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  • May 2014 Africa Trend Bulletin | SEED FUN

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    14 Apr 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Celebrating new, bold and empowering demographics in sub-Saharan Africa. Read New African Narratives »
  • Contribute to Altimeter’s Report on Employee Engagement and Advocacy

    Altimeter Group
    Charlene Li
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Altimeter recently published a new report on Digital Transformation that highlights the central role that customer experience plays. A key factor to creating and delivering a great customer experience is the ability of a company’s workforce to modernize, use new technology platforms to connect with each other and customers, and most importantly, adopt a new mindset of […]
  • Automate Your Business Where Possible and Boost Employee Productivity

    Small Business Trends
    Small Business Editor
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    It’s time again for our Small Business Trends community news and information roundup. Much of the talk lately on small business blogs and communities is about automation and improving productivity. But there’s plenty about branding and content management too. Enjoy. Should You Automate Your Accounts Payable? (Mineraltree) Automation might seem a universal good for most businesses, increasing efficiency while in the long run driving down cost. But this isn’t necessarily so. Automation firm Mineraltree suggests automation isn’t for everyone. Here’s what to…
  • Instructional Tea-Brewing Infographics - This Guide Explains How Long to Steep Your Tea Bags (TrendHunter.com)

    TrendHunter.com - Marketing Strategy
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    (TrendHunter.com) Did you know different types of tea bags require different brewing times? Well with this tea steeping infographic, you'll never have to guess again how long you should steep a tea bag to get...
  • 36 Pastel Decor Ideas - From Whimsical Pastel Decor to Stacking Pastel Storage (TOPLIST)

    TREND HUNTER - Top 10 Trends
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:57 pm
    (TrendHunter.com) As the flowers start to bloom and the colors start to change outdoors, there’s no better time to start switching up your interior decor with equally festive furnishings, and these pastel decor...
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  • May 2014 Africa Trend Bulletin | SEED FUN

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Celebrating new, bold and empowering demographics in sub-Saharan Africa. Read New African Narratives »
  • April 2014 Trend Briefing | INTERNET OF CARING THINGS

    7 Apr 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Time to think beyond the 'Internet of Things'. Consumers are embracing a network of connected objects that actively care for their physical and mental wellbeing, homes, loved ones and more. Learn more about the forces driving this trend, and see how CARING objects fall into one of five categories – HEALTHY THINGS, MINDFUL THINGS, SAFETY THINGS, SECURITY THINGS and FAMILY THINGS... Read INTERNET OF CARING THINGS »
  • March 2014 South & Central America Trend Bulletin | EMPATHETIC PRICING

    4 Mar 2014 | 4:01 pm
    In 2014, South & Central American consumers are refusing to face daily pain points alone. Instead, they’re turning to brands that provide relief in the form of flexible (& imaginative) pricing and discounts. Check out the 'painkillers' from Coffee Lab, PlayArte, Coca-Cola Chile, Opticolor and more. Read EMPATHETIC PRICING » Read in other languages: Português Español
  • March 2014 Asia Trend Bulletin | HIP HERBALS

    4 Mar 2014 | 4:01 pm
    One way to aid increasingly busy, stressful (and toxic) lifestyles in Asia's cities? A rediscovery (and 2014 reimagining) of traditional herbal products and practices to promote health, wellness and balance. Featuring Herborist, Hyatt on the Bund, Habu and more. Read HIP HERBALS »
  • March 2014 Africa Trend Bulletin | SEED FUN

    4 Mar 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Driven by ability, curiosity or necessity, Africans are busy inventing and reinventing almost everything. Organizations that fuel this endless rush towards – and participate in – SEED FUN will attract love and attention from all consumers, not just the individuals and startups they help. Read SEED FUN »
 
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  • Contribute to Altimeter’s Report on Employee Engagement and Advocacy

    Charlene Li
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Altimeter recently published a new report on Digital Transformation that highlights the central role that customer experience plays. A key factor to creating and delivering a great customer experience is the ability of a company’s workforce to modernize, use new technology platforms to connect with each other and customers, and most importantly, adopt a new mindset of […]
  • Redefining Marketing: What it Means to be a Modern Marketer

    Andrew Jones
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Marketing has changed substantially in the past few decades. With the proliferation of CRM, ecommerce, cookies, loyalty programs, etc. marketers have more customer data than ever. And just in the past few years, the widespread adoption of social and mobile technologies has brought more complexity, yet also the potential for even greater insight into the […]
  • Battle of the Marketing Clouds

    Andrew Jones
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:32 pm
    IBM officially joined the Marketing Cloud battle today, with the news that it is acquiring marketing automation vendor SilverPop. This expands IBM’s  capabilities to scale personalized customer engagement beyond Unica—certainly in email, but across all digital channels. (IBM is no stranger to marketing software, but they’ve really not been a contender in this category) IBM […]
  • New Research: Understanding the Digital Customer Experience Drives Investment in Digital Transformation

    Jaimy Szymanski
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:27 pm
    “Digital transformation” isn’t a trendy moniker to signify an increase in technology investment. It’s a renewed focus on the customer and the human side of business. In Altimeter Group’s latest research, we uncovered that digital transformation is a re-alignment of, or new investment in, technology and business models with a pointed purpose: to more effectively […]
  • New Report, New Service Offerings for Social Data

    Susan Etlinger
    18 Mar 2014 | 10:30 am
    Late last year, I started wondering about social media command centers. Salesforce had launched one, as had Brandwatch, but I wondered: were they really still relevant? Were companies investing in command center deployments, or had interest subsided since their heyday in 2010? I started talking to clients and vendors to take a pulse on how […]
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    Small Business Trends

  • Automate Your Business Where Possible and Boost Employee Productivity

    Small Business Editor
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    It’s time again for our Small Business Trends community news and information roundup. Much of the talk lately on small business blogs and communities is about automation and improving productivity. But there’s plenty about branding and content management too. Enjoy. Should You Automate Your Accounts Payable? (Mineraltree) Automation might seem a universal good for most businesses, increasing efficiency while in the long run driving down cost. But this isn’t necessarily so. Automation firm Mineraltree suggests automation isn’t for everyone. Here’s what to…
  • Meme Marketing Hits Mainstream: Grumpy Cat Wins at MTV Movie Awards

    Annie Pilon
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Internet meme marketing celebrity Grumpy Cat hit the red carpet recently at the MTV Movie Awards. And she even left with her very own award, which we imagine didn’t exactly bring a smile to the feline’s face. So what award did she win, anyway? Best cat? No. Best Meme? No. Grumpiest face? Well, sort of. The frowning feline beat out all of the other celebrities and guests to win the ceremony’s “best dressed” award. Check out the award winning getup in the photo above. Grumpy Cat has now made it into the Hollywood elite, but this famous kitty got her start with just a few funny online…
  • Got 2 Hours and a Management Challenge? Read “Managing Your Business”

    Ivana Taylor
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Do you know why your business isn’t growing?  It’s probably because you think you know how to manage it all.  But, if you find yourself thinking you have too much to do, thinking you don’t have enough time and thinking, “I should not have to deal with this,” then guess what – you are in management overwhelm. Managing Your Business (A Crash Course for Entrepreneurs) is a short and simple step in taking control of your management dilemma.  Written by a team of entrepreneurial veterans; Scott Girard, Michael O’Keefe and Marc Price (@expertbizadvice). Between the three of them,…
  • IBM Deal Shows Cloud Trends, Stats Say Businesses Need Social Media

    Small Business Editor
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    What does a $500 million IBM deal with a major insurance company have to do with your small business’s IT needs? It could be important to small business owners who run a small IT company too. If you missed the news most important to your small business this week, don’t worry. The Small Business Trends editorial team has you covered. Here’s our roundup: Tech News New IBM Deal Reveals the Future of the Cloud and IT. What relevance can a $500 million deal between tech bohemoth IBM and insurance industry client The Hartford to small businesses? The arrangement shows the growing…
  • Senator Sherrod Brown Announces $18 Million Fund for Ohio Small Businesses

    Anita Campbell
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has announced a new $18 million fund for Ohio small businesses. This is federal funding designed to give Ohio small business and manufacturers access to credit. It comes through the U.S. Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI), which was part of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. Brown, chair of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, was a strong advocate of the Small Business Jobs Act. In a prepared statement, Brown said: “Small businesses and manufacturers are the backbone of…
 
 
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    Trendland - Fashion & Trends Blogzine

  • Groomed

    Ani Tzenkova
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Grooming takes on a whole new meaning in phtographer Paul Nathan’s new book “Groomed”, which was released earlier this month. Nathan became enamored with the idea of capturing the most manicured and primped Poodles, Cocker Spaniels, Bichon Frise’s, Bedlington Terriers and more. (...) Read More about Groomed (121 words)BOOK & MAG, EDITORIAL, FEATURED | Permalink | No comment |
  • TrendWatch : Emiel Remmelts

    Ani Tzenkova
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:18 am
    I came across the work of student Emiel Remmelts while doing my tour of Ventura Lambrate during Milan Design Week and was extremely drawn to his interpretive of shelving. Inspired by Russian architect and designer El Lissitzky, (...) Read More about TrendWatch : Emiel Remmelts (175 words)FEATURED, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN | Permalink | No comment |
  • Peanut Pops

    Ada Alti
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    There is absolutely nothing that a delicious and cool ice pop can’t fix. And when peanut butter is involved, then things take an exciting turn. “Have A Yummy Day” shared a yummy recipe for Peanut Pops, along with a Pin-worthy food styling.(...) Read More about Peanut Pops (55 words)FOOD | Permalink | No comment |
  • Mexican Retreat in Hotel La Semilla

    Ani Tzenkova
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Written by Nikita ShethHotel La Semilla is a labor of true love and passion. Located in the heart of Playa del Carmen, Mexico this intimate hotel is the love-child of Alexis Scharer and his wife, Angie Rodriguez. They both have a history in the hotel industry and after nine years, their dream to open their own establishment became a reality.(...) Read More about Mexican Retreat in Hotel La Semilla (222 words)FEATURED, TRAVEL | Permalink | No comment |
  • Fade by Kyuhyung Cho

    Massiva Aliane
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Kyuhyung Cho’s Fade collection of vessels and furniture for the bathroom is a collaboration with Stockholm based designer John Astbury. It consists of 13 pieces derived from the same motif - a low ash table, ash and copper mirror, and a collection of ceramic trays and vessels in parian clay.(...) Read More about Fade by Kyuhyung Cho (118 words)DESIGN | Permalink | No comment |
 
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    Online Marketing Trends

  • Top 10 Celebrity Twitter accounts with Highest Followers

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:22 am
    via  StatistaThis statistic presents a ranking of the most popular Twitter accounts as of March 2014, sorted by the highest numbers of followers. During that month, singer Katy Perry's account @katyperry had 51.83 million followers. In comparison, US President Barack Obama's account was followed by 41.85 million people.
  • Why 87% Twitter Users do not tweet more than once

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    According to data published by Twitter analytics firm Twopcharts, Twitter may have a stickiness problem. According to the data there is a large discrepancy betwAccording to data published by Twitter analytic s firm Twopcharts, Twitters engagement is woefully low .. and user  stickiness is a bigger challenge Tweeter has been facing for quite some time now  According to the data there is a large discrepancy between  the number of accounts created and the number of accounts that actually remain active. Of the 284 million accounts created in 2013, only 37 million (12.9%) were…
  • 3 Ways to To Successfully Implement Long Tail SEO Keywords: Infographic

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:11 am
    How To Successfully Implement Long Tail SEO [Infographic]:
  • The Social Mobile Revolution : Top 3 Learnings

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    Many of the major social networks are seeing far more traffic and time spent coming from mobile devices than from desktops, as the mobile/desktop divide continues to grow. Among the largest social networks, only Linkedin and Tumblr maintain a majority share on desktop, while newer social networks such as Instagram, Snapchat and Vine are almost exclusively mobile.Comparing social media usage by devices : Mobile vs Desktop
  • Multi Platform internet users form 56% digital media consumption

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:09 am
    IIn 2013 some of the most pronounced shifts in audience behavior occurred as consumers attempt to keep pace with the fast-evolving consumer technology trends. For the first time this year, multi-platform users (i.e. people who use both mobile and desktop devices) became the majority of the digital population — a milestone that was reached in April 2013. By the end of the year, a full 56%  of digital media consumers constituted the ‘multi-platform majority.’ The multi platform devices have made online access ubiquitous , and this will have a tremendous impact on marketers…
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    Digital Trends

  • Volkswagen’s Golf R 400 Concept storms Beijing with (not quite) 400 horsepower

    Stephen Edelstein
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    It may not have exactly 400 horsepower, but the Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept is shaping up to be one of the most extreme hot hatchbacks ever to cross an auto show floor. Mercedes CLA45 AMG, beware.The post Volkswagen’s Golf R 400 Concept storms Beijing with (not quite) 400 horsepower appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • 18 Google Chromecast tips and tricks

    Rick Stella
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    Google's Chromecast streaming stick is taking over living rooms as a budget-friendly option for cord cutters. We've put together a list of our favorite tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Google's impressive device.The post 18 Google Chromecast tips and tricks appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U drops 130 screenshots – you read that right

    Ryan Fleming
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    Nintendo has released a shocking number of screenshots for upcoming fighting game Super Smash Bros. of Nintendo 3DS and Wii U – 130 of them for the Wii U only, to be exact. The post Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U drops 130 screenshots – you read that right appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Flipping through The Manual: Tips from a tailor, Bluegrass Punch and more

    Digital Trends Staff
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    Burned out on apps, keys and screens? Improve your analog life this weekend! Digital Trends’ brother site The Manual exists to give men straight-up advice, from unspoken suit rules you need to know, to the latest in fashion, food, drink, travel, grooming and culture.The post Flipping through The Manual: Tips from a tailor, Bluegrass Punch and more appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Dying grandmother takes one last walk outside with Oculus Rift

    David Nield
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:06 am
    The story of Roberta Firstenberg is testament to the potential powers of the Oculus Rift — the VR headset gave the ailing grandmother the chance to go outside again in the final weeks of her life.The post Dying grandmother takes one last walk outside with Oculus Rift appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • PSFK’s Top Five Stories Of The Week

    Tiffany Nesbit
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Each week we bring you the most popular and interesting posts of the past five days. Here is the current selection to give you topics to explore and share over the weekend.Glass Toaster Lets Owners Get To Golden Brown Every TimeBugatti’s glass toaster uses semi-conductors instead of grills so customers can view their toast and ensure it gets the right color.J. Crew’s Hand Written Ad Is Customer Service PerfectionCustomer Jenni Avins wrote a letter to J. Crew Creative Director Jenna Lyons, requesting a swim-suit style be put back in production. J. Crew not only granted her wish but…
  • Yelp For Doctors Reviews The Best And Worst Treatments

    Leah Gonzalez
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Designed to give doctors access to a database of knowledge, SharePractice is a free platform where physicians can share their knowledge and experience, as well as comment and consult about different treatments. SharePractice was co-founded by Dr. Andrew Brandeis who is the current CEO. When he was in medical school, he and another student shared a Dropbox account where they stored stuff they learned from their teachers. Even after he graduated and started practicing medicine, he still referred to that account. In addition, he kept in touch with mentors for advice. He realized that there…
  • Venmo Lets You Fling Virtual Dollar Bills Into Your Friends Faces While Paying Back Debts

    Ross Brooks
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:20 am
    Paying your friends back doesn’t have to be such a serious affair, especially if you use an entertaining new app called “Stacks” to “Make It Rain” real money on your friends who have Venmo accounts. Created by Jeff Hodsdon and Adam Kopec, the app is probably one of the few times you will enjoy giving money away. The pair originally came up with the idea for the app when they noticed just how many people using Venmo had a sense of humor, as explained by Hodson: “Venmo users are funny— most of them, as you see with friends, payment comments are hilarious.
  • Build Your Next Handbag From Scratch With These Lego-Like Pieces

    Tiffany Nesbit
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:07 am
    Every fashionista has a similar story. She spent hours creating a look that she eventually perfected, but just as she stepped outside she spotted someone wearing the same thing. Despite the usually low cost, merchandise made for the masses has some major drawbacks; it takes away from our natural desire to stand out and feel special. Fortunately, the people at Bamin (Build And Make It Now) have created a way to make us feel, and look, a little more unique. Created by fashion journalist and entrepreneur Robert Cordero in 2012, Bamin is a New York based, invite-only fashion boutique, whose goal…
  • Google Glass Launches Home Try-On Program

    Leah Gonzalez
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:47 am
    It seems Google Glass has piloted a program where people can try on a sample unit before actually purchasing one. The program is similar to what eyewear company Warby Parker has. In Warby Parker’s home try-on program, buyers can pick out five pairs that they are interested in and the company sends them to the customer for free, with return shipping included. With Google Glass, potential Explorers receive four different types of frames and colors to see how the device looks on them. The samples they receive are non-functioning. That is, the USB port has been destroyed to prevent the…
 
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  • Credit card automatically makes donations to the church

    Springwise
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    Add / Remove Consumers aren’t good at remembering to put some money towards a good cause, whether it’s for themselves or for charity. While we’ve already seen the Acorns app automatically put small change towards an investment portfolio based on user spending, now Brazil’s Bradesco bank has introduced a credit card that donates a percentage of all payments made to the church. Those signing up for the card receive up to 40 days interest free and a percentage of all payments is matched and sent to the Igreja Internacional da Graça de Deus Nacional (The International…
  • Smart heating tool crowdsources the perfect temperature

    Springwise
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:37 am
    Add / Remove When it come to winter, people feel the cold in different ways — some can stand the chill, while others need to have the heating on full blast. CrowdComfort is a crowd reporting tool that helps facility managers discover where they need to deliver more or less heat to satisfy occupants. Building operators can get anyone who uses the facility — whether it’s an office, hotel or tower block — to download the CrowdComfort app. Through their smartphones, residents can then either rate their comfort level or report a maintenance issue. Users can report whether they’re…
  • Ethical lingerie helps women in South America gain entrepreneurial skills

    Springwise
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    Add / Remove Regular readers of Springwise may remember our recent coverage of Canada’s World Housing, the company that donates new housing to locations that need them every time a customer purchases a property. Now Naja is aiming to do the same for underwear, providing Colombian women with marketable skills and employs them to help create its luxury products. The Naja range includes a variety of bras and panties available in different prints, using Peruvian Pima cotton, nylon lace and even memory foam for its bras. Despite the use of luxury materials and attention to detail, items cost…
  • Simple device lets motor impaired kids know what it’s like to walk

    Springwise
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Add / Remove For centuries now, those with neuromuscular disorders have had to rely on the wheelchair to get around and many spend their whole lives seated. In the past we’ve seen AMS Mekatronic’s Tek RMD wheelchair add-on make strides to help paraplegic people get up and stand unassisted. Now opting for a much more simple solution, Upsee is a harness that lets parents use their own legs as a support, in order to give their disabled children the sensation of walking. Created by UK-based product designer Firefly — which develops postural solutions for children — the kit comes…
  • Crowdfunded goods at crowd-determined prices

    Springwise
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:53 am
    Add / Remove Platforms such as Kickstarter and Etsy have enabled a whole generation of crafters and creatives to market their unique goods, and we’ve even seen retail outlets dedicated to only selling work from independent talents in the form of sites like TinyLightbulbs. Now Singapore-based Haystakt is offering a twist on the crowdfunded model, dropping the price of artisanal products for every purchase made after the funding target has been reached. Makers with at least a working prototype of their original product can launch a pre-order campaign through the site, setting an initial…
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  • Five of the Best Office Gadgets

    Steven Teo
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Gadget boffins are always cooking up new ways to make life less of a struggle and thankfully, these are beginning to make their way into the business world. Every office will welcome a little extra convenience here and there, especially when they are as eye-catching as the following tech goodies. Here, to bring us out of our Monday morning funk, are some of the best office gadgets on the market. Ben Q Eye Care Monitor Staring at monitors for a considerable length of time takes its toll on the eyes and these innovative Ben Q monitors are designed to look out for our eye health at every turn.
  • Solid Cologne

    Steven Teo
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    For as long as one can remember perfumers have bottled their concoctions of scent inside ever more elaborate vessels. Some perfume bottles are artful abstractions of fantasy, others literal sculptural representations of the scent container within. American men’s cologne crafters, Fulton & Roark have taken a more modern, minimal, and travel-friendly direction, with a rugged and compact grooming product for men who subscribe to the philosophy of “form shall follow function”. Inside a tough-as-nails all-metal design, Fulton & Roark’s wax-based men’s solid fragrances are super…
  • Is a Temporary Business Premises Right for Your Business?

    Steven Teo
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    The retail industry is huge and spans everything from tiny corner shops and boutiques to sprawling supermarkets and ubiquitous high street chains. Retail can be quite difficult o establish yourself in, particularly as there is so much competition from multi-national corporations who can afford to charge less and undercut small sellers. You need a strong business strategy and a certain amount of capital to start a successful retail business, and this is why many new sellers eschew commercial buildings and start their businesses online. However, having a commercial building doesn’t have to…
  • Assembled With One Allen Wrench

    Steven Teo
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    Dan Gestoso Rivers‘ Boske bike is a beautiful wood cycle inspired by the design of IKEA‘s flat-pack kit furniture. The bike’s frame is made from curved laminated wood, and the mechanical pieces (such as the front fork and the seat base) are made of aluminum extracted from recycled cans. The whole bike can be easily assembled using one Allen wrench, and parts can be replaced in a snap. Boske is a different approach to bicycle design that plays with tradition and technology at the same time. IKEA-Inspired Wood Boske Bike Can be Assembled With a Single Allen Wrench [Inhabitat]
  • All In One Mobile and Computing

    Marcel Sim
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:51 am
    Owning a number of different devices can often mean having to regularly transfer data between them to keep them synced, or storing private information in the cloud. Offering a truly connected alternative, Seed is a set of mobile and computer products that use the processing power and data of a single docked smartphone. Designed by South Africa-based computer engineering student Nick Rout, the basis of the system is a smartphone — which nowadays rival the computational power of desktop computers of only a few years ago. Using a powerful processor such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 or an…
 
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  • Rising Above The Noise To Be Found

    jtrigsby
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:49 am
    Owning your own business is a lot like controlled chaos. Phones ringing, customers asking questions, team members chattering, vendors selling… Ugh! The noise is so prevalent that we become immune to it. In fact, without it, we begin to think something is wrong, sort of like the parent that isn’t hearing noise coming from the playroom. Most people are not like us though, they don’t deal with the noise day-in-and-day-out the same way we do. They want to minimize the noise. I love to tell the story of my TiVo and how it changed my life. Never again would I be a slave to being…
  • How To Ruin Your Business

    jtrigsby
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    As budding entrepreneurs we entered into the business world full of excitement, ready to change the world with a new idea, or service. We spent lots of time working to develop the idea, building out the details, conducting research, constructing packaging and marketing plans. Before you know it, we are ready to put it up for sale. Believe it or not, this is where most aspiring entrepreneurs become former entrepreneurs. It is even true for big business. Take US Airways for example. Back in 2005 they were in trouble, so they decided to decimate their customer service budget. Yep, that’s…
  • Be The Architect of Your Business

    jtrigsby
    17 Jan 2014 | 2:45 am
    *** Cross Post from 7 Minutes In the Morning *** We’ve spent a good deal of time this week talking about how you can add more time back to your schedule. Now we need to put that time to work for you, giving you the time to work ON your business rather than be stuck working IN your business. Did you know that you’re the most qualified person to design your perfect business? Yep, you sure are! Doesn’t matter if you have the “right” education, background, training or haircut. YOU are the only one with proverbial skin-in-the-game. It is your’s and you need to…
  • Sometimes an Extra Pair of Hands Would Come In Handy!

    jtrigsby
    16 Jan 2014 | 2:45 am
    *** Cross-post from 7 Minutes In the Morning *** One of the most common obstacles I hear to #smbiz growth goes something like this…”I don’t have enough time to do all the work but I don’t have enough work to hire more help!” If you’ve ever thought this about your business, then today’s episode is just for you. Today we’ll chat about finding an extra pair of helping hands and only paying for them with you need them. How’s THAT for special! Have a listen!   About the AuthorThom Rigsby is a Speaker, Coach, and Unashamed Non-Conformist…
  • Making More Time… Like Magic

    jtrigsby
    16 Jan 2014 | 2:45 am
    *** Cross Post from 7 Minutes In the Morning *** A recent survey conducted by the U.S. Small Business Administration found that 92% of #smbiz owners worry about three things on a daily basis; how to get more customers, make more money, and have more time with friends and family. We’ll leave customers and money for another day, but today we will look at how to make more time for you on your schedule. It takes a special person to start a business and grow it into a going concern. But when the sophomore slump sets in… that plateau where it just doesn’t seem to get any…
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  • Foundations of Internet Governance

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    The complexity of global interdependencies arising from the proliferation of the Internet over the past thirty years has drastically reduced its utility as a strategic information asset to a single nation. To the contrary, the uneven distribution of power that it lends to a handful of corporations may even result in direct conflicts with its own national interests. It should be of no surprise that a responsible democracy, carrying the torch of liberty on the world stage, would finally elect to divest its interest in governance of the Internet to the greater global community in good faith. The…
  • Federation of I-Governance

    7 Apr 2014 | 3:04 pm
    While somewhat rough around the edges, ICANN's PDP is an effective way to distill community feedback into policy. It enables representatives to leverage a pure Consultation based model in order to obtain granular visibility into complex issues for decision-making, such that insight from those closest to the issues may be captured for analysis and action. However, effective decision-making is only half of the equation for good governance. The other half is Accountability. Accountability is not a property intrinsic to any given organizational structure. It is a system property that is…
  • Multi stakeholder model for Internet governance

    20 Mar 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Most of us cringe at the challenge of ubiquitous language interoperability, afraid that the technical debt amassed by tens of thousands of businesses and trillions of lines of code written over two decades has come due. Some may even wish to sweep the problem under the rug, and wonder if it would be easier if the rest of the world would just become fluent in English, so that the massive productivity gains that we have experienced may be amplified through global participation in the conversation that is the Internet. I wonder, though, if we would be very productive if we had to access the…
  • Multithreading web apps with cross browser Web Workers

    5 Mar 2012 | 8:54 pm
    One of the most useful and underused features of HTML5 is Web Workers. Generally, Javascript programs are severely limited by its single threaded model. You can't do any complex time consuming process or you will block the UI thread, making the browser unresponsive to the user. Web workers allow developers to run ongoing processes in a separate thread, providing huge performance gains and enabling applications that were previously not possible. Unfortunately there is still no cross browser support for web workers, and thus they have been of little value to production applications. Until now.
  • Choosing a platform to power your business

    28 Jan 2012 | 5:24 am
    Linux. Its everywhere. More than 90% of the world's supercomputers use it. It powers over 60% of the internet's webservers such as Google and Amazon. And it's probably running your smartphone. Even the Mac's Darwin foundation has the same roots as Linux. Yet all too often we see Linux disregarded by small businesses in their initial technology strategy, because they feel it is unfamiliar. Unfortunately, this is the very demographic that would benefit from Linux the most. Although Linux has zero software licensing costs, it is widely renowned for its performance, stability, and security. Linux…
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  • Internal bra to correct sagging breasts

    Amelia
    6 Apr 2014 | 12:31 am
    With time everything tends to fall hopelessly and female breasts even more. But fortune is that thanks to the countless medical advances of today, there are many ways to improve the appearance of breasts and ensure that no wilted and droopy look. An Israeli company, Orbix Medical Israel, has created a system that ensures the firmness of the breasts by a kind of bra that is carried inside. Orbix system comprises a sling that is inserted into the breast and fastened to the ribs by special bone anchors. The sling is raised and fixed to lift and support the breast tissue. It is a kit that has…
  • Avoiding and fade skin blemishes by waxing

    Amelia
    5 Apr 2014 | 11:15 pm
    The hot waxing is one of the methods used by women to remove unwanted hair. It is one of the most effective because we forget the hair for a few days and then grows soft and weak; making it easy to return to removal. Despite being an excellent results, undertakes hot wax the surface layer of the skin , leaving it more susceptible to the sun’s rays, which can easily cause stains. Other hot stimuli such as shower can generate the same effect on the skin. To avoid this you should not sunbathe before or after waxing. If you’re tanned, wait for the color to fade for use depilatory wax.
  • Tips to moisturize lips in winter

    Amelia
    5 Apr 2014 | 11:06 pm
    In winter, the skin suffers from dryness due to low temperatures to which we are exposed, on the other hand we keep our warm and comfortable but also more dry due to the heat. With all this environmental influence the delicate skin of the lips is one of the regions that suffer most from dryness, cracking and even injuring reaches. To always keep well hydrated and beautiful lips is important to have specific products. The lip balm is a relatively new product, but excellent long-acting moisturizing. Those who prefer the good old cocoa butter, should always have a bar on hand to apply several…
  • Homemade masks for hair to repair split ends

    Amelia
    14 Feb 2014 | 7:58 am
    Almost everyone believes that the split ends of hair only resolved with the court, but while this is true, there are ways to preserve the hair and delay as cutting unwanted. In this post I show you some homemade masks that help you repair split hair ends, so you do not have to cut it as often. Egg Mask The egg mask is super beneficial for hair, to do it you have to mix 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon of honey and add one egg yolk. Unifies well and apply on the hair from root to long, make a knot and stand a shower cap. Leave on for half an hour and after this time, wash your head as you…
  • How to wear jewelry and accessories?

    Amelia
    9 Feb 2014 | 8:47 am
    To all we like jewelry and accessories but when not properly used, may seem exaggerated and ruin the look. The secret is to balance your jewelry and accessories and not be overwhelmed by them! If you’re using a scarf, bandanna or scarf, neglects the necklace. Should not wear these accessories, you can try multiple necklaces in different colors and shapes to give the best. consider the long necklaces that come just below the bust make you look taller and thinner. Do not be afraid to mix silver and gold This combination will not only help you get the most out of your jewelry, it will also…
 
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