Friday, January 24, 2014

Candy Crush Saga last level reveals to be quite disappointing.

Addicted to Candy Crush Saga? Curious to know about the last level?

Candy Crush Saga Official Cover


Like many of us Candy Crush Saga players and non players, I’ve been faced to massive demands of “lifes” from friends or relations on Facebook.

I have to admit that I was caught playing at Candy Crush after being called by relations on Facebook. I’m not among game addicts at all but I have to admit that the user experience related to candy is relaxing. Colors and music along with TIC TAC TOE moves also make it very intuitive compared to Angry Birds that became very “technical” to handle, with time. According to Polygon  “It's because of all the candy. ».

Still Candy Crush Saga last level reveals to be very disappointing for players that have paid an average of $4.53 with addicts at $200 in a single day!

Just this morning a gamer amongst my Facebook friends shared this screen shot of Last Level 485 of Candy Crush Saga with comment “ It doesn’t have a decent end :( “

Level 485 Candy Crush Saga's Last Level
Candy Crush Saga's last Level

Candy Crush Saga: To pay or not to pay for in-app features ?
Candy Crush Saga has found success with 600 million plays and, according to the most recent figures from analysis site Think Gaming , over $965,531 daily revenue estimate,  47,745 daily installs and 6,536,328 daily active users, despite the fact that it utilizes free-to-pay monetization tactics.

According to Tommy Palm, the "games guru" — that's his official position — at Candy Crush developer King , 70% of gamers reaching the last level of Candy Crush Saga have done so without paying a single dollar. “The game was designed from the beginning so you can make it to the end without ever having to pay.” according to Palm.

I suppose this is why Candy Crush Saga is RANKED #1 on Top Grossing Apps & #9 on Top Free Apps.

About King Ltd

King is a worldwide leader in casual games with more than 30 billion games played per month globally. We are a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. Our mission is to provide highly engaging content to our audience to match their mobile lifestyles: anywhere, anytime, through any platform and on any device. In June 2013, an average of 92 million daily active users played our games more than one billion times per day. Our top title to date, Candy Crush Saga, is one of the largest interactive entertainment franchises of all time.
King has offices in London, Hamburg, Stockholm, Malmö, Barcelona, Malta, Bucharest and San Francisco.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

22 Must Haves For Every Enterprise-wide Social Media Deployment by Sprinklr


The Enterprise Social Media Security Reality

“Almost two-thirds of companies surveyed say that social media is a significant or critical risk to their brand reputation; yet 60% of companies either never train their employees about their corporate social media policies or do so only upon hiring. Moreover, 43% of companies have less than one Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) dedicated to managing social media risk.”
Guarding the Social Gates: The Imperative for Social Media Risk Management
(Alan Webber, Altimeter, August 2012)

“Nearly two-thirds of security and risk professionals (64%) have no social media policy in place or if they do, they lack tools to sufficiently enforce and support the policy.”
Manage the Risks of Social Media
(Chris McClean and Nick Hayes, Forrester Research, Inc., November 2012)



Social@Scale Security Checklist

Do you have...?

GOVERNANCE
1. content rules that flag unacceptable outbound content?
2. an approval workflow for outbound content?
3. the legal team involved for outbound content guidelines?
4. a defined escalation process?
5. the ability to track messages from inception to resolution?
6. a way to handle rogue accounts?
7. enterprise-wide, single point password control?
8. a rule to disapprove sending passwords around in Excel?
9. Access Management?
10. a social media policy or guidelines?
SECURITY
11. the ability to treat private messages differently?
12. the ability to integrate with enterprise-wide authentication systems?
13. only tools and platforms that are enterprise-grade security compliant?
14. enforced password guidelines?
15. the ability to differentiate influencers?
16. automated monitoring rules?
COMPLIANCE
17. the ability to retract social messages from a central location?
18. the ability to document internal conversations about social
media situations?
19. the ability to archive outbound content?
20. the ability to archive inbound content?
21. the ability to create audit trails for social media activities?
22. a Social Media Management System that meets your own corporate
security requirements?

To Avoid Common Risk, Compliance, and Governance Mistakes?Download the Security Checklist and to learn more about Social@Scale Security, visit at www.sprinklr.com and follow @Sprinklr

Friday, November 9, 2012

"I'm Excited to Announce Secret Boards" said Pinterest


"Secret boards give you a place for things you’re not quite ready to share yet, like a surprise party, special gift ideas, or even planning for a new baby."



Received this email a few hours ago that I find to keep as an example.

"Hi, Arnaud!
I had two thoughts driving home from the hospital with my wife, Divya. The first was, “I can’t believe I’m a Dad.” The second was, “I hope I can get our new baby, Max, out of that new car seat when we get home.”
During the first couple weeks, we started to figure out all the little things that are second nature for experienced parents: changing diapers, swaddling a wriggly infant, and doing every household task with one arm. As usual, Divya was a few steps ahead of me. When our doctor suggested we buy a humidifier she said, “Oh, I already have one!” When I was getting Max ready for his first bath, she pulled out a neat homemade bath kit, complete with a tiny towel, comb and toothbrush. I felt like I’d forgotten to read a secret New Baby Instruction Manual. In an exasperated moment, I remember asking Divya, “How did you figure all this stuff out already?!” She looked at me and and cheerfully replied, “I just follow other parents on Pinterest!”
Over the last year, there have been so many ways, big and small, that the Pinterest community has made my life better. I’m happy to say that I’m not alone. We’ve heard from teachers who use Pinterest to plan lessons, chefs who share recipes, and museums that pin their archives. We've also heard from millions of people who’ve been inspired to pick up an old hobby or try something new. It’s honestly more than we ever expected when we started Pinterest. We’re humbled to be part of such a positive, warm and creative community.
Today, we’re excited to continue this tradition with a new feature we hope will make Pinterest even better—secret boards. Secret boards give you a place for things you’re not quite ready to share yet, like a surprise party, special gift ideas, or even planning for a new baby. We’re testing out the feature by giving everyone 3 secret boards. You’ll find them at the bottom of your profile. We can’t wait to hear what you think!
On behalf of our team here at Pinterest, thanks so much for pinning, inviting your friends, and sending us ideas for how we can improve. Most of all, thanks for sharing your inspirations. With your help, we’ll make Pinterest a little better every day.
—Ben & the Pinterest Team
Happy pinning!"

And since it's not a secret anymore here are the few steps to follow for secret boards.


Step 1: On the top left of Pinterest


Step 2: Create the 1st out of 3 secret boards


Step 3: This secret board will be shared with Robert Vinet and Valery Levacher


Step 4: Voila! My 1st Secret Board on Pinterest.




"Happy pinning!" as they say at Pinterest and follow me on Pinterest. I have a few collaborative Pin Boards you may like or join.

Monabar Coupon Aggregator: THE Coupons toolbar you should download Now!


MonaBar today announced the launch of MonaBar, a free browser plug-in that gives shoppers cash back on purchases at over 18,800 retailers in the online marketplace and automatically notifies them on best deals and coupons without interrupting the shopping experience. To begin using, visit MonaBar.com from your Chrome, Safari or Firefox browser.

Cash Back rewards for online shopping

MonaBar leverages partnerships with the most powerful affiliate marketing programs as well as established direct relationships with retailers in order to offer shoppers cash back on their purchases. With deals for 95% of all online shopping destinations, MonaBar allows users to earn 1% to 30% cash back rewards for shopping at their favorite online stores, without doing anything differently. Additionally, MonaBar has a built in coupon aggregator that automatically brings all of the best coupons to the shopper. As the only bar available that crawls the web to search for all active coupons, MonaBar not only awards shoppers with cash back, the plug-in also helps save money right from the start.

"Online shopping is responsible for over $200 billion in sales and booming. We're dedicated to bringing added value to our users in such an exciting and growing space," said David Azar, MonaBar Co-founder and CEO. "We've created MonaBar to be the ultimate online shopping assistant by designing a tool to seamlessly integrate into the background of almost any shopping experience, giving users cash back for items they already intend to buy from retailers they love and trust."

Online shoppers can benefit from MonaBar's automatic cash back capabilities by simply shopping as usual. The plug-in does not require shoppers to go out of their way with extra clicks to purchase or to collect cash rewards. The plug-in allows them to collect their cash once they have accumulated $5 in cash back offers via PayPal or once a quarter via check. With a simple one-time e-mail sign in, shoppers can take advantage of deals on goods they planned to buy without being redirected away from the current website. Additionally, MonaBar's referral policy enables shoppers to get an additional 10% cash back when someone they've referred to MonaBar signs up and makes a purchase on a participating retail site. In celebration of the launch, new users will automatically receive $1 welcome bonus just for signing up.

Visit MonaBar.com to begin collecting cash back while you shop today.

About MonaBar
Miami-based MonaBar is dedicated to offering online shoppers the best cash back and couponing program available for free. The MonaBar flagship product automatically provides cash back rewards and surfaces coupons without requiring users to alter their shopping routines. For more information, visit MonaBar.com.


The Team

Lifelong friends David and Kouros left their promising jobs at Amadeus North America and Deutsche Bank, respectively, to join forces and sayisfy their entrepreneurial drives.




Kouros and David are both avid online shoppers because of its convenience and their ability to compare prices on the products they want. They were frustrated by existing "cash back" offers, and saw an opportunity to improve the concept and save more money. This led to successfully founding MonaBar with the help of a friend and famed technology entrepreneur Tyler Mclntyre. The future is bright for this young and innovative company, and the MonaBar team is looking forward to launching in October 2012.

Monday, November 5, 2012

How to use Social Media for Business when "Going to a trade show"

This is a nice very nice illustration by SocialMedia Visual Lab for Advences Technology for Travel on how to use Social Media for Business when going to a trade show and focusing on World Travel Market London 2012.



And this is what it says:

Linkedin: This is where I invite business relations to plan a meeting at WTM London
Trip It: Upcoming Trips - London, United Kingdom Nov 5 - 8, 2012 WTM World Travel Market 2012
Twitter: Flights booked for #WTM2012 London  http://bit.ly/X0VDor
Google+: Hope to see you all at #WTM2012 London
Pinterest: This is where I pin this Visual content for others
Facebook: I LIKE WTM 2012 London Travel Market
Instagram: A vintage picture of my E-Ticket for #WTM2012 London
Foursquare: I just check-in Charles-de-Gaulle CDG Airport with 23 others.
Youtube: Shared a video of WTM2011

Enjoy and give me your feedback.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy drives social media traffic. Yes for @Twitter, but! #Pinterest #Fails

I just happen to have one of my best friends and famous musician  Pierre Sibille in NY and my nieces so I was looking for informations on Hurricane Sandy that brought me to write this post so to keep in mind where is real time information coming from, Now.

After a quick look on the way Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Goolge, Tumblr and Youtube are giving us the information we are looking for on Hurricane Sandy here are the results :

#1 Twitter for real time... who knows who is saying so but 19 seconds ago #curationneeded


 #2 Youtube for real time videos for Youtube


#3 Google search

#4 What my relations and friends say on Facebook


#5 Bloggers hummmmm on Famous Tumblr


#6 And the looser is Pinterest :( !


Twiter! In you we trust for real time but give us a bit more "visibility" on info. #certifiedindividuals #pictures