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What Does Facebook’s Latest Acquisition Mean for Friendfeed, Facebook & Social Media Enthusiasts?

August 10, 2009 by Lisa Oshima | Advertising, Developers, Monetization, Social Media
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5 Marketing Lessons to Learn from The Europas’ Nominees’ Mistakes (TechCrunch Europe Awards)

June 30, 2009 by Lisa Oshima | Consulting, Developers, Review, Social Media
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Yesterday, in researching the list of The Europas’ (TechCrunch Europe Awards) nominees for my last post, it hit me – there are still a lot of start-ups with great products that just don’t understand basic marketing.  Without calling anyone specific out on their mishaps, here are the top 5 basic marketing lessons you can learn […]

My Voting Guide for The Europas (TechCrunch’s European Awards)

June 30, 2009 by Lisa Oshima | Contest, Mobile, Review, Social Media
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TechCrunch recently announced the nominees for The Europas, the awards ceremony celebrating technology innovation in European companies, to be held in London on July 9th.  I was excited to learn that one of my clients, ShoZu, was nominated for the Best Mobile Application in EMEA (shameless plug: you can vote for them in this category […]

5 Big Lessons to Learn from Nokia’s Ovi Store Launch

May 26, 2009 by Lisa Oshima | Developers, Mobile, Monetization, Review
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Nokia’s new Ovi Store officially launched today.  It represents a step in the right direction for the diversification of the mobile content market in general, but there are substantial kinks to address.  There are enough blogs and tweets out there that rehash the high and low points (highlights for me include: Terence Eden’s post, All […]

5 Great Reasons To Twitter.

January 12, 2009 by Lisa Oshima | Social Media
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Tonight I caught up with a mobile industry colleague who asked me why he should bother with Twitter when he already has a blog and Facebook account.  Here’s my reply: Twitter is so easy, fast and rewarding that I’ve stopped blogging as much in favor of Twittering more.  Twitter is is a micro-blogging platform (i.e. […]

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 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, […]

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 […]



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