18 October 2011

Video infographic must-see: A Video History of the iPhone

I stumbled across this video infographic about the history of the iPhone and not only is it timely, but it’s also brilliant! It’s certainly worth the 4 minutes it takes to watch it and because it’s so entrancing, I found I retained the facts more than I would do after looking at a print infographic. Could video infographics be the …

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17 October 2011

The Rise Of The Smartphone

Last week my Blackberry died – and I wasn’t the only one to suffer such a fate. On Tuesday 11th October, Research in Motion (RIM) services failed hundreds of thousands of Blackberry users around the world. The outage, which lasted up to 3 days for some users (1 day for me!), sparked furious outbursts on social networks and left many …

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14 October 2011

Tamar’s Friday #FailureToLaunch #4 – Blackberry & Apple Crumble Served up on Twitter

It’s Friday again and you know what that means… it’s time for another recap of the week’s funniest/strangest/most embarrassing FAILs from the week in marketing/online. We hope you’re ready… this week was a doozy! Apple & Blackberry Crumble With recent Blackberry failures all over the globe and the error message that appeared when users attempted to download IOS5, the digital …

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12 October 2011

Beyond ratings and rankings – Tweet me, I’m on TV!

One of my friends contacted me recently saying “Quick! I’m going to be on TV, so I really need a crash course in this tweeting thing!”. Having previously been completely uninterested in how Twitter could help raise his profile, it didn’t only surprise me that he was asking, but also that it was being on TV that prompted the sudden …

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6 October 2011

How the Internet paid tribute to Steve Jobs [Pictures]

Steve Jobs was undoubtedly a man who appreciated nice design and visual appeal. So, we thought it’d be nice to round-up a few of the more visual tributes to the great man, that have popped-up around the web today. There are obviously a lot of lovely and very moving obituaries out there to read, but these tributes all included either …

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6 October 2011

Steve Jobs and me

The Macintosh SE30 was my very first computer. My boss plonked one down on my desk late one Friday: “take this home over the weekend. By the time you come in on Monday I expect you to know how to use it”. I looked at him aghast. I had never used a computer before. There was no manual. I wasn’t …

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5 October 2011

Let’s talk iPhone (4S, not 5)

As anyone who works with, lives with or indeed IS, a nerd will know, Apple made their autumn iPhone announcement yesterday. I’m going to give you a quick run through of the best bits here, now that the giddy excitement of twitter feeds and live blogs has died down a little. Head-lines. Crazy brilliant figures for mobile market share, continuing …

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30 September 2011

Tamar’s Friday #FailureToLaunch #2 – Sauce Factor 10!

Following on from the launch of FailureToLaunch last week (or FLT, as all the cool kids are calling it… apparently) we’ve once again done tireless hours of research to bring you some more funny stories, mistakes and cock-ups from the world of internet marketing and social media. By pure coincidence, there seems to be an underlying theme of naughtiness to …

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