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Coffee Break: Google, Google, Gmail, Bing Vs. Google, Blogs on Paper, and Michael Jackson doesn't crash the Internet

Morning coffee mugI’ve got six goodies for you today.  Google just announced a new operating system based on their recently released web browser, Chrome.  Is it a threat to Windows? They also recently removed a little word that’s been hanging around your Gmail screen since you joined the tens of millions of users of that popular email service: “Beta”

Just to transition away from a heavy Google news day, we’ve also got a review of Microsoft’s new search engine, Bing, which was launched about a month ago, and how it compares to Google.  David Pogue seems to be quite smitten, but the numbers aren’t in Microsoft’s favor.  Since launch, Bing has been hovering at around 3% market share, while Google is still at around 89% (source: StatCounter).  But just because it’s the little guy doesn’t mean it’s not great.

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Coffee Break: Google, Google, Gmail, Bing Vs. Google, Blogs on Paper, and Michael Jackson doesn't crash the Internet

Morning coffee mugI’ve got six goodies for you today.  Google just announced a new operating system based on their recently released web browser, Chrome.  Is it a threat to Windows? They also recently removed a little word that’s been hanging around your Gmail screen since you joined the tens of millions of users of that popular email service: “Beta”

Just to transition away from a heavy Google news day, we’ve also got a review of Microsoft’s new search engine, Bing, which was launched about a month ago, and how it compares to Google.  David Pogue seems to be quite smitten, but the numbers aren’t in Microsoft’s favor.  Since launch, Bing has been hovering at around 3% market share, while Google is still at around 89% (source: StatCounter).  But just because it’s the little guy doesn’t mean it’s not great.

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Coffee Break: Online PR, Twitter, and the New York Times

I’m starting an experiment here, so let me know what you think.

Each morning I read the New York Times and other news sources (the ones that have apps that download the articles to my phone for offline viewing) on my iPhone on the way to work (on the subway – not while driving!).  I often read articles very relevant to Internet marketing; these are the articles that get me psyched for the day, excited about Internet marketing and the work we do for our clients. So, I thoght to myself, why not share? These aren’t necessarily the latest in news about online marketing, but NYTimes and other news media do a good job of discussing the tools, people, and phenomena of the Internet and Internet business. It’s a welcome change from the blog posts and tweets that focus on this issue or that feature.

As always, this post like the rest of our blog, is geared to people who use Internet marketing for their business but aren’t necessarily IM geeks – like us. 🙂

Below are my links for today.  Grab a cup of coffee, and happy reading! Don’t forget to let me know what you think!

-Gabriel
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'Coupon' Codes Can Lead to Conversions

No matter what some might say to the contrary, we’re soooo not cheap. We’re, uh, frugal. Yeah, that’s it – frugal; thrifty; economical, even.

OK, so perhaps we think two-ply tissue is for wimps, and when the dish detergent runs out we fill the bottle with water and shake it until extra suds squirt out the top. That doesn’t make us cheap; it makes us sensible – and, if we might add, environmentally friendly. Not like we feel the need to explain ourselves. We don’t. We just wish someone would get off our case already… Dad!

[Breeeeath. Count to 10.]

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'Coupon' Codes Can Lead to Conversions

No matter what some might say to the contrary, we’re soooo not cheap. We’re, uh, frugal. Yeah, that’s it – frugal; thrifty; economical, even.

OK, so perhaps we think two-ply tissue is for wimps, and when the dish detergent runs out we fill the bottle with water and shake it until extra suds squirt out the top. That doesn’t make us cheap; it makes us sensible – and, if we might add, environmentally friendly. Not like we feel the need to explain ourselves. We don’t. We just wish someone would get off our case already… Dad!

[Breeeeath. Count to 10.]

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Attention E-tailers: You're in for a Bumpy Sleigh Ride

Do you hear what we hear?

It’s the sound of cash registers closing as more consumers click their way into holiday debt.

Whether or not we’re in a recession is still the subject of controversy, but one thing’s for sure – though the dollar is comparatively weak, Americans are starved to spend it.

To be fair, as a nation we’re not eager to bequeath our Benjamins as “generously” – we’re going with that term since “absentmindedly” may be unsettling for some – as in the past (or so say industry analysts), but eMarketer’s Online Holiday Sales Forecast suggests that retail e-commerce sales will continue to grow. Take a look.

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Attention E-tailers: You're in for a Bumpy Sleigh Ride

Do you hear what we hear?

It’s the sound of cash registers closing as more consumers click their way into holiday debt.

Whether or not we’re in a recession is still the subject of controversy, but one thing’s for sure – though the dollar is comparatively weak, Americans are starved to spend it.

To be fair, as a nation we’re not eager to bequeath our Benjamins as “generously” – we’re going with that term since “absentmindedly” may be unsettling for some – as in the past (or so say industry analysts), but eMarketer’s Online Holiday Sales Forecast suggests that retail e-commerce sales will continue to grow. Take a look.

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