Despite our current unemployment malaise, job hiring and hunting remain inexact sciences. “Good people” (whatever that is supposed to mean) have always been difficult to find, no matter what size the talent pool. Savvy human resources departments have been steadily familiarizing themselves with the abilities of social media to assist in the process of finding and attracting new talent. It’s a natural fit – LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, et.al, are all communication tools of transparency, interaction and engagement based upon a foundation of truth — virtues that any HR department should aspire to. Current uses of social media by HR include: Read the rest of this entry »
With the underestimated growth of Android, good advances on Windows Phone 7, WebOS 2.0 , and an ongoing slew of new models coming off the assembly lines from: Motorola, HTC, Samsung, Blackberry, et al., how much longer can Apple hold smartphone throne with one model released a year with a proprietary OS? Ultimately, the consumer wins this one.
An ebook actually costing more than its paper counterpart? Hey, it’s less than one dollar, but the ebook versions of new Ken Follett and James Patterson titles are selling at a higher price than the hardcover editions. Come on! Although, I suppose we thought this would occur sooner or later.
Let’s give Motorola credit for their current ‘No Jacket Required’ ad and its smack at Steve Jobs’ statement at the ‘Antennagate’ press conference, that all smartphones suffer reception problems. In a recent interview, Motorola CEO, Sanjay Jha stated that “the most popular voice message on the new iPhone was “Sorry, I can’t answer your call, but I’m holding my phone!”