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Esports advertisers need to be fans first, marketers second

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Just because New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady is good at football doesn’t mean he’s good at Madden. And just because you’re good at marketing doesn’t mean you’re good at esports marketing. While esports may not yet have the same name recognition as soccer, football, or baseball, the prospect of it soon joining their ranks is not too far-fetched. As the owner of 10 major esports brands, we at Gamurs Group have seen and reported on the esports industry rapidly gaining steam and grabbing the attention of fans across the world. According to a recent report by IHS Market, in fact, the amount of time spent watch... Read More
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Location data is transforming every industry (VB Live)

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Prince Nasr Harfouche, a principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP, joins this upcoming VB Live event to share how every industry can leverage location intelligence to transform their digital marketing strategy. Learn how location intelligence, incorporated into digital strategies, helps engage consumers in real time, increases brand loyalty, and provides actionable data.  Register here for free. The amount of user intelligence and precision location technology capabilities available today is skyrocketing. Pair that wit... Read More
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Digi-Capital: Game software/hardware could hit $170 billion in 2018, $230 billion by 2022

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Video game software and hardware together could be a $165-$170 billion range in 2018 (if mobile outperforms again), and it could reach between $230 and $235 billion by 2022 if strong performance continues. That might make games software/hardware bigger in five years than 150 countries’ individual GDPs today (somewhere between Vietnam and Finland). Games software alone could drive around three-quarters of total market revenue in 5 years, with hardware taking the rest. Games are great fun, but they’re also serious business. ... Read More
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Understanding messaging and chatbots in the omnichannel contact center

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It seems like publications and business owners everywhere are talking about the rise of chatbots. Businesses are supposed to deploy chatbots, consumer gadgets are implementing intelligent systems, and some even say our jobs will be displaced by bots in the future. Whether driven by humans or bots, many of our interactions with contact centers today and in the future will shift from phone calls to online rich-text chat sessions. The real question is, where will these conversations take place? An omnichannel approach is based on the notion that customers want to interact with businesses on multiple differen... Read More
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Xiaomi to expand store network in Indian tussle with Samsung

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MUMBAI: China's Xiaomi plans to expand its Indian store network as it attempts to grab the lead in a smartphone market which Korea's Samsung has dominated for more than five years.A little over three years after Xiaomi entered India, its cheap, high-spec handsets have helped the start-up, which is now valued at close to $100 billion and plans to list this year, to pull neck-and-neck with Samsung in its biggest market behind China."If you look at 2017 and 2018 combined, the biggest change in our strategy is our focus on offline," ... Read More
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Tax axe finally falls on thousands of Bitcoin investors in India

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India has sent tax notices to tens of thousands of people dealing in cryptocurrency after a nationwide survey showed more than $3.5 billion worth of transactions have been conducted over a 17-month period, the income tax department said.Tech-savvy young investors, real estate players and jewellers are among those invested in bitcoin and other virtual currencies, tax officials told Reuters after gathering data from nine exchanges in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Pune.Governments around the world are grappling with how to regulate c... Read More
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A Peas Offering For The Dairy Aisle: Can This Milk Alternative Rival The Real Deal?

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Enlarge this image Already, Ripple has expanded its offerings to include a creamy half-and-half and, this month, a Greek-style yogurt, both of which can be used in cooking. Caitlin Maddox-Smith/Ripple Foods hide caption ... Read More
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Newark’s Amazon HQ2 Bid Reveals What’s at Stake For Every Finalist City

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Amazon's list of finalists for the location of its second headquarters holds few surprises. Following months of hype in cities and small towns across America, the 20 that made the final cut are altogether expected—major business centers and transit hubs like New York, Boston, Atlanta, and Los Angeles, mixed in with some political powerhouses, like Washington, DC and Northern Virginia. Amazon's picks for its so-called HQ2 are, with a few exceptions, already thriving. Newark is one of those exceptions. At 7.9 per... Read More
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These 10 sites allow legal and free software download

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Software can be expensive; very often a single-copylicense can cost much more than what you paid for your computer. Thankfully, there are bona fide internet resources from where you can get free and legal software that meet your needs.If you have bought a new computer, Ninite is a one-stop shop that allows you to install a whole bunch of utilities and tools in a single swoop. On its main page, you will find over 80 titlesin categories such a web browsers, media players, photo imagers, office productivity suites, security tools, and utilities.Select whatever software you want, and Ninite creates a single installation file which you will need to download and run. From here on, the service does t... Read More
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IBM May Finally Stop Shrinking. But Is It a Turnaround?

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Skeptics abound. IBM is expected to have gotten an extra lift in the most recent quarter from currency gains and strong sales of a new line of mainframe computers. Without that help, the company’s revenue would decline by 2 percent or so, according to an estimate from A. M. Sacconaghi, a financial analyst for Sanford C. Bernstein.“Is a turnaround afoot? I don’t see it yet,” Mr. Sacconaghi said.There is no doubt, though, that there are signs of pro... Read More
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US imposes authoritarian model without help from Russia & China – Daniel McAdams

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'If you decide to challenge America's experiment in democracy - it's going to be your worst day', said the US Defence Secretary, as he unveiled America's new Defence Strategy, which will now primarily focus on deterring Russia and China. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8xb7RT LIVE ... Read More
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Samansky: Eliminate emojis from all company correspondence

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By Arthur W. Samansky We’ve recently had World Emoji Day, an Emoji Movie, and, from time-to-time, media coverage around rollouts of new emojis. We even have animated emojis on a new smartphone model. They are ubiquitous. For that reason, in-house lawyers and external legal counsel should urge development of company rules to prohibit these pictures in workplace-related activities. Emojis, and their emoticon cousins – despite all the reasons for their popularity – should have no place in business communications in the global and culturally diverse environment. That includes placing these pictograms in corporate presentations, or emails and text messages to coworkers – regardless of their functional l... Read More
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State of the Art: It’s Time for Apple to Build a Less Addictive iPhone

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Government regulation and more restraint from users might also help, but the former is unlikely and the latter is insufficient. So who’s left?The same company that always seems to turn up when it’s time to cross into a new era of technology: Apple.I got to thinking about Apple’s responsibility last week when two large investors wrote an open letter asking the company to do more abo... Read More
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Angry Birds’ former marketing chief wants to build an $18 billion underwater tunnel

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What do you do once you’ve climbed to the top of the App Store with one of the most popular apps in the past decade and spawned a Star Wars spin-off, countless toys, and even a film? For Peter Vesterbacka, the marketing chief who oversaw the expansion of Angry Birds until 2016, you build a tunnel. One that’s mostly underwater and costs $18 billion, according to BuzzFeed News, which published a p... Read More
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Cuomo Amasses $30 Million War Chest

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A new poll from Siena University on Tuesday showed Mr. Cuomo as the most popular politician in the state, with a 62 percent favorability rating, and the backing of 76 percent of Democrats and 41 percent of Republicans.The combination of Mr. Cuomo’s cash and polling strength has proved daunting for would-be challengers.The top Republican recruit, Harry Wilson, pulled out of the race but Bri... Read More
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It’s a pickup truck showdown at the Detroit Auto Show

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When I was a teenager, my dad thought it would be a great idea to bring my mom and I along as his guests to the annual Farm Bureau convention. That year it was held in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s hard to find a more authentic urban locale to experience agrarian culture than the land of line dancing. My dad wasn’t a farmer, though he secretly dreamed of being one. Instead, he invented a marketing campaign that allowed him to make friends with farmers all over the country. Every year, as part of Dodge’s sponsorship of the Young Farmers of America, he gave a free Ram pickup truck to one lucky member of the organization that had an award-winning bright idea about the future of agriculture. When it comes to farmers, talking a... Read More
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UserMind raises $23.5 million to connect enterprise applications for greater customer insights

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Usermind, a company that aims to help businesses garner great customer insights by connecting their various software applications, has raised $23.5 million in a series C round of funding led by Northgate Capital, with participation form previous investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Menlo Ventures, and CRV. The problem that Usermind is trying to solve is this: Teams within companies typically lean on different applications — for example, HR may use Workday, sales may use Salesforce, marketers may use SurveyMonkey and MailChimp, and customer relations may use Zendesk. All of these different systems serve specific purposes, but they don’t usually communicate with each othe... Read More
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John Kominicki: Gone But Unforgettable

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John Kominicki is France, where he had a summer home. John Kominicki burst on the Long Island scene 20 years ago from Texas via Oklahoma. Anointed publisher of Long Island Business News by its new corporate owner, Kominicki – he went by one name – introduced himself that night by signing a song he’d just written to guitar accompaniment. No formal speech. One era snapped shut, another began. In the weeks and months that followed, he engineered a series of changes, starting by walling off editorial from advertising. He hired new writers, introduced new features, supervised a graphic makeover. As a writer, his columns were humorous, irreverent and insig... Read More
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No. 273: Legalizing pot in NY, hacking with Homeland Security and new growth for Broadridge, Digital Donations and a CA spinoff

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Marching on: Welcome to another week of Long Island innovation, and to what is actually a red-letter date in African-American history. While historical icons including Augusts Caesar, Christopher Columbus and Dwight Eisenhower all surface on Jan. 17, in honor of Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, let’s spotlight Sherman’s Field Order No. 15, issued this date in 1865 by Union General William T. Sherman following his legendary March to the Sea. The order confiscated as Union property a strip of coastline stretching from South Carolina to Florida and redistributed roughly 400,000 acres of land to newly freed black families in 40-acre segments – a bold agrarian reformation effort that coin... Read More
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PlayStation Europe boss Jim Ryan gets promoted to deputy president of SIE

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Sony Interactive Entertainment has a new deputy president. Jim Ryan, who previously served as president of Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, has moved up to a new role under SIE president and chief executive officer John Kodera. Ryan has worked at Sony’s PlayStation division for nearly 20 years, and in addition to his role in Europe, he has also acted as the head of global marketing for all of SIE. “I’m very happy and pleased to have Jim as deputy president,” said John Kodera. “Jim has more than two decades of experience at PlayStation and has a great record of success, including the successful lau... Read More

Ethical AI happens before you write the first line of code

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As internally developed artificial intelligence systems move from lab to deployment, the importance of creating unbiased, ethical systems is greater than ever. The challenge is that there is not a simple solution for companies to build ethical consideration into AI algorithms. But there are key things you can do early on that help. A machine learning algorithm can’t tell you whether a decision is ethical or whether it will irreparably damage morale within your organization. It hasn’t spent years honing its business intuition, the intuition that tells you that even though a recommendation looks right o... Read More
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Digital Donations adds new piece to evolutionary puzzle

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By GREGORY ZELLER // There’s a unique theory of evolution in effect at Melville tech developer Digital Donations, not following humanity’s ancient origins but formulating the species’ not-too-distant future – at least, the part concerned with electronic payments. This particular evolutionary chain represents the theoretical machinations of Keith Orlean, who in 2014 launched Digital Donations to capitalize on the payment-processing expertise he’d gathered over a dozen years as president of Digital Processing Solutions, a now-defunct electronic-payments specialist Orlean launched in 2003. It’s hard to call the el... Read More
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Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global and Samsung launch tech detox app

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Between emails, social media accounts, calls, text messages, WhatsApp, and more, our smartphones have become ticking bombs, gradually turning us (and our children) into co-dependent, digital junkies. Media mogul Arianna Huffington is seeking a solution to this invasive addiction, and announced today that through her startup, Thrive Global, she is launching a new kind of app with Samsung to hel... Read More
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Facebook promises to ‘massively’ simplify Messenger in 2018

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New features have led to Facebook Messenger, an app used every month by 1.3 billion people, becoming too cluttered, said Messenger chief David Marcus today. Users should expect steps to be taken in 2018 to simplify the Messenger user experience. “Over the last two years, we built a lot of capabilities to find the features that continue to set us apart. A lot of them have found their product market fit; some haven’t. While we raced to build these new features, the app became too cluttered. Expect to see us invest in massively simplifying and streamlining Messenger this year,” Marcus said ... Read More
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Why Accenture moved into 3D visualization production by acquiring Mackevision

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Accenture is getting serious about helping its clients move into immersive media. The company, whose workforce of 425,000 consultants spans the globe, last week acquired Mackevision, a 3D visualization and production house in Germany that is known for its work on the visual effects for Game of Thrones. If that sounds like a strange move, the ... Read More
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Brian Fargo will launch blockchain currency for alternative digital game store

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Veteran game publisher Brian Fargo and other game industry veterans hope to change the PC industry by creating a new cryptocurrency that serves as an alternative to the app stores. Fargo’s new company Robot Cache will create a digital PC games platform, just like Valve’s Steam digital distribution service, but it will give game publishers and developers about 95 percent of the proceeds from game sales, rather than just 70 percent as happens on other platforms like Steam. Robot Cache will compete directly with Steam, and it hopes to sign up the major competitors. That’s one of the things that Robot Cache founder Fargo said will empow... Read More
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Instacart acquires Canada-based grocery ecommerce platform Unata

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Instacart announced that it has acquired Unata, a Canadian startup that offers an all-in-one ecommerce platform for grocery retailers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded out of Toronto in 2009, Unata provides a cloud-based, white-label platform that brings together all the strands needed for grocers to sell online, while also offering in-store integrations via beacons for location-based marketing initiatives. The platform also joins the dots between the various systems retailers use, including point-of-sale and loyalty systems, leveraging data and machine learning to offer personalized recommendations for each shopp... Read More
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Tax reform adding to US economy’s positive momentum

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Published on Jan 16, 2018The Wall Street Journal global economics editor Jon Hilsenrath on the economic impact of the tax reform package. Category News & Politics License ... Read More
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Benjamin Sun discusses the future of China’s WeChat

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Detected Closed Captioning: Or For A Closer Look At The Future Of WeChat Let's Bring In Benjamin Sun The Managing Director Of Think China He Joins Us From Sydney So Benjamin What Are The Factors Behind The Huge Success of WeChat I Think V Chadha Start As And As You Said Instant Message App And The Stickiness Of This Application Is Is absolutely The The Uniqueness And And The Success Of Factors Of The Application In China As You Said That you Today You Can't You Can Hardly survive Without Using Beachhead Doing Business In China everyone Just Not Really Reading Their Emails And But It's Starting To Reach At You And If You Go To Business Conference In China That The No Longer Exchange A Business Card But I'm Scanning QR Code An... Read More
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CVS Pharmacy Pledges It Will Label Unaltered Photos in Advertising

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Published on Jan 15, 2018CVS Pharmacy announced in a press release on Jan. 15 that it will label images with a "Beauty Mark" if they are digitally unaltered in its move to be more transparent to customers. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Drive to Success: Service Lane

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Drive to Success is a weekly series capturing the most influential articles, tips, and tricks from industry experts and publication to help drive your dealership to success. Each week will focus on a specific key topic in the automotive industry. The dealership service lane is a place for profit-boosting opportunities. Every dealership customer should be made aware of the service department and all it has to offer. Stay updated on efficient service trends like real-time customer repair updates and offering auto tools and accessories after each service visit. 1- ... Read More
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CVS plans to stop using altered beauty images

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On Monday, CVS announced its "commitment to create new standards for post-production alterations of beauty imagery."Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/75355/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: cvs/pharmacy Plans To Stop Using Touched up Beauty Images In Its Marketing Campaigns By The End Of 2020 On Monday The Company Announced Its Commitment To Create New Standards For Post-production Alterations Of Beauty Imagery I Think It's A It's A Amazing Thing To See The Empowerment Of Women And The Fact That We All Want To ... Read More
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CVS plans to stop using altered beauty images

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On Monday, CVS announced its "commitment to create new standards for post-production alterations of beauty imagery."Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/75355/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: cvs/pharmacy Plans To Stop Using Touched up Beauty Images In Its Marketing Campaigns By The End Of 2020 On Monday The Company Announced Its Commitment To Create New Standards For Post-production Alterations Of Beauty Imagery I Think It's A It's A Amazing Thing To See The Empowerment Of Women And The Fact That We All Want To ... Read More
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Lara Spencer of Good Morning America Shares Flea Market Flip Tips

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Good Morning America airing on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Ida Mae Astute) Lara Spencer is unstoppable. For the co-anchor of Good Morning America and creator, executive producer and host of Flea Market Flip, best selling author and devoted mother of two teenagers, life is good. “I am really, really happy where I am,” says Spencer. Today at 48, Spencer is feeling on top of the world and attributes much of her successes to growing up in Garden City. We caught up with her as she was getting ready for the holidays, to talk work, her recent projects, motherhood, her love for Garden City, how she got the nickname “Bird” and the best ... Read More
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Resetting the bar for customer experience

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Presented by LogMeIn We are amid a customer experience revolution. Gartner predicts that by 2022, approximately 65 percent of all customer service interactions will be digital or text-based versus phone. With today’s customers being much more demanding and much less brand-loyal than they once were, companies across industries are beginning to recognize CX as a key competitive differentiator and are making sweeping changes to keep up. The art of good customer service existed long before we were browsing the web until our hearts content. In many cases “old school” customer service set foundational practices that are proving difficult to change — explaining why consumers sometimes still opt for a phone c... Read More
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True Fit Closes $55 Million Series C Investment

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Georgian Partners leads growth financing as True Fit’s Genome® Platform and data collective become the intelligent data layer for personalizing the world’s largest consumer vertical BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 15, 2018– True Fit, the retail industry’s data-driven personalization platform for apparel and footwear today announced a new $55 million Series C investment, led by Georgian Partners with participation from existing investors Jump Ca... Read More
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How Netmarble recruited influencers for Lineage 2: Revolution

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Netmarble scored a huge hit in South Korea with its launch last year of Lineage 2: Revolution, a massively multiplayer online game on Android and iOS. But it was never clear if the beautiful medieval fantasy game would be a hit in the West. So, the company lined up press, advertising campaigns, and influencers on platforms like YouTube and Twitch to promote the ... Read More
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The top trends of CES 2018: From almost autonomous vehicles to sensors everywhere

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For a week each January, Las Vegas becomes Las Betas. The VentureBeat crew checked out CES 2018, the big tech trade show last week, and we’ve come up with the top trends of the event. These trends are bigger than any single company, and they could change the landscape in the coming years. We were among the 185,000 or so people who attended the show. We survived torrential rain on Tuesday and a 90-minute blackout in the big halls on Wednesday. We tried to cover as much of the 2.6 million square feet of space as we could. We toured the CES Unveiled, Pepcom and Showstoppers parties to check out hundreds of exhibitors. We cruised through Eureka Park, ... Read More
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Transform customer engagement with location intelligence (VB Live)

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Location intelligence can help brands deliver dynamic user experiences, better understand their customers and prospects, and boost consumer engagement and delight. Join this VB Live event to earn how to effectively incorporate location intelligence into your digital strategies and transform your customer relationships. Register here for free.  Location intelligence has evolved. It’s not just longitude and latitude anymore — it’s context, says David Bairstow, VP of products at Skyhook. It’s the intersections... Read More
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Exclusive Group releases NuMeRu for data centre transformation

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Value-added services and technologies group Exclusive has released NuMeRu, a bundle of products from three existing market leaders, to help partners with data centre transformation. NuMeRu, which refers to Nutanix, Mellanox and Rubrik, is a package which contains solutions, services and go-to-market support for partners of BigTec, a subsidiary of Exclusive Group. The idea of the bundle is to make it easier to migrate from legacy data centres, as well as create new opportunities for partners to move customers into an enterprise hybrid cloud architecture. The integrated data centre stack is intended to combine the technical aspects offered by the existing firms, with professional services, financing options and market... Read More
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Will stock market’s record run continue?

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Interaxon measures brainwaves to give VR devs more data for game design

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Interaxon started out developing wearables like its Muse headband meditation tool, and it’s now applying its learnings to virtual reality. Its new Muse Virtual Reality aftermarket add-ons will attach to the HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR headsets to pick up users’ brainwaves a... Read More
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It’s Elementary: Sherlockians Take Manhattan

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The Irregulars’ annual banquet has become the centerpiece of five days of celebration in Manhattan attended by several hundred Sherlockians from around the world.There also was the 16th annual Christopher Morley Walk through Manhattan to McSorley’s Ale House in the East Village, and an Indian-themed Holmes group, the Pondicherry Lodgers, met for their annual dinner in Midtown. And there was the annual meeting of the Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes, founded decades ago by female college students protesting the Irregulars’ male-only polic... Read More
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James Sung on how Chinese tech has impacted CES 2018

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Over 1,500 Chinese exhibitors showed up for CES this year - four times more than during 2011's show. To find out the impact of the increased Chinese presence at CES 2018, CGTN's Elaine Reyes spoke with James Sung, chief strategist at the Chinese-American firm Zocus Strategic Marketing.Detected Closed Captioning: I'm Joined Now By James Seung Chief Strategist At Sokka Strategic Marketing A Chinese-american Firm So James Based On What You've Seen In Her There In Las Vegas This Week How Has Chinese Tech Impact At CES Oh Wow I Mean I Am Just overwhelmed I've Been Coming To CES For 16 Years Now And Year By Year I Mean You Can See That The Chinese Enterprises Are Becoming Stronger And Stronger ... Read More
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The road to AI leads through information architecture

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Ford drove the first automobile down the streets of Detroit in 1890. It would take another 30 years before the company streamlined production and made cars available to the mass market. The obvious lesson: Sometimes technology has a long gestation period before we can scale it for everyday use. But, digging a bit deeper, there is a more profound lesson. Over the first hundred years of the self-propelled vehicle, manufacturers established essential building blocks — standard components like the combustion engine, steering wheel, and axle. These building blocks enabled scale, which led to wider adoption. And, as is often the case, the building blo... Read More
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Apple’s future shouldn’t be at CES, but at global in-store events

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Every year, journalists start CES with faint optimism and conclude with disappointment; as the song goes, they thought the future would be cooler. At some point right as the show is ending, someone will typically float Apple — which officially skips CES every year — as either the cause of the show’s boredom or its future savior. Right on cue, analyst and former Apple marketing director Michael Gartenberg today published the latest version of this pitch, titled “It’s Time For Apple to Go to CES.” I agree with much of what he says, but respectfully disagree with that conclusion.... Read More
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Schneps Family Acquires Noticia Long Island

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Schneps Communications, the parent company of the Long Island Press, has acquired Noticia, a popular Spanish-language media company with more than 150,000 readers online and in print. They have served the Long Island communities for over 26 years. ... Read More
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How female founders are faring in the Midwest

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Women remain underrepresented in tech, even as the industry tries to address jaw-dropping statistics about their absence in tech’s upper echelon. Less than 3 percent of female founders raised venture capital in 2017, even though in the first quarter of 2017 17 percent of startups reported having a female founder. On the venture capital side, less than 10 percent of partners are women. This national trend holds true across the Midwest. Based on data from ... Read More
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Tinyclues Unveiling Its AI-First Marketing Platform to North American Retailers at NRF 2018

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At NRF, Tinyclues will unveil its AI-first marketing platform to retailers in North America and show how retail companies are winning on average a 49 percent increase in campaign revenues. LONDON & NEW-YORK & PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 12, 2018– Tinyclues, provider of a leading artificial intelligence (AI)-first marketing solution, today announced it will exhibit at ... Read More
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Trump takes on prison reform

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Detected Closed Captioning: >> WE SUPPORT OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT PARTNERS AND WE ARE WORK TO GO REDUCE CRIME AND PUT DANGEROUS OFFENDERS BEHIND BARS, AT THE SAME TIME WE WANT TO ENSURE THAT THOSE WHO ENTER THE AFTER THEY LEAVE PRISON WHICH IS ONE OF MANY VERY DIFFICULT SUBJECTS. WE HAVE A GREAT INTEREST IN HELPING THEM TURN THEIR LIVES AROUND, GET A SECOND CHANCE AND MAKE OUR COMMUNITY SAFE. MARIA: THAT WAS PRESIDENT TRUMP DELIVERING STRONG MESSAGE ON PLANS TO REFORM THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. JOINING US RIGHT NOW FROM WASHINGTON FREEDOM PARTNERS CHAIRMAN AND INDUSTRY COUNCIL MARK, THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US. >> THANKS FOR HAVING ME, MARIA. MARIA: WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS, I GUESS, CHARACTERIZE WHERE WE ARE IN TE... Read More
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A Clever Radio Trick Can Tell If a Drone Is Watching You

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As flying, camera-wielding machines get ever cheaper and more ubiquitous, inventors of anti-drone technologies are marketing every possible idea for protection from hovering eyes in the sky: Drone-spotting radar. Drone-snagging shotgun shells. Anti-drone lasers, falcons, even drone-downing drones. Now one group of Israeli researchers has developed a new technique for ... Read More
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AI Weekly: AI assistant success is defined by each tech giant’s business strategy

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Unless you live under a rock, you probably saw headlines this week about a war between Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. So what’s the takeaway? Alexa in personal computers and AR glasses may be a bit surprising, but the CES 2018 theme seemed to be the same as last year: more cars and auto appliances with AI assistants, and more smart home devices for the kitchen, family room, and bedroom that respond to voice commands and talk t... Read More
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Seth Kaplan discusses the aviation sector’s outlook

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Detected Closed Captioning: Well 2017 Saw A Mix Of Decent Profits but Bad PR For The Aviation Industry especially Here In The US Now They're serious Supposed To Be A Good Year Financially For The Industry With An Anticipated Four Billion Passengers Worldwide To Discuss The Aviation Sectors Outlook I'm Joined By Seth Kaplan He's Managing Partner And Editor of Airline Weekly Welcome Back To The Show Good To Be Rochelle So Give Us An Overview How Is The Global Aviation industry Doing As A Whole It's Doing Rather Well It's Had Some Excellent Years And All Signs Pointing Now Toward This 2018 Being Another Excellent Year what's Changed Over The Past Decade Or So Are The Regions Where Airlines Are doing Well You Go Back Oh Yeah A D... Read More
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The future of AI as a creative marketing tool

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AI attracts a lot of attention from many different industries, and marketing is no exception. There are a lot of discussions going on about how AI can help companies make their marketing efforts more efficient. When speaking about AI in marketing, the focus is usually on how AI can effectively process big data to make predictions, help marketers save time on repetitive tasks, or drive conclusions from big chunks of data. AI already helps us with automation and making be... Read More
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The Heat: Consumer Electronics Show reveals latest in Chinese tech Pt 3

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From robots to self-driving cars – the latest in technology and artificial intelligence took center stage at the annual Consumer Electronic Show. To discuss is Amy Zalman, a global security futurist and the Founder of the Strategic Narrative Institute; James Sung, founder and chief strategist of Zocus Strategic Marketing; James Barrat a documentary filmmaker and the author of “Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era" and Alex Cranz is Senior Reviews Editor for Gizmodo.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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The Heat: Consumer Electronics Show reveals latest in Chinese tech Pt 1

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From robots to self-driving cars – the latest in technology and artificial intelligence took center stage at the annual Consumer Electronic Show. To discuss is Amy Zalman, a global security futurist and the Founder of the Strategic Narrative Institute; James Sung, founder and chief strategist of Zocus Strategic Marketing; James Barrat a documentary filmmaker and the author of “Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era" and Alex Cranz is Senior Reviews Editor for Gizmodo.Detected Closed Captioning: From Robots To Self-driving Vehicles The Latest In Technology And Artificial Intelligence Took Center Stage At The Annual CES In Las Vegas hello I'm Honored M... Read More
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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Xbox has sold 3 million copies in a month

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Xbox One didn’t have a traditional blockbuster exclusive at the end of last year, but I’m having a difficult time seeing how that matters when the one game it did publish just surpassed 3 million copies sold since December 12. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds continues its reign as a sales behemoth and as a smart move for Microsoft. The company released the last-player-standing battle royale shooter for developer ... Read More
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American drone companies aren’t built to compete

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GoPro’s announcement this week that it would exit the drone business was greeted by many observers as a foregone conclusion. Karma, the company’s first foray into drones, had sold poorly after an embarrassing recall in 2016. Under pressure to cut costs amid slowing sales in its core action-camera business, GoPro’s hand was forced. Viewed in that light, Karma was just one more tech company side hustle that didn’t pay off. But to shrug off GoPro’s drone is to ignore a larger quest... Read More
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Steven Mnuchin: 90% of workers will see take-home pay increase

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Published on Jan 11, 2018Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discusses the new withholding guidance that will implement the GOP Tax Cuts and Jobs Act beginning in February. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: GIV... Read More
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Nintendo Switch’s 2018 lineup looks just like 2007, 2011, and 2014

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Nintendo just gave Switch owners a preview of what they can expect in the followup to one of the company’s strongest years ever. The publisher held a “mini” version of one of its Direct video events today, and it revealed a startling number of ports for its hybrid handheld/home console along with some new surprises. Highlights include The World Ends With You: Final Remix, which is a revised take on the excellent 2007 Nintendo DS role-playing adventure from Square Enix. Publisher Bandai Namco also used this event to reveal Dark Souls: Remastered, which is an updated take on the 2011 PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 combat-heavy RPGs th... Read More
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Chuck Johnson’s Twitter Free Speech Suit Is Probably DOA

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In 2015, Twitter permanently banned alt-right troll Chuck Johnson, after he tweeted that he wanted to "take out" civil rights activist DeRay McKesson. Johnson now says the San Francisco-based company infringed on his First Amendment rights. But the law may say otherwise. On Monday, Johnson filed a lawsuit against Twitter, arguing that the com... Read More
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Closings Underway at New High-end Roslyn Landing

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The limited collection of residences includes 78 two- and three-story townhomes, flat-over-flat condominiums and single-family homes. Roslyn Landing is an unprecedented residential development offering every amenity of in-town living and the sought-after luxuries of Long Island’s storied Gold Coast. Developed by North Shore home-builder The Ranches, in partnership with private equity firm G4 Capital Partners, the limited collection of residences were designed in a classic architectural style to seamlessly complement the village’s historic ambiance. With closings now officially underway, the highly anticipated community will ultimately offer a full range of 78 two- to three-story townh... Read More
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Aflac’s toy robot for kids facing cancer is the smartest toy of all

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It’s easy to feel jaded at an event like CES where there are countless of tech companies claiming to have the smartest and most innovative products that are, in reality, expensive and useless eye candy. So it’s heartwarming when we came across a robotic toy duck designed to help children diagnosed with cancer cope through their treatments. The toy is a partnership between Aflac and robotics toy company Sproutel. It’s called My Special Aflac Duck, and it has five touch sensors along its cheeks, under the wings, and back. Kids can pet and snuggle with it, and the duck will cuddle back or cheerfully quack in response. It also comes ... Read More
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Unbabel raises $23 million from Microsoft, Salesforce, others to grow its machine-human translation platform

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Unbabel, a machine translation platform that uses humans to verify translated content, has raised $23 million in a series B round of funding from Microsoft Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Samsung Next, Scale Venture Partners, Notion Capital, Caixa Capital, and Funders Club. Founded in 2013, Unbabel’s technology merges neural machine translation, natural language processing (NLP), and quality estimation algorithms to automate translations between more than 70 language combinations. Feeding into this is a global army of 55,000 human linguists who, while not necessarily professionally qualified translators, are vetted before acceptance onto the program. ... Read More
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Astellas Submits Supplemental New Drug Application for Approval of Additional Indication of Selective SGLT2 Inhibitor Ipragliflozin L-Proline for Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in Japan

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Tokyo and City, January 11, 2018 - Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Yoshihiko Hatanaka, “Astellas” ) and Kotobuki Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (President and CEO; Hiroshi Tomiyama, “Kotobuki”) today announced that Astellas submitted an application for the additional indication of the selective SGLT2 inhibitor Ipragliflozin L-Proline (generic name, brand name: “Suglat® Tablets, development code: ASP1941, “Ipragliflozin”) for the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus in Japan. Type 1 diabetes mellitus is a disease with insulin deficiency that occurs when the β cells in the pancreas, which secrete insulin, are destroyed through immune system. It has been estimated that around 10 million peopl... Read More
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High-touch, multichannel engagement with AI (VB Live)

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High-touch, multichannel engagement is within every brand’s reach, but it requires putting AI in the driver’s seat. For a solid understanding of what it takes to fully integrate customer data and AI into your cross-channel marketing, don’t miss this VB Live event! Register here for free. “Companies like Netflix and Amazon have demonstrated how to deliver superior customer experiences with AI, and it’s time for every brand to embrace this philosophy,” says Vijay Chittoor, CEO at Blueshift. “AI is comi... Read More
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How technology is used by advertisers to predict consumer desires

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Apple agrees to pay the UK £137 million in extra taxes

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After an extensive audit by UK tax body HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Apple Europe has agreed to pay over £137 million (around $185 million) in extra taxes, reports The Guardian. The payment includes interest on unpaid tax, covering several years until September 2015, mirroring “the company’s increased activity.” Apple operates two primary subsidiaries in the UK called Apple Europe Ltd and Apple Retail UK Ltd. Apple Europe Ltd provides marketing, financial and support services, while Apple Retail UK Ltd runs Apple’s online and physical stores ... Read More
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Intel needs to come clean about Meltdown and Spectre

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Intel’s not had the best of times recently. Meltdown and Spectre security flaws have helped reveal fundamental issues with processor design over the past 20 years, and the software updates to protect PCs will have performance impacts. Even as I write this, it’s still not clear to anyone exactly how bad these performance impacts will be for older desktop systems, or how significant they’ll be to server-based cloud platforms. It’s all a bit of a mess, and Intel hasn’t helped with its lack of transparency. It’s time for Intel to stop hiding behind cleverly-worded statements. ... Read More
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SteelSeries launches Rival 600 mouse for competitive gamers

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SteelSeries continues to go after competitive gamers and esports athletes with its PC gaming mice. The company is revealing its Rival 600 with a couple of sensors that could make or break a competitive match. Esports could be a $2.5 billion market by 2020, according to market researcher Newzoo, and those who want to participate in that market take their games and gear seriously. SteelSeries designed the Rival 600 with its TrueMove3+ dual optical sensor system. It features TrueMove3, an optical sensor from PixArt that is also in the Rival 310 and Sensei 310 mice from Steel Series, as it... Read More
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Grant Vinning discusses how climate change threatens the chocolate industry

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Detected Closed Captioning: Grant Is An International Marketing Specialist And The Author Of Cocoa In the Pacific The First 50 Years So Let's Get Right To It As We Understand The World's Chocolate Comes Primarily From two Regions So What Does This Mean For Other Growers On The Rise As These Weather Events Relieve Threatened Crops oh No Question I Work In The Pacific And Cocoa And Some Of The Small Pacific Countries Is Absolutely Vital In Solomon Islands One In Four People Depend Upon Cocoa In Bougainville One Of The Main Producing Areas Of Papua New Guinea More Than Seventy Percent Of The Population has A Relationship To Cocoa So Anything Which Affects That Has A Major Impact Upon Local Economies And Even In Both Cases In Na... Read More
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CES 2018: Kodak soars on KodakCoin and Bitcoin mining plans

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Shares in photo firm Eastman Kodak soared nearly 120% after it revealed plans to mint its own crypto-currency, the KodakCoin.The US firm said it was teaming up with London-based Wenn Media Group to carry out the initial coin offering (ICO).It is part of a blockchain-based initiative to help photographers control their image rights.Kodak also detailed plans to install rows of Bitcoin mining rigs at its headquarters in Rochester, New York.Details of this second scheme - which is bei... Read More
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This is my titleThis is my subtitle STONY BROOK, NY - December 21, 2017 - Launching 1,650 talented graduates into a promising future, Stony Brook University held its 20th annual winter commencement ceremony today in the Island Federal Credit Union Arena. During his commencement address, President Samuel L. Stanley Jr​. highlighted key elements of the Stony Brook experience, congratulated the accomplished graduating class, and celebrated the ​University's forward trajectory and diverse landscape. "Today we mark a bright new future for o... Read More
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Netgear steps up as sponsor of Overwatch League team Seoul Dynasty

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Netgear is heading into esports territory as it is announcing today it will be the sponsor for the Seoul Dynasty team in the official Overwatch League that kicks off this week. The Overwatch League has generated a lot of hope that esports will become a mainstream sporting event. Market researcher Newzoo estimates that it could be a $2.5 billion industry by 2020, and one of the ways that will happen is through sponsorships. Netgear wants to establish deeper ties with players, particularly in light of the launch of its Nighthawk Pro Gaming router and other gaming pro... Read More
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Nvidia’s giant 4K gaming displays are a G-Sync dream come true

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I bought an LG OLED TV last year, thinking it was the best option for a living room TV at the time. When Nvidia unveiled what it calls Big Format Gaming Displays (BFGDs) at CES earlier this week, my heart sank. These displays are essentially giant gaming monitors, complete with support for 4K, HDR, and even 120Hz refresh rates. Nvidia is working with Acer, Asus, and HP to create these displays, and they’re all using the same AU optronics panel. I got a chance to take an early look at Nvidia’s BFGDs at CES this week, and it’s clear the key addition is Nvidia’s G-Sync technology.... Read More
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British Fashion Arcadia Group Chooses Tinyclues to Leverage the Benefits of AI for Its Marketing Campaigns

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LONDON & NEW-YORK & PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 9, 2018– Tinyclues, provider of a leading artificial intelligence (AI)-first marketing solution, today announced an agreement with British multinational, multichannel retailer, Arcadia Group. As the owner of established and beloved high street clothing retailers ... Read More
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State of the Art: What a $4,000 Treadmill Means for the Future of Gadgets

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Peloton does not sell just a simple piece of hardware. Instead, the company spent tens of millions of dollars creating an inviting experience, complete with brand-ambassador celebrities and high-end retail locations. At the core of its business is a beguiling online service: Get on the bike, turn on the screen, and you are instantly connected with live fitness classes tailored to your preferences and athletic abilities. It’s like having a personal trainer who comes to your house whenever you like.... Read More
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What Is MicroLED and When am I Going to Get It?

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The television industry invites jargon like few others, an alphabet soup of specs and techs. Some of these convey important information; others emerged, devoid of any useful meaning, from the marketing gloaming. In that spirit, The Wall, Samsung’s new 146-inch stunner, invokes a term as yet unfamiliar the broader TV-buying audience: MicroLED. Good news first: MicroLED is an actual thing, a type of display technology that represents a significant improvement over the LED televisions that dominate today’s market. Samsung’s implementation is also not pure prototype, or even probable vaporware; the company says that The Wall (that name!) will be purchasable sometime in 2018. But fully unde... Read More
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Toy firm VTech fined $650,000 over data breach

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Electronic toymaker VTech will pay $650,000 (£480,000) to settle charges that it failed to protect the privacy of children using its gadgets.The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) levelled the charges at VTech following a data breach in 2015.While investigating the breach, the FTC found the firm had broken US laws governing the way data about children is gathered.The FTC said VTech also "failed to take reasonable steps" to secure that data.'Falling short'VTech gathered a lot of data about children via its Kid Connect app that was bundled in with ... Read More
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Grindr CEO and founder departs as China’s Kunlun completes acquisition

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Grindr, the LGBTQ social network and dating app, is now 100 percent owned by Chinese mobile gaming company Kunlun Group. The news comes seven months after Grindr revealed it would be selling itself outright to Kunlun. At the time, Grindr said that founder and CEO Joel Simkhai would be staying on as he “leads the brand into this new chapter,” however the company has now confirmed that Simkhai has left, with board chairman Yahui Zhou stepping in as interim CEO. “On behalf of everyone at Grindr, we would like to thank Joel for his inspiration and service as the founder of Grindr, and wish him all the best in the ... Read More
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Digi-Capital: 2017 saw $3 billion invested in AR/VR, half in Q4 alone

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AR/VR investment records fell last year as startups raised over $3 billion in 28 categories we track including over $1.5 billion in Q4 2017 alone. Perhaps the most surprising thing was Magic Leap, the bellwether of big AR/VR rounds, becoming slightly less mythical by finally revealing its product and taking almost a fifth of all the money raised in 2017. Who knew that could happen? ... Read More
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Hyundai’s hydrogen-powered Nexo can drive further and charge faster than a Tesla

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Hyundai has been part of the handful of automakers pushing fuel cell electric vehicles for years now. The Hyundai Nexo is its latest effort to go up against competition from the Toyota Mirai and Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, as well as upcoming models from the likes of Mercedes-Benz. This time, Hyundai’s fuel cell vehicle is armed with a bigger range and new driver assistance tech. Unveiled Monda... Read More
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CES 2018: New Chips From Qualcomm Point to the Future of Computing

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Nakul Duggal, Qualcomm's vice president of product management, sticks his head into a Cadillac SUV and points up at a gaping rectangular hole in the ceiling. A hole in this ceiling is hardly remarkable: the whole car looks like a bomb went off inside. Seats face the wrong direction, and wires dangle from places you didn't even know there were wires. A few feet away, two more cars—a Ford and a Maserati—sit in roughly the same condition. Qualcomm's automotive team bought these cars new, and stripped them for parts. Now, inside a huge converted soda factory in San Diego, they're building the cars back up in Qualcomm's image. The Maserati'... Read More
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This imitation Kojima Metal Gear Survive meat tastes just like the real thing* (*it doesn’t)

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Hideo Kojima doesn’t work at Konami anymore, but the publisher is still making Metal Gear games. And that unprecedented dynamic has led to a new video for the upcoming Metal Gear Survive that reveals a mutated version of the Kojima style. It doesn’t really work — although it’s kinda bizarrely fascinating in its own way. The trailer is up on YouTube courtesy of IGN, and you can watch it right here: ... Read More
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Facebook will kill its M personal assistant on January 19

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Facebook announced today that on January 19 it will discontinue personal assistant services for Messenger intelligent assistant M. The news was shared with users who had been given access to the closed beta program, which numbered in the thousands, including some Facebook employees. Personal assistant services from Facebook to the limited group first launched in summer 2015. “We launched this project to learn what people needed and expected of an assistant, and we learned a lot. We’re taking these useful insights to power other AI projects at Facebook,” a statement provided to VentureBeat read.... Read More
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CES 2018: LG robot Cloi repeatedly fails on stage at unveil

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A robot created by LG to help users control their smart home repeatedly failed on stage at its CES debut.Cloi was meant to be the centrepiece of the South Korean firm's presentation where it was supposed to show how new artificial intelligence tech could enhance use of kitchen appliances.Instead it gave no response to three consecutive commands beyond blinking.Experts say the demo represented a "disastrous" debut for the bot, which was mocked on social media.The event was the first press conference of the morning at the Las Vegas tech fair. Samsung, Intel, HTC and Sony are among other... Read More
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Aurora CEO optimistic about future of long-endurance drones

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WASHINGTON — The Air Force has been resistant to buy ultra-high endurance drones, but a recent $48 million investment in the technology could signify that the service is changing its mind about its requirements, the head of Aurora Flight Sciences said. On Wednesday, Aurora Flight Sciences announced that the Air Force had awarded it a $48 million contract to create a certified version of its Orion medium altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial system. ... Read More
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LG goes big on servant robots that may or may not serve you

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Before robots become our overlords, they’ll lull us into complacency by being our servants first. Robots are as big as ever at CES 2018, especially at the press event for LG, the first major electronics and appliance company to hold an event during the CES Media Day. But one of the robots proved to be particularly uncooperative. Artificial intelligence permeated the line-up of LG products, and robots were simply a version of AI that involved moving objects. Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa were integrated into a number of products, from refrigerators to TVs. On the robot side, LG also showed off a new personal porter robot, and shopping cart robot. ... Read More
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Kaltura’s Dr. Shay David on TV’s persistent marketing challenges

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Marketing technology continues to progress at an almost exponential rate. The ability to reach customers exactly where they are with full personalization is a reality. But one medium continues to offer persistent challenges to digital marketers. TV. According to Magna — a research outlet for media firm IPG Mediabrands — digital ad sales grew to $209 billion in 2017, while TV ad sales only brought in $178 billion. In fact, the move from traditional channels to digital resulted in the most substantial decline ever recorded. This is partly because advertisers are getting more value from being able to target viewers using platforms such as HBO, and Hulu. It is als... Read More
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Ambarella unveils vision processors for autonomous drones and self-driving cars

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Ambarella generates about $90 million in revenues a quarter from its video compression and image processing chips. And today, the company is launching two new chips that will bring advanced vision processing to next-generation cars, drones, and security cameras. Santa Clara, California-based Ambarella is showing the CV1 and CV22 families of chips at CES 2018, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. Ambarella has survived by doing things that other larger chip companies can’t do, such as highly power-efficient image processing at the high end. As the commodity ri... Read More
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Nvidia supersizes PC gaming with Big Format Gaming Displays

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Nvidia is announcing today that it is going to supersize PC gaming with a new breed of Big Format Gaming Displays — or BFGDs. Nvidia is helping hardware partners Acer, Asus, and HP to integrate a high-end 65-inch, 4K, 120Hz HDR display with Nvidia’s G-Sync technology and the Nvidia Shield set-top streaming box. Nvidia says this will deliver a “buttery-smooth” gaming experience and media streaming apps on a giant screen. Nvidia is showing ... Read More
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This projector screen lets two gamers see different perspectives at the same time

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Display startup MirraViz is here in Las Vegas this week for CES to show off a gadget that at first blush looks like some arcane trickery, allowing two off-the-shelf DLP projectors to layer images on top of one another so two people can view two different images simultaneously. The technology, which is actually built into the multilayer projector screen, is now on sale as a standalone product the Fremont, California-based startup is selling for $499. Officially called the MultiView Screen, the product takes advantage of how reflective surfaces handle incoming light sources. “The basic physics principle for one of the key optical layers includes the use of retro-reflection (RR) optical elements which are al... Read More

Intel discloses how its AMD semi-custom graphics chip can save space in laptops

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Intel disclosed more details of how it will combine its new 8th-generation Core H mobile processors with a semi-custom Radeon Graphics chip from rival Advanced Micro Devices in a way that enables computer makers to create smaller and faster laptops. Dell and HP are the first computer makers to use the new solution, which combines a number of innovations to create smaller, more power-efficient, and more powerful laptops. Both computer makers are showing off new laptops at CES 2018, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. John Webb, the director of client graphics marketing at Intel, said in a pre... Read More
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Linksys’ new router is designed specifically to make your Xbox One connect faster

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Linksys has made a new version of its WRT32X gaming router that’s supposedly designed to make gaming on your Xbox One faster. According to Linksys, the new router — officially dubbed the WRT32XB — will automatically detect an Xbox that’s connected, and then prioritizes and accelerates gaming traffic. It uses the same “Killer Prioritization Engine” networking tech from the original WRT32X, but applies it to Xbox One devices as well, instead of just PCs. The company says that should result in reduced lag spikes and cut down on peak ping times up to 65 percent for Xbox One users. Aside from the Xbox-specific features, the rest of the router is virtually identical to the original... Read More
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Henkel brings tech to beauty salons with custom hair analysis

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I love it when non-tech companies find a way to integrate technology into the fabric of modern life. That was evident when Carnival cruise lines came up last year with a wearable for ocean cruises. And it showed again this week as Germany’s Henkel, a 140-year-old company, launched its Salon Labs technology to bring hair salons into the digital age. With it, beauty salons can analyze your hair’s molecular structure and get a recommendation from the Schwarzkopf Professional beauty... Read More
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How Coinbase could disrupt traditional brokerages and dominate the investment market

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The last few months and weeks in the crypto world have been intense to say the least. Words like “bubble” and “mania” are used all the time. Over the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, Coinbase — the leading exchange among newcomers to the crypto-world — reportedly opened over 100,000 accounts. Recent reports suggest that Coinbase now has more accounts than traditional brokerage Schwab. The company is, however, going through some growth challenges. It has faced govern... Read More
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CES 2018: Tech preview of the show’s coolest new products

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Media playback is unsupported on your device All aboard the (self-driving) bus - next stop, CES: Las Vegas' annual gigantic tech fest.About 4,000 companies - many of them start-ups - are arriving in town this weekend. Over the coming days, they will reveal new products, secure orders and hopefully provide a taste of the future at the trade fair.The event has its roots in consumer gadgets, but now sprawls into fields including artificial intelligence, automobiles, medicine, marketing and even agriculture.Most of the big technology brands in attendance will have some... Read More
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TinyLetter is a perfect platform, and it is probably not dying

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A recent Inc article reporting that MailChimp would integrate the newsletter platform TinyLetter into its primary email marketing service sent the online writing community into a small tizzy, with headlines reading “What We Know About MailChimp’s Plan to End TinyLetter” and “Rest in Peace,... Read More