Smartphones, Y!, Online Booking, FB & Privacy
Smartphone ad impressions increased by 488% in 2011. The figures, released today in the InMobi Mobile Market 2011 Review, also show that mobile impressions grew 251% in the same period. Tablet impressions experienced massive growth year-on-year, increasing 771% to 11.2bn. [Learn more]
Jerry Yang Resigns From Yahoo Board: Yang, one of two cofounders of the company that started as an Internet portal in 1995, resigned today from the company’s board as well as all other positions he holds with the company, says Reuters. Yahoo’s board has come under fire for what are perceived by shareholders to be a long series of missteps, including the hiring of Carol Bartz as CEO three years ago. Two weeks ago, the company announced it was bringing on a new CEO, Scott Thompson, the former president of PayPal. [Learn more]
Online booking for notarial appointments. The British Consulate provides notarial services by online appointment only. [Learn more]
Don’t Call Us–We’ll Facebook You. Email, text messaging, social media and phone are all competing for attention. So what’s the best way to communicate directly with a partner, client or customer? Perhaps this has happened to you: You meet someone at an event who encourages you to follow up. So you send an email, make a call or text them, and invite her to connect on LinkedIn. You also friend her on Facebook, add her on Google+, and follow her on Twitter. But even after all that, you’re still not sure how to talk to her—and how to get a real response. [Learn more]
Online File Sharing is all the rage now, we’re big fans of Dropbox. Another player is Box which lets you store all of your content online, so you can access, manage and share it from anywhere. Integrate Box with Google Apps and Salesforce and access Box on mobile devices. [Learn More]
Microsoft Begins Private Preview of Office 15. Microsoft says it’s started a private preview program of the next version of Office to a “select group” of customers. Going far beyond just refining and enhancing existing applications, the next version of Microsoft Office, codenamed “Office 15,” will unite the software suite with the company’s cloud and mobile platforms.
Announcing the move in a blog post, Microsoft says this is the first time the next version of Office will be seen by anyone outside the company, though it didn’t identify any of its partners for the technical preview and mentions that they’re all bound by non-disclosure agreements. Microsoft says its sales team nominated the participants, and they represent a broad range of industries and customer profiles. [Learn more]
5 Privacy Tips for Location-Based Services. The year 2012 is certain to reflect U.S. consumers’ continued love affair with sophisticated smartphones and tablets. One of the driving forces in the popularity of these devices is their ability to run mobile apps using wireless location-based services (LBS). Among other benefits, LBS allow access to real-time and historical location information online – whether to facilitate a social interaction or event, play games, house-hunt or engage in many other activities.
However, with these benefits also come privacy risks. And it is not uncommon for some popular LBS-enabled tools to lack clear disclosure about personal information collection, how that data is used, and the process for consumer consent. [Learn more]
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