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Content curation is not just collecting, it's also sharing. And whatever our motivation, we curate content to have an impact so understanding where our traffic comes from is important. During our first 2 years of existence, the Scoop.it users have published more than 50M pieces of content attracting more than 100M unique visitors so we've been in a great position to observe not only where this traffic came from but also what best practices had the strongest influence on it.
The last few weeks have been complicated for the bitcoin, the virtual currency created in 2009 by an anonymous programmer under the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto. The key feature of this currency is its peer-to-peer payment system (user to user, without intermediaries) based on open source software administered by a community of volunteers. There is no central authority or central bank managing the system and no-one owns it. Its acceptance as a means of payment ultimately depends on the confidence generated by the currency. However, doubts have emerged regarding its security with the disappearance of MtGox, to date the main platform for trading and handling bitcoins, victim of a massive theft by hackers.
Operating with bitcoins requires both parties in a transaction to have accounts called «bitcoin wallets». To transfer the currency, sellers must give buyers their password and buyers send bitcoins to sellers using a software application. The bitcoin user network provides the computing power of its members' devices for the system to verify that the vendor is the legitimate owner of the transferred bitcoins and to register the transaction. This process, whose aim is to guarantee the system's security, involves the solution of a complex mathematical problem and can take from one minute to one hour for very large transactions. Users helping to solve this problem are rewarded with new bitcoins (called «digital mining»).
Bitcoins can also be acquired through other exchange platforms operating in real time. After the sudden closure of MtGox, Bitstamp has emerged as the most popular platform to handle and trade in bitcoins against other currencies.
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Companies are committed to customer experience (CX). It's a priority in most, more important this year than last — and many companies are hiring more people to focus on it. Those are among the key takeaways in the latest of a series of reports from Temkin Group, a customer experience (CX) research and consulting firm. Topic: Customer Experience.
Positive Attitudes about CX
The report, Customer Experience Expectations and Plans for 2014, (fee charged) is the fourth in a series from Temkin Group. This one surveyed 152 companies with $500 million or more in annual revenues about their customer experience results in the past year and asked them about their plans for 2014 and beyond.
Managing Partner Bruce Temkin, who is also co-founder and chair of theCustomer Experience Professionals Association, told CMSWire the current report is characterized by companies’ “positive attitudes about CX.” He outlined three main findings:
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The world's biggest social networking company said Wednesday that it is paying $12 billion in Facebook stock and $4 billion in cash for WhatsApp. In addition, the app's founders and employees will be restricted stock worth $19 billion that will vest over four years after the deal closes.
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Google made it clear earlier this year that those doing guest posts “for SEO purposes” might be subject to penalties. But the latest chapter in its war on guest posts feels a bit crazy: an entire site put into Google’s penalty box because of a single guest post that Google didn’t like. Your Entire Site […]
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When it comes to the digital marketing sector, Google is definitely the boss. And yes, the boss has got all the rights to change, tweak, twist or even break the stereotypical rules that have been dominating the field since ages.
It's important for small business owners, (as well as larger business owners) to be competitive in the SEO marketing of their business online; otherwise you end up with a collection of pages nobody can find.
Content Marketing has been all the rage these past few years. We’ve heard from many speakers and influencers that content marketing is the new advertising and that “brands must become media to earn relevance”. But how do we measure its ROI and know our content isn’t just fueling some vanity metric but is actually helping our business?
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will fight disturbing new government claims in an emergency court hearing Wednesday – claims that may imply records documenting ongoing government surveillance have been destroyed despite a judge's order.
Over the last several weeks, EFF has been battling to ensure that evidence of the NSA surveillance program will be preserved as part of its two cases challenging the illegal government spying: Jewel v. NSA and First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles v. NSA. But in a court filing late Monday, the government made shocking new assertions, arguing that its obligation to preserve evidence was limited to aspects of the original Bush-era spying program, which the government contends ended eight years ago with a transition to FISA court orders.
"This argument simply does not make sense. EFF has been demanding an injunction to stop this illegal spying program, regardless of the government's shifting justifications," said EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn, who will argue in front of U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey S. White at the hearing Wednesday. "But these government claims aren't just nonsensical – they are extremely worrisome and dangerous. The government is suggesting it may have destroyed years' worth of evidence about its illegal spying, justified by its own secret interpretation of our case. This is about more than just phone records; it's about evidence concerning all of the government's spying. EFF is asking the court for a full accounting of just what is going on here, and it's time for the government to come clean."
Mt. Gox, the Tokyo-based Bitcoin exchange that collapsed and filed for bankruptcy last month, said it had found 200,000 Bitcoins that were held in an “old-format wallet,” or digital storage file reports The New York Times.
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Engage website visitors better by designing your site to match how people's eyes move on the page. Here are some surprising eye tracking stats to help.
Putting together a great looking website is a great start, but it is just a start.
True web design requires you to venture beyond the aesthetic and into the worlds of User Experience and Conversion Rate Optimization.
Knowing how the viewers of your site really see it can help to shine light on new and/or missed opportunities within your current design. It may also bring out the need for new elements or changes.
While there are plenty of options for improving CRO, eye tracking analysis provides some of the most useful information for optimizing your biggest digital marketing asset, your website.
A good design will catch people’s eye, but a great design will keep people on your site and get them engaged with your content. And while you shouldn’tunderestimate the power of good copy, your design is what people notice first.
We teamed up with our friends over at Single Grain to put together the infographic below in hopes that it will help everyone get a better, basic understanding of what eye tracking is and what it can do.
Last year, Transit Wireless started bringing Wi-Fi and cell service to New York City's bustling subway system.
Starting in March, 40 more stations will get the treatment including some of the most popular in the city: Grand Central Terminal and 34th St. Herald Square.
The rollout is expected to be completed by June and will give millions of annual subway riders access to their T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint service, along with Wi-Fi.
"Hundreds of millions of new annual subway patrons will soon receive the benefits of having all the major wireless carriers AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and Wi-Fi service in underground stations – including Queens. This is a huge benefit to all the visitors and tourists that come to New York City every day," said William A. Bayne Jr., CEO of Transit Wireless. "We are not only extending our network to all underground stations in Queens and additional stations in Manhattan, we are setting the stage for future innovations that will provide riders with an enhanced experience in the New York City subway system."
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