The convenience economy and the rise of data analytics

first_img 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Today’s consumers rely on technology more than ever to make their everyday lives easier. Meeting their growing demand for convenience is dramatically changing how they do business with you. But, in today’s convenience economy, don’t make the mistake of thinking that only the member benefits from a streamlined, digital experience.Every digital interaction creates a unique data point, and today’s tech-centric lifestyles are creating massive amounts of data. Companies have come to understand that all this (big) data creates a roadmap to consumer tendencies and behaviors. This information can be critical to studying your members, identifying their needs and preferences and developing strategies to be there for them when and how they want.With the explosion in swipes, clicks and third party sources, the ability to research patterns and make educated guesses on future actions has become much more of a reality. continue reading »last_img read more

Keck Fellowship program loses accreditation following concerns of wellness

first_imgAn ACGME spokesperson would not comment on the reason for LAC+USC being disaccredited. “Our immediate focus is on ensuring minimal disruption for our current and incoming fellows,” Mosqueda wrote. “Because the change in status does not go into effect until June 2020, we will be able to graduate two classes of current fellows before accreditation is withdrawn. Leaders within [Keck and LAC+USC] are and will be actively involved in this process, and we remain committed to fulfilling our obligations to our residents and fellows.” In 2018, physician Meena Zareh, a second-year student in the fellowship, filed suit against LAC+USC alleging physician Guillermo Court sexually assaulted her when she was a medical resident in 2015. The Los Angeles Times reported that following the report, two other female colleagues made similar allegations against Court. Mosqueda wrote in a statement to the Daily Trojan that the decision is related to concerns with resident safety and wellness processes. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education notified the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center that its Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship program would be stripped of its accreditation June 30, 2020. According to Mosqueda, LAC+USC will launch new initiatives to increase employee wellness and safety. The national oversight panel announced its decision, which will effectively shut down the program, last week. In a memo to the Keck School of Medicine faculty, Dean Laura Mosqueda wrote the decision that has placed the on “probationary accreditation” is effective immediately. According to Mosqueda, LAC+USC is in communication with ACGME to regain accreditation and apply for a new fellowship program. The Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship program has been placed on probationary accreditation following concerns of wellness and safety. (Daily Trojan file photo) Second and third-year students in the fellowship will be able to finish out the program, but the University is still deciding what will happen with first-year students and those who were recently placed in the fellowship. “We have taken this opportunity to further enhance our existing wellness programs and to launch new initiatives — all directed toward providing a safe and nurturing environment for residents, fellows, faculty and staff,” Mosqueda wrote.last_img read more

Google Brings Local Business Coupons to U.S. Mobile Users

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Product manager Alex Gawley wrote on the Google Mobile blog, “With more of you going mobile to search for this information, it makes sense for coupons to go mobile too… We hope you find these mobile coupons useful and that they help you save money, trees (fewer printed coupons), and your hands (from paper cuts) when you’re on the go.”Place Pages for the desktop have also been revamped to ensure that mobile and printed coupons will share a common look and feel, regardless of the device, the OS or the browser in which they originated.It will be interesting to hear and read post-holiday metrics and success (or “opportunity for improvement”) stories about these new mobile coupons. While we certainly hope the setup will allow users to quickly and conveniently engage with the world around them – and we likewise hope local retailers can reach out to customers wherever they are – we wonder how quickly the coupons will take off and how much users will be inclined to use them.Would you redeem a mobile coupon you found through Google search, and under what circumstances or conditions? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. jolie odell Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Google#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Google has announced today that, just in time for holiday shopping, they are enabling local retailers to display coupons for in-store use on mobile devices of Google-searching users.Any business using Google Local Business Center can upload mobile coupon offers, and any user searching on using a mobile device can find the coupons on the businesses’ Place Pages – a feature that also debuted relatively recently. Altogether, the direction the company is taking seems better for users and for local businesses, as well.Printable coupons have long been available on Google Maps, but – let’s face it – more and more consumers have abandoned the desktop/printer paradigm for a more mobile/digital approach to search, on-the-go directions and local business research.last_img read more

How Healthy Office Snacks Can Help Create A Better Culture

first_imgHow OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at Tags:#snacks China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite If you’ve ever toured the offices of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., you might notice a few commonalities.There’s the ubiquitous ping pong table, productivity-enhancing tunes wafting through the air, and an open, flexible workspace designed to support collaboration across teams.But the biggest commonality of them all? Their cupboards are almost invariably stocked with an array of healthy snacking options.Silicon Valley’s cultural influence is certainly at play here. Cultural trend-setters like Google, Facebook, and the like have helped transform catered meals and healthy snacking options from a “nice-to-have” amenity to a must-have benefit if you want to recruit and retain your industry’s top talent.Of course, not just any snacks will do. The trend is definitely moving towards healthier, supplemented snacking as companies know that the most sought-after employees demand options that satiate hunger but don’t contain high fructose corn syrup, GMOs, or other harmful additives.Here’s why healthy office snacks are a staple at the fastest-growing companies – and why they might be right for your team as well.They Send the Right MessageCulture and perks are definitely not synonymous – you can’t buy a ping pong table and magically transform a toxic culture into a thriving one.But that’s not to say that perks aren’t important. Perks are part of your culture, and the perks you choose send explicit and implicit signals to employees. Healthy office snacks tell your employees that they’re cared for and appreciated, and that their overall welfare is important to you.Plus, upgrading your snacks from low quality vending-machine fare to something a bit healthier can be an easy way to kick off more comprehensive health and wellness program, providing the foundation for larger cultural initiatives.We’re Increasingly A Snacking CultureOur mobile-enabled, always on-the-go lifestyles mean that we prefer sustenance that fits in a purse or messenger bag – or that can be consumed at our desks in between meetings.Data from market research firm The Hartman Group backs this up. They found that a staggering 91% of Americans snack multiple times a day, and that snacking now accounts for 50% of all eating occurrences.Providing snacks is simply offering employees what they want the way they want to consume it – particularly for Millennials.They Carry Serious ROIOnsite gourmet chefs aren’t feasible for most growing companies, but healthy snacks definitely are. If you’re looking for an office perk with an outsized ROI, look no further than healthy office snacks.Providing healthy snacks for your team isn’t just a relatively easy perk to implement. There’s strong evidence to suggest that doing so carries a host of benefits to your business.Online grocer Peapod also found that healthy office snacks boost employee happiness. In their study of more than a thousand office workers, about two thirds (66%) of employees who enjoyed free snacks at work reported being either extremely happy or very happy with their current job. On top of that, most prefer healthy options. 83% of respondents agreed that “having healthy and fresh snack options (e.g., fruit, vegetables, yogurt, low-calorie snacks) provided in the workplace is a huge perk.”Another study by Seamless found that 60% of employees agree that having free food in the office makes them feel “valued and appreciated.”How and where to buy healthy office snacks depends on a few factors, including the size and makeup of your team. Here are the best ways to meet your team’s healthy snacking needs, no matter how big or small your company is.1-10 Employees: Local Health Food StoreFor smaller companies, sometimes the best solution is to just do the shopping yourself. Of course, you need to know what your team likes, and have a basic understanding of nutrition since many of the products that bill themselves as healthy are full of added sugar, preservatives, and other harmful additives.The other main drawback here is that it can be time consuming. If your office manager or assistant is running to the store every week, there’s probably ten other things on his or her to-do list that should probably take precedent. And of course, this solution doesn’t scale. Once you get beyond five employees, you’ll need a different approach.10 – 500 Employees: SnackNation SnackNation does healthy office snack delivery right. This ultra-convenient, set-and-forget solution delivers a monthly shipment of the newest emerging brands in the natural foods space, curated by their internal team of snacking experts. A snack concierge helps ensure an optimal mix for your team, there’s a new variety of snacks each month, and each box comes with a variety of snacks to meet almost every dietary restriction.SnackNation also scales with you. You can dial your program up or down based on the changing snacking needs of your team.500+ Employees: AramarkAramark is the place to go for full service – they offer everything from snacks to lunch to coffee, all in one premium package. They can also design and build custom restaurants and cafes, service your team with custom food trucks, or even trick out your break room with an on-site convenience store.Of course, their customizable solutions are really only viable for companies of a certain size. This is more for the Fortune 500 set than a 10-person lean startup. Related Posts What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… How to Get Started in China and Have Successlast_img read more

Manu Ginobili returning for 16th season with Spurs

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES McGregor must get rough and creative to upset Mayweather Manu Ginobili. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOSAN ANTONIO — Manu Ginobili is returning for his 16th season with the San Antonio Spurs.The Spurs re-signed the 40-year-old Argentine guard Thursday. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Ginobili will become the eighth player in NBA history to spend his entire career with one team and play at least 16 seasons, joining Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki, John Stockton, Reggie Miller and John Havlicek.Ginobili averaged 7.5 points, 2.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 69 games last season, In 992 career regular-season games, he has averaged 13.6 points, 3.9 assists and 3.6 rebounds. In 213 playoff games, the four-time NBA champion has averaged 14.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chieflast_img read more

‘I’m done, I’m done’: Lin bursts into tears after injuring knee in Nets loss

first_imgJeremy Lin of the Brooklyn Nets looks on against the Philadelphia 76ers during their Pre Season game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 11, 2017 in Uniondale, New York. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPBrooklyn guard Jeremy Lin suffered what looked like a serious right leg injury that had him saying “I’m done!” in the Nets’ first game of the season.Just a day after Boston forward Gordon Hayward sustained a gruesome ankle fracture on an alley-oop play, Lin also went down awkwardly after driving to the basket with 4:53 left in Indiana’s 140-131 win.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brownlee: We have to slow Durham down MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City READ: Gordon Hayward suffers gruesome ankle injury in Celtics’ seasonLin, who scored 18 in the loss, is coming off an injury-riddled 2016-2017 NBA season where he dealt with a recurring hamstring injury.According to a report on ESPN, Lin will undergo knee evaluation in New York.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Revamped Pacers rely on new faces to cut down NetsWhile at the baseline, Lin held on to his knee and needed a few seconds to process what happened before yelling “I’m done, I’m done” to his coaches and bursting into tears in a heartbreaking sight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe was helped off the court but limped to the dugout alone.Jeremy Lin heads to the locker room after appearing to suffer a leg injury in the Nets’ season opener— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 19, 2017“Gods ALWAYS faithful and in control,” said Lin, who is the first American of Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA, in a tweet after the game.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Ceres-Negros closes in on top spot

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Lions, Stags dispute 2nd finals seat BACOLOD—Fernando Rodriguez produced another hattrick as Ceres-Negros delivered a ruthless attacking display to overwhelm FC Meralco Manila, 6-0, last Sunday night and move within three points off the Philippines Football League lead at Panaad Stadium here.Coinciding with the 119th Negros Day, the Busmen came up with a performance to remember, putting the current PFL leaders to the sword with a blistering performance in the first half.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img View comments Bienvenido Marañon also struck twice while Carlie De Murga was similarly on target as Ceres went into the international break on a positive note.With the victory, Ceres climbed to 51 points from 23 matches, three points behind leader the Sparks, who have played three more matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I think we played well, especially the first half,” said coach Risto Vidakovic, whose side also avenged a 1-2 defeat to the Sparks early in the season. “We played with high intensity and if we play with high intensity, the result is usually very good.”Marañon broke the deadlock with a long range effort past Sparks keeper Ace Villanueva, before De Murga redirected OJ Porteria’s effort from close range. Rodriguez opened his account with a strike from inside the box after Meralco failed to deal with Iain Ramsay’s cross from the left in the 31st minute. Ceres got a fourth goal in the space of 15 minutes as Rodriguez smashed the ball home. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

‘New generation cricketers’ addiction to success redefines India’s aspirations’

first_imgTriumph as Tonic”Allergic to failure, addicted to success, afflicted by daring, a new generation of cricketers is redefining India’s aspirations.”Sushant Sachdeva, on e-mailWizards of Lord’sCredit it to the brashness of youth, the strength of character, the luxury of being under no pressure to perform or the vast reserves of self-belief,Triumph as Tonic”Allergic to failure, addicted to success, afflicted by daring, a new generation of cricketers is redefining India’s aspirations.”Sushant Sachdeva, on e-mailWizards of Lord’sCredit it to the brashness of youth, the strength of character, the luxury of being under no pressure to perform or the vast reserves of self-belief and resilience, the kind of magic Mohammed Kaif and Yuvraj Singh produced to help India win the NatWest Trophy would make even sorcerers proud (“India’s New Heroes”, July 29).Karthik K., MysoreCricket with its glorious uncertainties seems to be the only sport where the anticipation of what might happen has nothing to do with what actually happens. Our youthful newlook team has proved that it has what it takes to win.V. Venkataraman, on e-mailThe young brigade of Indian cricket has shown the world that playing with hope and courage will always result in a win. Kaif and Yuvraj have not only made the nation proud but have also exemplified what playing like a team means. Their commitment and intense desire to win augurs well for the future of Indian cricket.S. Lavanya, on e-mailKaif and Yuvraj have proved right the words of Swami Vivekananda: “It is usually the young who have the strength of mind … and who will be able to make sacrifices to achieve their goals.”Mahesh Kumar, on e-mailThe way Kaif played and earned India victory, he deserves the sobriquet of “Ka(l) if of Lord’s”.Malini White, on e-mailThe victory should relieve Sachin Tendulkar of any psychological burdens because it came despite his failure. He should now be free to play his natural aggressive game which will further improve our chances of winning the World Cup.H.R. Bapu Satyanarayana, MysoreGone are the days when the entire country would walk back to the pavilion with Tendulkar. The senior players were made to look like novices by the daringly different approaches of Yuvraj and Kaif. The seniors need to guard their reputation.Vinod Udyawar, on e-mailWhen Sourav Ganguly yanked his shirt off after the famous victory, it made news and invited flak too. No one realised that had we lost, he would probably have been stripped naked.Madhu Rau, on e-mailNo doubt the victory at Lord’s made every Indian proud but it is too early to talk about India’s chances in the 2003 World Cup as our team is known to be inconsistent. The real test will come when it plays better teams like Pakistan, South Africa and Australia. Until then it would be prudent not to create an unnecessary hype. We were crowing similarly about our hockey team just before the World Cup in Malaysia. Everyone knows what happened ultimately.Dr Bir Singh, Delhiadvertisement”What is so sensational about the wrongdoings at ITDC hotels when parliamentarians, politicians and government officials are known to scrounge off public-sector institutions?” S. Balachandran, MumbaiWe have seen many talented young cricketers like Hemang Badani, Hrishikesh Kanitkar and Reetinder Sodhi rise to instant fame due to hype only to fall abruptly. Also, with our selectors using whimsical and parochial reasoning to dump players, there is no saying whether a hero of today will get another chance to prove himself.Rakesh Singhvi, on e-mailWhat Kaif and Yuvraj did was wonderful but we need to be cautious in inflating the balloons of their egos lest they should deflate quickly.Diptansu Sharma, GuwahatiThe hype surrounding India’s victory at Lord’s is unwarranted as the series did not feature great cricketing nations like Australia or Pakistan. Sri Lanka was a shadow of its old self and it is a wonder that England still has any cricketers.Renjith P.R., Omalloor, KeralaThe media hype over the win is not for real. I still doubt whether the Indian team can face the pace of the likes of Shoaib Akhtar or emerge as winners against the accurate Glenn McGrath on the fast and bouncy tracks of South Africa in the World Cup. Time and again we place undue confidence in the Indian side only to see it fail us. It is time we stopped patronising cricket as we do now and look towards other sports.Puneet Satija, AmritsarTruth ExtractedThe raval couple isn’t doing anything new by making milk from peanut (“The White Lie”, July 29). Agronomist George W. Carver had proved in 1910 that sugar, shoe polish, shaving cream and edible oils can be produced from groundnut. Such techniques about food derivatives were also propagated by Sadashiv Pandurang Khankhoje, a forgotten Indian revolutionary who was responsible for Mexico’s agricultural revolution.Manoj Waman Kshirsagar, on e-mailadvertisementlast_img read more

‘Portugal strong even without world’s number one Ronaldo’

first_imgFernando Santos believes Portugal will be a different prospect with the return of Cristiano Ronaldo, but says his side will be stronger in the long term for having more options.Juventus star Ronaldo was absent during the international window, choosing to rest up having played the World Cup and with the domestic season set to truly kick into gear with the return of the Champions League.In the absence of their talisman, Portugal registered a 1-1 friendly draw against Croatia before starting their Nations League campaign with a 1-0 win over Italy on Monday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Andre Silva was the difference maker in Lisbon and head coach Santos, while eagerly anticipating the return of his leading marksman, is happy with how his team stepped up without Ronaldo.”I think my team gets stronger with the best in the world [Ronaldo]. Obviously. We will always be strong with the world’s number one,” he said. “But he was not there. Therefore, I think the players who have been called up took advantage of the opportunity to play here, knowing the great confidence I had in them. 147 – André Silva has the second best minutes per goal ratio for Portugal among all active players (min. 10 goals), scoring every 147 minutes – only Cristiano Ronaldo has a better ratio than him (137 mins/goal). Menace. — OptaJoao (@OptaJoao) September 10, 2018 “They tried to do their best in training and games, they followed our ideas and that is good for Portuguese football. Well, Portuguese football is stronger with more options.”I believe in this team, if we are in a favourable position, it is because we have more options and we can go further. I believe in this team and I always believed.”last_img read more