Recent Posts

Nintendo's E3 Results, Illustrated by Twitter

Rob Sutter
We are a week removed from E3 and to say that the most notable digital event in the world still has people talking would be an understatement. Perhaps the most sociable fans were those of "the Big Three" in the video game industry: Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony.
Nintendo's E3 Results, Illustrated by Twitter

Acquisition of Nokia Phones Adds New Anti-Google Weapons to Microsoft Arms Race

RobertPassikoff
Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was quoted, “By the early part of this year it was clear to me that perhaps acquisition would be a way to accelerate.” He wasn’t specific as to what they were accelerating, but it seems reasonable to presume that this is an acceleration of growth and, thus, Microsoft’s marketing war with Google.
Acquisition of Nokia Phones Adds New Anti-Google Weapons to Microsoft Arms Race

Sony's Social Agility Thwarts New XBOX ONE

ubersocialmedia
Forget story telling and building a brand narrative, one of the best things about social media is the fact that it allows for fast, fluid communications that any business can turn to it’s advantage.
Sony's Social Agility Thwarts New XBOX ONE

4 Social Media and Business Lessons from Xbox One's Announcement Blunder

RGBSocial
From a social media standpoint, Microsoft has been lambasted for the direction they’ve taken the Xbox One, and many decisions they’ve made regarding the aforementioned policies. What hurts most is that so many of these blunders could have been easily avoided.
4 Social Media and Business Lessons from Xbox One's Announcement Blunder

Sony Capitalizes on Microsoft’s Xbox One Marketing Fail

Content_Money
With all of these mistakes by Microsoft (intentional or not) Sony reps must be sitting in their offices with giant grins on their faces. At E3 recently, Sony fully unveiled the PS4 and all of its features. Guess what? Sony’s PS4 has no used game restrictions, no restrictions on game-sharing, has a degree of backward compatibility, has generally better hardware, is $100 cheaper, is region-free, and will be able to play online or offline, without any form of DRM whatsoever.
Sony Capitalizes on Microsoft’s Xbox One Marketing Fail

Microsoft's Latest Social Media Headache

Adam Chapman
On Thursday, a then-unknown Creative Director at Microsoft Studios named Adam Orth had what he thought was a harmless Twitter conversation. By Friday Microsoft had a PR nightmare on their hands. What happened?
Microsoft's Latest Social Media Headache

Social Media Morning Report

Adam Chapman
Your social networking personality, Microsoft does something surprisingly nice for Twitter followers, Facebook fumbles, and more.
Social Media Morning Report

The BlackBerry 10: Can It Reclaim the Business Market?

Deborah Sweeney
With the announcement of BlackBerry 10, many are wondering if the company can, once again, offer businesses something that no other phone can. BlackBerry has always offered a level of security that many businesses felt was worth investing in. Even if the phones were annoying and cumbersome, the fact that BlackBerry encrypted e-mails meant that company secrets were less likely to leak out.
The BlackBerry 10: Can It Reclaim the Business Market?

VIDEO: The Social Customer Interview with Paul Greenberg

Robin Carey
In which Paul and I discuss social justice, the human condition, the future of social media, and also IBM, Intuit, Salesforce, Sandvik, Skype, Microsoft, SAP, Oracle. We look at what it means to be a company with social customers, and if you can find a bit of time to watch the whole interview, Paul also talks about which vendors understand how to serve the companies that serve social customers. As Paul notes, "The only difference with social now and social throughout human history is that now it scales." Enjoy.
VIDEO: The Social Customer Interview with Paul Greenberg

Yammer and Microsoft, Next Steps After the Acquisition

rickmans
After the close of the deal, Microsoft will continue to invest in Yammer’s freemium, stand-alone service, and the team will remain under David Sacks’ direction within the Microsoft Office Division. Now what’s next with this acquisition, what are the changes we will see in the next few months and in what areas will Yammer put itself (or be put by Microsoft).
Yammer and Microsoft, Next Steps After the Acquisition