In the startup world, marketing and communications run through a hectic ‘one man show’.Marketing automation steps into the fray by providing insightful workflows and actions.It allows for marketing operations to scale and run according to a predefined logic.Exact definitions for marketing automation vary among pundits and vendors.The reminders should disperse at designated times.This is best utilized for something like a seasonal deals list.
p The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be released later this year and now, more than ever, its hardware aims to fight the next iPhone.The iPhone 8 – or iPhone Edition, or iPhone Pro as it might instead be called – has been tipped to skip a step in the world of yearly iPhone upgrades.The Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s specifications can be found within a range of specs already released – starting with the Galaxy S8 Plus.If that tip remains true, we’re looking at a Galaxy Note 8 that’s set to go head to head with the next big iPhone – which will undoubtedly have a dual-lens back-facing camera like the iPhone 7 Plus – but a bit better, of course.The following specifications are entirely hypothetical.They are based on leaked images and benchmarks that’ve appeared over the past several weeks.
p This being the United States in 2017, Internet trolls are accusing “Star Trek: Discovery,” the newest incarnation of the sci-fi franchise, due to début on television in the fall, of white genocide.It opens with a conversation between the two lead characters, a starship captain and her first officer, played by Michelle Yeoh and Sonequa Martin-Green, both women of color.Very quickly, the comments section was filled with garden-variety Trekkie gripes—the Klingons looked weird, there was too much lens flare, the dialogue was hammy, the uniforms were non-canonical.A third person called Yeoh “a reject from a overseas customer-support line.” A fourth dubbed the show “Star Trek: Feminist Lesbian Edition.”Two and a half years ago, in the very same corners of the Internet, there was a similar campaign against “,” whose trailer featured a female protagonist and a black man wearing the iconic white carapace of a Storm Trooper.That incident was absurd enough, but in the case of “Star Trek” the outrage is even more confounding than usual.
p /p p /p Amazon's stock is a hair away from the $1,000 mark.p The company's shares went public on May 15, 1997, at a time when it had no clear path to profitability and bookstores like Barnes & Noble — over a century older — threatened its business./p p Amazon has now turned a profit for eight straight quarters, largely because of the strength of its cloud-computing business, Amazon Web Services./p p Its more popular, less profitable retail segment has also forced established retailers like Walmart to more quickly adapt to how consumers prefer to shop today./p p Amazon shares have surged 41% over the past year and more than 50,000% over the last 20 years./p p Here is the stunning chart: /p p /p p /p p class "tagline" Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through his personal investment company Bezos Expeditions.
The manufacturer has just announced four new devices that caters to different types of users and different needs.The Acer Nitro 5 is designed for “casual gamers” while the Acer Spin 1 offers a lightweight convertible for workers on the go.The Acer Iconia Tab 10 bills itself as the entertainment tablet with its Quantum Dot screen while the Iconia One 10 is made for serious business with its two micro USB ports.It’s practically a new, made-up category of notebooks that have just enough muscle for some types of games but won’t be able to compete with dedicated, bulkier, and more expensive gaming laptops.Whichever CPU and GPU combo you choose, you get a 15.6-inch 1920 1080 IPS screen for video and Dolby Audio Premium for sound.RAM can go all the way up to 32 GB, while storage can be a combination of a 512 GB SSD and 2 TB HDD at max.
Once it’s up and running, each Kik user will get a Kin wallet and opportunities to earn Kin for being part of the community./p p The move appears to be an attempt to monetize Kik’s young user base.Roughly 30 percent of Kik users are teenagers, and now minors ages 13-17 will be able to collect Kin currency, along with the rest of Kik’s users./p p In an interview with VentureBeat last month, CEO Ted Livingston stressed the need for bot platforms to provide payment methods and address monetization and scale for the developers and businesses making bots.But payments have presented a problem for platforms like Kik, whose teen users may lack access to more traditional payment methods, like credit cards./p p “We believe an open, self-governing, and decentralized model could be the most sustainable, and what we think is the best path forward,” Clift said.
p /p p /p p Facebook has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form content with ad breaks, according to several sources familiar with the situation./p p Facebook is planning two tiers of video entertainment: scripted shows with episodes lasting 20 to 30 minutes, which it will own; and shorter scripted and unscripted shows with episodes lasting about 5 to 10 minutes, which Facebook will not own, according to the sources./p p The world's biggest social media company is set to pay up to $250,000 for the longer, scripted shows which will be owned by Facebook, taking a page from a strategy employed successfully by Netflix and Amazon, which both now own some of the content they sell to subscribers./p p For the second tier of shorter shows, Facebook will pay $10,000 to $35,000 for each show and give creators 55 percent of revenue from ads, the sources said./p p Business Insider first reported details about Facebook's original video efforts earlier this month.The company planned to unveil its first slate of shows in June, but Recode recently reported that the launch has been postponed until later in the summer.
Perhaps this great Amazon Echo Dot deal can sway you.Tesco is selling the Amazon Echo Dot for a bargain price of £44, which is down on the usual £49 price tag.But if you enter the code TDX-GHWP at checkout then you can knock off a further £5, bringing the price down to a very low £39.Buy Now: Amazon Echo Dot at Tesco (CODE: TDX-GHWP) for £39The big advantage that the Echo Dot has over the Echo is that it’s much smaller and cheaper, so you can buy several and dot them around your house.It’s also possible to connect your Dot up to speakers using a 3.5mm stereo cable, or via Bluetooth, which means you can treat the Dot just like an Echo proper.
p The future may not yet have delivered the flying cars or rocket boots we were all promised by sci-fi last millennium, but at least we’re getting smart homes.Most smart home systems give users a fair degree of customization, but lets face it: they’re built to be as uncomplicated as possible for the mainstream audience.For those looking to dig a little deeper, it’s possible to build and program your own smart home system on an incredibly granular level.If you’re creating a futuristic bachelor pad/command station/secret lair to impress your buddies, then this would be an obvious addition.Build and program your own smart home system on an incredibly granular level.Ryan and Sam Kroonenburg have put together a beginner and an advanced learning kit to making this a reality.
p Ever since Pokemon Go launched last July, players have been wondering when and how they would be able to get their hands on Legendary Pokemon like Zapdos, Moltres and Mewtwo.None of them were available when the game launched, and even with the addition of Generation 2 Pokemon, we’ve still never seen a Legendary Pokemon in-game.That’s going to change before the end of the summer.At the 21st Annual Webby Awards last week, Pokemon Go received a great deal of attention, culminating with the award for “Best Mobile Game.” Niantic global marketing lead Archit Bhargava was in attendance to accept the award, and gave the following acceptance speech: “This summer will be legendary.”You can see the moment for yourself at the 18:52 mark in the video below:Niantic has not given any specific release dates for its future updates, but it sure sounds like we’re going to see at least one Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Go at some point in the next few months.
With a year left until the introduction of the new data protection regulation, it is still companies who do not know the new law.Håkan Lord, managing director at it supplier Softone working with the business and hr system. " We saw, in fact, already before the survey that the awareness of the data protection act among the companies is low.the Survey also shows that, half of it hardly knew where it was, the other half shoots it in the future, " says Håkan Lord.Which is partially true, at least in part on the updated legislation.– Yes, the data protection regulation will replace the ACT, but it is the great news is that it can cost a lot of money if you don't follow it.
p While the maker of the battery isn't named, the story is a useful reminder to always purchase such items from reputable firms.An Australian woman whose Beats headphones exploded on her head as she dozed on a long-haul flight in February, 2017, has been refused compensation by Apple.The tech giant, which acquired Beats in 2014, blamed a faulty AAA battery for the incident, which left the woman with some nasty-looking burns to her face and hands.“Our investigation indicated the issue was caused by a third-party battery,” an Apple representative said in a statement issued by lawyers for the unnamed woman, according to Adelaide Now.The name of the battery maker hasn’t been disclosed.Some older versions of Beats headphones — such as the set used by the woman — require a pair of AAA batteries that fit into one of the cans.
p Two of the biggest names in self-driving vehicles — indeed, two of the biggest names in technology — are embroiled in a massive lawsuit, and the outcome may reshape the burgeoning industry.Here’s everything you need to know.Waymo began as Alphabet/Google’s self-driving car project years ago, and was spun off into its own company.In Waymo v. Uber, the plaintiff claims a former employee named Anthony Levandowski stole proprietary files — 14,000 of them, to be exact — and used them to start a new company.The lawsuit alleges unfair competition, patent infringement, and trade secret misappropriation.It also claims the allegedly stolen technology earned Otto employees more than $500 million.
p I wouldn’t want to disappoint all those Oppo Find fans out there, but if @KJuma is correct this time (by the way he rarely is), then Oppo has decided to scrap its “Find” and “N” series, in order to focus on its new ones: the mid-range “R” family and the A Series smartphones./p p /p Buy Oppo phones and accessories at shop.gizchina.com!Join GizChina on Telegram p The notorious leakster made a post on Weibo earlier today mentioning that the Chinese company has decided to axe those two series due to low demand and they will focus on their new ones.He also mentioned that Oppo plans to unveil a flagship model sometime during the second half of the year, but didn’t mention any other details./p p The quite successful Oppo R9 was unveiled back in 2015 and due to its significant sales, was replaced last year by the R9S and R9S Plus models, that managed to continue and boost Oppo’s sales in its home country.This seems to have forced company officials to hault any Oppo Find production, focusing on the previously mentioned lineups of smartphones, for maximum profits.
p /p p An Uber employee claimed he was fired last year after he complained to the company's HR department about the treatment of women on his team, investigative news source Reveal reported, citing public records./p p According to a formal complaint filed with California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing that Reveal made public on
p As the DeleteUber count increases, Lyft has cleverly seized the opportunity to distinguish itself as a beacon of goodwill.Announced in late March, Lyft will be launching the “Round Up & Donate” plan, allowing users to opt in to a charitable program that rounds up your Lyft fare to the nearest dollar and donates the remainder to charity.Those who follow Term Sheet or StrictlyVC will hasten to note that sizable investments have been deployed to support round up programs either for personal investment or nonprofit support.Acorns chief executive Noah Kerner calls round up investing a “lightweight way to get people started [with investing]; particularly young people.It’s easier to help them by automating things in the background.”With a mobile economy expected to double by 2020 to more than $100 billion, companies are focusing their efforts toward a younger demographic to address these trends.
p Apple released its massively updated, new MacBook Pro in October 2016 to an awfully mixed crowd of press and general public alike.The device’s new Touch Bar wowed, whereas its price for the parts inside certainly did not.Now several months since that release, reports and rumors of what Apple’s MacBook Pro 2017 follow-up will be like have surfaced, and all signs point to better parts for the price.However, there is also so much that we don’t know, so check back on this space every once in a while, as we’ll be updating it with the latest regarding the would-be 2017 MacBook Pro.Likely as much as current modelsMacBook Pro 2017 release date
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p The all-new Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 feature longer battery life, a thinner and lighter body, better Wi-Fi connectivity, and Alexa.It features a beautiful 7" IPS display with higher contrast and sharper text, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, and up to 8 hours of battery life.8 or 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 256 GB of expandable storage.Amazon has also introduced two new Fire Kids Edition (Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 Kids Editions).To go along with the launch, customers who purchase any 3 new generation Fire Tablets save 20% by using the code FIRE3PACK at checkout.See the full lineup here.
p If Huawei wants to stand out in the smartphone battle in China, the company has to do a lot more than tackle its supply chain issue./p p Huawei, China’s mobile phone manufacturer giant, has seen criticism over its use of smartphone chips and lack of technical breakthrough after it launched its latest mobile phone models P10 and P10 Plus./p p Due to the shortage of Universal Flash Storage (UFS) memory card supplies, Huawei has been applying eMMC cards to its new mobile phone devices./p p Now, Huawei’s P10 phones are equipped with either type of the flash memory card models.There has been talk in the industry claiming that Huawei has been shipping its latest mobile phone devices with cheaper flash memory cards, but Huawei has denied this./p Yu Chengdong spoke at Huawei’s Media Open Day on Tuesday.