The fact of the matter is that mobile devices are going to be the majority of the way that people get information. The argument is relatively simple: You already have them. They're called your phones.Schmidt continues to predict growth in mobile pageviews faster than other research organizations like Nielsen and even the industry's own MMA. He maintains that revenue from mobile search will eclipse that of the web in a matter of years, not decades.
Monday, March 09, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Welcome to the new WhiteHouse.gov. I'm Macon Phillips, the Director of New Media for the White House and one of the people who will be contributing to the blog. A short time ago, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States and his new administration officially came to life. One of the first changes is the White House's new website, which will serve as a place for the President and his administration to connect with the rest of the nation and the world.The rest of the post outlines planned features and resources. Much to explore here as governance opens up and becomes more inclusive at the highest level.
The Ustream iPhone Viewing Application was pending approval from Apple and was approved in time for the Inauguration. Now any user can watch the Inauguration from their iPhone. Presently, the Ustream application is WiFi only to ensure the highest quality broadcast on the iPhone, but stay tuned for developments. The application can be downloaded at this iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/Off to go try it...
WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/For updates and announcements, visit Ustream's blog site at http://www.ustream.tv/blog/ or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ustreamtv. viewSoftware?id=301520250&mt=8
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Of course the 08 DNC convention in Denver was pomp and circumstance. Of course it was engorged with platitudes. But it would take a hard core cynic not to have been fascinated by the arc of the story and the event's denouement: the last few minutes of Barack Obama's convention-ending speech. I found the transcript and reviewed the sections that had impressed on first listen, and they come off well in print -- better on video replay:
The times are too serious, the stakes are too high for this same partisan playbook. So let us agree that patriotism has no party. I love this country, and so do you, and so does John McCain. The men and women who serve in our battlefields may be Democrats and Republicans and Independents, but they have fought together and bled together and some died together under the same proud flag. They have not served a Red America or a Blue America, they have served the United States of America.>>
We may not agree on abortion, but surely we can agree on reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies in this country. The reality of gun ownership may be different for hunters in rural Ohio than for those plagued by gang-violence in Cleveland, but don't tell me we can't uphold the Second Amendment while keeping AK-47s out of the hands of criminals. I know there are differences on same-sex marriage, but surely we can agree that our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters deserve to visit the person they love in the hospital and to live lives free of discrimination. Passions fly on immigration, but I don't know anyone who benefits when a mother is separated from her infant child or an employer undercuts American wages by hiring illegal workers. This, too, is part of America's promise, the promise of a democracy where we can find the strength and grace to bridge divides and unite in common effort.>>
America, we cannot turn back. Not with so much work to be done. Not with so many children to educate, and so many veterans to care for. Not with an economy to fix and cities to rebuild and farms to save. Not with so many families to protect and so many lives to mend.>>
So to all the cynics that I know and love (you know who you are), call me naive. I see potential for progress in our unwieldy country by organizing what we essentially need and then harnessing the power of so many people and a competent administration and getting it done.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
“This weekend’s VP message may not itself give Obama a great edge, but the ability to communicate with supporters through Election Day, via a medium they can’t ignore, will serve the campaign well,” Mr. Covey said.
“Imagine how this impacts get-out-the-vote efforts on Election Day, for example,” he said. “Say voter turnout is low in a key DMA. They could conceivably text-message supporters in the target area code and remind them to call their friends.
Can marketers employ this tactic?
“While marketers may not have 2.9 million people waiting with bated breath for their next product announcement, they should consider what text-based value they can offer to consumers to build such a relationship with them,” Mr. Covey said.
For a snarkier take on the whole thing, visit www.236.com...Oh Dear God, Now McCain's Texting Us
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
The Olympics accomplish what our leaders should at least try to do: they inspire us; they encourage us to believe that we can all get along; they impose a positive and uplifting spirit on a global stage. I expected the McCain campaign to focus on polls and newly implemented negative campaign strategies. The resulting commercial ("The Real Obama") achieves its negative goals by questioning Obama's ability to lead and capitalizing on the pop culture spin generated by his worldwide popularity. We expected a Rove-trained cadre of operatives to deliver such a message.
But what has become of Barack Obama? What a stage for Obama to counter that message and reinforce the positive aspects of his unique ability to lead, to bring us together as the Olympics bring us together. What an opportunity to reinforce his strengths as a global leader -- yes a celebrity -- who might actually retain the Olympics spirit into his presidency. Instead, his handlers placed too much reliance on polls that establish energy as Americans' top concern. Polls are focused on the past, and Obama's strategists should instead be looking to the future. They should understand that the medium is often the message and used the Olympics as an international stage to reinforce his popularity and the unique opportunity we have to elect a president who can lead our nation in the spirit of the Olympics. Obama's Olympics commercials could have and should have emphasized his leadership, his belief in family, his belief in himself and in our nation and world in very troubled times. They could have elevated the political debate. They could have reinforced that Barack Obama is the personification of the Olympic spirit at the very time voters are most receptive to hearing that message. They failed.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Barack will announce his VP candidate
choice through txt msg between now
& the Conv. Tell everyone to text VP
to 62262 to be the first to know!
Here's the response message:
Welcome to Obama Mobile. You will
now be one of the 1st notified when
the VP candidate is selected. Text
HELP for help. Std charges apply.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
- entertainment/music/video -- 44%
- food/beverage -- 21%
- telecommunications/mobile -- 21%
- beauty/personal care -- 15%
- automotive/transportation -- 12%
- business services -- 12%
- consumer electronics -- 12%
- financial services -- 12%
- vacation/travel -- 12%
- healthcare/pharmaceutical -- 7%
- real estate -- 7%