New DofatTv.com Homepage! Tony Dofat’s Video chat and entertainment news network!

Check it out! Tony Dofat, the legendary music producer, has had his website homepage of DofatTv.com redesigned and I must say it is looking great! There’s so much there to do such as chat to friends, meet and network with entertainment industry professionals, and take part in rap battles and beauty contests (Yumm E’s)!

Take a look and let Tony Dofat and the team there know about what you think of the new look DofatTv.com

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WordPress for Android – finally!!

Finally, I am so pleased, WordPress for Android has been released and now it will be far easier for us all with WordPress blogs to be posting from our  mobiles or smartphones with Google Android whilst on the move!  Here’s a video that I found on mashable.com that shows how to use the app.

Apple iPad is Launched by Steve Jobs

The new product from Apple, the iPad, has been launched by Steve Jobs that allows for reading of books, magazines and newspapers, and the ability to download straight from the internet.  I found the BBC’s write up of it interesting, see below.

Apple has put an end to weeks of speculation by unveiling its tablet PC, which it has called the iPad.

Steve Jobs, Apple’s chief executive unveiled the touchscreen device at an event in San Francisco.

Mr Jobs described the tablet, which will cost between $499 and $829 in the US, as a “third category” between smartphones and laptops.

The device, which looks like a large iPhone, can be used to watch films, play games and browse the web.

The firm has also done a deal with publishers including Penguin, Macmillian and Harper Collins to allow e-books to be downloaded directly to the device through a new iBook Store.

“You can download right onto your iPad,” said Mr Jobs.

He also showed off magazines and newspapers on the device.

‘Gold rush’

He told an audience of journalists, analysts and industry peers that the device lets people “hold the whole web in your hands”.

“What this device does is extraordinary. It is the best browsing experience you have ever had,” he said.

The device has a 9.7-inch multi-touch display, allowing people to type directly on to the screen, as well as manipulate pictures and move control the action in games with their fingers. However, users can also plug in a keyboard.

Apple claim it has a battery life of 10 hours.

It comes preloaded with twelve applications – essentially multi-touch versions of existing Mac software such as iPhoto.

However, owners can also download third party apps – both specially designed for the iPad and those already available for the iPhone. People with both can synchronise their apps between the two devices.

“We think it’s going to be a whole other gold rush for developers,” said Scott Forstall, who runs Apple’s app division.

Apple revealed that more than 3bn apps have been downloaded from its App store.

The New York Times showed off its app for the iPad, which recreates the look and feel of the newspaper but allows it to have new features, such as video.

“We’re pioneering the next version of digital journalism,” said Martin Nisenholtz, a senior executive at the newspaper.

It also includes the firm’s iTunes software built in, allowing people to purchase songs and movies straight to the device.

‘Cheap laptops’

It is not the first touchscreen tablet computer on the market. Earlier this month, manufactures such as Dell and HP showed off devices at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Some industry experts have questioned the need for another category of device, alongside laptops, smartphones and netbooks.

Analyst firm CCSInsight said that it remained “sceptical” of the market. It described the iPad as “a supersize iPod Touch that would get little interest if not from Apple”.

Mr Jobs dismissed netbooks as “just cheap laptops”.

“Netbooks aren’t better at anything – they’re slow and have low quality displays,” he told the audience.

“They’re not a third category device, but we have something that we think is.”

The cheapest iPad, which will come with 16GB of flash memory and wi-fi will cost $499. The most expensive version, with 64GB of storage and the ability to connect via a mobile 3G signal, will cost $829.

Users will also have to also a monthly subscription for 3G connectivity, but in the US owners will not have to sign a yearly contract.

CCSInsight said the high cost would put it “beyond most consumers”.

Mr Jobs said that he hoped to have international prices in place in June or July.

However, all the 3G models are unlocked, meaning they will work with any network.

The launch puts to rest months of speculation and rumour in the blogosphere.

Apple – famous for its secrecy – had remained silent in the run up to the launch, unwilling to release any details publicly.

Just been on DofatTv.com for the first time

I posted earlier that I heard about DofatTv.com, and I’ve just been on it for the first time.  Amazing, there was one guy on there whilst having tattoos put on his body!!!

Go check it out! DofatTv.com

DofatTv.com – the number 1 video chat website in the world, reaches over 80 countries worldwide!

I had a conversation this morning over a coffee in Caffe Nero in Knightsbridge, London, and heard about a site called DofatTv.com, which was founded by multi-platinum Bad Boy record producer Tony Dofat. It reaches over 80 countries worldwide, according to New Media Lifestyles who manage the site.

I am going to check the site out later on http://www.dofattv.com, and am interested in seeing the features it has including rap battles, beauty contests (Dofat’s Yumm e’s), cooking shows, conspiracy theory conversations, trivia contests and virtual recording studio sessions!

I will be posting more on this soon and would like to give a shout out to Tony Dofat, as well as Jack Knight and Alex at New Media Lifestyles – http://www.newmedialifestyles.com

Evian Rollerskating Babies Advert

Evian’s (the bottled water brand) new tagline line… “Live Young” have been running a TV spot that has turned into a viral marketing sensation… the Roller Babies advert, so featuring babies as exception skaters!

I think it is absolutely hilarious, very clever and amusing, especially with the skating techniques and adult hip hop mannerisms.  I like it best when one of the babies folds his arms and flicks his hands!

The advert features the song “Rappers Delight” by the Sugar Hill Gang – see below and let me know what you think!

Tripadvisor.com and Brand Awareness

Just a very quick post from me here… Social Media websites such as tripadvisor.com are used by all of us to read about hotels, and what other people who have stayed at them have said.  We also sometimes post our own comments about hotels we’ve stayed at.  The bottom line for brands really is that any post is good – be the review good or bad – whatever the review on tripadvisor.com says about a hotel is a positive thing as it is increasing the awareness of the brand.  The more people talk about the hotel the more people will hear about it!

Of course if you’re managing the brand you want to make sure that people are talking good about your hotel, but generally people have different expectations of what they will get at the various hotels therefore there are always going to be good and bad reviews.