MARKETING/SOCIAL MEDIA

GDecide creates social network for Millennial decisions

BY Dan Berthiaume

Montreal – GDecide has created a free private social network for decision making, aimed at Millennial consumers. The network offers a platform that collates and tallies responses to questions and only distributes questions to the select circle of network connections users wishes to poll, protecting the privacy of its users.

GDecide users can create a question and share it in less than 10 seconds, with the ability to send photos and videos to select friends, colleagues and family members for any decision needing immediate feedback. The platform provides a space for private discussion, as well as a tally for yes/no and multiple-choice questions and succinctly shows the user the feedback in an organized fashion. The decision maker can then end the discussion and let all of those participating know the final verdict, should they choose.

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SUPPLY CHAIN

Icix expands Audit Manager offerings

BY Dan Berthiaume

San Francisco – Icix, a provider of supply chain risk management technology, is expanding its Audit Manager suite. Audit Manager applications help companies automate and streamline their audit programs to provide more insight and verification of trading partners’ practices and facilities.

The Icix Audit Manager Suite now includes:

Icix Audit Conduct. Icix Audit Conduct enables companies to create custom audit forms and scoring methods that can be updated to meet changing requirements. Audit responses are entered directly into the application along with supporting documents to centralize audit information and access. Corrective actions are captured and tracked in the application to ensure key activities and deadlines for compliance are completed. Icix Audit Conduct automates certification processes and enables robust analytic and reporting capabilities to provide transparency into trading partner relationships.

Icix Audit Collect. The application centralizes data access, providing greater visibility and insight in order to more effectively manage risk. The application provides an integrated and central way for companies to easily collect, authenticate and maintain information directly from third-party scheme owners and certification bodies.

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Amazon unveils new scholarship

BY CSA STAFF

Amazon has unveiled a new scholarship for college students in the U.S. Called the Amazon Student Scholarship, the merit-based scholarship will reward 50 full-time undergraduate students with $5,000 toward tuition and $500 to spend on textbooks on Amazon.

Applications are being accepted now, with the scholarship money distributed in time for fall semester 2015. Interested students can learn more at www.amazon.com/studentscholarship.

“Four years ago we launched Amazon Student to help students save money on everything they need for school — from textbooks to laundry detergent,” said Ripley MacDonald, director of student programs at Amazon. “We continue to add value to this program, and are excited to launch the Amazon Student Scholarship today, which will reward students who demonstrate extraordinary ability in leadership and innovative thinking.”

The scholarship is open to Amazon Student members who are U.S. undergraduates enrolled full-time at an accredited, nonprofit two- or four-year school. The application period is open from now through Nov. 20. Finalists will be selected based on GPA, community involvement and leadership experience, and then invited to complete an essay to advance to the final round. Winners will be notified in April 2015 and the scholarship awarded in July 2015.

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