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Last Updated Sep 21, 2011 8:44 AM EDT Social media as we know it -- Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc. -- is only 15 years old, and yet it feels as if they are permanent fixtures in our lives that have been with us forever. A look at the history of social media, however, shows how fleeting much of it is, and how few genuinely innovative developments there have been since the mid-1990s. The Globe.com, for instance, was the first big, modern form of social media, and it incorporated virtually all the concepts and communications you can currently see in Facebook. It imploded after only three years. Begin: The 10 Key Turning Points in the History of Social MediaÂ» Related: 10 Cool Gadgets (and Some Awful Junk) That Google Will Get From Motorola The 10 Biggest Lies Ever Told in Advertising Rioting or Shopping? 10 Brands Targeted by Looters in England Image by Mike Licht, Nations Capital, CC. … [Read more...] about The 10 Key Turning Points in the History of Social Media
Office space provider IWG’s chief executive has forecast a more positive year for business growth after challenges in 2017 and extra spending pushed the company’s profits down 14pc. Mark Dixon said any impact of the Brexit referendum on companies’ confidence in the UK had been dealt with in 2017, and IWG had been “expanding its London footprint” in anticipation of a pick up in the market this year. “We’re seeing very strong demand for what we do as the industry becomes more mainstream,” Mr Dixon said, adding that the company would continue to focus on targeting large companies which need short-term extra space. IWG, which rents out meeting rooms, business lounges and office space under the Regus brand, said a “slow” market in London, particularly in the Square Mile, had impacted the business during 2017. Revenue for the year rose 5.3pc to £2.35bn as the company added 314 new locations, taking its global tally to … [Read more...] about IWG boss heralds turning point for office market
Kate Taylor, provided by Published 6:42 am, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 AP Photo/Israel Leal Generation Z is the first generation to prefer other types of alcohol to beer, according to a new report. The generation is also drinking less alcohol in general — in part because they don't think drinking is "cool" anymore. Millennials kicked off beer's downward spiral. Recommended Video: Now Playing: A year after the Maryland General Assembly passed regulatory reforms intended to help craft breweries grow, a debate over beer is set to be renewed on Friday. But while last year's discussions were focused on Guinness' plans for a Baltimore County brewery, this time, the goal is less clear. Media: The Baltimore Sun A report from Berenberg Research found that Gen Z prefer drinks like vodka, gin, and wine to beer. "Generation Z marks a turning point, being the first generation to prefer spirits to beer," analysts led by Javier Gonzalez Lastra … [Read more...] about Millennials are dragging down beer sales — but Gen Z marks a ‘turning point’ that will cause an even bigger problem for the industry
TAMPA — Asked about his game-winning touchdown pass Sunday, Jameis Winston offered this description: “By the grace of God.” He’s not far off. The touchdown was that improbable. Trailing the Saints 24-23 with less than two minutes left, the Bucs began their drive at their own 5-yard line. Here’s how many teams in the past decade have scored a touchdown in that situation to win the game: Zero. The last team to do it was the Bears in 2007. That’s resolve. Or is it? The Bucs won 31-24, but the game never should have come down to a last-minute 95-yard scoring drive. In this week’s Turning Point, we delve into why. What happened Winston came into the game holding the best touchdown-to-interception ratio of his career. He hadn’t thrown a pick since Dec. 10. Seventy-seven straight passes didn’t end up in the opponent’s hands. That corner everyone talks about him turning — he was turning it. He was improving. Until he … [Read more...] about Saints-Buccaneers Turning Point, Week 17: What do we know about Jameis Winston?
WEST ALLIS - As the city heads into a new year, officials have made a New Year's resolution to throw off the city's blue collar label and trumpet its upscale assets.Some are its fine restaurants, as Mayor Dan Devine likes to point out, and some are upscale apartments about to be under construction, especially in the Six Points area.There is money in the 2018 budget for consultant to help the city establish a brand or a new more upscale identity."We've got more things to brag about than we did 10 years ago," Devine said."We have fine restaurants, affordable housing, we are a walkable and bikeable community, and events like Curds & Kegs and food truck events are drawing people into West Allis," he said.Visitors to the area are finding their way to fun in West Allis, Devine said he discovered. He said he met a Janesville native who lives in Houston who had only recently been at the Westallion Brewing Co., the city's first craft brewery. Amazingly, that conversation … [Read more...] about Trying to shed the blue-collar image, West Allis 2018 budget aims at new upscale brand
In a few short months, Square Enix will deliver the latest Final Fantasy game. Until then, we get to play a game that harkens back to Final Fantasy games of the past. That game is I Am Setsuna, a $39.99 throwback to turn-based JRPGs of yesteryear. Developed by Tokyo RPG Company and published by Square Enix (because of course), Setsuna is all about nostalgia, spending 20 or so hours channelling the likes of Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VII. It’s everything you loved and hated about the PlayStation One generation of role-playing games, with such a classic feel that you’re content ignoring a lot of the things that could warrant hate. There are limited save points and a clunky inventory management system, especially when selling things. For some odd reason — and this doesn’t seem part of the nostalgia — there are ultra-brief load times when you go from a town into a building. You’ll tolerate these annoyances, because the rest of … [Read more...] about I Am Setsuna gives another turn for old school gaming
The Detroit disaster put a major dent in the once-impenetrable Yankees brand. Whether Brian Cashman, on the baseball side, or Randy Levine, on the business side, can repair the damage is a story with many possible endings. This regime has tasted playoff failure before. Yet there’s a difference coming off the Yankees’ pathetic offensive performance against the Tigers. The Bombers were humiliated in the ALCS. The team was booed out of New York. Instead of taking it on the chin and walking away the players whined, showing just how fragile their egos are. They were shocked the “faithful” turned on them. Was this a delayed reaction from the fans? Or was the level of disgust building before the postseason even began? The empty seats at the Stadium during the regular season and playoffs do not provide conclusive evidence. That’s partly a residue of an anemic economy. Many fans cannot afford spending food or rent money on a Yankees game, even if the … [Read more...] about Tarnished brand: Yankees, YES look to shake rust from lackluster ratings & futile postseason
It’s been a whirlwind nine days for Fat Point Brewing.Just last week co-owner and brewmaster Bill Frazer sat down with his 15 employees to tell them the Punta Gorda microbrewery would be closing.It came down to finances and a soon-to-expire lease, Frazer said. He and his business partner and financial backer Duncan Scarry didn’t want to continue bearing the burden of a needy, constantly growing craft brewery.They made the decision to cut their losses. They chose Saturday, the day of Fat Point’s 2-year anniversary party, to be its last.“We announced it early to give our staff and customers a chance to say goodbye,” Frazer said. “We wanted to do right by everyone and not surprise people and just shut our doors.”He anticipated a few last brewing sessions, a few tears, and a lot of beer drinking as he bid farewell to a dream he’s chased for more than a decade.He didn’t anticipate the outpouring of support from his Punta Gorda hometown, … [Read more...] about Fat Point Brewing closed? Not quite.
For generations, Mill Avenue has been recognized as a local entertainment mecca and a national college hotspot.But officials on Nov. 12 unveiled a revamped name for the area, "downtown Tempe," coupled with a simple new logo, "dt."Reaction on social media suggested some Arizonans weren't impressed. Some wondered why Tempe would trade a brand built on tradition some 140 years in the making. Others taking advantage of the district's amenities Friday took the name change in stride.The Downtown Tempe Authority, the non-profit that manages the Mill Avenue business district for landowners, spearheaded the rebranding effort.Kate Borders, who heads the organization, said the change embraces the expanding commerce that stretches beyond Mill.Trendy bars and restaurants are opening on streets east and west of Mill and attracting consumers to businesses on side strips that have long struggled to draw traffic. RELATED: Mill Avenue gets new brand, name as Downtown TempeThe marketing mantra was … [Read more...] about 5 turning points for Tempe’s Mill Avenue