ABC News (blog) Facebook Murder Trial: Closing Arguments Set for This Week ABC News (blog) Closing arguments are set to begin this week in the trial of a California teenager who allegedly lured his victim, an up and coming boxer, using a bogus...
It's not if, but when. Between crooks, hackers, and foreign governments, Facebook probably can't avoid a serious user data breach forever. When it happens, Facebook may never be able to quiet fears that "personal data isn't safe there".
WHDH-TV 'Get a million likes on Facebook first': Dad's dare leads to puppy Today.com (blog) When two sisters outside Boston asked their parents for a puppy, their dad posed a challenge: Get a million likes on Facebook and then we'll talk.
Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to This Week In Apple Rumors, our regular look back at all of the week's unconfirmed gossip, questionably-sourced reports, and blatant speculation about future Apple products from around the Web!
In the jargon-filled world of education, neologisms should be used sparingly. For a new school aimed at inspiring innovators and entrepreneurial leaders with a new learning model, the termedupreneur is indispensible.
One would hope that a company that has the ears of both the youngest and the most affluent travelers would take its responsibilities seriously: Not only by the way they handle the legal side of the issue, but also in how they lead the conversation...
Facebook has radically altered (some would say ruined) the dating scene. Relationships and breakups are now public information, first dates have lost their mystery because of preemptive Facebook stalking, and once-stable relationships are...
There's been a lot of talk about social media's vast promise for business, but where are the deliverables? Sure, virtually all businesses are on Facebook and Twitter, and everyone knows that in theory, at least, social-media tools can give companies direct access to customers and an opportunity to learn about their likes, dislikes, and desires. A number of corporations have become adept at using social media to geotarget customers, customize messages, and even communicate with individual consumers. And no marketing or reputational campaign would be complete these days without likes and tweets.
But what about social media's supposed power to change the way businesses innovate? Create strategy? Interact with employees?
That kind of progress may not be obvious, but evidence of social media's real promise is cropping up in all kinds of businesses, from knowledge companies to manufacturers to retailers. As corporate leaders develop a deeper understanding of social media's power, online interactions are becoming a rich resource. Some organizations are setting up listening posts to track customer sentiment. Others are creating collaborative environments for employees. Still others are learning how social media can boost sales.
During the next few weeks, HBR.org will investigate social media's value to all parts of your business, from strategy creation to recruitment to stakeholder engagement. For starters, innovation expert John Seely Brown writes about social media's role in transforming business; Roy Bahat, chairman of game-console maker OUYA, will show how social media is changing the way businesses recruit and hire; Raj Agnihotri of Ohio University will discuss social media's impact on the world of B2B sales. And that's just for starters.
The #jiconf at Gainesville, FL, played host to a lively discussion between academics David Craig, Steve Fox and Ginny Whitehouse and myself, Kelly Fincham. We debated current social media ethics and possible best practices for journalists.
Department store surveillance cameras are not just watching for thieves. Some are also tracking customer activity. Knowing the ebb and flow of the number of shoppers, the path they take through the store and the products they touch can provide valuable information for boosting sales. While customers may find this level of scrutiny creepy, retailers see it as survival in a low-margin, fiercely competitive business.
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Retailers and vendors say technology is not being used today to personally identify shoppers. Software companies such as Prism Skylabs and RetailNext blur faces or use heat maps in providing visualizations of customer goings-on. In 2010, The Global Association For Marketing At Retail warned marketers againstrecording or storing facial data without consent. "While technology imposes few restrictions on data collections in retail settings, marketers should safeguard consumer privacy," the group said in publishing a voluntary code of conduct for collecting in-store customer data.
The Federal Trade Commission has said it does not have a problem with gathering aggregate information on shoppers. "We would be very concerned about the use of cameras to identify previously anonymous people," Mark Eichorn of the FTC Division of Privacy and Identity Protection told Time magazine.
Not surprisingly, privacy advocates are taking a more hardline stance. For them, the use of cameras for anything but catching pilferers is wrong, because most people do not know they are being watched for reasons other than security. But do people really expect privacy when standing in an aisle and checking out a jacket? They certainly don't expect others to know who they are, but it's a reasonable assumption that others will see them handling the potential purchase.
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Forbes Facebook Graph Search Is A Disruptive Minefield Of Unintended Consequences Forbes But Facebook also has to convince users of the utility of searching for “Mexican restaurants that my friends like in Palo Alto.” Although the result is...
Our tech start-up of the week is MySmark, a start-up conceived in Italy and incubated in Ireland. It has developed an online tool that lets consumers express how they feel; it also aggregates this real-time information and feeds it back to marketers.
Anyone who eats at restaurants regularly expects to encounter frustrations: a long waiting list, unmotivated servers, and the wait for your credit card to be returned before you can rush off to a movie.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S.judge has ordered Apple Inc to disclose to rival Samsung Electronics details of a legal settlement the iPhone maker reached with Taiwan's HTC Corp, including terms of a (RT @DavidPapp: Samsung wins U.S.court order to...
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