The Weekly Compete Pulse
Whew! You’ve made it through the work week. Does this mean a weekend of back to school shopping for your kids, catching up on housework and lawn maintenance, or heading out of town for some more summer adventures? One thing you certainly should take the time to schedule in is this collection of articles we’ve found tailored to online marketers. Oh and for those of you looking ahead for next
The Biggest Winner from Google/Motorola Is… Microsoft?
Two years ago I facilitated a competitive brainstorming session for a leading pre-paid wireless service provider, with the goal of identifying the threats to incumbent brands. One of the ideas we discussed – but dismissed as too far-fetched – was Google becoming a disruptive provider of free wireless services. Not just free software, but free everything: hardware, software, apps and connectivity – the entire value chain. After all, if Google
BlackBerry Playbook™: You Had Me At Hello… But What About Others?
Not everyone wants an iPad. Sure, I’ve played with Apple’s hot device, but I belong to another tribe; I love RIM’s BlackBerry. That’s my disclaimer; I’m a BlackBerry fan and brand evangelist. So while others rejoice in iPad 2 news, I’m eagerly awaiting the launch of the BlackBerry Playbook™. I actually expected to find RIM and the Playbook™ front and center at the CTIA Wireless show in March but was
CES Round-up: Motorola Mobility’s Increased Visibility
The International Consumer Electronics Show is like an extra Christmas for those of us who follow the world of gadgets and 2011’s Show was no exception. Among the more exciting announcements were Sony bringing a consumer-level 3D camcorder to the market, Verizon announcing a powerful 4G smartphone lineup, and Toshiba displaying a 3DTV that doesn’t require 3D glasses. Motorola Mobility was undoubtedly one of the biggest presences at CES 2011,