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Author: Jessica Thomas

Can social media alter your mood?

Positivity breeds positivity Psychologists have long been aware that positivity breeds positivity in others. We also know that praise and reward has a greater impact on good behaviour than punishment has on stopping bad behaviour. It’s therefore no surprise that both of these psychological rules also apply in the online world. Researchers at the University…

WiFi captive portal

Purple WiFi is always innovating, changing and adapting to new technology. We’re keen to give our customers and resellers the tools they need to make the Purple WiFi product work for them. That’s why we’re introducing a brand new splash page and e-shots. Dom, our Training Manager, will be organising a webinar on the new…

Can stores compete with online shopping?

Facts and figures Today’s newly released ONS (Office of National Statistics) retail figures show a clear upward trend in the retail market, with an increase of 3.7% compared to February 2013.  Increasingly customers are more confident in spending their money and inflation in stores is at an all time low. As the details in the…

Key US appointment marks expansion in Americas Purple WiFi

19 March 2014 Purple WiFi rolls out global strategy with key US appointment Cloud-based social WiFi provider, Purple WiFi, is investing in its US expansion with the recruitment of Anne Lakstigala to the role of Vice President, Americas.  This strategic appointment enables Purple WiFi to fully implement its US sales plans, which comprise a combination of…

The psychology of social media

Social media has had a profound effect on the way people engage with each other.  Its power lies in the way it can provide users with a sense of personal connection and community. Psychologists are interested in what effect this has on people’s behaviour in real life. Which is the real you? Social media can…

A blog post by Lina Arseneault, Senior Director of Marketing at AirTight Networks. What if companies could go beyond merely advertising to consumers or even trying to “engage” them in social media, and actually sell to them at the moment they are ready to buy, wherever they are? New technologies are opening up a world…

A guest blog post by Lina Arseneault, Senior Director of Marketing at AirTight Networks. The brick-and-mortar store experience has remained remarkably unchanged in the past 50 years. Since the days of the shopkeeper, people wander around shops looking for goods and then wait in line to pay. All that is about to change at an unprecedented pace;…

A guest blog post by Lina Arseneault, Senior Director of Marketing at AirTight Networks Since its debut in 2003, The Wall Street Journal’s D: All Things Digital conference has been breaking news and highlighting innovation by providing straight-up, unvarnished conversations with the most influential figures in media and technology. D creators and executive producers Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher put the…

A guest blog post by Lina Arseneault, Senior Director of Marketing at AirTight Networks Canadian Doug Stephens, founder of “Retail Prophet” is the author of the groundbreaking book, The Retail Revival: Re-Imagining Business for the New Age of Consumerism.  I read the retail futurist’s book soon after it was released in February 2013.  I thoroughly enjoyed…

There is no such thing as free WiFi. Someone, somewhere has to pay for it. We all expect it, we all see the stickers on doors and windows, but ultimately someone is having to pay for it, and it’s generally the venue owner. I recently met with such an owner and we discussed the expectation…

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