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Honor Roll: This Week's Top Insurance Blogs (Feb 22-28)
February 27, 2009 @ 11:55 AM | By Nathan Conz

Our favorite insurance technology-related blog posts from around the Web (February 22-28, 2009):

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Friday Humor: When "Free" Isn't
February 27, 2009 @ 11:23 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

As the national debt self-indulgence hangover throbs on, any remaining voices crying, "No Money Down!", "Buy Now Pay Later" or "First Six Months Free!" are increasingly greeted with scorn and resentment. Those whom consumers might have seen before as allies towards common gain are now viewed as charlatans and crooks. Special venom is reserved for those whose resort to false promises when pretending to address the snares of consumer credit, as the following video shows:

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Green Issues: An Obituary
February 25, 2009 @ 12:22 PM | By Nathan Conz

I'm not sure how many people are familiar with Esquire magazine's occasional mock obituaries feature, but I came across one from last March that I thought was particularly funny and -- in a time when companies and their marketing departments often declare themselves to be "green," without the policies and practices in place to back it up -- particularly poignant.

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2009 Will Be a Good Year for Technology Vendors
February 23, 2009 @ 11:51 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

The notion that carriers will be spending liberally in 2009 is borne out by carriers' late 2008 budget projections, and subsequent research on their current activity. My own conversations with industry contacts have provided abundant corroboration. To give one example among many, a senior technology officer at a large P&C carrier recently said to me that whatever his company's troubles, with regard to technology spending, "our appetite is no less than it was last year."

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Honor Roll: Top Insurance Blogs for the Week of February 15
February 20, 2009 @ 17:49 PM | By Nathan Conz

Our favorite insurance technology-related blog posts from around the Web (February 15-21, 2009):

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Honor Roll: Top Insurance Blogs for the Week of February 8
February 13, 2009 @ 17:13 PM | By Nathan Conz

Our favorite insurance technology-related blog posts from around the Web (February 8-14, 2009):

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All Aboard the Hype Machine
February 12, 2009 @ 16:29 PM | By Nathan Conz

How should insurers approach (potentially over-hyped) social media like Second Life and Twitter.

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Best of Times: Agent Real-Time Functionality
February 10, 2009 @ 11:32 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

This represents success on the part of carrier IT organizations from a technical standpoint, and on the part of the carriers generally in terms of their relationships with their independent distributors. It also represents a threat to carriers who are yet to provide real-time functionality to their agents, but that will push further penetration of the related technologies through the carrier community.

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Honor Roll: Top Insurance Blogs for the Week of February 1
February 06, 2009 @ 17:20 PM | By Nathan Conz

Our favorite insurance technology-related blog posts** from around the Web (February 1-7, 2009):

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Sentimental Favorite: Data Mining on Twitter
February 06, 2009 @ 12:03 PM | By Nathan Conz

Could carriers find value on Twitter and social networks as it relates to mining unstructured data?

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Can Esurance Out-Gekko GEICO?
February 05, 2009 @ 11:27 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

Esurance's marketing strategy has opened up into an interesting new channel aimed at reinforcing the impact and reach of its brand. Following the adventure theme of Erin Insurance, the carrier has partnered with Paramount Pictures to promote the studio's new Star Trek film via a microsite at Esurance's homepage.

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Testing out Twitter
February 03, 2009 @ 09:30 AM | By Kathy Burger

I've already fulfilled one of my New Year's resolutions (no, not the one about exercising more) -- I've become a Tweeter (did I say that right?).

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