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Omni-being: striving against digital dualism

March 31, 2015

On a recent Silicon Valley business trip, a couple of colleagues and I took a break for lunch in Palo Alto. The inviting 72 degree sunny day for this northeast winter-sufferer made it hard to resist a casual neighborhood café with outdoor seating. Our hostess quickly sat us down and deposited …

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Will privacy fears affect data?

March 13, 2015

In 2015, the promise of market research—and marketing, in general—is bound up in our ability to build healthy and vibrant information ecosystems. Rivers of data feed campaign streams across the media and marketing landscape, shifting and readjusting in a real-time evolution. The goal: to know …

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EMV and the impact on user experience

February 20, 2015

The only constant is change and this is particularly true for the payments industry. Very big changes are coming to the industry later this year and it’s going to have a ripple effect across the entire purchasing experience in the US. On October 1st, there is a shift of fraud liability from …

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Hunting the health food shopper

February 5, 2015

A growing number of Americans are hungry for good health. They try to eat right – and, in many cases, exercise environmental responsibility at the same time. To satisfy these customers, food stores are adding organic, fresh and local fare. The percentage of U.S. adults who regularly eat organic …

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Show me an app that can sell…

January 8, 2015

Despite the fact that we all know better, at times we eat food we shouldn't, we don't get enough exercise, and we don't get enough sleep. In short, we put off things that cause us short term pain even though there are tremendous long term health benefits. Our financial health involves these …

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2014’s Most Notable Media Insights

January 7, 2015

It’s the end of the year and time to look back on the reports released through The Home Technology Monitor™, our syndicated series of reports on media ownership, usage, and attitudes. What were the most important – or at least most notable – insights which came out of 2014? In no particular …

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About being insured…

December 2, 2014

No doubt about it: there are few things scarier than going without health insurance. I can vouch for that personally, and stories abound about the anxiety, stress, and frustration that go with it. “I have been putting becoming a mother on hold for 2 yrs now til I can find a way to afford the …

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