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IKEA Introduce 'How To Build' Youtube Channel To Help Frustrated Customers

IKEA Introduce 'How To Build' Youtube Channel To Help Frustrated Customers | e-Skills Showcase Céline Merchiers | Scoop.it
If you've ever purchased anything from IKEA, you'll know that the assembly part can sometimes be a frustrating endeavour.

 

...If this even vaguely sounds like you, you’d be glad to know that IKEA USA has started up a new Youtube playlist called ‘How To Build‘. As the title suggests, it gives you step-by-step video instructions about putting together a piece of furniture from the store. There’s no dialogue or voiceover, no cheesy intro or ending, just a visual representation of how to assemble an IKEA product....

 

[Smart content marketing - JD]


Via Jeff Domansky
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Ikea introduced a ‘How To Build’ youtube channel with videos to help frustrated customers with the assembly of their furniture. These videos will give step-by- step instructions helping the customers and saving time from the employees.

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Cellphones will replace cash in Africa

Cellphones will replace cash in Africa | e-Skills Showcase Céline Merchiers | Scoop.it

THE use of cellphones as an alternative means of payment to cash is set to rise significantly in coming years. This will be a major boost particularly for banks that are keen to penetrate the unbanked market.

 

KPMG said in a recent report that this new form of payment would have wide implications and benefits for developing economies. Its benefits would be transformational, particularly for developing economies, such as SA, which have large sections of their population who are either under- banked or unbanked.

 

SA has more than 11-million people without access to financial services, and the big four are promoting cellphone banking solutions to penetrate this market.

 

"In every market, mobile payments stand to take the place of cash," said KPGM in a report based on a recent global online survey of 970 companies.

 

The most successful cellphone venture launched so far in Africa is the M-Pesa service by Safaricom in partnership with its UK-based parent Vodafone. It was launched in March 2007 and now has more than 9,5-million subscribers using the service to make person-to-person money transfers. More: http://bit.ly/oZyWQ8 ;


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 ICT technology is used here by replacing cash payment trough digital payment with cellphones. This way people will have access to financial services and will be able to do their payments on a safe way.

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3SP's comment, August 26, 2011 12:24 PM
Oops ! It didn't scoop in the good topic ! I try to scoop it in a Topic about alternative payment mode...
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Phew ! I finally did it. YES !
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Army’s Virtual Reality Plan: A Digital Doppelganger for Every Soldier

Army’s Virtual Reality Plan: A Digital Doppelganger for Every Soldier | e-Skills Showcase Céline Merchiers | Scoop.it

As the military’s enthusiasm for virtual reality training continues to grow, the Army’s got a new plan to make the programs freakily immersive: National Defense magazine is reporting that the Army wants to give every soldier a digital doppelganger — a custom avatar they can use throughout their stints in the military, and in myriad virtual training environs, from urban combat practice to cultural prep.


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The American army is buzzy creating a virtual reality training program where the soldiers can train their skills using a personal avatar. Soldiers will be able to train different techniques and skills.

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Mobile Smart Phone Grocery Shopping in Subway Stations | Designs & Ideas on Dornob

Mobile Smart Phone Grocery Shopping in Subway Stations | Designs & Ideas on Dornob | e-Skills Showcase Céline Merchiers | Scoop.it
Mobile Smart Phone Grocery Shopping in Subway Stations...

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The south Korean grocery chain Tesco  started a digital display grocery picking system in the train stations. This way the costumers can pick their groceries while waiting for the train.  Their purchased products will be waiting for them in the story, ready to take home.

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Moodstocks – Furnish app brings augmented reality furnitures from Ikea and Crate & Barrel to your home | Omni Channel Retail

Moodstocks – Furnish app brings augmented reality furnitures from Ikea and Crate & Barrel to your home | Omni Channel Retail | e-Skills Showcase Céline Merchiers | Scoop.it
"Free image recognition API and SDK for mobile apps – iOS and Android software" (Furnish app brings augmented reality furnitures from Ikea and Crate & Barrel to your home | #omnichannelretail http://t.co/dpEnRyl3ij)...

Via Pekka Puhakka
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Furnish is a new mobile app allowing the costumers to view the furniture directly 3D in the room. Ikea and Crate & Barrel made this program to stimulate costumers imagination. Afterward the purchase through the app of the product is also possible.

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Le retour de l'app en réalité augmentée

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How you can further your business with mobile marketing tools

How you can further your business with mobile marketing tools | e-Skills Showcase Céline Merchiers | Scoop.it
How you can further your business with mobile marketing tools. 15Nov ... Making the jump from reel to real life, this technology is actually called augmented reality (AR), and is sometimes hailed as the future of mobile marketing.

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This article explains how you can further your business with mobile marketing tools, by using smartphones.  Making use of QR code, SMS/MMS blast promotions, free apps and etc are tools for mobile marketing that will help the consumers and your business.

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UZA laat patiënten maaltijden bestellen op iPad

UZA laat patiënten maaltijden bestellen op iPad | e-Skills Showcase Céline Merchiers | Scoop.it
Patiënten van het Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen kunnen hun maaltijdkeuzes voortaan via de iPad doorgeven. Dit zou het ziekenhuispersoneel een kwart meer tijd besparen.

Via Vicki Capon
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The university Hospital of Antwerp provides their patients with a special service, from informatics provider Cegeka, by using iPads. These patients can independently order the meals. On this way the patient can personalize the order and staff will be able to give more attention to other tasks.

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Vicki Capon's curator insight, May 8, 2013 5:53 PM

Het Universitair Ziekenhuis van Antwerpen biedt hun patiënten de kans om hun maaltijdkeuzes door te geven aan de hand van een Ipad. Dankzij deze ontwikkeling zou het personeel zo’n 15 minuten besparen. Momenteel zijn er al zo’n 60 tal iPads aanwezig in het ziekenhuis. Dankzij deze app krijgt het keukenpersoneel de bestelling automatisch binnen. Het UZA zou in de toekomst de bedplanning willen opstellen aan de hand van de Ipads.

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Technology built into mannequins helping stores track customers - PCWorld (blog)

Technology built into mannequins helping stores track customers - PCWorld (blog) | e-Skills Showcase Céline Merchiers | Scoop.it
Technology built into mannequins helping stores track customersPCWorld (blog)Christina is a contributor to media outlets such as Forbes.com, Inc.com, PCWorld.com, Auto Trader and The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Via TechinBiz
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Almax Spa, sells mannequins called the EyeSee that have cameras built into one of its eyes. These will port data into facial recognition software that can tell the age, gender and race of people walking by or enter the shop. This will give a cleat image of the customer group.

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Driving efficiency with improved IT project management

Driving efficiency with improved IT project management | e-Skills Showcase Céline Merchiers | Scoop.it
By integrating structured IT solutions from Bestoutcome, Stadco has helped guarantee transparency and visibility across all IT projects, as well as raising productivity in the process (RT @Jonny_Editor_MD: @Bestoutcome helps Stadco achieve transparency...

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Stadco, one of the UK’s biggest providers of automotive ‘body-in-white’ products and services started to use PM3 from Bestoutcome for its project management. PM3 enables you to focus on what you want to achieve and doing it in the right order causing maximum results.

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PETA Offers Virtual Frog Dissection Software for Free in India

PETA Offers Virtual Frog Dissection Software for Free in India | e-Skills Showcase Céline Merchiers | Scoop.it
PETA is sponsoring a virtual frog dissection software that gives you the experience of cutting and poking a frog without the formaldehyde. The support follows an announcement that all schools and colleges in India must phase out animal dissection.

Via Ruay-Shiung Chang
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PETA created a software called Frog Dissection that lets students poke around the innards of frogs from the comforts of their computers. Through this ICT PETA wants to help, via technology,  children educate about biology but also offer non- animal dissection alternatives.

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Potential of 3D Printing Technology

Mark Niu travels to Silicon Valley, where companies are trying to perfect 3D printing technology.

Via Troy Mccomas (troy48)
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A new technology based on the 3D program can replicate an object by simply printing it.  It’s a way for small manufacturers to create prototypes of their products. The only thing necessary is an application, correct computer software and some corn based ink.

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All Virginia students to use computers for standardized tests

One of the few states not to adopt national standards, Virginia is leading the way in moving to online testing.

Via Mel Riddile
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Students in Virginia are using computers to take Standards of Learning test. By abandoning the nearly ubiquitous paper- and- pencil technique, these school save a lot of materials like paper and writing utensil. Next to that the information processing happens much quicker and is automated.

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, May 21, 2013 2:24 PM

Many underestimate the difficulties and challenges of moving to online assessments. Had I not personally experienced that transition, I would have no idea what needed to be done.


The Virginia transition to online testing has taken a full decade to successfully implement. Under the Common Core, states will make the transition in a single year.

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Basisschool De Akker gebruikt communicatie-app met ouders - Kennisnet

Basisschool De Akker gebruikt communicatie-app met ouders - Kennisnet | e-Skills Showcase Céline Merchiers | Scoop.it
Basisschool De Akker uit Dieren zet een app in voor haar communicatie met ouders. In dit interview lees je meer over de keuze voor een app, de uitdagingen die men tegenkwam en welke tips men voor andere scholen heeft.

Via Olaf de Groot
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Elementary school De Akker introduced an additional communication application to communicate with the parents. This way the reporting of information and  comments happens much faster. Net to that the information is always up to date an nearby.

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IKEA Introduce 'How To Build' Youtube Channel To Help Frustrated Customers

IKEA Introduce 'How To Build' Youtube Channel To Help Frustrated Customers | e-Skills Showcase Céline Merchiers | Scoop.it
If you've ever purchased anything from IKEA, you'll know that the assembly part can sometimes be a frustrating endeavour.

 

...If this even vaguely sounds like you, you’d be glad to know that IKEA USA has started up a new Youtube playlist called ‘How To Build‘. As the title suggests, it gives you step-by-step video instructions about putting together a piece of furniture from the store. There’s no dialogue or voiceover, no cheesy intro or ending, just a visual representation of how to assemble an IKEA product....

 

[Smart content marketing - JD]


Via Jeff Domansky
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Ikea introduced a ‘How To Build’ youtube channel with videos to help frustrated customers with the assembly of their furniture. These videos will give step-by- step instructions helping the customers and saving time from the employees.

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Amazon Unveils Brand Pages

Amazon Unveils Brand Pages | e-Skills Showcase Céline Merchiers | Scoop.it
Retailer plans to allow partners to cross-promote messages to Facebook (Are Amazon Brand Pages the Lexington and Concord of the coming e-commerce war between it and Facebook?

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Amazon is rolling out new brand pages by using new IT platforms so the marketers are able to set up social shops for their customers. Next to that they give these brands insight into their audience’s shopping behavior.

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McDonald’s heeft tafels die je smartphone draadloos opladen

McDonald’s heeft tafels die je smartphone draadloos opladen | e-Skills Showcase Céline Merchiers | Scoop.it
Naast gratis WiFi, moet er straks ook draadloos stroom te verkrijgen zijn bij McDonald’s. De bedoeling is om je telefoon automatisch te laten opladen van zodra je ‘m op tafel legt.

Via Jonas Godijn
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The fast food chain, McDonald’s will be offering the costumer a new service soon. They have the possibility to charge the phones wireless while they are eating. McDonald’s cooperated with the Finland company PowerKiss who develops special tablet with incorporated technology systems and wireless internet.

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Jonas Godijn's comment, May 23, 2013 10:03 AM
De vastgoedketen Mc Donald's zal voortaan een nieuwe service aanbieden. Aan de hand van nieuwe technologische tafels zal de klant zonder draad zijn smartphone kunnen opladen. De technologie werd ontwikkeld door een Finlandsbedrijf Powerkiss.
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How Near Field Communication could drastically change in-store payment processes

How Near Field Communication could drastically change in-store payment processes | e-Skills Showcase Céline Merchiers | Scoop.it
NFC is the acronym for near field communication.
You should try to get used to this abbreviation
because you are about to hear it everywhere.

Near field communication is an important innovati

Via TechinBiz
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By using the ICT technology of near field communication, people will be able to use multiple devices to communicate with one another just by being in close proximity. Shops are using this technology to make payment processes more efficient and incorporating social networking into the strategy.

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Smart technology gives parents control over how children drive - Telegraph

Smart technology gives parents control over how children drive - Telegraph | e-Skills Showcase Céline Merchiers | Scoop.it
Parents will be able to control how fast their children drive thanks to technology being fitted on Britain’s top selling car, the Ford Fiesta.

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Ford will equip their Ford Fiesta with a new technology that will give the parents the possibility to control how fast their children are driving. Ford wants to provide better customer service for families with adult child

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Harnessing technology to boost business - AsiaOne

Harnessing technology to boost business - AsiaOne | e-Skills Showcase Céline Merchiers | Scoop.it
AsiaOneHarnessing technology to boost businessAsiaOneIt encourages local firms to harness technologies, tools and capabilities in automation, processes and systems to improve productivity.

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Businesses in Singapore are harnessing technology from the Manufacturing Productivity Technology Center to boost their business and improve productivity. This technology is essential for companies in low- cost countries who want to grow their productivity.

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F.C.C. Advances Plan for Faster In-Flight Wi-Fi

F.C.C. Advances Plan for Faster In-Flight Wi-Fi | e-Skills Showcase Céline Merchiers | Scoop.it
Regulators outlined a proposal that could make Internet service on airplanes cheaper, at speeds up to 30 times faster than the service many people have in their homes.

Via Ruay-Shiung Chang
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F.C.C. is busy creating a plan for the increase of faster in- flight Wi-Fi for the passengers on the plain. This way people will be able to surf the Web at 30,000 feet. It’s a way of providing extra costumer service

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Video Game Therapy Used To Help Treat Kids With Chronic Pain

Video Game Therapy Used To Help Treat Kids With Chronic Pain | e-Skills Showcase Céline Merchiers | Scoop.it

The Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. opened a new pain care complex this week which was built to introduce video games as a way to help young patients eliminate chronic pain. The games are specially designed and combined with Microsoft’s Kinect to help young patients improve their health without realizing it as games ask them to paint, play and exercise while doctors are on hand to analyze their range of motion.


Via Josué Cardona
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This article shows an interesting combination of the hospitals services combined with the use of a special video game in a new pain care complex. This video game is specially designed and combined with Microsoft's Kinect to help young patients improve their health without realizing it while playing the game. The use of ICT in this case gives the patient the opportunity to perform a better range of motion and feeling a greater distraction from their pain.

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