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Sears’ Craftsman Experience is retail 2.0 effort- in-store and on the web

August 31, 2010

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Sears’ Craftsman Experience is a retail store with a dual identity. Built with both an in-person and an Internet audience in mind, the downtown Chicago venue offers hands-on project stations, live demos and clinics showcasing Craftsman tools. Online, the Craftsman Experience, which opens August 26, will stream special events live via the Web and serve […]

Blockbuster heading for bankruptcy, Netflix heads to the bank

August 31, 2010

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So this was inevitable. I think it is important to look at this as the canary in the cage that the miners watched to make sure they didn’t die. By that, I mean that the changes in the distribution model for digital media is killing Blockbuster and this could be the early warning for cable […]

Samsung’s Android based Galaxy S goes Platinum with US sales of 1 million units in 45 days

August 31, 2010

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A smokin’ hot processor, great looking screen, and a great camera- all for a couple hundred bucks! I know everyone is looking at the iPhone success- but watch out for Samsung, BTW, have you heard about BADA? Hmmm. Samsung’s latest Android-based device – the Galaxy S, which was released in the US on AT&T and […]

Google has acquired mobile gaming startup SocialDeck

August 31, 2010

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(Fierce Mobile) Google has acquired mobile gaming startup SocialDeck, the latest in a series of recent social media purchases as the digital services giant continues to assemble a platform to rival social networking kingpin Facebook. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2008 by COO Anish Acharya and CTO Jeson Patel, SocialDeck […]

Google continues to search for how to rule the universe!

August 30, 2010

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What Google is attempting to accomplish with the web being an interactive platform for applications has implications on the mobile web as well. The real question, beyond whether this type of web use can work, is whether a company as big as Google can really get all of their internal teams working together on this? […]

UK iPad users consider device the No. 1 delivery method for newspapers and magazines

August 30, 2010

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(eMarketer)-With iPads now in the hands of millions, studies have begun to examine how the superhyped tablet is fitting into real life, and whether the opportunity for publishers and advertisers is as big as they hoped. Qualitative research from Ball State University examined how attitudes toward iPads changed after owning one for 24 hours. According to […]

Google to launch world wide pay-for-view movie service on YouTube site

August 30, 2010

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(Fierce Mobile) Google is reportedly in talks with Hollywood’s premier movie studios to launch a worldwide pay-per-view streaming movie service in conjunction with its popular YouTube video site. Citing multiple sources with knowledge of the negotiations, The Financial Times reports Google is proposing an on-demand service directly integrated with its popular search engine–film and television-related queries […]