hybris – Anytime, anywhere and via any channel….

Originally posted on itelligence blog:

Wherever we go and whatever we do, we are discovering the internet for things to buy within seconds. And our expectations for a good web shop are not little. We demand a lot. We want it to understand our needs, have an eye-catching user interface on all of our different devices and, of course, sell products with sound prices. We interact with businesses through many different channels – Internet, telephone, email, fax, and increasingly mobile- from initial search and research to post-purchase support and service. But it is not easy for a company to meet all those requirements independently if you are active within the B2C or B2B market. A customer knows the brand, BUT they don´t differ between channels to engage with you, and they are expecting that all provided information is available at every touch point at any point of time.


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#music #1: Haydn and Bon Jovi

Originally posted on Fashion To Live For:

Today I want to share you my musical interest from last week. I will show you the music I listened to from last week: classical composer Joseph Haydn and rockband Bon Jovi. It sounds weird to show both in one post, but I believe that is doesn’t matter if you like one music genre or more.

As you may know I play the violin and I am playing in an orchestra too every Friday (today not because of the holidays). With my orchestra I am playing the Symphony number 63 “Roxelane” by Joseph Haydn. A classical composer who lived from 31 March 1732 until 31 May 1809. For more information you can read it on Wikipedia.

Since 2010 I am a huge fan of Bon Jovi. My father plays the guitar in a rockband and they played songs from Bon Jovi.

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Coffee Lovers Lane

Originally posted on Fitness...Love & Happiness:

The best part of waking up is folgers in your cup!! Or is it? According to a research study detailed in an article in Forbes, the best time to drink coffee is not in the morning. It explains the science behind cortisol and coffee consumption. Cortisol, a stress related hormone, can increase if caffeine is consumed during peak cortisol hours. Peak cortisol hours for most people are between 8 and 9, 12 and 1, 530 and 630. Keep in mind the intake of coffee later in the day will interrupt good sleeping patterns.

Coffee consumption can also have long term benefits such as decreased occurrence of diabetes, Parkinson’s, colon cancer, and gallstones. If fitness is your thing, and I hope it is; drinking coffee has been shown to affect glucose metabolism. It can also improve your fat burning capacity and exercise endurance. Coffee consumption also has it’s risks. I encourage…

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Pandora Teases Streaming Music Subscribers With A New Ad Model

Originally posted on Streaming-TV:

Streaming music platform Pandora has tried a lot of things to both raise its income and increase its subscriber base, but the company is getting especially aggressive with a brand new ad model that promises an hour of ad-free music for just clicking on a banner ad. The new ad product, named Sponsored Listening, has a couple of big brands that are eagerly joining in the beta testing, which is initially launching only on Pandora’s mobile app. That’s a shrewd move since about 80% of its users listen on a mobile device, although the company projects a desktop version to come a few months down the line. [...] Pandora, like the other non-interactive streaming music platforms, faces some challenges when it comes to converting users to subscribers. Because it’s a passive radio-like experience, the user has less control over the exact songs that can be accessed. While many users are…

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3 Bones You Need to Thrive in Life and that Extra Bone Dr Seuss Thinks You Need

Originally posted on Rosegardens and Thorns:


Hope you didn’t break any bones there trying that routine :)




Credit: Paramount Pictures





There you have it, 3 bones — your wishbone, your backbone, and your funny bone.

I think Reba might have forgotten one. We certainly can’t go through life without this one, can we now?

Ladies and Gentlemen,  for life to rhyme, we’ve gotta have



Do you have all four bones connected? Are you holding onto your dreams, standing up and demanding what you need, laughing at yourself and…

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Care about journalism? Don’t read GigaOM until it drops the NSA as an advertising partner

Originally posted on PandoDaily:


As difficult as it is for journalistic purists to accept, sponsored content (or “native advertising” or “advertorials” — pick your poison) has become an inescapable form of monetization in the new media economy.

But “sponsored content” covers a wide spectrum. Sometimes an advertiser will sponsor a series of stories but leave editorial control entirely in the hands of the news outlet (that’s how Pando does it). Other times, articles are written wholesale by the sponsor. Often they are innocent enough, like this Buzzfeed post prepared by Starbucks’ marketing team called “10 Summer Emojis That Should Definitely Exist.” Other times, depending on the sponsor and its message, native advertising is downright insidious. Last year, the Atlantic published an advertorial written by Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige. Because of the controversies surrounding the Church, not least of which its aggressive litigiousness toward journalists, the post sparked widespread public outcry and the Atlantic removed it. That was almost certainly the most egregious example of native…

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Samsung vs. Apple

Originally posted on Barend's Blog:


The everlasting battle of cell phones is at it’s all time highest. Samsung and Apple are two of the world’s largest wireless cell phone distributors amongst other products such as tablets and mobile hotspots. These two companies are in the ring together when it comes to top of the line phones. With the releases of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and Apple’s iPhone 6 the wireless world is seeing phones at new heights. But which is better? Some may argue that the Samsung Galaxy S5 that came out previous to the iPhone 6 is superior.

The new Galaxy S5 has features that few other phones have. The Galaxy S5 has a fingerprint scanner that allows you to install up to five individual’s fingerprints. With the finger print feature you can install your finger print into apps you want most secure such as online banking by protecting your account balance in PayPal with…

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Pros With Network Marketing: How Good Is It?

Originally posted on Shon's Big Blog Adventure:

RIL_button( “http://www.thisisshon.com/pros-network-marketing-good/”, “Pros With Network Marketing: How Good Is It?” ); Looking to know the Pros With Network Marketing?  Hi everyone,  I am in St. Louis Missouri right now on vacation for my upcoming birthday.  A couple of years ago I would have been in an Atlanta, GA. office still setting up 30 computers for a conference or a class for an exam.  But with Network Marketing I have found myself traveling to cities I have only only heard of or seen on TV. Old court house near the Arch So, why Missouri, why St. Louis?  I said, because it is there.  I could have gone to Hawaii, the Bahamas, or Las Vegas.  But I picked Missouri, because I just haven t been there.  How many times have you just thought about driving down a road and wondering what was down this street, or what if I just keep driving…

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Google’s Nexus Player gets FCC approval, right on cue

Originally posted on AIVAnet:

Google Nexus Player at the FCC

Well, that didn?t take long. Just a couple of days after Google stopped pre-orders of the Nexus Player while it waited for the FCC?s all-clear, its Android TV puck has received approval. There aren?t any surprises in the regulatory filing, but it should let you both pre-order the WiFi media hub soon and (hopefully) get it around that originally promised November 3rd release date. If you were worried that you?d have to make do with a Chromecast for a little while longer, you can relax.

Filed under: Home Entertainment, HD, ASUS, Google



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