Larry Wilson

Larry Wilson

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In addition to our Sunday App of the Week feature, we also summarize some of our favorite B2B sales & marketing posts from around the Web each week.We’ll miss a ton of great stuff, so if you found something you think is worth sharing please add it to the comments below.In the meantime, here are some B2B Reads we love:3 Important Takeaways from The State of Account-Based Marketing ReportA useful look into how B2B companies are practically approaching ABM.Thanks for your insights, Ari Soffer.
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Amazon has partnered with US based online food ordering company Olo to expand its restaurant portfolio.The partnership will see Amazon Restaurant list Olo's clients on its food delivery section, including Chipotle, Denny's, Shake Shack and Wingstop.Noah Glass, founder & CEO of Olo said: “We’re thrilled to work with Amazon to provide Olo’s base of restaurant customers with a new delivery sales channel that drives increased visibility."“Amazon’s obsession with providing great customer and restaurant experience supports the evolving expectations and behaviors of today’s consumer.We’re excited to connect more of Olo’s restaurant brands with Amazon Restaurants.”Amazon recently snapped up Whole Foods in a deal estimated at $13.7bn.
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This week, Robert ponders the nature of risk.Google kills its “first click free” setting for all pay walls, and Rolling Stone gets put up for sale.Our rants and raves include the fall of bundled television and the Ohio Lottery; then we close the show with an example of the week from Fearless Girl.(00:01): An advertising blast from the past: “Risk: Win the game and you win the world.”(00:13): Robert muses on this week’s theme: What’s the real risk involved?(10:13): Special offer for Content Marketing World video on demand – You may have missed the show, but don’t miss out on all the insights.
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People who buy those cars may have a basic understanding of how the technologies work, but most tend to focus on the benefits that come with an investment in the technology, notably spending less on gas while also helping to save the environment.A 2016 study by Hubspot Research, for example, found that nearly 90 percent of consumers around the globe are either interested in AI tools or are willing to try them.It’s no wonder than companies are quick to pitch their AI capabilities at trade shows and in their marketing materials and sales pitches.But rather than question how companies are pitching their AI capabilities, I’d rather outline and address some of the core questions and concerns about what to look for in AI products and services popping up across the consumer marketplace.As I noted above, not all forms of AI are the same.A machine-learning system such as IBM’s Watson, for example, utilizes the information it has available to answer questions and make decisions, based on probabilities and such.
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Facebook is testing to integrate the WhatsApp button on its app.According to a report by The Next Web, users have spotted a shortcut WhatsApp button in the main Facebook app on Android which opens the messaging platform without the need to leave the Facebook app.The news comes after Facebook began trials of an intriguing new group video chat app in Denmark which the social network has christened as ‘Bonfire’ and enables people to ‘instantly start video chatting with friends’.Facebook which snapped up WhatsApp for a cool $19bn back in 2014, recently gave the first clear indication about how it intends to monetize WhatsApp, with the launch of a verified business accounts program.WhatsApp too is testing a feature which will delete messages sent erroneously to an individual or in a group chat within five minutes.
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He was just seven-and-a-half when he died some 49,000 years ago, an otherwise healthy Neanderthal boy whose cause of death remains a mystery.An analysis of his well-preserved skeleton is providing new insights into how these extinct humans developed and matured, revealing an extended period of growth in certain aspects compared to modern humans.Yet overall, the new study shows that Neanderthals and modern human growth patterns share striking similarity—a finding that improves our understanding of human evolution and biology.Recently, archaeologists uncovered a single family group of Neanderthals consisting of seven adults and six children (including an infant).“But this is the first juvenile partial skeleton with both braincase, jaws, teeth, limbs and vertebral column all represented in one specimen of this crucial developmental age.”The first step was to determine the chronological age of death by performing a dental analysis.
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Singapore unicorn Sea, formerly Garena, has announced that on Friday it filed for an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Credit Suisse are the bookrunners for the IPO.The number of shares and their price range have not yet been determined, says the announcement.Today it has three brands – Garena, Shopee, and AirPay – with a presence in seven markets across Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Singapore.It rebranded itself Sea from Garena on its eighth birthday on May 8 this year, after a funding round of US$550 million from Hillhouse, Cathay Financial, Farallon, GDP Ventures, and other investors.The funding was aimed at expanding Shopee in Indonesia, where it competes with Lazada and Tokopedia which are both backed by Chinese giant Alibaba.
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After stacking 26 televisions up against each other in a dizzying series of side-by-side comparisons over the course of three months, we have determined that the LG C7 OLED TV is the best TV you can buy in 2017.We’ve also got some illuminating comments on what LG did to make its 2017 OLED TVs significantly better than its 2016 models.It’s hard not to gasp when removing the protective foam from the top of the television, as a profile thinner than an iPhone is revealed.Even when you know the TV is going to be thin, something about seeing it and touching it really hammers home the wonders of engineering that made the LG C7 OLED TV possible.The brushed metallic stand LG designed for the C7 is simple, classy, and most importantly, it’s narrow enough that the TV can fit on any TV stand 24 inches or wider, making it an option for those with smaller entertainment centers.Just attach it to the back of the television and secure with four Philips-head screws.
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If our review didn’t convince you that the cameras in the latest iPhones are something special, perhaps DxOMark’s lab-heavy evaluation process will do the trick.The camera testing site unequivocally states that the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have the best smartphone cameras it’s ever tested — though they aren’t without their flaws.Where the cameras stand out is in the everyday situations where you just want to get the shot, and don’t want to have to worry about using “low light mode” or watch helplessly as the camera struggles to focus properly on your puppy’s gambols.On these occasions, the iPhones excel, offering accurate autofocus, extremely good detail in most lighting situations, and superior performance in the faux-bokeh category everyone is so hot on these days.The zoom in the Plus is also best-in-class, though in smartphones that still remains a bit like a dog walking on its hind legs — it’s amazing that it works at all.It beat out its nearest competitors, the excellent Pixel and HTC U11, which topped the charts until today in most categories.
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An absent-minded security staffer just accidentally leaked Adobe's private PGP key onto the internet.The disclosure was spotted by security researcher Juho Nurminen – who found the key ion the Photoshop giant's Product Security Incident Response Team blog.That contact page should have only included the public PGP key.Adobe has not returned a request for comment on the matter, possibly because it has slightly more pressing concerns at the moment.Namely, key rotation and internal public-private key education.It has also torn down its private key from the security blog.
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Mark Zuckerberg has gotten so rich that he can fund his philanthropic foundation and retain voting control without Facebook having to issue a proposed non-voting class of stock that faced shareholder resistance.Today Facebook announced that it’s withdrawn its plan to issue Class C no-vote stock and has resolved the shareholder lawsuit seeking to block the corporate governance overhaul.Instead, Zuckerberg says that because Facebook has become so valuable, he can sell a smaller allotment of his stake in the company to deliver plenty of capital to his Chan Zuckerberg Initiative foundation that aims to help eradicate disease and deliver personalized education to all children.“Over the past year and a half, Facebook’s business has performed well and the value of our stock has grown to the point that I can fully fund our philanthropy and retain voting control of Facebook for 20 years or more,” Zuckerberg writes.Facebook’s share price has increased roughly 45 percent, from $117 to $170, since the Class C stock plan was announced, with Facebook now valued at $495 billion.“We are gratified that Facebook and Mr. Zuckerberg have agreed not to proceed with the reclassification we were challenging,” writes Lee Rudy, the partner at Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check LLP that was representing the plaintiffs in the lawsuit seeking to block the no-vote share creation.
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Netflix is facing a trademark dispute with the family of Pablo Escobar, the subject of its popular series Narcos.Escobar’s brother Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria is seeking a billion-dollar payment from Netflix over its alleged intellectual property violations.In return, and based on a legal letter that recently leaked, it seems Netflix’s own lawyers are threatening to slap the Escobar family with its own lawsuit.The legal letter was acquired by The Hollywood Reporter, which claims it was written by lawyers working for Narcos Production LLC, the company behind both the Narcos: Cartel Wars video game and the Netflix series itself.Per that leaked letter, Escobar Inc, which is owned by Gaviria, filed use-based applications for the Cartel Wars and Narcos trademarks with the USPTO in August of last year.The letter reportedly claims that Escobar’s claims of the trademark usage were ‘fraudulent,’ including things like claims that its had an online computer network for game services since 1986.
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The Elephone S8 is one of the latest tri-bezel-less devices to hit the market, but some of you may have noticed it costs slightly more than what the competition offers, albeit still much less than Xiaomi’s MIX 2.Elephone say that people are still willing to spend a bit more to get their handset and they explained why; let’s hear them out.The Elephone S8 is the first tri-bezel-less smartphone to feature a large 6.0-inch display and 2K resolution, with a 92.4% screen-to-body ratio; it also sports a deca-core processor.Elephone decided to produce a more premium device and thus used higher quality materials instead of cheaping out.This probably makes the device more stable and more durable on the long run, but does add production costs and final price.The Elephone S8 is equipped with 3D curved Lumia material on the back with a thin sheet of glass over it.
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Beneath one's iridescent surface lies a tough and resilient structure made of intricately arranged tiles of calcium carbonate organized by a crew of proteins that guide its formation and repair.Researchers at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) reported the role of two such proteins, the first two-protein study of its kind, that regulate the processes leading up to the formation of pearl.Detached cells fall into the inner tissue where they multiply and form an enclosed sac-like structure to seal off the injured remnants.This cavity is then filled with matrix proteins followed by mineral.The mineral consists of two calcium carbonate components: an inner prismatic layer known as calcite and an outermost layer known as aragonite or the lustrous layer.Both layers are chemically similar to the oyster shell itself.
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Azdome – one of China’s largest dashcam manufacturers – officially unveiled a new camera coming with an Ambarella chipset pretty recently – the Azdome DAB211.Azdome thinks the DAB211 is one of the most cost-effective dashcam on the market and decided to show us what it comes with in the package; let’s learn more about it.Let’s begin with some of the cameras’ best features.We go from 1440p video shooting, a built-in GPS, ADAS technology and HDR support to the hidden design, night vision, an 150 ultra wide angle and more.So, under the spec side the DAB211 is really well equipped.Now, since you can’t use a car dashcam without its accessories, the company released a video where we can check them out:
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“With the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and conversational user interfaces, we are increasingly likely to interact with a bot (and not know it) than ever before,” explained Heather Pemberton Levy of Gartner.Big consumer brands have been quick to adopt bot technology as a way to interact and convert more customers via in-app chats.Branded AI chatbots currently making customer connectionsBranded chatbots are all over every messaging platform, and you may have a few bots you already frequent regularly.The layers of neural networking allow them to store customer information and key data needed to offer timely support and suggestions.“Powered by Uber’s API, Messenger now enables its millions of users to sign up for Uber with one tap and request a ride, all without having to leave Messenger or downloading the Uber app,” Uber announced in a press release.
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Last night, after Trump announced that he would be imposing new sanctions on North Korea, Kim Jong-un called the president a “deranged US dotard” that he promised to “tame … with fire.” The burn sounded like Eminem had gotten his hands on a copy of McGuffey's Reader, and it immediately enflamed the internet to find out more about what might just be the new covfefe.The Twitter reaction followed a predictable cycle: “LoL ‘dotard,’” —> “Oh snap, that’s a real word!” —> “LoL, but ‘dotard’ tho.” Searches for the term hit peak interest literally overnight (the region that looked up the term the most was, unsurprisingly, Washington, DC).Other outlets pointed out that it was a word favored by Shakespeare and J.R.R.(Before we go any further, here’s what you came here for: A dotard is an old person, someone who has become weak or senile.)Meanwhile, other folks, many of them seemingly Trump supporters, took up the hashtag DotardTrump to make the argument that laughing at Kim Jong-un’s comments was tantamount to backing a North Korean leader threatening nuclear war.The most valuable thing to come out of this, though, is that it’s actually become a teachable moment—not necessarily for diplomacy, but for vocabulary.
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Friday is the best day for shopping, because people are in the relaxed mood and already switched to the weekend mode.So it’s a perfect day to check out some gadgets out on the internet and maybe something can catch your eye and attention, especially with some discount coupons slapped on it.So for starters how about FullHD Car DVR camera with night vision mode ?Packing 2.4-inch display, wide angle 140 degree view lens and FullHD resolution it could be an ideal companion for your ride.And with a coupon CSTDVR available for just $8.29.Or maybe you don’t need a camera for your car, but would rather prefer a IP Camera Baby Monitor one.
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Convertible 2-in-1 tablets are ideal tool for all the people torn between the easy media consuption benefits of the touchscreen devices and the productivity of keyboard enabled latops.So why not enjoy the best of both worlds at once ?One of the products with a similar design is a Jumper EZpad 6 and this tablet is now discounted to just €149.95 on the Lightinthebox website.Jumper EZpad 6 is sporting already pretty big 11.6-inch IPS touch-enabled display with FullHD resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels, older Cherry Trail Intel Atom X5-8350, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal eMMC memory.Of course it’s fully equipped for all the connectivity demands with Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, microHDMI port and 3.5mm audio jack.Running on pre-installed Windows 10 as the system and packing fairly large 7000 battery means solid basis even for some work purpose.
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Sometimes it's wiser to focus on the future than to push out a few extra cars in the present.That appears to be Infiniti's plan, as it discontinues two models for the 2018 model year.Infiniti will discontinue both the QX50 and the QX60 Hybrid for the 2018 model year, Motor Authority reports, citing a conversation with Infiniti spokeswoman Paige Presley.While both vehicles will be on temporary hiatus, it appears it's for two separate reasons.In the case of the QX50, Infiniti will instead focus its efforts on the 2019 QX50, an all-new SUV that's slated to debut at an auto show in the near future.It will bear some resemblance to the QX50 concept shown earlier this year, and there's a good chance it will also carry the VC-Turbo engine, which is capable of changing its compression ratio on the fly to improve either performance or fuel economy, depending on how the car is being driven.
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