Apr
22
2014

Netflix Preparing For Price Increase

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As the amount of streaming subscribers grows, Netflix is set to raise their monthly subscription price for new customers by $1 or $2 per month. Current subscribers will remain at the $7.99 price for a period of time. The news comes on the heels of an announcement that Netflix added 4 million new members in the first quarter of 2014. In a statement released Monday to investors, Netflix wrote: “In the U.S. we have greatly […]

Apr
18
2014

General Mills Policy Change Causing Online Stir

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Through social media, General Mills has become a more visible force by using Twitter and Facebook to expand their brand. What General Mills has found out in the past few days is that a small policy change and a bit of misinformation can tarnish a brand quickly. It was originally reported in a April 16 New Your Times article titled When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue that liking any of the […]

Apr
17
2014

Facebook Wants To Help You Find Nearby Friends

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Want to know which of your friends are close by so that they can join in on your fun? Well, Facebook will soon allow your users to receive notices on their mobile app when any of their Facebook friends are nearby. Facebook acquired the mobile location app, Glancee, back in May 2012 and after two years of testing, Nearby Friends begins their rollout on Android and IOS devices. The hope was not to create just […]

Apr
15
2014

Google Glass On Sale to Everyone in the U.S. Today

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If you have been one of the many Americans waiting for the day to purchase the highly anticipated Google Glass glasses, here is your chance. As long as you are 18 years of age, a U.S. resident and have $1500. Google glass has not been commercially available. It has only been accessibly to Google Glass Explorers – a select group of beta-testers. Now for a limited time, startling April 15 at 9am ET, Google has […]

Apr
14
2014

Condoleezza Rice Joins Dropbox’s Board; Online Protest Erupts

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Dropbox, a file-sharing startup added the former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice to their Board of Directors this past Wednesday. Dropbox has primarily kept their board small with Rice’s recent appointment only being the company’s fourth member addition. Rice’s consulting firm RiceHeadleyGates, LLC has been consulting the company for the past year and now she will serve in directing Dropbox’s future. On the company’s blog, Drew Houston Wrote: “When looking to grow our board, we […]

Jan
28
2014

CNet: Apple wins patent for solar-powered MacBook

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  (CNet) Your future MacBook could get charged up with help from the Sun, at least if a new Apple patent becomes a reality. Awarded to Apple on Tuesday by the US Patent and Trademark Office, a patent dubbed simply “Electronic device display module” describes a two-sided display for the lid of a portable computer, such as Apple’s MacBook. The front of the lid facing you would still sport the usual display screen but the […]

Nov
25
2013

App Gives A Celebrity Voice to Navigation

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Ever get bored with the robotic-sounding voice of your current GPS navigation device? Well a new app has something to snap you out of the humdrum routine of following route directions. Waze is a Google owned, crowd-sourced, traffic and navigation app that has recently announced it will be partnering with Universal Pictures to introduce celebrity voices to their navigation features. Waze, which also allows users to share real-time traffic and road info through it’s community-based […]

Nov
22
2013

The $2,350 Blackberry Porsche Design P’9982

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Earlier this week Blackberry introduced the latest of their Porsche Design device and at just under $2,400 it’s not likely to be seen in common circles. Alistair Hamilton, Senior Vice President of Design at BlackBerry say: “The new all-touch P’9982 smartphone combines a unique design from an iconic brand with the power of BlackBerry 10. Every aspect of this smartphone has been purposely designed and built for a powerful premium experience.” The pricetag for the […]

Nov
21
2013

Freelance Freedom #254: The Process

Freelance Freedom #254: The Process

Freelance Freedom #254 by N.C. Winters featured on freelanceswitch.com and on ncwinters.com.

Nov
21
2013

JC Penney Starts Lighthearted Feud with Kmart over ‘Jingle Bells’ Ad #ShowYourJoe

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JC Penney took to twitter yesterday to do some promotion and poke a little fun at Kmart’s viral ad ‘Jingle Bells’. In case you have not seen the ad, here it is: The risqué ad has drawn the attention of close to 10 million viewers, one of those being JC Penney who started a friendly, social media, back-and-forth banter with Kmart. .@Kmart We noticed you could use some pants. So here’s a 15% off coupon. […]

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