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June 25, 20134 years ago

Wearable Activity Trackers: Jawbone UP vs Fitbit Flex

  Get physical with two of the most popular wearable activity trackers. This Jawbone UP vs Fitbit Flex review offers useful information on the structure and functionality of these two hip products. Wear these tech accessories on your wrist to monitor how active you are during the day. Read more

March 14, 20134 years ago

Now Trending: Consumers Hungry for New Brands

    It's the perfect time for ambitious startups to enter the business sphere with a unique brand! According to statistics and consumer trend polls, people are hungry for new brands and are ready to embrace an innovative shopping experience. Established companies need to compete with the new wave of entrepreneurs who take advantage of the globalization of innovative ideas, the concept of PRETAIL shopping and the need of consumers for unique products. Read more

February 6, 20134 years ago

Sphinx Vs Lucile

In the past few weeks I've been researching how to improve db queries for scaling purposes and having in mind the MySQL sharding approach.

So, we are looking for a stand-alone full-text search server with the following properties:
.Must operate as a stand-alone server that can serve search requests from multiple clients 
.Must be able to do "bulk indexing" by indexing the result of an SQL query: say "SELECT id, text_to_index FROM dbtable;" 
.Must be free software and must run on Linux with MySQL as the database 
.Must be fast (rules out MySQL's internal full-text search)

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Tags: pretail, trends, trendwatching
November 16, 20125 years ago

PRETAIL Experience: Shopping for products at concept stage

    It's good for manufacturers, it's amazing for customers! Discover the PRETAIL experience, a new concept that allows people to shop for products or even service at concept stage. According to the developers of PRETAIL this consumption pattern offers the chance for clients to share their intention for purchasing products that had not yet been launched on the mass-market. Read more

October 25, 20125 years ago

Book review: The Innovator’s Dilemma:When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail by Clayton M. Christensen

Clayton M. Christensen decided to write a book about the reason why established and prestigious companies fail when it comes to using new and innovative technologies. This study proves to be a textbook for all managers who want to take full advantage of technological inventions in order to guarantee the success and growth of a firm. According to the expert, numerous companies from different industries (e.g. the disk drive industry) decided to rely on the efficiency of sustaining technology, used to improve the performance of already released and manufactured products instead of exploring the benefits of disruptive technologies that bring a major innovation. Read more

July 23, 20125 years ago

Now Trending: Online Payments and Banking

Is it already time to say goodbye to the traditional banking and shopping experience? No doubt, online payments and banking are concepts people should definitely get familiarized with. Bitcoin and Paypal won the support of millions of fans from all over the world. However, we must also be aware of the huge risks of engaging into online transactions. Read more

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June 2, 20125 years ago

PGP generator

This is a little test on how to use PGP keys.

Enjoy...

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Posted in: Social Media, Trends
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Tags: Facebook, Friendster, marketing niche, MySpace
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May 9, 20125 years ago

Social networking goes niche

The next big thing in social networks might just be small. A demand for more specific social networks could be a natural outgrowth of MySpace and Friendster's popularity.

Niche social networks organized around a particular hobby, like pets, or interests such as traveling or shopping are gaining traction with consumers and advertisers alike.  Read more

April 18, 20125 years ago

Now Trending: Consumers in South and Central America ready to solve social issues

   It's not a secret that countries from South and Central America struggle with poverty and serious social problems. Nowadays, consumers from the growing middle-class decided to initiate a few life-saving projects. Joining the MI CASA ES TU CASA movement or trend is the decision of consumers who feel politically and socially empowered. In the future, hundreds of people from this region will support brands that offer them the possibility to contribute to the solution of serious social issues. Read more

February 23, 20125 years ago

How to convince a client to use a web development framework?

Take a piece of functionality, preferably not very complicated, yet not very simple. Ask him how much time did it take to implement it - and create same functionality with your preferate framework, at least twice faster. That should be enough. Read more

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