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Brintons Reveals High Definition Weave Collection

Business Wire News with Multimedia - 7 hours 34 min ago
KENNESAW, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Brintons Reveals It's New High Definition Weave Collection. Inspiration is drawn from all regions of the world.

Bulgari exhibition coming to Houston Museum of Natural Science

Luxury jewelry brand Bulgari will have an exhibition of approximately 150 pieces at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, starting May 2. The exhibition, which runs through Oct. 5, is called "Bulgari: 130 Years of Masterpieces." The pieces to be exhibited are from Bulgari's "Heritage Collection," including masterpieces from the historical archives of the company's headquarters in Rome or on loan from private collections. Two of the pieces to be displayed are on loan from Houston luminaries Lynn…

Hipster Mustard Branding - Monsieur Moustache Mustard's Condiment Branding Identity is Witty (TrendHunter.com)

Trend Hunter - 7 hours 44 min ago
(TrendHunter.com) Creating a condiment branding identity that is unique, crafty, hipster and witty for Monsieur Moustache Mustard, Studio Chapeaux went for something completely different to give this condiment an edge....

Western & Southern Brings Lifesaving Equipment to First Responders

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cincinnati’s first responders soon will have access to the most advanced technology to bring lifesaving telemetry to victims of accidents thanks to a gift from Western & Southern Financial Group.

Printing digital or offset?

PrintPlanet.com - 8 hours 22 min ago
We bought one xerox 5112 and after one year, price per printed sheet was double and we accepted. After second year was again five times more and we closed the contract. They have done trials and offered the price for maintenance. Explanation was that we are using to heavy paper often.

Now we have this machine for sale.

After developing precise colour presentation with digital press we bought KM 7000. We printed with stohastic mathematics. Print was perfect, but yellow dots of around 50 microns appeared and it was not specified during sales process.

Calling to technical support of Konica Minolta resulted in simple answer:

This is to avoid you to print banknotes.

Hello!

We are intending to use the press inside the specification. And specification is not that the press will print yellow big dots on purpose.

With them I will go to the court.

And never again Xerox nor Konica Minolta.

Miltonia doo
Tomislav Jurlin, dipl. ing.
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8 Modern Gadgets That Look Like They Macarena'd Out of the '90s

Mashable - 8 hours 31 min ago

The dream of the '90s is alive in modern technology

The decade, which left its mark in the form of absurdly colorful outfits and zany cartoons, has never really left the building. It's still a popular reference point in terms of style and culture — which is probably why there are so many gadgets that have taken cues from the '90s.

See also: 14 Tech Supplies That Made School Tolerable in the '90s

From portable CD players to the high-tech return of the Furby, here are eight modern contraptions that creators lifted right out of the not-so-distant past.

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Mexican-Inspired Art Toys - The Mexaheads Branding and Packaging Identity is Stunning (TrendHunter.com)

Trend Hunter - 8 hours 55 min ago
(TrendHunter.com) Using historical and cultural heritage for inspiration, these super cool and artsy Mexaheads toys mix art with heritage. Designed by Bala, Mexaheads are a new type of ‘Art Toys’ that are...

Nlyte Softwareが主要仮想プラットフォーム間の統合を完了

米カリフォルニア州サンマテオ--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) -- データセンターの管理と最適化に傾注する世界一流のソフトウエア企業であるNlyte Softwareは本日、マイクロソフトのHyper-VおよびシトリックスのXenServerという仮想プラットフォームに対応するコネクターを発表し、仮想データセンター管理製品を拡充しました。VMware vCenter Server向けに定評あるNlyte仮想コネクターに新しいコネクター製品群が加わることで、当社は世界各地に配備されている主要な仮想プラットフォームすべてに対応できる能力を完成させることになります。設定作業なしですぐに使用できるこれらのコネクターを導入することで、Nlyteの顧客は論理・仮想リソースの可視化と、基盤となる物理インフラの可視化を連動させることが可能になります。 IDCのリサーチマネジャーであるジェニファー・コッピー氏は、次のように述べています。「DCIM実装が最も成功するのは、データセンター内に配置されて同じデータセンターを支える既存のITSMコンポーネントとリアルタイムで緊密に統合で

Nlyte Software完成横跨领先虚拟化平台的整合

加州圣马特奥--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(美国商业资讯)--致力于数据中心管理和优化的全球领先软件公司Nlyte Software今天推出适用于微软Hyper-V和思杰(Citrix) XenServer虚拟化平台的连接器,以扩大对虚拟数据中心的管理。除了其针对VMware vCenter Server服务器的热门Nlyte Virtualization Connector虚拟连接器以外,该公司的连接器系列现在完善了Nlyte与全球所有主要虚拟化部署进行互动的能力。这些开箱即用的连接器使Nlyte客户能够通过查看他们的底层物理基础设施来协调其逻辑和虚拟资源的可见度。 国际数据公司(IDC)调研经理Jennifer Koppy表示:“最成功的数据中心技术设施管理(DCIM)部署设施是那些与现有的信息技术管理服务(ITSM)元件紧密结合的设施。这些元件位于同一数据处理中心,并为数据处理中心提供实时支持。Nlyte认识到为所有虚拟化平台提供支持的关键需求,而终端客户将受益于Nlyte提供开箱即用的VMware、Hyper-V和Xen连接器的一揽子交付方式。凭借这些新增加的连接器,

Nlyte Software完成橫跨領先虛擬化平台的整合

加州聖馬特奧--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(美國商業資訊)--致力於資料中心管理和最佳化的全球領先軟體公司Nlyte Software今天推出適用於微軟Hyper-V和Citrix XenServer虛擬化平台的連接器,以擴大對虛擬資料中心的管理。除了其針對VMware vCenter Server的熱門Nlyte Virtualization Connector虛擬連接器以外,該公司的連接器系列現在完善了Nlyte與全球所有主要虛擬化部署進行互動的能力。這些開箱即用的連接器使Nlyte客戶能夠透過查看他們的底層實體基礎架構來協調其邏輯和虛擬資源的可見度。 國際數據資訊(IDC)研究經理Jennifer Koppy表示:「最成功的資料中心基礎架構管理(DCIM)部署設施是那些與現有的資訊技術管理服務(ITSM)元件緊密結合的設施。這些元件位於同一資料中心,並為資料中心提供即時支援。Nlyte認識到為所有虛擬化平台提供支援的關鍵需求,而終端客戶將受惠於Nlyte提供開箱即用的VMware、Hyper-V和Xen連接器的套裝交付方式。憑藉這些新增加的連接器,Nlyte使客戶能夠在

Pin to Win

Social Media Explorer - 9 hours 34 min ago

We live in the digital age. It has some positives, it has some negatives, but there is no denying that online is a big part of the new normal. If you’re in business and haven’t at least considered some sort of involvement then you could be missing out in a big way. Whether you’re a small business in a niche industry, a freelancer, or a globally recognized brand, there is almost always some space for discussing your service or product or just getting your brand out there.

There are lots of fantastic platforms which can be perfect for subtle (and free) self-promotion online if you use them to their full potential.  It is simply a matter of knowing when and where you should look. Social media can also be used to boost careers, and the results can be great when you get it right. Everyone has a mobile phone and on most of them you’ll be able to access the internet. In combination with reputable marketing agencies you can make sure that you make the most of the internet to build a brand.

Using modelling as a model of how brands can use Pinterest

Social media can be used for a lot more than just speaking to friends, looking at kittens and stalking celebrities; it’s an opportunity when you tap into the right areas.

Take the example of a modelling agency, for example. It used to be that if you wanted to succeed in modelling agencies you’d have to lug around a portfolio of professionally snapped images. Those days have gone, and as it seems everything else in the word has moved online, so have modelling agencies, who now favor easily updated and cheaper e-portfolios.

Portfolios are meant to show an accurate representation of the model, and for modelling agencies that deal with talent who grow and change on a daily basis, keeping it updated can be a nightmare. Phone photos and Instagram snaps make it far quicker to access these sites and get started with social media. It’s really in every industry’s best interests to get involved online; everything can be done much faster and even networking and customer service is so much easier.

Social media sites are dominated by women. Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr all have a higher percentage of female than male users – not only this but they’re also more likely to use social media several times a day. As a result, any online marketing is likely to benefit from a bit of a feminine touch. That said, you shouldn’t alienate your male followers either, because they are still a part of your market.

Source: www.pinterest.com

Pinterest is a fantastic platform for all sorts of social sharing particularly if you’re involved with a visual industry. It allows you to ‘pin’ images from other sites, as well as uploading your own. It’s one of those things which works best if you engage as you’re more likely to gain followers, and it will be easier for people to find your snaps.

Pinterest is there to be browsed. Its users have time to go through the boards and find pictures they like, and unlike some other platforms they have money to spend. It makes it the perfect place for ecommerce businesses to advertise because people build boards of things which they want to buy or things which interest them.

Key terms:

Pinner – Pinterest user.

Pin – an image uploaded from a website or a computer to a board.

Board – an online scrapbook where you group collections of images. Organise thoughts and images.

Like – as it sounds, you are telling another Pinterest user (‘pinner’) that you appreciate their pins.

Mention – you can mention another pinner by typing @ followed by the user’s name. They’ll be notified that you’ve done this.

Getting started

Start by building a few boards. You can group your images by whatever seems most appropriate photographs from individual shoots then you could make each of these into a board as well. How you organise your page is really down to you.

Other board could be one with ‘behind the scenes’ type pictures which you’ve captured on your phone during shoots. Giving a unique and interesting perspective will make people want to follow your boards and by extension form a way of raising awareness. This would work for any industry. Giving some insider information or a peak behind the scenes makes people feel like they can relate more to your company.

Never just login to pin your own images and do a bit of self-promotion. It won’t work. You should also follow and engage with other users. Also repin boards of other elements which are likely to interest your target market. In the case of a baby modelling agency this could be clothes, parenting tips or toys, really anything which is likely to interest other mums (that is your key demographic) as well.

You can even do a bit of market research on Pinterest. What boards are your target market building? Are any of your competitors on there?

Pinner beware

 

Source: http://natashaskitchen.com

If you’re using social media for anything business related at all you’ll need to be careful what you say. Everything that you share will be in the public sphere and once it’s out there it can be really hard to get rid of so make sure you choose which images you share with caution. It will negatively impact on the brand if you get too involved with anything which could be considered offensive or controversial your company could be implicated.

It’s just not worth the risk.

Twitter Real-Time Notifications: This Week in Social Media

Social Media Examiner - 9 hours 34 min ago

Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. What’s New This Week? Twitter Introduces Real-Time Notifications: “When you’re logged in on twitter.com, you will receive notifications if someone has replied, [...]

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Samenvatting: CyberZ: Markt voor spelletjes op smartphone bereikt 546.8 yen

Business Wire News with Multimedia - 9 hours 34 min ago
TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CyberAgent Co., Ltd, en de dochteronderneming CuberZ Co. Ltd. hebben in samenwerking met Seed Planning Co. Ltd, een onderzoek gehouden naar de markttrends bij spelletjes voor smartphones bij de Japan Online Society. Het onderzoek, waarin de spelletjes waren gecategoriseerd als 'native apps' en 'browser games', gaf een schatting van de jaarlijkse uitgaven aan smartphonespelletjes in 2013 en berekende de grootte van de markt. In de Japanse markt voor smartphonespelletjes g

東芝將推出全球最快的microSD記憶卡

Business Wire News with Multimedia - 9 hours 34 min ago
東京--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(美國商業資訊)--東芝公司(Toshiba Corporation, TOKYO:6502)今天宣布,該公司將推出全球速度最快[1]的microSD記憶卡。該記憶卡符合SD記憶卡標準4.20版定義的超高速序列匯流排界面UHS-II[2]標準。即日起為智慧型手機和其他行動裝置製造商以及晶片供應商提供樣品。 這款新的microSD記憶卡將包含32GB和64GB兩種容量。32GB卡的最大讀取速度可達到每秒260MB[3],最大寫入速度可達每秒240MB;64GB卡的最大讀取速度可達到每秒145MB,最大寫入速度可達到每秒130MB。這些都是產業內的最快傳送速率。 與東芝現有的32GB microSD UHS-I卡[4]相比,寫入速度提高了大約8倍,讀取速度提高了大約2.7倍。更快的傳送速率有助於縮短下載大型資料電影和音樂檔至智慧型手機和平板電腦所需的時間,還讓相機使用者能夠連續高速拍攝數位靜態影像。 最近幾年,隨著高性能智慧型手機和平板電腦的發展,向更高解析度照片和電影以及多功能應用發展的趨勢推動了對更大外部記憶體和更快傳送速率的需求。展望未來,

东芝将推出全球最快的microSD存储卡

Business Wire News with Multimedia - 9 hours 34 min ago
东京--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(美国商业资讯)--东芝公司(Toshiba Corporation, TOKYO:6502)今天宣布,该公司将推出全球速度最快[1]的microSD存储卡。该存储卡符合SD存储卡标准4.20版定义的超高速串行总线接口UHS-II[2]标准。即日起为智能手机和其他移动设备制造商以及芯片供应商提供样品。 这款新的microSD存储卡将包含32GB和64GB两种容量。32GB卡的最大读取速度可达到每秒260MB[3],最大写入速度可达每秒240MB;64GB卡的最大读取速度可达到每秒145MB,最大写入速度可达到每秒130MB。这些都是行业内的最快传输速度。 与东芝现有的32GB microSD UHS-I卡[4]相比,写入速度提高了大约8倍,读取速度提高了大约2.7倍。更快的传输速度有助于缩短下载大数据电影和音乐文件至智能手机和平板电脑所需的时间,还让相机用户能够连续高速拍摄数字静态图像。 最近几年,随着高性能智能手机和平板电脑的发展,向更高分辨率照片和电影以及多功能应用发展的趋势推动了对更大外部存储器和更快传输速度的需求。展望未来,东芝将继续

7 Ways To Mine The Hidden Gold In Your Customer Data

Convince and Convert - 9 hours 35 min ago

The more you know about your customers, the more you can provide to them information that is increasingly useful, relevant and persuasive. You may have to  but once you have it you’ll have the Mother Lode of customer engagement capabilities.

That was the thesis of a recent Webinar I conducted with my friend and collaborator Jamie Beckland from Janrain, an organization that helps companies improve their conversion rates, relevancy and customer satisfaction by gathering and managing social media profile and behavior data. They are perhaps best known as a provider of social sign-in, whereby you can register or sign-up just by clicking Facebook or Google or Twitter or Linkedin logos, and providing permission. But, they do a lot more than that, and they do it for some of the biggest companies in the world. Plus, Janrain is a long-time partner and sponsor of Convince & Convert and the Social Pros podcast (thanks!).

Eureka! 7 Ways to Mine the Hidden Gold in your Customer Data from Janrain on Vimeo.

In a competitive environment, you don’t win by shouting louder, you win by being more relevant. (please click to tweet)

This is the key to data mining, and why it is so critical. Data equals relevance, and relevance equals success.

You Can Mine Customer Data, Regardless of Budget or Technology

There are some amazing examples of what can be done with 360-degree data and behavior mining. Just check out the Interscope Records example in the Webinar. But you don’t have to go Full Monty to be able to use data to improve your marketing. Here are seven ways you can make data work for you, and the results companies have had with each:

1. Omni-Channel Experience With Account Linking

Best represented by the Interscope Records case study, this full-blown data mining allows for true 1:1 engagement opportunities across multiple websites, mobile apps, email programs, etc.

Interscope Records saw a 900% increase in email open rate using this collection of tactics.

2. Person-Provided Data

This is when you carefully gather data from your customers and prospects directly, and use that data to boost relevance (and results). Software company Avalara used this technique to customize their Webinar topics and follow-up, and produced a 303% increase in Webinar attendance.

3. Gamification to Gather Permission and Data

This is where you use contests, customer assignments, points, badges, levels and more to encourage data exchange. Slim’s Pickins records used this solution and ended up getting their contest hashtag trending worldwide on Twitter world-wide.

4. Email Behavioral Data

In this data-mining option, you use the click behavior on your website and in your emails to produce highly targeted, automated email sequences. This is also known as “progressive profiling” and “drip marketing.” Paper goods e-commerce provider Paperstyle used this playbook to increase their revenue per email by 330%.

5. Profile-Driven Ad Targeting

Here, you use customer segments created based on historically website behavior and use these profiles to rifle-target advertising (for websites that sell ads). New Zealand Herald newspaper online grew their revenue per impression by 20% by using this approach.

6. Retargeted Advertising

This is when you track people who have visited your website(s), and then only show ads to those people downstream. We use this tactic consistently here at Convince & Convert, which led my mother to ask me why we were advertising on a knitting website.

7. Personalized Intelligence

This is data mining for individual or small business use, rather than corporate. The best examples of this are plug-ins like Rapportive, which show you the social media status of people in your Gmail contacts, or Hubspot’s new-ish Signals product (which I love) that tells you when someone has opened or clicked on an email you sent them.

 

 

Watch my Webinar with Janrain for many more ideas and examples about how to use data mining to improve your marketing.

Viewpoint: End the overhead myth for measuring nonprofit effectiveness

It is tax season and among other things, it gives taxpayers the opportunity to review last year’s list of charitable contributions. For many of us, the decision to give to charity is a values-based one, often stemming from a personal connection with the organization or with the issue it addresses. But how do we know that an organization is doing good work? How can we measure its performance? The truth is, without a direct connection to the organization, it may be difficult to know. As a result,…

Viewpoint: Let economic sense flow as part of Colorado’s water plan

No one should be complaining about having to shovel their sidewalks several more times this winter. Spring snow brings more than long lines of enthusiastic skiers – it gives us much-needed water for the rest of the year to maintain Colorado’s economy. Healthy rivers are essential to Colorado’s multibillion-dollar agriculture, recreational, tourism and business economies, not to mention the Colorado River’s impact on the 36 million people who rely on it for drinking water. Yet, for more than…

Microsoft Plans $1 Billion Server Farm In Iowa

Slashdot - 9 hours 52 min ago
1sockchuck (826398) writes "Microsoft will invest $1.1 billion to build a massive new server farm in Iowa, not far from an existing data center in West Des Moines. The 1.2 million square foot campus will be one of the biggest in the history of the data center industry. It further enhances Iowa's status as the data center capital of the Midwest, with Google and Facebook also operating huge server farms in the state."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.