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The Real Reason Sales and Marketing Teams Use AI

Did you know that only one percent of cold calls even lead to an appointment, according to a popularly cited study by Baylor University’s Keller Center for Research? The problem with cold calling is that it lacks a personal touch. Most of the time, the sales rep doesn’t offer anything the customer wants, because they don’t know what they want. You may ... Read More »

Job cuts in Deutsche Bank: From NYC to Bengaluru, employees’ careers end in an envelope, a hug and a cab ride

A Deutsche Bank employee in Bengaluru told Reuters that he and several colleagues were told first thing that their jobs were going. (Reuters) Summoned by HR to be handed a Deutsche Bank envelope, many of its staff across the world then left their desks for the last time on Monday, shown the door by their German employer within hours of ... Read More »

Vergecast: Recapping Code Conference and Youtube CEO Susan Wojcicki’s difficult week

Fresh off of Code Conference, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul discuss YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki’s apology and difficult week, and consider whether there’s any viable alternative to Youtube amid all the backlash the company’s received in recent weeks. They also discuss the leaked photo of the upcoming Pixel 4 and ponder the strategy behind the leaked photo. And later, a recap ... Read More »

Channelising social chatter: What is the potential of social media listening and analytics?

Social media listening is beyond customer service; it is direct feedback on the brand, product and customer satisfaction. By Raman Mittal Every brand has a customer base on social media, which means there will always be conversations around the brand. And if brands don’t measure these conversations, they are missing out on a big chunk of insights that could be ... Read More »

‘Fear and paranoia’: How Vietnam controls its media

Nguyen Hang* remembers her first day as a “news assistant” in 2008 for an international publication in Vietnam. She was asked to attend a meeting with the police who asked her to sign on a paper affirming that her new job was to protect the country. “I never thought that piece of paper would follow me around,” Hang told Al Jazeera. ... Read More »

Amazon’s offer to employees: Quit your job, take $10,000 and start a business

NEW YORK: Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its own employees with a proposition: Quit your job and we’ll help you start a business delivering Amazon packages. The offer, announced on Monday, comes as Amazon seeks to speed up its shipping time from two days to one for its Prime members. The company sees the new incentive ... Read More »

Social Media Died When It Stopped Being Social And Became Just About Making Money

The hullabaloo over the article written by one of the co-founders of Facebook, Chris Hughes, calling for Facebook to be broken up and regulated, so as to limit its pernicious effects on society and democracy, which Nick Clegg, the company’s Vice-President of Global Affairs and Communications and former Prime Minister of the UK, has already answered, has produced an unexpected but very meaningful idea: there’s ... Read More »

Amazon Spent $1.7 Bn On Making Original Music And Video Content In Q1 2019

Global ecommerce giant Amazon has announced in its quarterly financial filings that it has spent  $1.7 Bn on video and music content in the first quarter. Amazon said in a SEC filing, that the total capitalized costs of video, which is primarily released content, and music in the first quarter was $4.2 Bn, against $3.8 Bn in Q4 2018. It further explained ... Read More »

Mindset Matters: Small Business, Entrepreneurship And The Empowerment Of The Autism Community

Small business and entrepreneurship are the lifeblood of the American economy. According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are over 28 million small businesses in the United States that comprise 49.2% of private sector employment and are 64% of the net for new private sector jobs. It is the influence of the small business ... Read More »

SBA and SCORE Plan 2 Day Virtual Conference for National Small Business Week

Can’t make it to one of the live events happening as part of the National Small Business Week May 5 through May 11?  Then attend a 2-Day Virtual Conference hosted by the Small Business Administration and SCORE instead. Because business owners and entrepreneurs can attend webinars. And they get business advice, access free resources, and network in chat rooms too. ... Read More »