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MightyHive Achieves Contact Center and Web Ad Integration

The contact center is a billion dollar channel but has yet to exploit its true potential. Contact center data can now drive demand through another channel, online. To drive brand and business equity today, marketers must leverage consumer insights to...

Yahoo! Should Buy Waze

If you haven’t checked out the TMCnet feature by Josh Alexander about companies Yahoo! should purchase, please do… I’ll wait. Ok – now that you’re back – isn’t this guy funny? It isn’t too often I read an article about...

Video is the Recurring Star

There is an insatiable demand for content of the video variety. It is so great in fact that sports networks like ESPN are getting an outsized portion of your cable bill. The network in fact gets more than $5 per...

I'm Too Sexy For Consumers: B2B Tech IPOs Are Hot

B2B Tech is hot once again thanks to a string of consumer social IPO losses and B2B successes In the fickle world of consumer purchasing behavior it is tough to predict what trends will last. Few things seem to be...

Yahoo Kills off Livestand

It took six months but Yahoo decided its Livestand newsreader will no longer be offered. Apparently the competition from Google Currents, Zite and Flipboard was too much.I mentioned this past December that the Livestand user interface was clunky and I...

Yahoo Reinvents Mobile Browser with Axis

Yahoo has taken the mobile browser and improved it dramatically by integrating search and allowing users to view results rapidly without the need to open page after page. While Google allows similar functionality on a desktop what Yahoo has done...

Kodak's Ofoto Another Flickr-Like Disappointment

This past March it was announced that as part of Kodak's restructuring, the online photo-sharing site ofoto or Kodak Photo Gallery will be sold off to Shutterfly and your photos will automatically be converted to the company's platform -...

Is Yahoo Just Doomed?

Years back I was at a conference with a consultant who worked at Yahoo and told them they need to take on Google more directly and he was told, “That is not the Yahoo way.” I still remember the dumfounded...

Google and Facebook Gone in 5 Years?

A provocative concept to say the least but this article by Eric Jackson details the pace of change and how difficult it is for companies to adapt to new paradigms and new disruptors. The prediction he makes is Google and...

How Megaupload Takedown Hurts Cloud Computing

How self-destructive US policies are hurting hiring and industryOne of the biggest concerns regarding the passage of SOPA is that entire domain names could be blocked by federal authorities due to a single offending blog or web page. In this...

11 Things Yahoo Must Do Now That Yang Has Stepped Down

As reported on TMCnet yesterday, Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo has stepped down from the board to pursue other interests. We have a great deal to thank Yang for – as the first company to categorize the web and build...

Less Than 2% of Yahoo Users Want to Share on Facebook?

Yahoo introduced news sharing on Facebook three months ago and will now roll out sharing to 26 other parts of its site including its omg entertainment news, television, movies and games. According to the AP few people are opting to...

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...

Carol Bartz Fired From Yahoo! What's Needed Now

Without ever meeting Carol Bartz, I realized pretty quickly that her hiring was a CEO gamble as her experience was not in line with what was needed at a media company. I outlined my thinking in January of 2009. When...

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...

Time for Carol Bartz to Leave Yahoo!?

When Yahoo! announced Carol Bartz as the new CEO I expressed my concern that she had zero media experience. I really thought in this ever-changing world of media and what has turned into a rapidly evolving world of social, Yahoo!...

Google+ Becoming Serious Facebook Threat

Microsoft was known for producing winning products after its third attempt - we may be saying something similar about Google soonGoogle, a company known as the king of search - certainly has a mixed record when it comes to other...

VoIP Veteran Tribolet Joins magicJack Vocaltec

Michael Tribolet is a true IP communications veteran and was the Vice President of Operations at Dialpad - a VoIP leader in the nineties. He then went to Vonage America and became President. He also worked at Managing Director and...

Bing For iPad: You Can Check Out But You Can Never Leave

Bing for iPad Home PageThe iPad gained a very valuable information portal today in the form of a new application from Bing which has impressed me a great deal. What is different about this software is it borrows from other...

Socializing Search

In the last few weeks there have been a higher than usual amount of articles on search quality where mainstream media sources have shined a bright light on companies who are achieving high levels of search rank using methods which...

Facebook Ad Connect Coming Soon?

Last week I detailed 11 things Facebook needs to do with their $1.5B but in terms of rapid revenue production the #1 item on the list should have been developing a Google Adsense competitor. In the last year or so...

Twitter is Best Home for MySpace

Sure Myspace is troubled, just let go of about half their staff and will likely be sold off. Obviously Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL come to mind as acquirers. Google could potentially avoid antitrust concerns because Facebook is such a...

9 Social CRM Tips For 2011

Facebook Just Overtook Yahoo in unique visitors and you Still Have no Social CRM Strategy? Facebook just overtook Yahoo by a comfortable amount to become the third largest website in the world according to comScore. The world’s leading social networking...

Delicious: A Mess Yahoo Doesn't Need

While Google, Yahoo and Twitter are looking to expand their services into every conceivable area imaginable, Yahoo is going in the other direction as rumors swirl regarding the company shutting down social sharing site Delicious. It is fascinating really and...

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Dear readers - check out this special offer on Lightwave ONE education collocated with ITEXPO and hosted by Lightwave Magazine:For a limited time, save 50% on a 3-day pass to Lightwave ONE (only $498) or purchase a 1-day pass for...
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