US...
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