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Very soon, for the first time in history, we'll be able to see patterns in sales compensation in eight markets. This will help managers and HR types to truly understand compensation, and it will help reps to better know whether their jobs are keepers or if a little churn is in order.
Yahoo wants to give YouTube a run for its advertising money by launching its own channel for user-generated videos. Yahoo shouldn't have much trouble attracting advertisers if its product offers nonexclusive deals at more attractive rates. Getting inventory is another story, however. It won't be easy to get content creators and viewers to think twice about where to upload and devour videos.
Twitter's strength, particularly in terms of advertising revenue, is decidedly in the United States, but that is not where it's going to be experiencing growth in the next few years, according to a new report. The most active markets for increasing its user base will be India, Indonesia and the Asia-Pacific region in general. That means the company must retool its advertising strategy.
No need to come up with a brilliant overture to ask for a date -- just use the Facebook Ask button to find out whether the person you're interested in is in a relationship. If you're on the receiving end and aren't interested back -- no need to come up with a lame excuse. Just don't answer. Simple? Sure. Effective? Maybe. It's definitely effective for Facebook, which gets to gather more user data.
As last week's attack on Doge Vault indicates, cyberthieves are salivating for cybercurrencies. "Digital currencies are attractive to cybercriminals for a couple of different reasons," said JD Sherry, vice president of technology and solutions at Trend Micro. For one thing, they can use the currencies anonymously to buy cyberweapons and other illegal products and services on the Dark Web.
"Creating more content for specific audiences" often gives CMOs and marketing vice presidents the willies -- they want to reach the maximum number of people with every effort. However, to win in the subscription space and reduce churn, you have to stop looking at the war and start focusing on the battles. If you're clever, it doesn't mean writing eight 10,000-word e-books a year.
coffee cups per day Jeff build our proprietory ecommerce system upon Magneto and Open Cart
trees saved per day Since our company build systems online we use no paper products or earthly materials beyond our servers.
minutes late per day We started in the Winter months, we opened early and finished so we stayed on track 99% of the time.
photos made per day Our graphic design team compilied a full royalty free libray of images for use on our clients sites.
emails sent per day We tried our best to KISS (keep it simple stupid) so emails were kept to a minimum.
music hours per day We played music in all offices to keep the team energized and motivated to move the startup forward.