“Everyone likes to talk up Apple’s innovative design. It’s a much more attractive story than the real reason why Apple has come to dominate first the MP3 player market, and soon, the smartphone market. Apple is buying 50 million 8-gigabyte memory chips from Samsung – the kind used in its entry-level iPhone 3G – and Samsung is cutting off other customers as a result of tight supplies.”
Theatres working to make even the pre-show ads more entertaining
Mike Masnick writes about what some movie theatres are doing do help make their “pre-show” ads more interactive and entertaining for movie-goers.
Movie theatres are now experimenting with much more entertaining and interactive ‘pre-show’ advertising. They’re doing things like using motion sensors to have the audience ‘play’ a game as a group, or having them use their mobile phones to vote on certain questions on the screen and immediately showing the results.”
“Every enterprise, of any size, should be IM-friendly. Police IMs if you must, if you fear the loss of anything from employee time to intellectual property. Even with that overhead, an IM-oriented communication culture can be terrifically advantageous — and that’s even before we consider the employees who grew up on IMs and text messaging, and insistent on using them in the workplace as a matter of course.”