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Google Pixel Buds are a new pair of wireless in-ear headphones designed by Google for the newly minted Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL smart phones.While they might sound like a rip-off of a product you’ve heard before (cough, Apple AirPods) they could be one of the neatest, smartest wireless headphones ever released.They’re smarter because not only do they offer the features you’ve come to expect in wireless earbuds at this point, like direct access to Google Assistant with one tap as well as voice commands, but the Google Pixel Buds will offer real-time 1-to-1 language translation.During the company’s Pixel 2 event, the Google Pixel Buds were used to hold a conversation between two of the presenters – one speaking in English, the other in Swedish – and the results were played over the speaker for the audience.As you’d expect, questions were translated from the English speaker to Swedish and the responses, which were said in Swedish, were translated back to English.The process was not only seamless but is was, genuinely, impressive – which could pose real a threat to products like Logbar, Pilot and Bragi’s Dash Pro Babelfish earbuds, especially since the Google Pixel Buds will be compatible with over 40 languages including Italian, French and Japanese, right out of the box.
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This morning the folks at Google revealed both the pricing and release info on their newest device, the Pixelbook.This device is a Chromebook, made to be high end, run Chrome OS, and convert from notebook to display to tablet with relative ease.This device will run the newest version of Chrome OS and will be able to run a wide variety of Android apps as well.This Chromebook rolls with a 12.3-inch display with 2560 x 1700 pixels – much like this Chromebook’s predecessor in the Chromebook Pixel.This is slightly smaller (and therefore less dense) than the most recent Chromebook Pixel.The 2013 and the 2015 Chromebook Pixel both had 3:2 aspect rations with 12.85-inches (diagonally) and 2560 x 1700 pixel resolution.
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The leaks for the Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel 2 XL just keep coming.Today's leak comes courtesy of Walmart, which happened to include an image of the Pixel 2 XL in a premature posting (and leak) for the Google Home Mini.The new leak showed the Google Pixel 2 XL running the Google Home app, notes 9to5Google, and it confirms many of the rumors we've been seeing in recent months, such as the USB-C port on the bottom of the phone and the front-facing speakers.Walmart's leak follows on the heels of a leak yesterday from Evan Blass, who posted images of the upcoming device in its smaller and larger forms.Both images suggest that the glass on the edges of the display will be slightly curved, but the display itself will be a traditional flat surface.Blass' images showed the phones with a black body, but the image from Walmart seemingly confirms we'll also be able to get it with a white body (although the face will remain black).
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The Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL is about to remedy the fatal flaw that left my original Pixel XL vulnerable, broken and hobbled for snapping photos.Yes, the photos were great while it lasted and the bump-free camera design was touted as innovative, but it was a case of be careful what you wish for.A shallow drop of my prized Google Pixel XL onto cement proved that Google's odd glass-and-metal back shattered right through the most important part of the phone, even if the camera wasn't the point of impact.It's all one piece of glass, unlike the mostly bump-free Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8.Here's where things are about to get different in the Google Pixel 2 series.There's less of a chance of similar spiderweb crack incident that gets worse over time.
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Following Facebook’s recent investigation into Russian-backed ads which ran on their network in the lead-up to the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, The Social Network has announced a new set of measures to help them tighten control over ad content and ensure such misuses of their platform are minimized where possible.Facebook recently conducted an internal investigation after questions were raised over the role the platform might have played in swaying voter behavior.After initially dismissing the idea that their system played any significant part, Facebook has now handed over more than 3,000 ads to congressional investigators which had been purchased by a Russian company, seemingly to influence U.S. politics.The aims of those ads vary significantly – while many don’t necessarily support one candidate or another, the ads clearly sought to amplify divisive political issues, thereby destabilizing the election process.The first initiative will essentially lift the curtain on Facebook dark posts – or ads that are targeted to specific audiences but are not visible on the originating Page or to those outside that focus group.Many of the Russian-backed ads were aimed at very specific audience segments, with the intent to incite emotional response and sway voter response.
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Toronto - Call centres can be expensive as well as the source of lots of consumer angst.But companies can get more bang for their buck by doing a better job of coordinating marketing decisions that drive customers to call centres with operational ones about handling them once they get there, says a new study from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.The study, co-authored by Professors Philipp Afèche and Opher Baron in the Rotman School's Operations Management and Statistics Area, and Mojtaba Araghi, an assistant professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, provides an integrated marketing-operations framework to help companies design more effective service policies for their call centres and other service channels.The framework builds on a theoretical model that maps the flow of new and existing customers through the call centre and their consumer decisions afterwards, based on their experience.Unlike previous research, the model links call centre capacity, service quality and how that quality influences future consumer behaviour."Our model highlights that it is important for companies to be able to answer questions like: How does a particular customer behave if they don't get served?
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Finanssikonserni Sampo kertoo ostavansa 19,9 prosenttia tanskalaisesta Saxo Bankista.Kaupan arvo on 265 miljoonaa euroa.Samassa yhteydessä kiinalaisen Geelyn tanskalainen tytäryhtiö Geely Financials Denmark kasvattaa omistusosuutensa Saxossa 51,5 prosenttiin.Saxon perustajiin lukeutuva, toimitusjohtaja Kim Fournais omistaa yhtiöstä edelleen 25,7 prosenttia.Kaupat vaativat toteutuakseen viranomaisluvat ja ne saadaan päätökseen arviolta seuraavan kuuden kuukauden aikana.
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With the Leagoo moving into the big international spotlight being the sponsors of the Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, it was only a matter of time for some special limited edition of their phone to surface with the ties to the football club.And voilá here they come with the Leagoo T5 THFC (Tottenham Hotspur Limited Edition).Beneath the shiny THFC logo and design it’s more or less the same Leagoo T5 with the 5,5-inch Sharp display with FullHD resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 4, MT6750T octa-core chipset, 4 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM, Sony 13MP + OV 5MP rear cameras, 13MP OV selfie front camera, LG 3000 mAh battery with 5V/2A quick charge support, front mounted fingerprint scanner and Leagoo OS 2.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat.But as you can see in the video and the pictures the limited edition looks quite cool and fancy so if you would be a Tottenham fan i guess you would be over the moon with it.And now you have a chance to get it for a full $100 cheaper, because the current presale offer on Gearbest has it listed at $199.99, while the official retail price is full $299.99.Quite a difference so unleash your inner hooligan and go get it.
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Q: I operate multiple profit centers.I sell calligraphy and a booklet on garage selling.My third venture is an MLM that I actually help my husband with.You see, the secret to increasing sales doesn't lie in choosing just the right marketing tactic for each of your businesses.I suspect your real problem is one that's experienced by many entrepreneurs--a damaging lack of focus.Suddenly, they discover that their time and budgets are fragmented beyond their ability to produce positive results.
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I have a great look, a great design, and an unlimited number of services.I do most all of the marketing myself.I target many businesses, call them by phone, ask the manager for permission to bring my info to them, then take my portfolio that I create to them personally so I may thank them in person for taking the time to look at my info.Perhaps I'm just impatient but I'm trying to cover my entire area.Should I be doing anything differently or stick with the gameplan?It sounds like you’re working hard.
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"Practice makes perfect" is not enough.In other words, if you're just going through the motions, you are not learning and growing.Every time you do a kata (a system of basic body positioning and movement exercises in karate), you must do it as though you were in a tournament, or as though the sensei were there watching you.Only with that intensity of focus does one improve.If you are applying the techniques halfheartedly, you'll get less-than-acceptable results.While others give their presentations, instead of listening, they're thinking about how to say what they need to say.
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If you're still talking about how to market in the Information Age, catch yourself--that was so five years ago.Getting hundreds of search engine results from one keyword loses more of its novelty and efficiency every day as consumers opt for recommendations from real people.Instead of typing "hip sushi, Portland" into a search engine, consumers are going straight to websites like Citysearch and Yelp, where they can find several customer reviews for restaurants fitting that description.And as social networking websites like Facebook automatically import reviews into profiles, the exposure and influence of customer reviews are increasing.Even consumers still primarily using search engines find customer review pages at the top of their search results.The main reason: Studies, such as one done by Deloitte and Touche in late 2007, are finding that 80 percent of readers' purchasing decisions are influenced by customer reviews.
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Get Satisfaction started with a broken link.A bad link sent to the site's subscribers for one of the promotions unleashed an onslaught of subscriber comments--many of them correcting the error.That event helped the couple notice how much an online community could improve customer service.Unable to find a free online customer service site that incorporates user feedback, they launched one of their own in 2007: Get Satisfaction, billed as "people-powered customer service" through which companies use crowd feedback to improve customer relations."For small companies, so much depends on understanding the customers: what they want, need and desire," says Lane Becker, whom the Mullers brought in as a third partner and president."So you respond to them directly, via e-mail.
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Many people log on to Facebook primarily for fun, but businesses are increasingly turning to the social networking site as an advertising gold mine.Google AdWords, for one, matches keywords on the pages of Google search results, whereas Facebook Ads can match specifics in a user profile.For a small venture, a Facebook page could be a faster, less expensive alternative to designing an entire website with a custom domain name, or it can complement your existing web and social media presence elsewhere.One success story comes from Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Community Coffee, which asked users to share their childhood memories of drinking coffee milk.Nevertheless, the interactivity that Facebook provides -- and its tie-ins to Ads -- make setting up a Facebook page worth considering.These settings include gender, age, interests, education level, alma mater, workplace, languages, and Facebook connections.
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Ikea ger sig in i den så kallade gigekonomin genom att köpa upp startupen Taskrabbit, det rapporterar Recode.Bolaget fungerar som en slags digital arbetsförmedlare för korta och ofta enkla jobb.– Vi strävar ständigt efter att utveckla nya, förbättrade produkter och tjänster som gör våra kunders liv lite lättare.Vi får möjlighet att stärka det genom att gå in i gigekonomin och delningsekonomin, säger Ikeas vd Jesper Brodin till Recode.– Vi kommer att kunna lära oss av Taskrabbits digitala expertis, samtidigt som vi ger Ikea-kunder tillgång till flexibla och billiga tjänstelösningar som passar dagens konsumenter.Läs också: Så ska Ikea fortsätta satsningen på smart teknik – "integreras i allt"
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Grumpy Cat, the frowning feline who's become an internet sensation as a perpetual sourpuss, has inked a deal with Broken Road Productions to star in a feature film.It seems this cranky kitty has as many revenue streams as lives.She appears in videos sponsored by pet-food maker Friskies, has a line of popular merchandise and is beginning a press tour for a new book.Grumpy, who received the 2013 Webby Award for Meme of the Year, is not the only cat meme turned money-maker.Internet memes are now spawning businesses built on endorsements, film and TV roles, products and photo books.From a viral video that evolved into a New York pop-up shop to a meme that saved its owner from financial ruin to the one that started it all, we take a look at the thriving cat meme marketplace.
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Everyone knows what youâre talking about when you say the word Lego.The snappable brick has been a staple in homes across the globe since its inception in 1932, and its longevity is no stroke of luck.The company has stayed true to its core mission of motivating children to think creativity.Every Lego brick is uniquely numbered to correlate with the mold it came from.Pieces as far back as 1958 (the date when the first modern Lego block was developed), still click right in with today's Legos.As a young entrepreneur, it is important to continually deliver high-quality products or services and exceed customers' expectations.
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Case in point: Ashton Kutcher at the Teen Choice Awards this week.The actor, who will be playing Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in the movie "Jobs," gave an acceptance speech that went viral and which observers called "incredible."Even speechwriting experts such as Fraser Seitel, president of Emerald Partners, are praising the address."This speech rings true, makes sense, and is freshly phrased and well-articulated," he says, adding a joke: "At this rate, he'd make a heck of a lot better Republican presidential candidate than Ted Cruz!"Democrats liked the speech, too.Bob Lehrman, former speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore, says speechwriters should look for ideas they can steal from Kutcher's approach, because Kutcher stole wisely, too.
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Error loading player: No playable sources foundMost people remember him as the lovable geek next door, but Jaleel White been in many other shows since "Family Matters" went off the air.If you're feeling nostalgic, "Family Matters" will be available to binge on Hulu start September 29, 2017.It was a guest spot that turned into a 215 episode journey."Family Matters" was a show that we shot in front of a live audience."Hi Laura, my little sweet potato."
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However, while it’s not quite as waterproof, the iPhone X may well be tougher, as Apple claims it has used the toughest glass ever to grace an iPhone on both the front and the back.And the colors differ, with the iPhone X launching in just Space Grey and Silver, while the Galaxy Note 8 is available in Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey and Deep Sea Blue.iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 displayThe screen is the most obvious element of the iPhone X, as it fills almost the entire front of the phone.Apple’s even ditched the home button in order to leave more screen space, and lost the fingerprint scanner in the process.The former lets the display respond differently to different levels of pressure – for example opening a menu if you to tap hard, and launching an app if you use a light tap.
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