Unlikely though it may seem the recent Dell World conference held in Austin, TX, (Dell’s first attempt at an annual global customer get-together) was infused with gamification principles designed by game layer experts BIGDOOR. Big company, very large clients – some of the world’s largest corporations were attending the inaugural Austin conference. Game?
Growth in casual and online gaming is strong and accelerating, driven by growing adoption of mobile computing and social networks. A recent Gartner report estimates that worldwide spending on gaming will top $74 billion in 2011, up 10.4% from a year earlier; Gartner sees the total hitting $112 billion by 2015. The strong growth has spurred a flurry of M&A and investment activity.
Michael Butler has an effective tool for assessing the health of the mergers and acquisitions market: the number of unsolicited calls to his investment banking firm from private-equity funds looking to do deals.In the pre-recession days of 2007, Seattle-based Cascadia Capital, where Butler is chief executive, might receive 35 to 45 calls a week “from funds saying, ‘Hey, I’ve got money to buy companies. What do you have? What are you working on?’”
$1 million in financing in September, has named Margaret Dawson to the position of vice president of marketing. Dawson previously worked at Hubspan, Microsoft, Amazon.com and Aventail.Symform, the Seattle cloud storage startup which scored
Less than 24 hours after Halloween, Amazon.com is already ramping up for the holiday season. The Seattle-based online retailer announced its annual Black Friday Deals store, which counts down the days until the after-Thanksgiving shopping extravaganza with daily deals on select electronics, jewelry, clothing and other gift items.
When you travel, you don’t need an app, guidebook, or gadget to show you where to find authentic, local experiences. In the quest for cultural immersion, a critical factor– if not the most important factor– is language.
Erez Barak is a co-founder and VP of products at Optify, where he defines and leads the company's strategic product direction. With more than a decade of experience creating software products, Barak works closely with Optify's growing customer base to ensure day-to-day customer success.
“I’ve been in this field for more than 30 years,” said co-anchor of Today Ann Curry. “I’ve heard a lot of stereotypes.”Women continue climbing the rungs of power—building their ranks as heads of state, corporate leaders and media influencers—but their minority status means they still face harsh, limiting assessments based on their gender.
The St. Petersburg Times was founded in 1884 as the West Hillsborough Times, with an original circulation of 480. More than a century and 8 Pulitzer Prize Awards later, the St. Petersburg Times has grown to become the largest newspaper in Florida and the 25th largest in the United States, with a daily readership of over 591,000 and Sunday readership of approximately 966,000.