Whether they are customers on your website, social media followers, or people following your blog, you want to keep the readers of what your write and post interested, and in order to do that you need to keep coming up with new things that make them want to come back for me. Here are a few things that you can share in blog posts, link to your website, or plaster all over social media that will peek your customers interest, and probably even attract new ones. [Read more…]
Whether you just started a new business or you have one that’s been around for a while, you should be working on getting everything out of your online marketing tactics as you possibly can. That means using things like social media marketing and even making sure that you have a blog that is regularly updated.
If you expect your business to thrive online, you need to make sure that you are doing the right things to market your business. That means you want to make sure people know you exist, what your business does, and you want to make sure that there are things that can be found in less normal ways, which will make your business easier to find and search engines. [Read more…]
Google Music is still in its beta and not a lot of people are getting it as yet. Itâ€™s not even available in other countries. But the guys at Google still want more people experience what they think may be a game changer in entertainment and cloud computing so they have finally released a version that is compatible with Appleâ€™s iOS.
The new version of Google Music can be accessed on devices that carry iOS. But this is not a completely separate app â€“ the access will go through the Safari browser. This is a mixed bag for some people. Others prefer a separate app so they can access Google servers even without the browser, while others want their access to be done through the browser so they wonâ€™t have to install any extraneous apps.
The browser interface actually acts similar to an app. Users can slide between the songs and as a nifty feature, the songs you are playing will continue to do so even when the browser is closed. Of course, browsing through the library and searching for songs can be done through the browser as well.
Google Music is not the first to market with a music streaming service â€“ it already has competition from Spotify and other music streaming services and soon from Appleâ€™s own iCloud service. Google Music has to make unique product decisions to distinguish it from its competitors.
There you go folks. Google has spilled the beans about its latest and grandest plan of conquering our lives. Google has just launched Google TV. This time Google is aiming to bring web contents we enjoy consuming on our computers to the sweetest spot in our homes – those areas where we sit back, relax and enjoy watching TV shows and programs.
But exactly is Google trying to bring in here? It’s not a TV set. It’s not a TV media player but what Google has been known for – software platform. And for Google TV, Google is interweaving the web and TV into a single platform.
Google TV will let us watch contents we enjoy from the web. It has Â a built-in search with auto-suggest function, a web browser in Google Chrome, a TV homescreen console, and most importantly it has Android running in the background.
How will Google TV change our viewing habits? And how will it affect commercial TV programs. For our TV viewing habits, Google TV will give us more choices and possibly more TV viewing time. For commercial TV programs, this is like Google hauling competition. Google TV might blur the thin line that separates canned TV programs, to freely available online entertainment content.
So, what’s the big plan? Google is working with Sony and Logitech to bring in Google TV on set-top boxes, Blue-Ray players and other media hardware. Google is also releasing the Google TV SDK and web APIs to let third-party developers create more exciting and fun apps that will run alongside Google TV.
It’s going to be fun and exciting in the next few days. Google TV is certainly going to make waves. And if Apple rocked the tablet world recently, Google will certainly rock the TV world soon as well.
Adaptive Blue has just updated it’s free browser add-on, GetGlue.com with personalized new releases for each user, real-time suggestions, the ability to quickly decide if a book, a movie, or album is for you as well as a new interface.
Let’s take a look at the new features which were just rolled out by GetGlue:
Personalized new releases – GetGlue scans new releases in movies, music, and books and give your the ones that are most relevant to you based on what you have already liked before. Â These movies pertain to your favorite genre which could either be a new album from your favorite artists, or even books on particular topic that interests you.
Real time recommendations – GetGlue automatically updates your recommended movies, music and books everytime you encountered new releases. You can quickly browse through these list by clicking on the “Recommended” filter.
Things you’ve already liked – GetGlue shows you similar things that you’ve already liked while you visit a movie, an album or a book on GetGlue.com or anywhere on the web. It also shows you reviews and liked items by your friends, neighbors and the entire GetGlue community who have similar tastes as you.
New activity streams – GetGlue’s new activity streams compress daily activities of various users. This gives you the ability to explore more items from these activity streams.
New interface – Finally, GetGlue has also redesigned the site’s overall interface – now bigger, shiner, simpler and definitely more fun.
So, there. Are you using GetGlue? Do you like the new features so far?
For those of you who are currently using Boxee, which is currently in beta have a reason to rejoice as Boxee announced two new exciting features of its service. First is that NHL GameCenter LIVE is now available on Boxee. Â If you are subscribed to this service on a monthly or annual basis, you can now enjoy watching great Hockey games and fights in HD mode on Boxee.
The other part of Boxee’s exciting announcement is related to updates to its service which is currently in beta mode. The latest version of Boxee beta has some interesting new features such as the following:
File Identification Progress – This feature lets you to easily see how many files Boxee is scanning, has identified, and doesn’t recognize in your media collection. Â You can check the status of its media from any menu sidebar or from the Media settings menu.
Manual Movie and TV Show Identification – This feature lets you tell Boxee what’s in your media collection. It allows you to change incorrectly labeled files, find and identify unresolved files and select files to label them correctly.
Facebook & Twitter in your Boxee feed – Boxee Beta now lets you see recommendations from your Facebook and Twitter friends and contacts within Boxee. You can see shared videos in your feed with an icon on the right that tells you where they are from.
New & Improved RSS Management – The new version of Boxee Beta also now lets you better manage, discover and play RSS feeds in Boxee. You can search, arrange by category or sort through the most popular, top rated, new and HD feeds available on your Boxee account. You can then use the RSS feeds app to play back your favorites.
Bug Fixes and Fixes and Fixes, and Fixes! – Of course, just like any other version updates, the new Boxee Beta has addressed hundreds of bugs and issued various fixes to these.