Brandon Gaither

Brandon Gaither

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I stress the the word independent because unlike most of the big marketing events these days that are run by Adobe, HubSpot, IBM, Marketo, Oracle, Salesforce, or alliances of smaller vendors, MarTech is produced by Third Door Media with no conflict of interest.Those other events are fantastic — but they’re inherently and intentionally biased.This independence lets us ruthlessly call out fact from fiction in examining today’s rapidly evolving marketing technology environment.Fiction: The marketing technology landscape is consolidating.Fact: You’ll see dozens of real-world stack close up at MarTech that show how best-of-breed solutions have become conceptually elegant and operationally effective.In fact, the more “scientific” marketing becomes, the more it actually elevates the importance of creativity and intuition.
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Android Nougat continues to make its way across devices eight months after its release, and today it’s finally time for some Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users to get up to date.Namely, those of you on Verizon’s network.Big Red has just published changelogs for both devices, announcing their upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat.This brings the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to software versions NRD90M.G920VVRS4DQD1 and NRD90M.G925VVRS4DQD1, respectively.We don’t know the file sizes, but do advise that you expect a heavy download and be prepared with a Wi-Fi connection, as well as plenty of juice for the phone to survive the update.Users will enjoy everything Android Nougat has to offer, and then some.
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Earthquake swarm in the Philippines caught on cameraImagine being out for a dive and all of a sudden, the ocean and ground beneath it begins to shake.A diver in the Philippines recently recorded an earthquake while diving in shallow waters, allowing us to view the incredible experience.The group of divers in the Philippines were on a technical diving training course in Mabini Batangas when they recently experienced the earthquake at water depth of 18 meters.According to the author of the film, Jan Paul Rodriguez, the sea bed began to move up and down and that was followed by shaking of the ground beneath the ocean.After the earthquake rumbling subsided the dive leader decided to abort the dive, luckily no one was injured during the earthquake, albeit a bit shaken up.
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Netflix has announced that it intends to raise €1 billion — a smidgen more than $1 billion (USD) when converted at today’s rate — via a senior note debt offering for “general corporate purposes,” which include “content acquisitions, capital expenditures, investments, working capital and potential acquisitions, and strategic transactions,” according to a statement issued by the company.The news comes six months to the day after Netflix announced an identical debt offering and further highlights the company’s plans to spend its way to video-streaming market domination.As with the previous debt offering, the notes will only be available to “qualified institutional buyers” outside the U.S.With Netflix gearing up to hit 100 million subscribers in 2017, a key to its continued growth will be to offer movies and TV shows that aren’t available anywhere else, which will include signing exclusive deals with third parties while also doubling down on its own original content.Netflix shares have been riding on the crest of a wave lately, recently hitting an all-time high of $148, though the price subsequently dropped a little when the company missed its new subscriber target by 250,000.
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If there’s one name that is synonymous with Batman, it’s Bob Kane.As the series’ original creator, he’s long been seen as the genius behind the Dark Knight.One documentary is shining a Bat Signal on the other man behind Bruce Wayne.Batman and Bill is all about Bill Finger, a man long (un)credited as the co-creator of Batman and many of its key characters.Accounts of what happened differ, but the biography that inspired the documentary claims Finger was responsible for 98-percent of the creative work, which was based on Kane’s original character concept.However, Kane took credit for the entire operation.
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In the past week I've been testing the newest flagships from Xiaomi and Samsung, and while they're phones aimed at different markets -- the Mi 6 won't be released in North America and sells for roughly half of what the Galaxy S8 is going for -- there are quite a bit of similarities between the two.For example, both phones use Snapdragon 835, the latest and much-hyped chip from Qualcomm (some versions of the S8 also runs on Samsung's own Exynos 8895 chip); both phones come in all sleek black; and both are following up on super well-received predecessors.It's too early for a full review of either phone -- though I have a lot of impressions already that I may get to later -- so let's dive into some photo samples to check out each phone's cameras.The standard lens has f/1.8 aperture, while the second lens is a f/2.6 telephoto lens.This two-camera setup is much closer to the iPhone 7's implementation than LG's (one standard, one wide-angle) or Huawei's (one standard, one monochrome).The Galaxy S8, meanwhile, has only one rear camera, a 12-megapixel f/1.7 shooter.
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More tidbits about Apple's rumored self-driving car program are starting to emerge.Last week, Apple was granted a permit by the California Department of Motor Vehicles to officially test autonomous driving technology -- at the time the clearest sign yet that Apple was interested in the burgeoning field.Now some other details are coming to light, according to a report Friday from Business Insider, which obtained documents related to the program from the DMV.The document is meant to train the human drivers staffing the autonomous car tests.Some of the tidbits: Apple drivers must pass seven tests in order to complete the training program.They include tests on high-speed driving, sudden braking and tight U-turns.
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The classic adventure game holds up today, but, unlike other Double Fine games, it doesn’t benefit from a remaster.Full Throttle Remastered is a heavy metal tale of conspiracy and grit starring a biker named Ben.Developer Double Fine Productions has turned their remaster process into a precision affair at this point.2009’s The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, a remaster from LucasArts before the studio shut down, provided the blueprint with retouched graphics, a cleaned-up musical score, and in-depth developer commentary.The changes to Monkey Island offered a drastically different experience, while the overhauls in 2015’s Grim Fandango Remastered showed that game’s impressive artistry in detail.The remaster’s ability to toggle to an updated, painterly art style with retouched music is appreciated but ultimately extraneous.
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Yrittäjän sairastuminen johtaa pahimmillaan koko yrityksen kaatumiseen, kertoo Suomen Yrittäjien verkkolehti Yrittäjät.fi."Yrittäjälle riski lyhyen sairauden pitkittymisestä ja terveyden menettämisestä on suuri, koska lyhytkin poissaolo voi olla toimeentulon kannalta merkityksellinen, sanoo Suomen Yrittäjien työmarkkina-asioiden päällikkö Harri Hellstén Yrittäjät.fi:lle.Yrittäjän omavastuu sairastuessa on sairastumispäivän lisäksi kolme arkipäivää.Vasta tämän jälkeen yrittäjällä on oikeus sairauspäivärahaan."Kun yrittäjä kaatuu sairausvuoteelle, kaatuu pahimmassa tapauksessa koko yritys", Hellstén huomauttaakin verkkolehdessä.Tämän vuoksi moni yirttäjä paiskii töitä sairaan lepäämisen sijaan, osoittaa Suomen yrittäjien viime syksynä toteuttama sosiaaliturvakysely.
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Questions about the Cheapskate blog?Find the answers on our FAQ page.You'd scribble with a plastic stylus (or even your fingernail), then lift the plastic sheet up to erase the whole thing and start fresh with a blank page.First, the deal, then the explanation: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Light in the Box has the Parallel 12-inch LCD writing tablet for $12.99 shipped.Curiously, the description says "random color," but before you can even add one to your cart, you have to choose a color: black, blue, red or white.That's if you choose free shipping (here designated as "Postal Service - No Tracking"); expedited shipping (which adds $2.78) cuts it down to 4-8 business days.
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Cut the cable and get access to your local news, weather, sitcoms, kids and sports programs, educational programs and more for free.Enjoy crystal clear HDTV shows in 1080p.The antenna boasts a 50-mile range, and a generous 10-foot cable gives you the flexibility to find the best placement for maximum reception.The AIRFREE antenna currently averages 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 170 people on Amazon, where its typical list price of $19.99 has been temporarily reduced 20% to $15.99.See this deal on Amazon.This story, "20% off AIRFREE HD Indoor Antenna 50 Miles Range, USB Power Supply - Deal Alert" was originally published by TechConnect.
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Flying car company AeroMobil revealed its new model today, and is set to start taking pre-orders for the limited first edition run of the hybrid vehicle.The company had promised to offer a commercially available flying car in 2017, and this somewhat makes good on that promise, though pre-orders placed now won’t ship until 2020, since AeroMobil expects to ramp up to full production over the next few years and deliver starting then.The AeroMobil does sound impressive on paper, however: It transforms from car mode to air in under 3 minutes.It has around 434 miles of driving range, too, or around 466 miles of flight range operating at 75 percent of its maximum speed.Top ground speed for the AeroMobil car plane is around 100 mph, while it can do around 224 mph while gunning it during flight.AeroMobil is more emphatic about safety than speed, however – the vehicle has a lot of features designed to make sure it can withstand even choppy flying weather.
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the Trend toward increased marketing of foodstuffs on the network continues and is expected, just like last year grow by 30 percent in 2017.This means that today sees the launch can amount to 7.2 billion this year, according to the report, Digital mathandel 2017."The strong growth is based on that in virtually all the major players investing heavily on marketing, expanding their catchment areas and continues to invest to increase its capacity.This is done at the same time as an increasingly larger proportion of swedes shop from food and are also becoming more loyal with the digital food trade", says Jonas Ogvall, managing director at Swedish Digital Trade.in terms of the total food marketing however, it is still a low figure.Matförsäljningen via the network, if the forecast for 2017 is achieved only account for a proportion of 2.4 percent.
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Sven och Jonas pratar om kontorshotellet Convendums stundande börsnotering.De analyserar sedan Sveriges nästa unicorn-bolag: Neo Technology.De avhandlar också Female Founders, som snart går av stapeln på Epicenter i Stockholm, apparna som fixar din deklaration och Christer Jacobssons nya doldislåda.Lyssna på veckans avsnitt här:Du hittar även Digitalpodden på Acast och direkt i iTunes.Har du lyssnat på Digitalpodden?
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Under förra året deltog Raceone i Chalmers Ventures acceleratorprogram och i januari i fjol stängde man en investeringsrunda på 2,5 miljoner kronor.Då fick bolaget, med fotbollsspelaren Marlene Sjöberg som vd, in den förre MTG-chefen Rikard Steiber och Fishbrains grundare Johan Attby som rådgivare och delägare.Nu har bolaget tagit in ytterligare 5 Mkr av befintliga ägare, och Almi Invest, som går in med 2,2 Mkr.Bolaget har även Chalmers Ventures och Vätterleden Invest som delägare.Läs även: Här är bolagen som surfar på träningsvågenRaceone är ett av många nya startupbolag som försöker rita om träningskartan i Sverige.
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We live in a world where everything we own keeps tabs on us, and phones back to our corporate overlords with the juicy details.And now, according to a shocking scoop from Fortune’s Jeff John Roberts, our headphones do it.Per Roberts, Bose, a manufacturer of high-end headphones, operates a smartphone app that collects data on the listening habits of customers.This data is then sold to third-parties, all without the consent and knowledge of users.Obviously, this has gone down about as well as a Rickroll on a Spotify playlist, and the company is now being sued by some very pissed-off consumers.The lawsuit, which was filed in a Chicago court on Tuesday, accuses Bose of violating the WireTap Act and a variety of of state privacy laws.
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Fujitsu has unleashed another clutch of products aimed primarily at business users, including a new Windows tablet, along with refreshed LifeBook and Esprimo offerings (notebook and desktop PCs respectively) which boast Kaby Lake processors – plus the world’s lightest thin client.The headline model is the Arrows Tab Q507/P-SP which is a 10.1-inch Windows tablet, and it’s the first slate in the world which uses Fujitsu’s slide-style palm vein authentication.To unlock the tablet, all you have to do is slide your hand along the touchscreen (as shown in the image above) and the palm vein sensor will swiftly do its stuff.Fujitsu is pretty proud of having incorporated this technology into what is a thin and compact tablet, which is also water and dust-resistant (with its exact IP rating to be confirmed).As mentioned, the LifeBook series of laptops and Esprimo desktops have seen some action with the addition of one and two new models respectively.The new LifeBook S937/P is a 13.3-inch ‘ultra-mobile’ notebook which uses a Kaby Lake CPU, and the fresh Esprimo offerings are the D587/R standard desktop model and ultra-small form factor Q556/R, both of which also use Kaby Lake.
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Fans watching "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol."Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2" might need a second popcorn just to get through all the post-credits scenes.Press screenings of the long-awaited film included four after-movie scenes, but director James Gunn piped up on Twitter to say there'll actually be five once the Marvel sequel opens for real.Sounds like a fan's dream and an usher's nightmare."At least two of the five sort of set up important and cool things for the future, so if there's ever been a time to sit through the credits of a feature in cinemas, this is it," ScreenRant reports.
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Nearly all VC is provided after Aha – after the venture shows signs of potential.Entrepreneurs who get VC usually start with their own savings with help from family and friends, from crowd capital (CC) or from angel capital (AC).This means that entrepreneurs need to know how to use the limited capital they get to grow till they can get VC, or develop a strategy to grow without VC.The reasons why many of the ventures that get AC do not get VC are varied and can includeFailure: Obviously, the risk of failure is high in new ventures and some ventures fail with CC and ACLack of potential: VCs like to invest in ventures with proof of high potential and high-growth.
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Xiaomi has announced a new pair of over-ear headphones in India.The Mi Headphones Comfort sport a minimalistic design with dirt and tangle-resistant cable.According to the company, the closed-back design of the headphones seal music and eliminate sound leakage allowing for an immersive audio experience.The headphones boast of a lightweight and seamless design with plush, soft PU ear cups that provide a good seal for noise isolation.The Mi Headphones Comfort offer intuitive ear cup control with a unique interface on the left ear cup to answer calls or control your music without pulling out the phone from your pocket.At 2,999 ($47), the Mi Headphones Comfort aim to offer a snug and comfortable fit with a superior sound performance.
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