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May 18, 2010  

During Facebook’s F8 developer conference last month, Facebook launched a groundbreaking platform designed to extend its reign of social media dominance throughout the net – Open Graph. Designed with the intention of promoting openness and increased connectivity f …

Game On!

May 17, 2010  

June 15, 2010 will be an important day in Los Angeles, California.  No, this is not the date of the Los Angeles Lakers’ NBA Championship victory parade (though check back again in a few weeks on that).  This is a day that gamers and developers look forward to each yea …

U Want St8k Chkn or Crnitas?

May 14, 2010  

A recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center gives a lot of insight into how teens are spending their time these days.  The study indicates that 54% of teens today text daily.  This is a significant increase from 2008 in which only 38% of teens were daily-texters.  …

It’s the Thought That Counts

May 12, 2010  

Did you have a hard time picking out a gift for your mom this Mother’s Day?  If so, this might be a bad time to tell you that you were probably giving it too much thought.  You could have just gift wrapped yourself and called it a day. According to a new survey conducted …

A Different Reason to Stay in School?

May 10, 2010  

Maybe Van Wilder had the right idea when he chose to stay in college for the better part of a decade.  Things don’t appear to be much better out here.  Regardless of your political stance or who you voted for, the research tells a consistent and dramatic story. According …

Small Business or Uncle Sam?

May 7, 2010  

It’s not quite David vs. Goliath but, nevertheless, we find ourselves revisiting this age old clash once again. As the economy scratches and claws its way back, more than 70% of Americans think that small businesses are more likely to turn around the economy than the fe …

Are Consumers Ready for Another “D”?

May 4, 2010  

As 3D televisions hit the market, many are wondering how fast this new technology will enter our lives.  ESPN has announced that it will launch the world’s first all-3D television network, ESPN 3D, in June.  It will air the opening game of the 2010 FIFA World Cup from …

Conditional Love

May 3, 2010  

Children of all ages have good intentions when it comes to finding the perfect gift for mom’s special day, but sometimes, they just miss the mark. According to a study conducted by Wakefield Research and commissioned by Western Union 42% of mothers have pretended to lik …

A “Brand” New Day?

April 20, 2010  

Many economic experts claim that we have navigated through the worst of an economic recession – the likes of which we haven’t seen since 1929.  They could be right or they could be wrong.  Either way, it seemed safe to assume that, at some point, the economy in this …

Better Ways to Understand the Consumer Crossroad

April 16, 2010  

Several market research firms have released studies claiming that consumers are ready to start spending again.  According to them, while the economy may still be struggling, things are headed in the right direction…which means expected increases in consumer spending. These …