Tag: "sell"

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Underutilized Government Land and Buildings

Underutilized Government Land and Buildings

Why the federal government wastes large amounts of property it often doesn’t even know it owns NPR has an interesting story on how the federal government owns large amounts of unused property. Often, government agencies don’t even realize they own the land in question: Government estimates suggest there may be 77,000 empty or underutilized buildings […]

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Christmas Charity Scams Taking Advantage Of The Season

Christmas Charity Scams Taking Advantage Of The Season

Asking questions can protect you from charity scams During the holiday season, Americans give to charities with open hearts and wallets. To those in need, every dollar counts and legitimate charities depend on the generosity of people like you. Unfortunately, the busy holiday season is the perfect time for fraudsters to catch you unaware. Although […]

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Scam Alert: Timeshare Properties

Scam Alert: Timeshare Properties

Feds crack down on scams targeting timeshare owners Law enforcement officials are cracking down on companies they say stole millions of dollars from timeshare owners desperate to resell their properties. In recent years, a network of law enforcement in the United States and abroad has shut down countless schemes that were hawking phony timeshare resale […]

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Algorithms will be Big Business

Algorithms will be Big Business – 4/4/13

After Yahoo Acquires Summly, Is Buying Math The Next Tech Bubble? The news of , the news-summarizing app created by 17-year-old British wunderkind Nick D’Aloisio, rippled through the news world on Tuesday. The acquisition, while notable for going to an entrepreneur so young, is hardly or . The app had millions of downloads after its […]

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RIM's PlayBook surprises in sales and customer satisfaction

RIM’s Playbook Surprises – 12/23/12

RIM’s PlayBook surprises in sales and customer satisfaction The company’s latest figures show that the much criticized tablet is not only selling well but that most owners are more than satisfied with its performance. When RIM published its quarterly earnings report this week, there was one surprising number: 255,000, the total of PlayBook tablets it […]

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Banks prefer Sales, not Customers

Banks prefer Sales, not Customers – 12/9/12

Bank Staff ‘Under Pressure To Sell’, Which? Says Staff at Britain’s largest banks remain under pressure to sell products to customers, often regardless of whether they are appropriate, an investigation claims. Two thirds of bank staff with a sales role said there is now “more pressure than ever” to meet their targets, according to a […]

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Can Banks Delight Customers

The New Bottom Line Of Business, Customer Delight – 9/25/12

Can Banks Delight Customers? The new bottom line of business, customer delight, is something I have discussed in relation to various sectors including: Retailing (Apple) Food industry (Kraft, Sara Lee) Conglomerates (GE) Clothing (Li & Fung) Supermarkets (Wal-Mart) Customer relationship management services (Salesforce) Computer routers (Cisco, Juniper) Computer tablets (Amazon Fire) Yesterday a reader asked […]