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Facebook Leapfrogs Google Maps As #1 U.S. Mobile App In 2012

Comscore reports in its latest Mobile Metrix ranking of the top mobile apps by audience shows that Facebook finished the year strong to capture the #1 position from Google Maps. Even with losing the #1 position, Google maintained five of the top six positions. In December, the unique monthly visitors for each app: Facebook had [...]

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Google Does Not Have A Mobile Problem – Q4 Profits Still Rise

Google shares rose six percent in early trading today, based on Q4 results that profits had increased despite revenue declining. Many cite concern that the desktop search market is waning and the company is not tapping into mobile yet. That is ridiculous. Mobile, particularly the smartphone portion, iPhone4, iPhone5, Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S3, and a [...]

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Instagram Reports 90 Million Active Monthly Users And 8,500 Likes Per Second

After seeing poll results that 21 percent of Forbes readers don’t even know what Instagram is, a few details might be in order on what it is as well as how you can use it in your business life. Read Kashmir Hill’s post and scroll to the bottom for the poll: Everyone’s Freaking Out Over [...]

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Networking for Small Business

Yahoo! Small Business asked me to do a post on networking for business owners, so I spent some time trying to think of what really works. This post offers four suggestions, some might cause you to wonder if I’ve gone crazy. No crazier than normal… How To Network Your Business I posted some additional ideas [...]

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Amazon Influences Consumers More Than Google (And Possibly Facebook And Apple)

Every time a customer comes into your physical store, you probably wonder if they are price shopping you with their smartphone. Amazon doesn’t have that problem, but they may have made it worse for business owners with the Amazon Price Check apps. Don’t worry, though, Amazon has a bunch of tools that can help you [...]

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Why Facebook Phone Should Tap $5.5 Billion Mobile In Retail

According to the IHL Group, mobile in retail is now a $5.5 Billion business worldwide. By 2016, over 3.6 million tablets will have been shipped for use in North American Retail (and hospitality). Other small format handhelds (phones) will increase by 380% over the next five years. Mobile in retail started buzzing about the time [...]

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Facebook IPO Flop Or Not: Did You Close Your Facebook Account?

The Facebook IPO jury is still out and will be for a long time. Some are calling it the Facebook Flop. Others are saying it will take a while to climb, which is healthier for the company. But my question is – now that the Facebook IPO has come and gone, did you close your [...]

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Facebook IPO With ~10 Billion War Chest Could Just Buy Apple And Grow

The Facebook IPO will deposit somewhere between six and 20 billion dollars into cash. Facebook could ignore all the naysayers (about how this IPO is the most foolish in the history of IPOs) and just buy a huge position in Apple and see its stock appreciate. But what will it do with US$10 Billion? Hopefully [...]

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Facebook IPO: Buy Early And Buy As Much As You Can

The Facebook IPO promises to be insane. People will buy. Employees will go beyond paper wealth. Small, tiny public shareholders and investors will get rich. It is the American way. Pundits, critics, and analysts far smarter than me have claimed it’s a fad. Facebook is a fad. I’m not a Facebook fan, not really, but [...]

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Facebook Ads, Google Ads, GM And Advertising That Doesn’t Work

Facebook Ads are not working for GM (General Motors). So what. Those advertisements must be working for someone, somewhere or the internet juggernaut would not be on track for the much talked about Facebook IPO. Here’s the reality: Internet advertising, or any advertising, is a numbers game just like playing in a casino. If you [...]

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