Several techbolag bet right now on the voice control and the area is growing strongly.The kineiska sökjätten Baidu, for example, estimates that half of all searches will be voice activated or bildstyrda 2020.Marknadsföringsprofessorn Scott Galloway looks rösttekniken as the big tech breakthrough of the year, but also warns that it may pose a threat to brands in the food industry.It is clear from an interview with Stern professor of Business Insiders video series The Bottom Line, where he specifically mentions the Amazon.Read also: Burger King advertising hijacked Google's voice controlAmazon's voice technique can be a threat to varumärkesgiganter such as Unilever, Kraft, Heinz and Procter & Gamble he motivates with that that ordering groceries and products through the voice-activated virtual assistant, Alexa, reduces their search for specific brands.
As IT rises up the list of business priorities, CEOs are more likely to read about new technologies than they are to ask their CIOs for information.That's one of the findings in a new survey by Gartner, in which 31 percent of business leaders questioned put IT among their top three priorities.It's the highest-ever ranking in the survey for IT, which was trumped only by profits and growth, cited by 58 percent.The 388 business leaders questioned -- mostly CEOs, with a smattering of CFOs and COOs -- are twice as likely to want to build up in-house IT capabilities (57 percent) as to outsource it (29 percent), which ought to be good news for CIOs.But when the researchers asked how CEOs learned about the technologies they planned to use, "We saw a shift towards reading, it was less humanistic," said Gartner vice president Mark Raskino.Last year, and three years prior, when asked about their top two sources of IT info, CEOs naturally mentioned their CIO, Raskino said.
You see everything unfolding now, like we're all starring in our own reality shows.What I’m thinking about is how do I own the products that I’m creating, and focus on ways to put them out myself.Earning an estimated $6.50 for every $1 invested in influencer marketing, 86% of marketers used an influencer strategy to reach millennials in 2016, with 71% of consumers making purchasing decisions based social media references.As social media continues inspiring and spreading the latest viral trends, the logic is simple: content drives conversations and conversations fuel culture.More notably, cultural capital is quickly becoming more valuable than a dollar.After years of pouring big budgets into ineffective pre-roll, rich media banners and homepage takeovers, brands have transitioned to a smarter spending strategy -- connecting to culture through empowering the influential people who shape it.
Everywhere I look, all I see are white-washed case studies by someone who's never ran a campaign before talking about a company magically getting 25,000 likes in one night.Is there any place where I could actually look at case studies that show the campaign in depth.I'm talking about how they targeted the audience, what their CTR, CPC etc.
Just as you finish working on your taxes, scammers posing as Internal Revenue Service agents get working on you.They’ll wreak havoc with robocalls that threaten you with arrest if you don’t pay them for your taxes.There’s a good chance they’ve already got hold of your smartphone number.Following tax season, IRS scam calls surge.More than 10,368 victims have collectively paid over $55 million as a result of phone scams since October 2013, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
US authorities are taking steps to formally file charges against and arrest Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, according to a new report from CNN.For the past few years, Assange has been residing inside of the Ecuadorian embassy in London.That, however, hasn’t stopped Assange and Wikileaks from leaking a wide array of confidential documents from a number of sources, including information regarding the CIA’s hacking tools and private emails sourced from Democratic National Committee members.Assange’s role as the founder of Wikileaks has been controversial to say the least.Still, Assange supporters espouse the position that Assange’s actions are protected by the First Amendment.A contrary position holds that Assange, far from being a messenger relaying information, actually played a hand in soliciting and obtaining the sensitive information he became famous for trafficking.
Disney ABC TV Group, The Programmatic Advisory and the IAB will be involved in this year's The Drum Digital Trading Awards, held in association with MediaiQ and sponsored by OpenX, Digital Remedy, BidSwitch, Intermarkets and Unacast.The awards champion programmatic performance across the US adtech industry over the last 12 months based on the recommendations of senior industry professionals.Among the judges are: Wayne Blodwell Founder and CEO of The Programmatic Advisory; Mack McKelvey, founder and CEO of SalientMG; Benjamin Dick, director of Data and Ad Effectiveness for the IAB, Michael Dean vice president of programmatic and data-driven sales for Disney ABC Television Group and Christopher Murphy global chief strategy Officer for Accuen.Blodwell will also chair this year's jury."Richard Dunmall, president at Media iQ Digital, the headline partner for the last two DTA US Awards, said: "The Drum Awards is a great platform and an important partnership for us; a chance to celebrate outstanding achievements and the very best work in our industry, while spending time together with a smile on our faces!We are delighted to be part of it two years in a row.”
Are you planning to upgrade to a tablet this season?You might be in luck, since there’s a few options to choose from, especially if you’re OK with importing.One of the finest from the new tablets that have been made available is the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3.The tablet was announced days back in China, but news is that GizChina readers can purchase one for a very attractive price using a coupon.Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 deal Join GizChina on TelegramThe Mi Pad has 3 been listed for over $330, but you can take one home for $259.99.Head over to the product listing, and before checkout, use the following coupon to get a $74.25 discount:COUPON: MiPad3 Mi Pad 3 ListingLet us know in the comments section below if you’re planning to make a purchase of the Mi Pad 3!Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
Huawei just admitted what Chinese users of the P10 and P10 Plus have been claiming for weeks.In a statement released in response to an inquiry from Android Authority, the Chinese giant admitted it’s using storage and memory chips of multiple specifications on the recently launched Huawei P10 and Huawei P10 Plus.While Huawei did not go into specifics, empiric checks show that the two phones can feature any combination of LPDDR3 or LPDDR4 RAM chips, and UFS 2.0, UFS 2.1, or eMMC 5.1 storage.“Huawei has employed the standard industry practice of sourcing solutions from multiple trusted suppliers to ensure a balance between user experience, quality and sustainable supply,” the company said.While it’s true that many electronic devices feature a small level of variance when it comes to their components, the differences shouldn’t have a noticeable effect on user experience.One well-known example of component variation is Samsung’s choice of SoCs on its flagship phones, which usually ship with Exynos or Qualcomm chips based on the market.
Don’t ask them to throw in a piano, and other financial advice from celebrities.In the early 20th century, immigrants coming to Ellis Island had to solve a wooden jigsaw puzzle in five minutes or risk being sent back to where they came from.“Annie, are you voting,” “Got a list of Starbucks lovers” and other misheard song lyrics.And Civil War-era foods you might still be eating today.Photo: The Spam brand wasn’t introduced until after the Civil War, but “cold ham cake” can be traced back to that era.
Sales enablement has been proven to improve conversion rates, sales productivity, and revenue outcomes.But to launch a sales enablement program, you have to build a business case, get your team on board, and align internal resources, and much more.If this sounds like your current (or pending) challenge, I hope you can join us for a webinar this Friday (April 21, 2017).I’ll be joined by Carla Lempera from SAVO to share a blueprint for a successful sales enablement launch.You’ll get a blueprint for launch, scale and growth as well as specific tools, templates and more to guide implementation and success moving forward.The long-term value of implementing a sales enablement program
Venture funds raised a total $41.6 billion in 2016, making it a record year since 2001, thanks to low interest rates, a hunger for returns, and growing investor interest in high-profile, private companies.But even with fundraising levels so high, we continued to see a flight to quality and consolidation of capital in the best-performing, most reputable firms.Though 2016 saw fewer entrants into the so-called Unicorn Club, and a narrow IPO window, some investors benefitted greatly from high-profile exits and billion-dollar companies, including AppDynamics (acquired by Cisco for reportedly $3.7 billion), Twilio (listed on NASDAQ in September 2016), and Snap (which listed on NYSE just this year).While few traditionally tech-focused firms have chosen to tackle deeper science and health opportunities, the health/wellness industries have been ripe for innovation, particularly with movements towards digitalizing healthcare records, sustainable consumption, and more targeted, “smart” therapeutics.Tony Florence, New Enterprise AssociatesTony Florence of New Enterprise Associates is one of the early adopters seeking to capitalize on the dynamic marketplace with a mix of retail and health/wellness investments.
Now imagine how convenient it would be to have these handy devices in every room of your home.Right now you can do just that with this limited-time deal Echo Dot deal on Amazon — buy any three Echo Dots and save $20 using discount code DOT3PACK.The Echo Dot offers hands-free voice control with a small built-in speaker that connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more.The Echo Dot can hear you from across the room, even while music or other sound is playing.Don’t worry about multiple Dots causing problems — when you want to use one of them, simply say the wake word “Alexa” and whichever Dot is closest to you will respond instantly using ESP (Echo Spatial Perception).Additionally, you can connect any of the Dots to speakers using a 3.5mm stereo cable or Bluetooth to add voice control to your home stereo system.
Great news for all you sports fans out there.Google is making it easier for you to keep up with the latest scores and news regarding your favorite NBA and NHL teams via both Google Search and the Play Newsstand app.Google Play Newsstand now offers dedicated NBA and Stanley Cup Playoffs sections showing you play-by-play info of the games you’re interested in.It also combines tons of local as well as national news sources in one place, so you don’t have visit a bunch of different websites to get the info you’re looking for.Google also wants to make sure that those who don’t use the Newsstand app can also join in on the fun.You now also have the option of checking out scores, videos, latest updates, images, and more directly from NBA, NHL as well as MLB teams you’re rooting for in Google Search.
Anker makes our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth speaker and Bluetooth earbuds, and both are on sale today on Amazon.The SoundBuds were my go-to Bluetooth earbuds until I got a pair of AirPods, and the SoundCore in particular is notable for its impressive bass and 24 hour battery life.
The NutriBullet Rx’s 1700-watt motor uses hands-free SMART Technology to run at the perfect speed for the exact amount of time needed to break down even the most difficult foods, creating silky-smooth NutriBlast smoothies that nourish your system from the inside out.The machine also features a 7-Minute Heating Cycle, which transforms raw vegetables, nuts, seeds, fruits, and spices into warm, hearty puréed soups, sauces, dips, and beverages.All units include the Nature’s Prescription recipe book to instruct and inspire you on your quest towards optimum health.Its typical list price of $149.99 has been reduced 30%, for now, to just $105.29 for the 10-piece set.A very reasonable price and a solid consideration for the upcoming Mother & Father's day holidays.See this deal now on Amazon.
Now that the "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" trailer has arrived fans are speculating what big revelations the film has in store.Director Rian Johnson already dropped a hint that the movie's title refers only to a singular Jedi, even though Jedi can mean both singular and plural amounts of people.While many of us dissect the trailer for clues as to what we can expect to unfold on the big screen, Johnson has one more hint as to what might be in store for one of its main characters -- Rey.In "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," information about Rey's parents was never revealed.But in "The Last Jedi," Johnson confirmed in an interview with Good Morning America on April 14 that Rey's backstory about her parents is "something that is absolutely going to be addressed in the movie."Of course, the director isn't keen on offering up any spoilers about Rey or her parents.
Tycker du att dina barn spenderar på tok för mycket tid framför mobilskärmen och skulle må bra av lite gammal hederlig smartphone-rehabilitering?Råkar du befinna dig i krokarna runt Seattle?Sväng i så fall förbi Restart Life Center; de har nämligen startat världens första rehab-center för smartphone-beroende ungdomar.Grundaren av Restart Life Center, Dr Hilarie Cash, berättar för Skynews om påverkan som en smartphone kan ha på barn:"När du ger enheter som mobiltelefoner till små barn blir de distraherade av alla rörelser, färger och ljud, vilket åsidosätter de naturliga instinkterna som barn faktiskt har när det gäller att röra på sig, att utforska och ha sociala interaktioner."Michael Koch, 14, håller inte med och säger i samma intervju att hans teknikkonsumtion är en naturlig del av hans generation: "Vi växte upp med telefoner, vi växte upp med teknik, vi är helt enkelt födda med det."
You might really love that one photo where you squint your eyes and make a pouty face, but chances are what you like doesn’t look as good to other people.A recent study suggests you’re better off having someone else pick your profile pics.The study, from University of New South Wales, and published in Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, had participants take profile photos of themselves to be used for social networking sites, professional networking sites, and dating sites.They were then asked to choose which ones they’d be most likely and least likely to use, and rated each photo for attractiveness, trustworthiness, dominance, competence, and confidence.Participants then had to do the same thing for another set of images that belonged to a stranger.The researchers found that images chosen by strangers made a much better first impression than images chosen by the individuals themselves.
So imagine the joy on Wang Mengqiu's face when his Beijing-based start-up, Zero Zero Robotics, was approached by the big Cupertino giant, which wanted to sell Wang's portable AI-powered drone."Apple products are ubiquitous because of its ease-of-use and intuitive design, which I'd like to think fit the description of our Hover Camera Passport too," says Wang, a former software engineer at Twitter who moved back to China four years ago to "bridge the gap between the two countries" with his own robotics company.The Hover Camera Passport is a super lightweight (242g) and portable (it folds in half into the shape of a VHS cassette tape) drone that can track people using a facial recognition software.The drone was released last year, to mostly good reviews (almost everyone agreed the foldable design with enclosed propellers were brilliant, but some thought the eight-minute flight time was a bit low), but now that it's officially available and marketed on Apple.com and inside brick-and-mortar Apple stores, the Hover will almost certainly gain a lot more recognition.Heck, the US$500 price tag won't even seem high anymore, because Apple has a history of getting away with selling things much higher than competing products ... and getting away with it).The partnership with Apple brings about new features, too.