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Over 160 Free Personal Information Managers

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News Cellar - Startup / Entrepreneurship

The startup view - Retaining stars

Trust in staff to complete work, a four-day week and freedom at work are crucial

Jim Mortleman, Computing Business
17 Nov 2008

Startups are by their very nature more agile than established organisations. But the innovative approach of successful Bath-based high-tech events organiser Carsonified to its small staff could hold lessons for larger companies, thinks Canadian-born chief executive and founder Ryan Carson.

“We have a deeply held belief that people should be treated well. Too many companies treat employees like children,” he says.

Carsonified takes a hands-off approach to management, gives all staff an Aeron chair and an iPhone, and offers one particularly alluring perk: a four-day working week. “People are generally smart and efficient enough to get their work done in four days,” Carson says.
News Cellar - Marketing

Online Shoppers Listen to Word-of-Mouth

AUGUST 9, 2007
Debra Aho Williamson, Senior Analyst

While it is common knowledge that consumers use their ears to help make purchase decisions — by listening to the advice of others — they continue to regularly use their eyes, according to BIGresearch's "Simultaneous Media Usage Study 10" report.

More than half of consumers surveyed (51.6%) said something they saw in a magazine prompted them to conduct an online search. Nearly the same number (47.7%) said reading an article led to a search. Broadcast TV, newspapers and cable TV rounded out the top five, while face-to-face communication was sixth, at 35.3%.

News Cellar - Biz Models

Social Networking Around the World

JULY 10, 2007

And social networking is biggest in... South Korea!

About a fifth of adults have visited a social networking Web site, and an equal percentage of Internet users have done so in the past 30 days, according to a survey of several countries by Ipsos Insight. "The Face of the Web 2006" survey was conducted in November and December 2006 in urban Brazil, Canada, urban China, France, Germany, urban India, Japan, urban Mexico, urban Russia, South Korea, the UK and the US.

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  • Article: Do Consumers Have Their Content in the Cloud?
    Nearly 40% of internet users now use cloud services, research finds, and users say easier file-sharing and not having to worry about backing up data are the top ways the cloud improves life. According to industry estimates, the number of consumer cloud-based service users worldwide will rise from 2.4 billion to 3.6 billion between 2013 and 2018.
  • Article: Programmatic Video Buying Means Linking All Video Buying (Hopefully)
    Seemingly overnight, programmatic advertising has become a multibillion-dollar industry, and buyers and sellers are now looking to apply it to digital video. According to a new eMarketer report, the first efforts to create programmatic video platforms tended to parallel similar efforts for display, but TV buyers will have an important voice in the development of next-level platforms.
  • Article: UK Content Marketing: Give Social Users a Good Laugh
    In the digital era, content marketing is a strategy at the forefront of many UK marketers' minds&mdash;partly in response to today's always-on consumers. One platform marketers are using to distribute content is social media. According to a new eMarketer report, while quality matters, content shared on social also needs to appeal to UK consumers.
  • Article: Loyalty of Germany's Fashion Shoppers Divided Between Offline and Online
    Most adults in Germany use the internet to compare prices and products, but just one-fifth buy clothes, shoes and accessories exclusively online, even when they've researched on the internet. Price, familiarity and location all play a role in where the country's consumers choose to shop.
  • Article: IBM Plays Up Reusable Content as TV and Video Audiences Shift
    In an interview with eMarketer, IBM's Ann Rubin discusses the challenges of video and screen fragmentation. IBM spends half its budget on digital marketing, and video content has ascended in importance.