49% of Small Business Owners use a Smartphone

"Over the past few years, it seems that a few mobile devices — laptops, Bluetooth headsets, and increasingly, smartphones — have become ubiquitous among business people. The days of the pager are gone. Small business owners seem to be outpacing the rest of America in smartphone adoption, according to a recent survey of nearly 10,000 … Continue reading 49% of Small Business Owners use a Smartphone

Graph Your Inbox

Graph Your Inbox is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to graph Gmail activity over time. You can use it to visualize your communication with friends, your Facebook activity, when you purchased items on Amazon or how often you use certain words or phrases. We provide the same search functionality used by Gmail, but … Continue reading Graph Your Inbox

Yammer Debuts A Facebook For The Enterprise

Yammer, which launched as the “Twitter for businesses” at TechCrunch 50 in 2008, is launching the next-gen version of its platform today. Aiming to be a full-fledged social network for the enterprise, Yammer 2.0 is being released today at TechCrunch Disrupt. As we wrote in our initial review of the new platform, Yammer is adding … Continue reading Yammer Debuts A Facebook For The Enterprise

How to Make Your Location-Based App a Success: Reward People for Their Activities

Location-based mobile applications, also now being called "check-in services" to differentiate themselves from other geo-aware apps like Google Maps, are the hottest new social applications on the mobile scene today. The lineup includes game-based applications like Foursquare and MyTown, which each provide points, credits and/or badges for "checking in" (registering your physical presence) with a … Continue reading How to Make Your Location-Based App a Success: Reward People for Their Activities

One client to rule them all

I’m the first one to declare the desktop dead. I move from computer to computer, happily launching a few key tabs from a Google Site that I’ve created with my regular bookmarks. So whether I’m on a new netbook that some company sent me to test or I’m in a client’s office, I can quickly … Continue reading One client to rule them all

How the World Is Spending Its Time Online

So… whatcha doin’ over there on that laptop, denizens of the world? Well, according to a new study from Nielsen showing Internet usage in April 2010, 22% of the time, you’re engaging with social media.Yeah, 22% might not seem like a mammoth percentage, but you have to take into account the fact that this finding … Continue reading How the World Is Spending Its Time Online