Category : Business

SaleMove Wants To Make Selling Big-Ticket Items On The Web More Personal

SaleMove Wants To Make Selling Big-Ticket Items On The Web More Personal

From: TechCrunch You and I might buy a pair of socks online without a second thought, but buying a car? Or a pricey bit of jewelry? The process becomes much trickier as the price of a product increases, and it isn’t long before canned descriptions and stock photos just don’t cut it anymore. That’s where [...]

Facebook Uses Offline Purchases to Target Ads

Facebook Uses Offline Purchases to Target Ads

From: CNN   If you head to a department store to buy a pair of jeans, you might start seeing a lot of ads for pants on Facebook. For the first time, Facebook ads will target specific users based on their past buying history — even if the purchases happened offline. Facebook unveiled the new [...]

Yahoo Paid $30 Million in Cash for 18 Months of Young Summly Entrepreneur’s Time

Yahoo Paid $30 Million in Cash for 18 Months of Young Summly Entrepreneur’s Time

From: AllThingsD Earlier today, Yahoo said it hadacquired the trendy and decidedly stylish news reading app Summly, along with its telegenic and very young entrepreneur Nick D’Aloisio. Yahoo said it plans to close down the actual app and use the algorithmic summation technology that the 17-year-old D’Aloisio built with a small team of five throughout [...]

Google closes the book on Reader, announces July 1 sunset

Google closes the book on Reader, announces July 1 sunset

The beloved service, which has suffered increasing neglect as the popularity of RSS declined, is going away From: Yahoo The day long feared by fans of Google Reader has come: the service will shut down, the company said. “We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on [...]

Facebook to announce new look for News Feed

Facebook to announce new look for News Feed

From: CNN Facebook is rolling out a fresh design for its central page, the News Feed, at an event Thursday. The main column that cuts down the center of the Facebook home page currently shows a hodgepodge of updates, photos, links and likes from friends, companies, organizations and any other pages you follow. The feed [...]

Microsoft Office 2013 review: Nice upgrades, but save your cash

Microsoft Office 2013 review: Nice upgrades, but save your cash

From: CNN Money Office productivity suites — word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases and so on — reached their platonic ideal more than a decade ago. None are in need of any radical reinvention. That’s why Microsoft has been content to incrementally update Office every couple of years. It makes sure its applications run smoothly, folds [...]

Google Maps: Is the iPhone version actually better than Android?

Google Maps: Is the iPhone version actually better than Android?

From: CNNMoney Google Maps is good, much better than Apple Maps. We all know that. But in his write-up of the new app, New York Times reviewer David Pogue said that even Google thought its new design was superior to the same app on Android. Maybe that unnamed Google employee was just playing a sales-and-marketing role, talking the [...]

So What If You Have Big Data? Without Data-Driven Processes And Products, It’s Useless

So What If You Have Big Data? Without Data-Driven Processes And Products, It’s Useless

From: Tech Crunch Editor’s note: John De Goes is co-founder and CEO of Precog, an analytics platform for developers. Follow him on Twitter @jdegoes. These days, you don’t have to look hard to find big data. Even a little startup can produce gigabytes a day, and a company the size of Instagram can easily generate 500 terabytes a [...]

An Organizational Structure That Supports Your Digital Presence

An Organizational Structure That Supports Your Digital Presence

From: Smashing Magazine By: Paul Boag Which category does your organization’s Web presence fall into? Over- or under-managed?When it comes to the Web, few organizations have found the Goldilocks zone. Their online activities are either under-managed with minimal policies and procedures, or dogged by bureaucracy and internal politics. Those that fall into the former category are vulnerable to legal [...]

90 Things I Learned From Founding 4 Tech Companies

90 Things I Learned From Founding 4 Tech Companies

From: Yahoo! 1. Find your company’s One Thing. 

Your One Thing falls at the intersection of three truths: The one thing you and your team are most passionate about. The one thing you and your team have a realistic shot at being the best in the world at. A huge untapped market opportunity. 2. If [...]