Posts in Category: industry

How Co-Op Games Just Proved That Collaboration Is The Answer To Our Biggest Problems

John Velez, an assistant professor at the College of Media & Communication, has published the results of a study focusing on how cooperating with others in both violent and non-violent video games influences social behavior in real life.

I wouldn’t call the results surprising, but they are worth sharing here on our blog. After all, we live and breathe collaboration.

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How To Write Engaging Headlines and Convert Your Audience [Infographic]

Most people don’t put any effort into writing a compelling title for their blog posts, according to the latest research. But while many people do pay attention to this aspect, it’s still hard to nail it every time. So let’s see how you can write more good titles.

A catchy headline catches your audience

Your headline may or may not say it all, but it does create expectations for the reader – expectations that must be on par with the content in your blog post, otherwise the your reader could lose trust in you. So don’t sensationalize too much without backing those claims with your content.

In fact, according to the research done by Hubspot, Market Domination Media, and Outbrain, your title may be the only chance your blog post has to generate new page views and new visitors for your blog.

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How Highly Does Your Business Value UC&C?

That’s one of the many questions asked by Fujitsu in a survey-turned-contest-turned-infographic. Most businesses are in the early stages of implementing UC&C (Unified Communications & Collaboration), but at the same time these companies expect the entire infrastructure to be laid out and ready to be used on a regular basis in no less than three years.

The Japanese IT company wanted to determine the state of UC&C today by issuing a game-show-inspired set of questions to a bunch of companies big and small. The purpose was to help managers see beyond the technical hurdles and into the advantages of simplified communications and enhanced collaboration. Right off the bat I can tell you that VoipNow & Hubgets – our most prominent products – are the perfect answer to Fujitsu’s entire pop quiz.

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Look Out Google Translate! Linqapp Is Making Some Waves

I don’t know about you, but whenever I use Google Translate for an entire sentence, I never expect the translation to go smooth. It’s not just me. The more distant the two languages (etymologically speaking), the harder it is for Google’s hamsters to pedal. Enter Linqapp, now available not just on Android but iOS too.

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Why Tesla Must Get Back To Edison

Immediately after Tesla released Tesla Powerwall, the Internet was flooded with lots of articles discussing the real pricing of the new Tesla product. You do not have to be a genius to notice that Powerwall is not economically efficient. Even the economics behind lead acid batteries based systems is debatable, although these batteries cost three times less than the Li-Ion batteries used by Tesla.

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Enterprise Entropy and How UC Can Fix It

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Research done by Vanson Bourne indicates that Enterprise use of Unified Communications (UC) across Europe is lagging behind demand. Because of issues that lie at an infrastructure level, less than a third of organizations are able to fully support UC technology across all sites.

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Facebook Gives a Blow to Referral-Dependent Businesses

Facebook has announced new changes to the way it maintains your news feed. If you’re a regular folk with a moderate social activity online, the changes are for the best. If you’re a business that heavily relies on referral traffic, buckle up.

The announcement says the changes are meant to better display the content that matters to you. The changes were necessary because people keep posting more and more stuff, and as this content expands, its reach gobbles up under its own heft.

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If You Could Have Just One Connected Device, What Would It Be?

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The fine gents at IDC recently crunched some numbers and concluded that smartphone growth is poised to remain strong through 2019, chipping away at the PCs dwindling market-share. In just a few years from now, our pocket computers will reportedly make up 77.8% of the total smart connected device (SCD) shipments.

The IDC report says that the combined total market of connected devices – smartphones, tablets & 2-in-1s, and and PCs – is set to balloon from 1.8 billion units in 2014 to 2.5 billion units in 2019. Smartphones for their part will grow to represent the majority of total smart connected device (SCD) shipments by quite a margin, according to the metrics firm.

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How To Find The Perfect Location For Your Startup

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If you could pick any place on Earth to kick-start a venture, what would it be? Startups are almost synonymous with Silicon Valley, but that’s the media’s fault. In reality, startup companies aren’t typical to America at all. In fact, some of the most innovative ideas today are being brewed in Europe and Asia.

To give everyone justice, a community called Founded X offers this cool website where you pick a country and get instant stats about things that matter to a startup – ease of funding, expertise markets, internet coverage/speed, office rental, corporate income tax, etc. You also get some conventional info regarding the weather, the national dish, the average price of a beer (always a good lifestyle indicator), currency, and population density.

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