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Cybersecurity, Online Privacy
Thursday May 22, 2014 - "EBay said that hackers raided its network three months ago, accessing some 145 million user records in what is poised to go down as one of the biggest data breaches in history, based on the number of accounts compromised."
CNBC Hackers raid eBay in historic breach, access 145M records
Cybersecurity, Online Privacy
Tuesday May 20, 2014 - "More than 80 percent of websites that were examined had subpar password security standards, according to Dashlane's Password Security Roundup report published Tuesday."
CNBC Amazon, Groupon among sites with worst password security: Study
Online Advertising, Online Video
Monday May 12, 2014 - "Nearly 88 million people watched online video on a daily basis in March, according to comScore, up 14% on a year earlier.Television pulled in $66.35 billion last year, according to eMarketer, accounting for 38.8% of total U.S. ad spending. Digital media drew about 25% of total ad dollars. EMarketer predicts television will remain bigger than digital until 2018, by which time TV's share of total ad spending will slip to 36.1% and digital—including not just online video but all website ads and mobile ads—will reach 36.4%."
Wall Street Journal TV Ad Dollars Slowly Shifting to Web Video
Mental Health, Mobile Devices
Friday May 2, 2014 - "Nearly half of workers who 'frequently' email for work outside of normal working hours report experiencing stress 'a lot of the day yesterday', compared with the 36% experiencing stress who never email for work."
Gallup Using Mobile Technology for Work Linked to Higher Stress
Online Advertising, Social Media
Thursday May 1, 2014 - "On May 5th, LinkedIn will celebrate its 11th birthday. It announced last month that 300 million people had signed up for the professional social network. This evening, LinkedIn will report earnings for first quarter of this year, which analysts expect to surpass the company’s own guidance. Despite all these positive signs, there is one question that has dogged the network for the majority of its history: What is LinkedIn actually for?"
Quartz Why LinkedIn is morphing from a social network into an online newspaper
Email Marketing, Online Advertising
Thursday May 1, 2014 - "The proof is in the pudding when it comes to the value of personalization in email marketing. Helzberg Diamonds saw a 288% lift in online sales with personalized email marketing. Busted Tees increased email revenue 8% simply by personalizing the send time based on time zones."
KISSMetrics How to Increase eCommerce Conversions by Using Customer Data in Emails

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