Letha Byrd

Letha Byrd

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Through it all, they’re constantly pitching their solution to a variety of audiences.When it comes time to scale, startups often look to forge relationships with longstanding institutions –commonly through accelerator programs.These programs also allow organizations like mine to explore big ideas and help shape the future of our evolving customer needs.As the head of the Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator program, I have the opportunity to review pitches from hundreds of startups from around the world, all looking to stand out in an ultra-competitive space.Most of the pitches I attend are small, face-to-face meetings with plenty of room for interaction and questions — a typical format for many VCs and accelerators.While there is no magic recipe for success, there are some tips that entrepreneurs should consider.
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On-ear headphones have long struggled to compete with the chuck-in-your pocket ease of their in-ear counterparts.Collapsible hinge designs have helped make them a little more compact, but that’s all just a bit predictable for the designers at Luzli.Its Roller MK01 cans sit on a headband made up of 13 spring-loaded aluminium links, which allow the headphones to roll up to pocket size, then hold their shape when unfurled.Each pair is handmade in Switzerland, which seems fitting since they take their cues from high-end Swiss watches in their finish and design.Their equally high-end $3000 price tag.
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The U.K.’s data protection watchdog has finally shared the results of its lengthy investigation into DeepMind’s original deal with the NHS.According to the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust failed to comply with the Data Protection Law with its deal with Google’s DeepMind.The Trust originally agreed to share 1.6 million patients’ medical records with DeepMind to work on an alert system for acute kidney injuries.The Trust will have to change how it works with DeepMind in order to comply with the law.This deal has caused a ton of controversy.TechCrunch’s Natasha Lomas has covered the fallback extensively.
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The first one, from 1924, allows that any “small cylindrical smooth-walled vessel having an imperforate bottom and side wall” would work.After freezing, the patent suggests a dunk in lukewarm water, followed by a slight turn of the handle, and "substantial tensile force" to free a popsicle from its tube.The tubes are worth the trouble, because their polished interior gives a popsicle its own smooth finish, "enhancing the beauty of the confection" when atmospheric moisture condenses on it.Glass is obviously too fragile for industrial operations, and popsicles with shards would be wildly unpopular.Between WWI and WWII, chemists were busy discovering and commercializing all kinds of new plastics, and with their polymer structure, they all got fun acronyms starting with capital P’s: PVC, PE, PET, PS.Worst of all for industrial confection production, heat conductance in plastics is abysmal.
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After all this time, the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote is still the best-selling streaming media device on Amazon.In fact, believe it or not, it’s the best-selling device in the entire electronics department.There are hundreds of thousands of gadgets and gizmos on Amazon, and the Fire TV Stick outsells them all.Because it’s super affordable, insanely convenient, beyond easy to use, and it works with thousands upon thousands of different apps, games, and services.With a 4.6-star rating from more than 75,000 customer reviews, the Fire TV Stick may be the most universally loved product on Amazon.Here are some highlights from the product page:
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As the search world evolves, so must your technical SEO audits.Columnist Aleyda Solis discusses some new items to add to your audits in order to stay current.
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Just like the enterprise security features unveiled earlier this week, these device management improvements are coming as part of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is slated to arrive later this year (likely in September).Windows AutoPilot, a collection of technologies designed to simplify the setting up of new PCs, is the biggest chunk of the news.The goal is to let employees take a new device and configure it for “productive use” in “just a few clicks.” That means no more images to create and maintain, no infrastructure to manage, and no need for IT support.Additionally, the Microsoft Store for Business will also soon provide Windows AutoPilot capabilities so that organizations can enroll existing devices.The Windows AutoPilot Deployment Program will meanwhile take things to the next level by letting Microsoft (when selling Surface devices), OEMs, distributors, and resellers to link new devices to an organization.The devices can also be joined to Azure Active Directory, enrolled in Intune mobile device management (MDM) services, upgraded to Windows 10 Enterprise, and have settings applied and business apps (including Office 365 ProPlus) installed.
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The summer months are slow for many ecommerce merchants.Thus good managers need to focus on a deeper set of affiliate marketing KPIs to show progress and success.Eliminate the following from your focus.If coupon sites receive lower than default commissions, content affiliates might not be interested in joining based on lower EPC rates.Managers that want to drive up the EPC could easily pay higher commissions to every model.Programs do not need 500 new affiliates per month.
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Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive.Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for free for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up while you have the chance.Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App Store.These apps normally cost money and this sale lasts for a limited time only.If you go to the App Store and it says the app costs money, that means the deal has expired and you will be charged.Looking to empathize with others in a new way?
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Yhdysvaltain korkein oikeus ilmoitti maanantaina, että se ottaa käsittelyynsä presidentti Donald Trumpin määräyksen, joka koskee eräiden muslimienemmistöisten maiden kansalaisten maahantulokieltoa USA:han.Trump julkaisi alkuvuonna asetuksen, joka rajoittaisi maahantuloa kuudesta maasta.Vetoomustuomioistuimet kuitenkin estivät määräyksen voimaantulon.Myös presidentin hallinnon tekemä uudistettu lievennetty asetus pysähtyi alempiin oikeusasteisiin.Kiellon piirissä ovat Iranin, Libyan, Somalian, Sudanin, Syyrian ja Jemenin kansalaiset.Nyt korkein oikeus on ilmoittanut tutkivansa asetuksen lainmukaisuuden.
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Samsung wants to make it even more effortless to ditch your old smartphone and switch to one of its new Galaxy handsets.To this end, the company is rolling out a redesign to its Smart Switch website.The transfer app enables users to freely move content from their old phone to any recent Galaxy device.What is particularly handy about the Smart Switch technology is that it supports transfers from any phone and operating system.Among other things, the service makes it possible to seamlessly transfer your custom setup to your new Galaxy device and move precious content like photos, videos and contacts.Smart Switch is currently compatible with Android, iOS, Windows Mobile as well BlackBerry handsets.
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Over the last 48 hours it has been confirmed a cyberattack aimed at accessing MPs' emails took place against the UK Parliament on Friday night.In response, the government was forced to stop MPs from accessing their emails remotely on Saturday as a precautionary measure.Speaking to Bloomberg, a House of Commons representative, who requested to remain anonymous, admitted the government had prevented members of Parliament accessing email accounts from remote locations in an effort to stop the attack from spreading.“We have discovered unauthorised attempts to access accounts of parliamentary networks users and are investigating," said the representative, who also confirmed the government is now investigating the attack with the assistance of the National Cyber Security Centre.This attack comes just days after The Times reported thousands of credentials of UK MPs, police officers, and foreign office officials had been stolen and shared by Russian hackers.Education Secretary Justine Greening, and Greg Clark, the Business Secretary, were among the most high profile of the victims, both having email addresses and passwords stolen.
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Is it actually a worthwhile investment or a massive money drain?There are virtually no limits to what you can and can’t do in a content-marketing campaign; all that really matters is that you provide something valuable your followers and fans can consume.In fact, some services like Spotify are making money on just how much people hate ads; their premium tier is ad-free.And no matter how much you target your ads, you’re still essentially taking pot shots in the dark.Content marketing lets you really target your message and get the right people engaged from the get-go.This is particularly true when you create evergreen content, as people will continue to visit a particular blog post long after it’s first published.
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What does the company do you work at?"Mapillary collects street photos (street views) from individuals, cities and businesses, and with the help of image analysis and AI, we linked the images to the 3D views and picking out the map data.the Images, and map data can be used to show up places, improve the maps, plan the cities and to work out systems of self-driven cars".What business leaders inspire you?Even if you create a successful business model, it does not need to mean that you succeeded in building a long-term, sustainable company where people enjoy working".What is the most important lesson you wished you'd known before you started on the Mapillary?
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It’s disgusting that these magnificent two-ton creatures can be reduced to something so rank and vile.And all so that their ground-up horns can be hawked as a bogus cure for everything from hangovers to cancer in China and Vietnam, or offered like cocaine at swanky dinners.‘It’s crucial for the survival of the species.’All is not yet lost, as I am discovering during three days of rare access to a side of South Africa’s largest and oldest national park seldom seen by the 1.7 million tourists who visit it each year: to the bloody and brutal war on poaching being waged far from its lodges and campsites.We had come not to admire the view, however, but to inspect a curious contraption perched on the cliff edge: a piece of pioneering technology that could finally give Kruger’s rangers the upper hand in their battle against the poachers who have turned this sanctuary into a slaughterhouse.Twelve feet tall, triangular and wrapped in camouflage netting, the solar-powered apparatus supports a powerful camera and infrared laser crowned by a radar transmitter.
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Samsung has begun rolling out the Bixby voice assistant to Galaxy S8 and S8+ for users in the US who have signed up for its early preview programme.Last week Samsung announced it would allow users to test Bixby's voice-based commands through a preview test.If you are among those who have enrolled for the programme, you should receive the update within the next few days, reports Android Authority.Just ensure that all your Samsung apps are updated to the latest version in the Galaxy Apps Store.Except the voice function, which allows users to command the phone to perform a task, other features of Bixby such as Vision, Home and Reminder were present when the new Galaxy smartphones were made available to the global market in late April.The rollout was further delayed to June, as an internal test suggested that Bixby was struggling to understand English syntax and grammar.
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Football addicts vill med appen Forza Football bli världens främsta bevakare av fotbollsresultat.I dagsläget har bolaget ungefär 1,7 miljoner användare per dag och 3 miljoner användare i månaden.Under 2016 omsatte bolaget 31 miljoner kronor, det är en ökning med 14 procent från året innan.Intäkterna har inte ökat riktigt lika mycket som kostnaderna men jag har fått direktiv från styrelsen att investera allt vi har för att expandera produkten”, säger Patrik Arnesson.Antalet anställda i bolaget gick under året från 22 till 31 personer.Men enligt Patrik Arnesson har inte investerarna börjat efterfråga någon avkastning på sina investeringar.
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net sales increased during the first five months faster than anticipated.the first Five months, net sales grew 13.2% year-on-year.Full-year revenue growth customer information expected this year "5 - 10% of the upper limit of the magnitude class", when previously, customer information was waiting for this year for the long-term objectives of 5 to 10 percent growth."Faster growth mainly due to new services with good growth in both volume growth", the company says.the Company expects adjusted euro-denominated operating profit to grow by the year 2016, but more slowly than revenue.customer information Group publishes half-yearly report 3. August 2017.
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Tech investor Eric Hippeau: 'This is not a good for them'shook up the retail world by purchasing Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.The development got people talking about what the future of commerce holds, and whether or not Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft would dominate for years to come.He is a former publisher of PC Magazine and CEO of The Huffington Post while also serving on boards over the years for BuzzFeed, Yahoo and Starwood Hotels.More recently, he co-founded content distributor NowThis.Additionally, as an investor, he’s helped grow notable ecommerce brands like Warby Parker, Birchbox, Everlane, Venmo and Casper.
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the Finnish business trip times a year on average two business trips, and stay on average one night at a time.This is evident from the FCM Travel solution's international customer research and data analysis.business travelers of half men and half women.”the Biggest group, more than half of the 35-50 -year age group and one in three is over fifty years old.Young, less than three vitosten business travellers generation Y grow up and change strongly in travel time,” says FCM Travel Solutions ' country director Anne-Marjut Väänänen release.International travel 72% of the sitting of business travel in economy class, i.e. the people in the language of economy class, while 22% travel to business class.
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