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Olivier Travers
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I'm testing Algolia's search on my Redshift-hosted personal blog (yes, I still have one of of those). Cloud search running in combination with cloud hosting, but otherwise still old school self-rolled. Easier to implement than Google Custom Search, but with less control over the results. But Algolia is free at low volumes, whereas Google now wants $100+/y. Amazon Cloud Search is pay per hour so it's hard to predict its actual cost for a small blog.

See the search box on http://www.oliviertravers.com/ - In past projects in got much better looking autocomplete using Google CSE.
When I was learning judo as a kid while growing up in France in the early 80s, ground work (aka newaza) was a significant component of the art, especially as it was taught to children. We didn't call it Kosen Judo, but it was pretty close to it in spirit and purpose.
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DevOps explained to non-technical media execs, and why they should care:
http://www.oliviertravers.com/archives/2014/10/08/publishers-software-development-devops-continous/
Many if not most media companies invest relatively little in software development. But those that do have been grabbing the attention of an increasing number of readers, subscribers, advertisers, and investors. What to do if software is not in your DNA, and why do you want to do something about ...
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We've made a video that explains how our defense website puts a lot of information in a single article.
How Defense Industry Daily Makes It Easier to Track Major Programs
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I'm adding Envato to the list of crap companies which like DYN rip off their customers. I quote from the customer "service" reply I got after 3+ business days:

"Unfortunately we are not able to force authors to provide support (although most do so) or enforce a response time. If an author chooses not to offer support it is not grounds for a refund of the item purchased."

Er, the product in question is broken, includes obsolete components, and the company that made it has a broken support forum (or deletes posts there, I'm not sure what happened).

Got it: Envato's policy is to sell shitty products that do not work, are not supported, and they're washing their hands off of it. This apparently apply to ThemeForest, CodeCanyon, and other marketplaces.

Lesson learned: if you want to be able to buy WordPress themes or javascript/jquery code knowing for sure that the product is working and supported, well then avoid Envato.
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Roughly 8 in 10 global company marketers - primarily based in Europe - agree that it is cheaper to retain than acquire a customer, but they're more likely to be focusing on acquisition than retention, according to results from Econsultancy / Oracle Marketing Clouda study produced by Econsultancy...
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Creado con Typeform, la herramienta de creación de formularios online que te permite crear increíbles formularios multi dispositivo y mucho más, gratis. ¡Pruébalo!
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It's good that they say this, but, maybe cynically, I believe most marketers actually invest in tools to manage leads and exposure!
 
Enterprise marketers are faced with the challenge of managing multiple campaigns simultaneously - and a customer focus is at the heart of their technology spending:
Enterprise organizations' are expecting to evaluate a number of different technology platforms over the next couple of years, finds Econsultancy in a recent study conducted with Teradata. Marketing attribution, marketing cloud and audience management systems are most commonly reviewed in the...
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Envato belatedly realizes they're selling insecure WordPress themes because they include obsolete plugins. About the ThemeTastic (CrapTastic really) theme bought a couple weeks ago that Envato refuses to properly refund (i.e. with real money, not store credits) - note how old this stuff is:

"This vulnerability allows attackers to access the servers of all sites using older versions of the Slider Revolution and Showbiz Pro (WordPress) plugins by ThemePunch. The vulnerability exists for all versions of Slider Revolution earlier than version 4.2 (released in February 2014) and all versions of Showbiz Pro (WordPress) earlier than 1.5.3 (released in January 2014)."
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To add insult to the injury, Paypal refuses to protect consumers the seller has themselves that they had sold you a product exposing you to months-old security vulnerabilities.
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Newer platforms such as Foursquare, Pinterest and Instagram are seeing a surge in popularity among the Fortune 500, although the major platforms still see the highest rates of adoption:
Social media use is almost ubiquitous among the Fortune 500 and newer platforms are seeing fast-rising adoption rates, according to the latest study from the Center of Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. LinkedIn, measured for the first time this year, is easily the...
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Check out our latest marketing report if you're in business-to-business marketing or sales:
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Usability, affordance and grannies in Vegas. On mobile phones.
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Entrepreneur & Exec: Online/mobile publishing; software; b2b
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  • Needle Stacker
    Principal, 2015 - present
    www.needlestacker.com
  • Watershed Publishing (MarketingCharts, Defense Industry Daily)
    Co-Founder, CEO/COO, 2006 - 2014
  • AT&T
    1995 - 1995
  • Microsoft
    1996 - 1999
  • Daylight
    1999 - 2000
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Chile
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France - Germany - Italy - Portugal
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Versatile entrepreneur with multi-cultural and multi-industry expertise
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Frenchman, lived in Germany, Italy, Portugal, now in Chile. Formerly: Cofounder/CEO at Watershed Publishing; Internet analyst/consultant; Sales and Marketing at Microsoft, AT&T/NCR. ESSCA business school alumni.
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