James Lamb

James Lamb

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Chinese startup Tantan, which is probably most comparable to Tinder, has raised $70 million in new capital as it looks to monetize its business for the first time and explore overseas expansion options.Of those active users, 75 percent are second-day return active.Impressively, it claims a 6:4 male/female ratio which is far higher than most dating apps thanks to a marketing focus on female users.The funding — the startup’s Series D — was led by video social network YY and Genesis Capital, with participation from SAIF China and Zhongwei Capital.That’s particularly notable because YY is one of China’s more prominent live-streaming services, and already we have seen social networks like Momo (a fellow dating app) and microblogging service Weibo move into live-streaming with much financial success.While it is preparing to make money for the first time, Tantan isn’t planning a move into live-streaming at this point, however.
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Sony Interactive Entertainment hasn’t released a Gran Turismo on the PlayStation 4 since the system launched in 2013.Instead, developer Polyphony Digital is still working to bring Gran Turismo Sport to the company’s latest home console.We got our hands on the racer at the influential Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow in Los Angeles last week, and it looks stunning on a PS4 Pro in 4K.But Sony also had it running on a PSVR at its pre-E3 showcase event, and that version is looking less impressive.While racing games like Gran Turismo Sport and Forza Motorsport 7 are reaching new levels of photorealism thanks to 4K resolutions and high-dynamic range (HDR) contrast ratios on state-of-the-art displays (and upgraded hardware like Xbox One X), VR doesn’t look nearly as beautiful.So when I got into Gran Turismo Sport in VR, I experienced a blurry, unrefined mess — visually speaking.
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Run or Die, a retro endless runner that was originally launched on PC, has now made its way to Android.Your mission is to make your way through a hazardous city environment and avoid a bunch of obstacles in the process.You can choose between three different characters and get five differing abilities with the help of the R.O.D.The game features a day and night cycle, over 170 handcrafted maps, and quite a few different modes.These include a Training Mode that allows you to prepare for the run, Challenge Mode, and Endless Mode.Daily Runs are also available, where players from all over the world run through the exact same city layout and compete for the highest score.
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If you're like me, mail is hell.Because it's slow, a pain, and expensive, everyone just does email.A lot of your promos go straight to spam.Just wanted to share that I've found a gem of a company that allows you to do mail from your computer.Just a couple clicks and I sent a postcard to my dad for $2.If you want to do a bulk mailer, you can upload your own list of addresses if you have it.
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Sökjätten Google – och dess moderbolag Alphabet Inc – har de finansiella musklerna för att utmana på i stort sett vilken front som helst.Självkörande bilar och internetuppkoppling från himmelen är några av de mer visionära projekten.I dag släpper Google en mer vardagsnära, men potentiellt lukrativ tjänst: ”Google for jobs”.Genom samarbeten med aktörer som Linked In, Monster, Facebook och Glassdoor ska sökjätten hjälpa sina användare i jakten på sitt nästa jobb.”I dag tar vi nästa steg i initiativet ’Google for jobs’ genom att ge enkelheten och kraften i sökmotorn till jobbsökare”, skriver Google i ett blogginlägg på tisdagen.Bolagets samarbeten ska göra att en stor mängd jobbannonser blir sök- och filtrerbara via Googles sökmotor.
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YouTube and Google.org will match up to $500,000 of donationsWorld Refugee Day Tuesday by teaming up with the to showcase refugees’ personal stories via videos produced by members of the YouTube Creators for Changefrom Eh Bee Family, Tyler OakleyFrancis Maxwell of The Young Turks and Greg and Mitch from ASAPScience—traveled to Jordan, Serbia, Uganda, Greece and two cities in the U.S. in recent weeks to meet refugees and film their personal stories.All of the videos (embedded below) are available here, and each video includes a donation card that enables users to contribute funds to the IRC.In addition, YouTube and Google.org will match up to $500,000 of donations.Danielle Tiedt said in a release announcing the initiative:
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Ted Livingston, CEO of messaging app Kik, spoke on stage at TechCrunch’s event in Shenzhen, China on Tuesday.Moderator Jon Russell asked him about why the company is doing an initial coin offering (ICO), a newly popularized method of fundraising.It’s”a way to raise funding” and “a way to get money into the company,” he said about the ICO.“What’s exciting about cryptocurrency is for us it’s been very hard to monetize in the western world.”The ICO is resulting in what they’re calling “Kin,” a bitcoin-like currency.He said that the introduction of Kin payments into the community will “turn Kik into an economy” for its “millions and millions of monthly active users.”
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It seems like just yesterday we were watching Rosie putter around on The Jetsons, wondering if there might ever really come a day when robots do our bidding.Well, we still have a bit of a wait before household robots have the type of AI needed to be as entertaining as Rosie, but there are already a whole bunch of robots out there that will do our bidding.In this post you’ll find five different options for awesome robots that help around the house.They might not quite have the kind of smarts that Rosie had, but they’ll definitely make your life easier.iRobot Roomba 650 Robotic Vacuum CleaneriAdapt Navigation uses a full suite of sensors to navigate and adapt to your changing home
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CANNES, France—180LA’s brilliant idea to turn Boost Mobile stories in low-income areas into places where people could vote fended off competition from McCann’s Fearless Girl and other campaigns to win the Grand Prix in the Promo & Activation Lions at Cannes tonight.Millions of lower-income and minority voters wait in long lines to cast their ballots.Boost Mobile stores are located in these communities, which inspired 180LA’s idea.The campaign resulted in 23 percent higher voter turnout in Boost precincts during the 2016 election.captions settings, opens captions settings dialogThis is a modal window.
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It means you’re staking your claim in the digital world and letting the online masses know you exist, however you can’t just set-and-forget your digital marketing.In this post, we’ll go over four ways to manage your online reputation, and keep your customers and potential customers coming back time and again, while strengthening your online credibility.You want customers to be able to find you – not an imposter or competitor – when they type in your domain name or email address.This goes back to building a trustworthy brand, and when your social media handles match, it boosts your online reputation.This doesn’t mean you need to post 20 times per day, but find a cadence that feels right for your business and your bandwidth, and regularly post so your accounts are fresh and active.Unique and valuable content engages your followers and makes your social profiles (and online presence) seem more human.
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I intend to be quick and short on this one.And if possible will need some suggestions before the end of this week.I don't think the idea of printing a VCard/Business card has ever been earnestly cached by Google as a relevant thread.But I am thinking of printing one soon and would like to know how should it look?I am kind of lost from all angles here.Since a growth hacker might/might not be an expert in one/too many fields, what do you think should be displayed on the Vcard?
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When I think of the old term ‘advertiser funded content’ (AFC), I’m reminded of my time as head of advertising at Vodafone in the early noughties, where – within the £70m brand advertising budget – I ring-fenced £250k for some experimental AFC.Through a specialist production company called New Moon (who went on to create the films which helped London win the summer Olympics bid), we had worked up some pilot footage for a sports and lifestyle TV show, harnessing our sponsorship of Manchester United and The Derby for a series with the working title, ‘Footballers’ lives’.Granada loved it and gave us a juicy 9pm slot over six weeks, and we were good to go with sponsorship credits for our own show.That’s until the ITV scheduler intervened putting it back to after News at 10 and the forecast ratings all went pear shaped.Wind the clock forward just a few years to 2004 with 50% of UK homes enjoying 1Mb broadband, and something called YouTube arrived inviting us to ‘Broadcast Yourself’.The new challenge was how to gain traction and shareability of a story with the focus not on the brand itself, but on some kind of higher brand purpose.
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The Ford Expedition might not be the first vehicle you'd associate with off-roading, but the FX4 package for the 2018 Expedition ensures that, even if you don't take it off-road, you could if you needed to.FX4 is not a trim level, but rather an options package.It comprises an electronic limited-slip differential, off-road-specific shocks, all-terrain tires, seven different skid plates, running boards and special wheels.The tires are thicker to better balance traction and road noise, and the wheels are thicker to better withstand the rigors of driving off the pavement.The skid plates cover the intercoolers, steering system, transmission, transfer case and fuel tank.The differential's 3.73:1 gearing should improve towing, along with its off-road capability.
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After a long wait, Bungie has finally revealed when Destiny 2 will be arriving on PC.When the game was first announced, only the Xbox One and PS4 versions got a release date, with nothing really set in stone for the PC version.All we knew is that it would be arriving later than its console counterparts.Today we’re finding out that it will be launching quite a bit later.Those hoping for a release gap of only a few weeks should prepare themselves for disappointment, as Bungie and Activision have announced a launched date of October 24 for PC.With the launch date for the Xbox One and PS4 versions now set for September 6, the PC version will lag nearly two months behind.
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”the Model makes visible the people themselves, the workplace and the company's management, as well as the superior entity, is the work of people making a contribution in time correctly rated for the task image,” she says.”the basic idea is that also expertise can be used to design and implement a time check tellusti,” he said.in the Model each worker's tasks divided into working modules, with assignment duration is approximately two hours.the Individual tasks can of course take even longer, two hours is the average dimensions.Modules can be placed as needed daily, so the model is not affiliated with traditional agencies at night.”the module model is applicable to all jobs, which is the so-called experts.
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Three Group, the mobile telecommunications arm of Li Ka-shing’s CK Hutchison, and popular gaming systems provider Razer on Thursday jointly unveiled the US company’s first concept store in Hong Kong.The launch of the new Razer store this Saturday follows the formation last month of a global alliance that targets the estimated two billion electronic game players with specific tariff plans, services and devices.“This is a great time for gamers, as support of e-sports in Hong Kong is growing tremendously, especially from the Hong Kong government,” Razer co-founder and chief executive Tan Min-liang said at the launch.The new RazerStore, the company’s sixth worldwide, is located on Cannon Street in the busy Causeway Bay shopping district.Razer’s other shops are in Shanghai, Taipei, Bangkok, Manila and San Francisco in California.Three and Razer plan to increase sponsorship and promotion for e-sports, which are multiple-player video game tournaments where professional gamers compete for hefty cash prizes.
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If he loves two things, a close second-place goes to his Twitter feed.His new office, though, heightens the stakes considerably.On the morning of June 13, Trump blocked the account for VoteVets.org, a group representing over 500,000 veterans, family members, and civilian supporters.Reason for blockage: According to The Hill, early Tuesday morning the veterans group sent out a fundraising blast soliciting donations against Trump's "dangerous agenda."A perhaps more likely catalyst, though, seems to be this series of tweets that VoteVets let off in response to Trump's tweet about the travel ban on the morning of June 13.He simply wrote, "If Ivanka Trump had grown up in farm country, like some of us, she'd know her father is reaping exactly what he sowed."
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These platforms have become essential for brands to know what their customers are saying about their brand—at scale.Automation, while often seen as a dirty word in social media marketing circles, can help.To drive greater levels of engagement, social media marketers should reply at scale with content in response to specific actions.The triggers could be people posting about a certain person, hashtag, photo or topic.And the content could be anything from a behind-the-scenes video, to points, promo codes, contest entries, concert tickets and more.While the merits of this approach are manifold, it’s the use of automation that often creates challenges for social media marketers.
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VKworld will begin to offer the VKworld S3 for pre-order with a focus on multimedia features and a bundle of free gifts.VKworld’s latest smartphone has been designed to bring high-quality multimedia features to customers who are on a strict budget.The VKworld S3 will sell for the astonishingly low price of only $59.99 yet boasts a powerful Philips speaker and Sony rear camera.The rear camera used in the VKworld S3 is a Sony IMX149 which offers stunning photography performance in all lighting conditions.Even low-light photos will turn out well thanks to a dual-LED flash on the rear, and for selfie fans, you’ll be happy to see a front flash has been included too.As users are likely to spend a lot of time handling the S3, VKworld has designed an eye-catching yet comfortable body that uses a metal frame for durability.
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the venture capital firm Atomico, founded by Skype entrepreneur Niklas Zennström, has participated in the lagerbolaget Clutters the latest financing round of $ 70 million, the equivalent of 608 million.At the side of the Atomico was also Google Ventures and existing partner Sequoia with the participants at the kapitalinsamlingen.zennström's small Atomico has already invested together with the legendary venture capital firm Sequoia in the Swedish Mapillary.Read also: So Mapillary train self-driven cars.Clutter, including for previous rounds have taken in a total of 100 million u.s. dollars, plans to use the new capital to do a major expansion over the 2018.It includes, among others, foray into Europe with the help of Atomico, writes Business Insider.
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