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Why Advertising Is Failing On The Internet

(http://www.techcrunch.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 8 years ago
Professor of Operations and Information Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania argues that the Internet shatters all forms of advertising. “The problem is not the medium, the problem is the message, and the fact that i... More>>>
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Obama aide: Economy will ‘bottom out this year’

(http://politicalticker.blogs.cn...) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 8 years ago
President Obama’s lead economist predicted Sunday that the nation’s struggling, recessionary economy will be growing by the end of the year. “I have every expectation, as do private forecasters, that we will bottom out this year,” Christina Rom... More>>>
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Guinness' Pub of the Future (JPEG)

(http://www.futuresavvy.net) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 8 years ago
So this is what the pub experience will look like in the near-future? More>>>
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Entertainment

Jacket Lets You Feel the Movies

(http://spectrum.ieee.org) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 8 years ago
Researchers from Philips Electronics plan to describe a jacket they have lined with vibration motors to study the effects of touch on a movie viewer’s emotional response to what the characters are experiencing. More>>>
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haptics, movies, behavior, reactions, marketing, emotions
Communication

Outdoor Ad Companies Debut Recyclable Eco Billb...

(http://www.inhabitat.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 8 years ago
As of March 1, the three largest outdoor communications companies will no longer be using paper or PVC for their billboards, citing the need to transition to more environmentally friendly materials. As an alternative, Clear Channel Communications,... More>>>
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Business_work

IBM Wants To Swallow Sun For $6.5 Billion

(http://www.techcrunchit.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 8 years ago
The consolidation in enterprise technology is upon us. Once mighty Sun Microsystems is now reportedly; in talks to be acquired by IBM for a mere $6.5 billion. That is two quarters of revenues for Sun. If you factor in the $2.6 billion in cash an... More>>>
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Communication

Big Telcos Drag Their Heels on Broadband Stimulus

(http://www.businessweek.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 8 years ago
Telecom giants are concerned that Washington's $8 billion plan to promote broadband access will force them to open their networks to other providers. More>>>
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Social_media

Despite Recession, 50%+ of Marketers Increase S...

(http://www.readwriteweb.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 8 years ago
Given this type of economic reality, it's surprising to hear of an industry reporting an increase in spending on anything, much less on something as new as social media. Yet that's exactly what's occurring. According to a new Forrester Research su... More>>>
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Search monetization as a model for social media...

(http://www.avc.com) - scanned by: Marisa Vitols over 8 years ago
"There are plenty of parallels between search and social media, including that they drive traffic very effectively. And studying the lessons of the fits and starts that search went through from its early days in the mid 90s to the time when o... More>>>
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Business_work

Enterprise Prediction Markets Not Yet Taking Off

(http://www.economist.com) - scanned by: Marisa Vitols over 8 years ago
NOT SO long ago, prediction markets were being tipped as a fantastic new way to forecast everything from the completion date of a vital project to a firm’s annual sales. But although they have spread beyond early-adopting companies in the technolo... More>>>
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Business_work

US patent bill a 'chill on innovation'

(http://www.newscientist.com) - scanned by: Marisa Vitols over 8 years ago
LEGISLATION to reduce the damages US inventors can claim from companies who infringe their patents was slammed as a "chill on innovation" by an inventors' group last week. The Democrats have reintroduced the Bush administration's Pate... More>>>
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Social_media

Twitter Business Model Found!??

(http://money.cnn.com) - scanned by: FutureFly over 8 years ago
Jason Calacanis just put Twitter in business. How? He offered $250,000 to be one of 20 users in Twitter's "Suggested Follows" for two years. --- While this indicates growth, it is fair to say that this will NOT be the business model Twi... More>>>
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