This week Facebook has been announced as purchasing Lightbox, this purchase topping off their recent $1 billion dollar grab of Instagram and coming up right behind their summer IPO. This service purchase will have lightbox.com shutting down sign-ups immediately and will have current users given a final chance to download their current photo collection before June 15th.
Social and search continue to be essential inbound marketing channels.
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Only connect. In celebration of the company's 140th anniversary, Heineken in the Netherlands is asking consumers to submit their own designs for a limited edition bottle.
After 95 years of selling cookies door to door and out of cookie booths, The Girl Scouts of USA are finally allowing cookie fanatics to track cookies in their neighborhoods and cities. Released late last year, the "Cookie Locator" app takes your location, tracks, and send alerts for when and where cookies will be sold.
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When the original iPod first came out 10 years ago, the concept didn't seem novel to those who had already hopped on the MP3 player bandwagon. What was new—aside from its deep integration with Apple's music store—was the physical design. The minimalist layout, the screen with playlists, the easy-access buttons—and oh, the scroll wheel!
MC Hammer, pictured at a party sponsored by Motorola Xoom, has a team developing a search engine called WireDoo. Say what?
By GEOFFREY A. FOWLER
Newsweek’s The Daily Beast published an interesting infographic on Steve Jobs and his supposed playbook for managing the creative process at Apple.
There are two hallmarks of disruptive innovation that are commonly misunderstood. The first is the myth of the “aha” moment that tends to assign disruption to a single instant of discovery and change, when, in reality, nearly all disruptive innovations are the result of long-term trends, research, and investment that finally culminate at an inflection point. The iPad wasn’t invented in a vacuum, but was the result of decades of research, failed attempts, and gradual technology advancements.
High-end fashion brands have a problem.
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Most people don't have enough spare cash lying around to invest in startups. Most startups need help marketing their products. Wahooly is solving both problems by offering social media influencers free equity in startups in exchange for promotion. It's Klout and Kickstarter combined.
There was a moment after New York's 2009 Fall Fashion Week when fashion bloggers had officially, as the press likes to call it, "arrived."