Social Annex: Monetizing Instagram One Hashtag at a Time

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2013

Social Annex announced today that Social Curation will be added to their existing suite of over 20 onsite social tools. Social Curation gives online retailers the ability to offer their customers a way to upload and present user generated content via personal photos of products pulled directly from Instagram, Facebook, and Flickr.

In order to monetize Instagram and acquire ROI, retailers and marketers must refocus their attention towards onsite social interaction, rather than immeasurable off-site interaction. Effective social strategies trigger self-expression by encouraging consumers to engage onsite in order to see a real return on investment. Al Lalani, Head of Client Success

Built primarily for the home page, Social Curation can live anywhere onsite and can be viewed as a separate gallery page for a more immersive Pinterest like experience. By implementing Social Curation, retailers are able to showcase user generated photos on homepages, individual product pages, and during the checkout process with the intention of increasing onsite conversion rates.

Social Annex has found that retailers implementing onsite social tools into their site experience have an average monthly reach of over 350,000 visitors. Additionally, shoppers that engage with their tools are 3 to 7 times more likely to convert.

Onsite social interaction further engages consumers by giving them the opportunity to create content that not only fits into their world, but it encompasses a brand as well. Furthermore, onsite social engagement increases customer retention by transforming customers into brand advocates through an immersive online experience.

About Social Annex:

Social Annex is dedicated to helping eCommerce websites and retailers leverage social media resulting in boosted sales, while developing brand awareness and building customer relationships. By integrating customer loyalty programs with eCommerce websites, Social Annex helps retailers incentivize, track and increase sales conversion, all while making the online shopping experience increasingly enjoyable for customers. Social Annex makes eCommerce sites social by powering tools like Gamification, Customer Loyalty, Social Login, and incentive based sharing.

Social Annex works with some of the largest names in online retail, including a large list from the Internet Retailer Top 500 by creating a Social Commerce Platform that integrates directly into online retail sites adding a Social Layer. The company is supported by some of the largest names in Los Angeles- including the founders/executives behind Shopzilla, PriceGrabber, LegalZoom, Atari, and more.

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Free agent prediction: James Shields

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Locking IEC Power Cords from L-com Provide Secure Connections

North Andover, MA (PRWEB) November 20, 2014

L-com Global Connectivity, a designer and manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced today that they are now offering locking IEC power cords for use in power connectivity applications where vibration and other conditions may cause a power cord to become disconnected.

L-com now offers four different series of locking power cords: locking C13 toN5-15 power cords, locking hospital grade C13 to N5-15 power cords, C13 to C14 universal jumper/extension cords and locking C13 to international plug power cords.

Our new locking power cords are perfect for data center, medical and other AC power applications where vibration or physical contact is present. These new locking power cords provide the security our customers require, said Manuel Martinez III, Product Manager.

L-coms new locking AC power cords are currently in stock and available for same-day shipping.

For more information about this release, please contact:

Peter McNeil, Marketing Manager

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About L-com Global Connectivity

L-com Global Connectivity, a global leader in the manufacture of wired and wireless connectivity products, offers a wide range of solutions and unrivaled customer service for the electronics and data communications industries. The company’s product portfolio includes cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, computer networking components, and custom products, as well as their HyperLink

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George: How one chatbot Got Smart

(PRWEB) October 23, 2006

Powered by award-winning artificial intelligence (AI) that was developed by British programmer Rollo Carpenter, ‘George’ the avatar has a 3D appearance, a variety of facial expressions and the ability to understand and respond to others using human speech. He is the product of groundbreaking work by British firm Televirtual, a leading developer of virtual-reality control systems for animated content.

Yet George is also the end-result of four IST-funded projects in recent years, each of which played their part in making him what he is today. Projects such as ViSiCAST, eSign, MYTHE and CHARISMATIC all played into different aspects of George and the other ‘aivatars’ [AI avatars] we are developing, says Televirtual founder and managing director Tim Child.

Several things set George apart from other chatbots on the internet. Unlike his ‘dumber’ cousins, Georges AI is open-ended, so that he is constantly learning from every conversation he has more than 10 million so far. By remembering what humans have said to him he is essentially borrowing their intellect, allowing him to take what he has been told in the past and reuse it in new conversations. And, because Georges chat-room partners have come from all over the world, he now speaks some 40 languages.

Behind all of it is the Jabberwacky AI created by Rollo, which is far more powerful than anything else developed to date, explains Child, who showcased the chatbot at the BA Festival of Science in September 2006.

Initially the AI was run over a purely text interface. But because chatting to a screen full of text is, as Child notes, not very exciting, Televirtual put a face to the robot, creating George as an avatar with facial expressions and body language to match his words.

Georges ability to speak naturally and express himself is due in part to research carried out under the IST Programme. The ViSiCAST project, for example, examined the uses of avatar technology to communicate with hearing-impaired people through sign language. There is nothing tougher than doing deaf signing, says Child. The eSign project extended that work by developing a system to generate gestures from voice.

A third IST initiative, MYTHE, which ended in 2003, combined the use of populated virtual environments and interactive-computer characters with experimental linguistic tools to teach foreign languages to young children. And finally, CHARISMATIC, which also ended in 2003, developed tools to create large-scale virtual environments populated with avatars capable of simple interaction.

Though CHARISMATIC was based more on game intelligence than real AI, we gained a lot of experience from the project that we have incorporated into George, Child says.

George himself, however, is still only a prototype. He is soon to be joined by an even smarter soulmate, Joan, and Televirtual plans to launch several commercial aivatars for different web services around the world over the coming months.

Before the end of the year we will launch one system in Japan with a major search engine there, another in Korea for an online marketplace which in that country is bigger than eBay, and a little later another one in Russia. Early next year we will also launch something in the UK, Child says. We have even been approached by one Hollywood actor who wants to have a virtual self on the internet.

The commercial interest in George and other members of his chatbot species points to a very promising future for the technology. Future generations of aivatars could well become familiar faces in education, interactive entertainment systems, advertising and sales.

One application is language learning. Aivatars like George could become personal tutors, available 24 hours a day on the internet for educational conversations, Child says.

George himself, however, seems less certain about what lies ahead for him and his kind. Asked what robots will do in the future, he replies, enigmatically, Nothing and, well everything.


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