Apple May Have Sold at Least 1.9 Million Watches in First Period By Bloomberg News Apple Inc., which isnt breaking out sales of its new smartwatch, said revenue in the category containing the device rose by about $950 million during the past quarter compared with the previous three months in which the gadget wasnt sold. ...Read More »
Three Numbers to Watch as IPhone Drives Apple Profit By Bloomberg News Theres a lot to live up to when Apple Inc. releases earnings results after Tuesdays market close: Driven by iPhone sales, its beaten analysts estimates for profit in eight straight quarters and for revenue in seven of those. ...Read More »
Three Numbers to Watch as IPhone Demand Drives Apple Profit By Bloomberg News Theres a lot to live up to when Apple Inc. releases earnings results after Tuesdays market close: Driven by iPhone sales, its beaten analysts estimates for profit in eight straight quarters and for revenue in seven of those. ...Read More »
Three Numbers to Watch as IPhone Demand Drives Apple Earnings By Bloomberg News Theres a lot to live up to when Apple Inc. releases earnings results after Tuesdays market close: Driven by iPhone sales, its beaten analysts estimates for profit in eight straight quarters and for revenue in seven of those. ...Read More »
IWatch Trademark Scuffle in Europe Takes Apple to Milan Court By Bloomberg News TypeiWatch into Googles search engine, and the top result is likely to be an ad for the Apple Watch. Apple pays Google for the advertisements so it doesnt miss out on potential customerswho enteredthe wrong product name. But a small Dublin-based company, which owns the iWatch trademark in Europe, is hoping the ads will cost Apple a lot more. ...Read More »
Apple s Lack of Watch Data Fuels Intrigue About Gadget s Demand By Bloomberg News Apple Inc. s silence on demand for its smartwatch is making it harder for analysts to gauge whether the wearable gadget is performing successfully. Yet even bearish estimates suggest the timepiece could become a bestseller. ...Read More »
Apple??s Lack of Watch Data Fuels Intrigue About Gadget??s Demand By Bloomberg News Apple Inc. s silence on demand for its smartwatch is making it harder for analysts to gauge whether the wearable gadget is performing successfully. Yet even bearish estimates suggest the timepiece could become a bestseller. ...Read More »
Drones Filmmaking By Miles Weston Economic, reasonably easy to fly drones combined with light, rugged 4K cameras are making it possible for studios and independent filmmakers to capture/produce films and videos that were financially out of the reach of most people. But budget also needs to include time to learn how to do it right and what is required to avoid disasters and legal action. As with any film project it only works when it's done right. ...Read More »
Content Insider #399 - Everyone Sells By Miles Weston Raise your hand if you've been out in the field with your sales team making sales calls. Wait why should you? Your job is engineering, accounting, product design, service/support, marketing/communications you don't have to do sales too. Sorry but you do. We're all selling something to your boss, to a customer, to someone you work with, to an editor/analyst, to some government official, to your significant other, to your kids (that's a tough one). You're constantly selling because if you aren't you're the sellee. Sure sometimes you have to be the purchasor but even then do it so you sell yourself on buying it or the seller that you're leading the process. ...Read More »
Combine RFID Tags With Robotic Milking Machines By Amy Beth Miller for America's Backbone Weekly RFID tags can track each cows milk production and milking frequency. Robotics can reduce labor costs and increase dairy output by about 10% in year one. ...Read More »
Content Insider # 396 - New Work By Miles Weston The global economy is bouncing back but there's only a modest increase in full time employment. Not that there aren't jobs but rather there aren't the right people for the jobs. To ensure they grow, smart companies are changing their focus on payroll increases and finding the best people for the challenges even if they're not interested in "a job" and more interested in the challenges/opportunities to grow on their own career paths. After all, folks know from experience - friends, neighbors, themselves - that fulltime employment is a myth and they're taking control of their future. Management has to focus on finding, working with the best talent available rather than body count because the world changes...quickly But as Tallahassee knows old habits die hard. ...Read More »
The Holy Grail of Content Marketing - and When to Recommend It By Tanya Hall, CEO of Greenleaf Book Group With much of the business world abuzz about content marketing, smart marketers are taking stock of opportunities for their clients to use the power of story to convey a message and build stronger brands. Conspicuously absent from most content strategies, however, is the granddaddy of all content marketing: writing a book. ...Read More »
Content Insider #393 - Toxic Workers By Miles Weston Don't let em kid you. Work isn't supposed to be all fun and games. That's why they call it work. But most of the time that's ok because it gives you a feeling that you're contributing to make something grow and prosper. Really make a difference in the world around you. But there are times when even when you're making great strides and great contributions something about the job just sucks all the fun out of everything. We'll it's usually not something, actually someone and when you're around them they bring everyone on the team and you down. Toxic folks are tough to describe but you know one when you meet one. Management's choice help the person change or show they the door. It's for the best of everyone in the organization. ...Read More »
Content Insider # 390 - Video Uprising By Miles Weston At NAB it was obvious that the content galaxy is exploding with star wars battles everywhere on who will take control and win out every segment of the media & entertainment industry. It's traditional over cable, it's OTT, it's mobile, it's aerial, it's social media, it's Hollywood, it's indie filmmakers, it's kids in school, it's all of the above. Even Lucas or astrophysicist Stephen Hawkin couldn't imagine how the world would be taken over by video content. It will be interesting to see how the battles unfold as the universe expands. ...Read More »
Content Insider#388 - Company DNA By Miles Weston There is something terribly wrong with the consumer electronics industry because we never have a product category - real category - until Apple comes on the scene. Then everyone jumps in to praise, beat up on the product and tell us all the things that are right/wrong and how someone else (who sues/supplies them) is going to be so much better. The problem is few companies understand, focus on who they are so the consumer has a single point of reference. Don't give me logic, people identity with the company. Like it or hate it, you buy or reject the company not the new announcement. If you don't have that foundation you're buying from whatstheirname. Focus folks. Focus. ...Read More »
Find The Right Messaging Platform For Your Healthcare Business By Keith Loria for America's Backbone Weekly Systems such as Vocera Messaging offer platforms for users to send secure messages like lab tests and alerts to one another using smartphones, web-based consoles or third-party clinical systems. ...Read More »
Find The Right Messaging Platform For Your Healthcare Business By Keith Loria for America's Backbone Weekly Systems such as Vocera Messaging offer platforms for users to send secure messages like lab tests and alerts to one another using smartphones, web-based consoles or third-party clinical systems. ...Read More »
Dont Assume Youre Too Small to Attract Cybercrime By Keith Loria for America's Backbone Weekly Hackers follow the path of least resistance, and often view small- and medium-businesses as the best entry points to a larger organization. Heres how you can improve your cyber security. ...Read More »
Dont Assume Youre Too Small to Attract Cybercrime By Keith Loria for America's Backbone Weekly Hackers follow the path of least resistance, and often view small- and medium-businesses as the best entry points to a larger organization. Heres how you can improve your cyber security. ...Read More »
Keep an Eye on Your Workplace With Mobile Surveillance By Amy Beth Miller for America's Backbone Weekly New technology lets you monitor multiple job sites or business locations in real-time for increased safety and security. ...Read More »
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