I've been thinking that in order to remove (as much as possible) the customers feeling that they are being processed through a marketing funnel, should all communications come from the sales team rather than marketing (i.e.My thoughts is that this elevates the sales team and execs as a thoughtleader in their industry but does this harm a marketing professionals career?(because it would result in less content they could point to as their authorship on a CV)If I understand your question correctly you believe that the marketing component of a company should be a stealth entity - sort of like a talented singer performs behind a curtain while an attractive singer lip-syncs on stage.I agree that a prospect should not feel like they are being processed through a marketing machine but the marketer's role is to drive exposure and sales leads for a company, not to improve the brand of the execs or sales team.The term "thought-leader" is one that is given to a person through the contributions they give to the community; if someone receives that designation through someone else's hard work it can lead to consequences that can hurt their reputation.
Dozens of different network extraction and de-embedding methods exist for different measurement environments.Our new white paper discusses one of the model-based approaches that uses position information about structures in the fixture and an indicated impedance/admittance model to extract parameters of that particular structure.Since position information is used, one structure can be de-embedded after another.In a sense, this is peeling away one layer of the fixture at a time which is the source of the name of the method.
Partners kick off ColorComm conference this yearThe presence of a CMO who is also ultra tech savvy—a CMTO—is in brands and agencies as both sides think about changing the customer experience.This week Ogilvy is presenting its insights alongside client Brand USA, the tourism arm of the U.S., at the annual ColorComm conference.Adweek got a brief look into the discussion ahead of time and here’s what you need to know.Clients’ needs are changing ever day, according to Ogilvy worldwide chief communications officer Jen Risi.The agency’s focus on the CMTO role for its clients came after a shift in thinking about digital as it kicked off its “next chapter” restructuring plan, under CEO John Seifert.
china's state council has unveiled a national development plan of the artificial intelligence industry to develop.china's aim is to take the world leadership role of artificial intelligence with respect to the year 2025, the chinese Caixin magazine reported.china's state council is the state government's top executive body, led by prime minister Li Keqiang.according to China of artificial intelligence industry will become one of the national economy of the largest locomotives.the artificial intelligence industry is expected to bring each year more than a thousand billion yuan, or nearly 127 billion return by 2030.the Objective of requiring industry to the more than sevenfold growth in a decade.
New Rochelle, NY, July 25, 2017--Soft-bodied robots offer the possibility for social engagement, and novel tactile human-robot interactions that require careful consideration of the potential for misplaced emotional attachments and personally and socially destructive behavior by users.The ethical challenges related to human-robot interactions and how these should contribute to soft robotics design in the context of social interaction are discussed in a compelling new article in Soft Robotics, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.The article is available free on the Soft Robotics website until August 25, 2017.Thomas Arnold and Matthias Scheutz, Tufts University, Medford, MA coauthored the article entitled "The Tactile Ethics of Soft Robotics: Designing Wisely for Human-Robot Interaction."They examine a broad range of topics, including the ability of soft robots to touch and interact with their environments, the potential risks of humans forming one-directional emotional bonds with robots, and what social robots should be intended to accomplish.To illustrate some of the ethical challenges involved in soft robotics and the possible risks for society, the authors discuss the example of sex robots.
HP on Tuesday added two new All-in-One (AIO) devices to its Pavilion line.The PC maker is pitching the machines as a no-compromise solution for the entire family – fitting considering they’re being announced just in time for the back-to-school season.Powered by Intel’s 7th generation Core processors, the new 24- and 27-inch Pavilion AIOs are 40 percent thinner than the models they replace with a panel thickness of just 8.5mm.Buyers can choose between FHD or QHD edge-to-edge touch displays although notably, only the smaller version is available with the thin bezels.The display offers a tilt range of -5 degrees to +35 degrees and is rated to the equivalent of three adjustments a day for nine years.In other words, the die-cast aluminum and metal stand should be rather durable.
Just steps away from San Francisco’s Ocean Beach is the studio of surfboard shaper Danny Hess.Along with two furniture designers and a signmaker, Hess converted an old gym into a shared space known simply as the Woodshop.That moniker offers a clue as to what sets Hess’ wave-riders apart.He crafts them out of wood, giving each board its own look and feel.His output has a light environmental impact too: The sleds are made largely from locally sourced, reclaimed timber, filled with recycled-content foam, and sealed with bioresins.But Hess didn’t get into this business to save the world.
Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab has raised $2.5bn (£1.9bn) in fresh funds, in what it says is the region's biggest ever round of investment.Didi Chuxing, which effectively ended Uber's ambitions in China, is one of the key backers.Along with Japan's Softbank, Didi will invest up to $2bn.The other $500m will come from new and current investors.Operating in seven countries, Grab is South East Asia's most popular ride-sharing firm.Founded in Malaysia in 2012, it offers private car, motorbike, taxi, and carpooling services and holds 95% market share of "third-party taxi hailing" in the region, operating nearly 3 million daily rides.
Dwayne Johnson, he who styles himself as The Rock of our ages, made a stunning announcement on social media on Sunday.He declared -- both on Twitter and Facebook -- that he's starring in a new movie, entitled "RockXSiri.Apparently, Siri's agent -- not content with his client being the inspiration for the movie "Her" -- has landed her a role in which she actually gets a credit.On Facebook, The Rock declared: "I partnered with Apple to make the BIGGEST, COOLEST, CRAZIEST, DOPEST, MOST OVER THE TOP, FUNNEST (is that even a word?)He uttered more or less the same understatements on Twitter.The latter, it seems (just ask Johnson himself.)
The cast and crew of Fox’s new show set somewhere in the X-Men cinematic/television universe descended upon Comic-Con today with one of the more impressive panels of the week so far and plenty of new information about the series.We’ve known for some time that in the world The Gifted is set in, the X-Men and the evil Brotherhood of Mutants existed at one point, but by the time the series begins they have been mysteriously absent for some time.In the newest trailer for the series, though, rather than trying to turn its mutants into the X-Men for TV, The Gifted is bringing characters like Thunderbird and Blink together to tell a story that speaks to the premise of Marvel’s X-Men comics: a hated minority living in fear of those who don’t understand them.The Gifted premieres October 2 on Fox in the US.A final UK release date has yet to be confirmed.
Want to take part in a national science experiment?Sure you do, and all you need is NASA's free app.Getting a job at NASA is no walk in the park, but contributing to its upcoming science experiment could be just that easy.While we can’t all be astronauts or rocket scientists, we can download NASA’s new GLOBE Observer Eclipse app and record data during the upcoming full solar eclipse.The natural phenomenon, slated to take place on August 21, 2017, is expected to be one of the largest in recent memory, and will actually be the first time Americans will be able to see such an eclipse since 1979.Heralded as the “Great American Total Eclipse,” it’ll be visible to the residents of 14 states — 12 will be in the direct path of the eclipse, while two will catch the edge.
Consider the critical structural elements of an airplane in which actual fatigue is evaluated by removing parts from the aircraft and performing X-ray examinations.Digital Twins have been applied to aircraft for some time, but are now poised to explode in usage thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) and the availability of enormous compute power to do the simulations.I attended a discussion group on the topic of Digital Twins at a conference earlier this year, and I was struck by the interest level among those who didn’t appear to have a compelling need.Gartner predicts billions of things will have Digital Twins in the next few years, in large part thanks to the enormous number of interconnected IoT devices.Whenever the topic of Digital Twins comes up I can’t help but think of the “physical twin” available during the Apollo 13 crisis.This was dramatized in the movie Apollo 13 when the parts “available to the astronauts” were dumped out on a table, with the demand that engineers on the ground find a solution and relay it to the spacecraft before the astronauts ran out of oxygen.
The most frequently brought up topic was probably Project Treble, and with good reason.After all, it’s expected to accelerate the speed of OS updates, something that has been a fundamental problem among Android devices.Full theming is another theme (sorry) that came up a lot throughout this session as well as questions regarding adaptive refresh rates and the future of Android tablets and Android Wear.Project Treble will make it easier, faster and less costly for device maker partners when these devices are updated in the future.For example, Sony and Qualcomm have already contributed dozens of features and hundreds of bug fixes into AOSP so they no longer need to rework these patches with each new release of Android.When do you think we will get the first results from Project Treble?
Apple has released a new version of iOS 10 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, including a number of security patches affecting Safari, Messages, and more.The update, iOS 10.3.3, weighs in at 138.5 MB, and is as always a free download.Apple‘s advice is that iPhone and iPad users should install it as soon as possible.That because, while there are no new features, there are several patches which address security issues discovered in iOS 10.In the Contacts app, for instance, a remote hacker with nefarious intentions could cause software to crash or arbitrary code to be executed, because of a buffer overflow issue in how member was handled.As is increasingly the case in our connected world, some of the potential exploits could be enacted remotely.
Liikenne- ja viestintäministeri Anne Berner (kesk) oikoo uutisointia valmisteilla olevasta tieliikennelaista ja selventää, mikä tieliikenteen sanktioissa jatkossa muuttuisi.Ministeri Berner on oikonut asiaa jo aiemmin ja huomauttaa nyt blogissaan, että asiaa on syytä selventää.Bernerin mukaan poliisi ei jatkossakaan sakota 1 km/h ylinopeudesta, vaikka asiasta on tähän tapaan uutisoitu."Tieliikennelakiin tehtävät muutokset eivät sellaisenaan vaikuta siihen, miten valvova viranomainen lakia soveltaa esimerkiksi ylinopeustapauksissa.Niin poliisihenkilöstön suorittaman valvonnan kuin automaattivalvonnan puuttumiskynnyksen määrittää nyt ja vastaisuudessa toimivaltainen viranomainen itse", Berner kirjoittaa blogissaan.Berner oikoi lakiuutisointia blogissaan jo toukokuussa ja huomautti, että jo nykyisin mikä tahansa ylinopeus on rikesakkolain mukaan rangaistava.
In the next several months, phone-based augmented reality is going to become quite a bit more visible for consumers as tech titans like Apple and Google launch new AR platforms, but startups won’t let the big public companies have all the fun.Blippar has been in the augmented reality field since before Google Glass.“When we just started probably one out of a thousand people knew what augmented reality was,” CTO Omar Tayeb told TechCrunch.At this point, Blippar’s visual recognition tech can identify 5 million entities, including a database of 370,000 public figures.Today, the company is launching “Halos,” a social feature built on facial recognition tech, that will be rolling out in beta to all users on iOS and Android.The feature allows users the ability to scan their face into the app and customize various bubbles around their noggin with some snippets that characterize their current mood, including through some animated emoji, photos, a recent Tweet, a YouTube video or a Spotify song.
Researchers have successfully reversed brain damage in a drowned two-year-old using a low-risk treatment option.The toddler was the victim of a drowning incident in which she suffered cardiac arrest and lost all responsiveness to stimuli.Though resuscitated, the child had suffered notable white and gray matter loss and was described as having ‘deep gray matter injury.’ That has changed substantially, though, thanks to hyperbaric oxygen therapy.The monumental success of this treatment was recently reported by the University of North Dakota School of Medicine’s Dr. Edward Fogarty and LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine’s director of hyperbaric medicine Dr. Paul Harch.The case report reveals that by day 32, MRI scans shows that the two-year-old had suffered both white and gray matter loss with cerebral atrophy; she wasn’t able to walk, talk, or respond to any commands by the time of her hospital discharge on day 48.To start treatment, the toddler was given normobaric oxygen treatments starting on day 56, and that was soon updated to a different type of oxygen treatment.
I know google fixed its voice prompt from other people or ads talking to it when burger king put out its ad.But will Alexa have the same problem?It would be funny if someone went to a public venue, and screamed "Hey Alexa, buy mr t branded toilet paper....
McAfee’s security suite boasts some powerful bonus features, but the core antivirus isn't quite good enough.Founded back in 1987, bought by Intel in 2011, re-floated as an independent business again this year – McAfee has had a complicated life.McAfee has recently decided to simplify its range, retiring the Antivirus, Internet Security and LiveSafe as main channel products to focus on its do-everything security suite, McAfee Total Protection.That includes real-time malware protection, URL filtering, firewall, spam filter, parental controls, a vulnerability scanner, file shredder, disk clean-up tool and more.These aren't the underpowered junk you'll get with some suites, either – the type which are thrown in just to look good.Many of McAfee’s extras have standout features of their own, such as the password manager's support for biometric authentication and face recognition.
Huolet Kiinan talouskasvun hiipumisesta helpottivat tänään, kun maan viranomaiset julkistivat talouskasvulukuja toiselta neljännekseltä.Kiinan talous kasvoi huhti-kesäkuussa 6,9 prosenttia viime vuodesta eli samassa tahdissa kuin ensimmäisellä neljänneksellä.Uutistoimisto Bloombergin keräämä konsensus oli 6,8 prosenttia.Suuremman yllätyksen viritti maan teollisuustuotanto, joka kasvoi kesäkuussa 7,6 prosenttia vuodentakaisesta.Analyytikot odottivat kasvun pysyneen toukokuun tasolla 6,5 prosentissa.Hyviä lukuja saatiin myös kaupan puolelta.