Twitter Clues for Hidden Cash in US – @HiddenCash Creates Social Media Frenzy

An anonymous man with a twitter handle @HiddenCash has been hiding cash in San francisco & then has moved to San Jose & LA. The man is giving clues on Twitter on where the cash is hidden & his twitter profile has been exploding with new members. The profile says it is An anonymous social experiment for good. The person claims to have made money in real estate market & has been doing it for social good. Some of his clues read like this:

New SJ drop: Behind a tree, under a leaf, across from the fast dogs’ station. Tweet when you find it!
New Drop: Stand on top of the

Selfie, Tweep and Hashtag Join Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Hashtag, selfie, and tweep are some of the new words and definitions added to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary in 2014. These terms represent how social media is influencing globally & has become a trendsetter. Some of the terms related to technology, social media & networking added to the dictionary.

You can join the conversation on twitter using hashtag #MW2014NewWords. Tweep, selfie, and hashtag shows how we communicate on the net & Words like crowdfunding, gamification, and big data shows how business is done.

big data
catfish
crowdfunding
gamification
hashtag
selfie
social networking
tweep

Google Overtakes Apple to become the World’s Top brand

Google has overtaken Apple to become the world’s largest Brand as per the latest Brand report from MillwardBrown. Apple & Google are fighting over several areas & Google has overtaken Apple in the brand value. As per the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands Google’s brand value stands at $158.84 million, an increase of 40% YTY. Apple, which has been topping the list, for the last 3 years saw its value decline by 20% to $147.88 million. IBM, Microsoft are in the next 2 places. The BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2014 added $310 billion to reach $2.9 trillion in brand value, a 12% increase YTY

Apparel has led all categories in overall brand value growth with a 29% rise. Only 18 of the Top 100 brands have lost value this year. Tencent, the Chinese social network and Internet portal, led the list of fastest risers with a 97% increase in brand value, overtaking China Mobile as China’s most valuable brand.Twitter and LinkedIn entered the Top 100 for the first time, at numbers 71 and 78, respectively. Amazon entered the Top 10 at number 10, the first retailer to achieve this distinction.

http://www.millwardbrown.com/BrandZ/Top_100_Global_Brands.aspx

millwardbrown Top 100 Brands

millwardbrown Top 100 Brands

Role of Digital Marketing & Social Media in Mother’s Day Gifts

Moms are becoming more tech savvy with lots of gizmos like Mobile, tablets, Smartphones, Camera’s & others. Bingads Industry Insights has an article on how mother’s day tech related gifts are gaining a popularity. One survey found that 64 percent of women said they would prefer a digital camera over half-carat diamond stud earrings. Electronics is now the 3rd most popular mother’s day gift.

Top tech gifts purchased were tablets (46 percent), smartphones (27 percent), computers (20 percent), cameras (13 percent) and e-readers (11 percent). In 2013 mother’s day sales hit nearly $20.7 billion, an increase of 11.3 percent over 2012..

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