Benny Parkhurst

Benny Parkhurst

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Apple is to Tesla what Google is to Uber — at least when it comes to employee migration.On Friday, Amit Singhal became the latest bright mind to bid adieu to Google and bonjour to black cars.Previously, the engineer played an integral role in developing Google s ranking algorithm.Now, he s joining Travis Kalanick and team at Uber, where he ll head up Uber s engineering team as the senior vice president.Catching the next ride of my professional journey with @travisk at @Uber pic.twitter.com/EGQn7VQTDJ— Amit Singhal @theamitsinghal January 20, 2017
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Vi har genom åren testat oss igenom Jays sortiment och nu har turen äntligen kommit till toppmodellen i a-serien.Det är kanske ingen som vänder sig om på gatan, men a-Jays Five är aldrig opassande.Det gummiartade materialet känns robust och den platta sladden gör att den inte trasslar ihop sig så lätt.Man får med hela fem proppar i olika storlekar.Propparna sitter bekvämt men ganska grunt i örat.Det gör att den kraftiga sladden kan få proppen att hoppa ut om man kommer åt den.
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This year will be an important one for ecommerce brands, hinging largely on one specific element -- customer experience CX .According to Gartner data, 42% of CEOs say that better CX was the key change that has driven more wins.Furthermore, for 80% of B2B customers, CX is the biggest influencer in the decision to work with a certain vendor.And, Walker insights indicate that by 2020, customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiators.That data emphasizes the significance of CX, but what do online retailers really need to know about it?And with 89% of organizations competing on customer experience, what's the best way to stand out?
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Uber settled a lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission today for $20 million.The lawsuit alleged that the ride-hailing app recruited drivers by misleading them about the amount of money they could earn through the app and the auto financing deals they could get through Uber s Vehicle Solutions Program.The lawsuit claims that Uber made false, misleading, or unsubstantiated claims regarding driver earnings and its Vehicle Solutions Program.t, although Uber advertised that drivers could earn between $16 and $29 per hour depending on the city in which they drove, only a fraction of drivers actually earned the advertised amount.In Boston, Minneapolis and Philadelphia, fewer than 10 percent of drivers earned the advertised amount, according to the FTC.In several other cities, the rate was a bit higher — fewer than 30 percent of drivers earned the advertised rate in Dallas, Phoenix and Seattle.
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The animated Spidey movie has its star, and it s not Peter Parker.Miles Morales, the Ultimate Spider-Man, has been confirmed today as the protagonist of Phil Lord and Chris Miller s upcoming animated movie.The news, out of a Sony Pictures press conference held today, also included early footage shown to press featuring Miles fighting a purple-and-yellow clad villain.Sony also re-iterated that the film will be a standalone entry with no ties or connections to the Marvel Cinematic Universe or Spider-Man: Homecoming, and confirmed that the film itself will be directed by Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey.@PhilipLord and @ChrizMillr are bringing the Miles Morales story to the big screen in all-new animated stand-alone SPIDER-MAN feature.— Sony Pictures @SonyPictures January 18, 2017
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Händelserna kring börsraketen Fingerprint Cards blir nu bok.Ekonomijournalisterna Karolina Palutko Macéus och Per Agerman släpper boken Fingerprint - the story den 26 januari.Fingerprint-aktien är en av de mest handlade på Stockholmsbörsen och bolaget har gjort succé med sina sensorer till framför allt mobiltelefoner, men historien är även kantat av skandaler där toppchefer åtalats för insiderbrott."Boken ger läsaren en unik inblick bakom kulisserna i börsens hetaste bolag.Många lär nog bli förvånade över vad som pågår i det dolda på insidan och vad som samtidigt syns utåt", säger Karolina Palutko Macéus.Författarna uppger också att de kommer fortsätta att följa utvecklingen för bolaget på den egna sajten www.fingerprintboken.se.
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På NAMM-mässan i Los Angeles, som startar imorgon torsdag, presenterar Allen & Heath en ny produktlinje.Dlive C Class-serien bygger på samma processor som A:s flaggskeppsmixer S Class.Förutom tre nya mixrar, C1500, C2500 och C3500, så lanseras samtidigt tre så kallade Mixracks: CDM32, CDM48 och CDM64.Dessa har kapacitet för 128 ingångar, 16 samtidiga effekter och 64 mixbussar.I den nya kompakta mixerklassen presenteras också DLive-seriens första rackmonterbara konsoll, C1500.Varje mixerkonsoll och rackmixer i serien har en 128-kanals digitalport som stöds av ett antal nätverkskortsformat: Dante, Waves, MADI, gigaACE & fibreACE med optiska anslutningar.
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So far, investors aren t convinced the device will replicate the runaway success of the Wii console a decade ago, with Nintendo shares dropping 5.9 per cent on Friday after its US$300 price HK$2,325 and other details were released.The stock fell as much as 3.6 per cent on Monday, bringing the decline in the company s market value to about US$2.7 billion over the two trading days.It s a bold attempt to unify gameplay at home and on the go with a tablet sporting wireless controllers that can be used anywhere, but also connects to TVs.The question is whether Nintendo can make use of these to make us fall in love with flailing our arms around at parties again.With fewer than a dozen titles, the line-up at launch might not be enough to attract a wide range of users.This kicks off a virtuous cycle of developers making games for a growing base of console users, which in turn attracts more game publishers.
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Since the new models of Macbook Pro was launched in autumn last year, Apple received a lot of criticism for that, the battery does not live up to the promised 10 hours.in Order to achieve the promised battery life Apple will implement a number of minor adjustments in the Mac OS Sierra 10.12.3 currently betatestas for the full.One of the changes is that it will be easier to reduce the brightness of the screen.Thanks to a new option in the menu bar, it is enough one click to change the brightness to 75%, i.e. the same percentage that Apple uses in its tests.The release version of Mac OS Sierra 10.12.3 is expected to be sent out to the public shortly.
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Businesses and governments spend more money on hardware for the cloud infrastructure.the IDC has released a report on the third quarter which shows that the total invested 8.4 billion dollars globally in this field.There is an increase of over 8 per cent compared with the corresponding period the year before.This writes the news site The Register has taken the part of the report.It is also clear that these investments constitute an increasingly larger part of the total market for it-infrastructure – more specifically, 39.2%, compared with 34.7 percent in the prior year.Also on the supply side, it happens a lot.
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You could say Amazon Go almost broke tech media s internet this past December.Driverless shopping, checkout-free shopping, almost shoplifting, deep learning, computer vision, and job killer AI were a few phrases that made the rounds.The signs have been there all along.The online giant realized earlier than anyone else that being the fastest shipping service in the country was a massive value-add for shoppers.Same-day — even same-hour — deliveries became the norm.With an audience base that loyal and demanding, it became evident that product discovery was never going to stay the Google way moving forward.The company made headlines again a few months back when it announced that it had a warehouse within 20 miles of a whopping 44 percent of the US population.The number, the article noted, had grown from 28 percent in 14  to 36 percent in 15  , and now 44 percent!Public concern about Amazon s treatment of its employees hardly kept the company from blazing ahead with building out highly optimized, automated workflows at its fulfillment centers.
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Vi har ytterligare dragit ned på datainsamlandet på basic-nivån , skriver Windowschefen Terry Myerson i ett blogginlägg.Några närmare förklaringar till varför Windows nu väljer att dra ned på insamlandet gav Myerson aldrig, men i ett mejlsvar till IDG News förklarar en talesperson på Microsoft att det är negativ feedback från användare som ligger bakom beslutet.Bland annat ska många ha klagat på att Windows 10 samlar in mer data än sina föregångare.I dagsläget har Windows 10 fyra lägen för insamlandet av diagnostiska data, varav endast tre är valbara för alla användare – basic, enhanced och full.Det fjärde alternativet security är endast tillgängligt för kommersiella kunder som har Windows 10 Enterprise eller Windows 10 Education.Men snart blir det bara två val för den vanlige användaren, för enligt Myersons blogginlägg försvinner enhanced.
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In terms of venture capital, 2016 was a great year to determine whether you re a glass-half-empty or a glass-half-full kind of person.According to the latest PitchBook report from the National Venture Capital Association, released today, venture capital firms invested $69.11 billion in U.S. startups last year.Now, either that s a big letdown for you because the numbers represent a drop of 12 percent from the $79.3 billion invested in 2015, or it s still pretty awesome because it represents the second largest year in at least the past decade.As companies stay private for longer than ever, the venture capital markets are maturing accordingly, said PitchBook founder and CEO John Gabbert in a statement.After a couple years of frenzied investments and lofty company valuations, the venture capital ecosystem is moving away from a financing peak and returning to a normal, healthy investment climate.Naturally, the NVCA takes the optimistic view of the $69.1 billion invested across 7,751 companies.And it notes that venture firms, even if they paused to take a breath last year, still raised $41.6 billion across 253 funds.That s the most in the past decade.
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According to Lemonstand, there are 12 to 24 million online stores -- and counting.As an ecommerce entrepreneur you may find it tough to position yourself successfully in front of your target customers, while knowing that tons of brands are also competing for their undivided attention.You ll be able to stand apart from your competition and skyrocket your sales if you tap into the power of social proof in the form of user-generated content.The term abbreviated as UGC refers to original, unpaid content created by fans or real users of a particular brand.How can it help you achieve your business goals?As an entrepreneur, you can spend a huge chunk of your time running paid ads and creating compelling posts to entice people to buy from you.
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För tredje året i rad hamnar Apple högst upp när Greenpeace rangordnar de stora teknikföretagen utifrån miljösynpunkt.Apple får 83 procent på Clean Energy Index, vilket är betydligt mer än tvåan Facebook och trean Google som får 67 respektive 56 procent.I bottenskiktet återfinns Amazon, Adobe, Alibaba och Baidu.Apple har under de senaste åren gjort stora ansträngningar på miljöfronten, bland annat har man valt att använda sig av förnybar energi och satsat rejält på återvinning.Rapporten från Greenpeace kan läsas i sin helhet här.
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For the third year in a row ends up the Apple at the top when Greenpeace ranks the big technology companies from the environmental point of view.Apple gets 83 percent on the Clean Energy Index, which is significantly more than the runner-up Facebook and third-place Google, which may 67, respectively, 56%.In the bottom can be found Amazon, Adobe, Alibaba, and Baidu.Apple has in recent years made great efforts on the environment front, among other things, they have chosen to use renewable energy, and invested heavily in recycling.Report from Greenpeace can be read in its entirety here.
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We were driving at a normal speed in a parking lot in Las Vegas.A sensor in an old and boring minivan was connected to a receiver located on a traffic light, which was also in the trunk of another minivan.Instead, the driver was adjusting speed based on a display that estimated how long it would take to get to the light just as it turned green.We sailed along as though it wasn t odd to be driving this speed toward a red light.In most cases, human drivers see a red light and we naturally start slowing down.It became a little curious that we weren t, almost like playing a game of chicken.Curiously, it is in active use already in Las Vegas on public roads, but not for public use quite yet — that s why we were in a parking lot.
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Tens of thousands of misconfigured online databases have been hijacked and are being held for ransom by hackers, each demanding Bitcoin Btc payments for the data to be fully restored.According to two security researchers, Victor Gevers and Niall Merrigan, the scheme has compromised at least 28,000 databases hosted on an open-source platform called MongoDB.In each instance, the hackers are demanding between 0.2 Btc £150 and 1 Btc £752 in ransom.Merrigan, who is a Norway-based security expert, tweeted the ransoms recently spiked from 12,000 to over 27,000 in the space of a single day.The hackers – with codenames such as Harak1r1, Kraken0, and 0wn3d – are scanning the web using Shodan for databases connected to the internet without adequate password protection.Additionally, like the more traditionalT form of email-based ransomware attack, messages are being inserted into the file about how to pay the fee.
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If you think mobile success is about landing pages and app install ads, I have some news for you: In 2017, your mobile marketing strategy will have to include a lot more than just an advertising plan for your app.An effective onboarding strategy is required for user retention and engagement, as is a push notification strategy that connects with your users at the perfect time, with the right content.In addition, features like social media sharing integration, deep linking schemes, in-app measurement and tracking of user behavior and engagement — all demand that your mobile marketing strategy and product development plans go hand-in-hand.Success must be quantified in terms of ROI and user value.That means that three-quarters of your marketing efforts to attract new users to your app fall short and don t generate positive ROI.According to an Econsultancy study, 70 percent of companies say it s cheaper to retain an existing customer than to acquire a new one.
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Apple said it was planning to open a retail store in South Korea, its first in the country that is home to its smartphone arch-rival Samsung Electronics.The iPhone maker listed hiring notices for 15 positions dated Thursday on its website, including a store leader and business manager.The listings did not specify the exact location or when those who are hired will begin working.We re excited about opening our first Apple Store in Korea, one of the world s economic centers and a leader in telecommunication and technology, with a vibrant K-culture, Apple told Reuters in a statement Friday.We re now hiring the team that will offer our customers in Seoul the service, education and entertainment that is loved by Apple customers around the world.Apple declined to comment on where in Seoul its retail store would be or when it would open.But South Korea s Yonhap News Agency said in a report on Friday that construction was underway for the store at a location in a southern district of Seoul and that the work will likely be completed by end-November.This story originally appeared on Fortune.com.
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