2/25/14
Posted at 0:18h, 25 Feb 2014 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion. Or $16B, depending on how you’re doing the math. Tomatoes, Tomahtoes. Peter Shankman made some good points about the deal. Everyone else chimed in as well. One of the reasons why Facebook bought the platform was because they were hemorrhaging the youth market. You know, those people who hate being tracked and advertised to. You know, those things FB likes to do. Question: whatever happened to doing due diligence before the deal went through? FB had its reasons for the acquisition. Hope they understand WA’s audience and this just in: no sooner h...
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2/18/14
Posted at 0:18h, 18 Feb 2014 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, Not everyone is good at public speaking, and hasn’t Tim Armstrong proven that time and again. OK, when he quite publicly fired the creative director at Patch, he did warn the guy to put the camera down. That was insubordination. But when he mentioned distressed babies while explaining why employees 401(K) benefits were changing, his remarks were taken out o...
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2/11/14
Posted at 0:17h, 11 Feb 2014 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, No sooner had reporters arrived in Sochi that the problems began – and the twitterverse went nuclear. #SochiProblems (a personal favorite and great comic relief or is this that mysterious ‘half bath’ NYC residents often see listed) and #SochiFail quickly went viral. In fact, @SochiProblems has more followers – and climbing - than does the official @sochi2014 account. This, on the heels of Twi...
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2/4/14
Posted at 0:17h, 04 Feb 2014 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
...Don’t really give a damn about what other people think. Good morning, All, In this industry, we talk a lot about disruption and innovation, but as much as the two are used interchangeably, there’s a chasm between them. Disruption is that a-ha moment. True innovation is seldom recognized, unless you have the vision to see 20 minutes into the future. We read a piece this week called How to stop giving a f@$% what people think. Just one key bit of information missing. Going t...
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