Trump has also proposed investment in a "serious missile defense system" based on updating the Navy's class guided missile cruisers' Aegis systems and building more class guided missile destroyers.The ballistic missile defense version of Aegis and the Standard Missile 3 RIM-161 missile it controls are currently only capable of intercepting short and intermediate range ballistic missiles, not intercontinental ballistic missiles; to have a chance at taking down a US-targeted threat from North Korea, for example, they would have to be very close to the launch site and hit it early in its launch the boost phase .
I m sure there were a handful of people that Apple s newest laptops didn t piss off after last year s long-awaited unveiling.I wasn t one of them.For a device that calls itself Pro, the decision to strip away ports, use sixth — not seventh — generation Intel chips, and limit RAM to 16 gigabytes certainly weren t doing any favors to the creative types the company once appealed to.Apple, as Apple does, defended each decision proving unequivocally that it knows best.Battery life was the priority, and a one-size-fits-all approach was, and still might be, the path forward.Offering options for different use cases was simply out of the question.
About me: I am about to graduate uni, am moving to Melbourne, Australia, want to enter the field of marketing.I have the work and holiday visa, so can work for up to a year.1 What are some companies in Melbourne, Australia, that are most likely to sponsor immigrants?What are some companies that have hired foreigners recently?2 Should I target big, well-known companies in order to increase my chances of getting sponsored permanently?Big more $, but small creative agencies can shine my light more easily
If you were a relatively unknown company, you could put out quality content on twitter and it had a very good chance of being retweeted until your website crashed.Unless you have an existing fan base of 1000s, you ll be lucky to get a couple of retweets and some likes.Post a cool article or promo on Facebook, you ll essentially get some of your own customers to simply like it or a random share if you re lucky, but if you want to reach new masses, you re going to have to pay Facebook for that.Create a post on LinkedIn, and you ll maybe get a couple of likes and a few messages asking for employment opportunities.Today, everyone will still tell you content is king .Just as people eventually ignored radio ads, until TV ads came about, then ignored TV ads when you could quickly turn your attention to your phone.
Brixton Road, South London, has breached its annual air pollution limit only five days into the new year.Levels of nitrogen dioxide NO2 on Brixton Road repeatedly breached the EU limit, according to research by King s College London.EU law states that the average hourly level of NO2 must not exceed 200 micrograms per cubic metre more than 18 times a year.KCL, which runs the London Air Quality Monitoring network, found that Brixton road exceeded this annual limit 19 times in the first five days of 2017.KCL said similar pollution problems are found along many of London s main roads, including Oxford Street, Kings Road and the Strand.Last year, the first road to breach the EU s limits on NO2 was Putney High Street, which took eight days.
Social publishing startup Medium.com Inc. is laying off about one-third of its staff, as Chief Executive Ev Williams acknowledged that its advertising-based business model has fallen short of expectations.The company has plans to launch a yet-to-be-announced new business model that will make the company—and its customers—less reliant on digital advertising, Mr. Williams wrote in a blog post calling ad-supported media a broken system.We had started scaling up the teams to sell and support products that were, at best, incremental improvements on the ad-driven publishing model, not the transformative model we were aiming for, wrote Mr. Williams, who co-founded Twitter Inc., itself an advertising-supported microblogging platform.Medium has raised more than $130 million in capital from investors including Andreessen Horowitz and Lerer Hippeau Ventures.When San Francisco-based Medium launched in 2012, it published original content and used its platform to host commercial publishers, earning it the moniker platisher —a combination of platform and publisher.Last year, it sold or spun off its own publishing brands, with the publishing platform the remaining business.
LG has its hands in almost every consumer electronics cookie jar except one: robots.Well, except maybe for the HOM-BOT robot vacuum, which everyone makes these days, and the G5 Friend Rolling Bot, which is practically a hi-tech toy for cats.At CES 2017, however, LG will get serious with robots as it unveils its first team of non-cleaning robots for both private and public use.And, of course, like any smart thing these days, they will be equipped with AI to make them feel more personal and maybe even human.Actually, LG s latest robot set will still include a cleaning robot.Or more precisely a groundskeeper robot.
In fact, one of the top reasons CEOs give for not wanting to invest or participate in social media programs is that they have no proof it returns value.Certainly, plenty of companies have burned money on social media, investing scads of resources without having anything to show for it.In today s market, social media is repeatedly returning value that can easily be measured and tied to business metrics.If you ve been struggling to convince yourself or executive management that social media efforts do, in fact, contribute directly to business results, read on.To test the effectiveness of a social media program with our clients, we generally track the following:By tracking the size of these networks, you can see if your efforts are resulting in increased exposure, which leads to expanded brand awareness.
We manage a large number of Instagram accounts for our clients.As Instagram is becoming a more integral part of our clients' marketing strategies, Our Clients want to interact more and more with their customers via Instagram Direct Messages.As I'm sure you are aware, this can become very time consuming from a phone, particularly when you are managing multiple accounts.Due to this frustration, we've decided to create a solution.Currently in development, our messenger will allow you to manage Instagram DMs from your computer browser based .It will have multi-account support, allowing you to quickly flick between many different accounts.
View photosMoreLeEco's new Le Pro3 phone is on display during a press event in San Francisco, California, U.S. October 19, 2016.By David Stanway and Jess Macy YuSHANGHAI/HONG KONG Reuters - China's cash-strapped LeEco said it is in talks to secure 10 billion yuan $1.4 billion from an unidentified strategic investor, but the announcement was seen as insufficient to dispel concern over the high-tech conglomerate's financial health.Led by tycoon Jia Yueting, LeEco expanded aggressively into electric and driverless cars and smartphones after making its name in video streaming, but last month warned staff it was facing 'a big company disease' after growing too fast and in too many directions left it short of funds.LeEco is still finalizing details of the investment, according to a filing by its Shenzhen-listed unit Leshi Internet Information and Technology .Leshi said it would extend a trading halt on its stock but the halt would not exceed 10 days.
so basically ive been running a couple of ads on fb and ig recently for a clothing brand and getting the hang of it..i understand the basic premise and some intermediate stuff of running these ads..right now im looking to do them betterim just sticking to interest based targeting for now ill do custom/lookalike/retargeting/behaviour etc later and wondering how i can be better at it?currently im just focusing on some more targeted interests putting in 'vogue' or 'miranda kerr' instead of 'fashion' im trying to include more specific things like events or organizations or blogs but many times they dont register in the interest tab..also is making an ig ad worth it or is it better to make an fb ad and run it on ig as well?
There s no question that chief marketing officers are increasingly accountable for proving the value of their efforts and driving ROI.That s why many of our readers tuned into the inside tips and strategies shared by our talented CMO Zone columnists.After all, if you want to stay ahead of the curve, you can t afford to miss what the top senior marketers in our industry are doing right.Some of our most popular columns looked at the latest trends in digital marketing and explained how savvy marketers can evolve to get a leg up on their competitors.Others, like the Q in our new Driving the Modern Marketing Organization series from contributors Nadine Dietz and Erica Seidel, highlighted key figures in organizations that are launching bold campaigns or embracing shifts in their company culture.For more insights and practical advice for marketing professionals, check out our top 10 CMO Zone columns in 2016:
The middle seat — especially in coach — is one of the most dreaded and common scenarios in flying.It's cramped, it's inconvenient, and it's often the only seats available on flights — particularly if you book at the lastFor instance, Delta's cheapest tickets these days fall under its Basic Economy class which only allow passengers to select their seats after checking in — at which point the window and aisle
Waymo, the recently renamed Google self-driving car project, is in talks to collaborate with its second big auto partner.Under the proposed partnership, the companies would test Waymo s sensors, computers and software in Honda s vehicles.Waymo, a unit of Google s parent company Alphabet Inc., has 58 self-driving cars on U.S. roads and is set to add another 100 vans made by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV early next year.A successful partnership between the two companies would fit with Waymo s apparent strategy of joining with smaller auto makers that have limited research budgets.Executives at Honda and Fiat Chrysler have said their companies can t afford to invest as much in self-driving technology as heavyweight competitors such as General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. Waymo should be a one-stop shop for Honda in self-driving technology, Dave Sullivan, an analyst for AutoPacific, said in an email.
The good news though, is that from now on we're going to get a bit more daylight every day.The Winter Solstace lasts 7 hours, 49 minutes, and 41 seconds in the UK, which is nearly 9 hours less than the longest day inIt happens when the Earth's tilt means that the North Pole is the furthest away from the Sun, giving us the least amount of
Boston-based cybersecurity company Cybereason has released a real-time ransomware detection and response program called RansomFree for consumers.The free software for Windows 7 to 10, the company claims, can spot most strains of ransomware before it starts encrypting files, alerting the user to take action.The user can then decide to take action.When ransomware is detected, RansomFree presents the user with a list of any files that may have been encrypted, said Uri Sternfield, senior security researcher.RansomFree relies on the common denominator of all ransomware, no matter their distribution or method of operation — they all need to search for target files on the local drives and encrypt them.By anticipating these common patterns, RansomFree can bait ransomware to expose their intentions and accurately detect them before they are able to fully achieve their malicious goal.
Tomorrow morning Periscope will play host to a live interview between Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and notorious CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden.According to a Twitter spokesperson the interview will feature questions submitted by the social networks users, and asked by the head honcho himself.As for why Dorsey is doing the interview, your guess is as good as mine.Dorsey isn t a journalist, but he s not exactly a stranger to interview situations.This time, however, he s sitting in the opposite chair.Dorsey, you may remember, threw his weight behind a campaign meant to free Snowden back in September.
Client has requested an e-book be developed as a guide for coaches, it's about a 40 page printed book at the moment.I'm looking for examples, ideas for e-books or similar as I don't think they totally know what they're asking for.I'll provide the content in printable format if they'd like that.But something they can easily reference on PC, tablet or phone would be awesome.Will need click to content ability and potentially a search function.Site is built in Wordpress, so plugins could be useful.
There have been several discussions lately around machine intelligence that are started to converge in how they may change competition and regulation in all markets but is likely to become a bigger issue in 2017.The recent letter for Apple to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding policy changes to help promote automated self-driving vehicles stressed not just a level playing field to promote new technology and data sharing but also the impact of automated vehicles on the public good, including their consequences for employment and public spaces.Other issues around consumer product automation in the home with Amazon Echo Alexa and Google Home have raised the bar in interactive systems and questions over the type of privacy and data use issues these may bring.Other issues have been raised over the use by Facebook of algorithms for editing the social media sites for certain political issues or in the case of their entry to the Chinese market and creating a censoring app to comply with regulations.Yet more serious issues have also been raised with UK Government concern over under age use of social media networks and the rise of what is described as sex-texting and its violations.A response has been the use of machine learning again in this case by authorities to track down miss use through image recognition.
As you all know I ve been following Chinese phone and tech for a very long time and believe it or not but I was once a pretty major Meizu fanboy!Fanboy enough to queue up on the day of the Meizu M9 in China to buy their first Android phone!Over the years I ve owned the Meizu MX, MX3, MX4, MX4 Pro, MX5, M1, M1 Note, M2….etc I ve had a lot of Meizu s but I ve also become quite bored of the brand and this isn t the firs time.After the launch of the M9, Meizu created their own Meizu brand design with the MX, and it hasn t really changed all that much since then all the way up to the latest Pro 6 models.Yes, Meizu have gone to metal bodies and they have gone back to physical home buttons, but the design hasn t changed, and worst of all, specification changes have become stagnent.What Meizu really needs to do now is think outside the box just as its fans are doing with renders like this!Chinese tech sites are calling this bezel less Meizu render Kerosene because it is setting the Chinese tech industry alight, they go as far as saying that this new phone could launch soon.This is very doubtful though.The image is clearly fake, and we don t imagine Meizu straying to far from their very bland designs.It s a sad situation for the brand, but it comes down to either innovation or die .