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December 25, 2008

Wayne’s Coffee – The real deal in Stockholm

Filed under: Coffee — Tags: — olearysd @ 11:06 pm

On a previous post, I complained about Starbucks, or actually the lack of Starbucks in Sweden.  Latte’s in coffee shops here are more like expresso shots, and they cost $4-$5!  Another odd thing is that many coffee shops open at 10am… including the one downstairs from me.

A large latte at Wayne's Coffie

A large latte at Wayne's Coffie

OK, on to the positie news, I found WAYNE’s COFFEE.  I had a chat with a local entrepreneur and marketer from America.  I got there a little early, and couldn’t help notice the familiarity of the shop.  It had an open layout, and I saw two folks with Macs working away with their headphones plugged in.  I ordered a latte, and it was amazing.  Best of all it was huge… the equivalent of a venti (they stay “stor” here).  Anyway, cheers to Wayne’s coffee, it’ll me my new work space.  One complaint.  If anyway from Wayne’s is reading this, please get some “gratis wifi” or I’ll still have to go to Kofi down the street (click here for directions) in Odenplan to check my emails and download large files.

Focus Group Madness! This is funny stuff.

Filed under: Business, Just funny — olearysd @ 1:08 pm

Seth Godin Speaks to Google

Filed under: Business — Tags: — olearysd @ 12:40 pm

Hear from Seth.  A 2006 talk to Google.  Great marketing insights… as usual.

Unbreak things!  Great talk again.

Marketing Delights & Idea Diffussion

December 13, 2008

iPhone coming to Wal-Mart

Filed under: Business — olearysd @ 8:19 pm

I heard last week that iPhones would be on the Wal-Mart shelves later this year at a $99 price point.  Hard to believe, but I guess the low-end consumer is the next untapped market.  Here’s more details about timing, pricing, and locations:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10118152-37.html?subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20&part=sphere

Sweden’s Hottest Search Terms

Filed under: Business — Tags: — olearysd @ 8:13 pm

I’ve heard that the most visited Web site in Sweden is a teen Swedish blogger.  Today I read an article about her blog, and a listing of the most popular Swedish search terms.  Her name is  Isabella ‘Blondinbella’ Löwengrip, and she was recently named “Sweden’s most sought after celebrity in 2008”.  It’s pretty amazing that a young blogger has garnered so much attention.  I read some of her recent posts, and it seems she is striking a chord with young and old with her straight-forard, and persanlly devulging about her dating and fashion life.  He also responds to teens seeking help, and throws down some “girl power” advice in a dear abbey style of advice.

Most popular search terms

1. youtube
2. lyrics
3. free
4. blocket (buy and sell)
5. eniro (yellow pages, search engine)
6. tv
7. göteborg
8. lexikon
9. google
10. aftonbladet (newspaper)

Fastest climbers

1. iphone
2. facebook
3. flashback (internet forum)
4. you tube
5. bilddagboken (picture diary)
6. swedbank
7. youtube
8. wiki
9. red
10. di

Domestic celebrities

1. blondinbella
2. linda rosing
3. zlatan
4. björn gustafsson
5. carolina gynning
6. håkan hellström
7. natacha peyre
8. amy diamond
9. pernilla wahlgren
10. charlotte perelli

Foreign celebrities

1. britney spears
2. madonna
3. rihanna
4. iron maiden
5. miley cyrus
6. heath ledger
7. oasis
8. leona lewis
9. carmen electra
10. elvis presley

Government agencies

1. skatteverket (tax)
2. försäkringskassan (social insurance)
3. arbetsförmedlingen (job agency)
4. vägverket (traffic)
5. systembolaget (alcohol)
6. posten
7. polisen
8. csn (student loans)
9. bilprovningen (car tests)
10. länstyrelsen (county administration)

Car brands

1. volvo
2. bmw
3. saab
4. ford
5. audi
6. toyota
7. honda
8. mercedes
9. peugeot
10. vw

http://www.thelocal.se/16258/20081210/

December 4, 2008

Natalie Portman Rap… it’s funny

Filed under: Just funny — Tags: — olearysd @ 12:27 am

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