I received this email from Republic Wireless. If you missed their Beta and you would like to try the service, please read and act. (this is in continuation to my post on 12/14
A list of Digital Marketing Events in 2012 for anyone who plans or is interested to attend any Digital Marketing Event and Conferences.
|Event Name||Location||Date||Event Description (From Event Websites)|
|Emerging Media Conference||San Francisco, CA||Jan. 23-26||Discussion topics covered by industry professionals will be the focus while presentations of numerous emerging media technologies will be offered daily for attendees to not only watch and learn, but also participate in. All discussions will concentrate on the latest trends with audience-driven participation encouraged and expected.
Jared Spool, Founding Principal, User Interface Engineering at An Event Apart as closing speaker was talking about the secret lives of links and he discussed about clutter. Here is what he shared on what is a meaning of clutter and here is what he provided a great and a hilarious example.
Absolutely, Real meaning of Clutter. All the web space is cluttered with junk and least amount of content.
It is amazing how new concepts are shaping the today and future of the fast progressing world we are living in. After bringing a revolutionary idea of bringing VoIP to cellphones today I received an email from Republic Wireless to get hold of a free international number.
Republic Wireless call this a world Wi-Fi number. World Wi-Fi number is a secondary number that will be assigned to your primary domestic number and the republic wireless number. Anyone would be able to call you from any country for very cheap prices (sometime in future)
As soon as I got this, I had a question for myself. Why do I need it? Here is whatI found:
I am from India and most of my family and friends are in India. This will help me in 2 ways:
I went ahead and booked the number of my choice for free. I even went ahead and reserved a number for my wife ( even when she is not registered with them, I think they are very generous to allow anyone). Here is the link http://worldwifi.republicwireless.com
Now I am waiting for 2012 when they will make this number available and functional. Once the feature is ready Republic Wireless will be back in touch and will let me know how to link the World Wi-Fi number with the Republic phone and my primary domestic number.
I am excited to use this new feature and technology and wish the very best to Republic Wireless.
I like innovation!
“Change is a process, not a project”.
If you are going through a change or helping someone/organization/group go through a change, please always remember that change is progressive process and it should be done in phases, over a period of time. Change is not like a project that you can have a start and end date but it is continuous. You may be able to do a subset of a change as a project but overall it is a process.
If we choose to implement the change as process we may benefit with more acceptance and implementation by the stakeholders.
I was amazed to see the many great uses of internet search (google search in particular). I could have never imagined the great use of google like this. Thanks Google!
If you are a brand, I would encourage you to take a preemptive action and reserve your brand in .XXX registry ASAP before October 28, 2011. There is nothing worse than losing the brand reputation by letting some porn operator use your name.
Since last week the .XXX domains are available for the adult entertainment companies. So now any porn company can have yourcompanyname.XXX registered and use your name and loyal customers to increase their porn business and tarnish yourcompany image. But the good news is that there is a cooling-off period till Oct 28. All the companies outside of the porn space have enough time to protect their brands by taking a preventive measure of registering their trademark with .XXX before Oct 28.
In a worst case scenario if you choose not to reserve your domain, be ready to spend few thousand dollars in litigation cost or spend up to few millions if you choose to buy your domain back from a reseller.
The .XXX registry is operated by ICM Registry LLC. In order to reserve your brand with .XXX domain please go to a domain name registrar like networksolutions, godaddy.com. Please find the region specific list below with the links to the respective domain registration company.
A must read blog by Heidi Grant Halvorson at Harvard Business Review. The following are the 9 things:
The following is how I understood these 2 lessons: