You probably saw this coming. In June, Shopzilla, the shopping search engine, branded three newly-combined business units as Connexity — the name of the programmatic media buying startup it acquired in February.
Today, the Las Angles-based marketing technology provider took the next logical step and officially rebranded as Connexity.
Company officials said the new name will help highlight the shift of the company from comparison shopping to technology driven marketing solutions that “enable retailers and brands to understand their consumers better, acquire new customers at a lower cost and increase sales based on retail signals.”
Shopzilla had been best known for its comparison shopping websites, such as Shopzilla and Bizrate. But CEO Bill Glass said today that the comparison shopping websites “were just the tip of the iceberg.”
In a statement, Glass noted, "We have launched a comprehensive set of solutions so marketers can touch consumers at every stage of the path to purchase from awareness, consideration, transaction, right to loyalty. These businesses are now the majority of our revenue and growing at an accelerating rate.“
In a collaboration between Stratasys’ Education, R&D departments and MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab, a new process is being developed, coined 4D Printing, which demonstrates a radical shift in rapid-prototyping. 4D Printing entails multi-material prints provided by the Connex Technology with the added capability of embedded transformation from one shape to another, directly off the print-bed. This revolutionary technique offers a streamlined path from idea to reality with full functionality built directly into the materials. Imagine robotics-like behavior without the reliance on complex electro-mechanical devices!
A collaboration between:
The Self-Assembly Lab, MIT + Stratasys Ltd. + Autodesk Inc.
First off happy birthday to my new team mate Jacquie!
Today we had cargo and supply check out and we had to swap around some vans due to the accident from last week. After we finished swapping and getting our vans loaded up we had a good two hours off to finish packing up and cleaning our rooms. I finished early and got to take a little nap. We then had specialty role check ins like we always do for transition weeks. I went to the Service Learning Initiator check in, the role I have had all year, and we did some activities together and got some updates.
I then grabbed lunch (tofu sandwich was amazing) and heading to the Federal Center which is the new location of our connex storage units and where all of our meetings will be after round 3.
When we got back we had a quick room inspection to make sure everyone was packing and cleaning and then we were done for the night!
All that was left was to enjoy dinner and load our huge red bags in to the cargo van. After that I finished my ninth book I’ve read in 2015 (The Wicked Will Rise) and now I can start to re-read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland / Through The Looking Glass tomorrow! If you know me you know anything involving Wonderland is my favorite.
I watched an Adam Sandler movie with a friend before bed and now I’m going to get some rest before our long day of traveling tomorrow. Finally an AmeriCorps van driver so wish me luck on the road!
Big Data is Here: How About Actionable Insights? [Infographic]
By now everyone from your kid’s baseball coach to the Avon lady representative can give you an earful about how (big) data and analytics lead to better decisions. But if that’s the case, why are so many of us seeing so many lousy offers?
A few years ago we might have been able to argue that retailers, and other marketers, thought that big data was just a bunch of hype that didn’t actually lead to better returns. But we’ve come a long way since then.
Drawings of my initial large fit ring. I aim to UP print The internal ring part, as it is quite big so will be expensive to connex print. The external part will be printed on the connex and will slip over the internal ring. The external ring is inspired by the patterns of cell structures.
Another week, which means more services supported in Prism! Check out our list below of billers below that you can now view and pay your bills of. As always, if you don’t see a biller you’re waiting for on the list below, don’t worry - we’re working hard to make it happen!
I told Wojcik (my hs vball coach) that I’m gonna go try out for 9man and he said “yes finally!!!!” He’s been trying to get me to go try out for a couple of years now lol
But yeah I’m a little scared about trying out tho… Try outs always scare me
Woj also thought I wanted to try out for Connex 😂😂 I would probably pee myself if I tried out for that team
Printed version of the original design.
I decided to base all my rings on water. The too tight one will be based on ice, being constricted and hard. This one will be too loose and watery. I will put bubbles within it that will become visible with the connex printer. The just right ring will be a comfortable version of this with softer shapes that is the most wearable.
ENSEMBLE CONTRE L’INTIMIDATION À L’ÉCOLE NOUVEL HORIZON
C'est la deuxième fois que le COPA a le plaisir d'offrir des programmes à l’école Nouvel Horizon. L’an passé, nous avons offert Ensemble contre l’intimidation - l’atelier pour les parents, tutrices et tuteurs sur la prévention de l’intimidation.
À la suite d’une demande des parents d’enfants d’âge préscolaire, nous sommes retournés offrir l’atelier en adaptant les jeux de rôles et les discussions à ce groupe d'âge.
Comme la plupart des participant.e.s avaient déjà suivi l'atelier, nous avons pu explorer plus en profondeur les causes de l’intimidation et les enjeux connexes, ainsi que le principe de l’autonomisation avec les plus petits.
Merci à Nouvel Horizon pour cette deuxième séance et aux participant.e.s pour leur engagement au sein de l’école pour que règnent la sécurité, la force et la liberté!