Ones and Zeros

A Binary Pulse Technology Blog

AT&T Whacked the Verizon Guy

Watching a pre-roll version of a recent AT&T commercial, I was taken aback at what appears to be a pretty clever, and not-so-subtle jab at arch-rival Verizon.

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Think AT&T Was Pretty Smart? You Will

I always loved the late 80s/early 90s AT&T ad campaign dubbed “You Will.” Remember that one? The campaign voiced by Magnum P.I. himself, Tom Selleck, depicted near-future scenarios in which technology would afford seemingly incredible feats of connectivity. In a pre-Internet world, these little vignettes seemed fairly miraculous. After happening across a compiled montage of these fantastic, forward-looking clips, it would appear that AT&T batted nearly 1.000 (the video payphones didn’t quite happen.)

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Intel Goes Interactive with YouTube “Escape”

Check out Intel’s commendable interactive YouTube experience “The Escape”, leveraging integrated video, Facebook tie-in and QR codes to promote its new Core Processors. A little more style than substance, but the mechanics of it are worth acknowledging.

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Steve Jobs Pitches New Apple HQ to Cupertino City Council

What can I say…every speech the guy makes seems to be newsworthy. This one happens to be particularly cool. I like the part where he kindly reminds the Councilwoman that Apple is the biggest taxpayer in Cupertino. Pretty sure they’re going to let old Steve build whatever the heck he wants. Check out the video…

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Windows 8 Preview Further Reveals a Touch Screen Future

Gotta admit, the Windows 8 sneak peek is pretty cool. Obviously, a lot of similarities between the mobile UI Microsoft’s been working on for years. Some people may think that’s odd or misguided, but to me, it’s inevitable. We’re in the middle of a breakneck race toward wholly mobile computing. Why wouldn’t the OS’s of the world be trying to stay one step ahead of that trend (if not leading it)?

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Tech Firms Increasing Paid Search Spends

Interesting research findings from Covario on the rise of paid search among tech firms. Covario reports that Q1 spending was up 26% compared with the year-ago quarter, although it’s important to qualify that there was a 15% drop between Q4 ’09 and Q1 ’10. Still, an increase is an increase.

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Facebook Ad Prowess on Full Display

Really significant new research indicates that Facebook has displaced Yahoo for the first time as the No. 1 revenue-generating site when it comes to display ads.

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When Today Had No Clue What Tomorrow Was

A classic video that shows how, in 1994, Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel seemed totally dumbfounded by what the Internet was/is. A great chronicle of just how far and fast we’ve come in 17 short years.

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Finding Tradeshow ROI with Location-Based Apps

Location-based apps are gradually becoming part of the social psyche. For regional marketers, location-based apps can help unlock neighborhoods and shopping centers. For tradeshow exhibitors, they stand to help unlock greater return on investment.

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Are B2B Marketers a Bunch of Curmudgeons?

What is it about B2B marketers that would lead the rest of the world to see us as resistant to social media? Just because we don’t sell lattés or lingerie, are we really perceived as being pissed that social media is invading our safe, boring little worlds?

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Reflections on a Decade

Binary Pulse completed its corporate relocation last week after a full decade at its previous Costa Mesa address. Moving offices or homes is always a natural catalyst for reflection. And this move was no different.

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Binary Pulse Settles Into New Offices

November 1 marks our first official day in our new corporate offices. A lot of logistics and a decent amount of elbow grease got us through last week.

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