Google Makes Public Government Data Requests For 2012, Will Others Follow Suit?

Google Makes Public Government Data Requests 2012, Will Others Follow Suit? Governments continue to ask Google for more data about its users, with more than two-thirds of requests in the U.S. made through a subpoena, which usually doesn’t require asking a judge for a search warrant.  Google is being transparent and it’s good for the
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New Rapportive Gmail Add-On Displays Recipients’ Social Media Contact Profiles (VIDEO)

The new Rapportive Gmail Add-On/widget allows users to view social media contact profiles of email recipients. When composing or viewing an email, Rapportive fetches, aggregates and displays data that contacts have made publicly available online…

Nielsen: iPhone Share Rises Among New Smartphone Purchasers Vs. Android

The iPhone Is Gaining Share. iPhone Rate Of Growth Rises Among New Smartphone Purchasers. The iPhone is making a comeback against Google’s Android by increasing share against its rival in terms of new customers.  In the U.S., the iPhone is becoming more popular as people upgrade their old phones to smartphones.  The iPhone gained share
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Google Launches Online Book “Think Quarterly”

Google Launches “Think Quarterly” Online Book. Google Effectively In The Media Biz? Google is trying to give more information to users, partners and developers to help them improve upon functionality.  Google has launched a new online magazine/quarterly book called “Think Quarterly” which may help in that effort. The book is designed for its partners and
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Infographic, Info-visualization Tool: Fresh Water Supply & Water Footprint

Infographic, Info-visualization Tool: Fresh Water Supply & Water Footprint: Fresh Water Supply Infographic. The fresh water supply infographic and interactive map of the Earth’s water resources.  The digital map shows our water footprint and is created by Joseph Bergen and Nickie Huang. Hover around an area of interest on the map and see the water
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LinkedIn Gets Deeper Into Social Media With News Site LinkedIn Today For Professionals

LinkedIn Gets Deeper Into Social Media With News Site LinkedIn Today For Professionals: LinkedIn Today Launched: But will users go to the site more? Linkedin Today has been launched by the professional social media networking site LinkedIn.  LinkedIn is trying to get more users to visit the site with regularity by sharing news from like
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Tensions in the Middle East, North Africa Infographic: Need To Know Stats

Tensions in the Middle East, North Africa Infographic. The crisis in the Middle East and North Africa has been heating up recently causing analysts and people in general to get up to speed on the region.  The latest infographic we found has good information about what is going on in the region and gives info
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Researchers Say 2050 Population May Grow To 9 Billion

Researchers Predict 2050 Population May Grow To 9 Billion: The United Nations predicts the global population will reach seven billion this year and may climb to 9 billion by 2050. Most forecasters know that 40 year predictions are usually wrong but population growth has been steady for decades now. How will the world look 50
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Marriage Infographic: Marriage On Decline, Cohabitation Rising

Marriage Infographic Shows Advertisers Need to Adjust: Pew Research Center: The “Household” has changed significantly over the last few decades. Infographics are the best way to give people relevant data in an organized fashion. The latest interesting infographic we found is on marriage, children and households.  The infographic is provided by GOOD and the Pew
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Levi’s Sales Up 28 Percent. Is Retail Back?

Levi’s Sales Up 28 Percent. Is Retail Back? Levis sales have increased and by the Abmuku “jean” calculation, it looks like retail might be back.  Levi’s has been making a comeback for the last few years as the economy changed and people shifted from purchasing $300 jeans back down to $30 jeans.  Other retailers, hotels
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Super Bowl XLV Viewership Breaks Records As Expected

The Super Bowl Was Big 163 Viewers Watch Game: 111 Million Views on Average – Tops last Year. Super Bowl XLV was big this year as expected. We speculated that Super Bowl 45 would be the biggest in history based on the internet buzz we noticed and the number of advertisers involved.  Commercials this year
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The Ultimate Super Bowl Infographic: Spending by State

How Americans Spend Money On The Super Bowl And Where: Get all the information you need to know about the Super Bowl and how people spend.  The Super Bowl is a great opportunity for advertisers and brands to get more exposure.  Marketing for the Super Bowl has been stellar this year and we came across
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Apple Apps Store Hits 10 Billion Downloads

Apple Apps Store Hits 10 Billion Downloads: More Downloads Coming When Apple Adds Verizon. Apple has just reported that their popular apps store has now reached 10 million downloads.  The Apple app store is used by iPad, iPhone, iPod customers to download new applications for fun, work and more.  The applications vary in price and
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Good News for Philly Fashion: Pennsylvania Tourism On The Rebound

Good News Philly Fashion Designers: Pennsylvania Tourism Returning. The best way to find out how Philly fashion will do this year is to look at a few key cities and the hospitality industry. Take Pennsylvania for example, PA  is enjoying a rebound in the tourism industry.  Pennsylvania reported a new record of 27.5 million rooms
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