Editors Note: The following is a guest post by Tal Segalov, a marketing expert and the CTO at Mintigo. 1.       Follow the lead of the big players, then evolve: You don’t have to re-write the book to be successful in the social commerce realm – there are big brands doing it very well already. Take the best of what they’re doing, and then personalize it for your business. Capitalize on what consumers are interested and make sure it’s accessible to them. A great example is Nordstrom’s integration of Pinterest into theirRead More
Cannonball is a visual dashboard of your future. A mix between functional calendar and social streaming app, it delivers a visually immersive experience of the world happening before you, including:  Hundreds of entertainment streams (complete with video, links to tickets, ratings and more) Your personal calendars, facebook events, etc. Any events created within your network 98% of Cannonball users check it every day. Connect all your calendars to create an entertainment stream on your mobile device and seamlessly integrate with your existing social platforms. Select from three different calendar viewsRead More
Just in time for March Madness craziness, Facebook announced that emerging sports trash-talking app Score! on Friends is now available for the new Facebook Messenger platform. Featuring user generated sports micro-content, Score! gives sports fans the opportunity to choose from a wide range of audio and video content from football, basketball, hockey, soccer and baseball, personalized to their favorite team. Score! for Messenger offers fans more ways to trash talk and root for their favorite teams.  Users can choose from curated sounds and videos including the latest killer play or a custom-recordedRead More
Millions of consumers no longer visit a bank to deposit checks or conduct financial transactions. Instead they rely on the convenience of using their mobile devices to send money, view account balances and bank online. The same is true for how they spend their money – the shift from brick and mortar to e-commerce to m-commerce is already well underway.  Think about it – how many times do you use your smartphone to research a product or purchase one? Maybe you’re going out to dinner tonight and you’ve already filledRead More
Empire-building strategy games are among the most popular video games around the world – “The Settlers” and “Anno” are probably the most common. However, new games of the genre are rare. A team of developers who partly worked on “The Settlers 7″ is now developing a new empire-building strategy game that has already managed to attain position 40 on Steam Greenlight. Gamers who like building new worlds can help in the development of “Journey Home” on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform. In “Journey Home”, the player is stranded in a fascinatingRead More
BlackBerry just released a luxury “Porsche-designed” cell phone, the “P’9983″ priced at a cool $2,000. Hand-wrapped leather, glass-like keys, a unique BBM Pin ID and a stainless-steel color frame are some of the features of the exclusive phone. Every Porsche-designed BlackBerry starts with the prefix 2AA, ” which sets you apart and makes you instantly recognizable among other Porsche Design users,” BlackBerry says. The Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone will offer the full benefits of the BlackBerry 10 platform, with key features such as: A revolution of the classic BlackBerry® QWERTYRead More
Optimal Payments, a provider of online and mobile payment processing services has reached an agreement to acquire Skrill Group from Sentinel Group Holdings S.A. for $1.2 billion. The Skrill Group is one of Europe’s leading digital payments firms which provides online merchant processing and digital wallet services. The purchase is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2015. Optimal Payments has been on a recent buying spree. Last summer Optimal acquired California-based payment processing entity Meritus Payment Solutions for $210 million, and Global Merchant Advisors, Inc. (“GMA Pay”) for upRead More
Lionstones Superslim Ceramic watches
Lionstone Watches, based out of Munich, Germany, will launch the first ever affordable luxury ceramic watch line on Indiegogo on March 23. Lionstone will run a 30-day campaign with the hopes of raising $14,800 for production of the luxury timepieces. The men’s Superslim Ceramic will be available in Jet Black, and the women’s line will be available in Jet Black and Alpine White with rose colored details. The campaign will also offer the Superslim Classic line with genuine leather straps accented with white stitches. “Ceramic material is the peak ofRead More
Sheri Staak
Editors Note: The following article was contributed by Sheri Staak. Effective communication is not always a given—it’s a skill set that can be learned, enhanced, and shared with those you lead. Transparent, fair, and reciprocal communication is vital to the success of any team. If you are a WOW leader, as I like to call exemplary leaders, set the example by being a positive, clear communicator who encourages the same from others. Presentation skills, public speaking, executive presence, or platform skills (no matter what you call it), a WOW leaderRead More
Editors Note: The following article is from guest contributor, Corrin Foster, Marketing Manager at Greenleaf Book Group. Nearly 1.47 billion people utilize social media worldwide. Authors now have the unique opportunity to create a platform and generate buzz for their book by tapping into an engaged and passionate demographic of readers. As social media continues to evolve and new platforms are introduced, it can be daunting to identify which social networks an author should use to promote their brand and how best to engage with the community active on those channels.Read More