July 2011 The Computer Guys on WAMU 88.5 FM

Kojo Nnamdi and John Gilroy at WAMU 88.5 studio April 2011


This month’s adventure with Kojo Nnamdi and The Computer Guys

Listen here:  http://bit.ly/ofujZk  (60 minutes)

Book mentioned during show:  The Ultimate Web Marketing  Guide by Michael Miller http://amzn.to/nwEhNN 


#  1   Laptops as popular as desktops:  57% US adults own desktop 56% laptop (both?)   More Americans own an e-reader 12% than a tablet at 8%   http://www.pewinternet.org/Media-Mentions/2011/EReader-Ownership-Doubles-in-Six-Months.aspx

 # 2    We know there are 500+ million on Facebook – but    ten million on fourssquare? Who knew?  Who is the mayor of WAMU?             https://foursquare.com/10million

#3    iPod?     how outré! – Kojo may be the only person of note with an iPod !http://www.thestreet.com/story/10820263/1/the-era-of-the-apple-ipod-may-have-passed.html

 # 4   comScore:: one billion a month for Google  . . but Google isn’t the only major player to gain    some significant traffic. BING took second place with 905 million unique views, a 15% increase.       Facebook increased 30% to 714 million, and even Yahoo had 689 million views in May (surprising?).

 # 5   VMWare’s president advances the phrase “post document era”  (“last month Post PC era”)  Promoting the cloud concept where information is located in the cloud, not on paper.  http://gigaom.com/broadband/vmwares-preparing-for-the-post-document-era/

 # 6   “Unfortunately” we can’t discuss this word. Wonder if it was surgically removed from Bill’s brain?http://gawker.com/5812157/apple-store-employees-arent-allowed-to-say-unfortunately

 # 7   Facebook: lost users in May!   Mark Zuckerberg suicidal? . . or  . . nobody left to conquer?    http://www.slate.com/id/2296932/

# 8  Old school:  500 channels and nothing to watch Today:  300,000 apps – many “gimmicky http://www.guardian.co.uk/mobile-marketing-2011/creating-mobile-content-lack-application

 # 9  Facial recognition—a mild bump in the news—a major concern? http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20070148-93/facebook-facial-recognition-prompts-eu-privacy-probe/

 # 10  Smartphone App Downloads to Reach 48 Billion in 2015   (POTENTIAL WAMU SURVEY QUESTION)  http://instat.com/press.asp?ID=3155&sku=IN1104930MCM

 Entertaining for insiders: http://www.businessinsider.com/big-tech-org-charts-2011-6

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