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Sony and the PS4 Event …

by Rick on February 21, 2013

in Geek stuff

I have seen a lot of tweets about the Sony PS4 event. My favorite was by Chris Breen (@BodyofBreen): Apple: Here’s the iProduct, it will ship next week and cost $X. Microsoft: Here’s an Apple-like product. Someday. Sony: [noisy crickets] That’s funny, and sad. In reality, the console sounds great. Not sure who at Sony […]

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Check out this Web Browser market share data: From April 2009 until the end of February 2010, Internet Explorer lost 6 points. Market share for other Browsers was flat, with modest gains in a few cases. The biggest winner: Google Chrome which appears to have take share almost exclusively from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.   Browser Market […]

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How The Mighty Fall

by Rick on January 31, 2010

in Marketing 101

Maybe that is a bit strong, but could Toyota’s recall of 2.3 million vehicles be an indicator of bigger internal problem. If you think this is the first sign of trouble, check out this comment in the WSJ: […] Toyota recalled 2.3 million vehicles in the U.S. affected by the accelerator assembly problem. That was […]

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I just read an interesting Forbes.com article on how the Symbian Foundation is using crowdsourcing to solicit product ideas from customers. The Internet, and Web 2.0 has given us some great tools for understanding customer needs. I would suggest that it has never been easier to engage customers. In the case of Symbian, they are […]

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Check out this video. I was told that Microsoft paid the development cost for internal use. I am not sure this is true .. it does not really matter. There is a lesson here for everyone. I remember when I purchased my first iPod. I was so impressed by not just the device, but the […]

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I read an interesting article in InformationWeek today. You can check it out yourself: “7 Things Microsoft Must Do In 2010“. The author, Paul McDougall, begins the article by noting that “… 2009 was a tough [year] for Microsoft. Overall sales slumped, and the core franchises like Office and Windows were hit doubly hard.”  The […]

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Last night we decided to go to our local Cold Stone Cremery. I must admit that I caved in and had a ‘Oreo Overload’. Amazing treat. It would have been less expensive to pick up some ice cream and eat at home but I was in need of an experience, not just ice cream. When […]

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