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How To Plan Your Summer Vacation on Pinterest

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The snow is melting, the sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and the birds are breaking into song. At least, that’s what you imagine may be happening if you’re stuck inside your office

Yep, it’s time to put in that summer vacation request — and start surfing Pinterest for ideas on where to go and what to do.

Pinterest‘s recent introduction of Place Pins may not have been intended entirely for this purpose, but they’re becoming useful tools for planning getaways. Place Pins include extra details like location and contact information, along with a wanderlust-inducing photo Read more…

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Vevo Releases New iOS App With A Real-Time Feed And Live Vevo TV Streams

vevo ios app Music video distributor Vevo just launched an “>update to its iOS app today, providing users a new, regularly updated home page, as well as access to the company’s live, programmed music channels. The new version of the app, which the company showed to some reporters at SXSW, follows a major redesign to its website that Vevo launched last fall. Read More

Apple CEO Tim Cook Lauds Office On iPad, Chides Microsoft For Not Delivering It Earlier

office-ipad Apple CEO Tim Cook took time to answer a question about Microsoft Office for iPad arriving this past month, and his answer was surprisingly long. “I do see that Office is a very key franchise,” he said, and also added that he “wholeheartedly welcome[s] Microsoft to the App Store.” Cook admitted that Apple’s “customers are clearly responding in a good way that… Read More

Facebook’s Standalone App Plan: Launch Betas, If They Work Grow To 100M Users, Then Monetize

Facebook Apps Facebook plans to launch more standalone apps, and today on its Q1 earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg laid out a blueprint for picking which ones to throw the company’s weight behind. First, its Creative Labs initiative will build apps with specific purposes. If they resonate with users, Facebook will push to grow them to 100 million users. If that works, only then will it try to earn money off them. Read More

Apple’s Greater China Revenue Grew Sequentially In Q2 As iPhone Growth Impresses

sanlitun-apple-store-china Apple’s earnings are out, and the iPhone’s 17 percent growth was likely the most noteworthy number in its hardware results. That’s a big increase for a device that analysts expected to perform pretty much on par in terms of Q2 last year. One probable reason: growth in Greater China, where Apple saw 5 percent increase in revenue sequentially between Q1 and Q2, versus a pretty… Read More

Apple Sold 44M iPhones, 16M iPads And 4M Macs In Q2 2014

ipod-iphone-ipad-family Apple shared its quarterly earnings results today, and for fiscal Q2 2014, the company moved 43.7 million iPhones, 16.3 million iPads and 4.1 million Macs. That compares to 51 million iPhones sold during the first fiscal quarter, along with 26 million iPads and 4.8 million Macs, but that was a holiday quarter, so a dip is to be expected. Last year during the same quarter, Apple sold 37.4 million… Read More

Facebook Passes 1B Mobile Users, 200M Messenger Users In Q1

Screen Shot 2014-04-23 at 21.20.56 Another mobile milestone for Facebook: the company reported in its Q1 earnings that it has now passed the 1 billion mark for monthly active users on phones and tablets. 1.01 billion to be exact. That is a sign of how mobile is approaching near-parity with desktop for Facebook: overall MAUs  across both desktop and mobile totalled 1.28 billion. Read More

Facebook Beats In Q1 With $2.5B In Revenue, 59% Of Ad Revenue From Mobile, 1.28B Users

facebook-earnings Facebook’s is getting more and more mobile, now with 1.01 billion users on small screens. It’s Q1 2014 earnings show it beat expectations, earning $2.5 billion in revenue with an $0.34 EPS. It now has 1.28 billion total monthly users, 802 million daily users, and 609 million daily mobile users. Facebook continued its march to become a mobile ad company with 59% of ad revenue coming from portable… Read More

5 Tips for Improving Your Ecommerce Revenues

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Online shopping has created an efficient and enjoyable shopping experience for its users, and now, brick-and-mortar shops are trying to do just the same — by moving the online experience offline

Kate Spade Saturday, an innovative retailer in Tokyo’s fashion-forward Harajuku district, blends its online and offline worlds with in-store technology that emphasizes social sharing. Stroll through the flagship store in Tokyo, touch any of the oversized iPads embedded into the architecture and you’ll get a bottomless pool of product information, including clothing price, availability, design details and styling ideas. You can point at a coveted item, share with your social networks and ask your friends what they think about the dress that caught your eye. This kind of immersive shopping experience is exactly what the market — and the time-pressed, tech-savvy consumer — demands. Read more…

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Instagram Diverges From Vine By Personalizing Explore Tab

photo Rather than just sunsets from foreign countries and selfies by fashion models, Instagram’s Explore page is now also personalized with top photos and videos Liked by people you follow. Personalization highlights Instagram’s focus on your own social graph and a subjective vision of beauty, to contrast with Vine, which centers around re-sharing and globally popular expert content creators. Read More