Amazon may be working on a smartphone with hologram-like 3D Amazon is reportedly developing a smartphone that sports a 3D screen that relies on retina-tracking technology to make images seem to float above the screen like a hologram. With the smartphone, users would be able to navigate through content by using their eyes alone, according to two unnamed people who discussed the phone with the Wall Street Journal. More
YouTube launches pay channels with campy flicks Roger Corman's campy B movies, children's shows like "Sesame Street" and "Inspector Gadget," and inspirational monologues by celebrities — these are among the 30 channels that will require a paid monthly subscription on YouTube coming soon. More
FCC moving forward on speedier in-flight Internet service U.S. federal telecommunications regulators are pushing ahead with efforts to bring faster Internet service to commercial and private airline flights. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday started deliberations on a proposal that would offer a new type of in-flight broadband service promising U.S. More
Microsoft may buy Barnes & Noble's Nook unit for $1 billion According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. More
Microsoft unveils consolidated prices for Windows apps Microsoft, has given some exclusive details by unveiling the consolidated and simplified price tiers for developers on the corresponding app stores, following its announcement of its ‘Universal Windows apps’ model at the Build Conference. This official ... 04/14/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
Microsoft unveils consolidated price tiers for Universal Windows apps Microsoft, following its announcement of its 'Universal Windows apps' model at the Build Conference, has given some behind-the-curtain details by unveiling the consolidated and simplified price tiers for developers on the corresponding app stores. 04/13/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
Microsoft unveils Windows in the car, battles Apple CarPlay Microsoft has been powering a lot of different car entertainment systems over the years. Ford, Kia, BMW, Nissan, and Fiat have all used special versions of Windows to create their own interfaces and systems, but Microsoft is also focusing on its own "Metro ... 04/5/2014 - 7:54 am | View Link
Microsoft unveils App Studio to ease development of Windows and Windows Phone apps IDG News Service - Microsoft's App Studio beta test has been expanded to allow novice developers to build applications for Windows tablets and PCs, in addition to Windows Phone. The hosted service runs in a browser and lets users choose from a number of ... 04/5/2014 - 7:36 am | View Link
Microsoft unveils Windows 8.1 Update 1 coming April 8 with Taskbar and Start Screen tweaks for mouse users At its Build 2014 conference today, Microsoft unveiled Windows 8.1 Update 1, coming via Windows Update on April 8. New features include an improved Taskbar, better task switching, and Start Screen tweaks that focus on mouse and keyboard users. In short ... 04/2/2014 - 9:31 am | View Link
Huawei unveils a new Windows Phone for Africa Microsoft and Huawei today unveiled a new Windows Phone designed specifically for Africa, one of the most rapidly-growing technology markets in the world. 04/18/2014 - 8:04 pm | View Website
Microsoft Surface Tablets Surface — the new tablet from Microsoft. ... Surface was designed to be the one device for everything in your life. Every Surface offers ports, Office compatibility ... 04/18/2014 - 3:11 pm | View Website
Microsoft unveils a new look It's been 25 years since we updated the Microsoft logo. Now is the perfect time for a change. Learn more at http://aka.ms/logo 04/18/2014 - 9:13 am | View Website
Microsoft unveils Windows Phone Update 3 introducing ... Microsoft has let the cat out of the bag - Windows Phone Update 3 is now official and it brings long awaited support for 1080p displays, quad-core chips and much more… 04/18/2014 - 6:50 am | View Website
HP unveils a bunch of new Windows 8 PCs HP is announcing some new Windows 8 PCs today – including a brand new portable All-in-One PC called the HP ENVY Rove 20. Most if not all these new PCs ... 04/17/2014 - 11:55 pm | View Website
Donations to U. S. colleges and universities are up across the U. S., and the Houston area has seen a plethora of giving recently for engineering programs and college football stadiums.
Philanthropic giving to higher ed rose 9 percent to $33.8 billion in 2013, according to a February report by New York-based Council for Aid to Education.
Phillips 66 has donated $500,000 to the University of Texas at Austin to benefit a range of programs across campus and help support the Cockrell School of Engineering, the McCombs School of Business and the College of Natural Sciences.
A portion of the gift will provide funding for the Phillips 66 SHIELD Scholar program.
When I work with clients to improve their online marketing efforts, the topic of “driving traffic” is generally the first thing that comes up. The conversation usually goes something like:
Client: “We want to drive more traffic to our website because we want to have more business.”
Me: “Both are reasonable goals.
Small businesses spend more on email marketing than they do on print advertising, television ads, SEO, or tradeshows, according to a survey released by Vocus / Edge Research in 2013.
Why are companies willing to spend so much on email marketing? Email marketing has a great return on investment. Reports from The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) and Constant Contact suggest that for approximately every $1 spent on email marketing to existing customers, companies generate approximately $40 in sales.