Sideqik allows marketers to accelerate customer acquisition without a huge paid media budget

Sideqik allows marketers to accelerate customer acquisition by working with marketing partners without of the expense that is currently required to reach them with advertising (paid media) or increased marketing headcount. Partner marketing is an effective method of marketing used by all marketers, from small businesses to large enterprises. But the way it’s done today […]The post Sideqik allows marketers to accelerate customer acquisition without a huge paid media budget appeared first on The Technology Suits.

Posted by on 19 April 2013 | 10:19 am

PayPerPost and AdSense: Same ethical issues…neither a problem for bloggers

I’m not sure why there is such outrage against PayPerPost, especially when most people saying it is evil are using AdSense.  Should bloggers disclose if they are being paid to write about a topic or post a link?  They probably should, but that is up to each blogger. Let’s compare AdSense and PayPerPost:  AdSense examines […]The post PayPerPost and AdSense: Same ethical issues…neither a problem for bloggers appeared first on The Technology Suits.

Posted by on 5 July 2006 | 10:17 am

Nokia Shifts Away From N-Gage Device

Nokia's VP of corporate strategy, Antii Vasara, admitted to Vnunet that the N-Gage did not meet the company’s projected targets. Vasara said, “N-Gage is still being sold but it was not a success in the sense of developing a new category.” While the company does not plan to introduce further iterations in the N-Gage handset line, it will continue to support existing N-Gage and QD handsets. This does not mean the N-Gage has been completely disappointing, as Nokia is able to use the N-Gage software platform to expand its entrance in gaming. "We learnt that people want to play games on all devices. As such we are integrating the gaming software into Series 60 phones." The post Nokia Shifts Away From N-Gage Device appeared first on The Technology Suits.

Posted by on 25 November 2005 | 3:34 pm

Venture Capital Startup Launches With $130 Million

Claremont Creek Ventures, a startup investment firm specializing in early-stage information technology and biotech startups, has closed its first fund of $130 million in committed capital. The fund will focus on the “un-tethered workforce”, which includes wireless, workforce mobility, and voice/video over IP; applications for healthcare, which includes medical instruments, bio-informatics and home care; and […]The post Venture Capital Startup Launches With $130 Million appeared first on The Technology Suits.

Posted by on 21 November 2005 | 3:57 pm

List Of Original Xbox Games That Play On The Xbox 360

As the Xbox 360 release date has approached, everyone continues to ask if their games from the original Xbox will play on their new 360. We can tell you that more than 200 games have already been tested for backward compatibility on the 360, and Microsoft continues to add others. Here are the most frequent questions: Why are will all original Xbox games not play on the 360? The architecture (i.e. hardware components) of the 360 are drastically different than the original Xbox. To allow games to play on the new system, an emulator must actually be created (or tweaked) to account for the differences. Are their benefits to playing Xbox games on the 360? Yes. Every original Xbox game will be playable in high definition. The 360 has the ability to upscale the games to 720p and 1080i. Is a hard drive needed for backward compatibility? Yes. It does not matter if a hard drive came bundled with your 360 or if you purchased it at a later date, but one must be present for backward compatibility. What games from the original Xbox will play on the Xbox 360?The post List Of Original Xbox Games That Play On The Xbox 360 appeared first on The Technology Suits.

Posted by on 20 November 2005 | 9:41 pm

Technology Spending Doubles U.S. Consumer’s Spending On Entertainment

According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American spends more on entertainment than they do on gasoline, household furnishings and clothing combined, and nearly the same amount as spent on dining out. Household spending on entertainment has outpaced overall expenditures over the past 10 years, by more than doubling during this time. Household earning […]The post Technology Spending Doubles U.S. Consumer’s Spending On Entertainment appeared first on The Technology Suits.

Posted by on 20 November 2005 | 11:02 am

Alabama Firm Gives U.S. Soldiers An Edge

Radiance Technologies, a small Huntsville, AL company, has created a system that can instantly determine the exact location of a gun being fired and its model. The U.S. Army is currently testing it and three similar ones to give soldiers an edge in battle conditions, by allowing them to return fire more rapidly. Unlike other known systems, the Radiance’s WeaponWatch is powered by infrared sensors that can literally detect missiles or gunfire at the speed of light. It even works while under heavy attack and at longer sniper distances. WeaponWatch is one of the major reasons Radiance has grown from only three employees six years ago to 275, making it one of the 500 fastest-growing small businesses in the United States. The post Alabama Firm Gives U.S. Soldiers An Edge appeared first on The Technology Suits.

Posted by on 20 November 2005 | 12:10 am

Korean Telecom Readies 3.5G Mobile Wireless Service

Korea Telecom (KT) will roll out a new mobile wireless broadband service by mid-2006 called WiBro. WiBro is one of the next steps beyond 3G known as mobile WiMax and will provide subscribers up to 10 Mbytes of data transfer per second while driving at 75 miles per hour. Current trials have already shown KT […]The post Korean Telecom Readies 3.5G Mobile Wireless Service appeared first on The Technology Suits.

Posted by on 18 November 2005 | 11:03 am

Airline Security Experimenting With Lie Detectors

A new lie detector, the GK-1, tested in Russia for airline security shows significant promise towards improving airline security. The GK-1, developed by Israeli firm Nemesysco, uses a minimally invasive two stage process to tell if a passenger is being untruthful. The initial test takes between 30 to 75 seconds and can be performed as part of the standard security screening. Passengers simply put on a pair of headphones and look at a console to answer “yes” or “no” questions into a microphone. For those that fail the initial test, they are taken aside for a more extensive test. At $10k to $30 per installation, the added speed and accuracy of the tests may be a good step towards improving airline safety and helping you get through the “line” that much faster. The post Airline Security Experimenting With Lie Detectors appeared first on The Technology Suits.

Posted by on 17 November 2005 | 8:15 pm

High Interest from Mobile Subscribers in BRIC Countries in Mobile Data

A new study by Pyramid Research shows that mobile subscribers in emerging markets have high interest in mobile internet and data but little interest in paying much. The study asked 2500 mobile phone users across the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) “under which of the following circumstances they would use data services like wireless internet and mobile TV - if it were free, if the price were right or not interested at all”. The post High Interest from Mobile Subscribers in BRIC Countries in Mobile Data appeared first on The Technology Suits.

Posted by on 17 November 2005 | 9:23 am

Digital Content Firm Navio Raises $25.4 Million In Second Round Of Funding

Navio Systems has closed its second round of funding with $25.4 million of venture funding. Navio sells multimedia networking software to media companies that allows subscribers to buy, share, download, store and access content while protecting the content. Their technology can be integrated into customers’ storefronts through the internet, mobile devices and peer-to-peer networks. It also allows customers access and redownload their purchased content when they lose or upgrade their devices. Lead participants in this round were the WK Technology Fund and VantagePoint Venture Partners. The post Digital Content Firm Navio Raises $25.4 Million In Second Round Of Funding appeared first on The Technology Suits.

Posted by on 16 November 2005 | 8:19 pm

LOC-AID Technologies Secures $5 Million In Venture Funding

LOC-AID Technologies announced that it has secured $5 million in its first round of institutional financing. The round of funding was co-led by H.I.G. Ventures and Intersouth Partners. Loc-AID was founded in 2001 to add functionality and interoperability to cell phones with location based services. The post LOC-AID Technologies Secures $5 Million In Venture Funding appeared first on The Technology Suits.

Posted by on 15 November 2005 | 10:18 pm

Mobile Industry Adopts Ratings for Content

The Wireless Association (CTIA) has announced plans to adopt a voluntary content guideline system, similar to the ESRB, to “proactively provide tools and controls to manage wireless content offered by the carriers”. The system will not only provide ratings for content but will also allow parents to block access to particular content on their children’s […]The post Mobile Industry Adopts Ratings for Content appeared first on The Technology Suits.

Posted by on 10 November 2005 | 10:20 pm

In-Game Ad Company Gets $10 Million

In-game advertising firm double fusion Monday announced it had hired Geoff Graber, the former general manager of Yahoo! Games, as its CEO. The company, which intends to soon move its headquarters to New York City from Jerusalem, also announced that it had closed a $10 million financing round led by Accel Partners and Jerusalem Venture […]The post In-Game Ad Company Gets $10 Million appeared first on The Technology Suits.

Posted by on 8 November 2005 | 10:51 pm

Mobile Game Addiction Spreading In Korea

{…} According to Marketing Insight, a consumer research institute, 14 million out of 37 million cell phone subscribers in Korea play mobile games. To put it another way, four out of every 10 people are mobile gamers. More specifically, 2.3 million play mobile games everyday, accounting for 6.2 percent of the total cell phone subscribers, […]The post Mobile Game Addiction Spreading In Korea appeared first on The Technology Suits.

Posted by on 8 November 2005 | 10:46 pm

Walt Disney shores up European mobile gaming strategy

The Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) is acquiring Living Mobile, a European mobile game developer and publisher, as part of its ongoing strategy to expand its footprint in the mobile games category. Disney first entered the mobile market in Japan through a deal in August 2000 with NTT DoCoMo which propelled its to become the […]The post Walt Disney shores up European mobile gaming strategy appeared first on The Technology Suits.

Posted by on 7 November 2005 | 10:51 pm

Mobinet Study Shows Mobile Data Usage Growing

The most recent Mobinet study, from consulting firm A.T. Kearney and the Judge Business School at Cambridge University, shows that shows that consumers are eager to use mobile data and content, yet uncertainty still exists. The study has been conducted eight times since 2000 and uses a sample of 4000 mobile phone users in 21 […]The post Mobinet Study Shows Mobile Data Usage Growing appeared first on The Technology Suits.

Posted by on 5 November 2005 | 11:35 pm

Arsenal sign O2 content deal

O2 has signed a three-year £2.25 million deal with Arsenal for the exclusive mobile content rights to London’s football club’s matches. This deal follows a four-year deal £10 million O2 signed with Arsenal for the branding on players’ shirts, which ends this season. O2’s main sponsorship will now be given to the Millennium Dome, which is being renamed The O2 after a £6 million per year deal.The post Arsenal sign O2 content deal appeared first on The Technology Suits.

Posted by on 1 November 2005 | 11:15 pm

Telefonica offers GBP 18 billion for O2

Telefonica, a mammoth Spanish telecom with major mobile networks in the south of Europe and Latin America, has made a bid to acquire UK’s biggest carrier, O2, for GBP 18 billion ($32 billion). The bid is being recommended by O2’s board and will complete early next year if it is accepted by shareholders. Telefonica has announced that O2 will maintain its current branding with a headquarters in the UK. The post Telefonica offers GBP 18 billion for O2 appeared first on The Technology Suits.

Posted by on 1 November 2005 | 11:06 pm

Microsoft aims for 4.5 to 5.5 million Xbox 360s by June 2006

In this month’s Official Xbox Magazine, places one of the first targets for sales volumes for the Xbox 360. At a recent gathering of industry analysts after presenting Microsoft’s financials, Microsoft CFO Chris Liddell told the group that the company hopes to have 4.5 to 5.5 million consoles on the market by the middle of next year worldwide. Liddell again reiterated a warning that launch volumes may be low but that the company was focusing on maintaining a steady flow of the console into retail lines. The post Microsoft aims for 4.5 to 5.5 million Xbox 360s by June 2006 appeared first on The Technology Suits.

Posted by on 1 November 2005 | 10:58 pm