Is it possible that Windows Phone 7 can take a competitive slice of the smartphone market - now dominated by iPhone, Android, and Blackberry? It’s possible, but Microsoft will need to do a full court press.
The first thing to consider is: are there people out there who are not fully committed to a smartphone experience?...more
Yes, I'm an Apple fan girl. But I wasn't always one. Before OS X, Apple's Unix-based Operating System, I was a hardcore PC. I could track down missing dlls, edit the OS registry files, install and configure firewall and virus software, and format, partition, and reinstall the Windows Operating System lickity split. Then one day while I was trying to remove spyware from my system I realized that I was a busy person and didn't have time to dink around with this stuff anymore. I was a college student at the time and I also worked full time....more
About a year ago, we heard reports about the webcam on an HP Touchsmart PC failing to track a black man's face using the state of the art tracking software built into the camera. However, when his white coworker stepped into the picture, the tracking resumed as it should. HP explained the problems as follows: "The technology we use is built on standard algorithms that measure the difference in intensity of contrast between the eyes and the upper cheek and nose," Welch explains. "We believe that the camera might have difficulty 'seeing' contrast in conditions where there is insufficient foreground lighting."
Laurie: I clicked on something and suddenly the Subject category in my e-mail inbox disappeared. I decided I wouldn’t panic even though my friends and I finally figured out you really don’t have to write an email if you are in a rush. Just put the question/answer/concern in the subject line, and you’ll save mucho cyber space. Now what the hell am I supposed to do? I clicked on everything that was clickable, I moved borders and boundaries, I cursed, and I worked the Tool Bar like a slot machine on the brink of paying off. Finally I d...more
Steaming video and pictures are taking on a new importance online. Microsoft and Google have two new visual search features to allow users sort through popular search categories by using pictures.
A business’ culture is what makes it unique. Just look at Apple and Microsoft. They both provide similar goods and services, but their cultures allow consumers to differentiate the two mega computer companies. Your culture is your competitive advantage, so be sure to create a remarkable one.
Case Study #1: General Motors
Last November General Motors approached podcasters The Manic Mommies about sponsoring the first-ever Manic Mommies Escape Weekend. GM’s sponsorship focused primarily on providing transportation options toattendees.
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