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February 2016 Archive


Zip - The Question Answer App

Feb. 20, 2016

Zip - The Question Answer App takes the "Evil" out of social media by blocking and/or removing any user questions that contai‎n profanity, bullying, racism and other offensive content.
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3rd International Conference and Expo on Computer Graphics & Animation 2016

Feb. 17, 2016

Computer Graphics 2016 on November 7-9 in Las Vegas will be the 3rd international conference covering the history, technologies, and trends of computer graphics and games catered to industry professionals and academic communities worldwide. We are assembling a distinguished editorial board and we invite you to join us. Please check out our call for papers in 14 tracks and 300 sessions encompassing the vast field of computer graphics and applications in games and movies.
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Devices, Social Media Make Younger Generation Worldly Faster

Feb. 15, 2016

Every parent wants his/her kids to have things better than they did growing up and with the Internet, Web and connected devices they sorta, kinda do. Heck they often have to help their folks use their devices and find information on the Web. But online activities can too quickly turn dark and ugly if a parent doesn't monitor what they kids are doing and where they're going with their devices and connectivity. Sometimes they don't know how to handle situations and it's time for the parent to step in. There really is a lot of good in the world but there's also a lot of bad. Youngsters often feel they are oversupervised and restricted and you probably are...just a little. Just remember what your mom and dad told you, "It's for your own good." Don't worry they'll say the same thing to their kids...that'll teach em!
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Social Media Isn’t Marketing, It’s Relationships

Feb. 15, 2016

Whether you're in B2B or B2C marketing social media and the web have opened up a world of opportunities in reaching customers. And with the ton of personal, company information you've posted - everywhere - on the web companies know almost everything about you. That sounds great for both sides but unfortunately it doesn't always work out that way because companies want to sell and consumers want to buy - maybe not from you and maybe not right now. Because of the global access to almost all of the information out there the consumer want to be sold something, they want to buy something. All the company has to do is listen...that's the tough part.
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New Outlets Open Flood Gates for Indie Filmmakers

Feb. 15, 2016

The Sundance Film Festival has grown and prospered over the years introducing some outstanding filmmakers to people who can give their video ideas a worldwide audience and yes a little financial return as well. This year everyone was there including networks, studios, distributors, synicators, YouTube, Netflix, Amazon, AOL and many more with checkbooks ready to find new, different titles and entertainment to fill their inventories. Hundreds of other indie film festivals around the globe will be held to give the driven independent filmmakers the opportunity to show their work and negotiate deals. Low cost 4K cameras, production solutions made it all possible. That and a lot of skill, determination and ... luck.
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Product Reviews Warm WOM, Heat Sales, Burn You

Feb. 15, 2016

It's fun to bask in the light, warmth of the sun just as it's fun to show your boss what a great product/service review you got for him/her. But solar flares can create havoc even though the Earth is millions of miles from the sun. The same is true of reviews that go awry or don't follow the script you gave the reviewer. If the review is really bad find out what went wrong, fix it and usually the reviewer will give you a second chance. If you don't agree with some of the reviewer's observations or conclusions maybe his experience is different from what engineering told you were the most important points. In fact the reviewer may have liked the product for all the wrong reasons (according to engineering). Just remember sometimes the customer (and reviewer) is right.
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Retirement vs. Working … It’s Complicated

Feb. 15, 2016

Companies are eager to get the best millenial people they can find to carry the company forward and at the same time they have invested a lot in their boomer workforce. In addition, the boomer and near-boomer team members have a lot of valuable company information they know just because "they know." The truth is the successful company needs the best of all generations to continue to grow and prosper. And with the right attitude and openness all of them can learn from each other. All folks have to do is continue to learn, grow and listen.
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There’s More to Being a Good Boss than Being Smart

Feb. 15, 2016

Being the head of an organization sounds like a cool position to most people, especially when you barely graduated from college, nabbed your first position and are faced with a mountain of debt. The best decisions the boss makes is to let qualified people develop their plans, carry them out and make the decisions. They won't always be right but then even the best golfer puts a few of them in the rough. When you're the boss you get the luxury of making the tough decisions and hope in the pit of your stomach they're the right ones. When they are few people congratulate you. When they're wrong everyone tells you what you did wrong. The proverb is true, "It's Lonely at the Top."
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Smart Toys Will Ease Us into the Great Smart World

Feb. 11, 2016

IoT is going to be big...huge even. It's important that you prepare your kids for the world they'll inherit, be connected into. You might as well start them out in a small, innocent way by getting them toys that connect and do more than just sit there waiting for him/her to play with them. Sounds too good to be true? Well it is because these are the formative years and they're pretty open with what they share. Of course the toy manufacturers are glad for that because it gives them more information to work with. Oh yeah they use good enough security so they can keep the information for themselves but unfortunately it turns out good enough isn't good enough protection when it's your kid(s).
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Technology Should Be One Step Behind Personal Conversations

Feb. 9, 2016

The toughest thing for people to do today is to have a conversation. You know meaningful conversation. Sure you talk to people but every minute you glance at your smartphone. Or you say uh huh, yes, yep and text someone. You see people walking down the street with their head down reading emails, texts or wondering why someone hasn't gotten back to you. Or go out to dinner and watch the couple at the next table busy with their phones doing something, anything but acknowledging the person across the table. We miss a lot by not putting the phone down and talking. Too busy I guess.
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