Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted and edited by: Tito HamzeFilmed & Graphics by: Joe ZolnoskiI don t know what to wear on Crunch Report It s a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself .If you are a startup and want to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and I ll wear it in an episode.I m not going to mention the company on the shirt in the episode but it will be there.
It looks like Apple has finally picked up one of the last remaining pieces of internet property linked to one of its key service brands: the iPhone and Mac giant has quietly taken over ownership of iCloud.net, TechCrunch has learned.Subsequent to that, the small-time Asian social network that existed at the site has informed its users that it will be shutting down by the end of this month.Contacted for this article, Apple declined to comment.The icloud.net domain — which is now controlled by Apple — was one of the last major iCloud-based web addresses perhaps the last major one?In 2011, just before officially unveiling its own iCloud storage service but after there had been leaks about its imminent arrival , Apple acquired iCloud.com from Swedish software company Xcerion, which had launched its own cloud-based service under that name in 2007.Four years later, Xcerion quietly transferred the rest of its iCloud-related name holdings, covering some 170 domains, to Apple as well.
Social media giant's latest launch attempts to edge out job listing sites Anything you can do, I can do better… Or such is the hope inside the walled-garden for Facebook, which is, yet again, attempting to edge out competition by creating similar functions to its competitors.The social media giant took a direct swipe at LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and other job listing sites, with the launch of a platform for US businesses to post open job listings natively to their pages and in the News Feed.This method of copying other brands' greatest assets is nothing new for Facebook.The social media company has a long-standing tradition of using this tactic to edge out close competition.
New Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt addressed EPA staff and the media Tuesday and in a speech lasting less than fifteen minutes, he spoke mostly about protecting jobs, industry and "the marketplace" and oh yea, the environment, too.In six years he filed more than a dozen lawsuits against the EPA over expansion of the Clean Water Act and regulations on coal-fired power plants.If that track record didn't make it clear what direction Pruitt will take the EPA, reading between the words of his introduction to the career employees who have spent decades working to safeguard our natural environment solidify it in crystal.Pruitt began laying out his vision and principles for running the agency by sharing a story of how the founding fathers once sat down together to work out a compromise that would lead to moving the nation's capitol from New York to the shores of the Potomac.He used the historical anecdote as a metaphor for how he will seek dialogue and compromise to address issues and problem solving related to "our environment and natural resources."To be clear, in this context Pruitt is clearly referring to the industries that extract natural resources like oil and gas to bring them to market.
A 2016 study out of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine surveyed 1,787 U.S. millennials and found that subjects who reported the most frequent use of social media had 2.7 times more likelihood of depression than those who used it less frequently.See if you identify with any of these ways that social media can ruin your self-esteem.It leads to Facebook envy Researchers from Humboldt University and Darmstadt s Technical University conducted two studies on Facebook.The results from the studies were clear.Those three things are terrible for your self-esteem.
Amy Fulford is the Founder and Managing Partner of enlight, a boutique consulting firm working with business founders, multi-generational leaders and owners of family businesses, individual business owners and CEOs of private equity portfolio companies to maximize value creation by integrating strategy, structure and execution.Fulford identifies the most important issues, develops practical solutions and maps out action plans for clients.Fulford honed her skills through roles at The Boston Consulting Group, Alcoa Inc., Procter & Gamble and Huntington Bank.Christopher P. Skroupa: What are the common signs that a company's day-to-day operations are not effectively integrated?He ll go on to list the many ways that the latest opportunities are not feasible because of the current production capabilities, packaging processes, warranty terms, etc.Regardless, this dynamic is a clear indicator that the company s day-to-day operations are not effectively integrated.
4:20, guests pile into the living area for hors d'oeuvres and good company as they light up marijuana pipes and joints."What happens at this bed and breakfast doesn't happen anywhere else," Joel Shneider, owner of Colorado's Bud Breakfast hotel, tellsAfter his children graduated college in 2014, Schneider, a former attorney, came to Colorado with the intention of opening a
Looking to jump into the world of activity tracking?Whatever your reason for wanting to buy one of 2017 s best fitness trackers, read on for my pick of the top 5 on the market right now…The Charge 2 picks up from where 2015 s Charge and Charge HR left off, meaning it features the company s PurePulse heart rate monitoring technology, along with automatic sports tracking.There s also an OLED display – four times large than the one on the original Charge - so you can easily see how you re performing against your daily objectives.Annoyingly, there s still no GPS built into the band – the Fitbit Surge is still the company s only GPS-boasting device.So, if you want accurate run tracking with the Charge 2 – you ll have to piggy-back your smartphone s GPS.
A group of NASA scientists are proposing a new definition of the word planet that would reinstate Pluto s status – and add tens of other bodies including Earth s Moon and moons like Titan.The proposal, led by Alan Stern, the principal investigator of the New Horizons mission to Pluto, claims that the current definition accepted by the International Astronomical Union IAU is too narrow and doesn t jibe with what people understand planets to be.Stern has previously spoken out about the demotion of Pluto, telling Business Insider in 2015 that the move was bull---- .he said, complaining that the new definition came from CalTech astronomer Mike Brown rather than a planetary scientist.The group proposes the following new definition: A planet is a sub-stellar mass body that has never undergone nuclear fusion and that has sufficient self-gravitation to assume a spheroidal shape adequately described by a triaxial ellipsoid regardless of its orbital parameter.
Apps, whether on your phone, tablet or desktop, provide a host of services and abilities to their user.Need an answer to a general-knowledge question?Need to take a mental break, or recharge your batteries?It gives me access to files and information on the go, so I can make decisions quickly and keep everyone moving.I've come to believe strongly in the value of David Allen's "getting things done" approach: It's been a mainstay for how I approach task management for close to a decade now.I find that having Omnifocus on my phone, tablet and computer has been invaluable for getting things out of my mind and into a trusted system, regardless of when, how or why they hit.
Is Apple preparing to update the iPhone SE next month?That s the suggestion of Japan s Macotakara, which expected Apple to refresh the smallest iOS handset with a new options to help the SE in China and India.Apple launched the iPhone SE in March last year.Rather than follow the design cues of the iPhone 6 and 6S family which continues to be seen in the iPhone 7 family , the SE looked back towards the iPhone 5 and 5S design, albeit with the same chip specifications as the iPhone 6S.In effect it was an upgrade of the 5S to the 6S internals while retaining the benefits of the smaller physical size and a four-inch screen, the secure enclave, and TouchID for Apple Pay.What it was missing was 3D Touch, which allows different pressure levels too be detected on the screen.
Chances are that your website is the most effective sales and marketing tool at your disposal.A good website one that converts at an impressive rate , will mean more sales and greater brand recognition.Website design is a critical element of any digital marketing strategy.Factors such as landing pages with the proper conversion funnels, a homepage with good messaging, and strong calls-to-action throughout your site is a must.CRO – a must for your brandConversion rate optimization CRO is the process of making improvements to your website in order to increase the rate at which site visitors take a desired action, such as completing a purchase or filling out a contact form.
Ni66666 Samsung's reputation has taken a battering over the last year.Its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone was a disaster of unprecedented proportions — the premium device wouldn't stop exploding, forcing Samsung to issue a global recall that cost it $5 billion £4 billion in losses and lost ranked seventh; today, it has dropped to 49th.By any measure, the Note 7 has been a catastrophe for Samsung.
Disclosure: I own a small number of Amazon shares.Last month, Walmart announced it was shutting down ShippingPass -- which was an Amazon Prime rival that offered free two-day shipping on eligible products as part of a $50 per year subscription.As a replacement, Walmart said it was going to offer free two-day shipping on more than 2 million eligible items without any membership requirement and its minimum purchase required for free shipping to homes dropped from $50 to $35.And now Amazon is giving consumers less of a reason to purchase from Walmart by dropping the price of its free shipping order minimum from $49 to $35 as discovered by The Verge.You receive free shipping if your order includes at least $35 of eligible items or $25 of books in which case all other eligible items in the order also ship free , says Amazon s updated About Free Shipping website.Amazon s free shipping orders range at about five- to eight-day shipping.
After all, this was a project that was supposed to have perished in development hell more than a decade before.Through its tumultuous development period, Nioh underwent countless iterations, beginning as a tie-in with an unmade Akira Kurosawa movie, and eventually landing on a model that resembled the famed Dark Souls series – mechanically and aesthetically.Both Nioh and Dark Souls are set amid ruin and Gothic despair, and both feature a stranger in a strange land, struggling onwards through a quest for salvation, facing monstrous creatures and demons alike.But whereas Dark Souls takes place in an entirely imagined universe, Nioh for the PlayStation 4 is set in 15th-century Japan, drawing on historical figures including the protagonist William Adams, the first British navigator to reach Japan, and Tokugawa Ieyasu and Ishida Mitsunari, the leaders of two warring factions in the late Sengoku period.Even when the seemingly fictionalised, demonic Yokai are introduced into the game, they still draw heavily from ancient Japanese folklore and history, appearing in a variety of shapes and sizes, while also possessing the ability to transform their appearance to one of beauty or monstrous terror.Both games also aren t afraid to hand out hefty punishments to their protagonists, as death reaches out for the player in many forms, such as eviscerating enemy attacks, treacherous terrain and, in the case of Nioh, even colonies of bats.
When Stefano Boeri imagines the future of urban China he sees green, and lots of it.Office blocks, homes and hotels decked from top to toe in a verdant blaze of shrubbery and plant life; a breath of fresh air for metropolises that are choking on a toxic diet of fumes and dust.Last week, the Italian architect, famed for his tree-clad Bosco Verticale Vertical Forest skyscraper complex in Milan, unveiled plans for a similar project in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing.The structures will reportedly house offices, a 247-room luxury hotel, a museum and even a green architecture school, and are currently under construction, set for completion next year.I think they will start to build at the end of this year.Boeri described his vertical forest concept as the architectural equivalent of a skin graft, a targeted intervention designed to bring new life to a small corner of China s polluted urban sprawl.
Oros Apparel co-founder Michael Markesbery comes across like a prototypical Silicon Valley Millennial start-up CEO.He talks in typical Palo Alto speak, casually throwing around phrases like early stage prototype and value proposition .He s Cincinnati born and raised.And his NASA-inspired performance apparel start-up is a case study in why Ohio is fast becoming the best state in America to launch a start-up.After that trip, Markesbery recalls, I kept thinking to myself that there s got to be a way to cut the layers, cut the bulk, and still stay warm.That fall Markesbery applied for a NASA scholarship where he was introduced to a material called aerogel that had been used to insulate the Mars Rover and the Space Shuttle.
We ve already featured some great guests and have a line up of awesome content and special guests coming up.Our very first guest was Funnelholic author and Topo co-founder Craig Rosenberg.Recent Guests: Jim Keenan; Joanne Black; Aaron Ross; Josiane Feigon, Meagen Eisenberg, and Trish Bertuzzi.We cover a wide range of topics, with a focus on sales development and inside sales priorities heading into and throughout the year.You can also join us anytime on demand through our podcast at Google play, the iTunes Store and every one of our episodes available on demand through the end of time at www.salespipelineradio.com.And that culminated in my forming a company that… Well it followed a brokerage company that I owned, a company that I formed was a software development company for the commercial apartment industry company named Pierce-Eislen.
DevOps was invented as a way to make developers and IT operations work closer together, ensuring that the barrier is removed between developers and those who use the results of their development.Karl Hoods, CIO of the charity Save the Children UK defines it as a way of removing the barriers to deliver code more effectively".Whereas previously, developers and engineers could only evaluate their own work, the DevOps culture means that they can both instantly evaluate the scope of the entire system and assess the impact of those changes, explains Alex Mathews, EMEA technical manager at security software vendor Positive Technologies.The result is seen right away; rather than the traditional development models in which evaluation can take weeks or even months, in which time the developer has already moved on to different tasks and may have forgotten the details of the changes in question, evaluation can days or even hours instead, meaning that organizations are able to react faster to changes within the business and these reactions ultimately benefit the end user of those applications.Page 1 / 5 ContinueThe general consensus is that organizations that are using software – particularly the development of apps - to innovate in their sectors, should be looking at implementing a DevOps culture.
Remember back in the day when a solid content marketing strategy involved little more than a solid blog post, a Twitter account, and some SEO keyword research?Ahh, the good ol days.For the early adopters of content marketing, our current days can feel pretty bleak.Somewhere among the eruption of teams, tools, and channels across the marketing landscape, content marketing became a lot more complicated.This has been especially true for B2B.As prospects are bombarded with options, figuring out how to make an impact is no easy feat.