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Here’s A Great Deal On 2007 Consumer Reports Buying Guides
Thomas the Tank Engine books are timeless. But Consumer Reports buying guides have a definite shelf life, and we’re pretty sure that 5 years is past the expiration date. Victor spotted these on the clearance shelf at Target. “Of course it’s marked as-is,” he notes, “which is both unhelpful and completely unnecessary to state.”
Sure, but this could be a killer deal if you’re capable of time travel and need to go shopping. Though I’m more partial to the 1898 Sears Roebuck catalog, and Consumer Reports wasn’t around back then for any shopping guidance.
1 in 4 American Fans Follow Sports via Social Media [STUDY]
Sports fans are consuming news and other content via social media and mobile devices more than ever, according to a recent study.
26% of sports fans use social media to follow leagues, teams and players in 2012, says the survey by the Perform sports media group. In a similar survey conducted last year, that number was just 15%.
22% of sports fans queried said they used connected mobile devices to get breaking sports news. In 2011, just 13% of fans said they received breaking news via smartphones and tablets…
Logic and Inline Branching Has Gotten Faster and Easier
First – How to set up Logic and Branching.
Before we get into what’s new in branching, here is a quick tutorial on how to set up Logic and Branching questions inside QuestionPro:
We’ve streamlined this process a bit to reduce the number of clicks that it takes to set up the branching and logic functions that you want…
New York Times All-Access Digital Subscription Means ‘Except Your Android Smartphone’
Mark enjoys the New York Times, and is happy to support their superior acts of journalism in a modern way with a digital subscription. This subscription would allow him all-you-can-read access from computers, tablets, smartphones…you name it. He owns an iPad and an Android phone, and tried to set up Times apps on both devices. The Android version refused to work, even when he reinstalled the app. His emails about the problem were answered but evidently not read. He decided to cancel his subscription…
Bullets With Bite: Master Copywriting’s Second Most Powerful Tool
Whether you’re preparing a sales letter, a space ad or a Web page, if you’re hoping to incite the passion to buy, spend ample time crafting energetic bullet points. These usually appear in the heart of your marketing piece, and they can have such power that if just one hits a bull’s-eye with a particular reader, the sale occurs.
Bullets are the second most powerful copywriting element, after headlines. Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating excitement with these verbal nuggets…
Lady Gaga Hit With Pole at Concert, Makeup Artist Tweets ‘Concussion’
The incident caused a concussion, says Gaga’s makeup artist Tara Savelo:
Gaga has a concussion but she is going to be okay.She wants u to know she loves u. I’m taking care of her.cant believe she finished the show— Tara Savelo (@TaraSavelo) June 10, 2012
The ever-resilient performer stumbled after the whack and walked off stage but promptly returned…
9 Ways to Measure Your Brand’s Social Media Health
Thanks to the variety of social media marketing tools available today, there is a nearly endless stream of data available to marketers. That could make it tough to determine what metrics actually matter for your campaign or brand and why.
Here are nine key performance indicators and explanations for why they might matter to your brand.
1. Share of Voice: The number of mentions of your brand versus competing brands on the social web.
Why You Should Care: Your Share of Voice can be a good indicator of the consumer awareness of your brand as compared to your competitive set…
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Wait, Best Buy Replacement Plans Don’t Fix Or Replace Discontinued Gadgets?
In October 2010, less than two years ago, Best Buy sold Jason a $630 camera and a $120 Geek Squad protection plan for it. The plan included repair past the manufacturer’s warranty as well as accidental damage. His camera didn’t just get damaged: it fell onto some rocks and shattered. Wow, good thing he bought that protection plan! He brought the shards to a local Best Buy to see about getting the camera replaced. He was told that since Sony no longer makes that particular model, he was out of luck…
Mashable Weekend Recap: 54 Stories You Might Have Missed
The weekend went by quickly here at Mashable, where we had a merry team of driven journalists searching far and wide for the best tech, social media and business stories in the world.
What do we find? We found a hilarious comic featuring our own Pete Cashmore. And look over there, it’s an easy way to make your site ready for mobile. And what’s this? Way-cool apps for iPhones? Count us in. And don’t forget the boatload of rumors and speculation swirling around the upcoming WWDC. And that’s just the beginning of it…
Ask and You Shall Receive — A Summary of New Features YOU Asked For
We actually have a few ways of finding out what you want. One way is by simply watching our customers use the product — and using it ourselves. We’re always on the lookout for giving you the most powerful online survey software with the simplest and easiest user experience.
Another way we have of finding out what you want is by using our QuestionPro community over at IdeaScale…
Microsoft delivers version 3 of Windows Intune PC management service
Consumer Magazine Gives 5 Tips for Smart Facebook Shopping
Do you “like” things too much on Facebook? Or friend people you don’t know? You could be making a mistake that could jeopardize your privacy on the social network, according to an article in the July issue of ShopSmart Magazine. The article lists five tips to be a wise shopper on Facebook and protect your privacy.
Liking your favorite brands on the site is a great way to learn about the latest deals and promotions. However, the latest survey from Consumer Reports National Research Center shows in the past year, 7 million U…
Apple Store Down, WWDC Anticipation Reaches Boiling Point
The Apple Store is down.
Although that usually means new products are coming, it’s unlikely that Apple would show them in the store before WWDC’s opening keynote, which starts at 1 PM ET today.
The store will probably stay down until after the event. However, the sheer fact that Apple is fiddling with the store adds fuel to the many reports and rumors that Apple will be announcing new hardware today.
We will be covering the WWDC event live today, so stay tuned!
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The Queen Gives eCommerce a Royal Push
The so-called “Diamond Jubilee celebration,” which spanned June 2, 3, 4 and 5th, marked the anniversary of Her Majesty’s famed coronation dating back to June 2nd, 1953. But unlike her Silver Jubilee in 1977 and the Golden Jubilee of 2002, the 2012 Diamond Jubilee helped a new industry that wasn’t around for the pageantry of previous royal celebrations…
What to Expect From Apple’s WWDC Keynote
The expectations for Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference have changed a lot in the past couple of years. WWDC (or an event close to it) used to be the time when we finally got to lay our eyes on the latest iPhone. After months of intense speculation, Apple would tend to reveal its latest baby at the WWDC opening keynote, along with the next version of its software, the iPhone OS (later iOS).
All that changed last year. The run-up to WWDC 2011 was still awash with rumors, but as the event approached, they started to converge on a odd conclusion: There would be no new iPhone…
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Ad Targeting Firm Takes a Shot at ‘Mad Men’ Finale’s Audience [VIDEO]
Or maybe that should be “shooting edge”? The ad, from New York agency gyro, takes place in the same era as the show. The plot features a Jacqueline Kennedy-esque woman who walks in on what appears to be her husband having a tryst with a blonde in his office. The woman pulls a gun out of her purse and fires. As the camera follows the bullet’s path in slow motion, a narrator intones, “In 10 milliseconds, Turn delivers your ad to all the right online audiences with deadly accuracy…
Do Not Report Debit Card Holding Your Fraudulent $2 Million Tax Refund Stolen
Yes, it is tempting to lie about your income and taxes already paid on your tax return and collect a huge refund. It’s even more tempting to get that massive undeserved refund on a debit card. But that’s totally unusual, and would get the government’s attention, right? Not in Oregon, where a woman has been charged with filing fraudulent return using Turbotax, and spending the $2.1 million prepaid debit card holding her refund.
According to court documents, the woman filed her 2011 tax return showing earnings of $3 million, and somehow this resulted in her receiving a refund of $2…
New Mac Details Leak Ahead of WWDC
Apple’s Mac Pro and MacBook Pro lines will be thoroughly refreshed at this year’s WWDC, 9to5Mac reports, citing “reliable sources.”
This time, the info about the new machines is very thorough, though obviously officially unconfirmed. The new Mac Pro should come in two “regular” configurations: One with a 3.2GHz quad-core CPU, 6GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive and an ATI Radeon 5770, and the other with a whopping 2.4GHz 12-core processor, 12GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive and the same graphics card.
There will also be a server configuration with a 3…
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Find more with UltraFileSearch
The program looks a little like the Windows XP search tool, and is similarly easy to use…
Talking Cars Could Save Your Life
Later this summer, our cars will communicate with each other in order to avoid crashes. It’s called vehicle-to-vehicle communication (V2V.) The government will first conduct a yearlong experiment, by equipping almost 3,000 vehicles with wireless communication systems. Volunteer drivers in Ann Arbor, Michigan will be the first to test.
Now the cars won’t physically be able to talk, just yet— over a wireless network they will simply exchange information regarding location, direction, and speed…
The CRM is Always Greener…
I love the sentiment in those lines and especially love the viewpoint on the “The grass is always greener…” colloquialism…
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Looking for WWDC Hints? Try This Tim Cook Interview [VIDEO]
The Apple CEO was, quite frankly, a bit of a blank slate for most people — until this All Things D D10 interview with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. Throughout the 1 hour, 40 minute interview, the laconic Cook spoke with passion and humor about a wide variety of topics and I think we all felt like we walked away knowing the new CEO just a little bit better
Cook offered zero details about new products, saying only, “We’re gonna introduce some great stuff…
The Truth About Social Media
9-Year-Old’s Bieber Cover Hits 20M Views
“Even though I’m not old enough to have a girlfriend yet, when I heard this song I really wanted to cover it because I thought it had swag,” the 9-year-old (born Matthew Barrett) says.
SEE ALSO: Parody of Bieber’s ‘Boyfriend’ is Stalkerific, Spawns Memes [VIDEO]
Matty B, who first became a viral sensation when he was 7, is no stranger to fame. “Boyfriend” is his 39th video to reach at least 1 million hits and second one to surpass 10 million views…