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My Mobile and Social Media Predictions for 2009 into 2010

January 7, 2009 by Lisa Oshima | Mobile, Social Media
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Here are a handful of my predictions for mobile and social media in 2009, moving into 2010… For the record, I’ve left off everything I know will happen in 2009 and limited this list to things I *think* will happen: Smartphones and feature phones will continue to converge in iPhone-esque fashion. Mobile Internet will drive […]

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:

Social Media & Mobile Post Turkey Round-up

December 12, 2008 by Lisa Oshima | Mobile, Social Media
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I took a blogging break for Turkey, so this social media and mobile round-up includes the most interesting news in mobile and social media since November 21:

Nov 21, 2008: Weekly Social Media & Mobile News Summary

November 21, 2008 by Lisa Oshima | Mobile, Social Media
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Apple: iPhone 2.2 Firmware was released. MobileCrunch’s review is here.  Excerpted summary of the article: “Safari’s address bar/search … tweaked a bit, apps now request a rating upon deletion, over-the-air podcast downloads …, various video and audio quality tweaks, and assorted bug fixes throughout… Google Maps has been upgraded to include Street View and directions […]

Nov 14: Weekly Social Media & Mobile News Summary

November 14, 2008 by Lisa Oshima | Mobile, Social Media
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Apple Apple is now the #2 smartphone manufacturer. Nokia remains #1, RIM is now#3, and Motorola is #4. More here. The iPhone surpassed the Motorola Razr as the top selling consumer phone. Facebook TechCrunch reports that Facebook violated its own privacy policy to give Microsoft access to user emails: “Microsoft’s Invite2Messenger appears to violate that […]

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, […]

Doubting Yelp. Defecting to Rummble Beta.

September 25, 2008 by Lisa Oshima | Mobile, Social Media
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Yelp burned a bridge with me this week, and I’m defecting to the Rummble beta.  Rummble is London-based mobile + web 2.0 start-up that provides geographically relevant recommendations and reviews from likeminded people. My frustration with Yelp started when I got an email from my dentists’ office… Earlier this year, I wrote a glowing review […]

68% of Online Americans Visit Communities, Blogs, Social Networks… What Do The Rest Do?

September 23, 2008 by Lisa Oshima | Social Media
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According to the August/September 2008 Insight Report from MarketTools, 68% of Americans who spend time online regularly visit blogs, online communities or social networks.  That’s staggering, especially when you consider that the number of online Americans that engage in product research online to help them make purchase decisions is just 33%. Check out the demographic […]

Facebook Meets MySpace at the Top of the Charts

June 13, 2008 by Lisa Oshima | Social Media
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And the number one social network in the world is…IT’S A TIE!  Facebook just caught up to MySpace.  The race to the top gets more and more interesting.  Stay tuned…

Nothing Funnier than Art Imitating Life on Facebook

May 29, 2008 by Lisa Oshima | Social Media
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Imagine what would happen if the guy that you sat next to in high school math class and barely spoke to randomly arrived at your house one morning, 15 years after graduation, ringing your doorbell, and screaming, “POOOOOOOOOKKKKKKEEEE! Remember me? Want to be my friend?!” Then, imagine opening the door and being jabbed in the […]



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