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Cloud computing: Empowering businesses of all sizes

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In the build-up to his appearance at Cloud Expo Europe, Frankfurt, brand strategist and unified comms expert Sam Pavin, discusses the impact of cloud computing on businesses of all sizes, and its influence on the future of marketing Cloud computing is now widely accepted as a solution that is here to stay for businesses looking to streamline, centralise and add value to their operations. Pavin argues that cloud, while not a game-changer for large companies, has brought forward a revolution for a huge number of businesses, in particular when it comes to adding enterprise-level capabilities on a small business budget. In a business, it also offers an easy way to deploy tools, services and manage access. Pavi... Read More
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Vainglory’s esports tournaments are about more than competition

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Super Evil Megacorp’s mobile multiplayer online battle arena Vainglory has had a strong showing on mobile, particularly as an esport. A few well-known esports teams have gravitated toward it so far, such as NRG, Fnatic, Rogue, Echo Fox, and Immortals. And this past weekend, the Vainglory8 Autumn Season kicked off with eight European and North American teams battling it out for a chance to move on to the upcoming Vainglory World Championship in December. Vainglory will also be featured alongside Blizzard’s hit card game Hearthstone at Amazon’s ... Read More
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5 emerging female VCs you should know about

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According to a report conducted by TechCrunch, only 7 percent of partners at top VC firms are women. While there is an apparent gender divide amongst male and female VCs, a new study shows that women are better investors than men. The big investment firm Fidelity found that female investors outperformed men by 0.4 percent in the past year. The firm also discovered that female investors outdid men last year when generating a return on their investments. Female VCs are also being recognized for b... Read More
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Next-gen banking experiences that customers are demanding now (VB Live)

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The better you understand your users, the more relevant your solutions will be — and the more likely they’ll bank with you instead of the next guy. Learn how AI technology and tools can help you deliver the future-forward financial solutions customers are looking for, when you join this VB Live event! Register for free here. “One of our big aha moments when we started Varo Money was discovering that about 70 percent of users are hands-off,” says John Vars, chief product officer at Varo money. “... Read More
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biOasis Welcomes Dr. Stagliano, Dr. Rathjen, and Dr. Radhakrishnan to Its Board

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Announces Voting Results for 2017 Annual Meeting VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 25, 2017– BIOASIS TECHNOLOGIES INC. (OTCQB:BIOAF; TSX.V:BTI) today announced the voting results from its Annual General Meeting held on Sept. 21, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The total number of shares represented in person or by proxy at the meeting was 17,212,451, representing 33.45% of the total... Read More
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Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft: The scramble to beat Apple, dominate hardware, and own your future

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Google’s $1.1 billion acquihire of HTC’s Pixel team is just the latest example of a mega trend that is turning the tech industry upside down and has enormous consequences for the role technology plays in all of our lives. Put simply, the biggest of big tech companies have decided that to win, they must control every aspect of how we interact with technology. And that means building out Apple-like ecosystems of gadgets that capture as much of your data as possible and keep it within their very owned walled gardens. The promise to consumers is to create, like Apple, a system that offers ease and simplicity of ... Read More
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Drive to Success: Hire and Retain Top Talent

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Drive to Success is a weekly series capturing the most influential articles, tips, and tricks from industry experts and publications to help drive your dealership to success. Each week will focus on a specific key topic in the automotive industry.  Hiring and retaining talent is one of the automotive industry's biggest challenges. This week's Drive to Success gives you an inside look into what others are doing to combat the challenge. 1- Why Retention Will be th... Read More
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Thriving in chaos: From tech products to presidential campaigns (podcast)

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The startup environment is chaotic. Resources are limited and the hours are grueling. But it can also be one of the most rewarding experiences for an entrepreneur. They must get creative and think fast when it comes to building a team that will excel in this type of environment. The same is true in a presidential campaign. Stephanie Hannon was the chief technology officer for the Hillary for America campaign and was tasked with building a team from scratch. In under 20 months, she built an 80 person engineering... Read More
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AI could become your personal shopper

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More retailers are turning to artificial intelligence to help shoppers find fashions that fit their bodies, budgets, and personal styles. As one of today’s hottest technology trends, AI translates vast volumes of retail data into rich, actionable insights so executives can make smart decisions faster. AI has evolved into a strategic asset in retail as the sector faces overwhelming upheaval. AI guides retailers by delivering fact-based intelligence to better serve shoppers. This extra bit of help gives retailers an leg up in serving a market full of empowered consumers who expect omnichannel excellence, affordable... Read More
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How Kristel Kruustük turned a passion for testing apps into a big business

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When Kristel Kruustük finished high school in Estonia, she went to London and became a waitress. Her friends turned her on to the tech scene, and she decided to go back to school to study software development. Kruustük fell in love with software testing and started her own company, Testlio, testing mobile apps with her husband Marko Kruustük. Their company took first place at the AngelHack hackathon in London in 2012. And then it embarked on its rapid growth to become an expert in testing mobile apps. Kruustük has built out the headquarters team in San Francisco, while Marko Kruustük serves a... Read More
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Your chances of making a successful mobile app are almost nil

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With every passing year, the tech industry is flattered with a new slew of statistics revealing truly remarkable growth. 90 billion mobile app downloads across Android and iOS in 2016, with a whopping 40 percent increase to revenue generated for developers. But something’s not quite right here: If you were to sit your business partner down and talk about how your great idea for an app would be able to capitalize on just a fraction of this market and make you multi-millionaires, you’d be plain old naive. Forget being multi-millionaires — how about just being able to make a comfortable living? Still a bit naive. ... Read More
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Internet privacy in a digital economy – Counting the Cost

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The growth of the digital economy has exposed consumers to an unprecedented level of risk regarding personal privacy.Data that consumers plug into various websites in the digital world is used to sell them products in the form of personalised marketing. US companies made over $42 billion from peddling customer data to online sellers in 2013. The EU poses much harsher internet privacy laws than the US especially where protection of consumer data is concerned and even in terms of social media activity, with Facebook and Google both facing heavier restrictions in Europe.According to the official hosting government website, the Privacy Shield programme is an agreement made between the... Read More
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5 tips for mastering the complicated role of CMO

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The CMO role is constantly under fire, despite being one of the most exciting roles in the C-Suite with the greatest opportunity to drive both short and long-term company growth. The role is plagued by a lack of clear definition, misaligned expectations with counterparts, short tenures, and a bevy of responsibilities in emerging areas. On top of all that, CMOs are rarely given the same deference as other members of the C-Suite. CMO is actually the most complicated of all C-Suite roles and requires the most discipline to serve the broadest range of stakeholders (Board, CEO, peers, employees, and customers) while building a fluid organization to accommodate needs that have yet to be uncovered and for which there are no blueprints. T... Read More
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US opioid crisis: 41 states to investigate big pharma’s ‘role’

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US President Donald Trump has called the opioid crisis a “national emergency”. There are also calls for pharmaceutical companies to share more of the blame.At least 41 states including New York have now joined together to investigate big pharma.Some have already filed legal cases alleging deceptive marketing practices.Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribeFollow us on Twitter ... Read More
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Globecomm Introduces the Next Generation of Tempo, an Enterprise OTT Cloud Video Platform for Interactive Communications

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Highlights Tempo’s new cloud-based hosted solution provides greater functionality along with decreased bandwidth consumption for delivering live and on-demand private network content Rollins, Inc. moves to next generation of Tempo for distributing interactive training sessions to nearly 12,000 employees at 700 locations around the world Globecomm’s robust connectivity solutions and services are at the heart of Tempo’s on-premise and cloud-based hosted solutions, enabling secure content distribution to any screen or device, anywhere in the world HAUPPAUGE, NY, September 13, 2017 –  Globecomm announced the latest release of its Tempo platform, an enterpri... Read More
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Globecomm Highlights Efficiency Gains for Content Delivery at CommunicAsia 2017

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CommunicAsia 2017 Highlights: Globecomm executives speaking on panels on IoT (May 23, 2:30 pm) and the future for manufacturers and integrators in the region (May 24, 11:45 am) Meet Globecomm at stand 1Q4-07 and follow on Twitter: @Globecomm HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – May 22, 2017 – Globecomm is highlighting technologies for enabling sharp gains in efficiency and reach for video content distribution at CommunicAsia 2017 (stand 1Q4-07) on May 23-26 in Singapore.  Attendees will learn about Globecomm’s end-to-end managed services, systems integration and cloud-related offerings for transporting video content and data over multiple netwo... Read More
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Globecomm brings new efficiencies for Media and Enterprise content delivery to NAB Show 2017

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NAB 2017 Highlights: Globecomm to discuss latest managed services, systems integration & cloud based services for media and broadcast customers Introducing new video delivery platform system for Enterprise users with partner Kollective CCO Bryan McGuirk speaking on April 26 panel on satellite innovation Meet Globecomm at booth #SU 5921 & follow on Twitter: @Globecomm  HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – April 18, 2017 – Globecomm announced today that its latest innovations for end-to-end managed services, systems integration and cloud-related offerings for transporting video content and data over... Read More

Globecomm talks about VSAT Communications on the Move and its on-going evolution at CabSat 2017

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Highlights: Globecomm SVP Michele Scotto to discuss VSAT Communications on the Move and its on-going evolution during GVF Satellite Hub Summit Globecomm (Hall 7, Stand 30) to highlight new IoT service feature, Ka-Band system integration and GlobeComm Connect managed connectivity service HAUPPAGE, NY, March 15, 2017 – Globecomm, a leading global communications solutions provider, today announced Senior Vice President of Business Development Michele Scotto is presenting at CabSat 2017 on VSAT Communications on the Move and its evolution. The company will also exhibit its latest innovations at the show, which takes place March 21-23, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, UAE. ... Read More
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Manage and monitor your fleet’s VSAT connections with Globecomm Connect

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Highlights: Innovative new service provides IoT view of VSAT network assets Ships can use Globecomm Connect to monitor their VSAT availability status Fleet managers can monitor location and performance of VSAT installations in realtime. Hauppauge, NY, March 3, 2017. Globecomm, one of the leading providers of global connectivity services, is enabling advanced monitoring of VSAT communications systems with a new service, Globecomm Connect. Customers of Globecomm VSAT can use Globecomm Connect to gain visibility of their network’s status and performance whether at sea or ashore. Maritime customers can use the Connect Ship portal to monitor performance at sea while land-bas... Read More
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Globecomm talks about disruptive services, enhanced IoT connectivity and Ka Band solutions at SATELLITE 2017

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Highlights: CCO Bryan McGuirk to present at SATELLITE 2017 Globecomm to discuss applications for its ubiquitous IoT connectivity and Ka Band solutions Globecomm will be located at booth 1922 Hauppauge, N.Y. – March 2, 2017 – Globecomm, a leading global communications solutions provider, announced today that it will be attending and presenting at SATELLITE 2017, to be held March 6-10, 2017, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. Globecomm’s Chief Commercial Officer Bryan McGuirk will be discussing How Teleports Compete in a GEO-MEO-LEO, HTS and Fibered World on March 7 at 11 am, Room 201. “I am excited to be presenting at Satellite 2... Read More
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Gamers give their verdicts after being among the first in the UK to try the Xbox One X

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The Xbox One X is nearly here - and fans in the UK have just been able to play it for the first time.People at the EGX games expo in Birmingham have been playing demos of new games for the follow-up to the Xbox One.Microsoft promise a more powerful processor which will be able to run games in 4K ultra-HD.Here's what gamers thought - after being some of the first in the UK to try the console.Ashley and Omick"Wow. It's mind-blowing," says Ashley, who was playing Assassin's Creed."The game really does pop out at you, whereas before you didn't get that depth of field that you get now."Omick adds: "It's definitely leaps and bounds ahead of what's cur... Read More
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Facebook trial lets users hide alcohol adverts

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Facebook is testing a tool that lets people hide advertisements for alcohol.It is the first time a social network has let people proactively block adverts on a specific topic. The move has been welcomed by Alcohol Research UK, which says social media is "saturated" with alcohol promotions.It said advertising rules were not "fit for purpose", but the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the UK had some of the strictest rules in the world. Media playback is unsupported on your device ... Read More
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James Peng, blockchain marketing, and swiping left on ad fraud – VB Engage

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In the news this week, Travis and Stewart reveal a new round of funding for an AI customer service solution and get into why retail needs VR to survive and how blockchain technology is coming to marketing. They then interview fraud expert James Peng of Match, the company that runs some of the most recognizable dating apps in the world. This is one episode you’ll want to go home in the same taxi with at the end of the night. ... Read More
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Translation Phones Help Avoid Medical Mishaps

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Published on Sep 21, 2017As CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports, translation phones have a real person on the other end and help increase speed an accuracy in the doctor's office. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Caption... Read More
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Bose made a speaker for your neck

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Imagine an airplane neck pillow, but instead of a cushioned place to rest your head, it's a speaker that wraps around you. Bose made that thing, and it's called the SoundWear Companion Wearable Speaker. The device pairs over Bluetooth to your phone, meaning it can take calls and work like any other Bluetooth speaker, except for the fact that you're wearing it. It can also be controlled through the company's companion iOS / Android app. Bose says the idea behind this gadget is that you might want music on without blocking out the rest of the world. It's also supposed to be convenient because i... Read More
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How Toys R Us Succumbed to Its Nasty Debt Problem

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In 1948, a young and ambitious man named Charles Lazarus took over his father’s Washington, D.C., bicycle shop. Lazarus tried selling children’s furniture, but he soon changed to toys, as he later told the New York Times, “after realizing that toys broke and had to be replaced.” In 1957, he opened the first of his stores using the Toys R Us name. Less than a decade later, Lazarus sold his four toy stores to Interstate Department Stores, which had aspirations to become one of the largest toy merchants in the United States; Lazarus stayed on to r... Read More
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Ardor could fix key blockchain weaknesses — if it can get its message out

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In 2013, Jelurida, the team behind open source blockchain platform NXT, ran the second ever ICO. Although not a very successful token sale, raising a mere $6,000, the small team managed to build and launch NXT, which has since become a stable blockchain with a large variety of features. However, aside from a couple of noteworthy names using NXT — European bank BNP Paribas and Accenture Spain — the platform hasn’t seen the adoption Jelurida had hoped for. Still, the technology behind NXT is solid and Jelurida has gained valuable experience from running the platform in production for four years — that’s a long time ... Read More
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Jennifer Brea documented her chronic fatigue syndrome on an iPhone so doctors would believe other women

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“From as early as I can remember, I wanted to swallow the world whole,” first-time filmmaker Jennifer Brea declares at the start of her documentary Unrest. As a young woman, she attended Harvard and then Princeton to study political science. She traveled widely and fell in love. And then she became incredibly, inexplicably tired, often unable to get out of bed and unable to get herself up off the floor if she fell. She was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME), a little-understood but not at all rare disease that affects an estimated 836,000 to 2.5 million people in the United State... Read More
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Cloudleaf Secures $13 Million Series A Funding from Leading Investors

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Cloudleaf’s Patented IoT Sensor Fabric™ Brings Complex Enterprise Operations to Life with Location and Context Aware Visibility MILPITAS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 21, 2017– Cloudleaf, a Silicon Valley Enterprise IoT startup, announced today that it has secured $13 Million Series A funding from IndusAge Partners, ... Read More
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The Switch and VR represent new audiences for Bethesda

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For years, Bethesda has been making games for mature audiences that seem diametrically opposed to the audiences for Nintendo products. But in the past week, Nintendo announced that Bethesda’s Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus are coming to the Switch, Ninte... Read More
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With new HQ looming, Amazon adds 2K in NYC

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Long Island may (kinda) still be in the running for Amazon.com Inc.’s ballyhooed second headquarters, but new administrative digs for the e-commerce titan – and thousands of good-paying jobs – have landed slightly west. Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced that Amazon will expand its New York City presence with a new office at 5 Manhattan West. Jeff Bezos’ 1994 startup is slated to invest $55 million bringing the 359,000-square-foot space u... Read More
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The Nintendo Switch can handle Doom with all its blood and guts

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Nintendo announced last week that Bethesda is bringing its popular shooter games like Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus to the Switch hybrid handheld and home game console. That’s a big departure for both companies, as mature-rated titles haven’t been a staple of Nintendo consoles. I went to a preview event and played the beginning of Doom on the Switch. I used a game controller to control the action, and watched it unfold on the Switch’s 6.2-inch screen. You can also plug it into a TV and watch it in 720p resolution on a TV. ... Read More
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Chartboost uses automated ad partners to make more money for mobile game devs

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Chartboost has created marketing tools for mobile game developers since 2011, and today it is launching its Chartboost Exchange, giving developers and brand advertisers access to new kinds of automated advertising tools. San Francisco-based Chartboost is opening programmatic access to its in-app global gaming inventory, meaning brand advertisers can place automated ads that reach Chartboost’s mobile gaming audience through demand partners Aarki, Index Exchange, and Rubicon Project. The advertisers bid to show their ads to users in real-time, resulting in the best ad rate fo... Read More
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Imagination creates neural network accelerator for custom processors

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Imagination Technologies will make it easy for chip designers to embed neural network accelerators in their chips to dramatically speed up artificial intelligence processing. London-based Imagination will introduce a design that chip makers can use in their chips, starting sometime next year. The chip component, which can be embedded within a larger chip design, will be useful for neural network processing in applications such as mobile devices, surveillance equipment, automotive tech, and consumer electronics. Neural networks have made rapid advances in areas such as pattern recognition, resulting in a huge explosion for artificial intelligence applications.... Read More
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Premier Manhattan Real Estate Broker Joseph Aquino Of Joseph Aquino Commercial Real Estate Services

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With over 30 years of successful real estate experience, no one knows New York City & the Global markets better!With over 1,000 signed leases, nobody knows the markets or the retailers better than Joe Aquino.On this episode, Mr. Aquino talks about his over 30 years experience working as a top real estate agent in NYC, and around the world.Aquino talks about his dealings with Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, 42nd Street revitalization project, Penn Station, buccellati, Cartier and much more.If you are looking to lease retail space in Manhattan, this is a show you don't want to miss.Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] So What We're Gonna Do Is We're Here To Expo... Read More
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This is the 18:9, quad-camera Huawei Mate 10 Lite

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In less than a month, Huawei will introduce its fall flagship lineup in the form of at least three large-screen Mate smartphones: Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Mate 10 Lite. Details about the trio have been slowly coming together over the past few weeks, and now — thanks to a person briefed on the company’s plans — VentureBeat has learned nearly all there is to know about the most affordable member of the trio. Although it will indeed be the least expensive of the group, Mate 10 Lite — codenamed Rhone — is no budget phone. Its 5.9-inch screen’s 18:9 aspect ratio makes for an 83-percent screen-to-body ratio in a ... Read More
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Nimble Partners with Microsoft National Reseller NeoCloud to Deliver Simple CRM for Office 365

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Microsoft Channel Partners Collaborate to Fill Office 365 Simple CRM Gap SANTA MONICA, Calif. & RALEIGH, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 20, 2017– Nimble today announced a partnership with NeoCloud, a leading Microsoft managed cloud services provider, to address the growing market need for a simple, affordable contact management and CRM for Microsoft Office 365 and GSuite users. Beginning this month, NeoCloud ... Read More
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Intercom launches Live Chat for Sales to generate leads at scale

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Leads are the most divisive currency in any sales organization. Salespeople always want more leads, and they blame the marketing team when those leads aren’t good enough. The marketing team blames the salespeople for not being able to close the leads they’re given. It’s the oldest story in the book. Today, customer messaging platform Intercom is launching Live Chat for Sales, a new solution that makes it easier than ever to generate new leads. Thanks to a bot, these leads come pre-qualified, which helps reduce friction between the marketing and sales teams. “Companies put a lot of effort into getting people to their websites and apps, but put very littl... Read More
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Panoply Funding Climbs to $13 Million

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Recruits top sales and marketing execs from New Relic, Atlassian; fortifies advisory board with addition of Digital Ocean co-founder SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 20, 2017– Panoply today announced it has expanded its Series A funding to a total of $13 million. The latest to join the round is ... Read More
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HubSpot acquires Motion.ai to launch marketing bot platform

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Marketing and sales company HubSpot today announced it has acquired bot creation platform Motion.ai. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition will bring bots to HubSpot’s more than 34,000 customers for the first time. “We are going to bring the two products together and make sure that it comes as part of the core of the platform, and part of that is being able to leverage the data and information that exists in HubSpot, and being able to handle more standardization — that someone could come in and we have some recipes or templates that people can [use to] get started making bots,” HubSpot chief strategy officer Brad Coffey told VentureBeat in a pho... Read More
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Global Plan To Streamline ‘Use By’ Food Labels Aims To Cut Food Waste

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Enlarge this image Confusion over "sell by" and "use by" dates is one big reason why billions of tons of food are tossed each year. A new global initiative of food giants, including Amazon, Walmart and Nestle, aims to tackle that. mrtom-uk//iStockphoto hide caption tog... Read More
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Super Lucky’s Tale — hands-on with Microsoft’s new mascot

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Microsoft hopes that it has a new mascot character with Lucky, the star of Super Lucky’s Tale. The game from Playful is a sequel to the virtual reality title Lucky’s Tale, and it debuts on November 7, on the same day that Microsoft launches the Xbox One X video game console. I played it hands-on at a Microsoft preview event, and I saw its potential in appealing to a wide range of gamers who love platformers. Playful, the McKinney, Texas-based studio headed by Words With Friends co-creator Paul Bettner, created Lucky’s Tale as a flagship platformer for the Oculus Rift headset in the spring ... Read More
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Le Diner en Blanc to Make Long Island Debut

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Le Dîner en Blanc Imagine a picture-esque Long Island destination packed with 15,000 foodies and fashionistas dancing, dining and partying under the stars while dressed head to toe white—despite it being well after Labor Day. That scene is set to play out when Le Dîner en Blanc, an annual pop-up picnic held in cities worldwide,... Read More
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Amazon is telling customers that people bought gifts for their non-existent baby

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You know that story about how Target was able to predict that a teen girl was pregnant based on her shopping habits? Retailers have a lot of information about you based on things you watch and stuff you buy online, and they use this informative to send marketing emails, coupons, or product suggestions to get you to buy more things. But it looks like Amazon might be a little off on this latest attempt. The company appears to have sent a bunch of random customers emails saying a gift from their baby registry has been purchased, sending unintended recipients into mas... Read More
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Beyond A/B button colors: Building a data-driven marketing model (VB Live)

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Customers expect fully personalized brand experiences every time or they’ll walk. But with marketing analytics, you can figure out what they want before they do, deliver it, and cement their loyalty. Join our latest VB Live event to learn what data to collect, the KPIs to watch, and how to turn customer data into bottom-line results. Register here for free.  Marketers are faced with over 2,000 channels and billions of bytes of data — and those numbers are just supposed to go up, as technology evolves and more a... Read More
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41 States To Investigate Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioids

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Enlarge this image Oxycodone pain pills prescribed for a patient with chronic pain on display in Norwich, Conn. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption John Moore/Getty Images The attorneys general ... Read More
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AI is changing how real estate professionals do business

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By now, it’s clear that AI is less the stuff of sci-fi nightmares and more a modern tool we can use in our daily lives. Wise as it is to heed the warnings of brilliant minds and stay apprised of potential threats to humanity, bots won’t be taking over the world tomorrow. They might be helping you rent an apartment, though. AI is at a stage in which machine learning capabilities have become seriously impressive, but far from sentient. Artificial intelligence is everywhere — suggesting shows to you on Netflix, protecting you from credit card fraud, and categorizing an... Read More
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You can now earn a degree in ‘self-driving cars’ courtesy of Lyft and Udacity

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Starting today, online teaching startup Udacity is opening registration for a new “Intro to Self-Driving Cars” course to anyone in the world with an internet connection. The four-month “nanodegree” class is $800 to enroll, but ride-hailing service Lyft is teaming up with Udacity to offer 400 scholarships specifically targeted at students from communities underrepresented in the tech world. The only prerequisites for students interested in the intro class are some programming experience (e.g. C++, Python) and algebra. Graduates will be eligible to automatically enroll in Udacity's year-old Self-Driving Car or Robotics Nanodegree programs, which is more focused on providing students with the skills ne... Read More
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Grabby Kitty Helps Collect Money For Homeless Shelter

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Sir Whines-A-Lot, a cat at an Oklahoma marketing office, has earned the nickname #CashnipKitty by helping collect money for the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless. CBS2's Mary Calvi reports.Detected Closed Captioning: their Wines A Lot That Sonny Hangs Out The Lavi Of Business In Oklahoma Nabbing Dollars From Playful Passers-by He's Been Duffy Cash Tip Kitty And Now He Has Quite A Social Media Following The Business Owner Says They Don't Keep The Cash All The Money Is Donated To A Local Homeless Shelter ... Read More
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Toys ‘R’ Us files for bankruptcy, but keeps stores open

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Toys ‘R’ Us, the toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season — and says its stores will remain open for business as usual. The company said the proceedings are a way for Toys ‘R’ Us to work with its creditors on restructuring the debt beleaguering it. And it emphasized that its stores worldwide will serve customers while it works with suppliers and sells merchandise. Filing for bankruptcy protection “will provide us with greater financial flexibility to invest in our business … and strengthen our competitive position in an increasingly challenging and rapidly changing retail marketplace worldwide,... Read More
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Google Search app for iOS now suggests related content when you’re browsing the web

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“Seek and you will find” may be an old passage from the Bible, but it could also be a modern-day marketing mantra to promote search engines. After all, it’s almost easier to find information online these days than it is to sit in ignorance. Though Google Search now often serves as much as an information-providing destination in its own right as it does a gateway to websites, the company is today rolling out an update to its ... Read More
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AppsFlyer launches Protect360 to deal with billion-dollar ad fraud problem

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Mobile tracking and marketing firm AppsFlyer announced today its Protect360 platform to help mobile advertisers deal with the cost of mobile ad fraud. AppsFlyer believes that a common form of fraud — DeviceID reset fraud — cost advertisers $1.1 billion to $1.3 billion in the past year, and it accounts for more than 50 percent of all app installation fraud. In this fraud, the sca... Read More
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Power2SME Raises $36 Million to Fuel Growth and Innovation

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NEW DELHI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 19, 2017– Power2SME announced today that it has secured an additional $36 million USD in capital for its Series E Financing round, in order to continue its meteoric growth and dominance as a B2B Digital Ecosystem platform for SMEs. The latest round, representing the largest deal size for Power2SME, is a co-investment by its existing investors Inventus Capital Partners, Accel, Kalaari Capital and Nandan Nilekani with participation from I... Read More
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Jump is a Netflix for indie games that promises better discoverability than Steam

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Jump is hopping on an opportunity to offer high-quality indie games with a subscription service that focuses heavily on discoverability. It’s launching today with a library of 63 hand-selected titles — role-playing games, racers, multiplayer brawlers and more. The monthly fee is $10 to stream an unlimited number games, and every month, it will add 10 new titles to its catalog. It runs on PC, Mac, and Linux, and because its billing is through Stripe, it’s available in all countries that accept that for... Read More
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Kleiner Perkins leads $15 million investment in Incorta’s data analytics software

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Incorta, which provides software to analyze data in real time, today announced that it has secured an additional $15 million in funding. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the round, with participation from existing investors GV and Ron Wohl, Oracle’s former executive vice president. This new round of funding comes on the heels of a $10 million investment announced last March. The San Mateo, California-based startup provides an analytics platform that enables real-time aggregation of large, ... Read More
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Audi takes lead in automated driving, but others wary to follow

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(Reuters) — German carmaker Audi is taking a lead in bringing more automated driving to roads, but rivals seem in no rush to follow while legal and regulatory uncertainties still cloud the technology. At the Frankfurt car show, Audi paraded the A8 which can drive itself under certain conditions, help the driver to change lanes and does not require drivers to monitor the road – though they must be ready to intervene at the sound of an alarm. On a scale where zero is a fully manual car and five a fully autonomous one, the A8 is a level three, putting it ahead of level two features offered by Tesla and General Motors (GM). Struggling to emerge from the shadow of parent Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scanda... Read More
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Why hyper-personalization is infiltrating every industry (VB Live)

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As deluged by content as consumers are, they know they have the luxury of simply ignoring you. Join Lyft’s Head of Local Marketing and AutoGravity’s CTO in this VB Live event to learn how to stand out of the crowd by delivering what they want, exactly when they want it, with hyper-personalization. Register here for free.  Segmentation isn’t enough anymore. 76 percent of digital nomads expect to see a personalized website screen on just about every brand site they visit — and your inability to give any kind ... Read More
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Drive to Success: Improving Customer Satisfaction

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Drive to Success is a weekly series capturing the most influential articles, tips, and tricks from industry experts and publications to help drive your dealership to success. Each week will focus on a specific key topic in the automotive industry.  We all know that the customer is the most important aspect of our businesses. This week's Drive to Success offers key insights into ways you can improve customer satisfaction in your dealership.1- Predictive Analytics Enhances t... Read More
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3 things you need to know about augmented reality in China

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The potential of AR is firmly into the spotlight for global technology companies. Keen not to miss out on what some say could be bigger than the smartphone itself, Chinese tech juggernauts Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, and others are investing heavily in AR through mobile games and advertising experiences. In this piece, we’ll share three key things you should know about AR in China. AR in China is mobile-first China’s giant base of mobile users makes the smartphone the dominant platform through which AR i... Read More
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Moderators say Facebook didn’t prepare them to catch Russian propaganda

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When Facebook disclosed earlier this month that it was the target of a Russian propaganda campaign, it stayed light on details. The company said Russia-linked accounts had been used to purchase at least $100,000 in advertisements aimed at “amplifying divisive social and political messages.” But Facebook declined to provide any specific ads, to say who may have been a target of those ads, or to say how many people the ads may have reached. The incident raises questions about the thoroughness of Facebook’s ad review process. According to four former Facebook workers who described the ad review system to ... Read More
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For $200 you can get an NBA smart jersey and be a marketing pawn

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EnlargeNike First came the smart phone and then eventually the Internet of Things took off, giving us smart thermostats and smart refrigerators. Now, welcome to the world of the smart jersey. That's right, for $110 or $200, you can buy an NBA replica jersey of your favorite player from Nike that connects to your mobile phone. The tag on the jersey, when viewed with your Android or Apple mobile phone using the ... Read More
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Blockchain marketing technology has arrived and is about to explode

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When you think of blockchain, you usually think about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. While these are interesting and disruptive in their own right, it is the non-currency applications of blockchain that could truly revolutionize how we do business. The most obvious place we’ll see this is in marketing and advertising, especially as a means of controlling or eradicating the immense amount of ad fraud across the industry. But how many blockchain marketing technologies exist right now, and how quickly are they being launched? To help answer that question, the first ever Blockchain Marketing Technology Landscape has been launched today by ... Read More
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The future of advertising is AI or die

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In today’s consumer market, every company needs to be a tech company, and retailers are no exception. Giants like Amazon, Walmart, and Alibaba are racing to redefine the retail experience. They’re quickly proving that advancements in both brick-and-mortar and ecommerce capabilities are needed. The problem is, many retailers haven’t implemented the technology necessary to compete. I hear a lot of buzzwords in the tech startup field, but the term that seems to be thrown around most frequently of late is “artificial intelligence.” According to the ... Read More
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Audi Sport’s RS3 and TT-RS: The same engine but very different cars

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We usually pay for our own travel expenses, but in this case Audi provided flights to New York City and two nights' accommodation. While we have paused all sponsored travel opportunities at this time, this event took place in July before that moratorium began. SALISBURY, Conn.—Success on the racetrack doesn't sell cars like it used to. That said, plenty of car companies still go racing. And it's not just a marketing exercise; it remains an engineering one, too. Competition breeds ingenuity, and a motorsports department is l... Read More
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Ad industry “deeply concerned” about Safari’s new ad-tracking restrictions

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EnlargeNurPhoto/Getty Images Apple's latest operating systems for the Mac and iPhone will soon be rolling out, and with that comes new restrictions on ad-tracking in the Safari browser. Adding a 24-hour limit on ad targeting cookies is good for privacy under Apple's new "Intelligent Tracking Prevention" feature. But if you're an advertiser, the macOS High Sierra and iOS 11 Safari browsers spell gloom and doom for the... Read More
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CMO roundtable: Why agile marketing is more profitable (VB Live)

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What if your message was always relevant, and you could continuously optimize for the strongest results and the biggest bang for your buck, but with dramatically reduced risk? Agile marketing can do that for you. Join our upcoming VB Live event to learn how to integrate Agile seamlessly into your marketing strategy. Register here for free. Software developers invented the Agile Manifesto to tackle complex software development projects ... Read More
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The Gamer’s Brain excerpt: Good UX is key to crafting fun

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Creating video games can be hard, and creating a fun and engaging experience is a real challenge. While there is no clear recipe for developing successful games, there are known ingredients. The Gamer’s Brain: How Neuroscience and UX Can Impact Video Game Design is a book about using knowledge in cognitive psychology as well as guidelines and methodology from the user experience (UX) discipline to help game developers identify and understand those ingredients so they can craft their own successful recipe. This is an excerpt from one of the chapters dedicated to developing a UX ... Read More
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The unforeseen consequences of an AI-built social network

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Artificial intelligence is one of the most powerful technologies invented by humankind. This technology has affected almost every industry, including the medical, finance, and banking Industries. Due to its enormous potential, investors are sinking some serious funding into AI. Results from a study conducted by Forrester Research predict that investments in AI will increase by 300 percent in 2017. Many tech giants like Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft, and others have already started investing time and money into discovering AI te... Read More
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Are banks overlooking strategy when it comes to AI? (VB Live)

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AI apps are shaping up to be an essential part of financial institution and fintech offerings. Yet these innovative solutions are only as useful as the data they can access. Join this VB Live event to learn how predictive analytics and AI can deliver valuable insights and power more personalized user experiences. Register here for free. “AI and machine learning are absolutely going to alter the landscape for fintech, for big tech, for China tech, as well as for your bank,” says Don Lisle, VP head of ... Read More
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Sustainable Indoor Vertical Farming in Action: Urban Organics Dramatically Increases Output with New Location

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Minnesota company at vanguard of urban aquaponics movement expands to meet demand for year-round fresh, organic local greens and fish with grocery, hospital and restaurant distribution ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 15, 2017– The Midwest has long been a major source of innovation when it comes to feeding the world, so it’s no wonder that the same state where Nobel Peace Prize winning agronomist Norman Borlaug was educated is now delivering on the promise of urban indoor aquaponics. The St. Paul, Minnesota company ... Read More
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Hacker Group OurMine Targets Vevo’s Data (And Removes It By Request)

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Enlarge this image Vevo was hacked by the group OurMine following the group's claimed attempt at warning the company. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for VEVO hide caption toggle caption... Read More
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The A.I. “Gaydar” Study and the Real Dangers of Big Data

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Every face does not tell a story; it tells thousands of them. Over evolutionary time, the human brain has become an exceptional reader of the human face—computerlike, we like to think. A viewer instinctively knows the difference between a real smile and a fake one. In July, a Canadian study reported that college students can reliably tell if people are richer or poorer than average simply by looking at their expressionless faces. Scotland Yard employs a team of “... Read More
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Webinar – Zebra’s Next Generation of Printers

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Join our live broadcast on September 28th 9:00 AM CDT to learn about our latest, innovative printer product solutions. Creating new apps for our printers can be a challenge when you have to learn about the unique characteristics of a device, how it works and how you make it perform how you want it to. Zebra offers a variety of solutions.   While this talk is more marketing focused, developers may find this broadcast helpful to learn more about new Zebra printer products and solutions for consideration as they develop new apps. ... Read More
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The Nightmare Faces of Apple Engineering and Cindy Sherman’s Instagram

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Philip Schiller announcing the Apple iPhone X’s “Face I.D.” feature against a backdrop of human visages on Tuesday, in Cupertino, California. Photograph by Justin Sullivan / Getty On Tuesday, in Cupertino, California, Apple announced its ... Read More
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China Bitcoin Exchange to Stop Trading Virtual Currencies Amid Crackdown

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“It’s a sad day for the Bitcoin community here in China,” said Wei-Tek Tsai, the director of the Digital Society and Blockchain Laboratory at Beijing’s Beihang University.In a statement published on the messaging platform WeChat, BTC China said it would “stop all trading on September 30.” It said the move was in response to a decision this month by Chinese regu... Read More
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ISPs claim a privacy law would weaken online security and increase pop-ups

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EnlargeGetty Images | Thomas Jackson The country's biggest Internet service providers and advertising industry lobby groups are fighting to stop a proposed California law that would protect the privacy of broadband customers. AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Frontier, Sprint, Verizon, and some broadband lobby groups urged California state senators to vote against the proposed law in a letter Tuesday. The ... Read More
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Jason Miller, combating online ad fraud, and rock star marketing tactics – VB Engage

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This week, Travis and Stewart interview Jason Miller, head of content at LinkedIn, who shares everything we need to know about door handles and marketing, rock ‘n’ roll, and what the future holds for content marketing. He not only drops a succession of marketing knowledge bombs in our collective laps, he also blows our minds with stories of his amazing live music photography. In the news, Travis and Stewart discuss all the startups in Israel, companies attacking ad fraud, the use of AI to analyze blog posts and automatically create a compelling video, and customer survey tools. The duo also chat about a marketing-focused AI startup — this one claiming to automatically recognize and label video content. ... Read More
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PikPok will launch Into the Dead sequel on October 13

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Into the Dead was a smashing success from 2012, where your job was to avoid running into zombies on a speed path. Now New Zealand mobile game publisher PikPok is launching Into the Dead 2 on October 13 on Android and iOS. Into the Dead has more than 70 million times. The gruesome game was a simple endless runner, where you had to swipe in different directions to avoid the bloody embrace of zombies. You can sign up now. Kanna Yamasaki, a marketing associate at PikPok, showed me the new free-to-play Into the Dead 2 at the recent Casual Connect event in Seattle, and I played it again today. I found it quite easy to learn, but it was hard to avoid... Read More
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Spreadshirt Directors Share 2017 Grand Plan Successes

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Top Directors Discuss the Relevancy and Importance of Personalization, Marketplaces, and Merchandising BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 14, 2017– The importance of continual reinvention for sustainable business relevancy is a core value at Spreadshirt, the global self-expression e-commerce company. Celebrating their 15th year as an enterprise, Spreadshirt has always been organized around multiple business units – the need to restructure came about when the level of overlap between many of these existing models became apparent to Hugo Smoter, Chief Commercial Officer, in his 2016 analysis. Smoter simplified the organization into three business units – Personalization, Marke... Read More
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Exclusive: Google is cracking down on sketchy rehab ads

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Around the country today, marketers in the $35 billion addiction treatment industry woke up to an unpleasant surprise: Many of their Google search ads were gone. Overnight, the search giant has stopped selling ads against a huge number of rehab-related search terms, including “rehab near me,” “alcohol treatment,” and thousands of others. Search ads on some of those keywords would previously have netted Google hundreds of dollars per click. “We found a number of misleading experiences among rehabilitation treatment centers that led to our decision, in consultation with experts, to restrict ads in this category,” Google told me this morning by email. Google is the biggest source... Read More
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Mobile ad dollars ripe for the capture (VB Live)

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In-app advertising ad revenue is expected to generate $53.4 billion dollars by 2020. To get in on a chunk of that pie, don’t miss our upcoming VB Live event, where we’ll explore innovative monetization tools and tactics, pitfalls to avoid, and how to find out where the money is. Don’t miss out! Register free now. “There are ways to drive ad revenue that can actually be incredibly engaging to users, as opposed to it being sort of a vestigial limb that’s tagged on t... Read More
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Netflix and Orange extend distribution deal to 29 markets across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East

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Three years after inking a distribution deal with French telecom giant Orange, Netflix has announced that it’s renewing the partnership — and adding dozens more markets to the the agreement. Netflix launched in France back in September 2014, with some political leaders anxious about what its arrival would mean for the nation’s culture. Following a swift 100,000 Netflix sign-ups, Orange — France’s biggest telecom company — revealed that it would offer Netflix... Read More
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Zynga launches partnership with Ferrari in CSR2 mobile game

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Zynga is partnering with Ferrari in a marketing deal to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the car company through a new line-up of vehicles in Zynga’s CSR Racing 2 mobile game. Starting today, players can get behind the virtual wheel of a special 70th anniversary Ferrari 488 GTB, one of the six tailor-made Ferraris coming to CSR2, where players already own more than 12 million Ferarris and have driven them more than 75,000 miles in 56 million faces. . This is the kind of ongoing event is the sort that could draw lapsed players back into game, which is good for both engagement and monetization. “Over the course of 70 years, Ferrari has set ... Read More
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Advertisers are furious with Apple for new tracking restrictions in Safari 11

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A group of digital advertising and marketing organizations has come together today to condemn Apple for what the coalition says is a “unilateral and heavy-handed approach” to user privacy on Mac. The group fears that Apple, which has started taking more extreme measures to reduce ad tracking on both the mobile and now desktop versions of Safari, is unfairly exercising its muscle in a way that could snuff out an entire segment of the ad industry. The open le... Read More
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Bose’s QuietComfort 35 II headphones will have a Google Assistant button

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Bose is getting very close to announcing a second-generation model of its popular Quiet Comfort 35 noise-canceling headphones. In early August, The Verge revealed that the company had accidentally included an image of unreleased headphones in a marketing newsletter. 9to5Google has since followed up with reports on the headline difference between these upcoming headphones and the original model: it’s Google Assistant. The new “Action button” on the QC... Read More
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The iPhone’s Wireless Charging Is Its Most Impactful New Feature

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This week, Apple announced the iPhone X, a smartphone that looks and acts like none of its predecessors. But for all the flashy new design and features—and emotive piles of poop—the upgrade destined to make the biggest impact to your daily life may be the least heralded. It’s wireless charging, and it's coming not just to the iPhone X, but to the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus as well. There’s no point to more buildup, es... Read More
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LI, NYC tourism groups team up on marketing campaign

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The tourism organizations for Long Island and New York City announced yesterday they are collaborating for the first time on an international marketing campaign to drive visitors to the region. Discover Long Island and NYC & Company are funding the campaign – entitled “NYC+ Long Island” – with a $200,000 grant from the Empire State Development Regional Economic Development Council. The campaign will target travelers from Australia and Canada, which are “proven visitor source markets” for New York, according to Maggie LaCasse, senior manager of communications for Discover Long Island. The campaign will promote Long Island as “New York City’s Beachfront Backyard” with the goal of encouraging internati... Read More
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The NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional Credential Program Helps Advance U.S. Exports and International Trade

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About the authors: Yuki Fujiyama is a trade finance specialist in the Office of Finance and Insurance Industries and the author of the Trade Finance Guide: A Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters. Fujiyama currently serves as an ex-officio Board Member of NASBITE International.  Cory Simek, the Executive Secretary of the Missouri District Export Council, currently serves as the Director of the ... Read More
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A Secret Job Board Opens to the Masses, Sort of

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After entrepreneur Joe Meyer sold his mapping startup, HopStop, to Apple in 2013, the recruiters started calling. It was nice to feel in demand, but there was a problem: He didn’t want any of the jobs they had to offer. After working on mapping for nearly seven years, he wanted to tackle something new. But all the recruiters offered him jobs exactly like the one he had. “I passed on 99 out of 100,” he says. “But what happens to those 99?” He quickly realized that C-level job opportunities weren’t listed on job boards—they came through friends or colleagues. So he decided to share the 99 job opportunities he didn’t take with his netw... Read More
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Inside one developer’s quest to make gaming a better place for women

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Men dominate the video game industry, as they have for most of its history. But perhaps as a result of the perpetual spotlight that has been shone on the issue of gender equality in the games industry, statistics show the percentage of females in development roles in the industry is, in fact, rising slowly. According to the IGDA’s 2014, 2015 and 2016 Developer Satisfaction Surveys, game developers are still generally still white males, most of whom without any children or elder care responsibilities. However, the percentage of women in the gaming workforce has more than doubled over the past 12 years, rising from 11.5 percent in 2005 to approximately 25 percent in 2015. We... Read More
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Doom and Wolfenstein II are coming to the Nintendo Switch (update)

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We already knew that Bethesda is supporting the Nintendo Switch with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, launching in November. And now it is also launching Doom (the 2016 reboot) and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus on Nintendo’s newest video game console. Nintendo announced these as part of its Nintendo Direct online event today. It means that Bethesda, one of the world’s biggest video game publishers, is increasing its support for Nintendo’s popular Switch, said Pete Hines, vi... Read More
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GamesBeat conference moved to April 9 and April 10 in Berkeley

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After careful conversation with our sponsors and other supporters, we’ve decided to reschedule the GamesBeat Conference on October 5 and October 6, 2017 to April 9 and 10, 2018 at the Claremont Resort & Spa in Berkeley California. GamesBeat Summit 2018 will host CEOs, investors, developers, marketing and technology executives, and brand owners. Attendees will gather with peers in a relaxed, resort environment at the beautiful Claremont Hotel. We’ll also use this event to debut our brand new Visionary Awards, recognizing one of the leaders of the game industry. To buy tickets for GamesBeat Summi... Read More
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Bodega: Silicon Valley’s new most-hated startup says its AI-driven vending machines are not evil

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When it comes to failed public launches of Silicon Valley startups, there is bad, there is bumbling, and then there is Bodega. No doubt the team at Bodega woke up this morning ready to bask in the glow of a Fast Company profile that would feature their innovative approach to melding artificial intelligence to mobile retail, capturing a marketing zeitgeist surrounding the disruption surrounding retail. LOL. Nope. Instead, the team has been getting ... Read More
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Rural Impact Hub wants to bring a startup mentality to Heartland communities

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As Brent Comstock grew BCom Solutions, his Auburn, Nebraska-based digital marketing agency, two things became clear. One, that the business was reaching a point where it needed to expand outside of Auburn. And two, in order to expand, he needed to figure out a way to reach other rural communities. “We were struggling to figure out how do we get our foot in different rural communities on a level that doesn’t literally require us to go to every small town,” said Comstock. “That’s just not scalable, nor is it very entrepreneurial.” The solution that Comstock came to was a realignment of BCom’s mission to be a digital provider of online solutions for campaigns,... Read More
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Google Play’s Infinite Deviation program courts indie game devs

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Google Play wants to bring in diverse indie game developers with its Infinite Deviation program. Developers have until October 9 to submit their mobile game ideas. The year-long program includes mentorship and possible funding, and the developers’ titles will be published and featured on the Google Play store. “In the applicants’ concepts, we’re going to ask for their business plans, how much funding they’ll need, and we’ll potentially fund a piece of the game,” said Mathilde Cohen Solal, Google Play’s product marketing manager. “You might also want to know that of course the applicants will still own the rights to their ga... Read More
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The iPhone X is designed for a generation of selfie takers

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The biggest news out of Apple's event yesterday was the debut of its wild iPhone X. Apple saved the device for last and took its time expounding the phone’s technical feats, yet the highlight of the presentation was far more carefree: an overview of animated emoji, a selfie portrait mode, and Snapchat filters. The iPhone X represents, in Apple's words, "the future of the smartphone." Its Super Retina display has essentially no bezels. Its cameras are loaded with new hardware to support facial recognition, and the home button is replaced by ge... Read More
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Multilevel marketing sellers leverage your friends for profit

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In the wake of the recession, countless Americans — particularly student loan-laden, underemployed millennials — stitched together a livable wage from a patchwork quilt of income streams. From the rot of the Great Recession, the gig economy bloomed, and alongside it, a curious kind of slang creeped into our collective vernacular and lodged itself there firmly. “Side-hustle,” which first entered our language via African-American newspapers in the ’50s, became a slick, hashtaggable shorthan... Read More
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Facebook fights fake news with guidelines for monetizing content

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(Reuters) — Facebook said on Wednesday it would introduce tougher rules on who can make money from advertising on its network, responding to criticism that it makes it too easy for providers of fake news and sensational headlines to cash in. With immediate effect, the world’s largest social network will launch new standards to provide clearer guidance on which publishers are eligible to earn money on Facebook and with what content, Senior Vice President for Global Marketing Solutions Carolyn Everson said ... Read More
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Music Industry Veteran Lou Mann Joins VNUE, Inc. as Executive Vice President

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 13, 2017– VNUE, Inc., the global leader in recording live events and releasing experiential content to fans, announced today the addition of music industry veteran Lou Mann to its executive team as Executive Vice President. Mann, a former Executive Vice President and General Manager of Capitol Records, as well as president of Media Properties for House of Blues (HOB), brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to VNUE. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170913005728/en/ ... Read More
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Antarctica Is Looking for a Few Good Firefighters

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Antarctica’s summer season is about to begin, which means hundreds of scientists are preparing to head south to conduct experiments on melting glaciers, migrating penguins, and elusive neutrinos. But so, too, will the support staff of the United States Antarctic base, McMurdo Station, population 1,100. McMurdo is a company town of sorts: It has its own air traffic controller, machine shop, IT help desk, dormitory housing, ... Read More