Letha Byrd

Letha Byrd

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That s because the cloud isn t a single concrete thing so much as a concept that encompasses many technologies.The easiest way to understand this is to think of renting these resources servers, hard drives, networking gear from companies like Dropbox, Google, Amazon and Microsoft that maintain them in their own data centers, instead of owning them.In a way, this is akin to renting an apartment instead of owning your own home.In this case, however, you are renting computer resources instead of a roof over your head — and just like with the apartment you re renting, your landlord is in charge of taking care of maintenance.We bought software and installed it onto the hard drive, and often lived with the old version for years because upgrading was expensive, time-consuming and could cause compatibility issues.Pure cloud companies include Zendesk, Box, Slack, DocuSign, AppDynamics which was acquired by Cisco — and the list goes on and on.
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I'm trying to figure out the market share of an industry in my region.I know that most of the companies in this region are not publicly traded and don't readily give out their financial information.I don't know how to figure out what revenues were for the past five years any tips on this would be greatly appreciated as well , but I believe that one way that I could figure out what pretax income was for the past five years is through federal and state tax records, aggregating these values together from different businesses, and then finding out what that value is 35% of.Does anybody here have experience retrieving federal and state tax information about a company that they are not associated with from federal and state government agencies?I'm in California, I believe that I need to go to the California State Board of equalization/franchise tax board to retrieve the state information and that the IRS would have federal information.Any advice would be appreciated.
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Chinese online search giant Baidu s newly formed venture capital arm, Baidu Ventures, made its first investment on Tuesday as part of the US$27 million Series B fundraising round of 8i, a specialist in augmented reality and virtual reality technologies.According to Baidu, it will also cooperate with United States-based 8i on future product development.Other participants include Verizon Ventures, Hearst Ventures, One Ventures and German businessman Carsten Maschmeyer s Seed & Speed Ventures.That has brought the total funding raised by 8i to US$41 million.Its early investors include Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing s Horizons Ventures, Samsung Venture Investment and San Francisco-based Founders Fund, a venture capital firm backed by PayPal founder and outspoken Donald Trump supporter Peter Thiel.Established in September, Baidu Ventures is focused on early stage investments in the artificial intelligence, AR and VR markets with an initial US$200 million fund.
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It s been almost less than a year since Lenovo introduced the Miix 310 2-in-1 Windows tablet that blew our mind with its affordable price – and value.The Chinese company is expected to launch its successor, Lenovo Miix 320 at Mobile World Congress by the end of the month, and from what we know so far, the changes will be minor.Unlike the other tablet options in Lenovo s portfolio, the Miix 3xxx family doesn t sport a kickstand design like Microsoft s Surface model and uses the good old hinge type connector, like the Asus Transformer model did back in the old days.It s also aimed at affordable markets and users with minimal requirements, thus its price is also quite low.According to today s leaked information, this year s Miix 320 will pack an Intel Atom X5-Z8350 SoC, with 2 or 4GB of RAM, and it will house a 10.1 inch display with 1920 1080 pixels resolution, a USB Type-C port and dual stereo speakers embedded at the front and at the bottom of the device.It may be offer mid-to-low specifications but its price is really great – for a 2-in-1 tablet and it will start at 220$!How does it sound to you?Do you prefer this type of tablets?
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The U.K. is one of the lowest payers for tech talent, despite relying on more than a quarter of foreign workers to fulfill roles in the sector, according to a report into global technology sector salaries.The report from job search marketplace Hired, released Thursday, included insights that 27 per cent of workers joining the U.K. tech sector come from outside the country.As a result of this demand, average salary offers to candidates relocating to London were 28 per cent higher than salary offers to local candidates.In addition, U.K. salary offers were among the lowest worldwide.The average offer to relocating candidates to London was US$95,000.This disparity in salary offers threatens to create a brain drain in the U.K. tech sector unless wage offers begin to rise, warns Mehul Patel, CEO of Hired.
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NEW DELHI AP — In a story Jan. 31 about H-1B visas, The Associated Press reported erroneously that proposed legislation could require more companies to prove that they have tried to hire U.S. workers before hiring foreign workers on H-1B visas.The change would actually force more companies to make a good faith effort to hire U.S. workers before considering foreign workers.A corrected version of the story is below:India IT stocks slip amid worries about stricter H-1B visasThe shares of top Indian IT companies are falling in response to news of proposed U.S. legislation that could make it harder for companies to replace American workers with those from countries like IndiaNEW DELHI AP — The shares of top Indian IT companies sank Tuesday in response to news of proposed U.S. legislation that could make it harder for companies to replace American workers with those from countries like India.
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WASHINGTON Reuters - The FBI appeared to go beyond the scope of existing legal guidance in seeking certain kinds of internet records from Twitter as recently as last year, legal experts said, citing two warrantless surveillance orders the social media company published on Friday.Twitter said its disclosures were the first time the company had been allowed to publicly reveal the secretive orders, which were delivered with gag orders when they were issued in 2015 and 2016.Their publication follows similar disclosures in recent months by other major internet companies, including Alphabet's Google and Yahoo .Each of the two new orders, known as national security letters NSLs , specifically request a type of data known as electronic communication transaction records, which can include some email header data and browsing history, among other information.In doing so, the orders bolster the belief among privacy advocates that the FBI has routinely used NSLs to seek internet records beyond the limitations set down in a 2008 Justice Department legal memo, which concluded such orders should be constrained to phone billing records.An FBI inspector general report from 2014 indicated that it disagreed with the memo's guidance.
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The specifics of managing your finances can be complex, but the basic principles of good financial health are simple.Above all else, put your future money towards saving rather than spending.Personal finance site Wallet Hacks calls this the prime directive of personal finance, because you can learn a lot from Star Trek.In more verbose terms, the site explains the prime directive like this:Avoid committing future funds to spending obligations; commit them to saving obligations.This simple principle governs a ton of financial advice in one boilerplate guideline.
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US regulators are reportedly investigating why it took Yahoo so long to disclose it was hacked.According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, The Securities and Exchange Commission SEC is examining whether the company should have told investors sooner about two huge data breaches.Yahoo has faced pointed questions about exactly when it knew about a 2014 cyber attack it announced in September 2016 that exposed the email credentials of half a billion accounts.Then in December, Yahoo said it had uncovered yet another massive cyber attack, saying data from more than 1 billion user accounts was compromised in August 2013.The SEC issued requests for documents in December, as it probes whether the technology company's disclosures about the cyber attacks complied with civil securities laws, according to the WSJ.In a November 2016 quarterly filing, Yahoo said that it was "cooperating with federal, state and foreign" agencies, including the SEC, that were seeking information and documents about a "security incident and related matters."In the US, securities industry rules require companies to disclose cyber breaches to investors.Although the SEC has long-standing guidance on when publicly traded companies should report hacking incidents, companies that have experienced known breaches often omit those details in regulatory filings, according to a 2012 Reuters investigation.In September 2016, Democratic U.S.Senator Mark Warner asked the SEC to investigate whether Yahoo and its senior executives fulfilled obligations to inform investors and the public about the 2014 hacking attack.The disclosures from Yahoo about both breaches came after the company agreed to sell its main business to Verizon in July, triggering questions about whether the deal would still be viable and, if so, at what price.The deal is expected to close soon, according to The New York Post, and will see what's left of the business renamed as "Altaba."Other agencies looking into the data breach include the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan and "a number of State Attorneys General," Yahoo said in the November filing.
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I got myself into marketing about 2 months ago and ive been loving it ever since.So far ive read Made to Stick and Purple Cow and I just ordered How Brands Grow.I can't stop wanting to learn as much as i can about the industry and start applying it.I'm rambling on quite a bit, but my question to some of the more experienced marketers out there is: what are the differences between good, great, and elite marketers out there if people can even be classified as such?Is there a distinct difference in knowledge, skill set, or point of view from the top 75th, 90th, and 99th percentile of marketers?I know this question sounds a bit weird and maybe im making a mistake in assuming marketing knowledge and skill works on a normal curve, but if it does id like to know your opinions!
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As expected, Xiaomi today announced the Redmi Note 4 in India at their New Delhi event.The Redmi Note 4 is Xiaomi s first India launch in 2017.With the MediaTek issue going on in India, Xiaomi had no choice but to make the Redmi Note 4 Snapdragon-powered.Which is why, they ve gone with the Snapdragon 625.Let s have a look at the full specifications of the Redmi Note 4 for India.Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Snapdragon 625 SpecificationsBelow are the specifications of the Redmi Note 4 Snapdragon version according to manufacturers Xiaomi.5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p displaySnapdragon 625 SoC2GB / 3GB / 4GB RAM16GB / 32GB / 64GB ROM13 mega-pixel f/2.0 rear camera with PDAF5 mega-pixel front cameraFingerprint sensor, rear mounted4100mAh batteryMIUI based on Android 6.0 MarshmallowXiaomi reckon that an MIUI 8 version based on Android 7.0 Nougat will be available soon.It ll be interesting to see how the Snapdragon 625 version stacks up against the MediaTek-powered variant, that we reviewed earlier.Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Price in IndiaThe Snapdragon 625-powered Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is priced fairly aggressively.According to Xiaomi, the Redmi Note 4 will be available for:9,999 INR $146; 2GB RAM 32GB ROM 10,999 INR $161; 3GB RAM 32GB ROM 12,999 INR  $190; 4GB RAM 64GB ROM However you look at it, it does look like super-aggressive pricing.As far as availability is concerned, the Redmi Note 4 will be available via Flipkart and Mi.com starting 23rd January.
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Nokia launched its Nokia 6 smartphone recently, but for the time being only China will be able to buy the phone when it launches later this month.Which has left the rest of the world eager to see what else HMD Global, the company with the Nokia licence, has in-store for the rest of us.Speculation over a higher-end handset, rumoured to be called the Nokia 8, has been at a high in recent weeks, and now HMD has sent out invites to an event at MWC.The invites state that the company will reveal "the next exciting chapter in the Nokia consumer story" at the tech show, which gets underway on February 27 in Barcelona.HMD is holding its own event on February 26, so we haven't got long to wait until we find out just what's going on over at Nokia HQ.Whether the new phone will be available globally remains unclear, but we're fairly hopeful this next instalment will indeed launch in markets outside China.
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With reboots of Charmed and Hey Arnold!in the works, it s clear that the 90s have made a comeback.That s why we ve launched a new sticker pack on the messaging app Viber that s all about the throwback .Whether you want to reminisce with friends, talk about how much you miss The Spice Girls, or just flirt with bae, there s a sticker for everything.Viber is a messaging app of more than 800 million users that allows people to text, call and share photos with their friends around the world for free.Viber users can also follow group conversations, called Public Chats, from their favorite celebrities or publishers, including HuffPost s Entertainment team.
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If for some reason you still haven t played Valve s hit game Portal, I implore you to go to Steam or your favorite console s digital marketplace and download it right away.It really is as good as everyone says.However, if you have played it and the acclaimed sequel before, but wish you re-experience it on your aging but beloved Apple II computer, now you finally can, thanks to computer engineering professor Vince Weaver.Now, before you get your hopes up, this isn t a direct port of the original Portal to 30-plus-year-old hardware.It is, however, a faithful recreation of the modern FPS puzzle game into an 8-bit, 2D sidescroller, made using Applesoft BASIC.Even with these extreme limitations, Weaver has managed to capture the look and mechanics that make Portal easily identified.
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By Masha Borak  It s that time of the year again!It s Chinese New Year!Also known as the Spring Festival, or the Lunar New Year is just round the corner – the time when every single production facility in China shuts down, and the supply chain suddenly breaks.The only thing you get from your Chinese partners is dead silence.Off they go, drinking and dining with their families and friends while watching the loud CCTV broadcast of the Spring Festival Gala for as long as 10 days.Retailers and importers have to plan months in advance to ensure a smooth supply and avoid quality issues that come during the rush to fulfill orders.
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With dozens of smart home products on the CES show floor, who would have guessed a trash can would be what everyone was talking about?GeniCan is a stick-on attachment for your trash can that uses a barcode scanner and voice recognition to help you compile grocery lists based on what you re throwing away.Simply scan an item before tossing it into the trash and GeniCan automagically adds it to an accompanying smartphone app.If the item doesn t have a barcode, or it s unreadable, you ll just hold the item in front of the scanner and wait for the prompt.Once GeniCan asks what you re throwing away, simply tell it, and it ll add that to the list as well.Better still, you don t even have to leave the house to buy these grocery items.
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For the past 2 years, I've thought that digital marketing was the way to go for me.The market is moving in that direction, more opportunities, etc.Recently, it hit me that working on a laptop for 8 hours a day is very draining for my brain.I thrive in workplaces where I am dealing with people face to face, such as hospitality.I find it far more rewarding, and I end up leaving the shift happy.Conversely, workplaces where I am using a computer/laptop/phone for most of the shift moderately lowers my mood and drive dramatically, and it takes me quite some time to bounce back into my happy self.
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Forget about the smart hairbrushes and ridiculously fast electric cars, CES 2017 is about TVs.From Panasonic s first ever OLED set to the latest eye-searingly bright Samsungs, we ve seen plenty of teles to get excited about.Especially if you ve not yet made the jump from old fashioned High Definition to 4K.Unless you ve got pockets as deep as the Grand Canyon, you ll only be able to afford one of them.So without further adieu, here s our ongoing pick of the best TVs of CES 2017.Keep checking back to this page for more new TVs as we see them.
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So what tools can help to increase the efficiency, effectiveness and intelligence of a team?This automation and CRM software is a great tool for lead generation and marketing ROI measurement.Hubspot has everything all in one place, including:Want to know what's in your sales pipeline, or where your leads are coming from?Simply upload your photo, add your caption and hashtags, and schedule it for another date.This scheduling tool works with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google , Pinterest and Instagram.
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Lenovo has announced a new voice-activated speaker to rival the Amazon Echo and Google Home, but is receiving a huge helping hand from the former.The new Smart Assistant comes packing Amazon s Alexa smarts, enabling users to play music, ask questions, listen to the news, order an Uber, control smart home gadgets and access thousands more Skills from Amazon's library.Those snapping up the new Smart Assistant, which starts at $129, can even use the Alexa app to assist with set-up and usage.While the Smart Assistant actually looks a lot like the Echo, albeit a little more refined, it might actually win out over its predecessor, thanks to the inclusion of Harman Kardon audio tech.The premium audio version will cost $180, which is the same price as the Amazon Echo.In terms of other hardware variances over its inspiration, the Smart Assistant has eight far-field microphones around the top ring compared to the Echo s seven.
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