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iPad Only One Day Away

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Hi folks, sorry for being MIA for the last couple of months.  I’m back and writing about none other than Apple’s highly anticipated tablet, possibly to be named the iPad.  Steve Jobs is expected to introduce the tablet at an event tomorrow.  The tablet has by far and away generated more buzz than anything else in the industry.  The CES ended earlier this month with major manufacturers showcasing the hottest gadgets and yet all anyone could talk about was the Apple tablet.  Steve Jobs has said that the tablet, “will be the most important thing I’ve ever done.”  There is a lot riding on this tablet besides Steve Jobs and Apple’s reputation.  The print industry apparently feels that this device could rescue their industry from the funk that they find themselves in in the age of the Internet where content is free.  They feel that they will be able to charge for content on the Apple tablet.  There’s a great piece on this in today’s NY Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/26/technology/26apple.html

For those of you who like a good rumor and who doesn’t, here’s a round-up of the top five rumors regarding the new tablet:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/7078390/Apple-Tablet-latest-rumours-round-up.html

And finally here’s a commercial from a French site, most likely fake, for the iPad.

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Written by Atique Ullah

January 26, 2010 at 2:43 PM

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How iTunes Is Utilizing Facebook Fan Page

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Baja Fresh, the Mexican fast food chain, ran a Facebook campaign this week to get people to sign up as fans of their page.  They were giving away a free burrito to anyone that signed up as a fan and brought in the confirmation code to a participating Baja Fresh restaurant.  This campaign reminded me of something Starbucks and a few other companies have utilized on Facebook in the past.  These campaigns are great to attract fans but what do you do when they actually sign up?  Surprisingly most companies do nothing and they become just another fan page for the average Facebook user.  One company that I think is doing a great job with their Facebook page is Apple.  Apple ran a promotion a few weeks back where they were giving away 20 songs on iTunes from up and coming bands for signing up to their fan page.  I couldn’t pass on 20 free songs so I signed up and got my songs.  Granted, most of the songs were misses for me, but I found a few gems.  Since signing up, iTunes now appears on my feed on a daily basis highlighting new music, artists, concerts, compilations, TV shows, movies, etc.  I don’t go to the iTunes store on a regular basis so I find the feed to be  invaluable.  I’ve even purchased a few songs that Apple highlighted on my feed.  I’d like to see more companies take advantage of their fan pages in creative ways that make sense to the brand, especially since they’ve already done the hard work by capturing eyeballs in terms of fans.

Written by Atique Ullah

September 3, 2009 at 2:36 PM

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Apple’s Tablet Around The Corner?

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I am someone who is partial to Apple products.  I have the iMac, an iPhone a few iPods.  I’m like a kid in a candy store when I go to Apple stores.   I’ve been waiting for the much rumored Apple tablet for nearly a year now.  Barron’s is reporting that an unnamed analyst has supposedly seen this tablet and that Apple will announce it in September.  Take this with a grain of salt but if it’s true and the analyst is correct about the multimedia functions of this tablet, Apple will once again have introduced a product that will send the rest of the industry scrambling.

http://www.9to5mac.com/apple-tablet-september-barrons

Written by Atique Ullah

August 3, 2009 at 1:13 PM

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