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2015 Hospitality Travel Trends


White sand beaches, palm trees swaying in the breeze, and the dulcet tones of a ukulele bring to mind a relaxing beach vacation on the shores of Hawaii, and that has been the standard image of vacationing for many years. But with some new trends in tourism emerging, that won’t be the image for much longer.

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Who Wins The Battle of The Disrupted Tech Giants: HP Or IBM?

Two big football players wrestling for position.  It’s been a rough several years for the once-mighty technology behemoths, HP and IBM, and while each has the cash and resources to chug along for years to come, both companies have struggled to find a foothold in a fast-changing market. HP once represented the archetypal Silicon Valley company, a pillar of the computer world, a place where a teenage Steve Jobs worked one summer and cut… Read More

Box’s Latest Vertical Package Focuses On Financial Services

Wall Street Bull  Box has a plan to keep growing and it involves building vertical pillars on top of the base Box platform and APIs. To that end, Box announced a new financial services vertical today with a set of tools and technologies geared specifically to firms in the financial services industry. The company first revealed this vertical approach last Fall at the BoxWorks user conference, dubbing it Box… Read More

Samsung Filed The Most Patents In Europe In 2014, U.S. Led The Field By Country

4661050938_1f40e33d08_b  While IBM is number-one when it comes to the number of patents filed in the U.S., in Europe, Samsung is leading the pack. Today, the European Patent Office released 2014 figures for patents filed in the region, which showed that the Korean company, and currently the world’s largest smartphone maker, filed 2,541 for the full year. In terms of countries, the U.S. dominated the list,… Read More



THE NEXT STEP YOU TAKE:-The next step you take is the one that matters. You have the power to choose right now what that step will be. Even if you’ve been going for weeks or for years in a negative direction, your next step can be a positive one. Even if it’s a small positive step, it can change your direction and establish a new momentum.No matter where you are or what you’ve done or failed to do, you can now choose to move toward what you value most. The way to make that choice is with your…

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Is This Motivate You?

Opportunity:-You have the opportunity to take a negative situation and transform it into positive value. You have the opportunity to take an ordinary moment and make it into an extraordinary experience.You have the opportunity because you can make a difference. You have the opportunity because you care very deeply about life, and have the ability to put that caring into action.Life can unfold in many different ways, creating an unimaginable variety of situations. In every one of those…

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One Question Survey - How do you choose your food?

How do you choose your food? http://svy.mk/1xGfNlq When you are hungry, do you (a) think of a restaurant that may satisfy your hunger? Or (b) do you think if a food item that you have a "hankering for", then think of where you will go satisfy that hunger? Please take this one question survey and we will share the results. Thank you! Survey accessed here.

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HMSHost Jobs

HMSHost has openings for Restaurant Shift Supervisors Restaurant  - BNA – Nashville International Airport Restaurant Lovers? #HMSHost is hiring Restaurant Shift Supervisors @ BNA! 6 mnths exp. Apply! http://jobs.hmshost.com/Nashville-TN/jobs.aspx     Restaurant  - TYS – Knoxville Airport Location Restaurant Lovers? #HMSHost is hiring Restaurant Shift Supervisors @ TYS! Must have 6 months of exp. Apply online today! http://jobs.hmshost.com/Alcoa-TN/jobs.aspx

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Hiring a Sous Chef/ Potential for Executive Chef in Near Future

We are currently seeking a qualified Sous Chef.  Quality of Life, with Five day work week/ guaranteed Sundays off.  The right candidate will assist the Executive Chef. We are looking to ehoxpand and wanting to train the right person to be an Executive Chef and Partner at the next location.  Please email me your resume at: shelly.kw@hotmail.com  Location.  Canton/ Woodstock, Georgia

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Line Cooks vs Caterers

Recently The Painted Table expanded to an experimental Bistro partnership.  Taming down our nouvelle style cuisine we made a menu in less than two days while "Restaurant Impossible-ing" the grime coated kitchen.  In two days we went from nothing to full fledged bistro and the discussion I bring to the table is what everyone else thinks of the differences between a line cook and a caterer. During our time in the bistro we sent over each of our Catering Food Warriors to the Bistro to learn how to…

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Olive Oatman was born in Illinois in 1837. In 1850,…

The story of the young pioneer girl with the tattooed face via Food, Tech & Media Today

mashable.com - Olive Oatman was born in Illinois in 1837. In 1850, when she was 14, her family (parents Royce and Mary Oatman and their seven children) joined a wagon train to travel from Utah to California.  Var...

Online farm products delivery startup Freshworld raises angel round led by Indian Angel Network - The Tech Portal via Food, Tech & Media Today

thetechportal.in - FreshWorld, a start-up which delivers fresh products, directly picked up from farms to consumers, has raised an undisclosed amount in its second angel round from Indian Angels Network and Infosys…

21% of Tweets About ‘Modern Family’s’ ‘Social’ Episode Mentioned Apple via Food, Tech & Media Today

adweek.com - ‘Modern Family’s’ ‘social media episode’ wasn’t very social; it also wasn’t very talked about on Twitter. According to our analytics partners Canvs – the first completely syndicated qualitative…

TinyOwl to take on Foodpanda, Zomato in India with $16M funding via Food, Tech & Media Today

techinasia.com - Location-based food ordering service TinyOwl has raised INR 1 billion (US$16 million) in series B funding from Matrix Partners and existing investors. Sequoia Capital and Nexus Venture Partners…

Could these restaurant chains go private? via Food, Tech & Media Today

nrn.com - It’s unlikely we’ll see a lot of restaurant companies go private this year, or next, at least until some of the high valuations for publicly traded chains start coming down. But there may be two ex...

GMO labels? There should be an app for that, Ag chief says - San Jose Mercury News via Food, Tech & Media Today

mercurynews.com - WASHINGTON -- In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack offers this idea: Use your smartphone. Vilsack told members of Congress…

World’s First Business School for Food Entrepreneurship and Innovation Launches! via Food, Tech & Media Today

thedailymeal.com - The world’s first business school for food entrepreneurship and innovation opens February 25th. The Food Business School is part of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) based out of St. Helena,…

Ian Neill: social media boosts restaurant growth via Food, Tech & Media Today

thehospitalitydirectory.co.uk - Casual dining brands are seeing customer demand from parts of the country where companies would never previously considered opening sites, all thanks to social media.

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Prominent Washington Post journalist leaving to partner with Starbucks via Food, Tech & Media Today

restaurantbusinessonline.com - Washington Post journalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran is leaving the storied D.C. newspaper for the other Washington to embark on a media project that will tackle social issues in collaboration with…

Boston Restaurants Hashtag DigOutDineOut Social Media Campaign via Food, Tech & Media Today

bostinno.streetwise.co - It’s no secret that Boston restaurants have taken quite a hit in the wake of multiple snowstorms (read: epic blizzards). Which is why Kevin Long, executive chef and partner at Big Night…

Diabetes Cravings - Control blood glucose level with innovative iOS App via Food, Tech & Media Today

prmac.com - [prMac.com] Ashburn, Virginia - Lots of apps can help you track your carbohydrate intake, but can they also suggest what to eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner to meet your daily carb intake goals? ...

Hyper-local grocery app Grofers raises $10M from Tiger Global, Sequoia via Food, Tech & Media Today

techinasia.com - Hyper-local grocery delivery service Grofers has raised US$10 million in series A funding from existing investor Sequoia Capital and new investor Tiger Global. This comes close on the heels of its…

Transforming the School Food Movement through Online Cooking Education via Food, Tech & Media Today

foodtechconnect.com - Guest post by Chef Hollie Greene of JoyFoodly. The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of Food+Tech Connect. School food is a hugely prominent topic in…

Patent filing reveals Amazon's idea to 3D-print products on delivery trucks - GeekWire via Food, Tech & Media Today

geekwire.com - Why bother with delivery by drone when you can deliver — and make — the product on the same truck? That appears to be the thinking behind a patent application filed by Amazon Technologies and…


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  • We still believe the mobile and web food order sector is just beginning to affect change in the marketplace. New, fully-evolved business models track consumer behavior and it's all about delivery.
  • Going to attend a event with my catering staff..
  • Seems that smarter restuarants win, when they know what their customers really want...basics like good food, good service and a clean, quality environment. Sounds good to us!
  • Internet commerce for restaurants will absolutely make a difference and help define your success in 2015
  • Reading about Angelo Garro at Renaissance Forge in San Francisco, So amazing!
  • I love the concept of employees being the longtail of a brand. This is sold social media thinking
  • Ever heard of a black burger? Everything is black, even the cheese. Yum?
  • Zuppler and LevelUp Partner to Launch Restaurant Mobile Apps Changing the Way Customers Order and Pay
  • Activating mobile payments at a restaurant will absolutely gain adoption and momentum in 2015.
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How Social Media Has Impacted the Restaurant Industry! - DAK

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BrightStar Care Husband-and-Wife Make A Perfect Team

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Meet Cates Holderness, the BuzzFeed employee behind #TheDress

Cates Holderness, the community growth manager at BuzzFeed, got a taste of Internet stardom this week when she unleashed the viral sensation #TheDress onto the world. In an interview, Holderness told us the backstory of her 5-minute post that has been viewed more than 28 million times. "I can’t believe I’ve been the source of so many arguments around the world," she said.

The post Meet Cates Holderness, the BuzzFeed employee behind #TheDress appeared first on Digiday.

Jose Cuervo mixes a margarita in space

On National Margarita Day last weekend, tequila-maker Jose Cuervo took the humble margarita to new heights -- literally. The brand partnered with McCann and a team of rocket scientists to launch a container full of margarita fixins into space, where the drink was shaken and frozen. When the capsule reached its apex at 100,000 feet, the weather balloons that were carrying the capsule burst and the frosty beverage parachuted back to earth. "Other brands have sent stuff into space, but we had a much better reason to do it -- to literally freeze a margarita,” Tom Murphy, chief creative officer at McCann New York, told Digiday.

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Sonic taps millennials’ love of nostalgia

One of Sonic Drive-In's big differentiators is its classic drive-through concept, a nostalgia play that appeals to millennials. But, at the same time, it needs to combine that with cutting-edge tech and a smart social strategy. According to Todd Smith, chief marketing officer, that means differentiating digital content from TV, and changing the very structure of the digital team so it brings in IT and marketing together. “Digital gives us more room to adapt,” said Smith. “We can do more creative that’s fun.”

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Pinterest’s new monetization rules inflict pain on ‘pinfluencers’

Pinterest's ban on affiliate and redirect links has decreased revenue for power users who make money pinning images on behalf of major brands. Many of these "pinfluencers" rely on this activity as their sole source of income, and they have already seen a significant drop in revenue. The decision comes as Pinterest is pushing brands to use its ads, which are generally more expensive than working directly with influencers.

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