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As the Holiday Weekend is about to begin that means travel so the item below about Carry On Bag Mania which I was quoted in, again demonstrates how being quick to provide commentary secured the lead quote in the story. This is a wake up call to clients and all who use email. Not reading email in a timely manner is the difference between being in and being out when it comes to being part of the story...Now On To The News!!!

 

 
 

 
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Carry-On Bag Mania

NEW YORK ( MainStreet) - In the run-up to the Thanksgiving airport crush, here is the question for you: can you go three days - even a week - with just carry-on luggage?

 
 

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API, SaaS, Cloud all continue to be en vougue and Forrester, one of the premier enterprise focused analyst and research firms further brings light to them all in their top tech trends report for 2014.

 

 

 

 
 

 
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Forrester: Top Technology Trends for 2014 And Beyond

This month, Forrester released its list of top technology trends for the three year time horizon. The author of the report, Forrester analyst Brian Hopkins makes the point that now that consumers and employees have continuous connectivity and an endless supply of apps, the CIO must drive the nimbleness that [...]

 
 

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Microsoft Hires 'Pawn Stars' to Bash Google Chromebooks

Microsoft has enlisted the reality-television series "Pawn Stars" in its ongoing campaign to bash rival Google. An online video ad released Tuesday mimics the plot set up of "Pawn Stars," which features people toting precious or odd objects for appraisal at a Las Vegas pawn shop.

 
 

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Never one to miss an an opportunity, Google's Eric Schmidt is making it easy to get his friends to switch to Android. Of course, Schmidt took 900 words to do that. How many words is the iPhone manual? Oh, that's right. It doesn't have one.

 

 
 

 
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Eric Schmidt writes a guide for switching from iPhone to Android

Thinking about making the switch from from iPhone to Android? "Many" of Eric Schmidt's friends are, he says - and so he wrote them a 900-word guide to walk them through the process. Google's executive chairman took to Google+ today to share tips and best practices for abandoning Apple's ecosystem in favor of Google's.

 
 

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Speeds, outages and disruptions to service are all part of a mobile operators day. Well, in a week where Black Friday happens, it looks like T-Mobile had a Red AlertTuesday.

 

 

 

 
 

 
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T-Mobile Confirms Software Issue Caused Slower Data Speeds

T-Mobile confirmed an infrastructure software fix is being put in place to address much slower data speeds for some of its customers.

 
 

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Apple is a retail force. If you think that they basically sell only 4 devices that are mobile network related, and some don't have mobile network radios, selling 11 percent of all cellphone sales in the USA is a massive number in only 6 years. One has to think they are taking sales away not only from carrier operated retail, but also the independent cellular shops. In many ways, taking that many sales away from mobile operators means the operators can pare back on retail space and staff.

 

 

 

 
 

 
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Apple Retail Stores generate 11 percent of all cellphone sales in the U.S.

Apple makes some of the most sought after cellphones as well as stores to sell them in, the result of which is a strong foothold over cellphone sales in the U.S. According to a recent survey conducted by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, Apple Retail Stores in the U.S.

 
 

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Retail and Social Media are friends now. Only a few months ago they were enemies. This makes client Benbria's Loops more important to retailers.

 

 

 

 
 

 
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Retailers Seek Partners in Social Networks

MINNEAPOLIS - "Showrooming" is no longer a bad word. Just a few years ago, the retail industry was deeply shaken by a growing trend in store browsing - shoppers wandering around the aisles with their cellphones, surveying the merchandise while looking online for somewhere else to buy it for less.

 
 

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Skype has changed partners in China. This likely has more to do with "politics" between Microsoft and China than Skype as a service.

 

 

 

 
 

 
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Skype names new partner in China, begins migrating users to updated software

By Jon Russell, , 07:00am Earlier this month Microsoft ended its partnership with TOM Online, the mobile Internet company that managed its Skype service in China; today it announced Guangming Founder (GMF) as the replacement. GMF will manage Skype's desktop and mobile services in China, as part of the reorganization, the companies have today started migrating users and updating the Skype software in the country.

 
 

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How much money is there in a target audience? All you need to do is look at the NHL deal with Rogers Cable in Canada...WOW...

 

 

 

 
 

 
 

Rogers Communications and NHL Announce 12-Year National Broadcast and Multimedia Agreement

 
 

Adds value to fans with more games, more content, more choice and more flexibility - - Positions Sportsnet to become #1 sports media brand - - Bolsters Rogers' sports offerings and leadership across all platforms - TORONTO, Nov.

 
 

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We're starting to see the best and worst, top and bottom lists and ranking, so it's no surprise to see a list of Social Media Gaffs come out already.

 

 

 

 
 

 
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The 10 Biggest Social Media Marketing Fails Of 2013

There are some good corporate social media accounts out there. Oreo churns out cute ads based on current events, and the British cell provider Tesco Mobile caught the Internet's attention with charmingly sarcastic tweets that even trolls can't resist.

 
 

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