internet marketing magazinenovember 2012
THE STATE OF THE INTERNET
Microsoft Releases Windows 8and Windows Phone 8
Microsoft has made its latest bigplay to try and stay relevant andahead of the curve in the modernweb era by releasing Windows 8.It certainly didn’t have the sameamount of buzz about it as anApple launch but on closer inves-tigation the Windows Phone 8 hassome pretty cool features such as:
into the phone so that you can
have the app open.
will offer one year of cost-free,advertising-free music. Thisfeature won’t be available untilearly 2013.
games in it so that they are notmessing with the rest of yourphone.
you no matter which Windows8 device you are on, includingyour phone.
Amazon Offers a New Prime Plan
Amazon has made a recent deci-sion to offer shoppers the optionof paying $7.99 per month on amonth-by-month basis for AmazonPrime rather than a single $79 an-nual fee.
-fers subscribers free two-day ship-ping as well as access to its online
-ing that consumers will notice it’s
-vice but also includes all the other
for consumers to choose them for
consumers can pay $7.99 to get all
this December.All in all Amazon is a very clever
is very hard for other online retailconsumers to compete with.
Apple Follows Market Pressurefor the First Time
Last month’s launch of the iPad
history that the technology giantis playing catch up to its competi-tors.
-egy, principal analyst at tech-nology consultancy Ovum, AdamLeach, says.
“For the rst time inits recent history it is respondingto market pressures from its com
petitors, namely Google and Ama
zon in bringing a smaller tablet tomarket.”
products with new form factors
-low, Leach notes, whereas in this
trend towards smaller cheapertablet form-factors. Apple is as-suming that a lower cost iPad willallow them to sell more units.
As Android Hits 75% Market Shareis it like Mac vs PC All Over Again?
and Android is by far the undis-puted leader of the smartphoneworld.The Android smartphone operat-ing system was found on three outof every four smartphones shippedduring the third quarter of 2012.
In this section of Internet Marketing Magazine we cover the low down on what are the big plays thathave happened online recently and how they affect you.