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The Week in Review: Climate Change on the World Stage

One hundred fifty world leaders met in Paris this week to kick off two weeks of negotiations around climate change at The United Nations Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC). If a deal is reached, it would be the strongest agreement in history to address greenhouse gas emissions. Negotiators from …

Tableau Shares Jump As Earnings Beat Estimates

Tableau Software shares soared nearly 20% after hours Thursday after the company’s third-quarter non-GAAP earnings of 14 cents a share easily beat the Street estimate of 7 cents. The company also raised its guidance for fourth-quarter revenue.<p>The shares of the maker of business analytics software …

Wall Street

Brick-and-mortar retailers are betting on these 5 in-store technologies to win back shoppers

To catch up with changing consumer behavior, physical retailers are adopting digital technologies — from beacons to interactive fitting rooms — to keep customers engaged and coming back for more. These in-store technologies are interactive, productive tools designed to catch the attention of …

Baseball Players and Bench Pressing

The bench press is not dangerous for baseball players. It’s not dangerous for pitchers, either. If your goal is to add strength, power and athletic …

How Big Data Is Blurring Industry Lines At Companies Like Nike

In my previous blog, I used the evolving business model of the data science crowd-sourcing company Kaggle as an example of how data and analytics can drive new paths to value for businesses in the big data era. But, it’s not just happening within the big data community itself. It’s an evolution …

The tracking technology retailers use to compete with Amazon

As the world's biggest smartphone makers work to improve indoor location-based services for consumers, retailers are already using various techniques to track customers in a bid to gain an edge on their online competitors. <i>The New York Times</i> reports that brick and mortar stores are following Wi-Fi …

The Metamorphosis of the CIO

As we all know, the very nature of the enterprise is changing. This is the result of the rapid shifts that have been occurring in the business world over the last few years–the commoditization of goods and services, the individuation of value, the transformation of the workforce–which I discussed …

Big Data in Retail Industry

Here’s a great data visualization on Big Data in retail industry. Also, a FT video on the subject:<i>Source: Monetate Marketing Infographics</i><i>Source:</i> …

Investing in Mobile? 6 Tips for CIO's

<i>If CIO’s don’t have a plan for mobile, they have a problem. A big one.</i><p>This is true regardless of whether we are talking about how people use mobile …

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Pivotal, Big Data and VMware | VMware | OCTO Blog

It’s great to see the public launch of Pivotal today. The mission — to build a new platform for a new era — is bold but appropriately targeted at …

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Top 10 Social Recruiting CEOs

With social media becoming such a large part of companies’ brand strategies there is no reason for companies not to use social media as a part of …

Social Media

With SEO Linking Strategies, Gaming The System Is So Last Decade

Back in the early days of the commercial internet era, when specialists in SEO really could “trick” the search engines into giving particular websites a results boost, one of the tricks of the trade was executing a “linking strategy.” Google and other search engines gave websites higher marks if …

Google hopes that one day Android phones will use weather info when taking photos

Google has big plans for Android, not just for Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie but also for future versions after that. One possible feature that Google are toying with is the ability to take photos on your Android smartphone tuned to the current weather. Almost all digital cameras, including those in …

Fanbase Media Debuts Its Social Marketing Platform For Instagram (And Maybe One Day, Vine)

Fanbase Media, a new social media marketing startup which has been flying under the radar for over half a year, helps companies use Instagram for connecting with their customers. Despite the company’s low profile – its turnkey, self-serve solution won’t launch until next week, in fact – it has …

Google's Secrets Of Innovation: Empowering Its Employees

March was a good month for Google. Its market capitalization breached a record high $260 billion. Since its IPO in 2004, its shares have soared over 900%. The company’s success stems from its continuous innovation and it extraordinary management practices. Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of …

Facebook's Next Big Step: Its Own Phone

After years of denying it would, Facebook now plans to introduce a smartphone designed for its social network. The Android-based device will be made by HTC, according to the New York Times and it will be unveiled on Thursday.<p>According to the Times:<p>The software is designed so that some of the core …