Further proof the U.S. is gadget hungry: We now have more internet connected gadgets than people


by Robert Nazarian on Jan 3rd 2013, 9:52am
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I don’t this is going to be a shocker to anyone, but it sure is eye-opening when you consider that there are now more internet connected devices than people in the U.S. According to the NPD Group, there are about 425 million such gadgets in homes that consist of smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, and of course desktop computers and laptops. With 311 million people, it’s a lock that this spread will continue to grow. Leer más “Further proof the U.S. is gadget hungry: We now have more internet connected gadgets than people”

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Is the New iPad Screen Too Good for the Web?


The retina display is one of the main selling points of the new iPad.


Apps, games and e-books may look great on the new iPad’s high-resolution “retina” display, but it’s unclear whether Web sites will get the same treatment.

Pick up a new iPad and load a Web site, and you’ll often see crisp, clear text next to not-so-sharp photos. That’s because most Web developers are still considering whether they want to upgrade their sites to deliver higher-resolution images and videos for the new iPad, which has a 2,048-by-1,536-pixel display. This may involve more bandwidth and storage costs, and the programming work required to keep track of different image sizes and deliver them to the right screens. Leer más “Is the New iPad Screen Too Good for the Web?”

You Need to Look at Your Business Through a Wide Lens

Vision has been a hot button in management theory for a number of years, with much lip service being given to the imperatives of managing for the long term. Is managing for the long haul enough to remain competitive in an increasingly interdependent marketplace?

Depth of vision is well and good, but breadth of vision is equally important, says Ron Adner, a professor of strategy at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and a long-time student of the root causes of innovation success and failure.

As our world becomes ever more interdependent, commercial success depends not only on a company’s own innovation, but also on the success of the partners within that innovation ecosystem— suppliers, complementors, distributors, retailers and others. For an innovation’s value proposition to succeed, he writes in his new book on ecosystem strategy, “The Wide Lens: A New Strategy for Innovation ” (Portfolio, 2012), everyone must win.


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CREDIT: Wide lens image via Shutterstock

By: Ned Smith, BusinessNewsDaily Senior Writer
businessnewsdaily.com

Vision has been a hot button in management theory for a number of years, with much lip service being given to the imperatives of managing for the long term. Is managing for the long haul enough to remain competitive in an increasingly interdependent marketplace?

Depth of vision is well and good, but breadth of vision is equally important, says Ron Adner, a professor of strategy at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and a long-time student of the root causes of innovation success and failure.

As our world becomes ever more interdependent, commercial success depends not only on a company’s own innovation, but also on the success of the partners within that innovation ecosystem— suppliers, complementors, distributors, retailers and others. For an innovation’s value proposition to succeed, he writes in his new book on ecosystem strategy, “The Wide Lens: A New Strategy for Innovation ” (Portfolio, 2012), everyone must win. Leer más “You Need to Look at Your Business Through a Wide Lens”

The Devolution of Advertising

Author matt

Digital content consumption has become more and more a part of everyday life.

In fact, watching video online as seen a 46% uptick over the past year*. And while television has remained the dominant behemoth in the realm of entertainment and content consumption, certain trends have made advertisers re-examine the way they approach traditional, disruptive advertising.

Death of disruptive?

We’ve heard rumblings for the past few years about the general concern over the 30 second TV spot – is it still reaching consumers (and more importantly, young male consumers)? Our knee-jerk reaction was to start throwing money in the places we saw these target-rich eyeballs congregating – digital. Digital advertising saw immediate leaps in expenditure – 100’s of percent increase year of year; giant homepage takeovers; astronomical search programs and more banner impressions than you could ever imagine. To what end? Search provides a utilitarian value and is here to stay. But display? At the end of the day, its driving people to a commercial piece they’ve already seen. Is this an effective way to reach these consumers? Can we evolve our thinking?


Author matt
anidea.com

Digital content consumption has become more and more a part of everyday life.

In fact, watching video online as seen a 46% uptick over the past year*. And while television has remained the dominant behemoth in the realm of entertainment and content consumption, certain trends have made advertisers re-examine the way they approach traditional, disruptive advertising.

Death of disruptive?

We’ve heard rumblings for the past few years about the general concern over the 30 second TV spot – is it still reaching consumers (and more importantly, young male consumers)? Our knee-jerk reaction was to start throwing money in the places we saw these target-rich eyeballs congregating – digital. Digital advertising saw immediate leaps in expenditure – 100’s of percent increase year of year; giant homepage takeovers; astronomical search programs and more banner impressions than you could ever imagine. To what end? Search provides a utilitarian value and is here to stay. But display? At the end of the day, its driving people to a commercial piece they’ve already seen. Is this an effective way to reach these consumers? Can we evolve our thinking? Leer más “The Devolution of Advertising”

Let Consumers Be Consumers


AuthorBrian
So, I’ve decided I need an HDTV.

Ok, so I don’t need it.  But I want one.  After watching another year of blurry playoff football, squinting at text that’s too small to read, and being repeatedly frustrated by 12-year-old gamers repeatedly stabbing me in the back (and laughing at me) because my-TV-doesn’t-have-the contrast-to-see-them-hiding-in-the-dark-bushes, I’ve finally come around to the realization that my 13-year-old Sanyo is simply not cutting it anymore. Leer más “Let Consumers Be Consumers”