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I always thought Twitter defied reason?
Jul 26, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
Ever wish you could click play and never stop listening to Marketplace? Now you can. Tune in for our brand new infinite listening experience on Slacker Radio.
'A Better Amercia' and the importance of a good copy editMitt Romney probably didn't intend for his new campaign iPhone app "With Mitt" to go viral. Thanks to a typo, it just might. The app lets you snap a photo with your phone, choose from a collection of promotional campaign messages to add on top of your image, and then share it with your friends on social media (check out mine to the right). It's a pretty innovative idea as far as digital campaigning goes. That is, unless your developers forget to give it a copy edit! (I'll admit, at first glance, "Amercia" does look a lot like "America.") As someone who's submitted an iPhone app to Apple before, let me remind you that it usually takes Apple about a week or two to approve an upgrade to your app. That includes code updates to make a copy edit. I wonder if they'll make an exception this time for the sake of "A Better Amercia."
EDITOR'S NOTE: This news brief has been copy edited to correct grammatical errors. Oh the irony.
May 29, 2012
Google Chrome is world's most popular browser, but not at Marketplace.orgThere's a new victor in the so-called browser wars. Google Chrome has knocked Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser out of the top spot becoming the most-used browser in the world, according to the analytics website Statcounter.com. While IE still rules in the U.S., Chrome has experienced somewhat of a global takeover, edging into the number two spot ahead of Mozilla's Firefox last year and more recently bumping IE from its perch. I thought I'd bring it up, because this global trend doesn't match the audience stats here at Marketplace.org. The majority of visitors to our site still read and listen to our stories with some version of Internet Explorer, according our Google Analytics stats (see attached image for details). RELATED: Forget 'Black Friday,' update your parents' browser instead
May 22, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
Download the latest version of the APM: Marketplace Radio iPhone App - yet another way to listen to our audio programs on the go
Huffpost: The magazineThe shameless news aggregator/Pulitzer Prize-winning Internet news juggernaut The Huffington Post is going weekly with a new tablet publication called Huffington magazine. Think original content and reporting like The Daily but supplimented with aggregated news headlines from The New York Times and others. You can read about it at Forbes.com. There's no sample issue to flip through just yet, but you can sign up for the mailing list to be the first to get one.
Apr 27, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
Why does the high-tech start-up culture from Palo Alto to San Francisco so embrace the concept of failure? It's all in the lexicon.
Apr 24, 2012
Business models for the music, movie and newspaper industries are under attack. So what about radio?
Doing ThingsSome good advice posted on the wall at the headquarters of mobile app maker Flipboard in Palo, Alto, Calif. I captured it on Instagram during my visit to Flipboard's space-challenged office today. The place was overflowing with computer programmers "doing things" to enhance and improve the company's breakout social magazine app for the iPhone and iPad. It's in refreshing contrast to most company mottos: "talk about things endlessly."
Apr 23, 2012