When I posted Retail 2.0 I was asked several times (in person; not sure why some are afraid to comment) what I thought the end result of all that information, technology was for the retailer and my answer was; prepare to negotiate. Most of us in the US of A don’t negotiate unless we’re buying …

Thursday we reviewed the iPhone and how it could impact social media. That is to say that it hasn’t yet although it has experienced tremendous growth and some claim it is behind Twitter’s explosion. It’s the device that’s driving the smartphone explosion in the United States and could be behind the growing number of those …

Blaise Aguera y Arcas of Microsoft Live Labs talks about augmented reality maps at TED.

Since the late nineties businesses have been thinking of the Internet as a marketing platform and for the most part have been relatively successful at leveraging it. When ecommerce happened even the naysayers expanded their concept of the Internet from a cost center to a method of generating revenue. I thought I would take a …

Link to Demo of Jack Dorsey’s new venture, Square (video)

We’re getting closer to Jeremiah Yang’s 5th era of social networking, social commerce. Don’t believe me? Watch this entertaining yet educational video on Jack Dorsey’s Square.

Last night we reviewed YouTube. We took a look at the Icelantic Channel and took a look at the built in analytics specific to an individual video. Pretty amazing information given that it’s free. Leave it to Google. Unfortunately there are no English Pirate speakers in this demographic as there were on their Facebook account. …

This morning I had a chance to try out Twalkin. I know. I know. Another Twitter app with a goofy ‘tw’ name but this is yet another way people can use Twitter to network and organize. The focus, as you may have guessed is enabling Twitter users to connect on the phone. It has a …

Link to Great Google ad from the Super Bowl (video)

Saw this ad yesterday from Google and it really speaks to how search plays into our lives. Enjoy!

A recent report by Edelman (featured on AdAge) shows that people don’t trust their peers as much as they used to. In fact it’s down 20% from 2008 (45% to 25%). As a matter of fact if you look at the overall “trust-O-meter”, all forms of media are down when it comes to trust and …