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Social Media and Mobile News Round-up 1/6/09

January 6, 2009 by Lisa Oshima | Mobile, Social Media
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For those of you that disconnected during Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year, etc…  Welcome back. Here’s a summary of the most interesting social media and mobile news I read in the last few weeks:

11/7/08: Weekly Round-up of Social Media & Mobile News

November 7, 2008 by Lisa Oshima | Mobile, Social Media
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AOL: AOL announced its earnings this week.  The most interesting part of the report: “Revenues decreased 17% ($207 million) to $1.0 billion, due to a 26% decline ($165 million) in Subscription revenues and a 6% decrease ($33 million) in Advertising revenues. The decline in Subscription revenues reflects mainly a decrease in domestic AOL brand subscribers, […]

Weekly Round-up of Social Media and Mobile News of Interest

October 31, 2008 by Lisa Oshima | Mobile, Social Media
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I’m starting do to a quick weekly round-up of the Social Media and Mobile news that I find most interesting.  Enjoy AOL: AOL Journals and AOL Hometown are shutting down (joining Xdrive and BlueString) Apple: Apple announces retroactive improvements to “MobileMe”. The following improvements were silently launched in Sept. : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3182 iPhone users in the […]

Working With People Who Bring Out the Best in You…

January 11, 2008 by Lisa Oshima | Consulting, Enterprise
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Watching Bill Gates’ keynote from CES 2008 reminded me of how important it is to work with people you not only like but also that bring out the best in you and compliment your skills.  Gates is a technology genius, but he didn’t put together this ‘mocumentary’ alone.  This is the work of marketing genius: […]

Crunchies Award: Vote ShoZu as “Best Mobile Start-up”

December 22, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Consulting, Contest, Events, Social Media
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My client, ShoZu, has been nominated in the Crunchies Award as Best Mobile Start-up. This award is co-produced by TechCrunch, Read/Write Web, VentureBeat and GigaOm.  Major sponsors include: Adobe, Microsoft, Sun and a few venture funds. Please head to the voting link, http://vote.crunchies.techcrunch.com/ scroll to the mobile category and vote for ShoZu.  You can vote […]

Microsoft at CTIA: Business + Lifestyle = Future of Mobile

October 24, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Enterprise, Events, Mobile
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I’ve had a great couple of days at the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) Wireless IT & Entertainment Conference in San Francisco catching up with old friends and colleagues in wireless and learning more about where the industry is going.  It all started with Tuesday’s keynote from Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, which CTIA themed […]

How Facebook Got a Whole Lot Cooler

July 30, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Enterprise, Social Media
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Over the past couple of months, I’ve noticed an unusually large increase in the number of my friends and former colleagues based in the UK that are joining Facebook.  The recent surge in popularity of Facebook among my UK friends has me wondering: What lit a fire under so many people in non-overlapping networks to […]

25 + Start-ups to Watch

February 23, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Social Media
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In case you were wondering why this blog went from daily to naught this week – One of my best friends was in town this week, visiting from England, so I took a break from blogging to play tour guide.  As of today, I’m back to blogging as usual. If you’re wondering what’s next in […]

Palm’s Treo 750: A Review & Software Recommendations

January 9, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Mobile, Review
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I know, I know, this blog is meant to be about social media and social networking, but I couldn’t resist writing about another piece of new technology that I know well – the Treo 750, one of the newest GSM Windows Mobile phones on the market.  On January 5th, Palm, Inc. announced the launch of […]



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