Computer & Electronics

Are You Smarter than Artificial Intelligence?
June 16, 2016 at 4:03 pm

What will your role be in the buying and selling of promotional products in 2026? How are you preparing yourself now? We've seen some major shifts over the past couple years, and everything points to the fact that change only is going to accelerate. More and more, the buyers of promotional products are digital natives. Those…

Industry Professionals Weigh In on Microsoft's Acquisition of LinkedIn
June 15, 2016 at 6:22 pm

On Monday, we reported that Microsoft acquired LinkedIn in a $26 billion acquisition. Both companies' CEOs raved about the potential for integration and innovation between Microsoft and LinkedIn. But what can you, as promotional products professionals, expect from this merger? We spoke to Dale Denham, chief information officer for Geiger, Lewiston, Maine; Mark Graham, chief…

Microsoft Acquires LinkedIn
June 13, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., announced today that it has acquired Mountain View, California-based LinkedIn for $196 per share (a 49 percent increase since Friday) in an all-cash transaction worth $26.2 billion. According to a statement from Microsoft, LinkedIn will retain its brand, culture and independence. Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, will remain in his position and…

User Experience vs. User Interface
May 31, 2016 at 5:38 pm

"User experience" is a buzzword, and with buzzwords come overuse. Nevertheless, a great user experience is critical in today’s world, both offline and online. Disney has done user experience offline better than anyone well before anyone started paying attention. Apple brought forward the importance of user experience when it introduced the first iPhone. A great…

Fitbit Data Shows Woman Lied About Sexual Assault
April 20, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Last week, we learned that, for the first time in medical history, doctors used a patient's Fitbit to make a crucial decision regarding treatment. It turned out to save the man's life in the end.…

7 Reasons to Switch from Evernote to OneNote
April 19, 2016 at 3:58 pm

I’ve been a user of Evernote for more than three years, but I’ve become fonder of OneNote lately. In case you don’t use either, both do a great job keeping notes organized without multiple Microsoft Word documents. Most Microsoft Word documents end up cluttering your hard drives and the content is hard to find, especially…

You Now Can Get a Dot-promo Domain Name
April 18, 2016 at 4:12 pm

In 2014, new Top Level Domains (TLDs) became available. This made it possible for companies to think outside of the traditional Web domain extensions, like dot-com, dot-org and dot-gov, and use more creative or fitting extensions, like dot-law for a lawyer. Now, Afilias, a Dublin, Ireland-based domain registry…

NAPCO Media Adds Nathan Safran as Director of Research
April 18, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Philadelphia-based NAPCO Media, parent company of Promo Marketing, announced that Nathan Safran has joined the company as director of research. Safran, who will lead the newly created NAPCO Research team, began his career as a Forrester research analyst and joins NAPCO from…