No stranger to introducing new products, Amazon has added something different from its regular selection of goods: digital subscriptions.Subscribe with Amazon is the newest addition to the retail giant's ever-expanding repertoire, offering a way for subscription-supported services to let customers check out directly through Amazon's website.According to a press release, Subscribe with Amazon will improve visibility by offering a service its own listing on the Amazon site, as well as easy-to-use APIs for conveniently managing a page and offering simple payment plans of the introductory, monthly, and annual variety.What does that mean for customers?For the regular Amazon shopper, the process for picking up a few months of Consumer Reports or premium Dropbox service is virtually the same as adding anything else to your Amazon cart.Integration with Amazon also means you can manage multiple subscriptions just by checking one site — a boon to those who prefer not having their personal and credit card information spread out over a dozen different online locations.
getting Fired at some stage in one's career is not in any way exceptional.getting Fired is worth, however, trying to turn to their own benefit, and this Forbes offers seven tips.the dismissal is permission to grieve, and the first few days after you fired me is worthwhile to use just for this.My field should always be aware of the termination of the conditions attached, and whether in my own company what kind of opportunities to negotiate a termination package.Itself is not worth itself to terminate, if this option is offered, unless there will be no employment office waiting for a comprehensive severance package in store.Take those advantages, who can get you
Kitty Hawk, the mysterious flying-car startup backed by Alphabet CEO Larry Page, has finally launched, and it says its first vehicle will be available by the end of this year.Kitty Hawk President Sebastian Thrun, who helped create Google's self-driving-car project, on Monday tweeted a link to Kitty Hawk's website forThe website shows a prototype Kitty Hawk
Oppo R11 is one of the upcoming models of the Chinese company and so far all the rumors about it where scarce, not worth mentioning.However today a new set of real photos of the device leaked and show more than we could hope for.Buy Oppo phones and accessories at shop.gizchina.com!The images have been grabbed from a TV commercial set in China, starring the young pop singer and Actor, Wang Junkai.Junkai and Oppo have a long standing cooperation during the days of Oppo R9, with the Chinese superstar being one of the celebrities who had publicly endorsed the smartphone.Join GizChina on TelegramNow we can him holding the purported Oppo R11 in his hands during the break of the commercial.The device looks really slim, packs a dual camera on its back side, located at the top left corner of the device, arranged in a horizontal plane, with a LED flash next to it.
Snoring is an unfortunate affliction.Not only does it keep your sleeping partners awake, it also affects the quality of your own sleep.However, among the vast array of sleep tracking apps and wearables that tell you how long and how well you slept, there aren’t many solutions geared at tackling snoring.Sleep Cycle alarm clock, the popular iOS app, has announced a new update that includes a snore tracker.It works by listening for your snores and then offering insight into how it might be affecting your sleep.The app makers say: “Maybe you snore.
Editor’s note: This originally appeared in our weekly newsletter.Sign up here to get our updates straight to your inbox.After streams of negative publicity and protests from drivers, on April 17, Yidao Yongche’s (易到用车) CEO publicly admitted they were in the midst of a cash crunch.What was surprising was how he explained it: He claimed that LeEco, the company’s controlling shareholder, diverted an RMB 1.3 billion fund originally earmarked for the company so they could service their own debts.While LeEco and other representatives of Yidao have denied the veracity of the claim, the founding members, including the CEO, have publicly resigned.This yet another nail in the coffin for LeEco.Not only have they delayed payment to US employees, but TechNode has also heard from Chinese employees that their pay has been delayed as well.And the list goes on:LeEco’s ride-hailing app loses chief after clashLeEco in talks to sell $420 mln Beijing real estateLeEco Shares Suspended Ahead of RestructuringStruggling Tech Giant LeEco Loses Global Corporate Finance HeadIt is difficult to say how this saga will end, but what is clear is that they lost focus and expanded much faster than their company or business could handle.
Facebook has a ton of features for its advertising platform, including precise targeting (via seemingly endless user data points) and automated assistance, all of which help to make advertising on on the platform increasingly efficient and effective - and arguably, unrivaled.Next time you go into Facebook to build your next ad campaign, give some consideration to the following ten commonly overlooked Facebook ad feature and how you could use them to boost your efforts.Instagram launches in 2010, experiences exponential growth, and then is bought by Facebook in 2012.Facebook subsequently began allowing Instagram advertising through its own Power Editor and Ads Manager, and has now rolled out advertising in Instagram Stories.As such, the combination of first mover advantage and Facebook’s targeting capabilities on the channel make advertising on Instagram very appealing for brands.Some of these behaviors include travel habits, purchase behavior, and digital activities, getting down to the granularity of whether a person is about to move or have a significant upcoming life event.
Researchers have developed a new type of clothes dryer which instead of using heat, clothes dryer traditionally uses, uses vibration in order to dry clothing and other textiles.Ultrasonic Dryer do with the help of transducers of electricity to the high-frequency vibrations that shake the clothes dry writes Business Insider.According to the researchers behind the Ultrasonic Dryer to dry clothes, more than twice as quickly as a traditional dryer.Apart from that, it should be up to five times more energy efficient than a conventional dryer and also produce less lint from the clothes being dried.currently exist Ultrasonic Dryer only as a prototype and it will take several years before it will actually go to buy.What then could possibly be cost you, there are no data on the.
This year's flagship phone gets a sexy new design and Bixby, a house-made digital assistant.
You can diss the guy all you like, but Kanye West is arguably a terrific marketer.It seems like a week doesn’t go by without the rapper getting involved in some debate or dispute.His profuse cursing, Twitter rants, backstage tantrums and stage crashing snafus are the kinds of things that would normally end a professional career, but instead have become West's personal brand.In fact, he wants to innovate the industry and kill CDs -- and all his digital outbursts may be just the strategy to do it.As immersive technologies designer Fabien Soudiere has said: “Controversial content online gets the most views; it’s just a fact.”Creating a viral stir with controversial content marketing
Tesla Inc.’s “gigafactory” has a big new neighbor: Google.Google last week bought land stretching across 1,210 acres at a private industrial park east of Reno, Nev., for $29.1 million, according to people familiar with the deal and documents filed late Friday in Storey County, Nev.The Alphabet Inc. unit aims eventually to build a data center at the 107,000-acre Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, according to these people....
Four years ago, Taiwan PC vendor Acer began to do what everyone else was doing and build a cloud services businesses complementary to its hardware.The trouble was, it was late, and the company admits it still hasn’t made much money out of the move.But that will start changing this year, insists Maverick Shih, Acer’s cloud unit president and the 43-year old son of the company’s founder, Stan Shih.Shih certainly comes with the technical and business background to effect that.Acer now competes in Asia with the likes of Amazon.com, Microsoft, Alibaba, Salesforce.com and SAP – companies that market research firm IDC ranks as the region’s favourite cloud service providers in that order.He later launched his own company, MAVs Lab, consistent with the English-language name he gave himself as a symbol of being what he calls “different.”
Nintendo has announced that it will cease production of the 30-game NES Classic Edition plug-and-play system by the end of the month, even though retailers have been unable to keep the system on store shelves for pretty much the entirety of its six-month run on the market so far.We understand that it has been difficult for many consumers to find a system, and for that we apologize.We have paid close attention to consumer feedback, and we greatly appreciate the incredible level of consumer interest and support for this product.The representative added that the NES Classic "wasn’t intended to be an ongoing, long-term product.Those after-market prices have come down a bit since then, but the console still routinely sells for over $100 on the auction site.Amid those post-launch shortages, Nintendo said "the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system is a hot item, and we are working hard to keep up with consumer demand.
While debate rages as to whether Facebook can, and will, beat Snapchat at its own game, in reality, it may have already done so, at least in several significant ways.Today, Facebook-owned Instagram has reported that there are now 200 million people using their Snapchat-inspired Instagram Stories feature every day, up from 150 million daily actives back in January.You can see the impact of Instagram Stories on Snapchat’s growth in this chart – see that last evening out of the line at the far right, where the trajectory starts to flatten?The latest figures show that users don’t care so much whether Instagram copied Snapchat, what they care about is functionality, and with a lot more people using Instagram Stories – along with the addition of virtually identical functions to those available on Snap Inc.’s flagship app – Instagram’s offering may now be a better option.Which, as underlined by several experts, is also particularly relevant for brands in considering where they should be spending their ad dollars.Adding to this, Instagram has also released some new features which further up the parity with Snapchat.
Here are a couple of embarrassing facts about myself:I’m talking about Why Content Marketing Fails, by Moz founder Rand Fishkin.It tackles the biggest content marketing mistakes with the help of clip art and some pretty bad fonts.(Also a bunch of pictures of Rand looking like a railroad baron.)There are two slides that I love in particular because they explain the biggest misconception in content marketing: that content is just another direct-response marketing tactic.If you’re hoping that your content is going to directly lead to sales on a consistent basis, you’re going to be sorely disappointed.
If you can’t imagine ever being away from your smartphone, the idea of going running or hiking without your favorite music probably sounds impossible.However, simply letting the cable on your earbuds or headphones dangle freely while on the move is a recipe for a headache — or even a damaged phone.There’s a dizzying number of armbands on the market to hold your smartphone, many of which feature an array of pockets, pouches, mounts, and other gizmos.If you’re looking for a simple and affordable solution, this Trianium Armtrek Pro smartphone armband deal delivers at just $10 on Amazon.More: Snap up the discontinued Polaroid Cube 1080p action camera for $58 on AmazonThe Armtrek Pro phone armband is resistant to water and moisture, and while you’re probably not going to take your smartphone swimming, you still want protection against sweat or rain when you’re outdoors.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. wants to make its brick-and-mortar stores a stronger asset as it battles with Amazon.com Inc. online.The Bentonville, Ark., retailer plans next week to offer discounts on some online orders when customers opt for in-store pickup instead of home delivery, a pricing structure it says passes on the shipping costs it saves.The discounts will be available on items that are only sold online, initially about 10,000...
Bext360 has raised $1.2 million in funding to transform the global coffee supply chain.The Denver, Colo.-based company will use blockchain, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things to improve the flow of coffee and bring greater prosperity and equity to coffee farmers.Bext360 is coming out of stealth with its first product, as well as its “bext-to-brew” platform.SKS Venture Partners led the funding round.Coffee is the second largest traded commodity in the world and has become a $100 billion market worldwide.But a recent study by researchers at Harvard University found that the coffee-trading market isn’t fair.Farming communities in developing countries must accept low prices and delayed payments for their harvested goods.Millennials and other coffee connoisseurs, however, are demanding a fundamental shift in coffee collection and supply chain transparency.Bext360 uses blockchain technology from Stellar.org to bring transparency to the coffee supply chain, allowing the product to be traced from bean to brew and ensuring that fair-trade payments are made.Bext360’s first product is similar to Coinstar, but for coffee.Using machine learning and artificial intelligence, the machine will evaluate the coffee cherries and beans and then divide them into grades based on quality.
Google pay systematically lower wages to women than men.It is a routine examination which the american ministry of labour, implemented, writes the british newspaper the Guardian."We have found systematic differences to the disadvantage of women, almost for the entire workforce," said Janette Wipper, regional manager at the ministry of labourthe Statement was made in a court in San Francisco when the department sued Google to get them to disclose more information about the remuneration of their employees.Read also: Google could lose billions on annonsbojkottenGoogle denies the charges and dismisses the requirement from the authority.
Chinese electronics giant LeEco will not acquire U.S.-based TV maker Vizio as announced, the two companies said today.The deal has been hitting roadblocks according to recent reports, and now it’s officially ended as a result of “regulatory headwinds,” according to LeEco.The companies are quick to note that this isn’t the end of the relationship between the two.There’s a new agreement in place that will see the two “explore” continued partnership around content, leveraging LeEco’s network of available content via Vizio’s connected app ecosystem and distribution platform.LeEco had originally planned to acquire Vizio for around $2 billion, first announced last summer.Even after a report revealed privacy issues around Vizio’s data collection practices, and a resulting FTC charge, the deal was said to be still in progress as of February.