Top 10 Marketing Automation companies: the VB Index report


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Marketo is the most user-friendly. LoopFuse is the most recommended by current users. Act-On is often most often chosen by non-tech SMBs.

Laurens ten Hagen‘s insight:

“There’s tremendous growth, tremendous opportunity, and tremendous upheaval in this market,” report author Wendy Schuchart says. “Even after years of 50 percent industry growth, only about three percent of non-tech companies have adopted marketing automation to date. Which means there’s also a lot of uncertainty for companies about how to proceed.”

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Totally agree with Vitus!

The Main Street Analyst

As a professional in the marketing and social media industry, I am watching online business and business attempts for over15 years. Over that time period a lot of things have developed and looking at today’s state of things, it is quite enormous what business opportunity has developed out of the Internet. It is a completely new economy that grew out of it.

While 15 years ago, there haven’t been enough people online to justify a serious web business, today’s picture is completely different. Looking at some Facebook profiles, even dogs and cats are online.

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The Difference Between Infatuation and Love


Difference Between Infatuation and Love | LifePositiveWay

Infatuation Meaning – A feeling of being in love with another person.
Love is a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.

What is infatuation – Infatuation is the state of being completely carried away by unreasoning passion or love; addictive love.
Where as love is constellation of emotions and experiences related to a sense of strong affection or profound oneness

Infatuation is associated with Physical, outlook mostly.
Where love is associated with emotional and intellectual compatibility

According to Wikipedia 
Infatuation is the state of being completely carried away by unreasoned passion or love; addictive love. Usually, one is inspired with an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone.
Love is any of a number of emotions and experiences related to a sense of strong affection and attachment.

Infatuation vs. Love
i.e Difference between infatuation and love

*Infatuation says, “We must get married right away. I can’t risk losing them.”
Love says, “Be patient. Don’t panic. Plan your future with confidence.”

*Infatuation is instant desire – one set of glands calling to another.
Love is friendship that has caught fire. It takes root and grows, one day at a time.

*Infatuation is usually temporary and eventually fades. It, however, might lead you to do things you will regret later, but love never will.
Love is an upper. It makes you look up. Love usually lasts longer and goes deeper than strong sexual Feelings. It makes you think up and makes you a better person.

*Infatuation is marked by a feeling of insecurity. You are excited and eager, but not genuinely happy. There are nagging doubts, unanswered questions, little bits and pieces about your beloved that you would just as soon not examine too closely. It might spoil the dream.
Love is the quiet understanding and mature acceptance of imperfection. It is real. It gives you strength and grows beyond you – to bolster your beloved. You are warmed by their presence, even when they are away. Miles do not separate you. You have so many wonderful little films in your head that you keep replaying. But near or far, you know they are yours, and you can wait.

*Infatuation might lead you to do things you will regret, but love never steers you in the wrong direction.
Love makes you feel whole. It completes the circle. It fills the empty space in your heart. Love is elevating. It lifts you up. It makes you look up. It makes you think up. It makes you a better person than you were before. If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things you don’t have. If there is no love in your life, whatever else there is has a lot less meaning.

*Infatuation is the initial, instant attraction and intense desire for a person of the opposite sex.
Love is a friendship that has caught fire. It takes root, develops and grows one day at a time. The process is slow.

Remember:
Lasting relationships are those that are built on love – not infatuation. Imagine the person you love in 50 years when they are old and fat. Would that change how you feel about them? If yes, then what you feel now is most likely lust/infatuation – not love.

Give it some time. Love takes root slowly and grows with time. Infatuation grows into full bloom almost immediately.

Keep in mind that “True love is neither physical, nor romantic. True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be and will not be.”


PayPal Launches Facebook App for Sending Money to Friends [EXCLUSIVE]


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Social payments are taking a giant leap forward: PayPal has unveiled a Facebook app that lets you send money to friends.
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