Albert Colburn

Albert Colburn

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Was it an early decision or a more recent event?I started my career in the financial services industry—with ten years in IT at Merrill Lynch.I decided to make marketing my main focus as the industry evolved to be more data and ROI driven.I love the ‘science' behind marketing—where decisions can be developed or changed based on data.Have you always been a marketer, or did you train for a different role prior to that (and if so, what?)?I've spent my career helping companies better align their technologies with customer needs and experiences.
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You need more than a strict diet and a workout regimen to be this thin.Acer has worked its magic on the Aspire S24 all-in-one, sending it off to fat camp and not coming to collect until it achieved a barely-there 5.97mm side profile.A 90% screen to body ratio means your eyes will be instantly drawn to one of the most beautiful desktops we've ever seen.As much as you would like to just stare at it, though, it's still a desktop - not a piece of modern art.That means it needs to perform as brilliantly as it looks, which is where the 8th-gen Intel Core processor, 256 GB SSD and a 2TB HDD step up to the plate.We're still waiting on price, but we're betting you'll need a wedge of notes thicker than the machine itself.
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Swarms of fire ants now just the second-nastiest thing floating around HoustonWith much of Houston, Texas, still under water from flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, scammers are running robocall operations aimed at residents of the storm-ravaged area.US trade watchdog the FTC on Thursday issued an alert after receiving reports of a "flood insurance" scam targeting those in and around the American city."One thing we've learned at the Federal Trade Commission is that scams often follow the news – especially when there's a natural disaster, like Hurricane Harvey, in the headlines," the warning said.The robocalls claim that the target's flood insurance premiums are "past due," and in order to have any coverage for damages caused by Hurricane Harvey they need to make an immediate payment.The scam is a blatant attempt to capitalize on the panic of people in the area who have already lost much if not all of their possessions – and in some cases, pets and family members – to the flooding in parts of Texas and Louisiana.
Sweden
En tydlig trend de senaste åren har varit att skapa förutsättningar för mobilt arbete och möjlighet att arbeta på distans.Många företag eftersträvar att erbjuda sina anställda detta, men vill samtidigt säkerställa att det inte påverkar det interna samarbetet och erfarenhetsutbytet negativt.En integrerad unified communications (uc)-lösning skapar naturligtvis värde i form av kostnadsbesparingar, men framför allt bidrar det till ett ökat affärsvärde i form av förbättrat internt samarbete samt ökad innovationsförmåga och effektivitet.Läs också: Är du smartare än en AI?Orsaken till det låga användandet uppges framför allt ligga i lösningarnas bristande användarvänlighet, tillförlitlighet och nätverksprestanda.Genom samarbeten med tjänsteleverantörer kan man möjliggöra integration mellan olika system vilket skapar enkelhet för användaren och underlättar nyttjandet av tjänsterna.
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How well do you know the various designs for the Batmobile or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party Wagon?When you're tasked with saving the world from both Nazis and alien invaders, you need the kind of motorcycle that will get you to your destination in one piece.In the infographic from Netent Stalker, a site that tracks online casinos and gaming, you can see a selection of Captain America's various motorcycles from 1979 to 2014 from the comics and movies.Batman depends on his trusty Batmobile to get him (and sometimes Robin) out of tough scrapes.The infographic offers a look at some of the many variations of the Batmobile, including the 1941 comics version all the way to the latest high-tech car as seen in the 2016 film "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards), Invisible Girl/Invisible Woman (Susan Storm), The Human Torch (Johnny Storm) and The Thing (Ben Grimm) may not agree on much, but the Fantastic Four all have to commute in the same superhero vehicle called the Fantasticar.
China
NetDragon Websoft, the mainland Chinese online gaming giant, returned to profit in the first half of this year on the back of the Hong Kong-listed company’s record high revenue posted in the quarter ended June 30.“Our games business brought robust growth as we executed our strategy to leverage our successful intellectual property,” said Liu Dejian, the founder and chairman of NetDragon, in a statement on Wednesday.NetDragon is the latest mainland internet company to record strong financial results from its video game operations in the past quarter, following those of Changyou.com, NetEase and Tencent Holdings.Research firm Newzoo recently forecast the global video games market to cross the US$100-billion mark this year, driven by the huge appetite for online and mobile content from the estimated 565 million gamers on the mainland.The mainland games market is predicted to be worth US$27.5 billion this year, making it the world’s leader as global market revenue hits US$109 billion from US$99.6 billion last year, according to Newzoo.Fuzhou-based NetDragon said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday that it recorded an interim net profit of 25.8 million yuan (US$3.9 million), compared with a 42.9 million yuan net loss in the same period last year.
China
Good things happen to those who wait I guess, so earlier today a first leak right from Weibo’s servers gave us a first look at the back side of the rumored Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 – at least according to the leakster.Obviously this hasn’t been confirmed so be careful while you read the following lines, OK?The leaked image comes – presumably- right from the supply chain and shows the back side of the upcoming Mi MIX 2 model, in white glossy color.We can see that it’s glossy so it could be ceramic coating on top of the back shell but if you take a good look at the bottom you will see 2 holes for screws and… there are no screws on ceramic parts.Perhaps then the device is made out of metal?What we do know however is that it has 2 camera lens holes (so it comes with a dual camera setup), another LED flash hole and a USB Type-C port at the bottom.
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Stadium will livestream on Twitter 24 hours per day.—which announced an agreement Wednesday to livestream 15 college football games on Facebook—will offer live and on-demand games and events, highlights, classic games and original fare including daily live studio programming.Stadium will air several-hundred live games on its linear network and also give fans access to more than 2,500 college games, including football, basketball (men’s and women’s), lacrosse and volleyball from conferences such as the Mountain West Conference, West Coast ConferenceConference USA and Southern Conference.The network’s three signature studio shows are Inside the League, Campus Insiders and The Rally.Stadium also announced that it will introduce Stadium Plus—more than 500 exclusive live games, classic events and ad-free re-airs and video-on-demand content—“in the coming weeks,” for $4.99 per month.Anthony Noto said in a release announcing the agreement, “We’re excited to be a part of this innovative launch bringing Stadium’s 24/7 sports programming to Twitter.
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Snap's lead initial public offering underwriter, Morgan Stanley, has gotten even more bearish on the stock.In a note to clients on Wednesday, the bank maintained its neutral rating of the company, but lowered its price target from $16 to $14."We believe Snap's core ad product is still lacking the performance (low click-through rates), measurability, and advertising return on investment to inflect ad dollar growth," Brian Nowak, an analyst at Morgan Stanley, wrote.Recently, the company has been focused on improving its advertising prowess.Snap released a new ad platform that makes it easier to buy and track ads and has added new locations for these ads like its new "Snap Maps" feature.While the company seems to be making the right moves, it isn't moving fast enough to meaningfully increase advertising revenue in the short term.
UK
Dashcams normally point straight out your windscreen, keeping an eye out for bad drivers, phone-obsessed pedestrians or alien invasions.But the thing about driving is that stuff goes on all around you, not just straight ahead.Enter the Waylens Secure360, which records what’s going on inside the car as well.When you’ve parked up it’ll also function as a security camera for your motor, with either Wi-Fi (US$250) or 4G (US$350) onboard to send alerts to your phone if it spots something suspicious.Back it on Kickstarter now for a big discount (and before the aliens arrive).
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Uber has made some changes to its driver experience as part of its ongoing “180 Days of Change” campaign.Uber introduced the 180-days effort in June, with its decision to finally add tipping to its app as the first in a series of changes designed to improve the driver experience and reduce turnover among that important user group.Now, Uber is adding a few new features, including trip type preferences, more driver destinations and long trip notifications.Already, Uber is seeing positive results from its 180-days program changes, including rapid uptake of its tipping option on the rider side.“This week, we’re going to hit $50 million dollars in tips for drivers,” explained Uber’s U.S. and Canada manager Rachel Holt.So we’re really, really excited just to see how well that feature has done in just a short period of time.”
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Be respectful, keep it clean and stay on topic.We'll remove comments that violate our policy.sremick • 23 minutes agoI used to play AoE way back in the day, and really enjoyed them.The biggest frustration was that while other resources re-generated, stone did not, so as you used up stone and buildings got knocked down, it gradually dwindled down and forced an end-of-life to your game.Not sure if they ever fixed this, but if this is an improvement and they make it available on the Nintendo Switch or Steam I'll consider it (no more Windows computers at our house, just Linux and Macs, and soon the Mac users will be switching to Linux too).
UK
Using the bitcoin cryptocurrency to buy goods and services online can lead to the currency's famed anonymity being overturned and user identity exposed, a team of researchers has warned.It was found that cookies used by websites to track visitors around the internet make it possible for the anonymity treasured by bitcoin users to be stripped away, linking bitcoin wallets with the real-world identity of their owners.The researchers also found the use of privacy-protecting services like CoinJar, designed to add a further layer of anonymity to bitcoin transactions, does not stop customers from being identified by third-party web trackers used by online merchants.The report, compiled by privacy researcher Dillon Reisman and Princeton University's Steven Goldfeder, Harry Kalodner and Arvind Narayanan, claims of 130 merchants that accept bitcoin, they found 53 leaked payment information to 40 different third parties, who could then link bitcoins with their owners.Most of these leaks came from the shopping basket pages of retail sites, and were done on purpose for advertising and analytical purposes.Worse than these deliberate leaks, the researchers say, were the "many merchant websites [with] far more serious (and likely unintentional) information leaks that directly reveal the exact transaction on the blockchain to dozens of trackers."
Finland
CGIn to offer consideration for each share is of 4.55 million.the offer consideration represents a premium, which is about 48.5 per cent compared to the trading volume weighted Affecton shares the average exchange rates for the last 12-month period and about 29% compared with the Affecton share, yesterday's closing price.Affecton the chairman of the board Magdalena Persson, according to Affecto brought your CGI:no organization 1 000 new experts."we Have our customers and our employees on behalf of excited about this offer and recommend that shareholders accept the offer", Persson said in the announcement.founded In 1976, CGI is the world's fifth largest independent information technology company.It has about 70 000 employees.
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, the music streaming service is furthering its coverage of Asia after it launched its service in Thailand.Spotify Premium, which counts over 60 million paying users, will cost 129 THB in Thailand.That’s just over $4 and in line with its pricing across Asia.Customers in the U.S. and UK will be aware that it is substantially cheaper than what they pay, but Spotify has opted for local pricing worldwide.Interestingly, Spotify will introduce daily and weekly packages to boost its potential in Thailand, where revenue from online music has actually declined by over 20 percent since 2012, Spotify Asia head Sunita Kaur told media at a press conferenceThe launch — which we reported was on the cards back in May — takes Spotify to 61 markets worldwide, and it is emblematic of the company’s recent focus on expanding its business in Asia.
Sweden
Now lower HTC the price of the virtual reality headset, the HTC Vive to 699 eur.This can be compared to the Swedish price which in the past has been on 9 490 sek at the major retailers.it is Now expected that the price of these to drop by around 2 000 sek, approximately 7490 sek.the Purchase includes a free testmånad for HTC's Viveport where it is possible to play the selected VR games.don't Miss: Oculus is planning to release stand-alone VR headset for $ 200In its press release writing, the HTC Vive to the idea with the price reduction is that the virtual reality headset should reach out to a wider audience.
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Therefore, it is important, not least for young companies with growth ambitions, to have employees who can proactively work with and take advantage of the wealth of information currently available and generated.The global demand for data scientists, BI professionals and application developers has never been greater, and in the future it is estimated the need for these skills increase.Sure, there will be more newly trained data scientists in the year than ever before – but it is not enough, these experts are still in short supply.If you think about it, we did not need to be able to read or write in many professions, as recently as a hundred years ago.Now, as we enter the new digital era will dataläskunnighet to be just as important in nearly all professions the ability to read and write, which of course is the obvious knowledge on a workplace today.Here are seven growing trends that will make employees and organizations more dataläskunniga:
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DT’s weekly entertainment show, Between the Streams, is your guide to all of the hottest, most important, and (of course) dumbest new developments in streaming and entertainment, providing a handy recap of the week that was and a preview for what’s ahead.Follow us here at 2 p.m. PT every Friday, or add us via RSS, iTunes, or Stitcher at the links below to take BtS on the road!This week, we’re feeling lucky at the box office — literally.The new heist film from Steven Soderbergh, Logan Lucky, hits all the right notes, offering heart, comedy, and an intriguing heist all anchored on killer performances from a loaded deck of stars, including Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Riley Keough, Hillary Swank — heck, even Seth MacFarlane shows up.If you liked Ocean’s Eleven, Soderbergh’s fun and flashy reboot of the Rat Pack hit, you’ll love this film, which adds a zany, Coen-esque twist to the heist formula for one of the funnest movies we’ve seen this summer.However, beyond the current box office, the biggest thing on our collective, podcasting minds this week is a wise old Jedi named Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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CEO says he's made 'right decision for the human race' but created 'an existential threat for our company'White supremacist web site The Daily Stormer has been booted off the internet, again.GoDaddy and Google each denied the site registration last week, after it published extraordinary vulgar and insensitive comments about Heather Heyer, the civil rights protestor killed during protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.CloudFlare has also declined to offer the its services.Now registrar and hosting company Namecheap has also declined to host the site.In a post CEO Richard Kirkendall says he has considered “both sides of the free speech consideration.”
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Enter the 'dope' world of Dahir SemenovEarlier this week, Mashable, a clickbait site for millennials, showcased a novel urban transport system.It got very excited, calling it "dope" and the "future of transportation".The "gyroscopic" transport concept involves giant pods precariously balanced at treetop height that rumble along little-used median strips – the dividing areas between roads and lanes such as the central reservation on a motorway.On board, hundreds of passengers serenely enjoy the ride.Serene, perhaps, because this is a city which has no bridges at all.
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