Apple's Maps app has failed of epic proportions, stirring up angry protests across the web and even resulting in politicians publicly calling for fixes.
It isn't even that the app is ugly or missing important buildings or even cities, some are calling transport errors, including subway station and airport locations, downright dangerous and life threatening.
Apple put the new iPhone 5 on the market today, receiving record demand but what does the new technology really mean for business marketing?
Apple started taking pre-orders for the new iPhone 5 today with estimates as many as 42 million phones could ship before end of year. Unfortunately, if you want one you're going to be in for a wait as the first batch sold out in the first hour.
Apple just unveiled the new iPhone 5 in San Francisco, so is it a winner and what does it mean for the future of marketing?
Despite recent security concerns surrounding Apple, the web seems to love the new iPhone 5. It brings faster speeds, it has a 4" screen, it's thinner and lighter, and the camera functionalities have improved.
However, the dock connector has been switched much to the dismay of many current Apple users who will need to also get the Lighting adaptor in order to connect with their current accessories.
Google maps are changing the future. Not just the future of the flow of road traffic but they are increasingly controlling the flow of dollars to businesses too.
Unless you are taking control of driving the traffic to you, the revenues are going to the competition…
The Google Advantage
The bulk of venture capital continues to go to a few select destinations, with Silicon Valley startups traditionally scooping up 40% of all funding. What about those who don't want to head here, find it too expensive, believe a real shift may be in play already or who just hate earthquakes?
Serial entrepreneurs may not think they need the structure of an incubator space to propel their business ideas forward, but newbie college dropout or veteran business owner there are many advantages to incubators. As a new entrepreneur is it smart to move your fledgling startup into an incubator to spur success?
Yes, you bootstrap your new business from home in your pajamas without having to deal with all the geek wiz kids and novices but you will definitely miss out on the many benefits one of these programs can offer.
Microsoft may not be the trendiest name on the block any more but whether you are rushing to get your hands on the new Surface tablet or not, the brainchild of Bill Gates still certainly has a lot to teach entrepreneurs and tech businesses about strategy.
Two new and important email marketing opportunities have risen in the last 48 hours and you can't afford to overlook them!
Netflix claims the London Olympics is the reason for their massive 25% drop in streaming since the games started. Does this just signal a new permanent trend and how can businesses avoid punches like these in the future?
As Custom Toll Free predicted last week new leaks report an official iPhone 5 launch announcement in the next few weeks, though marketers may be wise to tweak their strategies in order to stay on top through 2013…
Fox News reported yesterday that an official iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPod nano and final version of iOS 6 announcement is expected on September 12th, with an actual launch on September 21st.