Seattle Tech and Online Marketing Roundup for Thursday, February 10, 2011
According to the Dice Technology job site, Seattle is booming at a pace unrivaled among large markets, although the city landed in 5th position overall. The report included good news for hard-hit Detroit, where tech job postings grew by over 100% compared to a year ago.
It’s a sign of the times that half-time follies inspired more Twitter action than the NFL’s main event, but the Packers’ ultimately victory was still a record-breaking sports moment, edging out the World Cup for most tweets per second. A stunt entrance made Usher the most mentioned Super Bowl name, however New Year’s in Japan retains the TPS title (tweets per second).
Already heading the PC pack, HP is counting on its own operating platform to conquer the expanding mobile universe, taking a cue from Apple by eschewing Windows. In a crowded field, Palo Alto-based Hewlett-Packard has the credentials to back its lofty goal, attract software developers, and sell customers on new products like its TouchPad and Veer.
This good infographic video from Google provides some useful stats on consumer search behavior, like “89% of consumers started their holiday shopping online”.