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Tommy Hilfiger eCommerce Website: Trends & Analysis

Clothing & accessory brands traditionally earned profit from in-store sales. But in recent times we’ve seen a lot of transactions move from …

Recommended apps and tools for marketers - Optimize My Brand | Creative Company’s Blog

I confess. I’m an app junkie … for iOS. Not Android, not Windows. Just the sleek, fashionable and uber-cool iPhone and iPad. Taking that into …

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

Success is not an act; it is a slow process that involves growth, change and failure. It involves all aspects of your life, from how you manage your …

61 Key Social Media Metrics, Defined

Of all the hundreds of social media acronyms and abbreviations out there, I think “KPI” has confounded me the most.<p>I think it’s because the phrase …

Need Funding For Big Data? Don't Ask For Technology. Seriously.

Let’s say you’re the vice president of IT for a large utility and you’ve finally found precious time on the executive committee’s meeting agenda to make your big funding pitch. “We need to collect sensor data from our smart grid infrastructure and it’s going to cost several million dollars to get …

Big Data Needs More 'Creative Types'

I’ve argued before how the field of data science should be populated with artist-explorers and creative people — “data artists” — who can navigate content and find something others don’t see. I’ll go into more detail here about what I mean by “data artist,” so you know what to look for to solve …

Big Data

Building data science teams: The power of the technology stack

A factor that is frequently overlooked when setting up a data team is the selection of the technology stack. Often, this decision is delegated to the first hire in data science. Due to a lack of information about the right technologies, those in charge avoid making a decision. There is a case to be …

Data Science

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The Big Data Mistake In The Internet Of Things

The next strategic inflexion point for software application development today is the Internet of Things (IoT); at least that’s what people say. It is hugely fashionable just now to “partner on an IoT initiative” and you will see these tech industry love-ins cropping up every week now.<p>But do all …

Palantir CEO Alex Karp To Become A Billionaire As Data-Mining Company Raises Millions

In the past, Alexander Karp, the CEO of data analytics firm Palantir, has called wealth “culturally corrosive.” A former money manager for high-net-worth individuals, the cofounder of the CIA-backed data analytics firm has maintained that personal riches were of little importance to him, despite …

The 14 Principles Of The Future Organization

Over the past few months I’ve been sharing a series of posts on the 7 Principles of the Future Employee and the Evolution of the Employee. This was followed by the 10 Principles of the Future Manager followed by the Evolution of the Manager. Today I want to introduce the 14 Principles of the Future …

The Workplace

The Social Marketers

<i>by Jonathan Gebauer (@jogebauer)</i><p>Sounds easy, right?<p>Well it’s not that easy – but it’s entirely possible. Most people won’t simply make a living by …

Marketing

The First 21 Apps To Download For Your New iPhone 6

Every iPhone 6 comes with Apple's new iOS 8 mobile operating system pre-installed, which is capable of some great features like app extensions, widgets, and better-than-ever graphics.<p>We've collected the best apps to get your iPhone 6 ready for action.

So you wanna be a data scientist? A guide to 2015's hottest profession

Are you good at math? Like, <i>really</i> good at math? Do you also know Python and, oh yeah, have deep knowledge of a particular industry?<p>On the off chance …

The cost of retirement happiness

(Illustration by Steven P. Hughes)<p>As you prepare for retirement, you’re probably trying to ensure you’ll have lots of money to spend. But don’t just …

How To Save The CMO

Want make a room full of B2B executives uncomfortable? Start a conversation on whether the CMO role is dead or alive. The topic heats up every year as it has been simmering under the surface for years.<p>At a high level, the debate goes something like this:<p><b>CEO</b>: “I don’t understand why getting ROI from …

The Duet Display Turns Your iPad Into a Second Monitor at 60FPS

New app Duet allows you to use your iDevice (compatible with Macs, iPads, iPhones, etc.) as an<p>New app Duet allows you to use your iDevice (compatible with Macs, iPads, iPhones, etc.) as an external monitor to your computer or laptop. Created by some of Apple’s former engineers, the Retina Display …

Alternative lenders are hot -- especially among millennials

The future is looking bright for alternative lenders.<p>Last week, based peer-to-peer lending service Lending Club (LC) went public with a splash: it raised $870 million, making it the largest U.S. tech IPO this year, according to PrivCo.<p>On its coattails, OnDeck Capital (ONDK) -- another alternative …

Follow Airbnb's journey from scrappy startup to $10B company (video)

After Airbnb raised its latest funding megaround, the company attained a massive $10 billion valuation. But the home-sharing startup faced plenty of obstacles on its path to success, as a new video and infographic from Funders and Founders remind us.<p>Airbnb still has plenty of challenges ahead of …

Skift Forum Video: HotelTonight's CEO on Curation in Travel

Sam Shank, co-founder and CEO of HotelTonight, spoke earlier this month at the <b>Skift Global Forum</b>.<p>Before HotelTonight, Shank founded and was CEO of …

Daily Travel Startup Watch: HotelRunner, Perfocal and More

Every day we alert our readers of new startups in the travel industry being listed on AngelList, as an early information service for those who keep …

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How to Increase Conversions Using Color Psychology

Colors can have a tremendous impact on a consumer’s decision to purchase. With today’s 3 seconds to convince visitors to convert kind of world, it’s …

Inside Tinder's Hookup Factory

Entering Tinder's modest office building in Los Angeles, where signs on the first floor point to a Castaways Casting Office, it's not clear you're …

How to Get Yourself on Your Own Side

How many times have you unintentionally ruined your own chances for success? Without knowing why, perhaps you’ve shown up late for an important …

5 Tricks to Making a Mind-Blowing Burger

<i>Each week this summer on Food52, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>From cuts to fat content to seasoning, Cara is teaching</i> …

100 Things to Do in Barcelona

01 of 11<p>The best way to plan a tour of Barcelona is to divide the town into districts, beginning in the center and working your way out to the …