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  • Why Pinterest's 'Buy It' button is big for online retailers

    Later this month, Pinterest users will be able to purchase some of the products they "pin" without leaving Pinterest's app or website. The new "Buy It" button will show up next to the "Pin It" button that appears when you're about to pin an image of a pair of shoes you like or a coffee table you've had your eye on.

    Written by Lauren Brousell11 June 15 01:20
  • Are retailers (and consumers) ready for EMV?

    A few weeks ago, I got two fat envelopes in the mail. Each one held a new credit card inside along with instructions on how to use that card. Then, when I stopped at my local grocery store, at Nordstrom, even the corner liquor store, each had a new reader with a slot at the bottom into which I could slide those new cards.

    Written by Jen A. Miller11 June 15 01:20
  • How Glassdoor's reviews help you find your dream job

    People love reviews. Just look at Amazon, TripAdvisor or Yelp. And now, the public's growing desire for reviews has extended to the job search, as evidenced by Glassdoor's steady rise in popularity since its launch in 2008.

    Written by Sarah K. White05 June 15 00:15
  • How to create a robust backup strategy with Cloud services

    Love it or hate it, cloud storage is here to stay. Yet the fact is that Cloud storage providers, like all IT companies, can experience outages or even go out of business. Moreover, the ever-present threat of data-corrupting malware and ransomware means that synchronizing to the Cloud no longer offers adequate protection against data loss.

    Written by Paul Mah04 June 15 01:49
  • Is your social media presence hurting your job search?

    Social media can make or break your career. We've all heard at least one story of an employee getting fired over a Tweet or Facebook post. And when you apply to a job, most hiring managers will first turn to Google to vet your background and qualifications.

    Written by Sarah K. White27 May 15 23:58
  • Why Johnnie Walker joined the Internet of Things

    British beverage company Diageo is the largest producer of spirits in the world and owner of some of the world's most storied brands, including Crown Royal, Smirnoff, Ketel One, Gordon's, Tanqueray, Captain Morgan and Johnnie Walker. Tradition is a byword at Diageo, but so is innovation.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud27 May 15 01:03
  • How the cloud helped police warm up to body-worn cameras

    The technology for body-worn cameras has been around for years, but it wasn't until this past year that law enforcement agencies have moved to adopt them in significant numbers.

    Written by Colin Neagle26 May 15 21:26
  • Why Twitter Cards are key to social media marketing

    Twitter Cards are one of the core features of Twitter's platform. However, if you aren't aware of them or confused by what they do, you're not alone. Twitter Cards enable developers for brands, publishers and other businesses to add photos, videos and a richer media experience to tweets. Marketers see them as a tool to boost their business in varying ways while users just see the better experience they provide in their timeline.

    Written by Matt Kapko23 May 15 01:01
  • Facebook Instant Articles will shake up media (and benefit users)

    Facebook's ongoing courtship of news, media and entertainment companies has had its ups and downs, but partnerships always seemed inevitable. Today's Internet users spend less time on walled-off websites and in apps with narrow focuses, and Facebook has become a default distributor -- some might say gatekeeper -- of all things media. Publishers might be concerned about ceding too much control to Facebook, but the concept of users consuming more and more news through Facebook seems like another inevitability.

    Written by Matt Kapko22 May 15 01:05
  • Why Twitter will never be Facebook (and that's OK)

    Twitter lost about 27 percent of its market value, or more than $9 billion, last week. Critics are beating the drums of war, of course, but Twitter has been tested before and has proven its ability to endure. The company faced investor backlash last year, and its stock hit an all-time low. High-level executive turnover is one of the company's hallmarks. It has struggled to tell a clear story about what exactly Twitter is and why people should use it.

    Written by Matt Kapko08 May 15 01:11
  • Why your business needs a Pinterest presence

    Sure, you know your company needs to be on Facebook and Twitter. Maybe you want to be on Instagram to share photos and LinkedIn to find employees. But what about Pinterest?

    Written by Jen A. Miller07 May 15 23:41
  • Debunking the myths dogging the hybrid cloud

    <em>This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.</em>

    Written by By Scott Brindamour, director of advanced technology solutions, CenturyLink07 May 15 06:44
  • How voice search and Google 'direct answers' are changing SEO

    The art and science of search engine optimization (SEO) changed dramatically in recent years, thanks in no small part to big Google algorithm tweaks, including the recent mobile friendly update.

    Written by James A. Martin07 May 15 01:00
  • IT execs on Facebook at Work strengths and weaknesses

    Facebook's unparalleled reach into the daily routines of consumers around the world, and the ongoing consumerization of IT trend, put the world's largest social network in a unique position to make a significant mark in the enterprise. Catering to large businesses isn't easy, however, and Facebook will have to overcome some key challenges before enterprises see it as a worthy contender for their business.

    Written by Matt Kapko01 May 15 01:20
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