2016 - Restaurant Cloud Technology Changes Everything

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Why Salesforce might be interested in Twitter

A person is seen using the Twitter app on a tablet.  Rumors were flying all day yesterday that Twitter is up for sale, and Salesforce.com could be a chief suitor. At this point, with so many possible bidders being reported, it’s hard to know what’s going to happen (if anything). But the big question for many is why Salesforce would even be interested in the consumer-facing social network. While nobody could say with certainty that… Read More

LinkedIn doubles down on education with LinkedIn Learning, updates desktop site

screen-shot-2016-09-22-at-17-49-43  LinkedIn, the social network for the working world that now has some 450 million members and is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion, today took the wraps off its newest efforts to expand its site beyond job hunting and recruitment, its two business mainstays. The company has launched a new site called LinkedIn Learning, an ambitious e-learning portal tailored… Read More

InfluxData closes $16 million Series B led by Battery Ventures to organize IOT data

Traffic and wireless network, Intelligent Transport Systems  Imagine for a moment that you’re riding in one of John Zimmer’s proposed autonomous sleeper cars and you’re fast asleep on a road trip across the state. All of the sensors on the vehicle are collecting data so that standard components like the engine and steering systems don’t kill you. At sub-second intervals, some believe your car could generate nearly a gigabyte… Read More


Better Way to Building your Web Presence (Great for Restaurants)

Are you a restaurant owner looking for a better way to connect with your customers?  We, at Zaperly, are offering an opportunity to launch a website, or enhance an existing one, to improve your visibility on the web.   Zaperly was created to provide business owners (such as restaurant owners) with a stress-free, cutting edge, yet affordable web presence, so that you can get back to your business. While many competitors charge hundreds to thousands of dollars to design your website, our…

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In the Boston MA area? Free Gluten-Free Training Mon Sept 19

Beyond Celiac, Barilla, Allergy Eats and the U Mass Club in Boston invite you to attend a Gluten-Free training.  Learn to prepare and serve gluten-free food safely.  The GREAT Training's Programs will be held at: U Mass Club Boston, 1 Beacon Street, 32nd floor - two training's are available -  GREAT Kitchens 9:00 am - 12 noon 12 noon - 1 Complimentary lunch from Barilla - please RSVP Great Schools 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm learn more and register at www.greatgfkitchens.org/register The program is free…

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Latvian Cards and Payments Market Provides Detailed Insights into Essentials of the Segment: Ken Research

Incorporates in depth analysis and numerical for present and expected players in the market including segments like credit, debit and charge cards Timetric’s Comprehensive report on payments structure of the economy and its alternative payment devices Ken Research published a report on ‘The Cards and Payments Industry in Latvia: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2020’ which discusses data on Latvian cards and payments industry using empirical analysis on major product type like debit cards…

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Minor’s wants to send you to the Bocuse d’Or in France! (Enter Before Sept 1st)

 Enter the Minor's® Flavor Expedition Recipe Contest and you could win a trip to watch the prestigious Bocuse d'Or culinary competition in Lyon, France.   To enter, operators must submit their original recipe using at least one Minor’s Base and one Minor’s Flavor Concentrate in an unheated format from the list of eligible Ready to Flavor™ products, which can be found online. The Flavor Expedition Recipe Contest is intended to inspire culinary creativity using Minor’s exclusive ready-to-eat…

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Global Edible Insects Market size worth $522 million by 2023: Global Market Insights, Inc.

Insects offer a sustainable and economical source for human as well as animal feed, with comparatively lower greenhouse emissions as well as costs. Sustainability-based diets are safe and healthy, affordable, nutritious and easily accessible for animal and human consumption. To access sample pages from our latest Research Report @ https://www.gminsights.com/industry-analysis/edible-insects-market Beetles dominated demand and were valued at USD 9.7 million in 2015. Key human consumption patterns…

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Importance of mobile payment solutions

Technology is becoming more important in the hospitality and restaurant industry.  There are 83 million millennials.  44% of them prefer a mobile payment solution when dining out at restaurants. This is over 38 million customers. Our company launched a mobile app that is free to restaurants and customers, integrates with restaurant's current POS and makes it easy for customers to pay their bill and even divide the bill among friends with a few clicks.  We are currently launching this in the New…

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How to use Social media for your Restaurant's advantage? via inFOH | Restaurant Newswire

blog.getcirq.com - Social media is one of the most powerful tool to reach out to people. Everyone, from your grandfather to your younger cousin, is active these days on various social media platforms. Now,…

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Leica and Huawei express their love for each other with a joint research lab via inFOH | Restaurant Newswire

techcrunch.com - Before the iPhone 7 made dual lenses cool… no, scratch that, Huawei and Leica made it cool first (and plenty others made it dorky). The result of their collaboration, the P9, has sold well enough…

How to Use Social Media to Bring More Customers Into Your Restaurant via inFOH | Restaurant Newswire

notothequo.com - The uses of social media prove broad and far-reaching. There is no segment of the population that does not seem to benefit from social media use. The key, however, is knowing how to use the…

Allo brings Google’s smarts to messaging via inFOH | Restaurant Newswire

techcrunch.com - Google first announced Allo and Duo, its new messaging and video chat apps, at its I/O developer conference earlier this year. Duo launched about a month ago and today it’s Allo’s turn. With Allo,…

Up the mountain with GoPro via inFOH | Restaurant Newswire

techcrunch.com - “Demand for GoPro is better than it’s ever been,” Nick Woodman explained to a rapt audience at GoPro’s mountain press conference yesterday. “Demand is kicking tail,” he said as the crowd cheered…

Casper's new late-night low-tech chatbot entertains insomniacs - Digiday via inFOH | Restaurant Newswire

digiday.com - Can’t fall asleep after binge watching Netflix late at night? Casper’s “insomnobot” will keep you company. The mattress company unveiled a chatty new bot on Wednesday to keep all the night owls…

Oh Snap! Looks like Snapchat could be rebranding via inFOH | Restaurant Newswire

techcrunch.com - Ephemeral media app Snapchat appears to be doing a little disappearing itself. A leaked video and domain records suggest that the company (though probably not the app) is preparing to rebrand as…

Clinton Plays It Frosty Between the Ferns via inFOH | Restaurant Newswire

nytimes.com - Yesterday, Hillary Clinton arguably had one of her most effective public appearances in months, and it happened on the website Funny or Die. Clinton appeared as a guest on “Between Two Ferns” with…

Restaurateurs urged to embrace smartphone technology – and ignore fears of negative feedback on social media – UK Food and Drink News – Nosh Online via inFOH | Restaurant Newswire

thenosh.co.uk - Restaurateurs urged to embrace smartphone technology – and ignore fears of negative feedback on social media By NewsDesk On September 23, 2016 · Add Comment · In restaurant Smartphone technology…

Facebook Exaggerated Its Video-View Metrics for Two Years via inFOH | Restaurant Newswire

vanityfair.com - At Facebook’s annual F8 conference for developers in April, Mark Zuckerberg shared his vision for the future of Facebook. In 10 years, he said, "video will look like as big of a shift in the way…

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Three Simple Strategies to Amp up Your Restaurant’s Social Media Marketing - Canada Bread via inFOH | Restaurant Newswire

canadabreadfoodservice.ca - Today’s savvy restaurant owners and operators recognize the importance of having a social media presence. The conversation is no longer about IF you should invest resources into social media…


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Famous Brands Appoints Dustin Lyman As Chief Executive Officer

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Gemini Horoscope for Saturday, September 24, 2016

twittascope.com - Saturday, September 24, 2016 - You're eager for changes in your financial situation, but you might be hitting a logistical wall now. You may need to reorganize debt, reduce expenses or renegotiate ...

Tweeted by @King_of_CHEFS https://twitter.com/King_of_CHEFS/status/779991475849277440

Camera manufacturers, you’re still missing the point. Be better.

techcrunch.com - Spotted at Photokina, the world’s largest photography trade show: A professional photographer, taking a photo, then taking a picture off the back of their camera to share the photograph on Facebook...

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Tiffinity for Chefs - Android app on AppBrain

appbrain.com - The Tiffinity for Chefs app helps aspiring home chefs on the Tiffinity platform manage their account with an easy to use interface. An exhaustive list of features: - Accept / Decline incoming sched...

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Facebook’s video metrics screw-up, explained

Facebook miscalculated how it was measuring average watch time on its platform. Agencies claim it’s not affected how they conduct business because they trade based on performance metrics like impressions, 10-second views and completed views -- not average watch time. That said, agencies and publishers are upset, with this being the latest signal that the “walled gardens” of Facebook and Google need to be more accepting of universal third-party measurement.

The post Facebook’s video metrics screw-up, explained appeared first on Digiday.

Yahoo’s data breach further dents its already flailing brand

With Yahoo’s massive data breach affecting at least 500 million accounts, the one-time internet star’s brand has been dealt yet another blow. The past couple of years have been particularly turbulent for Yahoo, which has struggled to maintain authority and relevance in a rapidly evolving market. Once the go-to destination for everyone on the internet, it has since been overtaken by the likes of Google and Facebook. While it still has more than a billion monthly active users, its revenues have been falling and were down 20 percent in 2016’s second quarter. The data breach comes on the heels of the former tech giant’s acquisition by Verizon, and further adds to its already flailing brand narrative, fraught with tales of squandered opportunities and mismanagement. It also affects Yahoo Mail, which is the third biggest email service in the world and one of its most valued assets.

The post Yahoo’s data breach further dents its already flailing brand appeared first on Digiday.

Best of the week: Skittles and the dark side of going viral

Skittles handles a controversy on Twitter with a refreshing amount of grace and thoughtfulness; Nick Denton says news is being carried by entertainment; a former viral publishing exec exposes how these publishers still use “dark arts” like buying fake audiences to build their so-called communities on social platforms; and smaller publishers like The Information and The Correspondent show that it’s possible to stay small, focused and get people to pay for good content.

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