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O2's chief executive Mark Evans has admitted that the telecoms sector is not as loved by consumers as it should be – a challenge the brand's chief marketing officer, Nina Bibby, believes O2 itself has managed to alleviate thanks in part to a focus on brand purpose.The firm's parent company Telefónica has just unveiled a robust set of financial results for the most recent quarter of the year, with revenues up the UK by 2.6% year-on-year.However, speaking at a dinner on Wednesday evening, Evans outlined the challenges faced by the industry in instilling a sense of trust in users – particularly when so many of them are reliant on mobile devices for their day-to-day experiences.Evans added that O2 has made moves to be more transparent with customers, finding success with tariffs like O2 Refresh, which separates airtime bills from price of hardware and allows customers to change their device at any time without penalty.When questioned on whether purpose-driven marketing, like O2's freshly-unveiled 'Follow the Rabbit' proposition, could help drive trust in the sector, Bibby said: "I think it's so important to be a purposeful company.To Evans' point that mobile technology is central to home and work life, and the need to build confidence in providers based on this fact, she added: "We're constantly looking at what we can do to make that better, and that personal experience is such a big part of O2, so for me they're intrinsically linked."
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The Internet needs of a modern household has far exceeded that of not more than 5 years ago.The growing number of devices and streaming services, not to mention the growing complexity of house designs, have pushed network hardware makers to come up with solutions to address those needs without requiring a computer science degree to operate.D-Link’s new Covr is one such solution, one that combines a powerful AC26000 dual band MU-MIMO router with an AC1300 Gigabit Extender to cover every square feet of your house.Just yesterday we saw ASUS’s own take on that problem with the Lyra Wi-Fi mesh, which D-Link now indirectly takes aim at.With Lyra, you get three, co-equal hubs that spread consistent Wi-Fi throughout its covered area.Not everyone, however, will find that practical.
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Or the corporate equivalent of that expression probably was uttered Tuesday at the headquarters of marketing tech giant Marketo, when its domain apparently expired.It might well have been followed by a collective “thank you” to one Travis Prebble, a senior applications engineer in State College, Pennsylvania.The Twitter feeds of both parties tell the basics of this story arc.Early Tuesday morning, Prebble tweeted the following:@marketo Hey, did anybody notice Marketo failed to renew https://t.co/bvVAcjInc9?We have some sites down because the munchkin.js fails.
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Spin, the bike-sharing service that lets you pick up and drop off a bike anywhere in a city, is coming to South San Francisco.The company’s dockless bike-sharing service made its debut in Seattle last week, and is now spinning its way down south to the Bay Area.“We are in close talks with them and should be launching in a matter of weeks,” says Spin chief executive and co-founder Derrick Ko.South San Francisco is the first of five or six new markets that Spin will be rolling out to in the next few months, Ko says.It’s further proof that the company has been doing far more than spinning its wheels (forgive me?)since it raised $8 million in financing this May.
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Economic kesävisan response time expires tomorrow i.e. 26.7. on Wednesday.Time to answer the visa is no longer just one day.Quickly view at least part of the visa to the duties of the answers have been wrong, so now for the really equivalent have a good chance of success.many of the questions the detective can find the answer from the network.Some of the questions require in-depth knowing.kesävisan in question after the five answer options, one of which is correct.
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It looks like Samsung is about to be inside your favorite smartphone once again.While the company’s chip-making devision lost their contract deal with Apple several years ago, they plan on picking up the pace once again the very near future.They began their series of big moves toward the future they envision earlier this year by splitting off their chip-making business arm within their semiconductor division as “Samsung Foundry” – and it would appear that their next goal is the iPhone.Jung, executive vice president and head of Samsung Foundry, spoke on the matter – though he did not mention Apple specifically.Instead, he spoke of the leader in this industry, TSMC.“We want to become a strong No.
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Börje Ekholm kan få en ny roll hos Ericsson, skriver Dagens Industri.Enligt tidningens källor kan Assa Abloys vd Johan Molin komma att ersätta honom på vd-stolen.Det har stormat rejält kring Ericsson på sistone.Den senaste kvartalsrapporten, som kom i förra veckan, var sämre än väntat, och nu snabbar bolaget på genomförandet av sin stora besparingsplan.Nu kan en ledningsrockad vänta i det krisande bolagets toppskikt.Enligt Dagens Industri arbetar ”inflytelserika krafter” för att Johan Molin ska ta över som vd för Ericsson.
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Running any business can be a complex ecosystem of many moving parts.Making them all work together in unison can seem more frustrating than the daily life of Sisyphus, but finding the useful takeaways and giving them structure is the key to success.That structure is rarely as simple as a single number defining direction or executive decision.However, actually having an overarching metric that gives direction and aligns all the other metrics together can be infinitely useful.Your company has a defined mission to meet a need and a unique value proposition to meet that need better than anyone else (at least you should).The North Star metric gives you a direction that is in line with the value you offer to your customers.
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Would all universities have the awareness to respond as well as Newcastle University has done?A scam targeting prospective Newcastle University students has been taking payments online by posing as a website belonging to the real university.Newcastle University has issued a warning via Twitter confirming that the fraudulent site is not associated with the university in any way.This may be another sign of cyber adversaries becoming more formidable, as the fake site has been reported as extremely realistic, with a number of individuals falling foul of the scam.The name provided on the illegitimate site is “Newcastle International University”, a name not recognised in the United Kingdom.
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Key benefits of SMS marketingImmediate – messages are delivered to phones within seconds of being sent.High open-rate – 82% of survey respondents said they open every SMS text they receiveMore users are on mobile than ever beforeIn 2012, 6 trillion text messages were sent worldwide.This number is on the rise, too: Q1 2017 saw 107m new mobile subscriptions, bringing the total to 7.6bn; predicted to rise to 9bn by 2022.
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Unfortunately, many social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have been the conduit through which extremist ideologies such as those espoused by ISIS and others have been allowed to flourish and used as a recruitment tool.Governments have since criticized the most influential social media platforms for not taking enough steps to curb extremism (despite the possible censorship and free speech issues).Last June, it was reported that Twitter may allow certain tweets to be flagged as "fake news".Today the company announced that it was partnering with Jigsaw, another Alphabet subsidiary, and using their "Redirect Method"; a method in which searching for certain English keywords will result in displaying playlists of videos that debunk "violent extremist recruiting narratives" from ISIS and other terrorist groups.According to the Redirect Method website, "It focuses on the slice of ISIS’ audience that is most susceptible to its messaging, and redirects them towards curated YouTube videos debunking ISIS recruiting themes.This open methodology was developed from interviews with ISIS defectors, respects users’ privacy and can be deployed to tackle other types of violent recruiting discourses online."
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Seiko has teamed up with luxury watch dealer Jura to send the new Seiko Astron into space - a world first.The launch take place today, July 20 at 3pm, in celebration of Space Exploration Day.At the touch of a button, the watch can switch to 39 different time-zones.The Seiko Astron receives signals from several GPS satellites to determine the wearer’s location and subsequently set the local time and date.Concerned with the landing as much as the launch, Jura and Seiko are offering the chance to win the trendy timepiece, worth £1,495.So whichever lucky member of the public manages to find the Seiko Astron once it lands gets to keep it for themselves.
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(Reuters) — iPhone chip supplier Qualcomm faces a fresh set of antitrust allegations from a group of four companies that assemble the iPhone and other products on behalf of Apple.Foxconn parent Hon Hai Precision Industry, Wistron Corp, Compal Electronics, and Pegatron Corp alleged that Qualcomm violated two sections of the Sherman Act, a U.S. antitrust law.The accusations, made in a filing late Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, are counterclaims to a Qualcomm lawsuit filed in May seeking to force the contractors to pay Qualcomm license fees that Apple directed them to stop paying.“Qualcomm has confirmed publicly that this lawsuit against our clients is intended to make a point about Apple and punish our clients for working with Apple,” Theodore J. Boutrous, a lawyer for the four companies, said in a statement.“The companies are bringing their own claims and defenses against Qualcomm.”The allegations are part of broader dispute between Apple and Qualcomm, which supplies so-called modem chip technology that lets iPhones connect to cellular data networks, over the nature of Qualcomm’s business model of linking the sale of chips and patent licenses, which has come under scrutiny by regulators in South Korea, the United States and several other countries.
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DNA:n vertailukelpoinen liikevoitto nousi toisella neljänneksellä 30,5 miljoonaan euroon, kun vuotta aiemmin liikevoitto jäi 22,3 miljoonaan.Factset-tietokannan mukaan analyytikot odottivat noin 27 miljoonan euron liikevoittoa.DNA:n vertailukelpoinen käyttökate nousi liki 16 prosenttia vuoden takaisesta 67,6 miljoonaan euroon.Osakekohtainen tulos oli sekin hieman odotettua parempi, 0,17 euroa.Analyytikot odottivat keskimäärin 0,15 euron tulosta osaketta kohden.Vertailukaudella osakekohtainen tulos oli vain 0,12 euroa.
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The Macalope is all for job mobility, he just wishes it would stop being used as a cudgel against Apple any time some former employee says something about the company.“Former Apple Executive Says Company Stalling in Design Innovations Following Death of Steve Jobs.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Chris Adamson.)A recent report by The Wall Street Journal has taken a look into the smartphone design war happening between Apple and Samsung, suggesting that the latter company has begun edging out the former with the design of the Galaxy S8.Clicking the advertisement unlocked my phone without pin, a major security breach.It’s crap design, design that cedes your experience (and data) to some third party that paid Samsung to get on their phones, but it’s design nonetheless.Also, wasn’t there something else related to how their phones were designed that Samsung screwed up recently?
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Opinion: Industry research has shown that mobile phones are used vertically 98 percent of the timeAs platforms like Snapchat, Instagram and musical.ly have grown in popularity, so has the public’s appetite for video in new formats.Vertical video has gone from being the butt of internet jokes to the new “it” medium as advertisers scramble to create content for these platforms.For example, it’s best to use lengthier videos for Facebook, as it has a user experience average of more than three minutes per session.Three minutes doesn’t seem like a long time, but the ability to engage with a consumer for three minutes makes for an incredibly valuable medium.Similarly, while the average amount of time spent on musical.ly is over three minutes, most content on the platform is less than 15 seconds.
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Google's new desktop app Backup and Sync, in English, "Backup and sync", has now become available for download for both Windows and Mac after a month's delay.don't Miss: Here are the unknown features in Google Drivethe Backup and Sync is a backup service from Google designed to you should be able to sync the contents of your hard drives to the cloud to make backups of things like your documents, photos, videos, important files, etc.You simply select which folders you want backed up, and then take app care of the rest.the Service is aimed primarily at consumers, while Google encourages its business customers to continue to use Google Drive until the new företagstjänsten Drive File Stream is released later in the year.
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While 3-D movies continue to be popular in theaters, they haven't made the leap to our homes just yet -- and the reason rests largely on the ridge of your nose.Theaters generally either use special polarized light or project a pair of images that create a simulated sense of depth.But researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) aim to change that with "Home3D," a new system that allows users to watch 3-D movies at home without having to wear special glasses.According to postdoc Petr Kellnhofer, these displays are rapidly improving in resolution and show great potential for home theater systems."Automultiscopic displays aren't as popular as they could be because they can't actually play the stereo formats that traditional 3-D movies use in theaters," says Kellnhofer, who was the lead author on a paper about Home3D that he will present at this month's SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference in Los Angeles.In a user study involving clips from movies including "The Avengers" and "Big Buck Bunny," participants rated Home3D videos as higher quality 60 percent of the time, compared to 3-D videos converted with other approaches.
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Though Prime Day is still underway this afternoon, Amazon has already sold more Echo devices than it did on Prime Day last year, it says.Specifically, it has sold more than twice as many Echo devices here in the U.S., compared with Prime Day 2016, and more than three times as many worldwide.In other words, although the likes of Google, Microsoft, Apple and maybe more also want to flood our homes with voice-powered speakers, the first mover is still bringing in its own tsunami of buyers.For comparison’s sake, Amazon Prime Day 2016 had led to a 3x increase in Amazon device sales, including a 2.5x increase in U.S. sales for its Echo speaker.It seems we’re on track to surpass those increases this year.The retailer never announces the actual number of its own device sales, but at least one estimate released in the beginning of the year from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) suggested that more than 8 million U.S. consumers may now own an Amazon Echo device, to give you an idea of the market’s size.
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A re-evaluation of JFK’s health history and medical records paints a portrait a man who had to endure a surprising amount of physical discomfort throughout his short life.On January 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy, at the age of 46, became the youngest president in US history.The authors primarily focus on Kennedy’s back problems, but they also discuss his other health issues.An orthopaedic spine specialist diagnosed JFK with a “very unstable lumbosacral joint” and recommended conservative treatment in the form of back manipulations.Through his father’s political influence (Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. was a former ambassador to the UK), Jack obtained a commission in the US Naval Reserve in 1941.He was ordered to Pacific Theatre on January 8, 1943.
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