Business Blitz: 10 Things You Can Learn From the Apple Store

Good morning out there Extreme John fans! Let’s take a quick look at some headlines to get the day started this morning.  Today I’ll cover a number of small business tips which include: Facebook acquires Instagram for $1 billion, 10 Things You Can Learn From the Apple Store, How to Get Reader Feedback that Helps Shape Your Next Product and 7 Must Read Content Marketing Links.

Hot Business News For April 10, 2012


First up this morning the big news. Yesterday Facebook bought the Instagram app for $1 billion! Zuckerberg explained that this move just made sense since Facebook users are so photo content oriented but, he says, the acquisition will not simply mean integration of Instagram directly in to Facebook. Users will have to stay tuned to see just how this deal is going to work out!

Next up this morning: 10 Things You Can Learn From the Apple Store. There is no doubt that Steve Jobs knew just what he was doing when he built the Apple brand name and he certainly didn’t go wrong when he established the Apple store. This article covers ten things that you can learn from the apple store including: enrich lives, stop selling stuff and celebrate diversity.

Also in news this morning: How to Get Reader Feedback that Helps Shape Your Next Product. Reader feedback is one of the most amazing tools for bloggers to use to cater their blog to their readers. This article discusses how you can get reader feedback that can help you to shape what your next product will become including: soliciting feedback!

Finally this morning: 7 Must Read Content Marketing Links. Yes, we came right back to marketing again, but I always love to share these list articles because they are always so packed full of information. This article includes seven links that you want to take a look at to improve your content marketing strategy.

Parting Shots

My favorite article this morning is the article on getting reader feedback, this is a definite must read for any small business owner.

Your Turn

What tips do you have for soliciting feedback from your readers? Leave a comment below and share your tips and ideas!

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Awesome application. A friend of me is using it and now that i will buy an Android for myself, i will start using it as well.
It is like a portable photoshop and since i am a fan of photography, I hope i can master it and learn all of its capabilities!

I’m shocked Instagram was sold for 1bn! It’s incredible for a venture that isn’t 2 years old and only has 13 employees. I will be watching to see how that pans out.

Hey John looks like “10 Things You Can Learn From the Apple Store” link is broken, please update ! Thanks

I guess that the online environment is full of unexpected events. Who would have believed a year ago that Instagram would value 1 billion dollars and that Facebook would acquire it.

Just haven’t been able to get into Instagram. Don’t know why.

I am finding it quite humorous how many people are commenting about a lack of enthusiasm for the app now that Facebook has bought them.

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