Social CRM Info(graphic)
We desperately want to keep your attention and teach you something in the process, so today I’ll be sharing with you one of the better infographics about the art and history of Social CRM put together by the good people at GetSatisfaction…
Why I Won’t Buy Any More Electronics From Woot …Or Philips
Consumers love Woot.com because they’re able to get neat and occasionally even useful items at good prices. The great deals are great for a reason, though. Items from Woot can be surplus, older models, or refurbished. (Sometimes all three.) This is disclosed at the time of purchase and part of the deal. But Erica was under the impression that when you pay $550 for a television set, it should obey its own power button and not stop working entirely after a little more than a year of service…
DirecTV & Tribune Company Make Nice In Time For Opening Day
Today is the day that most Major League Baseball teams begin the 2012 season. And up until Wednesday afternoon, it looked like DirecTV customers in Philadelphia and Chicago wouldn’t be able to watch their hometown teams because of a protracted contract dispute between the satellite provider and the Tribune Company.
On April 1, the Tribune Co. had pulled 23 of its stations from a number of markets around the country. Among those stations are WGN in Chicago and WPHL in Philadelphia, both of which are slated to air today’s season openers for the Cubs and Phillies, respectively…
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Hipmunk’s App Now Finds Flights to Fit Your Schedule
Startup travel search engine Hipmunk already takes price, flight duration and number of stopovers into account when ranking flight search results. Now it’s adding your schedule to the equation.
A mobile app update going live on all of Hipmunk’s mobile platforms Thursday will make it easy to integrate your Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar or Apple iCal appointments with flight and hotel searches.
Appointments that conflict with flights will be shown as vertical bars within the app’s timeline of flight results, and the location of those appointments will be plotted alongside potential accommodations within the app’s map-based hotel search results...
Sprint Insists I Owe Them $800 For Nonexistent Account
Samit isn't a Sprint customer. He doesn't have a Sprint phone or service. He doesn't have a customer number. But somehow he owes Sprint $800 for service that he neither signed up for nor received. See, he had tried to become a customer. After starting the process of setting up Sprint service, someone took down his social security and credit card numbers, then wandered off. Samit received an iPhone that he never asked for, sent it back, and somehow has racked up $800 in phantom phone bills...
Today’s Top Stories: iPad Wi-Fi Issues, Google Glasses, Nokia TV
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.
Google Unveils Sci-Fi Glasses
After many months of speculation, Google has finally unveiled a prototype of its Google Glasses, a wearable glasses-like gadget which adds a virtual layer of information over our surroundings. The project, however, is still in early stages of development, and Google claims it’s unlikely we’ll see the Glasses on the market in 2012...
Super Thermometer Nest Gets Even More Nerdy
The iPod of thermostats is getting its first update.
While the jewel-shaped Nest thermostat, which launched in October, was already well-equipped to satisfy home-energy data enthusiasts, the update allows users to dissect even more closely the patterns of their heating and cooling systems.
Updated iPhone, Android and web apps now provide a visualization of exactly when their energy system has been on and off throughout the day. If energy expenditure differs significantly from the previous week’s average, it lets them know whether the change is due to weather, to the thermometer’s auto-adjustments or to their manual adjustments...
26 Elements of a Gamification Marketing Strategy
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Coupons…Re-thought for Today’s Restaurant Entrepreneur
The term coupon has many connotations in the restaurant industry and from what I’ve observed, mostly negative. Traditional print coupons have security or fraud potential, require additional auditing at server/bartender checkout and could lead to misrepresented offers if not properly explained. They are also typically expensive to print, require distribution to thousands with little to no ability to audit or apply success measurements, and as a result typically turn into more of a customer service disaster than they’re worth…
Yahoo Explains Why It Laid Off 2,000 Employees
The first round of those massive Yahoo layoffs hit this week, with 2,000 employees getting whacked. The company says the bloodletting will save it $375 million a year, allowing it to restructure in order to survive long enough to lay off more employees at a future time.
USA Today tracked down the email CEO Scott Thompson sent out to employees:
Today we are restructuring Yahoo! to give ourselves the opportunity to compete and win in our core business. The changes we’re announcing today will put our customers first, allow us to move fast, and to get stuff done…
Bitehunter Lets You Use One Account to Buy Daily Deals From 12 Sites
Instead of individually signing up for a handful of daily deals sites, Bitehunter now lets you use one account to buy from 12 different Daily Deal sites — all without leaving the Bitehunter app.
The startup, which aggregates daily deals based on your location, launched a new version of its app on Thursday.
The initial app was a map where deals could be displayed based on categories such as discounts or daily deals, but the update includes more precise filters for finding deals related to specific types of food and a list of “Top Deals” based on deals nearby you with high ratings…