Archive for February, 2011

Question by Big Mike: What is the author’s purpose in this passage?
This is the passage followed by a multiple choice:

Merging the TV and the Computer

Major media companies are not sure how to
invest their time and money in upcoming
ventures. But many are taking the leap into
digital TV interactive devices and systems.
Right now, at the very beginning of the 21th
century, Europe is ahead of the U.S. in
developing these services. But soon, the U.S.
will catch up; interactive TV will start to become
common in U.S. households in a few years.

What is digital interactive TV?
This innovation is a blend of television and
computer components that lets you run searches
on the Internet and use e-mail and e-commerce
from a TV set. News services, delivered by
satellite or cable, could be available in a form
tailored to the individual viewer. Digital video
recording features would be widely available. So
you could pause live programming, tape it, and
view the entire show when you come back to it.

What are the problems?
Because the market will be fragmented while
companies try out different services, no one
knows what platform will prevail to deliver these
services. Some programs may be delivered
differently in various regions of the country. Also,
TVs and computers are different animals, as are
their users. Some critics of interactive TV see it
as a passive medium that one sits back and
absorbs. The Internet, in contrast, is active. This
suggests people won’t use both at the same
time, although some people do say they use the
Internet while watching TV. That group, about 25
percent of Internet users, could form a good
market niche for the services.
Other differences between TVs and
computers also need to be resolved to happily
merge the two. A low-resolution TV screen
displays Web pages poorly – so poorly that
they are often unreadable. Also, Internet users
who scorn aspects of TV don’t want it to define
the Internet. For instance, TV marketing has a
mass appeal that could lower the quality of
Internet interactions. Similarly, by making the
services accessible to all, a “dumbed down”
look could become typical.
Therefore, media companies are looking
into high-definition TV screens that will look like
computer screens. Also, high-speed cable
systems could help retain the sophistication of
computers while allowing the easy access of a TV.

a. In the middle
b. Mostly explanatory
c. Mostly persuasive

Best answer:

Answer by old lady
This is mostly explanatory – he suggests a possibility i.e. that media companies might look into high-definition TV screens etc. but he isn’t touting it. And he is explaining the pros and cons.

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(PRWEB) October 7, 2005

Niche@PlanetXYZ (, which was polled as the popular niche in the market, will publish the top 3 Themed Niche Ebooks monthly. Niche@PlanetXYZ is unique in the sense of market strategy and product experience.

Business is all about marketing and if any Internet Marketer is not equipped with a marketing plan, that means there is no business plan. It is similar to going to war, armed with the most deadly sophisticated machine gun but with no bullets.

There are several pieces that make up a good marketing plan.

1) Demand Analysis – Which Niche Product or Ebook is in great demand? Product Analysis begins and the Niche Analytic studies will mix and match its current product criteria. Depending on the product, the rightful resource will be selected and the Niche project will commence.

2) Identifying the Niche Market – Identify which is the best Niche Market to focus on. When a specific goal has been reached, Research and Development plays a crucial role in order to keep up with the major changes. During this stage, collaboration and ideas management with the Niche Product Professionals and Consultants takes place.

3) Plan Performance Evaluation – Product readiness has to be tested and evaluated, please do not saturate the Niche Business by having identical products in the Market. It is good to be unique.

With high quality Niche Ebooks that represent the Niche Market and Product Strategy, it makes a visual impact on the targeted audience, giving them the necessary information they need to decide and commands their attention on any marketed products.

Basically there are 3 Niche elements to focus on;

1) Fresh Niche Contents – No one looks out for Outdated or “Primitive” resources. Identify what is a “hit” and what is not in the market, which product markets better then the rest and what necessities consumers want to see in the market.

2) Reliable Info-Product – Information has to be on par with today’s technology and effective methods. Get the most updated industrial or commercial objectives, obtain the valid methodologies with perspective to the current technology.

3) Affordable and Good – Affordable pricing that makes consumers quiver at the products; not forgetting the amount of savings they make. If the Niche elements as mentioned for number 1 and 2 are achieved, a Good Niche product will be produced.

Why Themed Niche Products?

Niche@PlanetXYZ indemnified the best strategy to market Niche Products. It is more effective to have a list of related products which is inter-related for easy referencing. For example: A new product called “Salt Water Aquarium” ebook is launched. In the following month, “Tropical Fish Aquarium” ebook is launced, hence, it is recommended to have it grouped under a theme called “Aquarium” or “Hobbies.”

As practiced, Niche@PlanetXYZ will display the 3 most Popular different themed products every month and each theme product line will include 3-5 ebooks under the same theme. To date, Niche@PlanetXYZ is the first of a few companies in this market that has ever offered this type of feature.

Niche@PlanetXYZ’s professional production service is designed to maximize and optimize consumers’ interests. The company has been working with a number of Niche Production houses, industry professionals and Niche Market consultants to produce the best Niche information products.

Niche@PlanetXYZ’s market analysts religiously monitor and study the Niche environment, in fact they are in-charge of sourcing the up to date elements and progressively adapt to the Niche developments. Niche@PlanetXYZ majors in Internet Marketing, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and R&D(Research and Development)in niche products that have been expected to be on demand based on the product experience. Niche@PlanetXYZ excels in this business.

To date, Niche@PlanetXYZ has more than 100+ Niche ideas that were collaborated with major production houses and progressively work with professionals and consultants for Niche ideas development.

Niche@PlanetXYZ has been in the Niche market for more than 5 years and the company believes in producing good quality Niche results to anticipate the Niche Market.


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Major College Park development wins approval
Liz Farmer Examiner Staff Writer Prince George’s County has approved plans for a high-end residential and retail development adjacent to the University of Maryland that many hope will spur economic activity on the relatively barren east side of campus. Called Domain College Park, the massive development planned for the intersection of Mowatt Lane and Campus Drive would include 256 luxury …
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Coverage Launch: Trefis Price Estimate for Target
Target ( TGT ) is one of top ten largest retailers in the U.S. by sales and competes with companies like Wal-Mart ( WMT ), Costco ( COST ), Amazon ( AMZN ) and Best
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Latest Profitable Niche News

A hint at a future?
profitable niche
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The Economist ran an Italy special a year or two back entitled "Enjoy it whilst it lasts". It can be hard to see how Italy can retain it’s standing with it’s poor showing in competitiveness.

But you wonder if there is creative genius to uncover enough highly profitable niches to pull them out of the pits of ever growing low margin mass markets in this globalised era.

(Founder Stories) Tumblr’s David Karp: My Heroes Are Steve Jobs And Willy Wonka
Some Internet wunderkinds don’t bother to finish college. Tumblr founder David Karp dropped out of high school, and now runs one of the fastest growing publishing platforms on the Web. In our final segment from this week’s Founder Stories (also watch parts I , II , and III ), Karp answers some of Chris Dixon’s rapid-fire questions in the video above. He talks about his best business decision …
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Spyker to sell sportscar business, focus on Saab
AMSTERDAM – SPYKER Cars, the loss-making Dutch sports carmaker which acquired the much larger Saab business last year, said it is to sell its original luxury car business to a Russian investor. It said the sale, which could fetch 32 million euros (S$ 56 million) in total, will enable Spyker to pay down debt.
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Spyker to sell sportscar business, focus on Saab
Spyker Cars, the loss-making Dutch sports carmaker which acquired the much larger Saab business last year, said it is to sell its original luxury car business to a Russian investor.
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Where can I find niche marketing examples?

Question by Weldon Bonner: Where can I find niche marketing examples?
I am interested in the niche market as it relates to small websites. Not garbage sites with no real information, but small sites I could create and maintain in my spare time with honest content. How would I find the right niche? Is it mostly trial and error?

Best answer:

Answer by Allen

Try this site, it is free and has a bunch of different videos and tutorials.

Essentially this is a niche site regarding niche sites.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

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