Facebook: We’re Still Experimenting on Users, But Now It’s Less Creepy

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Description: Facebook says it’s making changes after an uproar over its mood manipulation experiment. Source: CNN Money Date: October 2, 2014   The announcement marks Facebook’s fullest public acknowledgment yet of problems with the study, conducted unwittingly on some 690,000 users for one week in early 2012. Some people in this group were shown a higher number of positive posts… Read more »

Next Generation of Robots Designed to Naturally Socialize With Humans

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Description: Robots created to socially interact with guests and perform small service roles are being tested out at Aloft Hotels. Source: Globe and Mail Date: September 9, 2014 Robotic advancements are improving with the ability to socialize and interact with humans. Watch the Video. Questions for discussion: 1. What industries are at risk of losing jobs to… Read more »

Three Essential Tools for Collaborating with Clients Remotely

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Description: If you’re working with clients remotely, you need to use the tools available to help make sure that you are properly servicing the client. The only way to do this is with the appropriate technology. Source: TechVibes Date: March 7, 2014 Convenient, simple and easy. That’s what every single client wants from a service provider in… Read more »

GuestDriven Raises $3M To Expand Its Hotel Guest Interaction And Loyalty Platform

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Description: GuestDriven, a Montreal based start-up, hopes to bring back real-time customer-employee interaction throughout the hotel industry. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 18, 2014  These days, many hotel interactions with their guests happen through third-party platforms: The Travelocities, Yelps, and Foursquares of the world get the feedback that hotels need and depend on, and this generally happens in… Read more »

Step Your Game Up, Retailers! When It Comes to Shopping, Canadians Want – and Expect – It All

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Description: Canadian consumers are expecting more and more from retailers and in order to keep up, retailers must be completely mobile accessible, and tell their easily relate-able brand story through all media channels. Source: TechVibes Date: February 27, 2014   Canadian consumers have high demands when it comes to the experience of shopping, according to Total Retail:… Read more »

Are Mobile Apps Now a Requirement for Businesses?

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Description: Mobile Apps are they way of the future for almost all businesses. They encourage impulse purchases and without one, your business may be losing out on  potential sales. Source: Techvibes Date: February 6, 2014   How’s your business’s mobile app doing? Don’t have one? Turns out you could be leaving significant money on the table. Customers now… Read more »

The 22-year-old Redefining Mobile Advertising

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Description: Brian Wong, Co-Founder and CEO of Kiip, hatched a new strategy to connect brands with consumers by offering rewards for virtual achievements. Source: Forbes Date: January 17, 2014 Kiip, a mobile advertising company, has developed a way to cash-in on those little moments consumers have everyday through various apps, and reward them ever so subtly.  Watch… Read more »

CES: Cars that are solar-powered, talk to each other, and don’t need drivers

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Description: Solar powered vehicles? Cars that can communicate with one another? Vehicles that can drive themselves? These concepts might not be as fictional as you may think. Source: CNET Date: January 7, 2014 The cars of the future may be able to communicate with each other, drive themselves, and be powered by the sun. CNET’s Sumi… Read more »

Google And Robots: The Future Just Got A Lot Closer

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Description: Don’t look for an Android-powered Wall-E anytime soon, but Google’s recent move toward robotics signals a big momentum shift getting under way. Source: CNET Date: December 5, 2013 Ready or not, we’re about to enter the age of robotics. That’s the message underlying Google’s announcement on Wednesday that former Android honcho Andy Rubin would be aiming the company’s next “moon shot”… Read more »

Hello Biometrics, Goodbye Passwords?

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Description: Researchers at Purdue University say it’s coming soon: Biometrics – identification by human traits – is leading the way forward, making it possible to log in with a simple scan of your iris or fingerprint. Source: Globe&Mail Date: December 5, 2013  Your personal features are about to become the highest level security method against anything worth… Read more »