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Five Easy Ways to Improve User Experience

Five Easy Ways to Improve User Experience

Rather than focusing time and energy on the extremely complicated ways to improve user experience (which is typically the case for most people), try a few of the simple ideas below.

1. Speed is a Key Component – Make it Faster

It is a well-known fact that page load time affects user abandonment; if your site takes too long to load, people will either go to another page or just leave.  According to Jason Fried, “Improving speed to make something 25% faster […]

Oct 29th, 2011Comments Off on Five Easy Ways to Improve User Experience
Skype Introduces Desktop Ad Units

Skype Introduces Desktop Ad Units

Skype will soon add advertisements to their Windows desktop application.  The ads will be introduced in the US, UK, and Germany this week, and will appear on the Skype desktop Home Tab.  Companies like Groupon, Universal Pictures, and Visa are among the advertisers that will begin running at launch.

Below are some additional details from Skype.

We’re working with some great advertisers, including Groupon, Universal Pictures, and Visa.
Ads will appear in the US, UK and Germany and advertising sales for Skype are […]

Mar 8th, 2011Comments Off on Skype Introduces Desktop Ad Units
Microsoft Objects to Apple’s App Store Trademark

Microsoft Objects to Apple’s App Store Trademark

Microsoft recently requested the trademark application from Apple on the name “App Store” be denied by the US Patent and Trademark Office, claiming the term was too generic and that they believe competitors should be able to use the term.

Apple has not yet commented on this appeal. (via PC World)

You can read Microsoft’s filing here.

Jan 12th, 2011Comments Off on Microsoft Objects to Apple’s App Store Trademark
Android Market Changes Now Official

Android Market Changes Now Official

Everyone has been reporting upcoming changes to the Android Market – and now they’re here.  Developers have received an email from Google detailing all of the changes.  Google added improved app listing, better image previews, and AT&T carrier billing (AT&T users can opt to have the cost of apps added to their monthly bill).  Read more from Google’s email below.

Hello,

We’re writing to inform you about some changes to Android Market that require your attention.

As we mentioned in an email […]

Dec 23rd, 2010Comments Off on Android Market Changes Now Official
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