Alibaba: the Chinese e-commerce in the Valley
As this giant Chinese company goes public this week, we’re sending a knowing wink to those at Ozy who wrote about Alibaba back in July; a post we duly shared with you, of course. This internet giant - it apparently has 279 million customers spending close to $300 billion on company sites, so ‘giant’ really is no overstatement - is set to become the biggest initial public offering (IPO) the US market has ever known. If the IPO goes as well as Alibaba hopes, we’re talking about the potential of a bigger market value of Amazon.
So while investors are scrabbling to jump on the Alibaba bandwagon, what does the Silicon Valley crew make of all the hubbub? Surprisingly, this Fortune article writes, the response is a little bit ‘meh.’ It seems that while the Valley respects the success Alibaba has had in China, California tech executives believe there is some way to go before the company will be worthy of rating as real competition. We think, however, that may soon change.
(via How Silicon Valley sees Alibaba)
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5 Strategies Behind Awesome Social Media Customer Service -
More and more, consumers are turning to social media platforms for customer service. Now, it’s brands’ turn to seize this opportunity.
Great cheat sheet on why your social media customer service needs to get social (if it’s not already).
For Hemingway’s birthday, his timeless advice to aspiring writers
Yes, yes, YES.
51 Seriously Badass Ladies Who Will Make You Proud To Be A Woman -
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” ― Nora Ephron
This isn’t a definitive list - not least as it only covers the West, mostly - but it’s a damn good start.
Video games to play in your classroom
We are big fans of adding game-based learning to the general education portfolio - as are a growing number of educators - but how do you choose which video games will really deliver tangible learning opportunities for students? EdTech Magazine has come to the rescue with their handy list of three games that definitely will…and yes, Minecraft is one of them.
(via Video Games Are Playing a Pivotal Role in the Classroom | EdTech Magazine)
Need to get acquainted with Minecraft, sharpish.
World Cup selfies with toothy Suarez ad -
And we almost bought this guy. Ugh. #Gunnersdodgedabiter
ESPN Celebrates Key NBA Playoff Moments With Wonderfully Animated Vines
What The 2030 Consumer Will Look Like - PSFK -
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