Twitter’s New Algorithm Raises De-Democratization Fears

February 10th, 2016


Twitter on Wednesday gave users the option of using a new algorithmically organized feed that would deliver more relevant messages — not necessarily the newest — first. The new approach to disseminating tweets was spearheaded by Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey, who is under pressure because of the company’s lack of growth. Compared to other social media sites, like Facebook, Twitter is lagging behind in new user growth and stock performance. Naturally, that has put significant pressure on Dorsey.

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Marketing Quantification

February 10th, 2016


It has been fun watching the rapid improvement of the marketing function over the last decade. The advance was in no small part due to the advances in marketing automation, and the marketing revolution is not over by a long shot. However, I think we’re bumping up against a ceiling, and the improvements we can expect that make marketing faster will plateau. Our next steps should involve refining marketing quality, and many businesses have already embarked on this effort.

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What’s the future for smaller ecommerce retailers?

February 10th, 2016

With the growing dominance of Amazon and Ebay for everyday consumer items, what future is there for the smaller ecommerce business?
Amazon and Ebay both emphasize …

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The Pirate Bay Is Now Streaming

February 10th, 2016


The Pirate Bay may be vying to become the world’s largest streaming site. It recently began testing a plug-in that turns browsers into torrent-streaming clients. Having returned from its latest exile, The Pirate Bay now is using the Torrents Time plugin to deliver an illegal answer to Netflix. Users can access a wealth of movies and TV shows without paying a cent to the copyright holders. Once the plugin has found enough peers, it can stream content without having to buffer — and peer acquisition takes just seconds.

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Amazon Echo: Get Your Uber Rides, Pizza Pies and Hit Music Here

February 9th, 2016


Amazon last week added Uber calling, Spotify listening and Domino’s pizza ordering to its growing list of functions available to Echo’s voice-activated speakers and Alexa software. Users need only to ask Alexa to call an Uber or an UberX, which is one of the various levels of the Uber private car service, to get a ride. Users can specify their location in the Alexa app’s settings, then enable Uber in Alexa’s skills section and link to an Uber account. New Uber users can get $15 off their first ride by using the 15Alexa discount code.

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