Beverage giant Pepsico has lost its president after Brad Jakeman, who oversees in-house content creation arm Creative League Studio, announced his decision to depart in order to establish his own consultancy firm.In a memo to staff outlining his decision Jakeman wrote: “I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with entrepreneurs all over the world who are disrupting industries, creating new economies and building a better society.Now, I have chosen to step down from my current role at PepsiCo in order to follow my passion in these areas, while continuing to consult for PepsiCo.“I am starting a new venture to help companies innovate and to advise on building brands in our hyper connected world.”Jakeman’s exit comes six months after PepsiCo was forced to withdraw its widely deridedKendall Jenner campaign which imbued a can of Pepsi with the power to overcome police brutality.The resulting backlash hit Jakeman badly, describing the episode as ‘gut-wrenching and painful’ in a subsequent Facebook post.
Serieentreprenören Joachim Wester tracks a new golden age for innovative entrepreneurs who want to build and own appbutiker and the ecosystem around erp systems in the same way as SAP and Salesforce have done.A niche, he came to be successful with customers as Systembolaget Telia, Pressbyrån, Seven Eleven, Astra and SKF in areas such as CRM, retail and supply-chain.”Under a paradigm shift occurs tremendous business opportunities for young people and to wake up entrepreneurs to make a meteoric career.and with that, he meets a third paradigm shift.”But there is a solution to The Empty App Store Syndrome, and those who solve it will be the next Apple in its domain.And the market is much larger than for Smartphones.
Let’s go step by step and follow an example of how a brand like Maggi might do it.It lives in a very competitive food content space – everything from TV channels devoted to the topic to websites as well as countless bloggers and vloggers.It helps to write from the perspective of your audience using “I” statements.Step 2: Know the triggerGain insights into what causes your audience to look for information (i.e., content).A trigger could be an intrinsic motivation such as, “There’s a sports practice after the meal so we have to get the food on the table fast.” It also could be externally driven, often stimulated through advertising or media such as a news item highlighting research that says children aren’t eating healthy enough.
Dell Technologies has announced a three-year, $1 billion investment which will underpin a new IoT Division to focus the development of products and services across the rest of the business.And while some people might assume such announcements are nothing more than a bit of PR posturing by the attention-deprived, don’t forget this is a company which doesn’t mind throwing a bit of cash around.It was only in 2015 the team decided to shell out $67 billion to acquire EMC to bulk out the focus on cloud; Micheal Dell doesn’t joke when it comes to cash.The new business unit will be led by VMware CTO Ray O’Farrell and will focus on creating solutions which make use of the Dell Technology resources, but also the tools in the wider ecosystem.In terms of the poster child of the Dell Technologies IoT offensive, it would appear the Edge Gateways are going to be the springboard to bigger and better things.Managed by the VMware Pulse IoT Control Center, the Edge Gateways allow for more analytics and actions to be taken on the edge of the network.
The project led by Andrea Eveland, Ph.D., assistant member at the Danforth Center, will develop novel methods for predicting a plant's phenotype from its genetic code and precisely manipulating plant architecture traits in maize that enhance yield potential.Maize is a cereal crop with the highest dollar value in the U.S. and abroad.However, yield gains have plateaued in recent years."Developing the next generation of high-yielding varieties will require a detailed knowledgebase of the complex gene networks that control plant morphology, which can be applied to breeding or engineering optimal plant architectures," said Eveland."Since the networks controlling different aspects of growth and development are tightly interconnected, it is essential that we understand how manipulation of one trait affects others at the molecular level.branches, leaves, flowers) on a plant, is central to crop productivity and has been a primary target in the domestication and improvement of many crops.
With more global digital transformations taking place, at the end of the day customer experience is the most important aspect an enterprise needs to ensure it’s investing in for business growth.Things like knowing when a customer submits a support ticket, when there’s an issue with the supply chain or when there’s an available customer discount should all be able to be accomplished in real time, enabling all business functions to coordinate seamlessly, creating “wow” customer experiences.Without one, an enterprise can easily experience complications in terms of engineering, costs, resources, expertise, planning, vendor management, brand reputation, business loss and more.These can include API generation, API management, business process management, microservices, performance engineering, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data lakes, cloud and DevOps.As these cohesively work together, it’s also critical that customer context, intent and behavior are also considered by an organization so that intelligent decisions can be made for prolonged, personalized customer engagement.When enterprises go about building integrations the traditional way, they come with multiyear contracts that don’t have real time, personalized components.
By now, you've seen the renderings and heard the promises.Someday, robocars will dominate American roadways, each racing along just inches from its neighbors, safely under the control of a computer that never makes mistakes.No more congestion, fewer atmosphere-choking emissions, and crucially, a drastic drop in deadly crashes.Autonomous vehicles are truly on the way, but until they complete their conquest, they'll have to share the road with awful human drivers.They don’t always follow the rules.Give each class of car its own lanes, or even entire roads.
Did you know the Twitter mobile application contains a “night mode” visual option, which darkens the app’s background and changes the text from black to white?Our guide will show you how to turn this mode on.Note: These screenshots were captured in the Twitter app on iOS.Step 1: Tap your profile picture in the top-left corner of the screen.Step 2: Tap “Settings and privacy.”Step 3: Under “General,” tap “Display and sound.”
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The late 1990s was a period of technological growing pains.One AOL feature did induce envy: a window where you could type anything you wanted, and your “buddy” could reply immediately.You started thinking of lifelong friends by their new handles.(Why shouldn’t Fred go by tacoking4000?)Curating your “buddy list” was a chore akin to arranging seating at a wedding reception.At work, things actually quieted down—once you learned to mute the ding ding ding of your messenger software.
You’ve got to be kidding me.That means they have a dedicated place in what's called the genetic code, which translates between the bases of DNA to the amino acids of proteins.Granted, the genetic code has enabled the entire diversity and complexity of life on Earth, from E. coli to T. rex.Of course, the scientists must supply the cell with the artificial amino acid as well.Using this strategy, artificial amino acids have been incorporated into plants and laboratory animals including roundworms, fruit flies, and mice.This ability to turn protein function on and off in a chosen cell type and at a chosen time can help elucidate protein function and might also be exploited therapeutically.
You’ve set up Google Analytics on your website.You’re greeted by great-looking dashboards every time you log in (provided you’ve set everything up right).But you still don’t know how or where to start improving your metrics.Nearly every website has Google Analytics set up to track basic metrics so they can analyze what’s going wrong (and right), and use that information to improve their website’s performance.That’s the purpose of analytics.Yet most people stare at their Google Analytics dashboards and think, “Well, I guess that looks good.
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Deepmind, Google’s London-based AI research sibling, has opened a new unit focused on the ethical and societal questions raised by artificial intelligence.The new research unit will aim “to help technologists put ethics into practice, and to help society anticipate and direct the impact of AI so that it works for the benefit of all”, according to the company, which hit headlines in 2016 for building the first machine to beat a world champion at the ancient Asian board game Go.The company is bringing in external advisers from academia and the charitable sector, including Columbia development professor Jeffrey Sachs, Oxford AI professor Nick Bostrom, and climate change campaigner Christiana Figueres to advise the unit.“These Fellows are important not only for the expertise that they bring but for the diversity of thought they represent,” said the unit’s co-leads, Verity Harding and Sean Legassick, in a blogpost announcing its creation.The unit, called DeepMind Ethics and Society, is not the AI Ethics Board that DeepMind was promised when it agreed to be acquired by Google in 2014.That board, which was convened by January 2016, was supposed to oversee all of the company’s AI research, but nothing has been heard of it in the three-and-a-half years since the acquisition.
”We have in recent years experienced strong organic growth online, both within the charter and within the flygbaserad sale.the Acquisition gives us very good conditions forward to continue our development within the chartersegmentet online,” says Pelle Svensson, head of Online at the Ticket.Ticket purchase Charter from the Flightmate selling the movement to streamline its business against price comparisons for air travel.The financial details of the deal are secret.Ticket is the Nordic region's largest privatresebyrå with stores in Sweden and Norway.the Company is also available online in the two countries, as well as Finland, Denmark and Germany.
Are the tiny cracks evident in the current supermarket business model just the beginning of what will become crevasses that will swallow supermarkets, or just annoyances that can be managed?My view is the former, although we are currently a long way from Coles and Woollies being irrelevant to our lives, and as the dominating incumbents, they do have the option of anticipating and leveraging the changes as they evolve.The current supermarket business model was built to leverage scale.That is its strength, the ability to centralise decision making and scale those decisions back through supply chains, and out into the consumers’ pockets.Scale has been the dominating characteristic of successful businesses since Alfred Sloan turned General Motors from a failing minnow into a monolithic hierarchical organisation in the 1920’s and 30’s.The world however has changed.
Otellini, who sat in the chief exec chair from 2005 until his retirement in 2013, died peacefully in his sleep, we're told."We are deeply saddened by Paul’s passing,” CEO Brian Krzanich said.“He was the relentless voice of the customer in a sea of engineers, and he taught us that we only win when we put the customer first."An Intel lifer and San Francisco native, Otellini joined Chipzilla in 1974 shortly after getting his MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.He worked his way up the ladder to become Intel's chief operating officer in 2002 and in 2005 took the reins of the company from Craig Barrett.The first CEO of Intel to come from a sales, rather than engineering, background, he was credited with advancing Chipzilla's business side.
Before being named CMO of ESL, the world’s largest esports company, Rodrigo Samwell began his marketing career in the telecommunications industry when mobile marketing first took off.“I started my career in 1999 as a product manager at Telecel, which was a private telecommunications provider in Portugal,” says Samwell.I was lucky to be given SMS (text messaging) as my first product, and was hit by this impressive wave of growth that was the real birth of mobile messaging.”Samwell says his predecessor was involved with the development agreements that first allowed messages to be sent across all mobile operators.From there SMS just grew exponentially.”Samwell moved to Düsseldorf, Germany in 2004 to be part of Vodafone’s first global product marketing team.
The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom's challenge to the US government's seizure of overseas assets held by the founder of the now-defunct streaming site.The court left in place a federal appeals court ruling that the US government could seize $40 million from accounts in Hong Kong and New Zealand as part of a civil forfeiture action.Dotcom is currently fighting extradition to the US, where he faces arrest on a variety of copyright charges and money laundering charges.Dotcom criticized the court's decision, saying it will hurt treaties the US has with other countries and its ability to arrange extraditions.Dotcom, a 43-year-old German national born Kim Schmidt, was arrested in a January 2012 raid on his mansion in New Zealand after the US handed down an indictment on criminal copyright violations and racketeering.Millions of dollars worth of cash, cars, and other possessions belonging to Dotcom were seized during a sensational raid on his estate.
If new rumors are to be believed, we may be hearing a lot more besides the Google Pixel 2 at Google’s big presentation on October 4.According to sources speaking with 9to5Google, the company is planning to announce a “Made for Google” program for certifying third-party accessories.There’s a chance this is just coincidental timing: even if the program is real, it’s possible we may not even hear more about it until after Wednesday's Pixel event.Apple has had a similar program in place since 2005, which it calls “Made for iPhone” (or iPad or iPod, depending on the device), or “MFi” for short.As an example, here’s a list of what we consider the best MFi game controllers for iOS devices.The idea behind such certification programs is that customers will see a label on physical packages and know they’re getting a product the company approves of, and not some shoddy and possibly dangerous knockoff.