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Takin’ It To The Tweet: TwitterOffers

Takin’ It To The Tweet: TwitterOffers

TwitterOffers One new twist on this year’s Black Friday madness will involve purchases that include Twitter-enabled discounts. Twitter has recently announced a new feature called TwitterOffers, which seeks to bring customers and retailers together more easily, through the use of “discount tweets” that can be applied to real purchases in-store or online. TwitterOffers is not…

How Developers Should Adapt to Apple Watch

How Developers Should Adapt to Apple Watch

In our latest Ask a Dev video, iOS architect Kevin Harwood discusses what the Apple Watch means for developers. Apple finally unveiled in early September that its long-rumored wearable will be available in 2015. They also confirmed it will run on its own custom operating system, Watch OS. While there are still a lot of…

Facebook Finding Friends In The Node Pole

Facebook Finding Friends In The Node Pole

Facebook Finding Friends In The Node Pole Facebook to build second data center in The Node Pole  Less than a year after setting up a first data center in Sweden, Facebook now reveals plans of starting construction of a second data center shortly. The second building will be situated adjacent to the existing center and…

Twitter Responds To Slowing Growth With Dramatic Redesign

Twitter Responds To Slowing Growth With Dramatic Redesign

Twitter has responded to its recent disappointing news by testing a major design overhaul of its site. Last week the company released its first earnings report as a public company, with results that were considerably worse than analysts’ predictions. The report showed 39% slowdown in user growth and a net loss of $511.5 million, leading to…

Online Powerhouses – Too Big to Sue?

Online Powerhouses – Too Big to Sue?

Online Powerhouses – Too Big to Sue? Internet privacy is not just under siege from the NSA. Google is fighting two huge class action suits based upon privacy violations. Facebook recently settled two privacy-based class action lawsuits. These lawsuits are colossal because Google and Facebook are two mammoth companies with enormous numbers of customers. One…

Cloud Infographic: Social Gaming Statistics & Trends

Cloud Infographic: Social Gaming Statistics & Trends

Cloud Infographic: Social Gaming Statistics & Trends With the continued growth of social games and the volume of new Facebook users growing, it is time that marketers update engagement strategies to leverage the power of social gaming. Learn more in this best practices guide: called “How Brands Should Use Social Gaming” and how to drive higher engagement…

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Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

BI (Business Intelligence) 101 Non-technical users are increasingly jumping at the opportunity to get real-time business insight from data without the help of the IT department, whether they’re a small business without an IT staff altogether, or a high-ranking executive unwilling to request a report that will take a week to be completed. What is…

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges Every December, security experts begin to release their predictions on what cybersecurity will look like in the coming year. “The concept behind predictions is based on a company’s ability to express its expertise in a field both on the business and on the technology end,” said Barry Shteiman, director of security strategy…

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Recruiting Industry Like most other established industries, the recruiting industry is being disrupted by new business models and cutting-edge technologies. From recruiting technology talent with a highly publicized hackathon, to handling graphic or even online versions or resumes, recruiting agencies are seeing new challenges and opportunities every day. Yet, the goal is still the…

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud Regulation When talking about cloud and regulation in financial services, it is important to approach it with a clear understanding of the typical policies that your national regulator will require you to adhere to. Let’s start with outsourcing policy. Cloud mode provides us with a way of outsourcing data centre environments, applications, and services…

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