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p After announcing the Meizu M5, the Chinese company is back with the next in line of the M series, the Meizu M5C.The leak throws light upon how the Meizu M5C will look./p p The leak is from a non live version of the Meizu website.Judging from the image, the M5C is not much different from its sibling, the Meizu M5S.The M5C is supposedly aimed at the lower end of the market./p Join GizChina on TelegramMeizu M5S p From what we can judge, the M5C might not have a metal body like the M5S, but it will retain the fingerprint sensor.
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p 20 years ago, there were a measly 40 million people using the internet, and online sales generated only $2.4 billion.In 2017, more than 7.5 billion people use the internet –– and online sales are expected to hit $440 billion by year end.That is an 18,650% increase in global internet usage and an 18,233% increase in online sales.Amazon’s stock price has risen in equal measure, from $18 in 1997 to around $948 at the time of writing –– a 5,166% increase.This is no chicken and egg problem –– clearly the internet and online sales came first.But these days, it’s hard to tell whether Amazon grows larger as the internet and online sales do, or if the internet and online sales grow larger as Amazon does.
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p After more than seven years at Twitter, director of product for media tools Jinen Kamdar is off to a media company, beginning his new role Monday as vice president of product at BuzzFeed.Kamdar announced his departure from Twitter via tweet (embedded below):i'm forever indebted to twitter – the people, the service, and the company.TechCrunch that it was too early for him to know exactly what he would be working on at BuzzFeed, saying he was excited to work with “all these talented writers and producers” and to build tools to “not only create content, but quickly learn how the content is performing,” adding:When I look at BuzzFeed, what attracts me are the things that make companies like Twitter special, too.They think about everything in first principles.
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p Samsung’s Bixby made its debut on the Galaxy S8 series.However, the digital assistant isn’t only meant for smartphones, as the company plans on expanding it to a bunch of different devices including home appliances.The tech giant has recently announced that it is bringing Bixby to the Family Hub 2.0 refrigerators.All new models sold will include the digital assistant, while those that have already been purchased will get it via an update.The Family Hub 2.0 fridge, which was released in March, can now search for recipes and weather information, among other things, thanks to Bixby.It’s also capable of automatically controlling the temperature in the fridge and can provide you with recipes based on your eating habits.
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It predicts e-commerce will overtake advertising as a portion of its total revenue in three to five years.Travel is the most mature commerce sector for The Telegraph.“E-commerce makes up a significant part — but not the majority — of revenue at the moment,” said Nick Hugh, COO at Telegraph Media Group.That’s testament to the opportunity that sits in front of us on the travel side.” Hugh was unable to share exactly how much e-commerce brings in for the business, as Telegraph Media Group is a private company.“Our editorial mission is to inform our readers; we want to open their minds up to places,” he said, adding that a commercial editorial team separate from The Telegraph’s journalists creates all content with an e-commerce element.We always ask, ‘Are we adding value to users?’”
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p Keyloggers are intrusive malware that, when installed, can track everything typed on a keyboard.As such, you wouldn't expect one to come installed on your brand new laptop.Security research company Modzero discovered a keylogger in audio drivers issued by HP in 2015.A Conexant audio driver for headphones – in the HP Elitebook, Probook and Zbook – was found to be capturing keystrokes in a file on the devices."HP has no access to customer data as a result of this issue," a spokesperson for the company said.The premise behind keyloggers is pretty simple: a piece of software records every press on a keyboard.
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p Discovery Networks Asia Pacific is focusing on localised short-form content as it seeks to transition from a traditional video company into a maker organisation.The shift is being driven by the network’s desire to engage young audiences across Asia Pacific, according to Arthur Bastings, president and managing director of Discovery Networks Asia Pacific.The deal sees the launch of a short-form digital video content brand, Tan Ba, which features content from Discovery’s global catalogue which has been localised and curated by VS Media’s community of makers.Launching just a few weeks ago, Tan Ba is already attracting 2 – 3 million views per video and total views across all the content have passed 120 million views.“It really speaks to the potential of quality content that is interesting and has good quality imagery and a degree of professionalism.The new platform is expected to break even in its first year of operation.
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Many of us use fitness trackers as motivational tools to keep us moving, and to monitor our progress over time.But what if that sensor-packed Apple Watch or Fitbit on your wrist could actually help diagnose a potentially fatal heart condition?It's possible, according to app developer Cardiogram.In a joint study published today, Cardiogram and researchers at the University of California, San Francisco relied on the Apple Watch -- and Cardiogram's algorithm -- to gather heart rate and electrocardiogram data from 6,158 individuals.To determine if the Apple Watch's sensors can differentiate between a normal heart rhythm and atrial fibrillation (AF).Apparently, it can; the study identified AF with 97 percent accuracy.
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p Generating energy by cleaning the air we breath sounds like wishful thinking, but Belgian scientists are working hard on making it a reality.According to University of Leuven’s website, researchers successfully managed to convert pollution into energy, in association with the University of Antwerp.The process the scientists have developed is remarkably simple and addresses two major needs that are facing society today: clean air and alternative energy production.The Belgian research team has created a small device made out of two compartments that are separated by a membrane made from specialized nanomaterials.When polluted air passes through the membrane the catalysts in it are able to form hydrogen gas, while simultaneously breaking down the air pollution — effectively producing energy and cleaning the air.The researchers describe the process of the device as being similar to existing solar panel tech, as it operates automatically when exposed to sunlight.
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p Chinese students will live in a laboratory simulating a lunar-like environment for up to 200 days as Beijing prepares for its long-term goal of putting humans on the moon.Four postgraduate students from the capital’s astronautics research university Beihang entered the 160-square-metre cabin - dubbed the Yuegong-1, or “Lunar Palace” - on Wednesday, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.The volunteers will live in the sealed lab to simulate a long-term, self-contained space mission with no input from the outside world, Xinhua said.Human waste will be treated with a bio-fermentation process and experimental crops and vegetables grown with the help of food and waste by-products.The cabin represents the “world’s most advanced closed-loop life-support technology so far”, state broadcaster CCTV said.China does not expect to land its first astronauts on the moon for at least another decade, but the project seeks to help the country prepare lunar explorers for longer stays on the surface.
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p You might already know what is a backlink profile and some of you might be even using one of the best backlink checkers out there.The important thing is that you have to check the quality of the links after a period of time you did some changes or in real time.If you have a small website, is it easier to manually review the SEO data, but if you have a bigger site, it is harder to verify it.That’s why we’re saving you some time by showing the next 5 tips on how to correctly assess the backlink quality for your website:Identify as Many Referring Domains as Possible Using Various Backlinks Data SourcesCheck Domain Authority for Your Linking Root Domains
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p Edward Snowden takes a pop at likes of Google and AWS for being “fundamentally disempowering.”The world is relying upon technology for every wild and crazy idea, and open source is the now the accepted best practice for solving hard problems.That’s the general message coming out of the second day at the OpenStack Summit being held in Boston.Mark Collier, COO, OpenStack Foundation, took the reigns for the second day of the open source event, and like other open source events before it, the keynote focused on the developer and the power that open source has.Whether it’s looking across the big data world, app management, or in cloud databases, a lot of the interesting work is being done in the open.Every one of these components is built to be dependant on, rely upon other in the stack.”
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p On the 15th I will start working as Digital Campaign Coordinator in a multinational company in my first role in B2B2C marketing.I was wondering if there is any difference I should keep in mind at all times between this and B2C/B2B marketing from an operations or communication point of view and if I could learn relevant techniques and skills from any book, article, podcast, video or other resource that explores the topic specifically and that you guys would recommend.Thanks in advance for your answers.
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p Sorry, I see these questions all the time, so I'll thank you all in advance for putting up with another one.I'm graduating on Saturday with a BA in Marketing from a relatively small college.I have an internship now that has given me a lot of experience and that makes me confident.However, I hear a lot of talk about various certifications that are worthwhile when building a career.I am mostly interested in digital marketing and have aspirations of opening my own marketing firm someday (whether I end up specializing in digital is TBD).So I guess my question to you all is: what certifications are viewed as a "must have" in the industry?
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Lately, the dining room at the Morgan Library & Museum has been offering a lunch menu inspired by one of its exhibits, of treasures from the National Museum of Sweden: cucumber-elderflower aquavit sparkler, brown-butter cod cake, lingonberry cobbler.The restaurant has not been offering a menu inspired by another of its exhibits, “I’m Nobody!Visiting the other day, Terence Davies, the British filmmaker, agreed that this was just as well.“None of this ‘knitted by nuns in Nepal’ business.”Davies directed “A Quiet Passion,” the new film about Dickinson, for which he also wrote the screenplay.Starring Cynthia Nixon, the movie starts out looking like a conventional bio-pic before turning into a devastating depiction of crushing social mores, and of the anguish of constrained creativity.
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On Google, there are more than 14 million results for the phrase “influencer marketing”.And within those result, most of what you’ll find are “What is Influencer Marketing?” posts (P.S.Some of the types of definitions you’ll find include:Using influencers to spread your message on your behalf.And while some of those definitions do describe the essence of influencer marketing, our CEO Lee Odden describes it as follows:“Influencer Marketing is the practice of engaging internal and industry experts with active networks to help achieve measurable business goals.”1
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Our company hired an SEO agency that also offered social media and ppc services as a bundle (this happened before I came on board a week ago).Yesterday they started their "instagram strategy" (which was vague to begin with when I read their proposal a couple of days ago) and it's obvious they're using a bot.The paid shout outs they did for us over the past month or so are also fishy.They had 5 instagram personalities with 50k followers each post a picture showcasing our product, and each of them got 500 10,000 likes and dozens of comments (which seemed fairly generic but I couldn't tell for sure) but they generated almost no new followers to our account and only 25 visits to our website in total.I know with instagress closing down that instagram is cracking down on bots, (though they don't seem to be cracking down on bot users as much, as far as I can tell) but social media isn't my expertise and quite frankly I don't know what other strategies would work, or what to look for in an agency that offers such services.Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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A new deal between the NFL Players Association and sports tech firm Whoop means that American football players can sell their own fitness data for the first time.The groundbreaking partnership sees the Whoop Strap 2.0 becoming the official "recovery" wearable of the NFLPA.This is the first time a pro sports players association has teamed up with a wearable tech firm to give players "access to, ownership of, and the option to commercialise their health data".For example, NFL players could potentially sell their data to TV networks looking for more detail on the team lineup for what is already an incredibly stat-heavy sport.Professional sports leagues and teams have been early adopters of wearable tech but concerns have been raised over privacy in the past due to the amount of personal health data being gathered and where it could potentially end up."This partnership with the NFLPA is truly the first of its kind in that athletes will finally become both healthier and wealthier by collecting, controlling, and ultimately having the ability to sell their own health and performance data," said Will Ahmed, founder and CEO at Whoop.
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captions settings, opens captions settings dialogThis is a modal window.Are Snapchat Spectacles The New Air Jordans?I ain't got that endurance, so I'll keep it short and to the point: The S8 looks and feels just like the Note 7, except it has slimmer bezels, no physical home button, a really stupidly-placed fingerprint reader, and no stylus.The phone's all black look (including black metal frame) was sleek and sexy as hell; and the improved angle of the dual-curved screen made for a lot less erroneous touches than the gimmicky "Edge" screens of S6 and S7.The AMOLED panel on the Note 7 was stunning -- use a black wallpaper and the icons look like they're popping out of the screen.
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At Stanford I was given, as a teenager, weapons both elegant and lethal—algorithms that could pick out the terrorists most worth targeting in a network, detect someone’s dissatisfaction with the government from their online writing.You see this when recruiters at career fairs make it clear they’re only interested in the computer scientists; in the salary gap between engineering and non-engineering students; in the quizzical looks humanities students get when they dare to reveal their majors.The fact that so many computer scientists are ignorant or disdainful of non-technical approaches is worrisome because in my work, I’m constantly confronting questions that can’t be answered with code.When I coded at Coursera, an online education company, I developed an algorithm that would recommend classes to people in part based on their gender.This is a difficult dilemma: In criminal justice, for example, you’re confronted with the fact that an algorithm that fulfills basic statistical desiderata is also a lot more likely to rate black defendants as high-risk even when they will not go on to commit another crime.I do know, however, that I won’t find it in my algorithms textbook; I’m far more likely to find relevant facts in Ta-Nehisi Coates’s work on systemic discrimination or Michelle Alexander’s on mass incarceration.
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