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Posted by Kathleen Maher on May 24th 2011 | Discuss
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As we were putting this issue together The Burson-Marsteller FaceGate scandal was just breaking. At the time it seemed like a very big deal, but as of print time, the stench is already evaporating. I’m not quite ready to give it up though. To recap: Apparently Facebook hired marketing firm Burson-Marstellers to place negative stories about Google’s So- cial Networking technology. When the news broke, Burson-Marstellers were so appalled at themselves that they said they’d never do a thing like this, except this time, and they haven’t the faint- est idea what possessed them to do it (outside a bunch of…

Tablet sale; the benefits of being a late adopter

Posted by Jon Peddie on May 18th 2011 | Discuss
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Last week’s announcements about new tablets, were hardly news. There are announcements every week now about new tablets. The latest announcement from Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos saying his company will release a tablet based on Google’s Android platform just seemed to ratchet up the silliness quotient. In an interview with Consumer Reports, Bezos said to “stay tuned” on the company’s plans for a multipurpose tablet product. He suggested that such a device would supplement but not replace the popular Kindle. Bring ‘em on. As the number of suppliers proliferate in a mad rush for market share, prices will plummet as feature…

The death of dead

Posted by Jon Peddie on May 3rd 2011 | Discuss
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We're only a third of the way into 2011 and already it's been marked with tremendous and sometimes horrendous events; earthquakes, tornados, civilian uprisings, killings by terrorists and the killing of a terrorist, and changes in consumer attitudes and buying patterns. And yet in the midst of all this turmoil AMD, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and others have managed to report record quarters and helped lift the DJIA past 12,800 while slowly adding jobs. Still with all the good news, and there's plenty even in face of national disasters and man's cruelty to man, there are those who see their role in…