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SDL Surprises with Cloud & Connectors

Focused* Unified* If there were two words SDL was sure to represent at its annual user conference held this week in Palo Alto, Calif., it’s those (with some footnotes). Under the direction of its new, motivated CEO, Adolfo Hernandez...

Improve Your Travel Site Conversions through Page Design

:: By Larry Alton, @LarryAlton3 :: The greatest travel sites don’t rely on just a single page to convince visitors of their utility. They develop many pages of content, images and forms to deliver the ultimate experience. Many...

Thrive or Die: Three Ways Non-Retailers Can Beat the Holiday Rush this Cyber Monday

:: By Matt Fleckenstein, Amplero :: It’s already happening. Just like your neighbor who puts up holiday lights and wreaths right after Halloween, retailers like Amazon and Walmart are rewriting the holiday calendar with increasingly...

Content Marketing Maturity - The 3 Phases of Content Strategy

:: By Joe Griffin, ClearVoice :: In my many years working in content marketing, I’ve seen a lot of companies come and go. I’ve watched companies launch one large-scale online marketing push, only to fizzle the next month...

Consumer Expectations for Personalized Experiences

Consumer expectations for personalized experiences continues to drive companies to explore ways in which they can leverage the availability of rich data and technology to make it happen. SUBSCRIBE to Website Magazine & Accelerate...

Video at the Tipping Point

Video technology provider Kaltura publisheds its 3rd annual State of Enterprise Video report and found that 59 percent of respondents indicated that video capabilities are currently integrated into their intranet and a further 30 percent...

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Push Notifications; When Speed & Reliability Are Critical for Digital Publishers

Push notifications are all the rage and they are quickly becoming a key part of big events as was the case with the recent election day here in the U.S. Urban Airship, for example, recently released data which revealed it delivered...

Google Cloud is Turning Japanese

Google is way behind Amazon in the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) market but it fully intends to catch up. The company recently added a new zone to its Cloud Platform infrastructure business with...

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#VoCo: An Adobe Podcast Experiment

One of the reasons there aren't as many podcasts floating around is that it is actually pretty difficult to get perfect - a single slip up and you could spend hours reworking and editing the recording. Fortunately, Adobe has come...

Why Laravel Crushes Other Web Frameworks

: 6 Features that Make Laravel Standout from Other Web Frameworks : By Emmy Gengler, CEO of Softjourn -- The Laravel framework has received a lot of attention over the last few years and for good reason. Laravel is a free, open-source...

5 Things to Do When Your Company Gets Hacked

:: By Phil Phillips, Experts Exchange :: It’s a feeling that socks you right in the stomach, and just keeps pounding – you have been hit by a hacker. Over the last seven years in which I have managed our company’s...

Are Facebook's Metrics Corrections Reason for Concern?

If you are spending any money on Facebook ads, you should be very, very concerned at this point. Over the past few months, the social network has revealed that many of its metrics have been overstated. Several months ago, for example...

The Impact of Social Video Viewing on Purchasing Decisions

There appears to be a connection between watching a video on a social media site and the purchase decision making process for consuemrs according to research from BrightCove. Brightcove’s ‘The Science of Social Video: Turning...

The Most Valuable Brand Asset Is...

Reputation is the most valuable asset of today's brands (those both large and small) so it makes sense to take steps to manage it correctly. BrightLocal recently released its 2016 Local Consumer Review Survey and found a noticeable...

QUICK HIT: The Web of Trust Crumbles

If you have the Web of Trust (WoT) extension installed within your browser, consider removing it entirely. An investigative report by journalists at the Hamburg-based German television broadcaster, Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR), revealed...

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