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4 Awesome Ways to Track and Chat with Santa Digitally (2014 Edition)

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Every year, it seems like more and more digital companies are getting into the holiday spirit and showing off their creativity by offering fun ways for kids of all ages to reach out to Santa Claus.Most of this Santa-stalking started with NORAD’s online Santa tracking 60 years ago and really took off once digital heavyweights like Google and Microsoft entered the picture.

Now there are countless ways for kids to make a last-minute plea to the big guy and get on the nice list and to track his journey on Christmas Eve. In what has become a sort of tradition here at DMR, here is a quick rundown of my four favorite online Santa campaigns.

By the Numbers: 12 Interesting Spotify Statistics (December 2014)

Spotify sure has grown up in a relatively short period of time. It seems like only yesterday that the rumors were swirling about this foreign music service that was looking to enter the U.S. To this news, many of us rolled our eyes and said “why do we need another music streaming service?”

Well, after a few years stateside, it appears that a bunch of people made the decision that they did indeed need another music streaming service and Spotify was the one.

How Many People Now Use Facebook on a Mobile Device? (New and Updated Facebook Stats)

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For digital stat geeks, Facebook’s quarterly earnings report and ensuing conference call are always something to look forward to and last week’s reports certainly did not disappoint. I spent a little quality time with my various Facebook stat posts over the weekend and got added/updated everything from the reports, along with other stats that I have put aside recently. The result is a bunch of new and updated stats on each of the posts.

Below are a few of the new and updated Facebook stats from this round. For hundreds more, please check out each of the posts linked at the bottom of this post.

How To: Motivate Your Employees (Infographic)

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With the job market heating up and a dramatic, millennial-led shift in workplace attitudes and expectations, building a strong, positive culture has become a very challenging imperative for employers.

Back in the day, employees were motivated by the prospects of working their way up the corporate ladder and earning potential monetary rewards. It was not uncommon for employees to stay at one place for many years, if not their entire careers. That has all changed.

15+ Creative Digital Kitchen Gadgets to Make Your Life Easier

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Few areas of the home have been as impacted by digital home revolution we are now all experiencing as the kitchen. Established brands, tech giants and creative startups are all focused pretty heavily on making our cooking and eating more efficient and convenient.

From refrigerators to spoons to crockpots, nothing in the kitchen is off-limits. I’ve scoured the internet and have included some of the most creative digital kitchen gadgets i could find.