An advertising campaign from Olla Condoms, which sends Facebook users unsolicited friend requests from their yet-to-be-born sons, has attracted plenty of attention — but is also a violation of Facebook policy. The promo video for the “Unexpected Babies” campaign from Brazilian agency Age Isobar details the ad’s concept: Take a male user’s name, create a new profile using that name with “Jr.” tacked on the end, and send a friend request to the unsuspecting user. When he visits his virtual son’s profile, he sees a condom ad from Brazil-based Olla. A birth control strategy for the social media age. :) OllaRead More
In an apparent attempt to solidify its standing in the corporate world, RIM has unveiled a new platform that allows IT specialists to more tightly manage company devices even those from rival manufacturers like Apple and Android. With the BlackBerry Mobile Fusion software, announced this morning - the Company's next-generation enterprise mobility solution and RIM's entry into the multi-platform Mobile Device Management (MDM) marketplace. Companies will be able to set up rules governing employee passwords apps and other software across a variety of smartphones and tablets, including the iPhone, iPad and Android handsets. The system also allows managers to remotelyRead More
In Norway one bookstore is looking to drastically revamp the e-book medium. Norwegian retailer Norli Libris announced that it would begin selling books on small plastic memory cards that can be inserted into the backs of e-readers. Each card, known as the Digi Short, would contain a single file, allowing users to devour one publication at a time on their customized, Android 2.1-laced Kibano Digi Readers. Doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose of an e-reader? It certainly seems like it, though Norli Libris' Caroline Heitmann says the idea is to simply convert e-books into physical commodities. Because of this,Read More
All companies need money to start or grow their business. One way a company can raise money is to divide itself into little pieces and sell the pieces to investors through what is known as an IPO - Initial Public Offering. Each little piece is called a share of stock. The capital stock (or just stock) of a business entity represents the original capital paid into or invested in the business by its founders. It serves as a security for the creditors of a business since it cannot be withdrawn to the detriment of the creditors. Stock is different from theRead More
You may be following a lot of accounts on Twitter for business reasons, or get updated on top of the news and keep up with the tech world. But there are a few which I follow just for a laugh or because they Tweet interesting things. 140Facts is a site that is jam-packed with only interesting, funny, sarcastic, tickle bone, humor Tweets in text or image. Every entry here is a cool fact or interesting anecdote that is conveniently packaged as a 140 character Tweet, ready for you to pass and share on. 140facts will provide you with 12 facts aRead More
the folks at Glowhost put together a nice infographic that summarizes some of our key points and provides a nice checklist for what SMB should demand from their cloud providers.
Google India has announced first-of-its kind program to offer free websites, domain & hosting services to small medium businesses in India. You can create a free website for your small business in few minutes with a free domain and hosting account. As per the program, you can get a free .IN domain name along with hosting from Hostgator. This offer for SMBs wants you to get online and promote their products and services. SMBs interested in this offer can logon to indiagetonlinen and use the tool to get a free, easy-to-build website and web hosting for one year powered byRead More