moovit newsletter January 2017: http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=c24727311fc31f651cff01770&id=2decc8dda6
traders out, computer engineers in: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603431/as-goldman-embraces-automation-even-the-masters-of-the-universe-are-threatened/
innovires legal & consulting business office: https://www.facebook.com/innovires/
a nice interview with economist Gita Gopinath for world trade, currency wars, etc. https://www.mpls.frb.org/publications/the-region/interview-with-gita-gopinath
5 reasons why Greek businesses should move to a paperless – digital office: https://sevdesk.gr/blog/paperless-office-greece/
SaaS startup phenomenon globally: http://buff.ly/2hx5DT5
- Amazon Echo will bring artificial intelligence into our lives much sooner than expected
- Mobile webpage visitors are growing impatient
- Moovit Carpool connects public transit riders to drivers headed in the same direction
- How Much Should You Spend on Paid Ads? Here’s My Data-Driven Formula
- While humans may be ahead of computers in the ability to create strategy today, we shouldn’t be complacent about our dominance.
- Swedish Sisters Become Billionaires on Soaring Family Fortune
-Stathis Kassios (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Economist: What history might tell us about AI: https://soundcloud.com/theeconomist/babbage-what-history-might-tell-us-about-ai
EVOO Virgilliant @ Hellene.gr: http://hellene.gr/product/virgilliant/
Cloud Office for small business owners in Greece: https://sevdesk.gr/
The End of the Euro?: http://stathiskassios.blogspot.gr/2016/06/the-end-of-euro.html
A plan to revitalize Greece: https://hbr.org/2014/06/a-plan-to-revitalize-greece/
Web Design Studio Beautiful Pixels (use discount code ”BeautifulPixels2016”): http://www.beautifulpixels.gr/
moovit newsletter May 2016: http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=c24727311fc31f651cff01770&id=949d7530a7
The story of Noowit: http://stathiskassios.blogspot.gr/2016/05/interview-with-nikolaos-nanas-co.html
ebay launched virtual reality department store in Australia: http://www.businessinsider.com/ebay-launches-virtual-reality-department-store-in-australia-2016-5?&platform=bi-androidapp
If Amazon reaches $3 trillion, remembers these 5 Jeff Bezos commandments: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/5-key-business-lessons-amazons-122837929.html
Apple’s Latest $1 Billion Bet Is on the Future of Cars: http://www.wsj.com/articles/apples-1-billion-didi-investment-revs-up-autonomous-car-push-1463154162#
13 ways HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ nailed the real tech industry: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-hbos-silicon-valley-gets-real-tech-industry-right-2016-5?&platform=bi-androidapp
Euro Area to Debate Greece’s 321 Billion-Euro Problem: Chart http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-08/euro-area-to-debate-greece-s-321-billion-euro-problem-chart
YouTube will now let brands automatically buy ads on its hottest viral videos: http://www.businessinsider.com/google-preferred-breakout-videos-2016-5?&platform=bi-androidapp
Please introduce yourself to the readers of this blog. What is the story behind Noowit ?
I am Nikolaos Nanas, co-founder of Noowit. Noowit’s history goes all the way back to 2000 when I started my PhD on Artificial Intelligence with a focus on Information Filtering and Content Personalization. I finished my PhD in 2004 and until 2010 I continued studying and improving the Immune-Inspired User Profiling model, which was the result of my PhD work. After confirming experimentally that it has the ability to learn and continuously adapt to a user’s (or a group’s) interests, I have decided to apply it to the real world. The development of Noowit’s Personalized News Aggregator started in September 2011 in collaboration with my business partner Christos Spiliopoulos. The first public beta version of the service was released on the 1st of July 2013 and has attracted international interest, which many characterizing it as a competitor to the popular Flipboard app. Although Noowit’s web app was innovative in many respects, it has not attracted a critical mass of users or the funding required for its marketing and further development. In May 2015 and after talking to various news publishers we have decided to pivot, i.e., change business direction. We have developed and recently (25th of April) launched officially a new platform for publishing intelligent newspapers and magazines online. By combining Artificial Intelligence with innovative design and cutting edge technologies we have managed to successfully transfer for the first time, the effectiveness of print media online. Noowit editions have a cover and a back page, but take the form of a “papyrus” that readers browse easily by scrolling on any device. In the process they are exposed pleasantly to full page advertisement, in the same way they used to when they were flipping through a print magazine or newspaper. The edition’s sections adapt to the reader’s interests, the content’s volume and characteristics and of course the device used. They are self-contained and can be disseminated as a whole via social media and newsletters. Overall, Noowit is offering a new innovative way to publish online with the power of AI.
How can media companies leverage your technology? What is the added value you offer compared to the way they have been publishing content traditionally?
With the new platform, Noowit has essentially become the “printing house” of the future, offering the fastest, cheapest and smartest way to publish online. We are not only targeting news publishers but also companies who wish to publish corporate newsletters for market intelligence or content marketing.
Portals, pdf exports and dedicated native apps are not made for news publishing. When 70% of a news portals visitors come from social media, land directly on an article’s page, read it (partly) and leave, it means that they fail in their effort to keep the visitor navigating through categories and subcategories to produce pageviews and banner impressions. The site’s front-page becomes obsolete. In addition, banners don’t work, visitors just ignore them subconsciously or purposefully avoid them. Finally native apps are not suited for news, cause they lock all this social media traffic out and of course pdf exports are just inadequate, since they don’t support any interaction.
Noowit editions achieve better engagement and retention via personalization. They fully exploit social media by exposing the reader to the publishers full edition and not just individual articles. Their full-page ads have been characterized by readers themselves as pleasant and their Click Through Rate (CTR) is over 4% when the average CTR of banners is 0,06%.
Sound Ventures, Ashton Kutcher & Guy Oseary’s VC firm announce investment in world’s #1 local transit app – https://blog.websummit.net/sound-ventures-ashton-kutcher-guy-osearys-vc-firm-announce-investment-in-worlds-1-local-transit-app/
I’m an iOS developer, and there are two main reasons I’m giving up my Apple Watch – http://qz.com/533215/why-im-giving-up-my-apple-watch/
Premium Organic Greek Food Products from selective producers. Discover an ancient culture of wellbeing! – http://hellene.gr/product/ella/
10 Most Important Functions of WordPress SEO by Yoast – http://www.wpexplorer.com/wordpress-seo-yoast-functions/
Professional Diploma Digital & Social Media – http://digitaldiploma.knowcrunch.com/
Hellene.gr Newsletter – http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=5a01bbe49a6942d83ae8637b4&id=d8b4dd812e
A free report by Cisco on Cybersecurity latest trends & issues –http://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/UK/offers/lp/2015-midyear-security-report/index.html?000938898
Six Totally Free CRM For Your Business –http://uncommonbusiness.blogspot.gr/2015/09/six-totally-free-crm-for-your-business.html
Apple Expands Music Streaming Service Into China for First Time – http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-30/apple-expands-music-streaming-service-into-china-for-first-time
Alumni from Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University appointed as new CEO of Ralph Lauren Corp. –http://wwd.com/fashion-news/designer-luxury/ralph-lauren-corp-appoints-stefan-larsson-ceo-10246354/
Find more links @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/stathiskassios.blog/
Feel welcome to add your friends!
The Best Business Book I’ve Ever Read by Bill Gates – http://www.gatesnotes.com/Books/Business-Adventures?WT.mc_id=07_17_2014_BizBook_Out&WT.tsrc=Out
Amazon’s new 3D printing store lets you build customized gear – http://bgr.com/2014/07/28/amazon-3d-printing-store/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheBoyGeniusReport+%28BGR+%7C+Boy+Genius+Report%29
Argentina is — once again — in default. – https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140731203813-10400206-argentina-is-once-again-in-default-nbd?_mSplash=1
Others on the Aging of U.S. Firms – http://www.arnoldkling.com/blog/others-on-the-aging-of-u-s-firms/
5 Lessons From Silicon Valley for Developing Business Hubs – http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236076
22 brilliant insights from adventurous entrepreneur Richard Branson – http://business.financialpost.com/2014/08/02/22-brilliant-insights-into-adventurous-entrepreneur-richard-branson/
Hellene.gr: Crowdfunding καμπάνια για ηλεκτρονική πλατφόρμα που θα προάγει τα καλύτερα ελληνικά προϊόντα στο εξωτερικό – http://startupper.gr/hellene-gr-crowdfunding-%CE%BA%CE%B1%CE%BC%CF%80%CE%AC%CE%BD%CE%B9%CE%B1-%CE%B3%CE%B9%CE%B1-%CE%B7%CE%BB%CE%B5%CE%BA%CF%84%CF%81%CE%BF%CE%BD%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%AE-%CF%80%CE%BB%CE%B1%CF%84%CF%86%CF%8C/
WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CORPORATE CULTURE AND STRATEGY – http://www.torbenrick.eu/blog/strategy/relationship-between-culture-and-strategy/
Alibaba Merger Machine Stumbles as Movie Arm’s Books Questioned – http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-15/alibaba-merger-machine-stumbles-as-movie-arm-s-books-questioned.html
Exploring a new place? Moovit now provides trip information as you ride public transport. – http://thenextweb.com/apps/2014/08/17/moovit-now-provides-trip-information-as-you-ride-public-transport/?utm_source=t.co&utm_campaign=Twitter%20Publisher&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=Exploring%20a%20new%20place?%20Moovit%20now%20provides%20trip%20information%20as%20you%20ride%20public%20transport.&awesm=tnw.to_d4gbs
Why Europe must make it easier to be an entrepreneur – http://forumblog.org/2014/06/europe-eu-entrepreneur-economy/?utm_content=buffer2174d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
The End Of The Printed Newspaper – https://medium.com/@cshirky/last-call-c682f6471c70
Healthcare IT Driven By The Patient – http://www.bsminfo.com/doc/healthcare-it-driven-by-the-patient-0001
SoundCloud introduces ads so it can pay musicians and other creators – http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/21/soundcloud-ads-musicians-major-labels
How to be a Better Entrepreneur: Pretend You’re a Scientist – http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/08/17/how-to-be-a-better-entrepreneur-pretend-youre-a-sc.aspx#.U_oR2oRrUgg.twitter
Dear Greek Friends,
I promised three Greek fighters for a change to the better, Stathis, Sheridan and Christiana to write down the thoughts I have for all of you and your country. We met on the internet and it think it is no coincidence. I don't believe in coincidences, because I love the greek history, the country, its philosophers and YOU, the people. So it was also no coincidence, that you, the population, had to face this tremendous crisis. This crisis is your chance! It is your chance to have the biggest influence and the greatest achievements you may not yet be able to imagine. I am convinced, you will lead your country out of the crisis into a SUSTAINABLE and RESILIENT future. As a humanist I am focused since many years, actually since decades, on how to change the world to the better and I was working hard, thinking and fighting a lot, but I always had the feeling that I could not help, move or achieve enough until one day I remembered a quote of Socrates which is:
„The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old,
but on building the new.”
This wisdom changed everything: my thinking and concepts, my energy and my progress. But still I had many single concepts not yet realized. Looking on all the solutions I created for changing education system, Co2-reduced living, re-creating important social values like respecting elderly people, organic nutrition, talent support for kids, lifelong learning, changing media system to a high quality information system, create more financial equality, strengthening civic society and strengthening democracy believing in the opportunity of world freedom and a positive future for humanity and our planet ...
Those were all concepts which were single and standing alone they did not have a big chance for success. The second insight was: ALL BELONGS TOGETHER! And that was the key for me to create a new living and housing system including all the concepts and providing the INFRASTRUCTURE for the change to the better. (www.balance4yourlife.org) This new holistic living and housing concept can be adapted to your country or the concepts implemented to your villages and cities. One small part of the new education system is on the road, we just launched the website: www.netteachers.com. Hopefully, we manage this successfully and then bring to Greece ... These are concepts I am working on - also for YOU! I am so happy that the internet provides the opportunity to share my thoughts and work with you. If your friends Christiana, Sheridan and Stathis would not have shared their thoughts on the internet we would most probably not have met.
I love the "Hellene" concept and share and support as much as I can. And if everybody of us looks at his/her talents, potentials and opportunities and USE them, if we all stick together, trust each other and focus on building the new by co-working and sharing we will succeed together. For a better today and a better, sustainable and RESILIENT tomorrow for the future generation. You are not alone! Let's take care and action!
To connect with Anette, Greek entrepreneurs and creatives, join Zorba The Entrepreneur:
My personal input as Cyber Consultant for one of the biggest online communities & portals in the west suburbs of Athens:
- Set up/run/monitored Google AdWords campaigns to strengthen their SEO & advertise their various activities/sites as a concrete media organization covering different fields like education, health, housing, local marketplace, etc.
- Set up/enhanced/monitored Google Analytics in their websites to track how their visitors/readers respond to the click banners & advertisements placed & understand the overall behavior of their users.
- Set up/optimized their Social Media presence, especially their Facebook page (installed & edited various available applications in order to let the portal’s members engage with the featured & published content more).
- Set up/run/monitored Online Contests, cross – promoting competitions in collaboration with affiliate firms, across the portal’s print & online editions, social media. Increased the unique visitors rate & motivated more people to engage with their community’s offerings/gifts & versatile brands.
- Consulted their Media Business & Strategy departments on the latest web marketing developments & trends.