Today we learn that Disney has a new person in his staff, and not just any! the co-founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsay, also known simply as @jack , has joined the company, according to a press release of the brand. The great entrepreneur Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and Square payment system, adds a new string to his bow. He integrates indeed the board of Disney.
First tweet ever posted on Twitter, March 21, 2006 by Jack Dorsay
This very exclusive club, where Steve Jobs has long served, therefore a small room for Jack Dorsey whose position of “independent director” takes “effective immediately.”
Dorsay tweets after: ““I only hope we don’t lose sight of one thing—that it was all started by a mouse.”—Walt Disney”
Thus, the man joined the board of Disney retained his seat in Twitter, and is also still at the head of his other company, Square. His new appointment is effective immediately and Bob Iger, CEO of Disney, clearly indicates that Dorsay role will be to improve the ” use of the latest technologies and platforms to reach more people and improve our relationships with our customers”. He does not leave his chosen field and will help Disney to develop in the field of social networks.
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Apple has updated their Apple Store app for the iOS devices that let you check out prices, buy products and track your purchases on the go. The update brings support for Apple Store gift cards with Passbook support and Siri integration.
Now you can purchase Apple Store gift cards for your friends and family through the Apple Store app. When you send a gift card, it arrives as a mail to your recipient. They can then choose to send it to their iPhone and it appears in Passbook through iCloud integration. They can then just walk into an Apple Store and purchase items by showing the pass in the Passbook app.
Another cool new feature is integration with Siri, so you can now just ask Siri for prices of Apple products and it will provide them if you have the Apple Store app installed.
Both features are only available in the US for now.
Source : 9to5Mac
According to Interbrand’s 13th annual Best Global Brands report, Samsung, for the first time in its history, finds its place in the Top 10 of the prestigious ranking. In fact, it’s now considered the 9th most valuable brand on the planet and is estimated to be worth $32.8 billion.
The investment Samsung makes in the marketing of its two latest Android flagships, the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II has paid off not only in massive sales, but also in boosting the brand’s worth, shooting it among the top 10 most valuable in the world. Samsung’s value has increased by 40% since the company became the world’s largest smartphone and mobile phone manufacturer. Moreover, the aggressive marketing campaign and the buzz the Koreans have generated around the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II has also helped them boost their value.
At the other end of the list is Apple cozily taking second place right below Coca-Cola. Valued at $76.5 billion, the Apple brand has made an incredible 129% jump in value compared to last year. While Android’s maker, Google stays in 4’th place with an increased value by 26% valued at $69.7 billion, Microsoft has lost 2% compared to last year with a value of $57.8 Billion, the Amazon brand has made a big 46% jump in value compared to last year valued at $18.6 billion, probably due to the growth of it’s Kindle Fire.
Via : Interbrand (PDF)