Apple Watch In-Store Preview & Online Pre-Order Begin Friday


CUPERTINO, California—April 9, 2015—Apple Watch™, Apple’s most personal device yet, will be available for preview and pre-order on Friday, April 10. Customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US can try on and experience Apple Watch at their local Apple Store® or at Galeries Lafayette in Paris, Isetan in Tokyo, Selfridges in London, and select Apple Authorized Resellers in Japan and China. Customers can pre-order their Apple Read more [...]

National Geographic Kids Launches Premium Online Experience with Adventure Pass


WASHINGTON (Feb. 18, 2015)—National Geographic Kids today launched Adventure Pass, an online subscription that offers kids access to exclusive content on its award-winning website, kids.nationalgeographic.com. In addition to the free primary website, the Adventure Pass serves as an all-access key for kids to explore hours of engaging and educational content in a secure and fun online destination. “At National Geographic, we are driven to inspire kids to learn about the world around them, and Read more [...]

LendingClub And Billion-Dollar Valuations Are Just The Beginning For Online Lending


Last week marked the first ever-initial public offering for an online lending platform when LendingClub raised nearly $ 870 million in its IPO.  LendingClub was priced at $ 15 per share but opened the day on the NYSE well above that at $ 24.75 per share before closing the day at $ 23.43 thus [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Darling Family Portrait of Prince William, Kate Middleton & Little Prince George Surfaces Online


Showing off a darling brood close to his heart, famed photographer Jason Bell shared a photo of the royal family via Twitter earlier this week and it quickly went viral due to its cuteness. Posing in front of a simple backdrop, Prince William, Kate Middleton and little Prince George show off their brilliant smiles in an adorable portrait - which is framed in Bell's home. According to reports, the photo was taken in March and sent out as thank you cards after the Duke and Duchess' royal tour Read more [...]

Are Online Race Registration Companies Scamming Us?


Five years ago, Christy Mack crossed a threshold familiar to a lot of deskbound Americans. Looking for a way to stay fit, she signed up for a half marathon, her first ever, in Portland, Oregon, and discovered that along with her medal, souvenir T-shirt, and sore muscles came a $ 64.95 fee for something called Active Network. Mack didn’t remember signing up for anything but the privilege to run, and after a year of determining the value of the membership—which includes members-only Read more [...]

Sutherland leverages Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online to consolidate leadership position in global customer experience management


REDMOND, Wash. — Sept . 2 4 , 2014 — Sutherland Global Services, an acknowledged leader in business process and technology management services, continuously focuses on operational innovations and transformations to maintain its leadership position in Customer Experience Management. A major area of this focus is the digital transformation of key internal operations and processes, aimed at further enhancing the company’s track record of service excellence and consistent delivery Read more [...]

Understanding the value of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)


GUEST POSTImage Credit: Cali4beach/FlickrAfter 30 years in a corporate learning setting, I wanted to try something different. So, I decided to experiment in the world of online teaching, knowing I could share my passion of big data and learning with an even larger audience (after all, the “M” in MOOC stands for “massive”). Armed with a topic I was passionate about (big data for learning), I worked with online learning platform Udemy to build my first course. Not only did this experience allow Read more [...]