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Improving Ecommerce Experiences with Customer Context

Ecommerce sites — be they business sided or consumer — currently do a great job providing product information and keeping track of stock keeping …

eCommerce

9 different types of brands

Here’s a hypothesis: There are essentially nine different types of brands and you can jumpstart the development of your brand strategy by identifying …

Customers

Farts Characterized by What You Eat

<i>Photo by Laura Palladino</i><p>You, me and farts all have one thing in common: we're all unique and different. So we've made a list to help you understand your farts' characteristics and how they're formed.<p><b>1. The Silent But Deadly</b><p><b>Caused by:</b> chewing gum<p><i>Photo courtesy of Michelle (three times a charm)</i><p>The …

Bread

The Entrancing Cinemagraph Creations of Julien Douvier

The cinemagraph genre is one of the most exciting to follow because, unlike almost every other type of “photography” (in quotes since you they aren’t …

Here's what people around the globe eat on Easter

And what better way to spend time with your favorite people than to stuff your face with delicious and traditional Easter meals? But what these time-honored treats are can differ dramatically depending on where you are in the world.<p>We decided to find out just what those typical dishes are. Now …

Breakfast

5 Steps to Creating a Vintage, But Elegant, Brunch Table

Just in time for alfresco dining season.<p>Author and former <i>House Beautiful</i> editor Mary Emmerling sets the table with items from her new line of vintage goods, Mary Emmerling Curated Home. "I want people to use antique china to entertain at home in contemporary ways," she says.<p><b>1. Get Creative With</b> …

Great Moments in Ham, from Vintage Editions of Bon Appétit

Bon Appétit magazine once devoted substantial ink to ham—precooked, glazed, encased in pie dough. Here's a look back at those fascinating features<p><b>"Eternity is a ham and two people," said Dorothy Parker.</b> Obviously she'd been reading <i>Bon Appétit</i>. This magazine's pages have long devoted themselves to …

Cooking

Why You Should Read "Kitchen Confidential" To Your Kids

When chef James Mark told his parents he wanted to be a chef, his father bought him a copy of Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential to try to …

Imagined Dinner Parties: Elettra Wiedemann Tags Stylists, Photographers and Floral Artists for a Fantasy Lifestyle Series

In honor of Halloween, Elettra Wiedemann of Impatient Foodie shares a tale of witches who live deep in the forest, tucked away from humanity so that …

World’s Slowest Surveillance Cams To Produce a Single Image in 100 Years

It's a little disconcerting to know how many of our day-to-day movements are being recorded in real time, what with CCTV, security cams, and …

Pizza Gio is Australia's first pizza vending machine

The vending machine dispenses artisan pizza in less than three minutes, for not too much dough.<p>It might sound like pie in the sky, but pizza vending machines have finally arrived in Australia, following examples in France, the US, and Italy.<p>The Pizza Gio machine vends two varieties of 11-inch …

Pizza

OpenTable launching its meal-pay service in 20 cities, starting with NYC

Restaurant-goers in the US will soon have another way to pay for their meals without waiting for the check. After launching a pilot program for its restaurant payments service in San Francisco earlier this year, OpenTable announced today that it's officially expanding the service to 20 new cities …

Food delivery startup Foodpanda raises $60M

Online meal delivery service Foodpanda has raised a fresh $60 million round of funding, the company announced today.<p>Foodpanda is part of a growing list of food delivery startups that have been gaining attention over the last year. The startup itself operates similarly to GrubHub in the sense that …

The Next Big Media Company Might Have No Website Or App At All

We were talking about the future of media and BuzzFeed's role in it when Smith said something pretty out there.<p>He said something to the effect of:<p>"On our craziest days of brainstorming, sometimes Jonah and I wonder if BuzzFeed even needs to have a website."<p><i>Huh?</i> I wondered. How could a company that …

Media Industry

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Nieuwe manieren om de hele customer journey te meten

De <i>customer journey</i> verloopt steeds grilliger. Het meten van de effectiviteit van een advertentie wordt lastiger naarmate de klant meer stappen …

The concept restaurant of the future: iBeacons, motion detection and smartglass service (video)

An invitation to see a "future restaurant" covered in highfalutin tech concepts was shaping up to be a highlight of our week. According to Recruit Advanced Technology Lab's teaser, it was going to encompass smartglasses, augmented reality, gesture interfaces, customer face identification, avatars, …

Stories You'll Love

Read from anywhere on your phone<p>Wattpad has all the stories you need, and we make it easy to read—right on your phone. Whether you're online or …

5 things to expect in social in 2014

Less will be the new more in a year that will be defined by single-purpose social apps for each of your singular desires.<p>"It's shocking how fast [an app] can come out of left field and have a base of 20 million, 30 million very active users." -- Peter Pham, partner, Science

Apps

Responsive Marketing

In the beginning, there were products and services, and some were good. Fewer became trusted brands, but those that did enjoyed unquestioned loyalty …

Minecraft players can soon directly livestream their world building through Twitch

<i>Minecraft</i> players who want to share their elaborate creations through internet video won't need special broadcasting tools for much longer -- Mojang and Twitch have revealed plans for native livestreaming support in Mac and Windows versions of the game. Twitch tells us that it's a standard …

Customer Intimacy, Meet Operational Excellence

What is more important to company success, a strong external focus on customer experiences or an internal focus on effective and efficient operations?<p>Of course, it’s a false dichotomy — you need both. I described in an earlier post how Tesco worked for years to improve its supply chain …

Why Companies Need a Head of Content Strategy, Creation and Distribution

Content is marketing, we all know that. But marketing is also content. So are HR manuals, social media policies, annual reports, analyst reports, …

Marketing

Why Do Kids' Books Matter? Here, Look

A New York Public Library exhibit tackles the historical, social, and artistic importance of reading materials meant for children over the centuries.<p>The New York Public Library<p>A good children's book is a young person's earliest exposure to art and design, a conduit for parental bonding, a means to …

A Simple Red Clip Turns Park Benches Into Public Libraries

Amsterdam gets a citywide book exchange, courtesy of a local creative agency.<p>On the subway in most European cities, it’s a passenger habit to leave behind the morning’s newspaper. They aren’t littering (like a New Yorker would be); it’s simply a courtesy for other commuters who might want to soak …

Libraries