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Wednesday - November 25, 2015
There's a disconnect between the number of connections a LinkedIn user has and the number of post views attracted, one LinkedIn influencer has noticed. There are several possible explanations for cases in which LinkedIn influencers with millions of followers average only thousands of post views -- or less -- but the company hasn't offered any. This gulf between the numbers of followers and post views was noticed by Itai Leshem. Prepping his startup for the launchpad, Leshem dug into LinkedIn's post distribution data for about six hours one day. [More...]

Wednesday - November 25, 2015
TV manufacturers could have a very good holiday season, and the good times likely will continue through 2019. Sales of 4K or Ultra High Definition TV sets will exceed 330 million units by the end of 2019 -- a sharp increase from the 2 million sold in 2013, according to data released by Parks Associates. However, while the price of those sets has fallen sharply, a report released this month by the Natural Resources Defense Council contended that new UHD models use on average 30 percent more energy than their HD predecessors. [More...]

Monday - November 23, 2015
Vinux 5.0 is a striking example of the flexibility and usability of the Linux OS. Vinux is a fully functional Linux distro that caters to blind and partially sighted users. It's based on Ubuntu Trusty Tahr 14.04.3 LTS and gives users support through 2019. The latest version was released earlier this month. It greatly improves on the usability features of other Linux distributions. By default, it provides two screen readers and Braille display support plus a community keenly tuned into the needs of sight-challenged users. [More...]

Monday - November 23, 2015
The term "customer experience" flows from the lips of business people so smoothly these days. Its importance has been trending upward for the last decade, and according to Gartner, by 2018 more than half of all businesses will implement significant business model changes in their efforts to improve customer experience. How will they do this? Many times, those experience improvements are on made on websites, in service departments and in personalized marketing efforts. Those are all great -- but they miss one critical aspect of experience. [More...]


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