From $1 to $1.25M: Google’s Schmidt Gets a Huge Salary Increase

Sometimes people are being paid to be demoted. Eric Schmidt became the CEO of Google after Larry Page; he became the executive chairperson of the company earlier this month. Moreover, this change positively reflected in his pocket. Being the CEO, he was getting a salary of $1 yearly which is an extremely popular figure when it comes to CEOs; however, now SEC Filling from Google stated that he will be getting $1.25 million yearly with the probability of a target bonus of 400% his base salary. 

Eric has already been receiving an extremely generous compensation as he has stepped down as Google’s CEO: $100 million in stock and different stock options. In addition, he also announced that in January he is anticipated to sell 534,000 Google shares in the coming year that would be at the Google’s current stock price, which would net him around $280 million.

The increased salary and generous compensation by Google does not reflect much on the day-to-day spending habits of Schmidt, however. Frobes has stated that all this is just a pocket change for Schmidt; his net worth is around $6.3 billion.

 

 

Royal Wedding: Kate and William Marriage Live on YouTube

The most awaited event – The Royal Weeding is going to be broadcasted live via YouTube when both Prince William and Kate Middleton insisted to make their wedding ceremony as world’s most interactive public event.

The St James’s Palace will also be making use of Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter to host the dedicated social network giving the public with continuous chances, updates also enabling feedback.

Both Miss Kate Middleton & Prince William are regular users of YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook and have played an imperative role overseeing plans for the online broadcast of the entire ceremony on April 29th year 2011.

Being the Internet Giant, Google has developed a live blog which will be synchronizing with the live footage, which will enable the viewers to click on the links that would be providing them with additional information on some of the vital moments of the wedding as they happen.

St James’s Palace spokesperson stated that we want people to easily interact with the Royal Wedding as they watch it.

Catherine Middleton & Prince William are just like any other people with respect to their age when it comes to social media. They both are YouTube and Facebook users and always had an intention that their wedding should be accessible to each and every individual.

The couple was being asked if they intend to change their relationship status on Facebook after the wedding, the spokesperson asked to ‘ Wait & See’.

The wedding Coverage on the Royal Channel, which is to be hosted by YouTube, will begin at 10am, an hour before the ceremony, and end at 2pm, after the couple have appeared on the balcony at Buckingham Palace.

The live blog will include a text commentary by staff at Clarence House and St James’s Palace, as well as links to background information and additional photographs.

It has been stated that this is going to be the first ever live blog that has run alongside a live stream on YouTube for any particular occasion. On the other hand, an official video named as ‘Wedding Book’ has lately being launched on YouTube that is inviting all the well-wishers to post their personal video messages of congratulations and Best Wishes to the couple.

Facebook is also going to launch an application via which users will be able to describe how they are preparing for the big event & how they are and will celebrate it.

 

Ishtihari congratulates the Royal Couple – Prince William & Miss Middleton 🙂

 


 

Google Android Smart phones are No.1 Choice of U.S. Consumers

With the continuous release of innovative smart phones, mobile devices and PC tablets, they are directly associated to the mounting innovation in these particular niches. Technological advancements and developments are creating a need for modern and compact mobile products.

Nielsen, one of the leading research based companies has lately confirmed it after they have conducted a research. The data being collected highlighted that the Smartphone market is exceptionally competitive and this makes the consumers take a new challenge when they are considering opting for their new Smartphone.

There are three leading manufacturers when it comes to the Smartphone market; however, Google’s Android Smartphone has finally taken the lead. According to the new data, the USA consumers prefer buying Android phones as compared to any other Smartphone model on the market. Both the iPhone and Blackberry have been sharing 27 percent market share for the past year whereas Google’s Android presently is holding around 29 percent of the entire U.S. based Smartphone market.

Android is offering its users with a lot more choices; this is something far away from the fairly low-tech Samsung Intercept to the high-end with Motorola Droid Pro. Android offers a large variety of manufacturers as the Operating System can be modified so that the models, features along with the overall user experience completely varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Nielsen explains this point that when it is about the producers then Apple winners and RIM, ever since they are the only ones that are creating and selling Smartphones with their respective OS. The company has further added that the HTC’s consumer base has 12% a HTC Android device and 7% own a HTC device running Microsoft OS. At Motorola, it is 10% and 1% of consumers who have Android and Microsoft OS.

 

 

Social Networking – Understand in a Better Way!

 

 



You will be provided with the fundamentals related to the Social Networking. This video primarily focuses on the role of Social Media Networking in your day-to-day life. it includes:

  • People related to different networks via their personal life and business
  • Networks in the real world – the hidden nature of those networks
  • How Social Media Web Portals are useful in revealing hidden connection
  • The fundamental concept related to social networking websites

 

 

iPhone – Marketing Strategies

When it is about Apple Marketing, the marketing strategies related to iPhone are extremely simple, clear, yet clever. With a simple and plain Apple Icon, Apple is focusing on an extremely innovative style when it comes to their products. The iPhone by Apple was launched back in June year 2007. The outstanding and innovative design of the iPhone was being touted for various months before it was originally launched. Later after its release, it was rated as one of the best when it comes to all the cell and smart phone market over the past few years. Before the official release of the iPhone, Apple came up with four television commercials that was to promote this gadget to the masses.

One of the commercial portrayed that the upcoming iPhone gadget is the additional step from the most popular iPod. The iPod was rated to be the leader until this point of time, but later with the release of the iPhone it has been named as the next generation iPod along with being a phone as well. The advert shows that the iPhone has all the enhanced features that are presently available in the iPod; however, it is an enhanced and improved version with better features.

You can do anything with your iPhone gadget, you can watch movies; and with touch of your finger, you can get back to the main screen. Then again, with the menu, you can figure out the Maps app which will enable you to find the best seafood location that is closest to you. With your gadget, you will be able to find a location which is also going to be highlighted which is the nearest. You are going to get the phone number and then you can dial via your iPhone dial.

The initial four iPhone adverts were useful in promoting the usefulness, innovation, and convenience all integrated into a single product which his not only a phone but also a music device that enables an individual to view maps, browse the web, check e-mail, make conference calls, view photos, and watch videos. Apple does not only make use of the television medium as a component of your marketing strategy; nevertheless, they are also making use of their web portal and they have been publishing informative press releases and videos that would have been developed into a single document. Apple also makes use of such tactics and techniques that are useful in building up the hype and then leaving the consumers wanting more and more.

When Apple comes up with brief press releases, it provides its targeted audience with a little to go off. To make it more precise, as soon as any information is released related to the products, all those who care and are Apple product fanatics will be grasping them whatever comes their way. As a result, Apple probably would publicly disavow all such kinds of rumors related to such scraps mentioned related to company plans; on the other hand, their entire marketing department secretly would be feeling delighted. It would be costing a lot to make use of such kind of web based advertising otherwise.

iPhone’s official web portal offers a lot more to its consumers than just information related to the products. The web site is also providing various tricks and tips which would be helpful in making use of the iPhone gadget along with focusing the apps to a great extent. You are even going to find “App of the Week” at the main page which is also providing detailed info related to that particular application. Moreover, the website also includes a section which has been titled as ‘Top Apps’ and ‘Apps for Everything’. For all the current iPhone users and consumers that have a great interest in buying the gadget, Apple has such a web portal which is offering outstanding marketing tools. The Apps are useful in creating a stronger and functional source of generate a large stream of revenues for Apple Corporation. As the consumers see the top rated and latest iPhone applications, they are intended to further downloading the application instead of searching via 25,000+ apps that would have been of a significant value to them.

Youngsters are the targeted audience that Apple has primarily focused on this particular as group. Apple with only this particular audience has hopped with the fact that with this 48% audience did not own the iPod that have been launched previously by Apple. At the end of year 2008, Apple had forecasted to reach more than 10 million sales only related to the iPhone.

One month before the iPhone’ release, the Solutions Research Group provided a cross-section of all those who have been aware of the gadget. The forecasted buyers for the day the gadget was to be released were rated as a majority of T-Mobile consumers, AT&T’s only GSM-based product competitor that was around 15%. AT&T’s existing customer base was rated to be one of the second largest groups that were anticipated to make the iPhone purchase and it was approximately 12%. Moreover, the Solutions Research Group also figure out that 72% of males against 28% of women were more interested in investigating about the gadget with its minimal price of $499. The obvious and present target audience for iPhone mainly includes a group of young people ranging between the ages of 20 and 35, mobile employees, jet setters and affluent teenagers.

The Apple Corporation is primarily renowned for their simply yet catchy advertisements. In some of the latest Television adverts focusing the Apple’s iPhone, the new catch is ‘There’s an App for that’ that certainly is helpful in placing a strong and well-built focus related to different applications that have been made available by Apple at the App store. Applications or the Apps are available in all categories ranging from social networking to productivity, fitness, and health to finance, entertainment to education, and business to games. These applications turn out to be a useful tool while you are making use of the iPhone gadget as it is offering a large number of features that simply could be enhanced while you make use of these applications. Apple in the present times is claiming to have more than 25000+ applications that available and the number is still growing with every passing day.

The targeted audience is greatly on focus with all these apps that are being offered to them. Primarily, there is an application for everyone. There have been few adverts related to various iPhone apps that you are certainly going to find one which could be of a great significance. Only few have been promoted by the commercials. The Apps concerning the iPhone are offering utmost functionality and practicality that an individual could even think of. Moreover, Apple has also offered its consumers to build their own applications and they can even submit to the Apple Store as well. This has made things a lot more convenient and easier as people being a third party design different applications that could be of a great help to them and others as well. As soon as the application becomes functional, they can submit it to the App Store for free or even they can put a fee for its usage.

 

 

 

20 Creative Billboards

Following are some of the 20 most Creative Billboards according to me. Enjoy watching them and Have Fun! 🙂
  1. Penline
  2. Adidas
  3. Rentokil
  4. The Zimbawean
  5. iPod
  6. Martor Solingen Razor
  7. Creepy Unknown Billboard
  8. Kenjo Flower
  9. Mammoth Mountain
  10. Mumbai Traffic Awareness
  11. Ariel
  12. Berger Paint
  13. Pacific Airlines
  14. BMW
  15. OfficeMax
  16. Eskom
  17. Fedex
  18. Formula Toothpaste
  19. Hutch MSN Search
  20. Axe

Filipinos – Most Ardent Facebook Users

comScore lately conducted a survey according to which Filipinos are rated to be one of the most enthusiastic Facebook users. The USA based firm has ranked Philippines as the top market for the Social Media Networking industry particularly Facebook. According to the stats, there are approximately 93% of the country’s online users who have been visiting the social Media Networking portal only in the month of February 2011.

Turkey and Israel are also topping the list with more than 89.6 percent and 89.8 percent respectively of their entire web populations is making use of the Social networking web portal Facebook. Chile is fourth which is followed by Argentina at number five with 88.8 percent and 88.4 percent correspondingly. Sixth and seventh positions were for Malaysia and Indonesia with 87.4-percent and with 86.2-percent penetration rates.

The highest rates have been recorded by the Philippines especially when it comes to the Social networking medium usage in the entire Asia Pacific region is Facebook. It shows that Filipinos are crazy when it comes to Social networking. In year 2008, Filipinos were one of the most avid users according to the McCann’s global WAVE3 research concerning the people’s Internet habits. Later on, socialbakers.com also testified Facebook analytics and statistics concerning that a large number of Filipino Facebook users had rapidly grown.

Let’s wait and watch until Filipinos could do and achieve with social media.

 

 

 

 

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Parents, Facebook & Depression

Are you one of those who are suffering from depression or mental trauma??? If the answer is yes, you should immediately stop using Facebook!! the reason behind is that according to a study that has been conducted by doctors, all the Social Media networking portals are a means of Depression because of different situations among teenagers. All those kids who are troubled or disturbed should not make use of these Social networking sites.

It is a highly endangering condition for all the teenagers, as per the researchers because there is an additional room of low mood that the kids happen to feel anyway or bit different condition that are connected when they are making use of various online networking portals. Facebook is offering a tough and difficult environment for teenagers, to live and to survive! It certainly is reducing the level of confidence and Self-esteem. There should be certain tips cum limitation for the social media regular users particularly the teenagers.

It has been noticed that there are numerous teens that are just in competition to have one of the most Facebook Friends along with popular tags, peers, photos, tallies, updates and all these things are creating a sense of competition among the teenagers.

According to analysts, Facebook is providing teenagers with a skewed perspective of life. All of them end up sitting all alone in a crowded place and for this reason kids feel low most of the times.

Numerous guidelines have been issues regarding social media networks presently that urge the doctors to encourage parents to talk t o their kids about networking portals usage and they should also be well aware of the depression Facebook is causing mainly including cyber bullying, addiction along with several other online risks.

Parents have been requested to work together with their kids to overcome the Cyber bullying related problems. Otherwise, it can greatly affect the young genre minds.

 

 

 

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iPad 2: Buggy

The proud Owners of the iPad 2, unfortunately are struggling with resolving some of the glitches that have appeared in their new gadget. for instance, the Video Chat service Facetime simply freezes if it is being used for a lengthy period of time and evidently the back-light seems to be bleeding as people have heard about it. Yes!! these are not at all serious issues and we just cannot call it as a propaganda regarding the gadget but just think how irritating and frustrating it would be to work around such kinds of problems on a fancy, a new gadget!

People, more likely the iPad 2 users are voicing their relevant concerns on different forums. Presently, a time-being solution provided is to reboot so that the service does not freeze. However, the display still remains patchy as it has turned out to be a manufacturing defect and anything regarding it just cannot be changed.

 

 

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Google’s Japanese Quake Person Finder

Google has developed a special edition of Google’s Person Finder which is supporting Japan to find all those people who have lost their lives in the recent Worst ever disaster of earthquake and subsequent Tsunami.

It can be used as a message board as well as a directory where people can leave messages or search others just to make sure that they are safe. This facility and service can be easily embedded on various social networks and web portals so that this way you can reach as many people as possible.

For more than 4000 people this services has turned out to be extremely helpful who make use of it after the Japan quake Person Finder within a few hours when it was launched.

May Allah Have Mercy !!