Jonathan Spitzer

Jonathan Spitzer

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Last week, it announced a global partnership with data management platform Lotame, which is providing Tru Optik with more data for non-U.S. markets.And this week it is announcing a collaboration with cross-platform measurement and analytics company comScore.Tru Optik CEO Andre Swanston noted that comScore is one of two big data providers for linear TV ad buyers — the other is Nielsen — that offers the kind of demographics data TV advertisers are most comfortable with.[Read the full article on MarTech Today.]Join the martech community October 2-4 in Boston and tackle digital transformation at the intersection of marketing and IT.MarTech delivers vendor-agnostic insights and marketing, technology and management topics designed to help you succeed.
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In the world of headphones, 1More’s latest in-ear options are making some serious waves — sound waves, that is.We were impressed with the Triple Drivers’ premium feel and crisp sound, and the Quad Drivers’ extra bump of bass and clean details, while both pairs boasted a sleek look to match their sound.In partnership with 1More, four readers will receive a pair of either the Triple Driver or Quad Driver In-Ear Headphones to enjoy all their favorite tunes.Follow the link below to enter!Contest limited to participants in U.S. only.
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Reports are emerging that Facebook is working on a smart speaker to join the rapidly swelling ranks already filling our homes.According to DigiTimes, unnamed sources from "the upstream supply chain" have confirmed that the speaker is going to be released in the first quarter of 2018.Said to be designed by Facebook’s secretive Building 8, the smart speaker will feature a 15-inch touchscreen manufactured by LG.This screen is apparently the thing that will set Facebook’s offering apart, as it's focusing on image display rather than voice recognition functionality.This makes sense for Facebook, with its mostly visual platform both as a social media giant, and its hugely successful chat app Messenger.This means it will be in direct competition with Amazon’s Echo Show.
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I juni dömde EU-kommissionen Google att betala motsvarande 24 miljarder kronor i böter för att ha utnyttjat sin ställning på marknaden.Mer specifikt handlade det om hur Google premierat sin annonslösning Google Shopping och därmed konkurerat ut andra prisjämförelsetjänster.Det är ännu inte klart om Google, med moderbolaget Alphabet, kommer att överklaga domen.Däremot väljer man att redan nu reservera hela bötesbeloppet i kvartalsrapporten.Det innebär att Googles resultat sjönk med 28 procent i kvartalet, det största resultatfallet sedan 2008 enligt Financial Times.Läs mer: EU ger Google rekordböter på 24 miljarder
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If you entered your data into a job search service for any of these 10 affected states, then you'll want to check to see if your social security number was stolen.In today’s always-connected world, it’s impossible to do much business without entering your personal information in one computer system or another.That means that private data, often including social security numbers, is only safe as long as all of those systems remain secure — and even state government systems aren’t always safe.If you’ve been looking for a job via a Kansas Department of Commerce employment service, then you’re suddenly well aware of how it feels to see hackers steal your private data when there’s nothing you can do about it.The news comes via KCUR, which as a member of the Kansas News Service requested and received information on a recent hack of a system operated by America’s Job Link Alliance-TS (AJLA-TS), a division of the Kansas Department of Commerce.The service allows people to post résumés and conduct job searches at sites like Kansasworks.com, and it also manages data for a total of 16 states including Kansas.
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Monthlong coverage takes deep dive into the future of marketingWalker: Damon Casares; Illustration: Carlos MonteiroWith marketing technology shifting into overdrive, brands and agencies not only are struggling to keep apace with the latest audience targeting tools, but also face the challenge of finding the talent to actually manage them.At Adweek, we take our mission to heart, serving you with insights and analysis to make you smarter and help you work faster.Or, more pointedly, do your job better.To that end, there’s a lot of talk these days about CRMs (customer relationship management), DMPs (data management platform), AI (artificial intelligence) and AR (augmented reality), to name a few.
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Episode two opens almost exactly where last year’s pilot left off: a mysterious woman storms Arthur’s apartment to get a super-tech suit that the Tick brought back.When he recovers, he yells “You can’t just shoot a person!” at the woman.As the thugs move toward Arthur, the Tick re-enters through the window, bellowing “Unhand that precious balloon of hope!” Bad Lady (not her actual real name or codename) asks Tick who he is and he tells her “I am the Wild Blue Yonder.” She then zaps the Tick with successive electricity energy attacks, hollering “Why won’t you die?!” Tick yells back, “I don’t wannaaaa!”As the battle rages, Tick says, “Let’s get you somewhere safe, chum!” and picks up Arthur and chucks him out of the window.The spot shows two kids poking a stick at luminescent green ooze and then cuts to the hero Superian explaining “not everything that glows gives you superpowers.” After listing what the ooze could be, Superian disaffectedly says, “You’re probably getting cancer right now.” Meanwhile, Arthur’s trying to steal a cheap plastic poncho from the store and Tick is aghast.
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Your next ride could be a huge, amazing combat robot designed to fight monsters: That’s the message behind this new teaser for Pacific Rim: Uprising, the sequel to Guillermo Del Toro’s 2013 Kaiju movie.The new instalment is set to star Star Wars’ John Boyega, and it’s arriving in theaters next February.This teaser isn’t a straight up trailer – it’s a pseudo recruitment ad for Jaeger Pilots, and it’s heavy on the kind of close-up hardware glamor shots and single word inspirational messages that you get in luxury car ads.I would like very much to be a Jaeger Pilot, but instead I’ll settle for catching this sequel when it comes out.I loved the original, and John Boyega leading the cast for the sequel should only make things even better.
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Activision Blizzard may need to draw up a new logo for the Overwatch League, after it was revealed that Major League Baseball (MLB) might be planning to oppose a trademark application for the ambitious esports endeavour's logo.A blog post from New York law firm Morrison/Lee reveals that MLB was granted a 90-day extension on time to oppose Activision Blizzard's trademark application, a mere day before the initial 30-day window was set to close.While MLB hasn't said exactly why it might challenge the trademark, the likelihood is it'll be over the obvious similarities between its iconic logo and that of the Overwatch League.Activision Blizzard has so far only passed the initial approval process for the trademark.Full approval is granted if no other company opposes it.The application for an extension on the deadline reveals MLB is at least considering this course of action.
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Comment Problems with the way the UK has implemented mobile phone call routing are emerging as an architecture designed for a small volume of calls struggles under the weight of usage.When you call a mobile and get a "number unavailable response" – without the call going to voicemail – it may be a much more deep-rooted problem than just poor coverage.We saw an issue where calling a number on Vodafone from Three always failed, of course it took a while for it to dawn on anyone what was happening.It took some research, but only building a theory as to what was going wrong, and making sustained attempts to talk to Three support in order to get through to someone senior and technical enough to understand the issue got the problem resolved.If you want to join the club you’ve got to pay high rates for access to and maintenance of the APIs.It’s for the big boys and they don’t want the first years playing.
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As part of the ATLAS collaboration, the Freiburg research group led by Prof. Dr. Karl Jakobs and Dr. Christian Weiser has contributed to finding strong evidence that, among other things, the Higgs particle decays into quarks.The researchers analyzed data sets that were recorded in 2015 and 2016 with the ATLAS detector at the world's largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland."The strong evidence that the Higgs particle, as predicted by theory, decays into quarks provides yet another essential piece to the puzzle about this particle," says Weiser, who leads the research activity in Freiburg."The goal now is to prove the decay exists beyond a shadow of a doubt and, based on this knowledge, to measure the Higgs particle's properties more accurately."As a result, measuring the decay is extremely important for the researchers in order to explain the short lifespan of the Higgs particle.The discovery of the Higgs particle through the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the LHC accelerator in CERN in 2012 presented a milestone in physics even as the particle's existence had been predicted nearly 50 years prior to that.
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Four years earlier, the conservative Likud Party had won its first general election, and a new national vote was in the offing.Likud had mismanaged the economy; inflation was already hurting him.Last Monday, Labor members narrowly elected Avi Gabbay, who was not even a member of the Party eight months ago, as their new leader.Labor jumped to a projected twenty-four Knesset seats (out of a hundred and twenty) in opinion polls, surpassing the vaguely centrist Yesh Atid Party of Yair Lapid, where many liberals were parking their votes as long as Labor was run by Gabbay’s predecessor.His acceptance speech seemed to take a page out of Obama’s 2008 playbook: a good-news challenge to skeptics, delivered with liturgical cadences: “To all who doubted the indispensability of Israeli democracy; to all who doubted Labor as alive, kicking, and renewing; to all who believed Israelis had lost their hope for change .It is time for the government to think, he rhymed, of “Dimona, not Amona”—that is, on behalf of the struggling towns in the Negev Desert, not settler outposts in the West Bank.
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I had scripts to do things such as check switchport configurations and upgrade switch code.Network automation now has a major focus with Python as an extremely important tool.This is far more powerful than my earlier-career scripts, and I have some simple examples for PCI compliance, Dynamic DNS ACL updates, and configuration validation.I also want to explain how easy it is, based on the application hosting environment we’ve just released.In addition, I’ll give some examples of how Python is even more powerful when combined with some of the existing IOS infrastructure such as Embedded Event Manager (EEM).There are three main advantages for Python scripts running on the device itself rather than externally.
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Uusiutuvaan energiaan siirtymiseen vaaditaan aiempaa intensiivisempää teknologiaa, sanoo Maailmanpankki.Maailmanpankin selvityksen mukaan siirtyminen puhtaaseen energiaan saattaa olla ympäristöriski, kertoo Financial Times.Maailmanpankin mukaan fossiilisista polttoaineista pois siirtyminen vaatii suuria määriä metalleja ja harvinaisia maametalleja.Harvinaisten maametallien louhinta saattaa luoda ongelmia esimerkiksi energian, veden ja maan käytön suhteen.Selvityksen mukaan teknologiat, joita tarvitaan Pariisin ilmastosopimuksen toteuttamiseen, ovat ”materiaali-intensiivisempiä” kuin nykyisten fossiilisten polttoaineiden käyttö.Jos asiaa ei käsitellä kunnolla, voi muodostua pullonkaula, joka asettuukin meitä vastaan, Riccardo Puliti Maailmanpankista kertoo Financial Timesille.
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There are thousands of photo apps to download in the App Store.There’s been a rise in photo apps that make your photos look crappy, only because the filters are supposed to mimic old-timey photography.Image-obsessed celebrities such as Kim Kardashian have made this style of photo even more popular.While the nostalgic aesthetic is sometimes cool, it’s easier to just go the nofilter route.It has filters that simulate light leaks, reddish hues, and over-saturated colour.To make things feel even more realistic, the app only lets you take 24 photos per day, and you have to wait three entire days until you can “develop” and see the images.
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After a lackluster start with middle-of-the-road Android phones, the Nokia brand could finally be reinvigorated by the Nokia 8, if the rumors about the high-end Android phone are true.The premium Nokia 8 could get everything from dual cameras to Qualcomm's fastest Snapdragon 835 chip (the same one that's in the Samsung Galaxy S8), according to well-known mobile tipster Evan Blass, who also writes for VentureBeat.The phone could launch as early as July 31, Blass suggests.If true, this is just what the Nokia brand -- once a top-two titan of mobile -- needs.After Microsoft sold a company called HMD the rights to use the Nokia mobile name in 2016, the company has released three midrange Nokia Android phones, the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, and a throwback to a simple feature phone, the Nokia 3310.The Nokia 8 could help bring some luster back to the flagging brand.
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Gudak Cam is the name of a new app that turns your Iphone into an old-fashioned camera with a tiny viewfinder.You may take up to 24 pictures per day and then you get to wait three days that the images ”provoked”.some of the photographs will be affected by ”stray light”, so expect that not all of the pictures will be worth waiting for.Gudak has been inspired by the classic Kodak, but according to the task to be the name having been taken from the Korean word Gudagdali which is said to mean ”outdated”.Apple for Gudak Cam is IOS 8 or later.the Price is 10 sek, and as usual, it is the App Store that comes for download.
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There’s a good number of reasons why a company should support Net Neutrality, and a couple why an individual like yourself should, too.Over the past several years, I’ve come to realize that the Internet is not an essential element in day-to-day life, and because of this, it should not be treated like the other basic utilities like electricity or water.Only those who have the most money should be able to afford the best brand webpages on the Internet – just like health care!I can also send letters to my friends and family.The fire department decides whose fires they want to put out, and the police department decides whose lives are worth defending!I see no good reason why Internet providers shouldn’t get the opportunity to decide which data they want to give the widest internet lane to.
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By 2035 all vehicles sold in Europe will be electric, at least that’s the prediction made by the major Dutch bank ING.The report predicts a huge increase in the adoption of electric vehicles, potentially overtaking many country’s own regulations which promise to cut out the sale of petrol and diesel cars.While this is fantastic news for the environment, ING’s report points out that it could potentially have a major impact on the European car industry.According to ING, America and Japan are well ahead of Europe when it comes to electric car technologies including the development of batteries.With companies like Tesla already leading the way, the Dutch bank warns that unless European manufacturers pick up the pace of their R into the technology they could be left behind.It goes on to warn about the potential effects on manufacturing as well.
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Queensland police are urging women who have been sexually assaulted while using Uber to come forward after a second Brisbane driver was charged with rape.A 37-year-old man was due to face Brisbane magistrates court on Friday charged with the rape of a 16-year-old girl in the city’s south on 8 July.Police have disclosed no details of the alleged attack except that it happened in the man’s car and that the victim reported the incident to police the next morning.Last week a 47-year-old driver was charged with raping a young passenger three times.Police say the two incidents are unrelated but they do believe other assaults may have occurred.Detectives have previously said they believe the 47-year-old man may have abused other women collected late at night from central Brisbane in the past two years.
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