Posts Tagged ‘trends’

To Groupon, or not to Groupon?

To Groupon, or not to Groupon?

To many of the small businesses I’ve been talking to recently, that is indeed the question, what with Groupon’s exploding popularity, insane valuation, and of course, the fact that The Goog is about to power-bomb into the frothy social-buying waters.

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9 (plus 30 billion) reasons to market the hell out of your small business right now

9 (plus 30 billion) reasons to market the hell out of your small business right now

Sure, there’s lots of talk about the dreaded economic double-dip floating around these days, but we’ve all heard the eyeroll-inducing adage about the chinese symbol for “crisis” pulling double-duty as the symbol for “opportunity”, right? (If you haven’t, consider your unrolled eyes lucky) Continue Reading

Tastes like checkin: How Foursquare can beat Facebook Places

Tastes like checkin: How Foursquare can beat Facebook Places

With the Facebook Places announcement on Wednesday, many are anticipating the swift death/corporate absorption of all the other location-based ‘check in’ players. But Foursquare (4sq to its friends) has a few tricks left up its sleeve. Here’s what the location-marketing pioneer could do to fend off the Facebook frenemy. Continue Reading

A Twist of F8: Facebook’s bid to become the internet

A Twist of F8: Facebook’s bid to become the internet

C’mon, we haven’t beaten the “Facebook-wants-to-consume-the-Internet” and “we-should-all-boycott/quit-it” horses completely to death yet, have we? Nay, I say – like the day after Thanksgiving, we’ve merely had time to digest all that has occurred, and now should consider the consequences. Continue Reading