Using Webinars as an E-Marketing Tool

Studies have shown that webinars are an effective and cost efficient tool in reaching out to people. Small business owners and companies have recognized its importance and are now utilizing it for marketing and list building purposes.

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While it’s true that the most popular social media platforms are doing a great job in helping businesses market their products and services, the webinar system has its own advantage over them. For one, it generates a low cost for every lead and a high level of engagement with target audience. Secondly, it is considered the second most effective method in terms of content marketing and thirdly, it promotes greater satisfaction among students thereby contributing to a higher study success rate.

Webinar vs Podcast

Compared to the podcast, the webinar has an edge in that it allows real time interaction with the attendees. This is efficient in clarifying certain issues clients and potential clients have about a particular product or service. Engagement is also assured in this method of communication. [Read more...]

LG Introduces Its Own Cloud Storage Service

lg cloud 300x205 LG Introduces Its Own Cloud Storage ServiceWe’ve been discussing cloud storage in 901AM for quite some time now and have mentioned that it is going to be a buzzword in the tech community. It looks like cloud storage is reaching new levels of popularity with various companies announcing their cloud storage plans and services. Last week Google announced the Google Drive. This week, it’s LG’s turn to go into the cloud storage arena. [Read more...]

New Nano-SIMs to Enter The Market by Next Year

sim 300x225 New Nano SIMs to Enter The Market by Next YearSIM cards are an integral part of mobile phones and even though it is one of those use it and forget it pieces of technology it is also evolving as new technologies emerge to change it. The SIM is now poised for another evolution as a new one is going to be introduced very soon.

The new SIM, called the nano-sim, will be introduced by Gieseck  & Devrient (G&D), the same company that released the first commercial SIM card two decads ago. The nano-SIM is slated to be displayed to the public at a trade show that will be held in Paris from November 15 to 17. [Read more...]

Adobe to Stop Development of Flash for Mobile

flash 300x300 Adobe to Stop Development of Flash for MobileAdobe will not be supporting Flash for mobile anymore.

This was inadvertently revealed through a memo sent to analysts. The memo was acquired by ZDNet. In the memo, Adobe mentioned that development of Flash for mobile browsers will be effectively stopped and all efforts will be refocused on developing for HTML 5. The rumor became an actual reality when Adobe officially announced that it will indeed stop development of Flash for mobile devices saying that moving forward, HTML 5 is the best solution for “creating and deploying content” across different mobile platforms. [Read more...]

Ubuntu To Go Mobile: What’s In Store For Us

Ubuntu 300x233 Ubuntu To Go Mobile: What’s In Store For UsLinux is the poster child of open source computing. It is valiantly standing its ground against Microsoft and has been able to carve a niche for itself in the operating system market. But in order to thrive, Linux needs to go and expand its market. It is doing that by going mobile. It was recently announced that Ubuntu, one of the most popular Linux distributions, is venturing into other devices like tablets, phones, TV and other smart screens that will be installed in offices, kitchens, and other spaces. The announcement also indicated that all these mobile Ubuntu powered devices can connect “cleanly and seamlessly to the desktop, the server and the cloud.”

This announcement from Ubuntu is a tall order. The picture being painted is one that majority of gadget users are actually asking for. But will it be able to deliver? [Read more...]

Dell, Baidu enter partnership to produce “Yi” smartphones

china phone 300x199 Dell, Baidu enter partnership to produce Yi smartphonesChina is one of the great untapped markets on earth and any company who does not set their eyes on the Chinese market will only be left behind.
At least that is the common belief that has been passed on for the last few years. There is truth to this because China is an exploding market with consumers that are fast to latch on to trends and have the buying power to follow those trends.

American computer manufacturer Dell is making additional inroads to the Chinese market by partnering with Baidu, one of China’s biggest companies. The agreement is for the manufacturing of smartphones and tablets that will use Baidu’s own Android-based operating system, Yi. [Read more...]

Ning’s new plans go live

ning logo1 Nings new plans go liveAfter nixing their free plans and embracing a pure premium model, Ning users are now able to choose the plan that is right for them, although Ning is giving users until the end of August to choose a plan or find a new home.

The three new plans – Ning Mini, Ning Plus and Ning Pro – are now live!

I encourage you to take a look at your choices and decide which plan makes the most sense for you and your members. You’ll have until August 20th to purchase a plan, which should give you ample time to make a decision. (Official Ning Blog) [Read more...]

Netflix Now Streams TV Shows and Movies to Nintendo Wii

nintendonetflix Netflix Now Streams TV Shows and Movies to Nintendo Wii

Nintendo and Netflix are treating Wii users all over the world with free streaming of TV and Movies on TV sets via Netflix services. The new TV and movie streaming services are provided free of charge to Wii users with existing Netflix plans starting at $8.99 monthly.

With a Nintendo Wii connected to a broadband service, a Netflix subscription you can practically turn your Nintendo Wii into a multimedia device. We’re talking here of unlimited movies and TV shows delivered courtesy of Netflix.  You can also opt to receive DVDs delivered straight to your door step.

Certainly this new service will boosts Netflix’s clout in the home entertainment scene. The Nintendo Wii remains to be the most popular gaming consoles, thanks to its motion controls which users find useful for both exercising and gaming controls.

As for Nintendo Wii, this new service extends its purposes and functions from a mere gaming machine to a portable multimedia entertainment device. It’s definitely a win-win for both parties.

To have streaming TV shows and movies from Netflix on your Nintendo Wii, you simply need to request for a free instant streaming disc from www.netflix.com/wii. Once you have your CD, you can pop it inside your Nintendo Wii and you will presented with a catalog of movies and TV shows that you can freely watch.

via Business Wire

Apple Announces iPhone OS 4.0, Multitasking, Apps Folder and More

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After only a week of rocking the tech community with the release of the iPad and the opening of the iPad App Store, here comes Apple again with a huge announcement – iPhone OS 4.0! This is a much awaited update and a much needed one for the iPhone OS especially with the threat coming from Google Android which happens to be a far better and more powerful mobile phone OS.

So, let’s get straight to the point and see what iPhone OS 4.0 is bringing in to the table.

Multitasking – Apple is finally responding for the call of many iPhone users. If the Google Android OS can do it, why can’t the iPhone? The iPhone OS 4.0 will give developers access to seven multitasking services that will allow tasks to be performed in the background while at the same time preserving battery juice. Multitasking is multitasking, you know what it means, right?

Folders – Again, another great feature. Something that will put the iPhone ahead of the smartphone rat pack anew. This new feature will let you organize apps into folders with drag-and-drop simplicity. It will also let you get faster access to your favorites as well as browse and manage up to 2160 apps at once – that’s a far cry from the current limit of 180 apps. This is huge!

Unified Mail – This feature will let you see messages from all your email accounts displayed in a unified inbox. It will let you switch between inboxes more quickly, organize messages by threads, and even open attachments in third-party apps. This will make the iPhone a great productivity tool once more.

Other noteworthy features coming with iPhone OS 4.0 – iBooks, iAds and Enterprise support for iPhone, something like the BlackBerry Enterprise Server perhaps?

iPhone Os 4.0 will be compatible with iPhone 3G, 3GS and 2nd and 3rd Gen iPod Touch. But some features will vary across these devices. The update will be available this coming summer.

Yes, this is how Apple rocks our world. And ain’t we all loving it?

Via Apple

Go Red with Google on World Aids Day

December 1 is World Aids Day. And to commemorate this event Google is higlighting a nice short video featuring cases of AIDS victims who are on their way to recovery, thanks to the valiant efforts of the global movement to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. This movement coupled with a scientific breakthrough which made HIV/AIDS a preventable and curable disease. [Read more...]