Posts Tagged ‘software’

Generate Product Descriptions with Natural Language Software

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Software solution providers are using templates and product data, such as brand name, price, and specifications, to automatically generate thousands of ecommerce product descriptions in practically no time.
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Qualitative Data – the Other Stuff

Friday, December 2nd, 2016


We’ve become obsessed with big data and analyzing it, though sometimes I think we get in our own way. The issue is that we preferentially collect quantitative data as if it were the only thing worth the time. In fact, quantitative data is but one kind of data, and the information it provides gives a one-dimensional view of the world. It’s not wrong information — just incomplete. The obsession with quantitative data that can be worked on with heavy duty math reminds me of what the economist Sumantra Ghoshal once termed “physics envy.”

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Zenefits Pays the Piper

Thursday, December 1st, 2016


The California Department of Insurance this week announced fines totaling $7 million against startup Zenefits, a provider of cloud-based human resources services. The company’s former leadership “created an anything goes culture at the Internet startup, resulting in numerous violations of licensing requirements to protect consumers,” said Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. The fines are the culmination of investigations California launched last year after receiving complaints that Zenefits employees were selling insurance without a license.

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Beware of Wildly Inconsistent Online Shopping Rules

Thursday, December 1st, 2016


Before you sit down at your kitchen table and lose money shopping for Christmas and holiday gifts, you’d be well advised to learn the rules of the online shopping road. They can be very different from one vendor to another, so shop carefully. Some companies do a great job with customer care. Others don’t. I have been both delighted and burned several times, and I’d like to share some of my personal experiences to help you shop more safely. Amazon, the leader in online shopping, does it right from the customer perspective.

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CNN Taps Beme Talent to Cultivate Millennials

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016


CNN has acquired Beme, the startup cofounded by YouTube sensation Casey Neistat, the companies announced Monday. CNN plans to launch a new branded subsidiary featuring timely and topical video content by the summer of 2017. It will be led by a team including the Beme cofounders, under a name as yet undecided, with CNN providing funding. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Neistat will provide the content expertise, and Beme cofounder Matt Hackett will lead digital innovation at the new company.

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