Scott Mayle

Scott Mayle

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“We’re just trying to up our own game,” he said.“Innovation and product should speak for itself.”Amazon already sells mattresses, but not private label.Amazon was not immediately available to comment.Having raised about $240 million in venture capital, Casper is the best funded of a large crop of new online mattress sales companies that have sprung up the past few years.Money has rushed into the sector, as investors view the business model, selling foam mattresses that can compact into a shippable box, as appealing given they offer potential for more profits by bypassing mattress retailers.
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Consumer goods companies are at a crossroads.If they partner with Amazon, their brands are exposed, should it choose to undercut them with its own, cheaper alternatives.Retailers who spoke at the IGD Online and Digital Summit last week said the looming power of Amazon was leading them to consider unorthodox partnerships, extend supermarket relationships into e-commerce and copy Amazon features like easy ordering.Rather than launching an online site to sell cereal, Kellogg’s could create a breakfast partnership with Airbnb, said Oskar Kaszubski, Kellogg’s global vp of e-commerce capability.He explained that the snacks business is grappling internally with the idea that “e-commerce doesn’t have to equal Amazon” as he pushes his team to consider other, less straightforward partnerships.Kaszubski outlined his thought process on how this might work: “We could use Airbnb as a platform to sell [our cereals], given that when people are in a new city they don’t always know where to go for things like cereal, and breakfast could be expensive.
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The greatest outside contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary was a murderer.Where forged art goes to be appreciated: Everything is fake at a museum in Vienna.An interactive map shows how the United States generates electricity.And a musical instrument, a planetarium, a message decoder?I want this book of interactive paper pop-up gadgets.Photo: A dictionary, but not the OED.
China
Oppo isn’t exactly the beloved company it once was, but that doesn’t mean it can’t drum up attention for its devices.If anything, more people look forward to its devices now, especially the F-line of devices.Now, Oppo Malaysia has begun teasing the arrival of said device in the market.The device is equipped with a Snapdragon 660 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and a 4000mAh battery.The main selling points of the device however are its 6-inch Full HD+ 18:9 display and its front and rear camera package.Plates - Save $1 On
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Retro gamers have been clamoring for original Xbox backward capability for years, and now Microsoft is poised to deliver.One of the surprise announcements at the 2017 E3 show was backward compatibility for some original Xbox games, meaning you’d be able to play some classics from Microsoft’s first console on Xbox One.Not many details were made available, but the company has confirmed that the planned feature is still on track for some time later this year.Many Xbox 360 games have been available on Xbox One for a couple of years.Although some reports suggest that backward compatibility is not a big deal for most gamers, Microsoft disputes those findings, saying that “players are highly engaged with backwards compatibility game titles.”In a wide-ranging interview with GameSpot from the Brazil Game Show, Phil Spencer of Xbox seemed enthusiastic about the upcoming feature.
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Tom Wheeler, the former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, implored his successor, Ajit Pai, to say something publicly about President Donald Trump's threats to take NBC and other networks off the air because of their news coverage of the chief executive."With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License?He later follow-up with another tweet: "Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked.In a Friday essay on the Brookings Institution blog, Wheeler echoed a growing chorus of lawmakers, media organizations (PDF), and others calling for Pai and other GOP commissioners to end their two-day silence on the First Amendment issue.The president may decide he can walk away from his oath of office, but the FCC commissioners have also sworn to uphold the Constitution.Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioner Brendan Carr were both appointed by Donald Trump, and Commissioner Mike O’Rielly is a former Republican congressional staffer who prides himself on strict adherence to the law.
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Amazon is apparently getting into athleisure, and it's using the same manufacturer as the market's biggest players, according to a new report in Bloomberg.The online giant has been rumored to be making its own sportswear line for months, as Business Insider reported back in January.The two companies it is reportedly in talks with to make it, however, are both Taiwanese sportswear manufacturers: Makalot Industrial and Eclat Textile.Makalot makes clothes for Gap, Uniqlo, and Kohl's, while Eclat creates apparel for Lululemon, Nike, and Under Armour.The companies have already created small batches of clothing, but no long-term contract has yet been signed, reports Bloomberg.This indicates that Amazon could be serious about its new sportswear endeavor, and it could be gearing up for an entry into the high-performance category.
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A call is now out for Finnish schools to participate in the experiment, which will begin next autumn and focus on improving indoor air quality.The project involves developing innovative personalised applications and services for users by combining personal physiological measurements and sensor data on the quality of indoor and outdoor air.VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd will carry out the Finnish pilot experiment in collaboration with three Finnish businesses: Inspector Sec Ltd, Bigdatapump Ltd and UniqAir Ltd."The participating schools will also get a chance to influence what kinds of future solutions for measuring indoor air quality and making use of the data will be developed in the form of various kinds of digital services, for example", explains Project Manager Kaisa Vehmas from VTT.The pilot experiment will involve collecting information about indoor air quality using different kinds of classroom-based sensors.Teachers will be given wearable devices for collecting personal physiological data.
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It's a question that keeps coming up: Is Facebook a media company, or just a technology platform?It's also one the company has dodged in the past, most recently by COO Sheryl Sandberg in an interview with Axios.Asked by interviewer Mike Allen on Thursday whether Facebook should be regulated as a media company, Sandberg responded: "We're very different than a media company.""We're a new kind of platform," she said, echoing Mark Zuckerberg's words verbatim from a December 2016 talk on Facebook Live."We're a technology company in our heart, we hire engineers, but that doesn't mean we don't have responsibility for what people put on our site," Sandberg added."And we don't write any news articles, so certainly we're different from a media company, but that doesn't mean we don't have responsibility."
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The Norwegian government wants a new tax on the emission of the vehicles.Because it is based on the weight of the car is called the already for Tesla-fee.”It is a jantelagsförslag,” says environmental activist Frederic Hauge.At the present time is the american manufacturer's cars the only ones that are so heavy that they end up in the highest class, 70 000 Norwegian kronor in one-time, writes NRK and other Norwegian media.”There are big heavy cars wear on the roads”, justifying His Andreas D from the progress party's proposal.”The only advantage with them is less emissions.”
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The ongoing feud between President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reached absolutely bizarre, reality-bending levels this week, with Trump responding to reports Tillerson had called him a “moron” by suggesting that they could “compare IQ tests ...I can tell you who is going to win.”This juicy little distraction was apparently irresistible to Mensa, the world’s largest association of people with very high IQs.In an unfortunate interview with the Boston Globe, spokesman Charles Brown said that “We’re happy to offer our test to anybody really who’s interested in joining our society.” Mensa also issued a press release proclaiming, “Mensa IQ Tests Abound in October — Politicians Welcome,” noting that “all brilliance is welcome” and “IQ testing can provide insight on how one’s brain processes information.”Mensa, an organisation which was originally intended as a sort of aristocratic private club for geniuses, requires its members to demonstrate their above-average intelligence by providing qualifying results from one of roughly 200 tests.None of these tests apparently measure your willingness to cater to the whims of a wilting carrot who, despite the numerous pressures of a tanking presidency, seems much more interested in litigating his feuds through the media.
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Before our obsession with social media, taking pictures of ourselves and running through fields catching Pokemon there was only one major concern in our lives: Keeping our Tamagotchi alive.From the moment we woke up to the moment we slept our lives would be ruled by that familiar high-pitched beeping sound that indicated yet another piece of digital poop required attention.Well now all of us have the chance to relive those glory days as the Tamagotchi’s maker Bandai has confirmed that it will be going back on sale in the UK.This is the Tamagotchi 20th Anniversary Edition (yes we feel old too), and while it’s 20% smaller than the original it is still at its core, the same experience we remember and love.it has the same three buttons and the same high-pitched beeping sound (although you can now mute it).The screen is smaller, but all that means is that there’s less poo to clean up and in our books that’s a big win.
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In January, Time, Inc.-owned ad tech firm Viant bought demand side platform (DSP) Adelphic.Adelphic was born as a mobile-focused ad DSP, but it had added desktop, tablet and connected TV by the time of the acquisition.Now, it has added the outer edges of the digital ad ecosystem: digital out-of-home (DOOH).The inventory comes from Clear Channel, which offers mostly digital billboards, and Captivate, which mostly has screens in elevators, bus stops and similar locations.The private marketplace is provided by Rubicon Project.[Read the full article on MarTech Today.]
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Samsung is speculated to make a lot of cash from sales of Apple’s iPhone X.The reason is that Samsung supplies a number of the phone’s components — notably its curved OLED display.It no doubt pains Apple to have to work with its closest smartphone competitor in this way, but seemingly, it is out of reasonable alternatives.Though Samsung is currently dominating the mobile OLED market, it’s yet to commercialize flexible OLED displays.In that sphere, LG has been making moves and has the potential to get ahead, which could be why Apple may be looking to tap LG’s services for a future smartphone product.According to a report from The Bell (via The Investor), Apple will use flexible screens supplied by LG Display for an upcoming folding smartphone.
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Android smartphone makers are clamouring to copy Apple and build face-scanning tech into their device after the unveiling of the high-end iPhone X in September.At least, that's according to a research note from Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-regarded analyst from KGI Securities.He reports that KGI Securities' research has found that for Android handset firms, 3D sensing has "replaced under-display optical fingerprint recognition as the latest key investment theme."Samsung has implemented it in some devices for years (although it can be fooled with a photo).But according to Ming-Chi Kuo's sources, there has been a flurry of interest specifically in 3D sensing — the kind the iPhone X uses — in the month since the high-end, tenth anniversary iPhone was announced.There has been a threefold jump in interest
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Waymo's words couldn't be truer, which is why the company has decided to get the word out and educate the public on the benefits of self-driving cars.Waymo on Monday announced the "Let's Talk Self-Driving" campaign.The campaign will see Waymo teaming up with a number of other organizations, including Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the National Safety Council, the Foundation for Senior Living and the Foundation for Blind Children, to educate the public on the myriad benefits of autonomous vehicles.Just perusing those names should give you a good idea of what to expect.Had too much to drink at the bar?Let the robot car handle the ride home.
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De vill sätta sin egen arbetstid – och vägrar utföra saker som går emot de personliga värderingarna.Arbetslivet har anpassat sig efter millenniegenerationen kravlista.Benämningen är något missvisande, för beroende på vem man frågar kan ”millenniegenerationen” till och med inkludera de som är födda i slutet av 1970-talet.En annan term för gruppen är Generation Y. Ursprungligen sågs 1983 som startåret – och i dag räknas tidigt 2000-tal som ungefärlig slutpunkt.Det stod tidigt klart att gruppen introducerade helt egna attityder och beteenden.Nu har generationens sista eftersläntrare hunnit ut på arbetsmarknaden – och ett antal studier ger oss facit.
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How to Write a Persuasive Sales Page (Even If You Hate Selling) [Infographic]Selling doesn’t have to be ‘sleazy’ — it can be helpful, timely and informative.This infographic shows exactly how to perfect your website’s sales page to be informative, helpful, and not at all creepy to your intended buyers.YouTube Changes Rules Regarding Videos With External LinksYouTube is restricting which accounts are able to add external links at the end of videos.The new requirements are that the user is a member of the YouTube Partner Program and your channel must have 10,000 total public views (or more).
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Phishing sites only stick around in Blighty for 1 hour, they boastThe National Cyber Security Centre responded to 590 "significant attacks" over the last year including WannaCry, MPs' email addresses being targeted due to weak passwords and various threats to other large organisations.The body was created in October last year, bringing together previously separate parts of government, MI5 and GCHQ.Its aim is to support and advise the public and private sectors on how to avoid computer security threats.Over that time the body said it has also managed to reduce the time phishing sites are hosted for in the UK from 27 hours to less than an hour.Other measures introduced include getting government departments to adopt the Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance protocol (DMARC) to combat fake emails by validating whether the communications come from the said organisation.
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Nordea tuo ensi keväänä digitaalisen sijoitusneuvojan asiakkaidensa ulottuville.Nordean liiketoimintajohtaja Riikka Laine-Tolosen mukaan sijoittajat saavat aiempaa enemmän tietoa sijoitustuotteista ja niiden kuluista, kun MiFID2-direktiivi astuu voimaan ensi vuonna."Tuotteiden vertailtavuus helpottuu ja asiakkaat pystyvät tekemään parempia sijoituspäätöksiä.Samalla sijoitusneuvojien osaamisvaatimukset tiukentuvat ja tarve alan yhteiselle sijoitusneuvonnan osaamisstandardille kasvaa", Laine-Tolonen sanoi torstaina.Asiakkaat saavat Nordean mukaan uuden sääntelyn myötä tuottojen lisäksi yksityiskohtaisempaa tietoa sijoitustuotteiden kuluista."Jatkossa käymme asiakkaan kanssa entistä laajemman keskustelun sijoitustuotteesta ja sen kuluista.
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