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Traveling Dog Owner? Meet the Airbnb for Dogs
Leaving your dog at a kennel can be heartbreaking, and asking a friend to dog-sit can feel intrusive. So what is a traveling dog owner to do?
A new site called Dog Vacay hopes you’ll instead find a local home for your dog while you’re away. On Thursday, it’s launching Airbnb-type listings for dog boarders.
The startup allows anyone who wants to host dogs in his or her home to apply for a listing on the site. Homeowners set their own price, choose their own schedules and can specify what types of dogs they’re willing to host…
How to Achieve Uncommon Service
We Now Watch Less Live TV, But More Programming Thanks to DVRs [STUDY]
Of the three major devices we connect to our TVs — gaming consoles, DVRs and DVD players — DVRs get by far the most use. While we’re watching less live TV than a few years ago, we now watch a full 19 minutes more per year of programming, just on our own schedules now.
Those statistics and more from a new Nielsen study reveal how TV-watching habits have changed with the growing popularity of DVRs.
“The percent of DVR usage has grown fivefold from a mere 1.6% in 2006 to almost 8% in 2011, and DVRs are adding time to our TV day by allowing us to watch shows airing at the same time…
Room-Borrowing Landlord Is Mentally Ill, Running A Scam, Or Both
Yesterday, we shared with you the story of Z, the room he rented in a small city in central California, and the landlord who thought it was totally okay to stay in his bedroom while he was out of town. We didn’t expect to get an update this soon, or for the story to get even stranger. It turns out that while the owner of the house may be mentally ill, according to local police, she has definitely been running a scam for at least the last few months that consists of collecting rent and deposits, then terrorizing renters so they move out…
CDC Says Processed Foods Are Making Kids Fat
A major reason more than a third of American children are struggling with obesity is the copious amount of sugar they take in every day, with processed foods providing a significant share. That’s the opinion of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which found that sugars made up 16.3 percent of boys’ calorie intake and 15.5 percent of that of girls. The CDC recommends that kids’ discretionary calorie intake be 15 percent or lower.
Citing CDC figures and recommendations, CBS News reports that all that extra sugar has been found to lead to increased risk of heart problems and high cholesterol in teens…
The Argument for Desktop Analytics
The Value of Been There, Done That
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Five Ways to Thrive in a Tough Economy
Google promises the new document is easier to understand and follow, and that the essence of the company’s privacy controls isn’t changing.
“We aren’t collecting any new or additional information about users. We won’t be selling your personal data…
8 Things That Will Send Customers Packing
Scammers Hit Grocery Store Gift Card Kiosk, Swap Out Empty Cards For New Ones
Jeff is a really generous boss. This past holiday season, he gave out $100 gift cards to various stores as gifts to his staff. He picked them up at one of those gift card malls that you see in grocery and drug stores: in this case, at grocery chain Ralph’s. When his employee went to actually use the card this week, it wouldn’t work. Normal gift card snafu? No. The grocery store blames card-switching thieves.
Curious if you’ve run across this issue previously. For Xmas, I purchased gift cards for members of my staff…
People Tweet Stupid Things To Companies
Sometimes Twitter can be an effective customer service tool; more often it’s not. But most of the time, tweets to brands are inane drivel like most of the rest of Twitter. Or they come full circle and are so stupid that they’re almost interesting.
The blog Dumb Tweets @ Brands catalogs the tweets that fall into that last category. It is strangely compelling.
A few examples:
Would such a person carry an epi-pen filled with sweet and sour sauce in case someone slips them a nugget?
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Social CRM in 2012: Insight Solutions
So far we’ve talked about the importance of Gamification and Customer Experience on Social CRM in 2012 and everything we’ve talked about thusfar is devoted to what is happening on the customer side of things when creating those experiences we’ve been talking about. This time we’re keeping customer experiences in the forefront of our minds, but we’re looking at it more internally from a research and insights point of view.
It’s hard to spend any period of time reading about social media, social insights, CRM technology and digital marketing without coming across the phrase “Return on Investment”…
Scientists Find Women Can Produce New Eggs After All
Health class taught you that women were born with all the eggs they’d ever have throughout their lives, but science has cast doubt on that supposition. New research finds that women can make new eggs throughout their reproductive years, thanks to stem cells in ovaries.
National Geographic reports scientists identified the stem cells in mice ovaries in a study published in 2004, but researchers in Boston’s Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital have finally identified the stem cells in humans…
nFluence Media Launches dealBoard a non-Invasive Mobile Aggregator
dealBoard is a free iOS app that collects daily deals from dearly all the daily deal sites and presents you with a personalized selection based on your interests. There aren’t any forms to fill out; no email inbox flooding, just a program that learns your tastes based on preferences and assures that you’ll only see deals relevant to you. Android and Window’s versions are coming soon…