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elizabethv
elizabethv
9/12/2017 1:53:14 AM
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Good foundations
I like that the winner doesn't just get the recognition of winning, but actually benefits with the alliance of seniored telcos. Not only does it allow all of the businesses to feed off each other, but it allows the seniored telcos that ability to make sure the business they are claiming as "winner" truly earns that title and doesn't in anyway besmudge their name. They can be sure the winner continues to perform to the standards that created the win in the first place. Very sound reasoning. Like if a college gave a student a scholarship and then forced them to take part in tutoring as part of the win, to ensure they would stay in that same seat.

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DHagar
DHagar
9/12/2017 5:30:54 PM
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Re: Good foundations
@elizabethv, I share your view that connecting them with established businesses and prospective telco partners truly provides key value to them and assists them in positioning in the marketplace.

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clrmoney
clrmoney
9/12/2017 10:36:52 AM
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More winners
I think they should have more engaging or content interesting content to post something and they should have more winners.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
9/12/2017 1:19:58 PM
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Needs more Shark Tank...
Contests like these need more of a reality show spin to make them more interesting for non-tech heads.... Just announcing a list of winners doesn't actually promote them much beyond getting some possible name recognition. 

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faryl
faryl
9/12/2017 6:35:11 PM
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Re: Needs more Shark Tank...
It sounds like the value may be more a foot-in-the-door towards some collaboration opportunities more than the publicity factor. I wonder if it's because it's more about B2B relationships for them right now?

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srufolo1
srufolo1
9/13/2017 12:14:58 AM
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What I Like About You
Maybe there is something more to this than meets the eye. Go Ignite will team up with these start-up contest winners, then later down the road acquire them.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
9/13/2017 8:54:18 AM
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Re: What I Like About You
There is no question that such "frightful" souls will be on the lookout because they have the be paranoid--otherwise they will be rendered useless befor they know it.   I was thinking about this as I saw an old movie called "The Peacemaker" that featured a Digital Laptop prominenthly (anyone remember Digital)? 

 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
9/22/2017 8:26:04 AM
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Re: What I Like About You
@mpouraryan - Such a good movie! But it's always so crazy to watch the older movies/tv shows and see the older technology. Lately I've been watching Scarecrow and Mrs. King, from the 80s. The technology is laughable at times. Especially since their entire office is filled with the old massive computer screens and printers with the perferated sides. Media allows us to remember the good ole days. Lol

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
9/24/2017 6:02:19 PM
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Re: What I Like About You
We must appreciate the past to embrace the future--I reflected upon this very fact as I caught another good one (in my view at least) of an old Nicole Kidman/George Clooney moive, "the peacmaker" (that the challenge done there is so appropriate now)--I got a kick out of seeing Digital Equipment Corporation laptops being featured..and when Nicole Kidman's Laptop went off saying , "...you've got mail!!" :) :) :) 

Onward.....

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srufolo1
srufolo1
9/30/2017 8:52:51 PM
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Re: What I Like About You
@mpourayan Don't laugh. My computer still screams out "You've Got Mail" when I tap into my AOL account. Someone technology guy once told me it's actually a good sign you use your old email sometimes because it shows how long you've been using technology and have learned to progress. I can't help it if people still keep sending my email there.

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Ariella
Ariella
9/30/2017 9:47:20 PM
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Re: What I Like About You
@srulofo wow, we haven't been on AOL in years and years. We hopped over to Verizon some time back, but then when we switched our service, we just stuck with gmail accounts. Another difference: back in the day, we used just one email. Now every member have the family has one (or more) of his/her own. If anyone still tries to reach me on the old emails, they're just out of luck. We did retain the Verizon account for an extra year just to allow that access, but not any more.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
9/30/2017 10:32:56 PM
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Re: What I Like About You
@Ariella Yes, I have gmail accounts, which are my main email accounts, but that AOL account has been around for so long, I don't have the heart to part with it. It had more than 10,000 emails in there at one point, most of them ads. If you don't use it for a few years, I think they just shut it down on you.

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Ariella
Ariella
10/1/2017 9:08:15 AM
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Re: What I Like About You
@srulofo It sounds like you have a sentimental attachment to it.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
10/2/2017 10:42:40 PM
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Re: What I Like About You
@Ariella Funny you should say that. I held onto emails from 2011 just because they were from former students when I was studying for my Master's degree. Finally, one day, just like that, in some crazy spontaneous mood, I deleted everything that was in there. I just went back in to look thinking I would find a nice empty email box. Nope. It had already repopulated itself to more than 2,000 emails. Oh well.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
10/1/2017 10:28:12 PM
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Re: What I Like About You
What is interesting to note, though, is how the death of email as a tool has been highly exagurrated.....

Onward to the new week with all its' possiblities!!



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srufolo1
srufolo1
10/2/2017 10:39:46 PM
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Re: What I Like About You
@mpouraryan What do you mean by the death of email as a tool? People still use email. What was it replaced by? Texting on mobile phones?

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
10/2/2017 10:55:53 PM
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Re: What I Like About You
Well, I am referring to tools like "Slack" /etc--I also need to remind all that the "new generation" are all about Text Messages/etc.--there lies the challenge :) :) 

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srufolo1
srufolo1
10/3/2017 11:26:12 PM
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Re: What I Like About You
@mpouraryan  You're right. Millennials probably don't even use gmail. They all text, although you do need to use email for other reasons. 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
10/2/2017 10:55:53 PM
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Re: What I Like About You
Well, I am referring to tools like "Slack" /etc--I also need to remind all that the "new generation" are all about Text Messages/etc.--there lies the challenge :) :) 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
9/30/2017 10:06:02 PM
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Re: What I Like About You
I am not laughing--as a matter of act, at times, I yearn for simpler times as epitomized by you've got mail (FYI the film "The Peacemaker" had it..and it was great as Nicole Kidman's Character was working away on a Digital Equipment Laptop). --yet, I continue to stay excited about the possiblities before us--the best is yet come as we all say farewell to this Q3 & bring on Q4.

Onward :) :) 

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Ariella
Ariella
9/26/2017 10:53:25 AM
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Re: What I Like About You
@elizabethv OMG I remember that. I also remember using those printers in real life! I feel so old now!

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elizabethv
elizabethv
9/27/2017 8:46:34 AM
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Re: What I Like About You
Ariella, I loved those printers. I would sit in my Mom's classroom for hours making bendy worms out of the sides of the paper. Now that I think about it, I'm not sure how much she enjoyed that - but I sure had fun.

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Ariella
Ariella
9/27/2017 9:17:42 AM
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Re: What I Like About You
@elizabethv you were practiciing a form of recycling or perhaps upcycling. I also remember fax paper that persisted for quite a while even to circa 1990.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
9/27/2017 11:35:27 AM
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Re: What I Like About You
Isn't it surprising that we still need to have access to paper despite striving to go "paperless? How much mor digital can we be?  

 

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Ariella
Ariella
9/27/2017 12:29:39 PM
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Re: What I Like About You
@mpouraryan the biggest joke is reading government forms with "paperwork reduction" on them. I file taxes electronically, but when the IRS communicates with me, it snail mails in duplicate! Plus because it is taking so long to review the paper documentation it requested, it has mailed me 3 times in duplicate: once to acknowledge receipt and twice to apologize for not taking the time to review the forms.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
9/27/2017 3:51:24 PM
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Re: What I Like About You
We need to welcome it--for the sake of security--and the fact that the IRS insists on written correspodence in light of all that has occurred is a cause for comfort--and I trust you agree with that. 

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Ariella
Ariella
9/27/2017 3:54:29 PM
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Re: What I Like About You
@mpouraryan I'm not sure it really was that much more secure to fax all those documents over. But it was that or snail mail them. I don't think it allowed an option to scan them in.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
9/27/2017 3:55:45 PM
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Re: What I Like About You
I get  your concern--but we have to do what we can and be patient.   

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Ariella
Ariella
9/27/2017 5:01:25 PM
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Re: What I Like About You
@mpouraryan well, i had to extend quite a bit of patience with the IRS for a really small refund of $72. Funny that I brought this up in discussion today because I see that they finally coughed it up in the form of a direct deposit of $73.27. Maybe they paid the interest for holding it back all this time.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
9/27/2017 5:11:52 PM
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Re: What I Like About You
Very Happy For you :) 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
9/27/2017 3:55:45 PM
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Re: What I Like About You
I get  your concern--but we have to do what we can and be patient.   

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elizabethv
elizabethv
9/28/2017 7:56:56 AM
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Re: What I Like About You
@Ariella - Lol, surely that was it. Conscientious about the planet before Global Warming was "cool." Pun not intended. Lol. I wonder if the fax paper hanging on had more to do with being cheaper to use, or the technology to replace it was just too expensive. I feel like I remember a time when "faxing" something was a lot more prevelant than it is anymore.

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Ariella
Ariella
9/28/2017 9:18:42 AM
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@elizabethv Well it makes sense. Email is faster than faxing now and can automatically be assigned to a digital record. But some industries still keep a lot in paper. When we renewed our mortgage we got a stack of papers that approached the thickneess of a telephone book (don't use those much anymore either)!

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
9/27/2017 11:36:23 AM
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Re: What I Like About You
It is when we stop embracing change is when we get old--the older we get, the older we must embrace transformation & Change--easier said than done--but we've got to! !:) 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
9/27/2017 11:36:24 AM
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Re: What I Like About You
It is when we stop embracing change is when we get old--the older we get, the older we must embrace transformation & Change--easier said than done--but we've got to! !:) 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
9/22/2017 8:23:31 AM
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Re: What I Like About You
@srufolo1 - That could be a possibility. I suppose it depends on the reasons for holding the contest to begin with. A genuine desire to work with a new upstart company and gather new ideas and opinions, or creating a way to absorb a smaller company they know holds a lot of potential. 

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Ariella
Ariella
9/26/2017 10:54:43 AM
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@srulofo1 that is definitely possible. We'll have to remember to keep an eye out for that. 

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