Technology

12Oct

The ‘Internet of Things’ Will Be The World’s Biggest Device Market And Save Companies Billions Of Dollars

The ‘Internet of Things’ Will Be The World’s Biggest Device Market And Save Companies Billions Of Dollars
// SAI

IoT devices by Sector

The Internet of Things (IoT) is beginning to grow significantly, as consumers, businesses, and governments recognize the benefit of connecting inert devices to the internet.

In an all-new report from BI Intelligence, we examine what is currently driving growth in the Internet of Things and how various sectors of the economy will embrace IoT innovations. 

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Here are a few of the key findings from the BI Intelligence report:

In full, the report:

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9Oct

Netvibes Launches Hierarchical Dashboarding For Real Time Data Visualization and Sharing [feedly]

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Netvibes Launches Hierarchical Dashboarding For Real Time Data Visualization and Sharing
// Ubergizmo

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Netvibes touts its technology to be the “Dashboard of Everything” that delivers brand monitoring, data analytics and reporting across large corporations. “Big data” and “IoT” are the most trending keywords in the Silicon Valley, right now, and, as a matter of fact, we have seen an exponential growth in the amount of data that any business needs to collect and process in order to remain competitive in today’s tough economy.

Netvibes delivers comprehensive dashboard intelligence to three types of audiences: Netvibes Basic for consumers enables people to aggregate easily their favorite content in a single custom dashboard, , Netvibes for your Agency offers custom social dashboards to monitor social ROI for any campaign, and Netvibes for Enterprise connects all internal systems and the social web together on a real-time dashboard intelligence portal.

Today, the company launched its new Hierarchical Dashboarding feature that optimizes data visualization and sharing across large enterprises and small teams. This innovative feature aims to improve horizontal collaboration for processing and analyzing data more efficiently and with better results.

The screenshots provided by Netvibes show how Hierarchical Dashboarding works for Acme Shoes team:

The VP of Marketing for ACME Shoes and his team share a dashboard that listens to all media and social mentions about ACME shoes. They also monitor competitor mentions and emerging industry trends in shoes.”
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“The VP of Marketing for ACME Smartwatches and her team share a dashboard that listens to the online conversation about smartwatches and wearable technology.”

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“The CMO’s dashboard uses Hierarchical Dashboarding to monitor key charts from the Shoes dashboard, the Smartwatches dashboard and other supporting teams.”

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All these charts displayed  above can be dragged-and-dropped on each other to create instant comparison in a compelling visual interface. For example, it can rapidly show how Twitter mentions are related to sales numbers or if web traffic is related to media coverage. Team mebers can share easily all the dashbaords in a few clicks via email:

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Please note that I have not tested Netvibes for Enterprise, however , from the screen shots I have received and my past experience with the consumer dashboard, I can tell that the service is highly user friendly and efficient for accessing the most relevant information you need in a single dashboard.

Netvibes for Enterprise is available immediately. For more info, contact Netvibes at http://www.netvibes.com/en/contact.

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7Oct

Facebook Opens Its Mobile Ad “Audience Network” To All Advertisers And Apps

Facebook Opens Its Mobile Ad “Audience Network” To All Advertisers And Apps
// MobileCrunch

Facebook Audience Network Feature After announcing its mobile ad network at f8 in April, Facebook today officially launched “Audience Network” and started letting any advertiser buy and any third-party app host ads powered by its targeting data. The big new detail is that Audience Network isn’t a separate set of ad inventory from what’s available in Facebook’s own apps and site with a direct… Read More

7Oct

New Google Eye Tracking Study Shows The Downfall Of The Golden Triangle

New Google Eye Tracking Study Shows The Downfall Of The Golden Triangle
// Search Engine Land: News About Search Engines & Search Marketing

A new Google eye tracking study published by Mediative shows how the evolution of the Google search results from 2005 to today has resulted in searchers looking outside of the golden triangle. The golden triangle was coined back in 2005 based on a study on how searchers looked at the Google …

3Oct

How Mobile Apps Impact Consumer Shopping Habits

How Mobile Apps Impact Consumer Shopping Habits [Infographic]
// SocialTimes.com

social shopping

Social shopping is a rapidly growing industry. With increased use of the Internet and especially mobile solutions for shopping, consumers are comparing prices and looking for deals more than ever. A new user survey from Scanlife details how often consumers interact with online coupons, deals and how mobile is impacting shopping.

Coupons are very important to the users of Scanlife’s apps: 20 percent of consumers use coupon apps every day, and one in four consumers use coupons every day. Sixteen percent use their coupon apps once a week, and 52 percent use their apps at least twice a month.

This access to coupons, especially online coupons, means that consumers are much more willing to try new products. Only 11 percent “never” try a new product they have a coupon for. Twenty-four percent “almost always” buy something new, and nearly 50 percent take a chance on a new product “sometimes.”

For online shopping providers, it’s important to keep in mind how consumers search for your product when they want to know more about it. Fifty-seven percent of users surveyed go straight for online search, and 20 percent use apps like Scanlife to get more information through barcodes, or QR codes on product packaging. Only four percent go to social networks to do their product research.

“Our survey of ScanLife users demonstrates the ever-increasing influence of smartphones on consumer shopping behavior and attitudes,” Maryann Moschides, vice president of marketing at Scanbuy, said in a statement. “Marketers should take note that the majority of mobile consumers are hungry for personalized deals and promotions from their favorite brands to help them save money and discover new products and services.”

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2Oct

5 Gandhi Quotes to Inspire Taking on Your Mission

5 Gandhi Quotes to Inspire Taking on Your Mission
// Entrepreneur.com – Small Business News and Articles – Latest Articles

Entrepreneurs know that the biggest battles you’ll wage are the ones in your head. While some people might talk a good game of courage from the sidelines, entrepreneurs know the uneasiness and excitement that can pervade their thoughts.

Entrepreneurs don’t live in the security of the known. You forge your own path, battle risk and uncertainty and prop yourself up with a strong mental attitude to stay focused on your journey. However, with that trailblazing, you also know there are times when fear is normal.

Related: 5 Insanely Inspirational Quotes For Entrepreneurs

Courage as an entrepreneur doesn’t mean you’re never afraid or concerned about what’s to come, it simply means you recognize those emotions and you forge ahead with confidence that you’ll be able to make it through and achieve your vision.

One of the best examples of a huge vision was the incredibly inspiring peaceful leader, Mahatma Gandhi, who was born Oct. 2, 1869. While just a simple man, he never let the fact that he was only one person keep him from blazing his own trail of peace. He organized a movement and created a revolution in India — all from peaceful, inspired action. He believed in a better future and he worked to make it a reality by peacefully leading the Indian people to eliminate British rule and establish their own free nation.

As an entrepreneur, there is much to learn both from his power as a peaceful but relentless leader and his drive to see his vision come to be a reality.

In honor of his birthday, here are five quotes attributed to Gandhi to inspire and remind you that one person can make a big difference with their own beliefs and leadership.

The future depends on what you do today.

There’s a great GNC commercial with the tagline “beat average.” Gandhi understood that tagline, even if fitness wasn’t his goal. You beat average and achieve your vision by doing something today. Procrastinating until tomorrow or beating yourself up about yesterday don’t lead to positive action. Get started on your vision right now, today.

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.

This may just be the greatest call to action in history. If you know your calling as an entrepreneur, get off the sidelines and start living it. Believing doesn’t mean much if you don’t back up your desires with action.

Related: 10 Inspirational Quotes From Literary Legend Maya Angelou

In fact, it creates stress because what you’re doing isn’t in alignment with who you really believe you are (or want to become). It’s OK to be scared, but it’s not okay to be dishonest. Be true to yourself and your vision and start living it today.

Be the change that you wish to see in the world.

Gandhi didn’t actually say this famous quote, but it is his life’s legacy. There’s an old adage that you should only take advice from someone you want to actually be like. Gandhi didn’t just believe in a free India or talk about being peaceful, he lived it. He was the change and his life saw the achievement of his vision. The world needs you to be the person you are and live the life of the entrepreneur you’re meant to be.

Without action, you aren’t going anywhere.

This seems pretty obvious, but again, Gandhi drives home the point that if you aren’t taking action, then nothing is happening. Start today. Take action right now. Make the life that you’re living line up with the vision you are working to create. That’s how things happen. Belief is great and totally necessary, but taking action is critical, too!

Change yourself — you are in control.

This is a very powerful concept that Gandhi lived every day. You being the best person and entrepreneur you can be will make everything and everyone better off. You have the power to change yourself and you are in control of your life.

Entrepreneurs take responsibility for their situation. Gandhi’s legacy challenges you to do the same thing. You are in control, so where do you want to go and who do you want to be?

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