Ahead of its time in the unlimited music streaming industry, Omnifone briefly enjoyed some high profile success in the early 2000s, but recently filed for bankruptcy (August 2016).
Now, TechCrunch has revealed that Apple has picked up some of Omnifone's assets, including some 16 members of staff, and probably some technology to go with it.
A quick analysis of the employee's LinkedIn profiles shows that they have changed employers to Apple, and are working in various roles, including some in iTunes and app development.
While Apple has a history of acquiring technology companies for their assets, this is not a standard acquisition following their usual processes. However, Omnifone does possess a number of patents which might be of interest to Apple, which fuelled speculation that they might have bought out the company for 10 million.
Recent studies of Twitter user behavior have indicated that business owners who respond to tweets in a timely manner will see improvements in their customer loyalty over time. Many common Twitter conversations revolve around a negative experience with a company when the business owner answers and wants to make amends. The question is whether this is an effective use of the company's time.
According to current research from both Twitter and Applied Marketing Research, responding to complaints is a positive way to build better customer rapport and correct problems. When a customer receives a response to a complaint, they're up to 20 percent more likely to spend more on a product or service from the same business. They're also up to 44 percent more likely to recommend the business to their friends and family.
Infographics have become a popular way to demonstrate a point visually and get links back to your site at the same time. You can take a long post and simplify the message into a visual presentation that readers will enjoy and want to share. Here are some great ways to make sure you get lots of traffic from your infographic creation.
Add the infographic to your site: If you have created an infographic, make sure to first post on your own site.
Provide an embed code so others can easily place the infographic on their sites. Also have Social Sharing buttons on the page so it is easy to share your work on social networks.
Promote your Infographic in your own social accounts and Facebook properties.
Doing the urgent things instead of working on the important things.
Your blog dies if you do not do the important things.
Automation is one solution. Any routine boring tasks, automate them. The work required is quickly paid off.
For example, posting items to social media. Pick one of two times a day to post your new content to social networks.
Posting content can also be scheduled to happen and certain times.
IFTTT is a great tool to publish your content to various networks and it is totally free. You can reuse someone else’s recipe to automate things you do daily.
Macro Scripts are great things to use to automate tasks. iMacros web browser plugin is a big time saver.
Linking tools are a great way to monetize your website without going through all the work in joining networks and placing links on your site. Infolinks for example, has a plugin that will take words within your post and make them into links that you then get paid for when certain actions occur.
These days, we have been very familiar with a large number of social media sites. Considering that most of our friends are now using a number of different social media sites at the same time, it is almost impossible for us to stick with a single social media account. Having several accounts in different social media sites might come in very handy in staying connected with your family and all your friends. Other than that, it can also help you develop your online business more effectively. Signing up in a number of social media websites would be a very simple thing to do. However, managing all the existing accounts may turn out to be a frustrating issue.
Posting some updates on your Facebook walls, twitting on your twitter account, upload your photos on Instagram, checking your Foursquare and pin some picture on Pinterest obviously requires plenty of time and efforts. It would be a more devastating activity especially when your still have more accounts on other social media site. Thanks to social media management tools, arranging all the social media accounts can be less challenging. These management tools will help you set your online business on an autopilot mode. There are many different social media management tools you can choose. If you are still clueless about which one to choose, the following paragraphs might give you a clearer idea.
When it comes to making your business flourish quickly, you need to create global awareness of your own brand so that everyone easily recognizes your brand when they see a certain product. If you wonder how people remember a certain product, they usually recall it with its brand name. When you offer your kids a chocolate, they will instantly name the most popular chocolate brand, Anthony Thomas. They usually get that from the recommendation of their parents or after sharing some experience with some friends at school. This is how viral marketing works in a simpler term. It is why popular brands sell their products much easier.
We are now living in the era of Internet technology where we can get connected to everyone else in all the other parts of the world very easily. This technology also allows us to share our experiences about a certain product or service with other people more conveniently. Most of us rely on the recommendation we obtain in choosing and buying the products that we need. When viral marketing is done right, your products are selling and you can enjoy an enormous amount of profits from the exposure online. However, being successful in applying this highly effective marketing strategy can be very challenging considering that we are not the only one who tries to sell products and services in the online world. A number of viral marketing tips in the following paragraphs might be just what you need to create a successful viral marketing campaign for your own products.
There has never been an election in the past that has been so encompassed by digital marketing, but it has become blatantly clear that those candidates that are focusing on digital marketing tactics are gaining a distinct advantage. Digital marketing is essentially trying to reach people and pull them to a certain vote, through various platforms on the internet, which is truly one of the most effective ways of marketing a campaign these days. This is due to the fact that most people spend a huge amount of their time on their computers, tablets, smart phones, and various other devices that all access digital platforms.
Earlier this year, Google and Twitter partnered to bring tweets to Mobile search results. The results have been good for both companies and now Google is adding Tweets to its desktop results also, according to an article update from the company. Twitter gets new users from the partnership as search users want to be a part of the conservation they see in their search results.
Google admitted that when it comes to competing with Facebook, it simple cannot.
In matter of fact, Google's vice president, Brad Horowitz, said that those who want to chat with others on Google products will not need to have an account on Google+. All they will need is a Gmail account.
Google's social networking site was started a few years and it was hoping to be Facebook's competition, but Facebook has more than 1 billion users around the world. As for Google, they had around 300 million, and there have been some reports that have wondered how active Google users were.
Data released this week by Socialbakers showed that Instagram photo posts had 50 times the engagement for big brands as similar posts on Twitter. This follows a story that the photo app surpassed Twitter in total number of accounts, 300 million to 284 million. The study looked at the top 25 brands on each network and then compared user interaction with the brand’s posts. Twitter feels that it has more reach that is not easily tracked in such reports since it allows tweets to be viewed by non-account holders.