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Image credit: Estelle Johnson/EyeEm | Getty ImagesMore than a decade after the dotcom bubble collapsed, the world has entered an emerging post-dotcom era known as “dotcloud.” Doing business now requires a higher level of entrepreneurial skills and strategies, and today’s new class of born-in-the-cloud startups are driven by an imperative for speed, convenience and personalization.Marketing in this aggressive startup environment requires a new approach.Related: Why Alexa Will Soon Be Handling Customer Support Calls -- and What Businesses Should Do to PrepareThe first wave of dotcom technology made a critical error in deploying an overly mechanized and automated customer service approach.Customers would dial into the call center only to be greeted by a voicemail tree -- otherwise known as “voicemail hell” -- with no option to talk to a human, and sometimes with options that were limited to only the most common problems.
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Nordkorea sägs ha stor kunskap när det kommer till hack, ska Apple utveckla en vikbar Iphone?Och den amerikanska teknikjätten har problem med underleverantörer.En tidigare nordkoreans it-expert hävdar att nationens kunskaper när det kommer till att utfara hackerattacker är "bortom all fantasi".Det säger han till ABC News.Apple i samarbete med LG.Nu ska teknikjättarna utveckla en vikbar Iphone, mer om det går att läsa här.
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Jigsaw’s top marketer held his breath as its ‘Heart Immigration’ manifesto launched this week to challenge the idea that anything (or anyone) is 100% British.Amid a sea of vapid creative coming from marketing departments at fellow fashion brands, Alex Kelly admits this work might lose it some customers but it’s a happy trade to show that the retailer stands for something.At the core of the marketing push lies a manifesto which has been printed in national news outlets including the Guardian, Telegraph and Evening Standard – as well as appearing in a full take-over of Oxford tube station – to challenge the notion of what Britishness is.“British Style is not 100% British,” it proclaims.“Whatever your opinion, at some point in your ancestry someone moved in and unsettled the neighbours.As a clothing brand, we couldn’t do what we do if people weren’t free to move around.”
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the World's most famous cryptocurrency bitcoin's price has risen to a new record.at 12:28 Finnish time bitcoin exchange was at the rate of 5 167,90$, told Coindesk-price monitoring.Never before in bitcoin's exchange rate has not exceeded 5 000 dollars.Thursday, during the currency has risen nearly 7 percent.in Recent months, bitcoin's price has been strong.at the beginning of September price was close to $ 5,000, after which followed a drop of close to $ 3,000.
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Object relational mappers (ORMs) have been in use for a long time to eliminate the impedance mismatch that exists between the object models of programming languages and the data models in relational databases.Dapper is an open source, lightweight ORM developed by the Stack Overflow team.It provides support for both static and dynamic object binding using transactions, stored procedures, or bulk inserts of data.Download and install Dapper ORMTo get started using Dapper, follow these steps:Click on File -> New -> Project
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Well, there’s a small Oxygen OS update rolling out so this could be of interest to you!Although it doesn’t bring any new features into the mix, the update fixes some pestering bugs that have been affecting the OnePlus 5 for some time now.Bugs like weak 4G+ signal in some regions, as well as display problems with some UI elements, are just some of the issues addressed in the update.The slight update is pushed via OTA so it could take some time to appear on your device’s status bar.Until this happens you can read the full change log here:Fixed bug of missing icon of Download app in 4.5.11
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Box details first machine learning tools powered by IBM Watson, Azure and GCP at Boxworks 2017, alongside Box Skills tool kits for custom processesBox is adding machine learning tools to its cloud content platform alongside a developer toolkit so organisations can create their own custom AI processes.It is intended that ‘Box Skills’ will help customers extract additional insights from content stored in Box by performing tasks that were previously too expensive or impractical to digitise and automate.Audio intelligence scans files to create and index a text transcript, while video intelligence does the same but also detects people and topics.Image intelligence can detect concepts, objects and people and adds keyword labels to extract metadata.“As businesses continue to drive digital transformation, they need to realize more value and intelligence from their content.
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Items sold on the underground in the region are entirely different to other parts of the world, where drug sales dominate the scene.Typical prices include worms at $1-$12, keyloggers for free up to $19, known ransomware for $30-$50, malware builders for free up to $500, citadel (FUD) for $150, ninja RAT (FUD) for $100, and Havij 1.8 (cracked) for free.Similar to the Russian-speaking underground, cashout services also abound.These services are paid in bankcards, Bitcoin (BTC) or via direct cash transactions.The demand for personally identifiable documents is influenced by geopolitical tensions – their buyers might want to flee active war zones, for instance.Cybercriminals can also purchase fake documents to perpetrate fraud or worse.
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A Google employee has posted what allegedly is the unedited photographs from the Pixel 2.in The case of a 40 example, of which several are portraits that illustrate the camera's software-based bokeh-effects.But to analyze the quality of the image closer to see it spontaneously very good, although the best photographs, of course, has been selected as an example.Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL has alone rear 12MP cameras (1/2,6” and 1.4 ám) with bländartalet f/1.8.the portrait mode, also works for the front 8MP sensor, which as I said is based on software and does not rely on a secondary camera.the Entire gallery is going to take the part of on the Google Photos app.
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I've been getting a lot of questions about influencer marketing strategy so I wrote up a few quick thoughts.Hope you find it helpful.
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NEW YORK — Former Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton finally has time to do what almost all teenagers do these days: Binge-watch Netflix.Over a two-week period this summer, Lynton went deep down into the Netflix rabbit hole, he said at the New Yorker TechFest conference on Friday."I could never understand what Netflix was really, until I got stuck in bed this summer for two weeks when I was sick," Lynton said."And I experienced what most teenagers experience, which is I got caught in the world of Netflix," said Lynton, who stepped down from the Sony Entertainment in January.I watched Turkish dramas, I watched — because they keep just pushing stuff at you, and just when you think you've had enough, you've tried two or three hours of one thing and they say 'you don't like that, we've got an Irish comedy here and an Iranian thing there' and on and on and on it goes."Eventually, you pop up, say, 'I've got to watch 'Game of Thrones' which just came on HBO and then you get out from it.
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On Thursday, the Weather Channel released the list of names it will use to identify 2017-2018 winter storms And if you know a kid born in or after the year 2000, you might feel like one or more of these upcoming storms is living in your house.They're names you might see on a third-grade soccer roster.Once they might've been your grandparents, but now they're so trendy the kids bearing them probably have to use initials to mark their Minecraft Creeper backpacks.The Weather Channel started naming major winter storms in 2011, and it's similar but not related to the hurricane and tropical storm names assigned by the United Nations World Meteorological Organization.The names aren't officially sanctioned by any government body, but the channel uses them when reporting on weather events.While the hurricane names are a mix of grandparent names (Irma, Harvey) and more common monikers (Sean, Cindy), the winter storm names could've come straight off a what-to-name-your-baby list from 2007.
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Relic Hunters Legend mashes up online four-player shooters with role-playing games, and it’s got a cheeky colorful style that looks like it would be comfortable on Cartoon Network.Relic Hunters Legend grew out of its predecessor, Relic Hunters Zero, which was an open-source free-to-play top-down shooter that attracted 1.2 million players.Rogue Snail founder Mark Venturelli said that Relic Hunters Zero emerged from a game jam project called Space Jimmy.“Lots of people were making mods and tweaking it and fixing bugs in the code,” said Venturelli.It got more than one million players.”While Relic Hunters Zero was a fairly straightforward shoot ’em-and-loot ’em, Relic Hunters Legend fleshes out the world.
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Puerto Rico hasn't had a great time of it recently, and in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria large portions of the country's power infrastructure is in disarray.A lot of effort has been done to provide aid, particularly from Elon Musk who had Tesla ship solar panels and Powerwall batteries to bring power back to the population.As it turns out, though, Musk thinks it's possible to power the entire territory with solar panels and big-ass batteries:The Tesla team has done this for many smaller islands around the world, but there is no scalability limit, so it can be done for Puerto Rico too.Such a decision would be in the hands of the PR govt, PUC, any commercial stakeholders and, most importantly, the people of PR.I wonder what it would take to do it in the UK?
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Golf Story is not like actual golf.Chipping in a shot from some godforsaken bunker can feel like a star exploding in your chest.This game is mellow every step of the way, its all encompassing light vibe making missed shots barely sting.Its buttery calm pulls you into a pleasant rhythm of golfing, puzzle-solving, and fetch-questing.Moments after starting, you’re in control of the hero as a boy when he’s out learning the basics with his father.Finding a coach and gaining membership to the club is the ultimate goal, yes, but on the way to finding it, you’ll run across hidden switches in the grounds that open up a hidden mini-golf course.
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just over a week ago announced the Skåne Region that the u.s. system vendor Cerner took home the procurement of a new digital platform – an agreement which, according to the region is worth a billion dollars.Yet, the deal is, however, not clear.Because the two providers was the only one who submitted tenders had the according Changes the way to look at it meant that they should have taken home the deal.Skåne reasons to disqualify Cambio should have been that they have not signed the main contract but, according to the Changes view, were it not sometimes the should-requirements the region lined up.In return, says Cambio has Cerner has not lived up to the should-requirement for CE marking of their products – they claim that the majority of the components are not tagged.In their letter to the court lifts the also until the infected fraction of Region Skåne, which preceded the contract.
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I'm still using Windows 7 and Outlook 2010 on my computer!How long can or should one do it?It determines how long you can safely use the product.Both the Windows 7 and Outlook 2010 have long ago ceased to be sold, but it does not mean that everyone automatically needs to stop using the program.The interesting thing is in place when support is lost, and this is done in two steps:First, the disappearance of something called the mainstream support.
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50 Years said it wanted to solve real-world problems, while at the same time as making money.Today London, seems to be poised to catch up with that idea, with the launch of Zinc, a new ‘company builder’ fund from the founders of the Seedcamp accelerator and the LocalGlobe VC.Zinc plans to tackle big social issues head-on, one at a time, while at the same time creating investable businesses.It’s not London’s first such project, as Bethnal Green Ventures got there first, but it might be the most ambitious to date.The first mission it’s set itself is tackling the global problem of women’s emotional and mental health, an issue which affects one in four young women in the UK and 300 million people globally.It will bring together 55 entrepreneurs from around the world to tackle this issue inside six months.
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Apple claims it's fast, easy and secure, and on paper, it sounds like a step up from similar facial recognition tools on other phones -- but Face ID still has to prove itself in the field.Despite everything Apple has revealed about Face ID, there are still plenty of unknowns.The good news is that most of those challenges wouldn't apply to a laptop, so Face ID still sounds like the kind of tool that would be great to have on a MacBook or iMac.After all, outside of those MacOS computers, using your face to log into a PC is already a well tested feature, thanks to Windows Hello, a biometric security measure built into Windows 10 that can use a compatible webcam for facial recognition.That said, I did recently find a way to trip it up, at least on one laptop.Apple has suggested that Face ID will work with hats and scarves, but we'll have to wait and see if that bears out in real-world testing.
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If social media marketing were a race, Pinterest would be that one guy who comes out of nowhere with a killer kick to win the race.Yep, Pinterest is for more than collecting pictures of your next DIY craft project.In fact, it’s become one of the strongest mediums for marketing your business with the rise of new features and tools just for business.The trick is, you have to know how to use your Pinterest for Business Account to see your spike in website traffic and sales conversions…So MadeFreshly has put together this infographic with the most important user trends so you can jump on the Pinterest for Business bandwagon… and trust us, you definitely want to be on it.This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics
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