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Justin Cutroni Presents: "Rethinking Digital Analytics"

Gesture control startup Flutter acquired by Google, could make Gmail Motion a reality

Another day, another tech startup gets acquired. This time around it's Google snatching up Y Combinator-hatched Flutter, the developer of a gesture control app for Windows and Mac PCs. There's no word on what it's planning for the team and its technology -- we'd suggest 2011 April Fool's joke Gmail …

Facebook developing brain-like AI to find deeper meaning in feeds and photos

Facebook's current News Feed ranking isn't all that clever -- it's good at surfacing popular updates, but it can miss lower-profile updates that are personally relevant. The company may soon raise the News Feed's IQ, however, as it recently launched an artificial intelligence research group. The …

Multi-armed Bandit Experiments

FEATURED<p>Google Analytics 360 + Salesforce.<p>Google Analytics and Salesforce are working together to connect sales, marketing and advertising data, …

Tweet, Tweet, $$, $$, Tweet, Tweet!

Twitter has taken the first step towards a much deserved day of riches for its employees and investors. I'm ecstatic about this. Not because some of …

Marketing

Facebook's New APIs Help Media Outlets Highlight Real-Time Conversations

Facebook is taking another step to demonstrate that it's at least as much of a hub for real-time conversations as Twitter.<p>Facebook announced Monday …

The Big Content Real-Time Dashboard Template

You’ve heard the saying “content is king!” so many times by now that it’s become a joke. A joke that isn’t funny and doesn’t even accurately depict …

PayPal unveils Beacon: a USB stick that powers hands-free checkout (video)

PayPal's offered its Here service since last year to simplify buying items in brick-and-mortar shops, and today they've just unveiled their latest crack at in-person shopping: a USB stick dubbed Beacon. Business owners running a compatible Point of Sale system (Booker, Erply, Leaf, Leapset, Micros, …

Content marketing, from strategy to execution (in only 652 steps!)

How to Create a Content Strategy<br>(In Only 652 Steps)<p><i>This is a really, really, really long piece. There's no TL;DR version. That's because content</i> …

How To Set Up Email Marketing Dashboards in Google Analytics

Learn how to find actionable information from your email marketing efforts with this easy to implement, beginner's guide to setting up Google …

Yahoo buys image recognition firm IQ Engines to reorganize Flickr

Flickr is a killer resource for photographers of all stripes, but navigating through its massive photo catalog is far from elegant. Hopefully, Yahoo's purchase of IQ Engines can change that. According to the image recognition startup's website, IQ will be applying its skills to improving photo …

Intel's 3D camera technology detects emotions and eyes, gives Kinect some competition

We know that Intel sees 3D cameras as the future of computing, and the company's Anil Nanduri just provided a few hints of what that future may involve. He tells <i>Network World</i> that the depth-sensing technology can recognize emotions, such as happy smiles. It can also track your gaze; a camera can …

Is Long Form Content Worth The Investment?

Do People Read Your Content Marketing? [Data]<p>While long form content is part of every marketer’s content marketing strategy and offering mix, the …

Isis announces national deployment coming later this year

Last time we heard from Isis, the aspiring mobile payments collaboration between three US wireless carriers, its CEO Michael Abbott wasn't willing to discuss the company's future plans in specific terms. Three months appear to make all the difference, however: Isis is almost ready to expand beyond …

Mozilla experiments with content personalization based on your interests

Mozilla is known for its staunch support of its users' privacy, but that isn't stopping the team from exploring options for personalizing the web. In a blog post today, Justin Scott, Mozilla Labs' product manager, discussed the possibility of incorporating your browser activity into an API that …

Re

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55% of businesses now have a mobile optimised site: report

<b>More than half of companies (55%) now have mobile optimised websites, according to our new Reducing Customer Struggle Report.</b><p>The data also shows that …

Mobile

How Pepsi uses Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+

<b>In the latest of our posts looking at how major brands use the four main social networks I’ve decided to turn the spotlight on Pepsi.</b><p>The drinks brand …

Advertising

Google Updates Analytics With Improved User Segmentation, Sequence Filters

Google today introduced a number of new segmentation features for Google Analytics that should make it easier for users to isolate and analyze subsets of their visitors or app users. Previously, segments were always based on individual visits. While that can be a useful metric, it doesn’t give you …

10 useful Google Analytics custom dashboards

<b>A bit of customisation always helps if you want to extract maximum value from Google Analytics.</b><p>Custom reports are a great way to do this, but custom …

3D scanning with the Smithsonian's laser cowboys (video)

"We're not scanning every object in the collection," Adam Metallo tells me, offering up the information almost as soon as we set foot in the Smithsonian's Digitization office. It's an important piece of information he wants to make sure I have, right off the bat. It seems that, when the story of …

Rapid Fire Analytics Attribution Strategy

No notes for slide<p>In this presentation we will take you through four phases of our attribution progress.<p>Before I jump in to the attribution strategies. Here is a quick introduction to Rackspace. We are a global hosting and cloud computing company with 10 worldwide data centers supporting 200,000 …

Marketing

Six design tips for making your website senior friendly

<b>As the internet has become an integral part of modern life the stereotype that older generations tend to avoid using the web has become less and less</b> …

UX Design

Groupon launches Breadcrumb iPad app, vows to not be a typical POS

Yesterday, Groupon POS appeared in the iTunes Store, but was quickly pulled. Now we know why. Breadcrumb POS, which is the official name of yesterday's leaked point-of-sale iPad app, is now officially available, bringing a simple interface and a handful of financial incentives. The application, …

PayPal targets Square with hardware trade-ins, waives fees through 2013

After watching its rivals Square and Groupon play their hands earlier today, PayPal announced a program that allows merchants to trade in their old payment processing equipment in exchange for new hardware. The promotional offer features POS systems from ERPLY, Leaf, Leapset and the company's own …