Facebook Introduces Live Streaming Channel: Facebook Live

Facebook launched their official live streaming channel, “Facebook Live” today. The official viewer count of today’s live streaming show has not been announced, but TechCrunch is reporting a mere 360 (out of the 500 million) Facebook users watched the event live.

Don’t let the numbers fool you, I believe Facebook Live will catch on and . . . → Read More: Facebook Introduces Live Streaming Channel: Facebook Live

Tech

Google, Verizon & Net Neutrality

Within the last week there have been many rumors, arguments and public outrage for what some believe is an attempt by Google & Verizon to circumvent Net Neutrality.

The story hit the mainstream when the NY Times published an article stating the two were “nearing an agreement that could allow Verizon to speed some online . . . → Read More: Google, Verizon & Net Neutrality

Mobile

AT&T – High on Retaining iPhone Customers or Just High?

It’s not hard to see how AT&T has benefited from being the exclusive carrier for the iPhone. Last quarter they gained 1.6 million new wireless subscribers and saw profits rise by 26%. It’s therefore, understandable, that the majority of the new subscribers purchased iPhones.

AT&T recently filed their quarterly SEC report and it’s a bit . . . → Read More: AT&T – High on Retaining iPhone Customers or Just High?

Family

Happy Birthday To My Favorite Brother

Ok, so he’s my only brother but I wanted to take a moment to say happy birthday bro. God has blessed me with a great family so today I’d like to recognize my big brother, Juan.

So first off – Juan has no shame. He will tell you like it is whether it’s “politically correct” . . . → Read More: Happy Birthday To My Favorite Brother

CEOs & Founders That Are Leveraging Video on the Web

The number of executives using Social Media remains quite low across the web. Some have recently warmed to the idea of using Twitter or Facebook to engage customers but the folks at Mashable were curious to see how many were branching out into online video and what has the impact been.

Take a look at . . . → Read More: CEOs & Founders That Are Leveraging Video on the Web

Marketing

Can Twitter’s EarlyBird Leverage Real-Time Conversations for Better Deals?

Twitter’s recent launch of EarlyBird is still in it’s infancy and it has only offered 5 deals up to this point, but Twitter is already learning how to improve the products and services being offered.

So, how can they make it even better? By listening.

Twitter is testing ways to partner with clients to offer . . . → Read More: Can Twitter’s EarlyBird Leverage Real-Time Conversations for Better Deals?

Facebook Questions Comes with Sense of Humor

Two things that I love about this story.

1) MySpace VP, Sean Percival, was Rickroll’d by a Facebook easter egg after asking a question referencing a popular Internet meme from 2006 (How is babby formed?).

2) Facebook Questions has a sense of humor.

Facebook Questions is still not completely open to the public so Sean . . . → Read More: Facebook Questions Comes with Sense of Humor

Marketing

Becoming a Member of the Community

I came across a great article on Vinicius Vacanti‘s blog about how he became a member of the NY tech community. The networking lessons and tips in the article are general and can be applied to other niches/communities.

Check out the link to Vinicius’ full article.

Interviews

TechCrunch Interview with Groupon CEO Andrew Mason

The success of Groupon has to be encouraging to startups and aspiring entrepreneurs.

In less than 2 years since launching Groupon the company has expanded to 170 cities in 22 countries. Their rapid growth is even more impressive when you realize that they were only active in 5-6 cities just one year ago.

They . . . → Read More: TechCrunch Interview with Groupon CEO Andrew Mason

Marketing

I Sure Could Go For a Cheeseburger Smoothie

So how ridiculous does that sound? A cheeseburger smoothie. So mouth watering and brown. mmmmm.

Jamba Juice is taking a shot at McDonalds for their recent move into the smoothie market. McDonalds is now selling “Real Fruit” smoothies (that are actually made from purees). Jamba Juice is basically saying that McDonalds move into the . . . → Read More: I Sure Could Go For a Cheeseburger Smoothie

Time To Recognize

Big shout out to my friends at the Functional Athlete in Countryside, IL.  They have several personal trainers that have been getting some amazing results with youth & collegiate athletes as well as everyday people looking to improve their health & wellness.  If you're in the Chicagoland area and are looking to improve your fitness, be sure to check out their gym. 

Chicagoland Roofing Contractor

To my friends in the Chicagoland area... If you're ever in need of a roofing contractor in Wheeling, IL please please please check out my friend Mr. Roof & Remodeling. I can't recommend this company enough. They'll take care of you as well as they did me.