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Detailed Study Finds People Won’t Read Detailed Studies

The need for speed extends to consumers: a study from content creator marketplace IZEA found that interest in “snackable” visual content is growing faster than any other category. Irony alert: the study on snackable content is 89 pages long. There’s a lot of good stuff in there, although I didn’t have time to get through it all. Download the actual study here.

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crystal.io Offers Advice Based on LinkedIn Data Feed

May 24, 2017

DataSift also assembles data about people, in its case taking feeds from social media sites. Some is anonymized and some is linked to individuals, depending on what the site owner allows. DataSift just set up a feed of anonymized LinkedIn data to crystal.io, an artificial intelligence-powered “virtual advisor” promises insightful answers to marketers’ questions. To be clear (get it?), crystal.io works only with aggregated data, so it can’t tell you what Dad wants for Father’s Day.

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Independent Grocer Is First to Deploy Amazon Just Walk Out Technology

December 7, 2022

Here’s a retail story that doesn’t involve a media network – but don’t worry, it does feature Amazon, AI, and Kansas City.  Independent retailer Community Groceries will be the first non-Amazon company to deploy the Amazon One entry gate and Amazon’s Just Walk Out checkout technology.  Amazon One grants entry after reading your palm or credit card, while Just Walk Out tracks what customers put in their cart and charges for it.  O brave new world.

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