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Having a 3rd viable mobile OS would be good for the industry and good for us the users. Yet there is serious disagreement on whether Windows will provide it.

My thoughts (for what they are worth) are that the current iteration of Windows Mobile is the first time I have ever taken it seriously (having used a number of early iterations). But my gut tells me that Windows just won't hack it - their history in the space is too dysfunctional and the timing just too off.

Which is a pity.
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What +Hillel Fuld doesn't know about Windows Phone and its chances in the market

So Hillel laid out why I'm wrong, in the article on Business Insider linked to below, when it comes to Windows Phone's chances.

But, see, he's an observer and hasn't done the hard work. Since I have (and I'm now sick because of the work at CES going to dozens of meetings) I want to share some of that hard work here.

First, I had dinner with Skype's CEO on Thursday night. He told me that Skype won't support the current version of Windows Phone. This gets to the heart of my "apps matter." There are 450,000 apps missing from the Windows Phone platform and Skype is just one of those. That problem will NOT get fixed anytime soon. Heck, Skype is owned by Microsoft and if Microsoft's own divisions don't feel pushed to support the current Windows Phone (he explained to me that the other platforms are more important, so he put his developers on those) then there's no chance other, non-Microsoft-owned developers are going to support it.

Second, i walked around the show with the CTO of Pandora. He told me he still isn't willing to support Windows Phone. Why not? We were walking around the new Ford car, which has Pandora support. Pandora was ALL OVER the CES show floor. You could see that a small company still has to decide where to put its development resources. Clearly, after walking the show floor, that's Android and iOS (there was huge halls of exhibits all aimed at supporting iOS and most of the rest of the show was very heavily Android-focused but none aimed at supporting Windows Phones).

Third, at the end of the show I sat down with mobile expert +Sascha Pallenberg (who has been far better than me in his predictions). You really need to listen to this part of the interview: CES Wrapup with Sascha Pallenberg (mobile expert) at 19 minutes and 45 seconds into the conversation. He says they have one chance, with Windows 8. But that won't get here until late in the year in 2012.

Fourth, listen to what Sascha's coworker says: CES Wrapup with Sascha Pallenberg (mobile expert) (at 26m 22 seconds into the conversation). She's forcing herself to use Windows Phone. "I hate it so much," she says. That's what I hear from most people who try it. Now, yes, there are plenty of people who love Windows Phone too, but not enough.

Fifth, I hung out with Nokia execs on Tuesday evening at CES and there are many nice things to say about the new Nokia phones. They feel great. The hardware is sexy. But even they admit that it's going to be very tough to convince people to go with Windows Phone when Android and iOS have the apps and have users like Sascha's business manager who says she hates WIndows Phone's OS.

I could keep going, but I'd rather talk about something that matters to most of the industry. What Google is doing by putting Google+ into its search engine is far more important.

Speaking of which, that's a HUGE reason to go with Android. If Google is going to force all of us to be on Google+ by pushing it in the search engine, then many of us will want to have the best phone for participating in Google+. Clearly that will be Android in the future. What leverage does Microsoft have? I don't see it.
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win mobile will make a great competitor only if they developed it... like in the article nokia has excellent hard ware but win mobile very limited facilities to work on.... I think they are banking on win 8 but by the time it comes to mobile i am guessing it will be too late,,,,
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New guest post up on the process that led to this honey brand from the Kilkenny based Mileeven Fine Foods.

Thanks to Philip Darling for taking the time to share that.
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Look at this passion - Rick and Michael in Brooklyn, New York sail their cocoa beans into NY and hand make their chocolate bars. Awesome :-)

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Mast Brothers Chocolate Sets Sail on a Chocolate Making Adventure. By Susie, 19 July, 2011, 1 Comment. A short walk from the L train Bedford Street stop in Brooklyn's strikingly hip Williamsburg a...
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Interesting chat with manager of Gamestop Kilkenny about their moves to stay relevant in the face of digitalisation.

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I enjoyed this, the truth always works so well in humour
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Not that you would...would you?
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Google+ is an Outpost, Not a Home Base

Just to keep pointing this out: do not move to Google+, if you want to own a piece of Internet real estate that you hope will have some kind of value for you over time. Value can equal whatever you want it to equal.

Google+ is an outpost, meaning a place where you can go, communicate, use great tools to make interesting connections and learn new things.

But it's not your home base, a place that you can alter and edit and make into whatever you need it to be, a place where you can add and subtract tools and features as needed.

Throwing away your primary website or blog so that you can have more engagement on Google+ is like moving into a hotel room and thinking that you've got a great thing going.
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You guys have just been granted squatting rights in my Bleeding Obvious Circle.
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This is the list of foodies and food related people I have included in my Food Circle - let me know who else should be here?

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Thanks Keith, I've added a few more to it, I'm sure you know a few of them.
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This is very striking - strong colour use and clear brand
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LOL - had not occurred to me. I guess seeing them in isolation would do that - however in context on the store shelf would give a better sense of both size and also category :-)
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Quick espresso and a chance to review a couple of documents on the Quay Side
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Anyone here with experience of using the Adobe businesscatalyst.com for ecommerce? Thoughts?
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We spend how many billion on State salaries and there are 2 people checking passports in Dublin Airport. Nice scheduling someone 
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Derek Halpern originally shared:
 
How Images Improve - or Destroy - Conversion Rates

I’ll level with you. When you use images on your site, two things can happen:

Images can either help you achieve your business goals, or hurt.

Learn how to make images help by reading this article:

http://socialtriggers.com/how-images-affect-conversions/
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Handy tips +Keith Bohanna thanks for the share :)
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DIgital Strategy, Successful Web Projects, Productivity - www.lifetimevalue.ie
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I am an experienced marketing and e-commerce specialist. Within the marketing and communications space I enjoy the use of particular channels (email and social media) to complement an overall marketing and business strategy.

I have extensive experience in the planning, management and successful delivery of projects involving multidisciplinary elements.
This project work (predominately web based) combines strong communication and marketing elements with the technology frameworks required.

That web project background feeds into my ongoing love for the area of personal productivity.

Having discovered Getting Things Done by David Allen in 2006 I am now work with the Brighton based Think Productive to bring their highly effective range of workshops into businesses and organisations in Ireland.
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