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2017-10-21 11:00:52| Fast Company

Ad-hoc disaster relief groups are forming to bring much-needed help and supplies to disaster-stricken areas. Good old-fashioned American initiative often kicks in after natural disasters like hurricanes Harvey and Irma or the California wildfires, when regular citizens form their own ad-hoc relief organizations alongside established players like FEMA and the Red Cross. “It’s a very common phenomenon for new organizations to pop up during disasters,” says Bob Ottenhoff, who heads the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. It’s hard enough to marshal resources in your own county or state, like the “Cajun Navy” of volunteers rescuing stranded Houstonians by boat. Now groups founded in the wake of Harvey and Irma have crossed 1,000 miles of ocean to devastated Puerto Rico. (They are also organizing efforts for the U.S. Virgin Islands.)Read Full Story

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2017-10-21 11:00:47| Fast Company

Mark Zuckerberg’s company may be taking plenty of heat in the media, but numerous experts think there’s little regulators will do to punish it. Amid the widespread furor over the spread of Russian propaganda on Facebook and other platforms, several U.S. senators yesterday introduced a bill–the Honest Ads Act–that seeks to require the disclosure of who pays for political ads on social media.Read Full Story

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2017-10-21 07:00:28| Fast Company

Leading psychologist Daniel Goleman explains why empathy alone rarely leads to action–and proposes a simple meditation exercise to change that. This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company.Read Full Story

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2017-10-20 22:47:01| E-Commerce Times

PayPal has announced the immediate availability of its peer-to-peer payment service on Facebook Messenger, making it easy to exchange money between friends and family. PayPal also introduced its first-ever customer service bot. Payments can be made in Messenger by pressing the blue plus icon when composing a message and then tapping the green payments button.

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2017-10-20 22:47:01| CRM Buyer

PayPal has announced the immediate availability of its peer-to-peer payment service on Facebook Messenger, making it easy to exchange money between friends and family. PayPal also introduced its first-ever customer service bot. Payments can be made in Messenger by pressing the blue plus icon when composing a message and then tapping the green payments button.

Category: E-Commerce
 

2017-10-20 21:37:56| Knowledge@Wharton

Most of us are reluctant to admit the strong role that luck often plays in success. That makes many people less willing to support public investments of the type that make their success possible.
Tags partner success luck silent

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2017-10-20 20:29:32| E-Commerce Times

ShippingEasy on Thursday launched Automated Email Marketing as an addition to its customer management module. This new tool has a powerful rules engine that helps users increase sales, the company said. Among other things, it can set up a trigger to send an email to first-time buyers immediately after an order is downloaded -- customized with a logo and specific coupon code if desired.

Category: E-Commerce
 

2017-10-20 20:29:32| CRM Buyer

ShippingEasy on Thursday launched Automated Email Marketing as an addition to its customer management module. This new tool has a powerful rules engine that helps users increase sales, the company said. Among other things, it can set up a trigger to send an email to first-time buyers immediately after an order is downloaded -- customized with a logo and specific coupon code if desired.

Category: E-Commerce
 

2017-10-20 20:05:04| Knowledge@Wharton

Although some are saying that India is facing an economic crisis, analysts disagree about whats behind the countrys recent decline in growth, or what the long-term effects will be.

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2017-10-20 19:33:02| Knowledge@Wharton

Innovation and the old way of doing things would seem to be strange bedfellows. But new research from Whartons Laura Huang finds that there are situations where traditionalism can be a help, not a hindrance.

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