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Visualizing Social

It’s early days for social analytics, but ever since the term “viral” was coined, there have been many attempts to determine how and why content gets rapidly disseminated across the social sphere. While there probably isn’t a single formula that works for all, understanding social amplification is a bit of art and science. The NY…

Kaizen

Infographic: The Current State of Social Networks

Once called a passing fad, social networks are now mainstream. We’ve now gone through multiple generations of networks. As one fades or loses its cool, another rises to take its place. I predict this trend to continue so long as entrepreneurs and start-ups keep finding new and better ways to tap into our insatiable need…

One Giant Leap for Cable

If you had asked me whether or not the big cable companies would ever allow streaming content to anything other than through their tightly controlled cable boxes, I would have been skeptical. They’ve shown time and time again that they’re extremely conservative about adopting new distribution channels that could potentially disrupt their existing business models….

Google’s Social Imperative

It feels like just a few years ago that Google held an an unassailable competitive advantage with its AdSense system. It is unquestionably the most successful online advertising system and has enabled Google to reap tremendous value. Coupled with its proprietary PageRank system, the two components were and still are the core of Google’s business…

Feature Quality vs. Feature Quantity

It used to be that a product’s success depended upon how well it differentiated itself on the basis of what it was able to do. In the world of software, that generally meant the more features something had, the better off it was deemed. For the hundreds of features Microsoft Office has, it turns out…