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When Inflating Prices Makes Sense

When Inflating Prices Makes Sense

Sony has banned  retailer discounts on some products.(NRF Smart Brief/ The New York Times/Bits blog (11/20) The company hopes that  the move, which applies to high-priced products such as its Alpha digital cameras and high-end televisions, appeals to busy shoppers by eliminating the need to search for deals among retailers. The moratorium on discounts follows a...

Is Social Media Even Media?

Is Social Media Even Media?

The Eisenbergs consider if we should even call it media. I kind of agree. Is Twitter really media? Doesn’t media kind of imply  some sort of tighter organization? Most striking in the linked article is this quote from Ted McConnellof P&G: We hijack their own conversations, their own thoughts and feelings, and try to monetize it.”…“You...