July 24, 2017

Archives for August 2011

H-P TouchPad Sold Out

Just days after we reported Hewlett-Packard (H-P) would Dump The PC business, they have decided to do another run of TouchPads. HP decided to clear out the inventory that had piled up at retailers, by reducing the price from $399.00 to just $99.00. Well, buyers went crazy and the stores sold out overnight, prompting the […]

NetFlix Users Now Must Chose Plan

Looks like the “Good Old Days” are coming to an end for Netflix users who now must chose a plan, as the company’s deadline for changing its rates hits on Sept. 1. Back in July a user backlash erupted when the company announced that it would separate DVD and Streaming plans, and start charging $7.99 […]

Vudu Child Wal-Mart Rocks

Lord Knows I’m A Vudu Child – Now the world knows it, as Wal-Mart scores big with their new Video Streaming service. Wooohhh, this service is like Way Cool! New Release Movies, the day they are released in DVD, for only $2.00. This is for 2 nights, with No Late Fees! You only pay for […]

Groupon The Leaked Memo

OK this is cool,  Groupon CEO, Andrew Mason, issues a Memo to his staff during the Pre-IPO “Quiet Time” that is “accidentally” leaked to the Media (Oops!). Mason says: “It Looks Good!” The veiled Press Release attempts to give re-assurance to investors about Groupon, at a time when they are experiencing a lot of negative […]

Tumblr Stumbles Upon A Winning Formula

“Build It And They Will Come” Who says you can’t build a better mousetrap? Blogging platform with the funny name, Tumblr has attracted millions of users, and convinced investors it’s worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Wall St Journal reports today that: “The New York-based company is poised to raise $75 million to $100 million […]

Steve Jobs Is Not Dead

With all the hype over Steve Jobs resignation from Apple, you would think he died. With all the eulogy’s from the media and the blogs, you wonder what’s really going on. We all know his health has been failing for years, and it’s really no surprise, it’s just finally come around to the day we […]

Sprint To Start Selling iPhone 5

In a major coup, Sprint the 3rd largest Mobile carrier in the US, has struck a deal to begin selling Apple’s iPhone 5 in mid October. Sprints stock jumped by 10% on the news. While on the surface it looks like a super deal for Sprint, it could be a double edged sword. While Sprint […]

English Is A Foreign Language Online

For Online Businesses it’s time to start thinking about Marketing in different languages. There was a time when we all thought English would emerge as the dominant language online. But now I starting to rethink this. It seems that English Is A Foreign Language Online. A key point to consider is that, despite the massive […]

Mark Andreessen Speaks Out

Here is an interesting article from Mark Andreessen, that really sums up the state of the Internet and related industries, that I want to “Share” with you. Via LinkedIn Today: This week, Hewlett-Packard (where I am on the board) announced that it is exploring jettisoning its PC business in favor of investing more heavily in […]

LinkedIn Today Launches

Ever wonder what your connections on LinkedIn are reading about. Well LinkedIn Today lets you discover what the world’s professionals are reading and sharing. Designed as a standalone website, where you can browse through some of the top articles that LinkedIn thinks you’ll find interesting. The service works by aggregating news from industries, connections and […]