Monthly Archives: May 2010

We just can’t quit you, Facebook (or can we?)

There’s a lot of noise on the internet about people publicly announcing that they’re quitting Facebook. The recent gripes are focused on Facebook over revisions to its platform and privacy policy that encourage its members to make personal information accessible to anyone on the Internet. Despite the criticisms being voiced about facebook.com, it is possible to maintain your Facebook profile and your privacy.

Christian Louboutin Gets Carried Away With "Sex And The City The Movie 2"

Get the martini shaker ready for another round of Cosmos! The fabulous foursome from Sex And The City return for a second movie on Thursday, May 27th. It seems hard to believe that I’ve been following these ladies since 1998 as they endured brunches, boyfriends, breakups, babies, and, of course, Mr. Big.

Does greatness equate to eternity?

Using the practices of today’s greatest companies to guide our business strategies is something we all do.  After all, that’s why they call them "best practices."  Many spend their days analyzing each and every move of their industry leader to discover what makes them great in hopes of becoming great themselves.  Others idolize them and are convinced that every move they take is the right one.  According to Walter Kiechel,

Droid, Chapter 2: The Incredible

It’s here folks, "the next chapter in the Droid Saga" (to quote Verizon Wireless).  The Incredible by HTC is the latest Android phone released at Verizon.  After the success we saw with the Droid at the end of 2009, it made me wonder how the Incredible has fared in attracting interest prior to launch.  To do so, I started by comparing the volume of traffic to each phone’s microsite in

The Online Battle of the Broadcast Networks

With the major broadcast networks wrapping up their regular TV seasons before the summer break, TV ratings continue to grow as audiences tune in to catch the season ending cliffhangers. There will be clear defined ratings winners but will that translate into increased site traffic for the broadcast networks? As more and more viewers have started to go online to watch their favorite shows they also have been interacting with

Poken Takes Poking Offline

According to TechCrunch Europe, self proclaimed "˜social business card‘ startup, Poken, just received a $1.8MM investment from Swisscom. Obviously, this means there is hope for good things out of this unique social networking product.

Girls go wild for Girls Gone Wild

Did that grab your attention? So the story goes; I had a bet with my old roommate that 20% of sales for Girls Gone Wild were female. To which he responded, “No way, it’s less than 1% – girls would never buy that”. Oh, how little does he know….. (Now is a good time to make your guess at what the actual figure is by the way.) Think for a

Android Finally Begins to Erode iPhone's Interest Share

Apple is back in the news again.  First, there was the blockbuster launch of the massively-hyped and positively reviewed iPad.  So far, the iPad has already exceeded expectations, selling over one million units in its first month. Then, in news that was likely less exciting to Apple than the iPad’s great sales, Gizmodo.com managed to acquire a prototype of the unreleased next generation iPhone.  Finally, Apple and Adobe have been

Betty White’s Popularity Reaches Hulu

Betty White’s performance on Saturday Night Live was an instant classic. Each skit was well written, past cast members came back to join in on the fun, and Ms. White’s comedic side shined through.  The show was also a tremendous success for SNL and NBC as it scored 12.1 million viewers and a 4.6 rating.  Those are great numbers for a show with a non-prime-time slot. Not bad for a

Oil Slick Reaches the Web

With the ominous Gulf Coast oil spill steadily creeping toward Freemason Island, BP has attempted to cap the leak with a giant steel and concrete containment unit.  However, that didn’t go according to plan as the container quickly became filled with ice-like hydrate crystals and had to be temporarily removed.  As they prepare to implement their next solution, I’m curious if the 24-hour new coverage has the attention of the

Which Publishers are Best Positioned to Capitalize on NFL Offseason Interest?

In an apparent effort to drive TV ratings, the first round of the 2010 NFL draft was held during primetime for the first time in its 75 year history. The result was a ratings windfall; ESPN’s draft coverage was the fifth most watched cable program of 2010 in US households despite splitting its sporting-enthusiast viewership with NHL and NBA playoff games.