The big idea from Sprinklr

Less than three months after its acquisition of social business pioneer Dachis Group, social media SaaS vendor Sprinklr launches the next stage in its drive to bring greater integrated ‘social at scale’ ability to large enterprises with the introduction of paid social media to its modular infrastructure software platform. In its announcement today, Sprinklr says the new paid-media capability tightly connects the platform that Forrester Research described as “the most powerful technology on the market” to the $7.8 billion market…

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #753: April 28, 2014

Intro: New FIR Interview coming with Howard Greenstein and David Mitnick of DomainSkate; Quick News: SEC issues guidance on use of social media in offerings and proxy fights, 3D printers print ten houses in 24 hours, two NFL teams post their 2014 schedules on Snapchat, the LinkedIn crowd decoded; Ragan promo; News That Fits: The rise of the mobile addict (and the wearable early-adopter); Dan York’s Tech Report: the “Google+ ghost town”, TypePad’s response to downtime; Vic Gundotra’s departure fuels…

With Nomad, you’ll always find juice

The bane of contemporary mobile life is your smartphone running out of juice sooner than you expect (what many would undoubtedly see as a classic ‘First World problem‘). It usually happens to me at a conference or other event when I’m using my device a lot for tweets and pics and sharing them online, and there’s no nearby power outlet; or, more typically, I don’t have a charging cable with me that I can plug into a PC’s USB port.…

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #752: April 21, 2014

New FIR Interview posted; Quick News: US court says blogs are not only media they’re also an important source of news and commentary, General Mills’ terms of service could prevent people from liking its brands’ Facebook pages, LinkedIn releases Android app for Slideshare, the American view of technological progress in the next 50 years; Ragan promo; News That Fits: The US Airways tweet (and the employee who sent it who didn’t get fired); Dan York’s Tech Report: new WordPress version,…

Imagine what the Bank of England could have done with its QR code ad

A quarter-page ad by the Bank of England in yesterday’s Telegraph caught my eye primarily because it contained a QR code. The print ad informs you that the £50 note featuring an engraved portrait of Sir John Houblon on the reverse side will be withdrawn from circulation at the end of April. The ad also includes a phone number, email and website addresses, plus a QR code that you’d typically scan with a barcode scanning app on your smartphone to…

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