Would you buy Google Tablet?

Google is going to sell a 7-inch tablet for $200 in an attempt to take down the Kindle Fire as the second most popular tablet after the iPad.

Gizmodo Australia viewed a training document on the tablet and scooped up all the big details.

Here are the key points:
It will be called the “Nexus 7.”
It will have 1 GB of RAM.
It comes in 8 GB model for $199, and 16 GB for $250.
It’s built by Asus.
It supports Google Wallet, and NFC.
9 hours battery life.

Even Canadians Aren't Buying BlackBerrys Anymore

Once upon a time RIM was the shining star of Canada. Hailing from the Great White North, BlackBerry phones were the country’s dominant smartphone. But times have changed and RIM has not changed with them. That’s a recipe for failure and it seems that based on data compiled by IDC and Bloomberg, Apple shipped more phones in Canada last year than RIM.

Waterloo, Ontario-based RIM shipped just 2.08 million BlackBerry smartphones last year in Canada, where Apple shipped 2.85 million units. This changing of the guard is a long time coming. As Bloomberg notes, in 2010 RIM bested Apple by half a million units and outsold Apple five to one in 2008.

RIM is seeing sales declines worldwide. BlackBerrys are still popular in the Middle East and Indian markets but Android, led mostly by Samsung phones, is quickly becoming the dominant player. Canada, where the company is based, was one of RIM’s last strongholds.

Canadian sales dropped 23 percent in the third quarter. Even though RIM introduced seven new handsets in 2011, Canadian consumers turned their backs on their hometown team. Now, in 2012, with a new CEO in place, the company is betting that its QNX-powered BlackBerry 10 handsets will stop the bleeding.

RIM’s glory days are behind it. Sheer arrogance led the company down its current path of misery. All is not necessarily lost, however. As long as RIM can produce BB 10 handsets on schedule, it might still be able to save the lucrative enterprise market from defecting to iOS or Android. But “on schedule” is not a phrase associated with RIM lately.

Apple Vs. Apples (Infographics)

This is a cool infographics which explains the power of technology. While I was studing economics at college, we were taught  ‘ theory of comparative advantages ‘.  It is how developing countries are advanced in agriculture and developed countries have comparive advantages of high tech industries. With this infographics, you will see the brand equity of Apple products. Would Adam replace  the apple with a the new iPad ?


Living in a Mobile World (Infographic)


With the vast growth of Mobile Technologies, the use of Smartphone’s are rapidly growing, which is providing new opportunities for marketers to connect and engage with target audiences, create user experiences, and ultimately build a base of connected and loyal customers.

In the U.S., nearly 90 percent of the population has a mobile phone, and the number is still growing. High levels of mobile adoption present an ideal opportunity for companies to build mobile marketing strategies to reach highly targeted audiences using apps, mobile coupons, QR codes, text messages, mobile websites, and geo-tracking services.


Sunday, March 11: Daylight saving starts in USA & Canada

On Sunday, March 11, 2012, most Americans and Canadians will start daylight saving time (DST) and set their clocks 1 hour forward from 2am (02:00) to 3am (03:00) local time.

Most of the USA and Canada set clocks forward from 2am to 3am Sunday, March 11, 2012. Mexico’s northern border cities, like for instance Juarez City (Ciudad Juárez), will follow its’ neighbours and end DST at the same time as the US and Canada.

However, most of Mexico, including capital Mexico City, will set the clocks 1 hour forward 3 weeks later, on Sunday, April 1, 2012.




Turkey is hot, a growing economy with 75 millon population and average age is 29 . A very young market for many investors especially for youth brands. Facebook users have reached 31 million in Turkey after USA,India, Indonesia,Brazil,Mexico. This huge growth made Turkey 6 st country in the world by Facebook user accounts. Total internet users in Turkey are 35 million. Considering Facebook penetration among internet users, almost everyone has Facebook profile. Lets take a deeper look at Socialbakers  Social Media Report of Facebook Pages in Turkey.


Is It End of Newspaper Ads


Advertising is a form of communication used to encourage or persuade an audience (viewers, readers or listeners) to continue or take some new action. Most commonly, the desired result is to drive consumer behavior with respect to a commercial offering, although political and ideological advertising is also common. The purpose of advertising may also be to reassure employees or shareholders that a company is viable or successful. Advertising messages are usually paid for by sponsors and viewed via various traditional media; including mass media such as newspaper, magazines, television commercial, radio advertisement, outdoor advertising or direct mail; or new media such as websites and text messages.

Commercial advertisers often seek to generate increased consumption of their products or services through “Branding,” which involves the repetition of an image or product name in an effort to associate certain qualities with the brand in the minds of consumers. Non-commercial advertisers who spend money to advertise items other than a consumer product or service include political parties, interest groups, religious organizations and governmental agencies.


Press advertising

According to Wikipedia , Press advertising describes advertising in a printed medium such as a newspaper, magazine, or trade journal. This encompasses everything from media with a very broad readership base, such as a major national newspaper or magazine, to more narrowly targeted media such as local newspapers and trade journals on very specialized topics. A form of press advertising is classified advertising, which allows private individuals or companies to purchase a small, narrowly targeted ad for a low fee advertising a product or service. Another form of press advertising is the Display Ad, which is a larger ad (can include art) that typically run in an article section of a newspaper.

The below graphic shows that print newspaper advertising revenue is decreasing from 2000 till now. It is obvious that companies are shifting their advertising methods from traditional media to social media ads. As an another mass media tool of TV ads keep still high percentage among others.


Young Women Often Trendsetters in Vocal Patterns

Like some of conservative communities, young males are early adopters of digital platforms. When you look at the age and gender distribution, males are mostly twice of female users in terms of internet and social media. It is valid for Turkey and I am sure most of the emerging markets.

This reality is almost opposite in US. From Valley Girls to the Kardashians, young women have long been mocked for the way they talk. Some linguists suggest that women are more sensitive to social interactions and hence more likely to adopt subtle vocal cues. Others say women use language to assert their power in a culture that, at least in days gone by, asked them to be sedate and decorous. Another theory is that young women are simply given more leeway by society to speak flamboyantly. What I am saying is the more democratic communities help women to raise their voice and stand beyond the development of the society.  What about your theories ?

Continue reading : http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/science/young-women-often-trendsetters-in-vocal-patterns.html?pagewanted=all&src=ISMR_AP_LO_MST_FB