Nielsen Social Media Report 2011 : Facebook no. 1 destination

Nielsen’s new Social Media Report 2011 has been published and some of the findings are surprising. For example, Tumblr has nearly tripled its audience from a year ago. The report looks at trends and consumption patterns across social media platforms in the U.S. and other major markets, exploring the rising influence of social media on […]

When is a prepaid plan not really a prepaid plan? When it’s AT&T’s $25 GoPhone plan

AT&T is launching a so-called “prepaid” plan called the $25 Monthly GoPhone Plan. Has the definition of “prepaid” been corrupted by AT&T? Yes. To me prepaid means I pay $25 for minutes and those minutes expire as I use them. There’s no “per month” amount because I choose when to buy more minutes and how […]

Open Mobile Summit, November 2-4, 2011 San Francisco

Mobile is shifting again. Get ready. See where the market is headed – and be prepared to capitalize on the next wave of mobile disruption. At The Open Mobile Summit November 2-4, San Francisco Early bird ends this Friday Sept 16th – click here. 4G is happening now. Mobile video will soon be a reality. […]

HP dumps Touchpad, webOS phones

Not surprising, since they can barely sell their Touchpad (see Best Buy can’t get rid of HP Touchpads). HP also announced today that it is in talks to acquire Autonomy, a company that makes database search and analysis software. Below is the text of the press release. PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HP (NYSE: HPQ) today commented on […]

Best Buy can’t get rid of HP Touchpads

According to All Things D, Best Buy has sold less than 10 percent of its inventory of HP Touchpads: “Best Buy has taken delivery of 270,000 TouchPads and has so far managed to sell only 25,000, or less than 10 percent of the units in its inventory . . . Best Buy, sources tell us, […]