July 25, 2011

More Americans Are On Facebook Than Have Passports

Did you know that more Americans have Facebook accounts than have passports?  A fun new infographic from social travel platform Tripl that illustrates the ways in which social media is impacting the travel industry reveals this and other interesting facts.  The infographic, ‘The Social Travel Revolution’, is chock-full of statistics about travel and the social media arena.…

July 18, 2011

Media Group Insight: An Empire Teeters on the Brink

When we first brought up the Murdoch hacking issue a few weeks back, who would have thought the situation would have escalated to where it is today? While Murdoch’s enthusiasm of sensationalized headlines has never been a secret, the level to which ethics have been compromised will undoubtedly shake his media empire, and journalism, for decades. That…

July 13, 2011

Here’s Spotify! The Music Streaming Service Officially Lands in the U.S.

The wait is finally over! Spotify, Euroland’s prized music service, just launched here in the States. This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise as the company sent over pre-announcements yesterday. But here it is, complete with offline modes, mobile listening, exclusive content and, yes, even a limited, but still free user mode. Read more…

RF|Binder Cares: Operation Backpack

One of the most devastating consequences of homelessness is the impact it has on a child’s education. More than 11,000 school age children live with their families in the New York City homeless shelter system and many of them return to school each year without the school supplies they need. From day one, they look and feel…

July 6, 2011

Media Group Insight: When The Press Goes Too Far

There is a growing media scandal happening across the pond in the UK that involves Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid publication, News of the World.  If you are not familiar with the news here is a quick synopsis of what has happened up to now: The Guardian reported on July 4th that journalists for the News of the World hired…

July 1, 2011

Twitter Surpasses 200 Million Tweets Per Day

Twitter has achieved a new milestone: Its users now send 200 million tweets per day. To demonstrate just how large a number that is, Twitter decided to do the math and see how many books could be written with 200 million tweets. According to its calculations, a day’s worth of tweets would be enough to write…