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Huawei's just unveiled its two flagship phones at Mobile World Congress: the P10 and the P10 Plus.They're follow-ups to the Leica-cobranded P9, and once again there's a big focus on photography (pun totally intended) - and, slightly oddly, colours.There are 8 of them, globally.But should you go for the P10 or the P10 Plus?Huawei P10 vs P10 Plus: displayThe P10 Plus is unsurprisingly the bigger of the two phones, boasting a 5.5-inch LCD to the P10's 5.1 inches.
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Ransomware is one of today's most common digital threats.While the vast majority of ransomware you've read about targets users of Windows computers, criminal coders haven't forgotten about all the folks out there using Macs.Experts at ESET recently discovered a new strain of ransomware targeting macOS users.Called Patcher, it's written in Apple's own Swift programming language... though not particularly skillfully, according to ESET's Marc-Etienne M.Léveillé.Deficiencies in the ransomware's code appear to make it impossible for victims to recover their files.There's no code in Patcher that would allow it to communicate with a control server.
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Daily average video views on Weibo, the leading social media in China, increased seven times year-over-year, surpassing 2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2016.Video advertising, launched in the second quarter of 2016, contributed to over 10% of its total advertising revenue in the second half of the year, according to Weibo.Though the total user base and usage of Twitter-like services in China began to decline in 2013, Weibo regained momentum in 2016 thanks to the significant consumption growth in short videos and live video streams, especially the former.Weibo monthly active users reached 313 million and total revenue was US$212.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.90% of the million monthly active users accessed Weibo on mobile in December 2016, up from 83% a year ago.Mobile short video sector saw explosive growth in China in 2016.We re seeing advertisers shifting their ad budget to mobile, social and video ads , Wang Gaofei, CEO of Weibo, said in November 2016.At the same time, TV ratings are going down in China, Charles Chao, Chairman of Weibo, said so on today s earnings conference call, so the company expected TV ad spending would shift increasingly to online.The list prices for Weibo s video ads were much higher than their previous offerings, according to CFO Herman Yu.Total advertising revenue, which represents 87% of Weibo s total annual revenue, increased over 40% in 2016 from the previous year.Source: WeiboSource: WeiboWeibo s short video sharing and live streaming services are supported by Yixia Technology, the mobile video service developer which operates short video app Miaopai and live streaming app Yizhibo.
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In the past, blockchain -- which is known as a distributed ledger technology for both financial and non-financial transactions -- seemed like a mysterious concept that only technologists could understand.However, the various advancements in blockchain applications in 2016 helped more people and more businesses see its potential.For others in the business environment, blockchain is something they're still just exploring.However, some of them go beyond payments and may offer application for other business segments, helping startups and established businesses address a particular need.With ongoing research and greater understanding of how the blockchain works, one of the biggest trends I predict in 2017 is the use of this technology in new application areas across industries.For example, ride sharing transactions could be handled directly by drivers and passengers using the blockchain, which could then give once-disruptive companies like Uber and Lyft a run for its' money.
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Deepak Chopra — the wellness guru who rose to fame after his 1993 appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey" show — says that certain colors can elevate or lower your happiness.Soft shades of cool colors — like blues, greens, and violets — promote calmness and lower stress levels, Chopra"There are colors that are calming, and there are colors that are
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In recent times, Twitch has steadily been outgrowing its hardcore gaming avatar and expanding to accommodate streamers other interests on its platform.Now, it s taking things a step further with the beta launch of Communities.Think of Communities as public listings of streams sorted by topic or by activity, such as speedrunning, painting, cosplay, retro games and cooking.There are already a large number of Communities for you to browse, and you re free to create your own as well.For those who are familiar with Reddit, these Communities are a bit like subreddits in that the creator of a community can customize their page design and set specific rules for their space.There s also a limit of five communities that each user can create.
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ZTE India just released the video teaser of an upcoming device on their official Twitter handle.While the video doesn t show us its future name, we can still see how it looks on the outside.Let s have a look:Hello again, India!pic.twitter.com/kwFj0EGOoS Buy ZTE and Nubia phones and accessories at shop.gizchina.com!— ZTE India @ZTEIndiaSocial January 30, 2017The ZTE device is probably going to be the ZTE Blade A610 Plus, other rumors say the smartphone could be featuring a massive 5,000mAh battery as well.Meanwhile some of the reported specs are: a MediaTek MT6750T CPU, a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory.Cameras will be a 13MP shooter on the back and a 8MP camera on the front.It ll support 4G VoLTE and run Android 6.0 Marshmallow.ZTE has already programmed a product launch event on February 3rd, where we might see the phone purported in the video get officially announced.
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Hackers will seize control of the car's critical control systems and steer it into a river, a wall or oncoming traffic.The more the automotive and information systems are integrated, so the thinking goes, the better the experience will be and the more cars sold.The downside of this is that the app-ification of the vehicle makes it as hackable as your smartphone, which, if you don't already know, is pretty damn easy.In March 2016, a joint public-service announcement was made by the FBI, the US Department of Transportation and the US National Highway Safety Traffic Safety Administration.The statement - Alert I-031716-PSA - made it clear that, in our race to network our vehicles, we've designed everything from the radio to the engine, braking and steering systems so that they're vulnerable to being taken control of remotely.After investigative journalist Michael Hastings died after driving at high speed into a tree in Los Angeles in 2013, Richard Clarke, the former White House cybersecurity czar, told The Huffington Post that "It's relatively easy to hack your way into the control system of a car, and to do such things as cause acceleration when the driver doesn't want acceleration, to throw on the brakes when the driver doesn't want the brakes on, to launch an airbag.
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Every January, Glassdoor publishes its list of the best jobs of the year.For the second year in a row, the top spot goes to data scientist."This report reinforces that the best jobs are highly-skilled and are staying ahead of the growing trend toward workplace automation," Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor's chief economist, tells Business Insider.He explains that the skills helping workers stay ahead of automation are creativity, judgment, and flexibility."Those are aspects of work that are extremely difficult to automate, and having them allows workers to team up with technology to become more productive, rather than simply being replaced by it," Chamberlain says."Many of the jobs on this list require proficiency in these 'soft' skills," he explains.
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I just graduated and started at an agency of my desired industry.Thing is, everyone around me is tweeting and posting on Instagram multiple times a day towards their tens of thousand followers while I pretty much just started having my own Twitter account.I feel like my couple hundred followers won't care about my awesome spotify playlist I found that day or the random picture of my cat I just took.How do you keep coming up with posts for your personal account?What change of attitude is necessary here on my side?Thanks for any advice :
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By Robert Pease, Pipeline Performance Practice Lead for Heinz MarketingWe spend quite a bit of time here at Heinz Marketing helping companies sort out ways to improve their marketing effectiveness and increase sales pipeline growth.We are big believers in building the marketing plan to support the revenue plan and doing the funnel math that tells you how many leads you need to generate and explicitly states assumptions around conversion rates.The next level down of detail is deploying budget to specific programs and activities to execute the marketing plan and we have just released an Excel template that you can download no form to complete that does just that.Download the marketing plan and budget template!It is based on a spreadsheet I have used over many years that not only assigns dollars to activities but helps you think through when certain expenditures need to be made and how the overall budget will be deployed in a 12 month window.
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Shia LaBeouf unveiled yet another piece of online performance art, and this one is aimed directly at US President Donald Trump.On Friday, the day of Trump's inauguration, LaBeouf announced a project called "HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US," which is live-streaming footage from a camera installed outside the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York.
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We are very grateful for all the research that has been done on social media.Facebook is more than 2 times as popular as the next most-popular social networkSeventy-nine percent of U.S. adults are on Facebook, more than twice the percentage of adults on Instagram 32 percent Surveying 1,520 U.S. adults above the age of 18, the researchers found that Facebook is still the most popular social media platform -- and by a huge margin.It s also interesting to note that percentage of adults on Instagram has risen significantly over the last few years from 13 percent to 32 percent , Pinterest has also seen a similar curve with 31 percent of U.S. adults now using the platform -- that s just 1 percent less than Instagram.This is a quite substantial increase from the 70 percent reported in 2015.
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Docusign has hired Daniel Springer as its new CEO, putting an end to its strange, 18-month quest to find a replacement for current boss, Keith Krach.Springer has the right mix of experience to lead Docusign, an e-signature software maker last valued at $3 billion.He sold his previous company Responsys to Oracle for $1.6 billion in 2014, three years after taking it public.Before that, he spent time at the consulting firm McKinsey and a startup called Telleo."I'm thrilled to discover the opportunity at Docusign.It s a big scale company but also with hyper growth, and that s what gets me excited," Springer told Business Insider.Springer's real challenge will be in ensuring a smooth CEO transition for Docusign, who took an unusually long 18-month period to fill the position.After Krach expressed his desire to step down in 2015, the company was close to appointing Google executive Rick Osterloh as CEO last March — but he pulled out at the last minute, cancelling the press briefings that were already scheduled to announce his hiring.On top of that, Docusign saw four of its top executives suddenly leave last year, adding to speculation around the company, which was once seen as one of the leading candidates to go public soon.
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Xiaomi s international game isn t the best, but they re still pretty active around Asia.Amongst the many countries they compete in, Malaysia is perhaps one of their more popular markets.Many of their devices have received official launches in Malaysia, though usually much later than other countries.Now, Xiaomi is bringing over their brand new entry-level device, the Redmi 4A, to Malaysia.Plans to bring the Redmi 4A have been in the talks for a while, but now it s official.The Redmi 4A will come to Malaysia on the 18th of January for RM449, which is about $100.If you re in Malaysia and you re interested in the Redmi 4A, feel free to read our review on it here.Hopefully we ll see Xiaomi give a similar treatment to other countries pretty soon.
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LONDON – Blockchain technology could save leading investment banks up to $12 billion £9.8 billion a year in back office cost, according to a new analysis from consultancy Accenture and operations benchmarking company McLagan.A report from the pair, titled "Banking on Blockchain: A Value Analysis for Investment Banks," looks at real-world data from 8
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In addition to our Sunday App of the Week feature, we also summarize some of our favorite B2B sales & marketing posts from around the Web each week.We ll miss a ton of great stuff, so if you found something you think is worth sharing please add it to the comments below.In the meantime, here are some B2B Reads that we love:The different types of blog posts and how to use them in various situations.Thanks Elizabeth Case for your great content.Experts teach you the most productive ways to respond to negative feedback.
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Nokia is pinning its hopes on its new smartphone re-establishing its popularity with Chinese consumers.Nokia s comeback device, launched exclusively in China, is unlikely to make a splash in the world s largest smartphone market as the 230,000 pre-orders it achieved in the first 24 hours does not qualify it for entry into what analysts call the mainstream market .Priced at 1,699 yuan, the Nokia 6 is the first new smartphone carrying the iconic handset name since 2014 when Nokia Oyj chose to sell its entire handset unit to Microsoft.Nokia does have a very recognisable brand, but so do Motorola, Sony and LG.Look what they get todayHMD Global, the current owner of the Finnish brand, put the device - which runs on Google s Android platform and is manufactured by Foxconn - on shelves in China on Wednesday by partnering exclusively with Chinese online retail major JD.com.
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Halo Wars is a popular Xbox title that brought real-time strategy gaming to the Halo franchise.Players have been clamoring for some time now for an update, and Microsoft announced Halo Wars 2 for the Xbox One and Windows 10 at Gamescom way back in 2015.The soon-to-be-released game will support Microsoft s Xbox Play Anywhere program for cross-platform gaming between consoles and Windows 10 PCs.From January 20-30, developer 343 Industries will be hosting a multiplayer beta of Halo Wars 2 that will give gamers a chance to see just how well their PCs compare, as Tom s Hardware reports.Some hardware requirements were also revealed for Windows 10 PCs.The game will require 25GB of storage space and the 64-bit version of Windows 10, and minimum and recommended specifications that aren t too terribly taxing.
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Apple's $159 wireless AirPods are proving pretty divisive:People are huge fans of the AirPods' battery life, their range, and of how really ridiculously simple they are to pair with their iPhones, iPads, and other Apple devices.A less exciting feature of the AirPods is how they have one-touch access to Siri — and no other physical controls.The best stuff about them comes from Apple's brand-new W1 chip, a proprietary enhancement to Bluetooth that adds range, efficiency, and simplicity to any headphones.And while the AirPods may get all the attention, they're not the only W1-equipped headphones on the market.So if the AirPods are leaving you cold, I urge you to take a look at the over-ear Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones.They're a little pricier at $299, and way less subtle as a fashion statement, but the Solo3 has most of the pluses of the AirPods, including the W1 chip, without nearly as many minuses.The overall quality shouldn't be surprising, since Beats is an Apple subsidiary.Plus, they sound pretty good, too.After using the Beats Solo3 heavily for over a week, here's the rundown.
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