The [xxx] Economy


While sitting in the audience at Zuora’s recent Subscribed event, I couldn’t help contemplate the meaning and progress of what was once a set of words that didn’t roll off the tongue. I am talking about the “subscription economy” — and it’s really something. The data coming in from a variety of sources shows how rapidly subscriptions have become a big part of our lives, and why not? As I am fond of saying, subscriptions have become the way to commoditize technology and other things so that they can spread to the largest markets possible.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84587.html?rss=1

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Girl captures chilling image of 'ghost child' in back of her mom's car

A girl’s chilling selfie in a car appears to show a ‘child ghost’ sitting in the back seat which paranormal experts believe was a warning from beyond the grave.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/17/girl-captures-chilling-image-ghost-child-in-back-her-car.html

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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.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83737.html?rss=1

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How to 'lasso' a Goodyear 'blimp'

I’m sitting in a gigantic Mack truck. Fifty feet away, a huge blimp nearly as long as a football field hovers in front of me, filling up the windshield.


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How to 'lasso' a Goodyear 'blimp'

I’m sitting in a gigantic Mack truck. Fifty feet away, a huge blimp nearly as long as a football field hovers in front of me, filling up the windshield.


The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/c/35492/f/676960/s/4b3d3e7a/sc/23/l/0L0Scnn0N0C20A150C110C0A40Cus0Cgoodyear0Eblimp0Ewingfoot0Eone0Ecockpit0Emast0Etruck0Cindex0Bhtml0Deref0Frss0Itech/story01.htm

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Internet Players Wrestle with Proposals to Prevent Capture


The Internet is run by a bunch of geeks sitting in a darkened space, lit only by the glow from LED screens, right? That Hollywood image may be how the general public perceives what it takes to send and receive emails, deliver apps, enable electronic transactions, and store great gobs of data. There is much more to operating the Internet, however, including a challenging management environment for ensuring that the technology is adequate, and that a multitude of network stakeholders can work together to keep the system functioning properly.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82211.html?rss=1

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A Stellar Progress Report for Mobile Retail


Any industry player sitting at the vortex of mobile marketing and retail has a great deal to be excited about at present. The marketplace is witnessing an incredible growth and innovation surge. At the end of last year, mobile technology clearly upped the ante — creating fresh, breakthrough marketing opportunities for a merchant community looking to increase revenues while better controlling ROI. During the latter part of last year, 16.6 percent of all online purchases were made on a mobile device, according to IBM.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82128.html?rss=1

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Google usurps Apple as world's most valuable brand name, report says

After sitting in the top spot for three years, Apple has been overthrown thanks to Google’s innovation over the past year, says one market research firm that compiles an annual list of top worldwide brands.



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