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Oct 25, 2010

Steve Jobs' Business Card Circa 1979

Pascal Finette, who heads Mozilla Labs, recently got ahold of a vintage business card that allegedly belonged to Jobs in 1979.

According to the plain-looking card, Jobs was then the Vice President of New Product Development and his office was located on 10260 Bandley Drive in Cupertino, CA. You can check out the old digs, which are a part of Apple's current compound at 1 Infinite Loop, by visiting Google Maps.

via Huffington Post

Steve Jobs Business Card

Aug 30, 2010

Fifty Studio in some new digs!

Fifty Studio just said a sad farewell to downtown SLC and has squatted in a new office south about 15 minutes in Sandy, Utah.

While this doesn't change the great websites we create, it does mean we're located a little closer to the equator, which should be good for everyone involved.

Fifty Studio
9980 S 300 W
Suite 200
Sandy, Utah 84070

Apr 16, 2010

Twitter User Statistics Revealed

During it's first-ever Chirp conference for developers, Twitter revealed some eye-opening statistics this week about the previously secret user base.

Twitter Stats

  • Twitter has 105,779,710 registered users
  • New users are signing up at the rate of 300,000 per day
  • 75% of Twitter traffic comes from outside Twitter.com (i.e. via third party applications like TweetDeck and HootSuite)
  • Twitter gets 3 billion API requests per day
  • Twitter's search engine gets 600 million search queries per day
  • Twitters are sending a total of roughly 55 million tweets per day
  • 37 percent of active Twitterers are using their mobile phone to tweet
  • Twitter has grown from 25 employees to 175 employees in the past year.

To put this in perspective, Twitter is second in search to Google and ahead of Yahoo! and Bing as a search engine. It has roughly the same "population" as Mexico and is adding more users every month than there are people living in New York City.

Mar 17, 2010

Hitting the Target: The Search Marketing Opportunity

deron williamsFifty Studio was recently invited to write a column for Utah Business Magazine titled "Hitting the Target: Successful Companies Must Develop an Online Marketing Plan." Here's an excerpt.

The Search Marketing Opportunity

In December of 2009, people from around the world told search engines what they were looking for more than 130 billion times, and search engines showed them correlating advertisements on every search. That was a 46 percent increase over 2008.

Fifteen years ago, advertising consisted of billboards, direct mail, TV, radio and a handful of other things that sought to target individuals in a crowd, and for direct mail purposes, a hefty postal bill came attached to it. Google and other tools made it possible to reach crowds of targeted individuals who showed interest in a specific product. One of those tools is called pay-per-click marketing (PPC). Google’s version of PPC is called AdWords.

PPC is a form of context-based advertising that allows companies to select and bid on specific terms that searchers type like “Utah family dentist” or “attorneys in Salt Lake.” Instead of companies hoping they’ll find a qualified buyer via traditional advertising, Google and other paid search platforms prescreen the buyers for companies, and companies don’t pay for the ad unless users click on it, hence the name “pay-per-click.”

(Read the Full Article: Hitting the Target)