Deron Williams, NBA point guard and savior of ironic sport liking, just inked
a new contract to stay with the Brooklyn Nets.
Well, inked is the wrong word as Williams actually signed his 5 year $98
million contract on an iPad. With his finger.
This is what Williams, who’s in Vegas for Team USA Basketball training, had
to say about signing his deal on Twitter (the guy is just all technology
“Officially a Brooklyn Net! Signed my contract on an iPad Just thank God
for this wonderful Opportunity #HelloBrooklyn”
Read the full story at Gizmodo.
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Smartphones are trending up, they now account for almost 50 percent of mobile
phones in the United States. And, not surprisingly, feature phones are
trending down – four out of five new mobile phone purchases are for
The clear winner is Google, about 48 percent of smartphones are Android
devices. iPhone is second with about a third of the market, although iPhones
sales are trending up at a remarkable pace.
In the last three months, 43% of smartphone purchases were iPhones. And,
down and out in smartphone land is BlackBerry, struggling to hold on... (more)
Twitter threw a bone to BlackBerry owners on Monday with an app update that
offers some parity to Twitter’s iOS and Android apps.
The new Twitter for BlackBerry lets users share links to web pages directly
from the browser and automatically shortens links you send from your phone.
Read the full story at Mashable
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Since the beginning of marketing time, the ultimate objective was always a
transaction. You give me a A, I’ll give you B. Transactions have become
even more important throughout the emergence of digital marketing. You can
track customers through the purchase funnel, explore why they didn’t
transact and create less friction to improve transaction effectiveness.
Why transformations are more important than transactions.
While driving by a lively Apple Store, I heard the news that Best Buy will
close 50 stores. Best Buy was a pure transactional company. The sales
associates weren’t v... (more)
Google seems to be eking out a major new tweak to its search results.
Reportedly spotted by several users, the search pages are now displaying
semantic data nestled to the right of the regular results.
Such information tries to tie in relevant facts related to the subject of
your search rather than just providing links to external Web sites.
Read the full story at CNET