Lauren Brousell

Senior Writer

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How Applebee's uses gamification to retain staff, boost sales

How Applebee's uses gamification to retain staff, boost sales

One of the restaurant chain's largest franchise owners was suffering from high staff turnover rates, so it launched a custom gamification system that uses competition, recognition and awards to motivate its staff.

Fancred a must-have social app for sports buffs

Fancred a must-have social app for sports buffs

Fancred is a sports-centric social network that offers live streaming and gamification features as well as news and scores, making it a one-stop shop for fans. But how does its mobile app score for additional news sources, fantasy...

Millennials want to be leaders — but not without big salaries, perks

Millennials want to be leaders — but not without big salaries, perks

A new survey suggests millennial workers respect their bosses, look to them for motivation and want to become leaders themselves, but salary, workplace perks and high-end technology are more important to them than to older generations....

Social media bans in college sports offer lessons for enterprises

Social media bans in college sports offer lessons for enterprises

Recent policies that restrict social media use by collegiate athletes raise questions about students' right to freedom of speech and the authority of their teams and schools. What can companies learn from academia's hits and misses?

How to create your own Snapchat geofilter

How to create your own Snapchat geofilter

Snapchat geofilters are a fun way to show your location through your photos and videos. But what if no geofilters are available for your favorite neighborhood, town or landmark (or you just want to add your own)? It’s easy to create a...

Style, tech converge at 2015 New York Fashion Week

Style, tech converge at 2015 New York Fashion Week

The 2015 New York Fashion Week featured new collections from many top designers, and some savvy companies set their products apart by building cutting edge technology into clothing and accessories.

Big sports teams look to small startups for tech edge

Big sports teams look to small startups for tech edge

Savvy sports organizations, including the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cleveland Cavaliers, increasingly look to the startup community for technologies that can enhance the fan experience and improve business operations, on and off the...

10 mobile apps every NFL fan needs

10 mobile apps every NFL fan needs

The modern football experience isn't complete without a set of mobile apps to help keep tabs on news, statistics, injury updates and more for your favorite teams and players. These 10 mobile apps all deserve a home on every NFL fan's...

3 reasons to use Instagram's new Direct message features

3 reasons to use Instagram's new Direct message features

New features within Instagram's Direct message component provide better ways to share photos, profiles, locations and hashtags.

How the Red Sox brought new tech to baseball's oldest park

Boston Red Sox IT staff faced the unique challenge of deploying public Wi-Fi without disturbing the original structures or feel of the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball. The initiative is just one part of an ongoing effort to...

Virginia shooting exposes dark side of social video

Virginia shooting exposes dark side of social video

The tragic killing of two reporters during a newscast last week played out live on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The alleged shooter's use of social media raises questions about how popular social services manage auto-play video.

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