QVC to Cut 606 Call Center Jobs
Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds
Here are ten of the best photos that readers added to The Consumerist Flickr Pool this week, picked for usability in a Consumerist post or just plain neatness.
(#2: Chris Rief aka Spodie Odie)
(#4: Great Beyond)
(#10: Chris Rief aka Spodie Odie)
Our Flickr Pool is the place where Consumerist readers upload photos for possible use in future Consumerist posts…
Free WiFi Continues To Pop Up In Odd Places
These are boom times for heavy WiFi users. Free WiFi is so ubiquitous that it’s gotten to the point that it’s almost shocking to sit down in public and not be able to pick up a signal.
Finance Triggers has spotted WiFi at a number of unorthodox locales, including local parks, fast food joints, hospital cafeterias and churches. Check out the post for 12 places that offer ways to set up shop, stare at a screen and ignore people around you while pretending to “work” and checking out gossip sites, sports scores and Facebook…
New Call Hours for Workforce Solutions
No, You Didn’t Rent A Pirated DVD From Redbox
Nathan didn’t know who it was replacing Redbox DVDs with ripped and burned copies in his city, but he approved. Kinda. He like pirated copies better, without all of the un-skippable trailers and other nonsense that studios cram on DVDs. “I don’t know who this vigilante is, but I’m thankful for him,” he wrote. Only there was no vigilante stealing discs from Redbox en masse. This Sony DVD-R with the movie title written in felt-tip pen is an official, legal copy of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo…
The Rules of Social Media Debunked
15 Ideas for Keeping Your Employees Happy
HD Contact Lenses Will Increase The Resolution Of Your Eyeballs
I just got back from a long-overdue visit to the local vision-correction emporium, where I learned that for all these years, I’ve been fumbling through life only able to see 480 lines of resolution through my contact lenses. But now there are HD contact lenses. Bausch & Lomb’s PureVision2 HD lenses have been out for some time now, and I’m just learning about this upgrade to reality now.
The company claims that the lenses have “High Definition™ Optics, designed to help reduce spherical aberration…
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Today’s Top Stories: Google Tablet Store Rumors, Changes at RIM
Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories.
RIM Refocuses on Enterprise, Changes Leadership
After RIM’s less-than-stellar results in the last quarter, co-CEO Jim Balsille, COO of Global Operations Jim Rowan and CTO David Yach have all been replaced. New CEO Thorsten Heins promises to turn the company around by focusing on enterprise customers…
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5 Cities Benefiting From Mobile Apps
The Digital Marketing Series is supported by HubSpot, an inbound marketing software company based in Cambridge, MA, that makes a full platform of marketing software, including marketing automation tools.
We live in a mobile world. With new research indicating that smartphone users outnumber basic phone users and 100 million Americans are relying on iPhone, Android or Blackberry to power their day, it’s no surprise that people are yearning to get more done on their phones.
And now, the local government is beginning to heed the call of smarter mobile tools…
Lawton Call Center to Close; 175 Will Lose Jobs
Climbing the Search Engine Rankings Ladder
3CLogic Announces New Management Tools for Agent Monitoring
Government Report Says Inactivity And Obesity Are Linked To Cancer Risks
According to a government report, a lack of exercise and excess weight can make you more vulnerable to as many as a third of the most common cancers in the United States. Tobacco use is the only prevalent risk factor that leads to more preventable diseases and deaths.
USA Today reports researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and three national institutes that focus on cancer research and prevention pitched in on the report, which was published in the journal Cancer…
This Website Is Made of Real Bacon [VIDEO]
Ruby on Rails. PHP. HTML. Bacon? Yup, pork belly just became an honorary member of the list of things you can use to make a website.
Bleacher Report — among the web’s most popular sports sites with more than 25 million monthly unique visitors — went all-bacon beginning Friday morning. After navigating to BleacherReport.com, users can click a yellow button on the homepage to switch to a bacon-draped version of the site, in which its links and images remain but the rest of the layout is made of the greasy fried meat…
5 Smart Moves to Steal from the Tech Industry
Google Partners With Publishers on a New Kind of Paywall
You might not be willing to fork over a monthly subscription fee to read some of your favorite news sites, but would you answer a survey question?
That’s what Google and a handful of well-known online publishers are aiming to find out. On Thursday, the tech giant unveiled “Google Consumer Surveys,” which allows publishers to glean a little more revenue from their content by serving up short surveys to readers. These surveys function like paywalls: When a reader lands on an article page, he or she will have to answer a question or three to view the full text of the article (see it in action here)…
Friday Fail: The Most Bizarre Interview
Preparing for a New Price Paradigm
Confessions of an Ex-Manager
Mark Zuckerberg Gets Star Treatment From Japan’s Prime Minister
Mark Zuckerberg is huge in Asia.
The Facebook founder was besieged by flash bulbs and greeted by a somewhat “star-struck” Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiko Noda during a visit to Tokyo Thursday, Reuters reports.
“It’s a funny feeling to see you here because I watched the film,” Noda told Zuckerberg, according the Reuters.
“Very different,” Zuckerberg replied about The Social Network, which took a famously critical look at Facebook’s origins when its founder was an undergraduate at Harvard University…
Expert: Credit Card Data On Old Xbox Hard Drives Is Vulnerable
If you’ve ever gotten rid of an old Xbox 360 hard drive, a determined hacker could find a way to extract your credit card information from the device. As part of a study meant to expose Microsoft’s lax protection of consumer data, researchers bought a refurbished Xbox 360 and used hacking tools to plunder the device for info that identified the previous owner, as well as the owner’s credit card details. They say old data isn’t safe even if the hard drives have been formatted.
Kotaku spoke to a Drexel University researcher who took part in the experiment…