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Very cool Google SEE INSIDE tour of a casting factory in Indianapolis
Makes you think there is still skilled manufacturing in the United States
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It's just like #CourtTV  back in the day
This oughta be just riveting.
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In March 2016 I posted about Amazon.com opening a bookstore in Seattle to test its proprietary customer data collection and distribution platform
https://plus.google.com/+AdreanaLangstonAtTAP/posts/7kke76dkbDH

I wonder how long after the Amazon announcement Google started working on Beacons. Or I wonder if Google started working on Beacons before Amazon began working on its platform and Amazon heard about Beacons and decided to develop its own.

Either way, these types of platforms are going to be more and more common in the retail space and in the Internet-Of-Things in general.
 
Google Beacons and Marketing.
Essential reading/listening if you want to get ready for the next wave...

p.s. back to G+ in full effect very soon ;)
How beacon technology and Google's open beacon format can revolutionize the way retailers measure the impact of online ads.
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NBCSN is covering King Of The Hammers 2016. That is quite a come up!
Before working here at Transamerican Auto Parts I had a fairly stereotypical view of people who were deeply into off-roading in vehicles (as oppose to on horses, dogsleds or on foot). In a Venn
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The Pitch That Got A Story About 4 Wheel Parts Onto A Page Rank 6 Website.
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Mining For Link GoldHere is the embed code for this presentation [<iframe src="https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1fAj2J1sHaITgkITsPRGfS_3wKfbkZbj4W0RewL7EQ7Q/embed?start=false&loop=false&delayms=60000" frameborder="0" width="960" height="569" allowfullscreen="true" mozallowfullscreen="true" webkitallowfullscreen="true"></iframe>] Here is the URL for the presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1fAj2J1sHaITgkITsPRGfS_3wKfbkZbj4W0RewL7EQ7Q/pub?start...
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Former Facebook product manager Antonio Garcia Martinez begins his memoir with the following dedication: “To all my enemies: I could not have done it without you.” A tech insider, Martinez sold a startup to Twitter and was then hired — and later fired — by Facebook. His new book “Chaos Monkeys” shatters some of the myths of startup culture and provides a window into the day-to-day workings of Silicon Valley, including the double-dealing and depravity he willingly participated in.
Former Facebook product manager Antonio Garcia Martinez begins his memoir with the following dedication: "To all my enemies: I could not have done it without you." A tech insider, Martinez sold a startup to Twitter and was then hired -- and later fired -- by Facebook. His new book "Chaos Monkeys" shatters some of the myths of startup culture and provides a window into the day-to-day workings of Silicon Valley, including the double-dealing and...
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Keep Kids Engaged In Reading Even During Summer
San Francisco Public Library's children's book librarians recommend favorite new titles featuring diverse characters and families.
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A complete guide to developing and writing a content marketing strategy from beginning to end - including a free template!
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This meme, which I actually like, misses the point
The disconnect is in our heads

All those (White) men in the "good-old-days" Black and White photo are reading one of maybe 5 daily papers available in this or that major city back in the day. Those 5 papers were unabashedly non-objective in their editorial slant.

But here is what I can just about guarantee you. Those papers all covered the same international, national, local, entertainment and sports stories. Though they may have covered them from varying points of view. All the men in good-old-days photo were capable of having a conversation with one another about the events of the day because they were all reading about the same events. And while they may have disagreed regarding the interpretation of the events, based on their worldview, they probably did not disagree on the facts of the events. So the opportunity for respectful disagreement and constructive dialogue had an infrastructural basis.

Now this basis was based on exclusion, to be sure. I can nearly guarantee that none of those 5 daily papers had an editor that was female (not even to edit the "ladies" section of the paper) or non-white (if you count Jewish people as White) or atheist (at least not publicly atheist). So there were definitely whole swaths of society whose voices were not represented in those papers.

Fast forward to the color photography (which apparently also features only males and only whites). All these people are on their phones having a personalized mediated experience that allows them to never have to encounter news stories that challenge their world view in any way.
Not only that but even commonly reported stories can get reported by different news outlets in ways that cause any two people in that color photo to not even be able to agree on the facts of what occured in the news (climate change anyone?).

The good thing is today gays, atheists, women, people of color and other previously voiceless groups now have a platform to express their views. And that platform has a very low barrier to entry. More ideas in the idea marketplace is a good thing, as U.S. forefathers stated.

But today's marketplace of ideas is so siloed that individuals are disconnected from being able to have a civil conversation about any one idea but neither person has the internal tolerance to handle threats to their worldview.

OR, even when disagreements do take place and take place with civility, no one's mind is open. Each person just goes away patting themselves on the back thinking "Well, look how sophisticated a person I am. See how well I kept my cool in face of what that uninformed idiot was spewing. Good for me!", though they never call the other person an idiot out loud.
 
"Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days." - Doug Larson
 
h/t +Monika Schmidt
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Built In Tattoo Circuitry
#Wearables   #Cyborg #embedable   #WetWear  
 
These temporary tattoos, printed on gold leaf, could be the next big thing in both fashion and wearable technology.
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Using your own customer email lists to develop "Similar Audiences" remarketing lists
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Soon retailers will be able to get listed as a "sponsored location" within the #PokemonGo app.
At Christmastime in the United States this is going to be 'UGE!
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SEO Specialist
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Adreana Langston works at Transamerican Auto Parts, owner of 4WheelParts and 4WD as an SEO Specialist.
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    1992
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The Massive Ranking Factor Too Many SEOs are Ignoring - Whiteboard Friday
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There's an incredibly important ranking factor that SEOs just aren't paying enough attention to, and Rand (as Randa Claus) is here to fill y

Bitly Shortens Its Business Plan | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
www.fastcompany.com

The company that simplifies your links is giving the same treatment to its revenue strategy, focusing on providing better data to marketers.

Google+ Snippet Customization Update
www.seoskeptic.com

Google's specifications for controlling the appearance of snippets for URLs shared on Google+ (article rendering) have been updated.

Search function on not working. - Google Product Forums
productforums.google.com

AdreanaAtTAP, 3/7/14 8:07 PM. Unsure which version of Chrome you are using? Type chrome://help into your omnibox (where the URL is). Your ve

Ex-Hendrick sales manager sued in alleged scheme claims he was forced
www.postandcourier.com

A former Rick Hendrick Chrysler sales manager is alleging he was forced to participate in a scheme to increase sales and generate higher bon

Riding The Rubicon Trail Of Life
rubicontrailoflife.blogspot.com

Car companies are upbeat as the North American International Auto Show begins in Detroit, Michigan today. How anybody can stay upbeat in tha

Mining For Link Gold And Hauling A Silver Nugget
googledrive.com

How I successfully pitched an story about a store opening to a magazine with a website page rank of six.

From Huge, 3 Rules For Making Obamacare Exchange Sites Suck Less
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Americans recently got their first taste of what it's like to buy health care online through Obamacare. The UX left much to be desired. Here

Direct Measurement of Google Plus Impact on Search Rankings
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Read the groundbreaking study that shows that Google Plus Shares may not have any impact on search rankings after all!

Google Changes Menu Options, Adds New Reports In Google Analytics
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Next time you check Google Analytics, you may see a new navigation menu and have a hard time finding some of your favorite reports. There’s

PayPal Debuts Its Newest Hardware, Beacon, A Bluetooth LE Enabled Device...
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Get amazing offers at the best places to eat, shop, and play

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Google's Password of the Future Goes Beyond Face Recognition to Funny Faces
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2012-2013 Jeep Wrangler Recalled For Transmission Problem
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Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 and 2013 model year Jeep Wrangler SUVs for potential transmission fluid lea

I am the person who facilitates the Google SEE INSIDE tours for the 70+ retail outlets branded 4 Wheel Parts. Mr. Voisan was referred to me by my favorite Google Trusted Photographer of all time, Carl Affable. This was after Carl went up to the big time and got a contract with a high end advertising agency and could no longer accomodate little old Transamerican Auto Parts with a measly 70+ stores in North America. Carl was a very difficult act to follow but Mr. Voisan NAILED it. He brought flare and creativity to the re-shoot of the newly remodeled 4 Wheel Parts stores in Southern California and Las Vegas. He was professional - showed up on time, presented professionally, finished the work in a timely fashion, handed over deliverables in a timely fashion He was customer service oriented - He took ownership of problems that cropped up with the Google My Business Listings. I am talking about problems that cropped up after he uploaded the new tours. He could have just said "Well, my job ended when I delivered a live tour to you. If you have problems you will have to take it up with Google." But he did not do that. His SEE INSIDE Tours look terrific! I would highly recommend Greg Voisan.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Isabelle Jemus is very easy to work with. She is responsive, professional and affable. The pricing was excellent. The tour of the 4 Wheel Parts Chateauguay, QB store came out quite nice as did the Point Of Interest shots.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Carl Afable is the perfect photographer for those who are managing enterprise level photo shoots for multiple, regional, locations of major brands. I know this because I am managing Google Virtual Tour photo shoots for the 59 retail outlets of 4WheelParts and Carl has been instrumental in making my project smoother. EXCELLENT PHOTO QUALITY Carl's tours are crisp. Web visitors can really see the products that are on the shelves. Carl pays attention to the various lighting conditions that might be in different areas of a store. In some of the other Google Virtual Tours when the web surfer panned around the exposure level changed so drastically it was distracting. This is not the case with Carl because he is an experienced photographer who knows how to take compelling, magazine level photographs. EXCELLENT RELIABILITY Even though Carl photographed multiple stores for me over a number a weeks in multiple states, he never initiated a reschedule. I would call the store managers the day after the shoot and to a man they all reported that Carl showed up on time, sometimes even early, was professional and friendly and did his work in an efficient manner. EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION When I e-mailed Carl I never had to wait more than 12 hours to get a response. Typically the response was not "Oh, I got your e-mail and I'll get back to you about your question" it was the actual answer to my question. EXCELLENT PRICING Carl already has photography contracts with major brands that take him all over the country. This benefits me as a client because Carl was able to underbid a lot of the photographers who submitted bids based on the fact that his existing contracts would already place him in the area where the 4 Wheel Parts retail outlet was located. Now this did require some flexibility on my part as the client. I allowed Carl to do his own scheduling, something I would not allow with other photographers, so that he could schedule shoots around times he would already be in the city. Carl and his assistant are so professional that I had no problem allowing him to contact the store managers directly and do his own scheduling. It made my life a lot easier. I would just wait for him to tell me the date and time so that I could put it on the master calendar. CARL's EXCELLENCE MEANS QUICK TURN AROUND TIMES Because Carl is a platinum level Google Trusted Photographer, his tours do not have to be scanned by human eyes at Google before they go live. So his tours go live in much shorter times than the tours of other photographers I have hired. They frequently go live within 8 hours of him uploading the tour. I would highly, highly, highly recommend Carl Afable for companies that have multiple locations all over the country for which they want Google Virtual Tours and excellent marketing-collateral-level still photos of their retail outlets, restaurants, whatever. This man knows what he is doing and he runs a very tight ship. He does all the work and I get all the credit for coming in on time and under budget. Hire him. You will be pleased.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
If you are a enterprise with multiple retail locations and you are looking for ONE CONTACT, one organized, efficient, responsive contact to handle the shooting of all your locations for Google Business Photos/Google Virtual Tours - Benjamin Reed is your man. His proposals are clear and delineate all costs involved, the scope of the work and clear deadlines for deliverables. The photographers he hires to shoot your locations show up on time, are professional and polite and get the work done in a friendly and efficient manner. He gets paperwork signed and returned quickly. He quickly responds to all inquiries and questions. The images resulting from his efforts will be pleasing, I assure you.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Jeffrey Wilson was one of the photographers contracted by 4WheelParts to take Google Virtual Tour / Google Business Photos of the 4 Wheel Parts Performance Center #210 located in Tucson, AZ. Mr. Wilson's bid was professionally presented. The fees were clearly spelled out as was the scope of work and the expected date of the deliverables. Mr. Wilson had no problem signing an agreement that was modified to meet the needs of the 4WheelParts enterprise. Mr. Wilson showed up on time on the shoot date and got his work done in a friendly and efficient manner. Mr. Wilson delivered the photographs in the time frame stated in the contract. The photos looked good. I would recommend Jeffrey Wilson to business's looking for a Google Trusted Photographer in the Tucson area.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I would recommend Bruce Malone Studios for businesses that are interested in having Google Virtual Tours on Google Maps. The studio took very good photos of the six 4 Wheel Parts retail outlets in Texas. When I called the individual managers of the six retail outlets all of them reported to me that Bruce came early, finished his photography in an efficient manner and behaved in a professional and friendly way. When I asked the managers if they would recommend Bruce to photograph the remaining 4 Wheel Parts stores in Texas every manager I asked gave Bruce an unqualified endorsement. As a manager of an enterprise level photography project dealing with 59 stores and over twenty photographers, I can attest to Bruce offering excellent customer service. We had a little glitch during our negotiations and Bruce bent over backwards to make sure that I, the customer, was satisfied. Bruce was very responsive to any questions or inquiries I had and showed a lot of flexibility regarding the shooting schedule.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
I regularly listen to the podcasts "SEO Rockstars", "SEO 101: Learning SEO Basics" and "SEO Podcast Unknown Secrets Of Internet Marketing". Of the three, "SEO Podcast" is the best. 1) The two hosts have the least annoying voices 2) The two hosts are actually in the studio together rather than one of them being on the telephone so (other than recently) the sound quality of the podcast is consistently the best. 3) They consistenly refer back to previous podcasts you can download in order to dig deeper into some of the topics they are discussing in the current podcast 4) ALL three podcasts are good but "SEO Podcast" consistently provides information on which, I, the listener, can take action.
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Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago