It’s been a busy week in the upper echelons of search and social at the enterprise level! Online marketing software and services provider Optify just announced a program for agencies to sell directly to clients. They will offer training, support, and account management to Partner clients.
As Brazilians warm up to hosting the 2016 Olympics and the 2014 World Cup, practising their stretches and squat-thrusts, they have suddenly begun to worry about their English.This anxiety is pushing up a booming market for English language tuition in Brazil, which has grown as the economy develops and becomes more globalised.
Fresh from landing $500,000 in new funding, Seattle’s Medify launched its online consumer health information service in late August. Medify was formed in early 2010 by Derek Streat and former Farecast vice president of technology Jay Bartot. Medify aims to help families better manage the complex maze of medical information associated with the most challenging health care issues.
More and more companies are turning to cloud technologies to build private, public and hybrid cloud solutions. However, many are finding that managing those silos of services is becoming an impossibility, surrounded by incompatibilities, complex dashboards, and differing standards.
BigDoor is a small company on a mission to send you on a mission. Along with other gamification platform startups like Bunchball and Badgeville (is there a rule all the names have to start with "B"?), BigDoor wants to provide services other websites can embed to create more fun and engaging experiences that keep people coming back.
Gamification is growing up. First it got its own conference, a new certification program and now consolidation. BigDoor, a gamified loyalty platform, is announcing it’s buying up web check-in rewards provider OneTrueFan.
Walking into a jewelry store or high-end watch department can be an intimidating experience: The timepieces are under glass. The room is hushed. The security guard is staring at you. No wonder so many Americans these days are shopping for luxury watches at wholesale clubs or on the Internet, where they can avoid stuffy attitudes, compare brands and maybe even find a lower price.