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 »

Control Your Computer From Afar With Myo Armband

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Description: Imagine a wireless device capable of sensing your muscle movement and relaying those movements onto your screen. Source: Globe&Mail Date: January 30, 2014  Thalmic Labs has created an alternative to the mouse and keyboard. The new Myo device uses muscle sensors to understand your gestures, letting you use your hands to play video games, swipe through… Read more »

Facebook Hits a Milestone

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Description: As Facebook celebrates its 10th anniversary, we take a look back at its origins, and take a look forward at the future of the company and what it will look like. Source: CNET Date: February 3, 2014  The social network that turned the word “friend” into a verb and popularized the “like button” is turning… Read more »

Urine sample app lets users detect diseases with iPhones

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Description: The newest most cutting edge app allows users to test their urine for up to 25 diseases by simply peeing into a cup and taking a picture of a color-coded urinalysis strip. Source: CNET Date: February 27th, 2013 Ever thought a smartphone could detect what was in your urine? Well, now it can. A new iPhone app,… Read more »

Khan Academy: The future of education?

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Description: With the backing of Gates and Google, Khan Academy and its free online educational videos are moving into the classroom and across the world. Their goal: to revolutionize how we teach and learn. Source: CBS .com Date: March 21, 2012 Questions: 1  Is Khan Academy the online silver bullet for on-line education? 2. What… Read more »

Apple lifts the veil on its plans to remake the educational landscape.

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Description: Apple wants Schools to center on Ipads Source: cnn .com Date: Jan 17, 2012 Questions for discussion: Who are the winners in using this technology to transform the text book industry? 2. Who are the losers in using this technology to transform the text book industry?

Young, in Love and Sharing Everything, Including a Password

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Description: It has become fashionable for young people to express their affection for each other by sharing their passwords to e-mail, Facebook and other accounts. Source: nytimes .com Date: Jan 17, 2012 “It’s a sign of trust,” Tiffany Carandang, a high school senior in San Francisco, said of the decision she and her boyfriend made… Read more »

“Groupon” Your Business MSNBC

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Description: Groupon has had huge growth and success in the area of marketing businesses.  Is there any downside in using Groupon for small business? Source: Date: November 21/2011 Questions: Is Groupon something that can benefit all businesses? Why? Or Why not? 2.  What criteria would you use as a business manager in trying to… Read more »