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http://twitter.com/fuatkircaali Yesterday morning I checked the Ulitzer home page on my iPhone on my way to the office and I realized two of the top three stories were about "Typhoon Ondoy" in Philippines. Thirty-six hours later we still have three stories filed from Manila on Ulitzer's home page. Top Ulitzer stories on Ulitzer from around the 25 distinct subject categories it covers are processed every 60 minutes and displayed by an algorithm which we believe is more sophisticated than, say, Google News algorithms. Early this year, seasoned news man Roger Strukhoff, whose family owned and published their town newspaper in Wisconsin, launched the Ulitzer topic Philippines Online Journal. Strukhoff logged close to three million Ulitzer page views with his articles. Inday Vinas is a struggling young writer who grew up in a very poor area of the Philippines. She sta... (more)

Enterprise-Based Applications in the Cloud Are Next

Ed Sim's "Beyond VC" Blog One thing is pretty clear to me from an investment perspective. I am not going to invest in the next hot cloud computing infrastructure service that will compete against Amazon, Rackspace, Microsoft, and every other large tech vendor in the world. This is suicide and far from capital efficient. Cloud this, Cloud that - the word cloud is clearly an overhyped word and reminds me of the beginning of the hype around hosted models and ASPs (application service providers) in the late 90s and the term SAAS today. Anyway, as I look at announcement after announcement released about cloud computing platforms, one thing is pretty clear to me from an investment perspective.  First, I am not going to invest in the next hot cloud computing infrastructure service that will compete against Amazon, Rackspace, Microsoft, and every other large tech vendor in the ... (more)

JackBe to Exhibit at Government IT Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that JackBe, a provider of enterprise mashup software, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo), which will take place on October 6, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Enterprise Mashups deliver unprecedented information insight for better decisions and improved organizational outcomes. JackBe's Presto® Enterprise Mashup Platform enables the rapid, collaborative, user-driven creation of secure, visually rich mashups without the complexities, costs and risks of traditional information integration projects. Presto is a DoDIIS-certified Protection Level 3 (PL3) solution for government situational awareness applications. Notable customers include the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Defense Information Systems Agency, Reed Elsevier, Random House Publishing, EMC, Thomson Re... (more)

Blending helps public sector contact centres improve and save

Many organisations, particularly local authorities and others in the public sector, are under pressure to deliver services at a significantly reduced cost, due to spending cuts. Rostrvm Solutions, contact centre software developer, looks at ways to lessen the impact on the customer. It's possible to keep customers at the heart of operations and introduce more services to the call centre with little or no extra resource. Innovative use of call centre technology will increase call handling levels and improve life for both the workforce and customer. This is crucial at a time when hard-pressed customers are more likely to complain - and the call centre agents in the firing line need something which will help them and lift their morale. So technology which improves quality of service is the answer and blending is a good example. Ken Reid of Rostrvm Solutions says, "Blend... (more)

Eisen Earns Honors for Top Social Media Expertise

  For Release                                                                          Media Contact: Samantha Feck                                 The Eisen Agency                                 [email protected]                                 859.291.4302                                 Twitter @ EisenHotNews Cincinnati PR Firm Honored for Social Media Excellence The Eisen Agency, CEO To Receive SoMe Impact Award Cincinnati, OH – October 9, 2013 – The Eisen Agency, Cincinnati’s premier public relations and marketing consultancy, will be honored during the 2013 Midwest Social Media Summit for receiving a 2013 SoMe Impact Award for successfully leveraging the use of social media. The 2013 Midwest Social Media Summit will be held in Cleveland on November 21, 2013. About The Eisen Agency The Eisen Agency is greater Cincinnati’s premier marketing an... (more)

Can a Manager and Employees Be Friends?

A reader asks:  With my new job of four months, I’ve made the crossover from staff to management; I now manage a team of seven. For the first time ever, people aren’t trying to reach out... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitter.com/intuitquickbase & Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/106377964303068533661/+quickbase ... (more)

Cornerstone OnDemand Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results

Record quarterly revenue of $54.9 million, up 51% year-over-year Record full year revenue of $185.1 million, up 57% year-over-year Record quarterly bookings of $84.5 million, up 51% year-over-year[1]Record annual bookings of $231.7 million, up 50% year-over-year[1] Ended the year with over 1,600 clients and over 14 million users[2] SANTA MONICA, Calif.- Talent management software provider Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSOD) today announced results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2013. Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $54.9 million, representing a 51% increase compared to the same period in 2012. Revenue for the full fiscal year of 2013 was $185.1 million, an increase of 57% compared to revenue for the same period in 2012. Bookings, which the Company defines as gross revenue plus the change in deferred revenue for the period,... (more)

Who Owns Your Customer Database in the Cloud | @CloudExpo #Cloud

The question of who owns the data is partly determined by the kind of cloud infrastructure that is in place for your business. The advantages that cloud based hosting brings needs to reiteration. Cloud hosting is infinitely scalable, needs radically lower CapEx and with distributed hosting, it is much more fail-proof than data hosted on your premise. But the recent legal spar between Apple and the US government has brought the limelight once again back on the debate about ownership of data. In the case of Apple, the fight is over decrypting the iPhone used by a criminal in order for the government to hack in. But the case may as well be between law enforcement and a web host over data stored by your customers on your startup service. In such a case, who owns the data? Before we discuss this, it is important to identify the various kinds of cloud hosting services pre... (more)

'We're Related' on Facebook Celebrates Father's Day With Successful Cross Marketing Campaign

Leading social application for families looks to unlock the potential of cross pollinating commerce and social marketing PROVO, Utah, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- We're Related on Facebook, already the number four most popular application and the number one social application for families, launched its first commerce-related social marketing campaign, which drove more than 122,000 unique visitors to its commerce destination and generated hundreds of sales and online tributes to fathers in a single day. We're Related has an audience of more than 40 million people who have defined nearly 200 million family relationships using the application. This creates a perfect user base for a targeted and timely reminder that Father's Day is just around the corner. Leveraging the huge existing base of users, FamilyLink launched its first commerce-related cross marketing campaign tod... (more)

JCPenney Launches “Schooled in Style” Back-to-School Marketing Campaign

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) today launched “Schooled in Style: Smart Looks for Less,” an innovative, integrated marketing campaign for the 2009 Back-to-School Season. Combining digital, social, mobile and traditional media with unique special events and promotions, the campaign reinforces JCPenney’s position as the national back-to-school headquarters by showing teens the great styles and brands it has to offer at prices that make sense for them and their families. The campaign showcases recently launched, exclusive and private brands, RS By Sheckler, Rusty, Third Rail a Zoo York Production and Decree, along with JCPenney’s other most desired teen brands. “JCPenney’s merchandise offering for this year’s Back-to-School season is better than ever and our ‘Schooled in Style’ campaign brings it to life in fun, interactive ways for our teen customers,” said Mi... (more)

In New Report, Global Communications Leader Porter Novelli Examines How Social Media Is Revolutionizing, Empowering, Threatening and Forever Changing the Creation and Distribution of News

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Global public relations leader Porter Novelli today released "The Future of News," an in-depth exploration of how citizen journalism, empowered and emboldened by social media and the Internet, is changing the future of traditional news. The report, the latest in the agency's acclaimed Intelligent Dialogue series, offers one of the most comprehensive and in-depth analyses to date of how social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and blogging are impacting the role and even the very definition of news in modern society. "The future of news is filled with paradoxes," said Gary Stockman, chief executive officer of Porter Novelli. "People are able to get news whenever and wherever they want it; yet many don't bother. Mobile technology has led to a rise in citizen journalism; but that in turn has raised questions about the trustwort... (more)

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