Gamification's Serious Role in Sales Success


When gamification was just starting to catch on several years ago, I recall sitting next to the CMO of my then-company at a Gartner conference session. The presenter walked the audience through the concept of using ideas borrowed from gaming as a motivational tool, and about two-thirds of the way through, the CMO turned to me and whispered, “This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen.” At the time, it probably did seem dumb to a lot of people seeing it for the first time.

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Google Boots Ads for Predatory Payday Lenders


Google on Wednesday announced that it would ban advertising for payday loans in its ad systems. Starting July 13, the company will prohibit ads for payday loans and related products where funds are due within 60 days of the date of issue, as well as ads for loans with an APR of 36 percent, said Google’s David Graff. “When reviewing our policies, research has shown that these loans can result in unaffordable payment and high default rates for users, so we will be updating our policies globally to reflect that.”

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Crafting an Online Strategy, Part 3: How to Get Paid for Your Wares


If you’re just starting to sell your crafts or other handmade items online, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is how to accept customer payments. There are a variety of choices for payment processing, and many crafters end up using several. The methods you choose will depend on the needs of your business and your customers. One of the most common payment methods for small businesses is PayPal. You also might want to process payments on your own website. That’s where companies like Stripe come in.

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Vizio is making 4K televisions irresistible

Irvine, Calif.-based Vizio is now offering its E series televisions starting at $470, which gets you a 43-inch display with 4K resolution and Google Cast built in.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/21/vizio-is-making-4k-televisions-irresistible.html

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Nvidia’s vision for deep learning AI: Is there anything a computer can’t do?

Nvidia's Jen-Hsun Huang announcing the DGX-1 at GTC 2016
It is starting to seem like with fast enough hardware, nearly any repetitious task can be learned by a computer or robot. Nvidia is working to make sure that whenever it happens, it’s powered by Nvidia.

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Verizon planning $20 upgrade fee even for customers of Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program, leak suggests

Article Image Starting April 4, Verizon will be charging a flat $20 fee to upgrade most devices bought for its network — even when a customer is using Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program, according to a leaked memo.

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Apple's iPhone SE vs. iPhone 6s: Does price outweigh size?

Article Image Featuring a 4-inch Retina display and starting price of $399, the newly unveiled Apple iPhone SE is noticeably smaller and cheaper than the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s. However, despite obvious differences in size, there are a great deal of similarities under the hood between the two. Here’s a closer look at how well the iPhone SE competes with its big brother based on price, hardware and intended use.

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How to use Apple's new Night Shift mode in iOS 9.3

Article Image Starting with the launch of iOS 9.3, newer Apple devices have gained a feature called Night Shift, which changes the color tones of your iPhone or iPad display to a warmer hue. In this video, AppleInsider goes hands on with the handy new addition.

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Adware, beware! Microsoft plans to retaliate against software that doesn't behave

Starting next year, Microsoft will detect and remove adware that may compromise a PC’s security.

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Starting a Startup: Tips for Budding E-Commerce Entrepreneurs


So you’re thinking of starting an e-commerce business. It’s an exciting prospect, but it also can be daunting. How do you even begin? How can you ensure that your startup gets past being a startup? It’s important, first of all, to understand one thing about e-commerce: Just because it’s online doesn’t mean it’s easy. In fact, many of the basic business principles are the same for both online and brick-and-mortar stores. With that in mind, here are a few tips to get you going with your new enterprise.

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