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CES 2015: What to Expect from Sony

CES 2015: What to Expect from Sony

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US to NY court: Reject Apple's monitor challenge

US to NY court: Reject Apple's monitor challenge US to appeals court: Reject Apple's challenge to antitrust monitor imposed in NY e-book case NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department asked a federal appeals court Friday to let a monitor continue reviewing Apple's...

Jan 25 2014, 4:32am CST

Next Apple TV Rumored to Have A Games Console

Next Apple TV Rumored to Have A Games Console The Xbox One and PS4 could bet getting company. Recent reports indicate that a new Apple TV is well into testing, and might arrive soon. Both 9t05 Mac and iLounge cite insider sources telling them that a revamped set-...

Jan 24 2014, 6:51pm CST

'Slow, Painful Death' For Sony Playstation Vita Predicted

Slow and Painful Death For Sony Playstation Vita Predicted We rarely get terribly colorful language in the sometimes staid world of financial analysis, but in the videogame world, that’s why we have Michael Pachter. The Wedbush securities analyst has a reputation for frank talk...

Jan 24 2014, 9:00am CST

Google Adsense Direct is For Small Publishers

Google Adsense Direct is For Small Publishers Those playing the ad game within the Google universe are very familiar with Google AdSense and DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP). As a refresher, AdSense automatically fills unsold ad space inventory for quick and easy...

Jan 24 2014, 8:11am CST

Display Ads are as Compelling As TV Spots

Display Ads are as Compelling As TV Spots In the lobby of Google’s Building 900 at its Mountain View headquarters, there’s a display of Google-colored squares and rectangles that looks like a bland abstract-art piece. It turns out these are the shape and...

Jan 24 2014, 5:18am CST

Apple's Mac still Big Influencer, 30 years after Debut

Apple's Mac still Big Influencer, 30 years after Debut Apple's Mac still influences computing today, 30 years after its debut NEW YORK (AP) — Look around. Many of the gadgets you see drew inspiration from the original Mac computer. Computers at the time typically required...

Jan 24 2014, 1:15am CST

Google Ad Chief Susan Wojcicki Talks about Next Big Battle

Google Ad Chief Susan Wojcicki Talks about Next Big Battle Straightforward and unflashy, Susan Wojcicki doesn’t come off like the most powerful woman in advertising that Forbes and others have labeled her. When we meet outside her office at the Googleplex in Mountain View, she’...

Jan 23 2014, 2:31am CST

3D-Printed Gun Creator Lands Book Deal

3D-Printed Gun Creator Lands Book Deal When Cody Wilson published the blueprint for the first fully 3D-printable gun on the web last spring, the controversy around that digital weapon led to its being downloaded 100,000 times in two days. Now Simon &...

Jan 22 2014, 9:38am CST

CES 2015 News
Google is Already The King Of Online Advertising, but that is not Enough

Google is Already The King Of Online Advertising, but that is not Enough Forget wearable computers and self-driving cars. The search giant will continue its dominance by sticking with its advertising roots – taking $40 billion out of the hides of some very familiar companies This story...

Jan 22 2014, 9:36am CST

Online Anonymity for Business Pros, Rebels And Everyone In Between

Online Anonymity for Business Pros, Rebels And Everyone In Between You wouldn’t know it from its modest adobe-and-brick-tile headquarters on National Avenue, but like a lot of its larger neighbors in Mountain View, Calif., AnchorFree aims to change the world. Not by becoming the...

Jan 22 2014, 8:20am CST

The Twitter Tricks From The New York Times

The Twitter Tricks From The New York Times I’m a small publisher in both budget and manpower. As such, I must work smart. Everything I attempt to do must be purposeful and efficient. One of the greatest insights I have come upon to move my business forward is to...

Jan 22 2014, 8:04am CST

Should Microsoft Acquire Yahoo For $53 Billion?

Should Microsoft Buy Yahoo for $53 Billion? The last time Microsoft offered to buy Yahoo — valuing it at $45 billion, Steve Ballmer hoped that some value could be created by combining their media assets. As he said back then, “We have great respect for Yahoo!,...

Jan 21 2014, 8:56am CST

Gabe Newell Is 'Fine' With EA's Origin On Steam Machines

Gabe Newell Is 'Fine' With EA's Origin On Steam Machines While Valve’s fleet of Steam Machines may be laying the groundwork for some massive future shift in console and PC gaming, in their current form, it’s hard to think off too many reasons to run out and buy them at...

Jan 19 2014, 10:41am CST

I4U news

Judge to Apple: Reboot relationship with monitor NY judge says Apple's opposition to e-books monitor proves the wisdom of his appointment NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Thursday urged Apple to reboot its relationship with a monitor appointed to analyze its...

Jan 16 2014, 2:16pm CST

Google Builds Mindshare For Dart App Framework With Virtual Machines On Runnable

Google Builds Mindshare For Dart App Framework With Virtual Machines On Runnable Google announced today that it will distribute working demos its Dart app framework through Runnable, the Palo Alto startup that has been dubbed the “YouTube of code.” Runnable creates virtual machines in your browser...

Jan 16 2014, 10:26am CST

Microsoft: Xbox One, PS4 Spec Differences 'Marginal'

Microsoft: Xbox One, PS4 Spec Differences 'Marginal' What’s more powerful, the Xbox One or the PS4? We’ve been arguing that question since before Microsoft and Sony had told us anything about either console. With both machines in hand, the upshot seems to be that PS4 has...

Jan 16 2014, 10:06am CST

Pinners Are From Peoria: Sharing On Pinterest Takes Off

Pinners Are From Peoria: Sharing On Pinterest Takes Off Pinterest keeps gaining momentum as a way to share content, growing faster at this social activity than any other social media service. That’s according to a new quarterly report released this morning by ShareThis, the...

Jan 16 2014, 9:26am CST

How The PS4 And Xbox One Renewed GameStop's Lease On Life

How The PS4 And Xbox One Renewed GameStop's Lease On Life GameStop shares came crashing down a few days ago when the company announced lower than expected game sales over the holidays (down 22.5% from last year) and more bad news when increased hardware sales of the PS4 and...

Jan 15 2014, 11:11am CST

Make Your Book A Bestseller: Platform Building Tips From Michael Hyatt

Make Your Book A Bestseller: Platform Building Tips From Michael Hyatt By Dorie Clark How can you make your book a bestseller? A good person to ask would be Michael Hyatt, whose 2012 book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World became an instant New York Times bestseller. He’s seen book...

Jan 14 2014, 9:46am CST

TapSense Releases Latest Mobile Marketing User Guide

TapSense Releases Latest Mobile Marketing User Guide It was clearly a great year for mobile marketing. Consumers are spending more than half their time online on the mobile web and smartphone conversion rates prove how lucrative that habit is for marketers: 79% of...

Jan 14 2014, 7:26am CST

Telecommuting Is The Future of Work

Telecommuting Is The Future of Work In many companies I work with, a certain percentage of employees work from home or are virtual employees – contractors or long-term freelancers. The percentage varies (ASTD, SHRM), from 30 to 45 percent, which seems...

Jan 12 2014, 7:56pm CST

Why City Life Boosts Creativity And Startup Success

Why City Life Boosts Creativity And Startup Success The following post is by Roger Wu, cofounder of the business-to-business content distribution network, Cooperatize. What happens when you invite 10 people that work in different industries to dinner?  We get smarter,...

Jan 12 2014, 8:56am CST

An Inside Explanation Of Why Third Parties Have Left The Wii U

An Inside Explanation Of Why Third Parties Have Left The Wii U While it’s Saturday, and there isn’t much news in the video game world, I absolutely must point you to a fantastic read over at Eurogamer. Their piece, “The Secret Developers: Wii U – The Inside Story,” is written by an...

Jan 11 2014, 10:31am CST

Inside Forbes: We're Diving Into the Era of News Streams With Breakthrough Mobile Products

Inside Forbes: We're Diving Into the Era of News Streams With Breakthrough Mobile Products Like a hanging, mobile focuses the mind. I often say the $2 to $3 CPMs publishers frequently get for smartphone ads will crush all traditional newsrooms built for the era of $50 print CPMs — and most of them still are,...

Jan 10 2014, 6:31am CST

How Hybrid Publishers Innovate To Succeed

How Hybrid Publishers Innovate To Succeed The intensity of competition in an industry is neither a matter of coincidence nor bad luck Michael Porter, Competitive Strategy The publishing industry has been challenged by the online sales success of Amazon, the...

Jan 8 2014, 4:31pm CST

I4U news

Yahoo's Advertising Reboot Still A Work In Progress Yahoo announced some interesting products during CEO Marissa Mayer’s keynote speech at CES Tuesday in Las Vegas–a couple of digital magazines (food and tech), a news digest app, and a new smart TV guide, plus the...

Jan 7 2014, 11:16pm CST

The Best "Sleeper Ideas" For Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch In 2014

The Best "Sleeper Ideas" For Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch In 2014 This is the third year in a row that I’ve asked friends and colleagues of mine to make predictions for the coming year. In the past, when I’ve done these predictions, I’ve turned to mostly traders who follow public...

Jan 6 2014, 10:16pm CST

I4U news

New software battle coming to smart TVs New battle comes to smart TVs as Firefox, LG, others promote competing software NEW YORK (AP) — More choice — and confusion — is coming to the next generation of TVs. At least three new...

Jan 6 2014, 2:46pm CST

I4U news

Zola Acquires Bookish But It's Really About Amazon Last year, when Bookish launched, I asked the question on this blog, “will [start-up book retailer backed by three of the largest publishers] Bookish succeed or fail?” The answer today is “yes.” Start-up ebook retailer...

Jan 6 2014, 2:06pm CST

The Worst, Most Disappointing And Controversial Video Game Moments Of 2013

The Worst, Most Disappointing And Controversial Video Game Moments Of 2013 Plenty of controversy hounded the video game industry in 2013, though I’m not sure any of it was quite as hot-blooded as the controversies we saw the year prior. (I’m looking at you BioWare.) Still, there were some...

Jan 3 2014, 4:36pm CST

Microsoft's Xbox One Almost Went Entirely Disc-less After E3

Microsoft's Xbox One Almost Went Entirely Disc-less After E3 Microsoft was scrambling in the wake of E3 to alter the Xbox One after a wave of negative feedback about the company’s policies regarding the system. According to a new OXM interview with Microsoft Studios general...

Jan 3 2014, 9:16am CST

Will You Go Viral? Here's A Way To Predict

Will You Go Viral? Here's A Way To Predict The following post is by Roger Wu, cofounder of the business-to-business content distribution network, Cooperatize. We’ve seen it too many times.  Someone tweets something in poor taste, the Internet gets wind of it,...

Jan 3 2014, 8:26am CST

7 Easy Steps To Decluttering -- And Profiting From It

7 Easy Steps To Decluttering -- And Profiting From It As you start the new year, you’re probably making resolutions and other plans for your fresh, clean slate. What if you challenged yourself to make 2014 your best year yet? As outlined in these seven steps to living your...

Jan 1 2014, 8:06am CST

I4U news

Apple's E-Book Monitor In Bureaucratic Court Fight Over Tim Cook And Al Gore Interviews I will admit to finding this little story quite amusing. As we all know after Apple was found guilty of conspiring with the major publishers over the price of e-books the court insisted that there should be a monitor to...

Dec 31 2013, 9:16am CST

How To Double Your Content Marketing ROI In 2014

How To Double Your Content Marketing ROI In 2014 December brings many traditions: enjoying the holidays, wrapping up projects from the year that’s ending, and gearing up for the year ahead. One piece of the process is evaluating how you did in relation to the...

Dec 30 2013, 2:41pm CST

Whatever Business You're In, Chances Are You Need To Publish Content. Here Are Some Rules You Need To Know

Whatever Business You're In, Chances Are You Need To Publish Content. Here Are Some Rules You Need To Know Content is the big new thing.  From blogs to videos to social media, everywhere you look organizations are looking to publish and engage their customers.  Content is sexy and exciting and everybody wants in on the...

Dec 28 2013, 8:11pm CST

B2B Customer Service And The Anti-Amazon: Delivering Books For Authors (And Not By Drone)

B2B Customer Service And The Anti-Amazon: Delivering Books For Authors (And Not By Drone) As a customer service consultant and speaker, my feeling is that, at its heart, customer service is customer service, period.  It’s humans — and the systems and technology created by those humans — helping humans. B2B...

Dec 24 2013, 3:26pm CST

The Best Performing Big Tech Stocks Of 2013: Did You Own Any Of Them?

The Best Performing Big Tech Stocks Of 2013: Did You Own Any Of Them? Idaho, China, Menlo Park. That would have been your itinerary this year to find the tech stocks that make up the list of the best-performing names of 2013. These are stocks that have doubled or even tripled their...

Dec 23 2013, 8:36am CST