Thanks to Viewpoints and A New Domain, here’s a great infographic that shows just how Americans prepare for Thanksgiving and what they eat (or thought they ate.)  Did you have more than 12 people at your Thanksgiving dinner?  Did you spend more than four hours in the kitchen? Check out these stats, preparation times, and particularly the calories.  We had one of the best Thanksgivings ever and hope you did […]

You have squirreled away your passwords, PIN numbers, account numbers in some outdated little book hidden in your underwear drawer, right? What if you’re on the go and forget a password or loyalty program ID? What if you got sick on vacation and you didn’t have access to your insurance ID, or what if the worst happened and you didn’t tell anyone where your last wishes are? IPM LIfeKeep has […]

China’s mobile ad platform management company, Guohe Ad, took top gold honors at the Mobile Marketing Association “Smarties” competition in China for its two-week “Let’s Merry” campaign that bridged real and virtual holiday worlds.  Some 670,000 people participated in the promotion that called on SMS and LBS to check in and share Starbucks experiences and accumulate points for a Starbucks drink.  The two-week campaign took place in three China provinces […]

We all learned it in science class: a gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds.  A bowling ball weighs about the same. So imagine trudging for miles, often in the hot sun, lugging water for your community.  And what if all you have is a gas can or bucket that may have been filled with toxic substances like paint or fuel.  Not a healthy picture if you’re trying to transport clean […]

  The other day a colleague sent me a gift card via Facebook for $5 to use at Sephora.  How sweet!  Well, yes, he’s the PR person for Wrapp.com but still, it’s a nice way for someone to stay in touch and even send out a little treat. So often I think of many people I’d just like to engage with a bit more than just an email.  A friend […]

VIA Technologies, that has for years been quietly pursuing its business as the third of of the three official x86 CPU companies, is also an ARM licensee and today it knocked some common sense into the market’s thick head by unveiling APC, a $49 Android PC System.  APC is powered by a WonderMedia ARM processor, integrated memory, storage…basically everything you need to run great video, play Angry Birds, and browse […]

The infographic of the day shows  key points of a new survey conducted among mobile users in China revealing who is buying mobile apps, user preferences for iOS or Android, and user tolerance for ads appearing in their apps. Guohe, a mobile advertising management platform in China has just released a study, Mobile Advertising: Six Key Trends in 2012 – How marketers can best utilize mobile advertising as part of […]

Summer is coming and the heat is already gracing Sonoma’s vineyards. Last weekend Scribe Winery hosted a members wine tasting and picnic. Their chilled Riesling was perfect for the lamb, radish and hummus hors d’oeuvres. Crunching into a not-too-pretty but absolutely delicious radish straight from their garden was a real treat and we felt privileged to share the bounty of the the earth.  In the case of Scribe Winery it […]

How often have you wished you could bring someone along on a particularly enjoyable vacation?  Looxcie, the makers of the wearable mobile-connected video cam, are letting you do that…almost.  Wearable over your ear or attachable to a ball cap, car visor, bicycle handle bars or helmet, the hands-free camera captures video just that way you see it. Rather than wait till you get home to share it, Looxcie Live, a […]

UPDATE:  TourWrist wins People’s Choice Award at DEMO, the emerging technology conference.  TourWrist won top honors among five DEMO God finalists and was awarded one million dollars in media from IDG, producer of DEMO and publisher of VentureBeat and other technology publications. Check out the panos on TourWrist to get a real perspective of what it’s like to be a presenter at DEMO. The rabbit-hole went straight on like a […]