At the genesis of the smart phone era, the term “smart phone” was immediately attached to the BlackBerry. The terms became synonymous. It was the hottest piece of technology at the time, with a sharp marketing strategy, and became one of the fastest selling cell phones on the market. Within the last few months, Research in Motion (RIM), the manufacturer of the BlackBerry, has been making news for headlines that essentially imply that RIM is collapsing.
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When people think of the cutting edge technology that’s driving innovation, they normally think of tablets and televisions, spacecraft and computer programs. Rarely does one think of taxi cabs, but that’s exactly what New York City and Nissan are hoping will drive the innovation of the future with their Taxi o Tomorrow campaign.
The ever-popular mobile device (we don’t call them “phones” anymore as that only represents a minor portion of how they’re used) has always been associated with the type of lifestyle that many people crave without having the type of outrageous expense that normally comes with such luxuries. What are the real costs?
This amazing interactive graphic is in a frame for a reason. As you scroll down, you’ll understand why.
+JD Rucker is Founder of Hasai, Inc, a Social Media Firm, Director of New Media for KPA, an Automotive SEO firm that purchased Hasai, and Editor at Soshable, a Social Media Marketing Blog. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
Despite the trend of working from home rather than driving to the office, commuting on the roads is still a reality for millions of Americans. Rising gas prices have many people contemplating changing cars or even changing jobs. It’s starting to get ridiculous.
It’s really a non-debate. Most nerds and geeks are above the classifications that society likes to place on people, making them indifferent to the foibles inherent with any such concept as differentiation through labeling.