July 2010 Archives
Monday, 19th July 2010
Amazon announced today that its sales of e-books for its Kindle reader have passed those of hard cover books. Over the past three months, according to Amazon, it has sold 143 Kindle books for every 100 hardbacks; over the past month the ratio is 1.8:1. Unfortunately, the company did not provide overall figures for those time periods.
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff Uses His Twitter and Facebook Page to Test Ads
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff is going to Twitter and Facebook to ask for feedback about some new ads. This is what makes Benioff different from almost any other CEO at a billion dollar company - he gets the whole concept of engagement. He's literate about the social Web. In this case, he uses social networks better than most marketers do.
Error and Accuracy in the Read/Write Enterprise
Employee participation and information overload are two of the most common concerns regarding enterprise 2.0 adoption, but Carl Frappaolo, writing at Information Architected, highlights a significantly greater concern: accuracy of information. The problems of cultivating collaboration and creating, finding and filtering information are secondary…
Fill 'Er Up! Coffee Mugs Get Connected with RFID
Despite the deeply intrenched techie community within coffee shops around the globe, the process of buying coffee has yet to see significant innovation. Sure, there are some new ways to order coffee, even via text message, but a unique and elegant purchasing solution has evaded coffee shops and other frequented business - that is, perhaps, until…
Hiring the Right Fit For Your Startup Culture
When we asked earlier this month "Is a job at a startup right for you?," we alluded to the importance in having not just the right skills for the job, but the right personality as well. Of course, being a good fit as an employee is important regardless of the company's age or establishment. But it seems particularly key for startups, where it's…