National Weather Service Warning System Hobbled by Outage at Worst Possible Time

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As severe thunderstorms, some spawning damaging tornadoes, erupted across the country from Denver, Colorado, to Albany, New York, a widespread data outage hit the National Weather Service (NWS) on Thursday. Radar data stopped flowing to mobile apps and NWS websites for at least a half an hour, and at least some NWS offices lost the ability to disseminate severe weather warnings through any means other than social media.

In a post on its Facebook page at about 4:45 p.m. ET, the National Weather Service forecast office in Mt. Holly, New Jersey, which covers the Philadelphia metro area, stated: “Our products are NOT being sent out at this time due to technical issue. All warnings will be sent via social media.” Read more…

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”You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.” – Abraham Lincoln

A few nice quote of the day images I found:

”You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.” – Abraham Lincoln
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”You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you cant fool all of the people all the time.” – Abraham Lincoln
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Karen Salmansohn Your mission: Be so busy loving your life you have no time for hate, regret, or fear

A few nice motivational quote images I found:

Karen Salmansohn Your mission: Be so busy loving your life you have no time for hate, regret, or fear
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Your mission: Be so busy loving your life you have no time for hate, regret, or fear.

– Karen Salmansohn (more Karen Salmansohn quotes and sayings)

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Anthony Douglas Williams Be kind to every kind, not just mankind
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Be kind to every kind, not just mankind.

– Anthony Douglas Williams (more Kindness quotes and sayings)

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It’s Time to Ditch Your Wallet for Mobile Payments

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Credit and debit cards have significantly cut back on the amount of cash people carry with them at a given time. But what if you could reduce the number of cards you carry to just one — or even eliminate your wallet entirely?

In the latest video of our Mobile Minute series, Client Insights Manager Samantha Cruz discusses mobile payment technology, and the effects it will have on retailers and consumers alike.

If you think mobile payments are just a trend, think again. “Whether it’s designer-made, or made of pleather, Pew research sees wallets being obsolete by 2020,” says Cruz. Read more…

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It takes one positive thought to change your life, just one positive thought. So why spend your time thinking negatively?

A few nice positive thinking images I found:

It takes one positive thought to change your life, just one positive thought. So why spend your time thinking negatively?
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It takes one positive thought to change your life, just one positive thought. So why spend your time thinking negatively?

It takes one positive thought to change your life, just one positive thought. So why spend your time thinking negatively?
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It takes one positive thought to change your life, just one positive thought. So why spend your time thinking negatively?

It takes one positive thought to change your life, just one positive thought. So why spend your time thinking negatively?
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It takes one positive thought to change your life, just one positive thought. So why spend your time thinking negatively?

How to Optimize Your Marketing in Real Time

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Attention is the currency of the Internet, and the brands that can capture and capitalize on it stand to gain a great deal. Their conversions increase, their acquisition rate will improve and their bounce rate will lower. Perhaps just as importantly for businesses, marketers will be able to know if the time and money they invested in creating a campaign was well spent.

“You have to be obsessed, diligent, genuine and personal to win over your customers at every turn. To keep customers happy and engaged across every channel, you have to be customer-obsessed first and foremost,” says Michael Blumenfeld, consultant for U.S. financial/insurance services at Maxymiser. Read more…

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