Join us for this live webinar on Web Personalization Thursday, October 22 at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern.A few years ago, if the theme of “personalization” had emerged in your marketing circles, most industry people would have referred to Amazon as the gold standard.Amazon still is the Prime, free-shipping standard when it comes to knowing what products I want and when I want them.By way of personalization, Amazon transformed online shopping into a web experience (and we know how many times “customer experience” comes up in marketing meetings).Companies of all sizes are following Amazon’s lead and many have been seeing huge results.In fact, according to VB Insight analyst Andrew Jones, in his latest report on website personalization, 87 percent of those companies have seen a lift of at least 5 percent in their most important metrics.
In a show of sensitivity carefully plotted nine month ago, the $2.2 billion Seattle-based sporting goods co-op is officially opting out of the shopping madness the day after Thanksgiving this year.In a touching email dispatched to its 5.5 million co-op members yesterday, the company pledged to keep its doors closed on Nov. 27, the day when all hell breaks loose at malls across America, sometimes fatally.That’s right: All 143 of REI’s retail locations, along with its headquarters and distribution centers, will not be open for business.The same goes for Thanksgiving Day, too.Gee willikers, Charlie Brown would be proud.Instead, they’ll shake a leg in the Great Outdoors to “reconnect with family and friends…” (We’re sure none of them will Netflix and chill, lazily riding out the tryptophan crash, like we can’t wait to do.)
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concrete company Rudus said that the company's own quality control according to the Turku identified concrete problems is not the reason the company supplied the concrete.Rudus has supplied concrete to the Turku university hospital and parking garage harpoon park site, which has been detected problems in concrete structures.the Company said that its concrete can be used anywhere in Finland normally.Last week the news was that Turku university hospital, plug in the observed concrete strength problem is so serious and extensive that the structures must disassemble and build again.
sweden's largest indoor playground chain Leos Leklandet opened on Friday in Tampere, finland name brand name Leo s Playland.the private Equity Litorinan funded investments will pay 25 million euros and bring to Finland a couple of years in dozens of Leo s Playing.we Appreciate HopLopia and we hope that both chains can be successful", gunta your notes.HopLop is the largest of the 3-12-year-olds on the playground a chain.It has a total of 19 points, and is currently financing the capital investment, the domestic Intera Partners.even Though the nordic chains have been steamrollered by the home appliance and sport shop, based on Tomi Pulkki not Leo the Lion scare.
Humans love a good space story.That's why it's so much fun to speculate about unusual objects seen in images of Mars.Our imaginations turn rock formations into faces and cosmic rays into alien communications.A recent image from the Mars Curiosity rover generated plenty of online speculation about what looks like a crab-shaped object tucked into a dark cranny.It's probably just a weird rock formation.Join us as we explore some famous Mars mysteries and the scientific explanations behind them.
Saab announced on Wednesday it would postpone the new Gripen E-a fighter jet the first flight of the year.so far, the first flight is expected to happen already this year, such as Saab tentatively announced in may, the presentation of the machine conference in Linköping."we have a clear plan where to stage the first flight is flown, but still we do not disclose the exact date, otherwise than in 2017."Saab said the moratorium does not mean a change in the first of the new gripen of the delivery schedule: the Swedish and Brazilian air force ordered aircraft deliveries will begin as planned in 2019.the first flight of a postponement of the previously planned due to the company according to the fact that the Gripen E's systems tests are going better than anticipated."we Have decided to perform a full software qualification confirmation before the next flight instead, that we'd conduct the verification parts in, what is today's practice in the defense industry."
the European parliament yesterday to Turkey's EU membership negotiations on freezing.Turkish president Receep Tayyip Erdogan warned the European union a large outflow of refugees, if the EU continues Turkey criticized."we feed 3-3,5 million refugees in our country.If you continue like this, the border gate opened", Erdogan thunder on Friday.the European parliament on Thursday Turkey's EU membership negotiations on freezing the country's human rights situation.Also a number of national level politicians from across Europe have suggested Turkey's membership negotiations on freezing.
the banking group Nordea has opened its own equity crowdfunding platform for businesses and investors, told the trade magazine.the risk of companies financing is difficult for banks to face tougher regulation.Equity crowdfunding platform provides therefore nordea for the opportunity to be involved in growth companies in the field.the Service is included in the book-entry system and, according to end up in the companies that pass the Nordea sieve."Companies should be running and they are certain of the approval process through.we Aim, at least initially, to encourage youth entrepreneurship.
HKScan to start co-operation negotiations Eura unit, the company told in a statement.the Company does not plan a permanent reduction in staff, but negotiations with the related production facility transition shield for the exhibition in Rauma.co-operation negotiations the proposal and tentatively planned changes in the circuit is the Eura office the whole staff, or about 500 employees.we Estimate that tennessee's new plant employs more than 300 production employees.we Can re-train our personnel, so it seems that the negotiations necessarily lead to redundancies , tell hkscan's production and technology director Aki Laiho bulletin.the Negotiations, however, according to the company reorganisation, possibly due to the essential effects of staff work place and tasks.
Startup-event Slush skolan your Award-the competition in the finals had six researchers to introduce fresh research ideas and competing for the top prize.first place went to the university of Eastern Finland researcher Virpi Virjamo, which develops conifers with the help of new drugs.the main prize was 100 000 funded a scholarship for fundamental research.Virjamo examine how spruce and pine havuista can be used to develop new medicines to treat diseases.His research delves into alkaloideihin, coniferous chemical compound, which has not yet been studied.antibiotics resistantit bacteria are now and in the future threatening problem and we have a real emergency to find effective and new medications.
interior minister Paula Risikko kok recalls the independence day speech to take care of nearby and with the people."We are in a better have to do deeds, so that they, where things are not well, could be better," Risikko said in Helsinki coalition party of the independence day celebration."unfortunately, We have clear indications that the social exclusion of young adults the proportion is growing.It is alarming", Risikko says.interior minister Risikko wants, that marginalisation and exclusion are taken in Finland, seriously.He pay attention to last week disclosed national defense information to the planning commission for research, which, according to the Finnish national defence will have fallen.
When they weren't failing to find the droids they were looking for, or challenging Sith Lords publicly about their hokey religion, the Empire must have managed to do something.Just to be entirely clear, we're absolutely not backing any kind of fascist totalitarian state - but they did manage to assemble a few moon sized death stars, overthrow a republic and take out an army of mythically impressive Jedi.Well we don't have Death Star rays that can do it in one fell swoop, but nuclear weapons are definitely the most insidious weapons that we do have on planet Earth.Stand up Prism, the technology that governments brought in under the radar to monitor all of our communications and store it.The Empire would love Prism, and whistleblower Edward Snowden would no doubt be dealing with a squad of Stormtroopers right now if the Grand Moffs weren't far, far away.We all know that R2-D2 would have been far better at flying the X-Wing than his master and his hokey religion and it's pretty clear that Darth Vader wouldn't have been troubled by Han Solo if he wasn't lumbered with incompetent humanoid pilots, so we reckon drones would be high up on the Empire's wishlist.
And, as fans of the movie franchise know, these spoofs are of the affectionate variety, created out of reverence for the films rather than to mock them – most of the time, anyway.You could spend days trawling through the endless parade of spoof videos on YouTube, ranging from Robot Chicken to Family Guy to Community.If there was a prize for completeness of a parody, then without doubt the award would go to the Blue Harvest episode of Family Guy.In the episode the electricity goes out, so Peter retells his family the story of A New Hope, with the show's characters playing the leading roles – Chris is Luke, Peter is Han, Brian is Chewbacca – and Stewie is Vader, of course.Various episodes of The SimpsonsThe Simpsons first hit our screens four years after the release of Return of the Jedi, and by the time The Phantom Menace was released we were reaching the point where the show's decline began Simpsons nerds tend to agree it was around Season 12 .
Social affairs and health committee meeting, which dealt with the Vaasa central hospital emergency relief, was interrupted today by two parliamentary plenary session, told Yle.the chairman of the Committee Tuula Haatainen, the Finnish social democratic party told reporters that the report should be completed five to date."There are key things to open.We gather again at 16 to continue the meeting," Haatainen said to Yle.the Government's proposal to focus its broad and round-the-clock duty of the twelve central hospital.Haatainen, according to the committee's report must be done today, as it is a budget law that relates to next year's budget proposal.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov praised the reporters on Monday Rex Tillersonin, which the United states future president Donald Trump is a magazine of information on the basis of the envisaged foreign minister, told Reuters news agency.Peskov said that Tillerson is because of their work often been dealing with the russians with policy makers and feel president Vladimir Putin.the president has taken him numerous times , Peskov said, and continued that Tillerson has done its job in a professional manner.All what is left is the willingness to demonstrate professionalism and constructive attitude.we Hope that this will happen , Peskov said.the us channel NBC news over the weekend that Rex Tillersonin should be coming to the United states, the new foreign minister.
I can imagine the scene that must have unfolded at IBM leading up to last week.One sure to lure women closer to the brand.A fun, IBM-hosted hackathon that would boost the image of the company — nay, the tech industry as a whole — as a female-friendly space.This is a good idea that we should pursue.On December 6, 2015 — in a tweet that s since been deleted — IBM shared a link to the page to its at the time 265,000 followers.Second, HackaHairdryer touched a hot issue: women in tech.
(As for the rest of us, we find your lack of faith disturbing.)Loving Star Wars can be misunderstood as simplistic: the love of a sci-fi trilogy – of Empire aside – debatable greatness, and a prequel trilogy infamous in its mediocrity.I remember adoring the Knights Of The Old Republic games with their sheer volume of lore: wise-cracking robots, sleek spaceships piloted by brave rogues, traitorous Sith Lords.And it’s being a kid with my friends, our imaginations fired by a galaxy far, far away."Leia was a role model – a strong lady who doesn't take any BS and leads an army to freedom.me interested in SF which is a big passion to this day, and it got me to bond with my father.
Full Circle Insights, a sales and marketing analytics company, is announcing today a $4.7 million series B round led by Aligned Partners and Salesforce Ventures.Along with the company’s previous round, this brings the total raised to $9.5 million — with the plan to significantly expand sales and marketing and to develop new products.I caught up with CEO Bonnie Crater to talk about the exploding nature of the sales tech landscape and where her company fits within the spectrum of hundreds of companies and $10 billion in funding for the total sales tech landscape.“We call it marketing performance management,” Crater said.“Marketers today struggle to figure out which campaigns are impacting revenue.Full Circle Insights does this process of calculating attribution through a variety of methods, which can be customized for each client.
Yoga-themed mobile game Yoga Retreatin a few years ago developed by the gaming company Gajatri Studios has filed for bankruptcy, the trade magazine reported.the Bankruptcy has been set into force on Tuesday 27. December.the prepayment and the value of the additional obligation to register, however, the company has removed already about a year ago.the Company's founder and ceo is a technology serial entrepreneur and business angel Tiina Zilliacus, who has previous experience of Nokia and Sonera."Gajatri Studios, we managed to collect a sufficiently large financial rescue package, that an ambitious implementation could have taken it to the next level", Zilliacus comments in the relevant trade press.Zilliacus works today, at least CherryonTop Accelerator called accelerator, where he was part of the four founder members of the crowd.