Archive for ianuarie 2011

Mobile News

Google announced that mobile search queries had grown 400% y/y and Android queries had grown 10x. In the earnings call, Google pointed to mobile as the key growth area for 2011 with particular initiatives for mobile payments, inexpensive handsets, and faster mobile networks.

Opera Mini grew to 86M users in 2010, up 84% y/y. The company is seeing 4000%+ growth in Africa.

Starbucks launched a mobile loyalty and payment application to customers last week. 20% of Starbucks transactions are made with a Starbucks card and one third of customers have a smart phone, compared to 18% for the US. 

Scoreloop announces 1M new users per week are registering with the service, an indicator of the massive growth in mobile gaming.

Blackberry announces 2M daily downloads of mobile apps from BlackBerry app world. Over the past 8 months, Apple has averaged 24M.

HTC announces $9.4B in revenue (+90%) and net income of $1.4B (+75%). The company shipped 25M phones (+110%) in 2010.

Sony announced 43.1M phones (-24% y/y) shipped in 2010

Microsoft has partnered with MACH to bring billing to Windows 7 Phones.

Groupon has launched a mobile couponing portal for KDDI, Japan's second largest carrier.

Verizon is suing the FCC to reject the net neutrality regulations the commission enacted 2 months ago on the grounds the commission does not have the jurisdiction. Under the order, carriers are prevented from blocking VOIP competitors.

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The Power of Fans! Greatest BMW AD in History

Above is a video put together by the son of a motorcycle owner. It is the greatest brand-building commercial of all time and BMW should buy rights to it immediately and show it all over the world forever.

The story behind the video is bellow.

This is a photo story of my father's 1958 BMW R50:
Boy meets girl, gets married, buys motorcycle. Rides it for 60,000 miles and has accident when wife is pregnant with 3rd child. (me) Wife orders motorcycle to be taken off road until all her children are grown and on their own. One day when bike is moved to a different storage location, son sits on bike and dreams of being a Jedi Master like his father. Couple grows old together and bike is not ridden for 40 years. Husband is now a grandfather of 7 and married for 50 years, when he dies of a stroke at age 71.
Son looks over the old rotting machine and finds note attached to it from his father to him. Son decides to restore the old 1958 BMW R-50 as a tribute to his father. With the help of many friends, especially Peter Nettesheim, world renowned BMW collector, bike is restored to look even better than it did when it was built in Germany.

I don't believe one can find something similarly moving about a brand.

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Autovot 2011

Ma alatur si eu initiativei lui Mircea care a initiat un premiu al bloggerilor din Romania. Mai exact, bloggerii isi vor putea masina favorita dupa doua criterii, desing si raport calitate/pret. La fiecare categorie poti nominaliza 3 masini.

Si acum optiunile mele:

1.BMW seria 5
2. Audi A7
3. Mini Countryman

1.Volksvagen Passat
2. BMW seria 5
3. Mini Countryman

Chiar daca nu sunteti bloggeri puteti alege masina anului in Autovot 2011. Intrati pe Facebook, in pagina aplicatiei, unde va puteti exprima voturile in ce priveste masina anului.

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Gala Reducerilor miniPrix pentru judetele Iasi, Prahova, Bacau

Veste buna pentru cei impatimiti de shopping la preturi corecte!

Weekendul acesta, pe 22 si 23 ianuarie, Gala Reducerilor online miniPRIX trece prin judetele Iasi, Prahova si Bacau. Toti cumparatorii din aceste judete vor plati cu 30% mai putin pentru orice comanda facuta in aceasta perioada din magazinul online

Oferta este asadar valabila pentru toate comenzile online plasate in magazinul online miniPRIX in zilele 22-23 ianuarie 2010, pentru adrese de livrare din judetetele Iasi, Prahova si Bacau.

Nu rata!

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Sms Iasi - Social Media Summit

Tocmai ce am fost invitat sa particip ca speaker la BIZ Social Media Summit, editia a III a, care va avea loc la Iasi pe 4 martie, la Hotel Unirea.
Este cel mai mare eveniment regional despre influenta online, networking si strategii de marketing prin social media. Social Media Summit este cel de-al treilea dintr-o serie de evenimente organizata de revista Biz care duce influenceri de top si specialisti in social media la nivel local, intr-o intalnire directa cu comunitatile regionale online si de business.
Participa o multime de speakeri interesani care nu trebuiesc ratati. Va recomand cu caldura sa participati pentru a afla cum putei folosi media sociale pentru a comunica eficient.

Revin cu tema despre care voi povesti acolo.

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