21 July

Facebook Premium: It’s in the Product Experience

Facebook Premium: It’s in the Product Experience

Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, took to Medium this week to share some thoughts on Facebook: “Now that I use Facebook more regularly, I started having some ideas for the service—here’s one… They could offer Facebook Premium. For $10 a month, people who really love Facebook (and can afford it), could see no ads. Maybe […]

24 June

Twitter Brings Mobile Notifications Front & Center

Twitter Brings Mobile Notifications Front & Center

One of the great (maybe most under used?) Twitter features is mobile notifications. They are very valuable when used properly (ie following the right users) and overwhelming when used incorrectly (ie following too many people) – and Twitter recognizes this. Hence, Twitter is now recommending mobile notifications of recommended users on Twitter.com. Great in-the-river promotion […]

23 June

Nikes Uses Facebook to Push Timely E-Commerce Golf Gear Around US Open

Nikes Uses Facebook to Push Timely E-Commerce Golf Gear Around US Open

Below are subsequent Facebook posts by Nike Golf that uploads Tiger Woods’ and Rory McIlroy’s entire Nike outfitting – from shoes to clothing to clubs to balls. It’s brilliant in its simplicity, timelines and relevance. It also shows the value of their athlete and sponsorship model: these are Nike golfers head to toe. And with […]

19 June

Watch ESPN Arrives on Apple TV

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Watch ESPN Arrives on Apple TV

WatchESPN is now available on your Apple TV. Fans now have access to on demand video, live streaming games, and live access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and ESPN Buzzer Beater/Goal Line (some content requires video subscription from affiliated providers). There are now multiple ways to get WatchESPN content on your big screen: the Apple […]

13 June

LinkedIn’s Influencers Now Includes Bill Gates

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LinkedIn’s Influencers Now Includes Bill Gates

Like several others (ie Medium, YouTube Channels), LinkedIn has made a strong bet on quality, unique content with their Influencer product. Today, this email arrived which is about as influential as it gets: Bill Gates sharing insights from his influencer, Warren Buffett.

7 April

The Tax of the New. From Incremental to Next

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The tax of new thinking and building… I like that term set by Julie Zhuo on PandoDaily. The tax is not just the challenge of thinking and building… it’s the challenge of shifting prior and current momentum (philosophically, emotionally, actually, etc). It’s the challenge of placing yourself and your experiences onto unknown paths. But that […]

10 March

Mailbox and Innovation Around the Mailbox

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I have intentionally attempted to shift my mobile habits to take advantage of new, well-done applications. I tried to replace iOS’s safari with Google’s Chrome application. And now I am trying to replace the core iOS mail app with Mailbox. In trying to do so, three obvious points come along: 1. There is much innovation […]

9 March

Today on ESPN3: 86 Live Events

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Want a taste of what makes ESPN3 special? Head over to ESPN3 or access on your mobile app via WatchESPN and you’ll find:

4 March

Google Search, Inline Weather

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It’s the first time I have searched for weather on something other than my phone… which is interesting itself. But tonight, I Googled weather 06001 (our zip code) and found the following screenshot of an entirely contained, smart weather ‘widget’. It’s an example of Google delivering a simple, fast experience with instantaneous satisfaction. No reason […]

24 February

Google’s High End Chromebook Pixel

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Let me preface by saying that I am typing this on a Macbook (15″ Retina) and love the device. And I have previously not been attracted to the Chromebook series for a variety of reasons: namely form, function and unclear ability to replace either my laptop or iPad.

14 February

A Valentines Reminder from Facebook

In case you forgot…

24 January

Twitter’s In the River Module for User Messaging

Facebook is the king of in-the-river promotions – perhaps because they roll out so many new features, promotions, toggles, etc and it’s the most effective way to alert users of changes.