This past June, my husband bought me a netbook - an Acer Aspire One. I'd previously been lugging around a bulky laptop, though I'd often forget to put it in the car. Joe wanted me to have something I could carry in my purse so I could easily work on-the-go. It's worked well, allowing me to handle … [Read more...] about Move Over Netbook… The TouchPad Has Landed…
This week, Mashable reported on Best Buy's latest social media marketing campaign: auto checking in customers who have an iPhone. According to the article, Best Buy will use shopkick to auto-login shoppers not via GPS, but rather, via a store sensor. Those running the shopkick app on iPhone and … [Read more...] about No Thanks, Best Buy, et al
With the smartphone market exploding, there's tremendous competition amongst manufacturers and carriers, not to mention loyalists of device types. When will we be able to use the devices we want and still communicate with each other effectively? In years past I used PalmOS (Treos). Most of my … [Read more...] about We Need Standards For Sharing Contacts on Mobile Devices
Still delaying a mobile version of your online store or web site? If my previous post hasn't convinced you, maybe QR Codes will. After all, people are already using them to find hidden goodies - like Calvin Klien's uncensored video showing off their new jeans. A Quick Response (QR) Code is a … [Read more...] about Using QR Codes to Push Mobile Business
It can be argued (easily) that a company's failure is always a direct response to its own products and marketing. When it comes to Palm, however, I think there's many people to blame. I am a Palm devotee. I've used the company's PDAs and carried some model of a Treo for years, and was doubly … [Read more...] about Who’s to Blame for Palm’s Supposed Failure? And… Am I Worried?