Credit cards have served for many years as the convenient alternative to cash. Sometimes, however, we realize we’re going to need cash for a particular outing, in some cases because a small business that doesn’t take credit. Perhaps this reluctance won’t always be the case.
Survivors like Lycos have lived to tell the tale of their place in the early days of Search. While Ask Jeeves survived by shifting over time to focus on Q&A, Lycos has evolved over the years into a network of community and social sites.
Ten years ago, Ask Jeeves was the friendly butler – the genteel gentleman who served up search results when you looked for information online. Today the site’s progeny, Ask.com, competes in the hot question-and-answer space, propelled by an advertising blitz that includes movie theater commercials.
Never again would the automotive world – or manufacturing as a whole – be the same after Henry Ford brought forth his signature stroke of genius: the assembly line. Instead of handcrafted automobiles, Ford Motor Company could now mass produce vehicles by adding parts in a mechanized sequence that sped up the process exponentially. Ford’s [...]
Marketing continues to change before our eyes as more early adopters shift to an inbound marketing approach. Today’s marketers face a variety of challenges such as limited resources, tight budgets and difficult in proving return on investment. As the modern marketing department continues to evolve, how can you keep up with the latest trends? One way is to [...]
Sometimes we’re separated by walls, both literal and figurative. At a time when we yearn for understanding and collaboration, sometimes we are separated by physical walls in addition to the divisive issues of our day.
Since its earliest days (and many would argue we’re still in its early days), search has been a fascinating and constantly changing field. First there were pioneering companies like Netscape, AltaVista and Yahoo! that made their mark as millions started to flock to the World Wide Web. Then came the emergence of Google, which would come to [...]
Internet radio has finally gone mainstream, yet the market leader Pandora faces all kinds of challenges when it comes to turning a profit – everything from royalty fees it must pay musicians to an impending challenge from Apple.
People have literally asked millions of questions over the past few years on Quora, the social network that aggregates questions and answers for just about any topic you can imagine. Quora is a massive trove of information that can be used in many different ways by both individuals and businesses.
Even for a company with pockets as big as Facebook, spending $1 billion for a photo sharing app seemed excessive. But this was Instagram, the hot startup that everybody loved. And Facebook happens to be in a cage wrestling match with Google, remember?