Why 70% of Fortune Global 2000 Companies are Building Gamification Apps

Gartner predicts that by the end of 2014, over 70% of Global 2000 organizations will have at least one ‘gamified’ application. To put this in perspective, during 2012 only about 20% of Global 2000 companies deployed a gamified application. So what’s changed?

How to Scale Native Advertising Campaigns Across Mediums

Announced yesterday, ad tech startup Sharethrough told AdWeek that it has developed a new technology called Real Time Templating (RTT), “…that breaks down an ad into it’s individual parts and reconstructs it according to the environment it will run in.” Why is this important? Because it could fundamentally change the way native advertising is used by both advertisers and publishers alike.

New Roger Ebert Site Gets Big Thumbs Up

What has become the culmination of an extended collaboration between Roger and Chaz Ebert as well as Chicago based web development company Table XI, the new RogerEbert.com contains a complete collection of movie reviews, vignettes and other unseen content from the film critic’s 40+ year career.

Foursquare Raises $41 mil. via Debt Prior to Big Summer Ad Push

This financing structure, which doesn’t require Foursquare to increase the equity portion of it’s balance sheet prompting more valuation questions, gives the company more time to fully realize the potential of it’s widely popular location-based recommendation and check-in app.

SAFEClickID Targets Home Service Businesses Serious About Security

SAFEClickID differentiates itself from other sites that list scores of companies and charges customers to join and write reviews by placing the burden on the home service companies to foot the bill to prove they are serious about consumer safety and security. Companies also agree to have employees (including contractors) screened every 12-months by a firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners.

Protect Your Bubble Announces New $1/day Rental Insurance

Specialty insurance company, Protect Your Bubble, who offers low-cost insurance on everything from small electronics, major appliances to pets and travel announced a new renters insurance category Thursday

Picking the Right Cloud Service Solution

Finding the right cloud storage provider is now easier with small business and consumer review site NextAdvisor.com, who announced a cloud storage category offering consumers its top picks. It also allows visitors to compare cloud storage services like SugarSync, mozy, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Dropbox side-by-side, looking at price, features & benefits as well as actual user reviews in one place to help people make more informed decisions.

Five Event Management Trends Driving Business in 2013

After several years of contraction, the corporate events market is poised for expansion, according to a recent article in Successful Meetings. Analysts from independent research firmAberdeen Group have also estimated spending on corporate events to rise by 20% over the next 2 years.

Gift Cards Most Requested Gift This Year, Some Tips & Insight

Originally Published as Gift Cards Most Requested Gift for Fifth Straight Year on Technorati According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), about 58% of adults would like to receive a gift card this holiday. This marks the fifth straight year in which gift cards are the most requested holiday gift according to NRF’s lastest consumer spending report. […]

SmartDraw 2013 Adds Online Sharing & Mobile Enhancements

With the increased focus on visual content and integration with mobile devices, SmartDraw is keeping pace with what it’s customers want from a visual drawing and collaboration tool for business.

NetWrix Updates Active Directory Change Reporter

On the heels of Cyber Monday, one of the busiest online shopping days of the year, it’s important to reflect on just how critical it is to ensure that proper care is taken when delgating access, particularly when it comes to admin accounts

FirstRain Announces Performinator for Customer Intelligence

FirstRain, whose solutions help sales and marketing professionals glean customer intelligence and analytics from the web as well as social sites like Twitter, announced the launch of Performinator yesterday.  Performinator, according to the company announcement, “…transforms major accounts sales and marketing teams into amazingly well-informed customer intelligence superstars.”  With the increasing amount of information out […]

SEOmoz Acquires Followerwonk

In what the press statement called, “the friendliest acquisition ever”, SEOmoz (Moz), the Seattle based SEO software company purchased Twitter follower management and analytics company Followerwonk in a recently finalized deal of which details were not immediately available.  SEOmoz makes SEO software delivered as a service who boasts a roster of over 15k paying subscribers.  They also […]

Apple Patent Claim Dismissed in London Court – Apple iPad “Cooler” than Samsung Galaxy Tab

originally published as Coolness of iPad Grounds for Dismissal of Apple’s Patent Case vs. Samsung In London’s High Court today, British judge Colin Birss dismissed Apple’s claim of patent infringement against Samsung citing that, in addition to being “not as cool, Galaxy Tablets do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the […]

Instagram acquired by Facebook for $1billion

In an announcement earlier today, actually from a post earlier today it was announced that Facebook would be purchasing the hugely popular photo sharing, editing site Instagram.  News of this immediately echoed around silicon valley and tech blogs everywhere, with the LA Times saying, on the news, “It’s about the only thing that could top Justin Bieber on […]

Harbortouch POS Announces iPad Tableside Ordering System

Originally published on Technorati as: Harbortouch POS Announces iPad Tableside Ordering System There have been more than a few companies who have rolled out iPads on an enterprise level. From municipalities using them for surveying to business intelligence and visual communications and now restaurants and even the point-of-sales systems these businesses run on.  Unveiled at the recent Nightclub […]

iPad 2 Price Drop Makes It Perfect for Enterprise Use, App Development

Originally published on Technorati here: iPad 2 Price Drop Makes it Perfect for Enterprise Use, App Development The post-PC revolution and its more portable, more personal devices have taken yet another quantum leap forward. When Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the New iPad it became Important to the business crowd because in addition to new devices, Cook also […]

Google Algorithm Change Focuses on (too much!) Advertising Above the Fold

Originally published by myself on Technorati as: Google Algorithm Change Requires User-Friendly Page Layout Web publishers and bloggers beware: If you’re displaying many ads “above the fold,” Google’s latest algorithm change may swoop down like a Navy SEAL team on your website. You might suddenly find your Web pages buried, six-feet under on the search […]

How Much do we Spend on Super Bowl Parties [Infographic]

The following infographic shows some great insights in to how America spends on the Super Bowl, consumes.  Courtesy of  TurboTax.com. Related Posts: Brands Take Advantage of Super Bowl Power Outage It’s happened before, in the NFL, NHL Stanley Cup back in 1988, and MLB numerous… How Google Will Remember Top Olympic Athletes (INFOGRAPHIC) Originally published […]

GinzaMetrics Introduces Advanced Conversion Tracking

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Ginzametrics, an enterprise-level SEO management and analytics dashboard, announced today it has a new platform that provides ecommerce analytics for SEO, allowing customers to view the keywords that are producing the most related revenue, and then take steps to optimize the related content in real […]

Ginzamarkets Announces $1.3 Million in Seed Financing for Enterprise SEO Platform

Ginzametrics SEO Management Helps Enterprises Generate Sales from Traffic and Search Funding to Aid Infrastructure, Staffing Growth and Product Development Mountain View, California– Ginzametrics’ disruptive platform for SEO enables enterprises to increase traffic and sales from organic search through its tight integration with Adobe SiteCatalyst, Google Analytics and other platforms. Users can quickly identify winners […]

Rakuten Inc. Selects Ginzametrics’ Platform for Enterprise SEO

Rakuten Inc. Selects Ginzametrics’ Platform for Enterprise SEO Management – Largest Ecommerce Company in Japan Operates Popular Rakuten Ichiba Site Integration of Ginzametrics’ Enterprise SEO Platform Designed to Increase Organic Search Conversions, Optimize Content, and Aid Global Expansion  Mountain View, California, (December 12, 2011) – Ginzametrics, the disruptive enterprise SEO management and analytics platform, announced […]

Bing to Incorporate Facebook Likes in Algo

In case you weren’t sure about the power of Social Media and Social Media Optimization, check out this video announcement from Bing.  It talks about the recent decision to incorporate Facebook “likes” in to it’s core search algorithm.  I realize this affects only a fraction of the search market, but if this trend is embraced […]

October Browser Stats

The latest information from ZD Net shows Chrome growing and showing no signs of slowing. As more and more plugins are created for Chrome to replace what people would be losing to firefox, people are opting for the security and speed of Chrome over what appears to be a stagnation in Firefox use. IE9 on […]

Free New Keyword Tools

If you haven’t looked at the rest of the site and just read the blog articles and view the bookmarks, it’s worth mentioning that I will be building out a comprehensive set of free SEO tools under the services menu for now. Currently there is a Keyword Suggestion Tool and a Niche Keyword Finder.  I […]