Jerry Anderson

Jerry Anderson

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Seriously guys, WTF is going on?I used to get 20-40 enquiries from a single $20 FB ad, and now I'm lucky if I get 3.
UK
First Amendment rights and dancing babiesFacebook is a sex offender-friendly zone – by order of the Supreme Court.The unanimous decision by the justices strikes down a North Carolina law that forbade anyone found guilty of a sex crime from using "commercial social networking websites" such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, using the logic that they allow minors to create and maintain personal web pages.But the court decided [PDF] that ban is excessive given that social media is far more than just a place where young people gather.In one sense, it is remarkable that the issue made its way up to the Supreme Court at all.While the immediate logic of preventing convicted sex offenders from accessing online spaces frequented by children is clear, the size and scope of social networks made it an obvious target for judicial review.
UK
Last week, a 20-second trailer that appeared to tease a new Atari console was uploaded to YouTube.It turns out that the answer is yes.“We’re back in the hardware business,” he said during an interview at E3 2017.That’s a bold statement for a company that hasn’t made gaming hardware since the Atari Jaguar launched 24 years ago.So, what is this new console going to be?He said that the new console is “based on PC technology,” according to GamesBeat, and that it won’t be revealed until Atari decides on a final design.
Sweden
Om du skriver kod bör du göra indrag av olika längd i din kod, i alla fall med de allra flesta programmeringsspråk.Men det är, naturligtvis, något som många programmerare har starka åsikter om.Det finns två framträdande skolor:Indrag genom att trycka på mellanslagstangenten.Man kan tycka att det ska vara fullständigt uppenbart att det är bättre på varje tänkbart sätt att använda tabbtangenten.Hur det nu kan vara möjligt kan man undra, men så är det.
Finland
Euromaiden talousministerit pääsivät torstai-iltana vihdoin sopuun Kreikalle myönnettävästä uudesta 8,5 miljardin euron lainaerästä.Kreikka tarvitsi uutta lainaa selviytyäkseen heinäkuussa maksettaviksi erääntyvistä 7,4 miljardin veloistaan.Nyt myönnettävä lainaerä on osa 86 miljardin euron hätälainaohjelmaa, joka on sovittu toteutettavaksi vuoden 2018 puoliväliin mennessä.Samalla IMF sitoutui osallistumaan Kreikan rahoitukseen, mikäli euroalue saa täydennettyä yksityiskohtia Kreikan velkohelpotussuunnitelmassa.Saksalle tämä oli tärkeä periaatteellinen ratkaisu, sillä se on pitkään vaatinut IMF:n jonkinlaista osallistumista Kreikan auttamiseen, jotta Kreikan velkahelpotuksista voitaisiin edes neuvotella.Vaaleihin valmistautuvalle Angela Merkelille ja talousministeri Wolfgang Schäublelle aihe on ollut sisäpoliittisesti hankala.
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Machine intelligence software provider CognitiveScale announced a fresh $15 million in funding this week, with participation from such notable investors as Microsoft Ventures, Intel Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, USAA, and the Westly Group.Founded out of Austin, Texas in 2013, CognitiveScale builds what it calls “augmented intelligence software” for industries such as health care and finance.Its core products, Engage and Amplify, are designed to help large enterprises interpret big data and user behavior.The software basically pulls together structured and unstructured data — whether first- or third-party — from different parts of an organization and external sources in order to “augment” human decision-making.Financial services group the USAA invested in this round as a strategic move since it is also implementing CognitiveScale across its organization, giving its 12 million members access to predictive, data-driven banking and insurance services.As with many industries, AI is expected to explode in the financial services sector, with some reports anticipating that AI will become the primary way banks communicate with customers within three years.
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This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service.Insurance companies have long based their pricing models and strategies on assumptions about the demographics of their customers.Auto insurers, for example, have traditionally charged higher premiums for parents of teenage drivers based on the assumption that members of this demographic are more likely to get into an accident.But those assumptions are inherently flawed, since they often aren't based on the actual behaviors and characteristics of individual customers.As new IoT technologies increasingly move into the mainstream, insurers are able to collect and analyze data to more accurately price premiums, helping them to protect the assets they insure and enabling more efficient assessment of damages to conserve resources.A new report from BI Intelligence explains how companies in the auto, health, and home insurance markets are using the data produced by IoT solutions to augment their existing policy pricing models and grow their customer bases.
UK
Slack’s meteoric rise hasn’t gone unnoticed as tech giants, most notably Amazon, reportedly circleA number of technology firms, most notably Amazon, are reportedly interested in acquiring workplace communication firm Slack.Bloomberg says Slack have received a number of enquiries about a takeover, which would value Slack at $9 billion (£7bn), although there is nothing concrete at this stage.Slack’s rapid growth has not gone unnoticed in Silicon Valley and the firm now have five million daily users, of which 1.5 million are paying, and launched an enterprise version early this year.Last year, it secured £141 million in fresh funding.The platform is free to use, with businesses able to upgrade to ‘premium’ versions that offer more features and support more users.
UK
Donald Trump's decision to leave the Paris Agreement was, in his words, “a reassertion of America’s sovereignty”.As it now seems that EU officials have begun to bypass the White House entirely on climate issues.In the most recent criticism of Trump's decision, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has rejected the suggestion that the Paris Agreement could be renegotiated.The Paris Agreement took 20 years to negotiate, and Juncker stated that a longer waiting period would be counter-intuitive to the Agreement's goals.We have spent 20 years negotiating.“We will work hard to have a clear message coming out of the G20 summit in July — or at least from 19 [of the countries].”
Finland
Verkkoyhtiö Nokia on julkistanut uusia verkkotuotteitaan ensimmäisessä tiedotustilaisuudessaan Ozo-teknologialla suorana 360 asteen videolähetyksenä.Nokia julkisti uutta kiinteiden ja optisten verkkoteknologiaa, jonka taustalla on Alcatel-Lucentissa kehitettyä uutta pii- ja puolijohdeteknologiaa.Julkistuksen näyttävin ja rohkein temppu oli välittää suora tiedotustilaisuus ympäri maailmaa 360 asteen videolähetyksenä.Osallistujalle tämä näkyy siten, että puhujan lisäksi voi seurata koko tilaa, aivan kuin olisi julkistuksessa läsnä.Nokian toimitusjohtaja Rajeev Suri sanoi, että Nokia etsii jatkuvasti keinoja rikkoa todennäköisyyksiä tai jopa uhmata fysiikan lakeja.Nokian ip-ja optisten verkkojen liiketoimintaryhmän johtaja Basil Alwan sanoi, että Nokia esittelee nyt suuremman suorituskyvyn verkkoteknologiaa datakeskusten, kiinteiden ja matkapuhelinverkkojen ohjelmistopohjaisesti.
Sweden
En grupp bestående av tio personer ska göra svenska statliga myndigheter till bäst världen på använda möjligheterna som följer med den digitala utvecklingen.I en kommentar till Computer Sweden skriver civilminister Ardalan Shekarabis pressekreterare att den offentliga sektorn behöver bli bättre på att anpassa sig till samhällsförändringar.Det läggs redan i dag mycket resurser på att utveckla verksamheterna för att kunna leverera välfärdstjänster.Syftet med gruppen är att verksamhetsutvecklingen ska genomföras på effektivt sätt och att man snabbare ska uppnå önskade resultat av politiska reformer.I det underlag som följer med beslutet lyfter regeringen bland annat fram Ekonomistyrningsverkets, ESV, rapport om myndigheternas kostnadsuppdrag.Ett område där det måste till en skärpning är till exempel förändringsledning.
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Angela Merkel's CDU party, which is preparing for likely re-election in September, wants to make Germany more open to big-data business by relaxing a key element of its data-protection regime.On Tuesday, Der Spiegel reported on a CDU strategy paper that criticizes the principle of data minimization, or Datensparsamkeit.The paper acknowledges there is likely to be resistance to the idea in the famously privacy-keen country, so any shift would require a "trust basis", but changes should nonetheless come in the form of post-election legislative measures.It experienced excessive surveillance by both the Nazi and East German regimes in last century.So, in recent years, much of German industry has been calling for a relaxation of the laws to allow businesses to surf this wave."We have to find a balance between security and privacy and the possibility for new business models."
UK
Sous-vide is getting cheaper, with Anova throwing open pre-orders for its Precision Cooker Nano, a sub-$100 version of its kitchen gadget.Intended to unlock sous-vide cooking for an audience that might blanch at spending three-figures on a niche cooking toy, the $99 Precision Cooker Nano borrows tech from its more expensive siblings.Originally a technique favored by professional chefs – not least because of the price and complexity of the early hardware – it involves cooking foods over extended periods at very precise temperatures.While not a way to get a quick meal on the table, it does allow for precision control over factors like how well cooked a steak is, or mastery over unusual textures that only careful preparation can allow.Its transition to the domestic kitchen was in many ways facilitated by Anova’s first Precision Cooker.Now, a few generations on, the price has slipped below the $100 barrier.
Sweden
if you Use the service We are to read digital newspapers and magazines, you can now rejoice over a new läsfunktion offered in both the IOS and Android app.When you press the yellow icon adapted the reading to smaller screens, text is added in a single column, while the text size is enlarged.in Addition, the user gets the possibility to change the font, font size, line spacing and background color.
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Bryan and Missy Lanning have their hands full with two sons under 4.And as this viral Nest Cam video shows, the kiddos are giving them a run for their money.The Lannings, who run the popular vlog Daily Bumps, shared a video on their YouTube channel and Facebook page showing their toddler, Oliver, helping his little brother, Finely, escape his crib.The baby jailbreak is pretty epic, as 3-year-old Ollie gives 1-year-old Finn a chair and demonstrates how to use it to get out of the crib.Though the classic toddler mischief is hilarious, the video is also pretty heartwarming as it highlights the bond between the two brothers.“You can do it!” Ollie says to Finn before catching him.
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Retailer Amazon's latest efforts to entice the growth of its Prime subscription user base among benefits holders may not bare fruit according to a prominent Wall Street analyst.Earlier this week Amazon announced in the US that it will begin offering discounted rates to some customers on government assistance.Under the initiative, the $99 annual subscription will instead be lowered to $5.99 per month to make it more accessible.Benefits card holders for food stamps or nutrition support programmes will have access to the scheme.CNBC quotes Gordon Haskett analyst Chuck Grom in saying that the lower income offering may not help attract chase less-affluent shoppers as well as Amazon might hope.While the Prime news certainly falls into the 'risk bucket' for the low-end retailers, we see the concerns (and recent negative stock reactions) as a bit overblown."
Sweden
Apple has not talked much about its IoT platform, HomeKit, but has mentioned that it will soon be easier for third-party developers to develop smart home gadgets that are compatible with HomeKit.until now, Apple has demanded that the HomeKit developers have acceded to Apple's licensing program for this, but the requirement will now have to release.Now, it is enough that you are a registered Apple developer to take advantage of HomeKit and its development environment.It should be noted, however, that to a third-party developer to sell the gadgets that they have developed for HomeKit so, however, require a license from Apple for the product to be officially able to be labelled as HomeKit-compatible.
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It's not just gamers who have a choice of fun, good looking mice, Logitech's Doodle budget wireless range keeps it light and has a lot of character, and characters.Logitech has launched the ninth iteration of its Doodle Collection wireless mice, with a fun and character-laden collection of mouse skins to spice up your peripherals.Designed to work on Windows, MacOS, Chrome OS, and Linux, the little mice are ultra portable, have a long wireless range and have a battery life that can last as long as 18 months.As much as gaming mice have a real focus on aesthetics, with fancy lighting and paint jobs, Logitech knows that gamers aren’t the only ones who like fun-looking accessories.To that end, its M317C and M325C wireless mice are now available in a variety of different colors and styles, each featuring a unique ‘doodle,’ often with a character of some sort showcased at its center.There’s Triple Scoop the artistic ice cream cone; Sneakerhead, a trophy-winning sneaker who wears sneakers; Skateburger, who is exactly what you would expect it to be, and Lightbulb, the battery-powered incandescent bulb, among others.
UK
Andy Cunningham, creator, writer and human half of Bodger and Badger has died aged 67, it has been confirmed.The star had been sick with cancer for some time, his sister told PA.Mashed-potato-obsessed Badger and his human friend Bodger were a fixture of British children's TV in the 90s.The show ran for 124 episodes between 1989 and 1999, with Cunningham writing 71 episodes and starring in just about every scene.He also brought back Badger for one of Big Brother's spin off shows to highlight the plight of badgers during the run up to the cull in 2013.Before he came up with the idea of a talking badger with a penchant for creamy potatoes, Cunningham had also been a puppeteer on Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
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I have been recently informed that our old mass email marketing service, mailchimp, no longer allows customers to use their service if they are selling firearms.Do y'all of another service that allows this?Thank you for all your help!
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